Sunrise will soon have its version of a mixed-use urban oasis with the recent launch of the first phase of Metropica, a 65-acre, master-planned community located next to Sawgrass Mills Mall. Last May the city approved developers K Group Holdings" and Trillist Companies" plan for 1,250...

Monroe Gang came to South Florida with the idea of buying a car wash, bagel store or pizza parlor, but ended up building an $18 million-a-year professional recruiting company.That life would take some twists isn't unusual for Gang, whose life reads like a movie script....

SFBW held a CEO Connect with Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, Chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media and Show Management, which produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.The marine industry is a top industry in the Fort Lauderdale area, rivaling tourism by generating nearly 100,000...

The SFBW Apogee Awards were handed out during a gala celebration at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 6.Honorees, guests and sponsors celebrated with a pre-awards event cocktail party with live music on the second floor of the museum, which is part of...

Sweet deal: Hoffman's Chocolate expandsHoffman's Chocolate is known for four stores in Palm Beach County and one in Stuart, but is now making a big push further south."This is a really big year for us, says Jarett Levan President of BBX Capital. "First of all...

What would a South Florida real estate recovery be without the return of the condo hotel? We might never know, because they're back in spectacular style - with The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Residences leading the pack in Broward County.The ocean front property, which is...

Jorge Pérez is making good on his proclamation in SFBW's first cover story that he was ready to launch sales at the former Ireland's Inn property in Fort Lauderdale.Auberge Resorts Collections, known for properties such as Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley and Hotel Jerome in...

As businesses meet the challenge of paying for legal services, many wonder whether they should hire an in-house attorney or an attorney working within a law firm to serve as their general counsel. While the decision is largely a financial one, it's important to make sure...

Some people might think they are wealthy, but law professor Samuel A. Donaldson has a way of setting them straight.The so-called fiscal cliff legislation has changed the world of estate planning with its $5.34 million exclusion before the estate gift tax kicks in.People with $4...

Investors who employ hedge funds may cringe at the resulting tax bills each year, but there is an increasingly popular twist to deal with that.The solution, called Insurance Dedicated Funds and Structures (IDFS), were outlined at a Hedge Fund Association seminar that coincided with the...