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Commercial real estate brokerage firm NAI Miami negotiated a 13,792-square-foot industrial lease for global logistics services company Hankyu Hanshin Express.

►Transwestern secured a new and long-term lease for 50,000 square feet at Miami International Commerce Center with AAR Aircraft Services.

Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami, a 208-room hotel in the 83-story Panorama Tower, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Brickell and downtown Miami’s political and business leaders.

►Visa invested in YellowPepper, a Miami-based financial technology company servicing Latin America, to spur adoption and usage of mobile payments in the region.

Miami-based startup Axela Technologies, a provider of automated solutions for community associations, closed a $1.5 million seed round.

City National Bank received final regulatory approval to acquire Miami-based TotalBank for $528 million.

►Rideshare company Lyft entered an exclusive partnership with the Brightline passenger rail service.

►One Sotheby International Realty signed a seven-figure, three-year deal with the Miami Heat, becoming the team’s real estate partner.

►Macken Companies sold the seven-acre shopping center Palmetto Design Center in Miami Gardens for $11.85 million.

The United Franchise Group was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Presidential “E” Award in the exports category.

►Biscayne Bay Brewing Company plans to open its second location this winter, inside the historical U.S. Post Office and courthouse building in downtown Miami.

Miami-based Tiera Nueva Fine Cocoa sold a majority stake to Tampa’s ProspEquity Partners.

►International Finance Bank is rebranding its image with a new logo and implementing tailored solutions for customers’ needs.

►Telemundo’s Emmy Award-winning morning show “Un Nuevo Dia,” unveiled its new 6,000-square-foot studio at its headquarters in Doral.
►Developer Triple Five won county approval for its American Dream Miami development, a 6.2-million square-foot, $4 billion shopping mall and theme park.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.