Friday, October 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 25 @ 12:00 PM
Beckham Soccer Stadium in ‘Slum’?
The on-going saga to bring a soccer team and stadium to Miami is heating up yet again. A resolution spearheaded by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, outlines a plan for the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) that would include Marlins Park and the surrounding area; using the tax revenue to buy the 10.5 acres just west of the park and include an extension of Metromover from downtown to the proposed site. But, in order to create the CRA, the area must first be deemed as “slum and blighted”. Additionally, David Beckham and company appear to have a new partner in this venture - Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Michael Lewis, Miami Today
Real Estate Struggle
One aspect of the 'American Dream' remains - and that's the dream to own a home. But, in areas throughout much of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, this dream does not seem attainable for middle class home-buyers, even with good credit and financing. In the past three years alone, home prices in the region are up almost 45%, but wages have stayed the same. Adding to this disparity are the cash investors and foreign buyers who have created tremendous competition in the market. Will we see a weakening of this trend?
Alex D. Zylberglait, Marcus & Millichap
Friday, April 4 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 6 @ 12:00 PM
Obamacare Debate Over?
As of the March 31st enrollment deadline, the White House says that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. The enrollment numbers were high in Miami-Dade, which has the greatest number of uninsured residents in the state. But is the debate over repealing Obamacare really over?
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Changing Media Trends
The Pew Research Center's Journalism Project has released its annual report examining the landscape of American journalism. This latest edition shows there has been a surge in news reporting and sharing due to the growing influence of social media and technology. We examine the current trends.
Sam Terilli, University of Miami
South Florida’s Economy
Based on real estate and employment figures, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta suggests South Florida’s economy is recovering quicker than the rest of the southeast United States. Does Miami’s international appeal attribute to these findings?
Manuel Lasaga, Ph.D., StratInfo
Friday, December 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 22 @ 12:00 PM
The 2014 Florida legislative session is set to begin in March—committee meetings are already underway. Our panelists share their thoughts on top legislative priorities, such as healthcare, gaming, sea level rise, and energy issues.
State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, (R) District 116
State Rep. Mark Pafford, (D) District 86
Real Estate Review and Forecast
A recent report by CoreLogic says that Florida has the highest amount of foreclosures in the country. Despite this, foreclosures are still down in comparison to last year. What’s fueling the current market and what can we anticipate in the world of real estate for 2014?
Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting