South Florida Makes Amazon’s Top 20

Amazon has released the Top 20 potential locations to open up their second headquarters… and South Florida made the cut. Neil offered his opinion and was quoted in two different articles relating to the possible locales.

Bookie calls South Florida long shot in Amazon HQ2 contest – Palm Beach Post article
“While I’m a big booster of Palm Beach County, I think Palm Beach County is kind of like what Greenwich, Connecticut, is to New York,” Merin said. “We’re a nice suburban area. If you’re looking for transportation and people, you have to look to southern Broward or somewhere in Miami-Dade.” / CLICK HERE to read the full article.

Where are South Florida’s 8 Amazon headquarter sites? Real estate experts identify potential candidates – Sun Sentinel article
The new site also depends, in part, on whether Amazon wants to go “urban or suburban,” said Neil Merin, principal of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, a commercial brokerage and construction management company in West Palm Beach. He said Miami-Dade has the capacity to develop 50-story buildings, while Broward would have to be “creative” with developed space, as vacant land is scarce. If Amazon’s desire is “to be interactive with Latin America,” Miami is the likely spot for the headquarters, Merin said. “But one thing that’s good about Palm Beach County is we have a lot of housing coming online,” he added. “We have approved some 15,000 new units.” / CLICK HERE to read the full article.

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Palm Beach County Real Estate Mogul Jeff Greene Speaks to Crew Palm Beach/Treasure Coast Chapter

Excerpt from Crew Palm Beach/Treasure Coast. 

Jeff Greene and Barbara LeBrun

Crew Palm Beach/Treasure Coast hosted the largest crowd this year at this month’s program on Tuesday, October 10th at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Jeff Greene, local real estate tycoon, spoke to CREW members on the upcoming projects throughout Palm Beach County, including One West Palm, micro-apartments on Banyan Blvd, Clematis Place and Currie Park.

Greene has built his career mainly in real estate starting back when he was a college student. Today the bulk of his fortune includes some 30 properties in Florida, 3,500 apartments in Los Angeles and 3 buildings in downtown Manhattan.

“Jeff is always a crowd favorite and we are so grateful that he took the time to speak to our chapter,” says Barbara LeBrun, Past-President for CREW Palm Beach Treasure Coast, “And, our members really enjoyed his insight on the short and long term predictions for Palm Beach County.”

Click here to read their full release.

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