Mana Wynwood gets preliminary nod from Miami City Commission

Rendering of Moishe Mana’s proposed project in Wynwood and the developer (inset). The Miami City Commission took the first step in approving Moishe Mana’s ambitious plan to create an international business, cultural and entertainment-focused campus in Wynwood. Commissioners on Thursday gave preliminary approval for the “Mana Wynwood Special Area Plan,” which would grant the developer…

What’s going on at the Midtown Miami Walmart?

Rendering of the Midtown Miami Walmart (Inset: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, left, and neighborhood activist Grant Stern, right) Walmart looked like it won the fight to build a controversial store in Midtown Miami when a state judge denied an appeal from the neighborhood opposition in January. But recent reports have surfaced claiming Walmart’s construction permit…

The List: Architecture Firms

A Coral Gables firm ranked No. 1 on the South Florida Business Journal’s list of architecture firms. The firm earned the top spot based on its South Florida gross architectural billings of $72.81 million. To see who topped the list, click through the photo gallery included with this post. Newcomers to the list include Gensler,…

South Florida firms raise $120M to acquire apartments

Miami-based Atlantic Pacific Companies and Blue Arch Advisors closed a $120 million fund to acquire multifamily properties in the Southeast and Southwest U.S. Greg Ward, a managing partner at Atlantic Pacific, said the money was raised by small pension funds, insurance companies, high-net-worth individuals and principals of his company. Atlantic Pacific would manage the acquired…

Architecture Firms

Rank Name / Prior (*Not ranked in 2015) / URL 2015 gross billings 2014 gross billings S. Fla. registered architects S. Fla. employees S. Fla. active projects Year founded 1 AECOM, 800 Douglas Entrance, Coral Gables, FL 33134, 305-444-4691, aecom.com 72813127 71603504 11 409 0.0 1926 2 Stantec Architecture, 2 S. Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1670,…