The maestro of brand design

From the National Market Report: Whether the project involves high fashion, toy stores or even the NBA, Gensler’s creative director, John Bricker, knows a thing or two about corporate brands — sometimes even better than his clients, he says. He oversees the creative direction of the entire international architecture and design firm as well its branding…

Pharma company will immediately cut jobs

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. will immediately reduce its workforce by at least seven positions, according to an announcement Tuesday. The Coral Gables-based firm confirmed it would cut its commercial operations team as it must complete a trial of its drug, Firdapse, and then seek approval by the Food & Drug Administration. “I would like to express…

Stalled development project sold for $13 million

A long-stalled transit-oriented development project at the South Miami Metrorail Station has been sold to a new developer. Hometown Station Ltd., managed by Machado Ford President Gus Machado, assigned the lease with Miami-Dade County Transit for $13 million to TREO Somi Station LLC, an affiliate of Miami-based the Treo Group. The buyer is managed by…