County to consider plan for downtown hotel

Dev Motwani’s plan for the Flagler Village Hotel near downtown Fort Lauderdale will go before Broward County for consideration May 24. The 24,000-square-foot site at 315 to 333 N.W. 1st Street was acquired by Motwani’s 315 Flagler FP for $1.9 million in February. It currently has a 4,100-square-foot office building. Motwani’s plans with the city…

South Florida home sales dip sharply in April

Sales volume for existing South Florida homes fell sharply in April, as fewer cash buyers were shopping in the region, according to latest Florida Realtors report. The biggest drop in sales came in Miami-Dade County’s condo market, which has seen less activity from international investors. Sales of single-family homes declined 5.2 percent, year-over-year, to 4,199…

Global views boost innovation

South Florida is undeniably a hot spot for immigrants. After all, Miami isn’t known as an international gateway to the U.S. for nothing. And in addition to contributing to the region’s rich blend of cultures – from the cortadito, jerk chicken and pan de bono on our dinner tables to the varied languages filling in…

Women of Influence

It’s that time of year when the South Florida Business Journal honors its 2016 class of Influential Business Women. And we couldn’t be prouder of this year’s 25 honorees, who exemplify the region’s growing number of women business leaders excelling in their industries while also contributing to their local communities. The honorees are a diverse…

News in brief

• Roam, a global network of communal living, will open its first U.S. outpost at the historic River Inn Miami, 118 S.W. South River Drive. www.roam.co. • Crossman & Co. opened an office at 901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 606, in Coral Gables. www.crossman.com. • Palm Beach North launched as a collaboration among 10…

Landscaping Companies

Rank Company / Prior (*Not ranked in 2014) / URL 2015 Revenue 2014 Revenue Percent of business commerical Percent of business residential S. Fla. employees Year founded 1 BrightView Landscape Co., 4155 E. Mowry Drive, Homestead, FL 33033, 305-258-8011, brightview.com 101000000 96000000 95 5.0 1300 1973 2 Dixie Landscape Co., 12950 N.W. 113th Court, Medley,…

Breakfast with the Business Journal

About 150 people attended the Breakfast with the Business Journal on May 12, hosted by the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Following a networking hour, Research Park President and CEO Andrew Duffell provided an overview of the park, recently named Editor-in-Chief Mel Meléndez spoke on his background in business and journalism,…