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Omar Franco Recognized as “Hired Gun” in The Hill’s List of 2018 Top Lobbyists

We are thrilled to announce Omar Franco’s inclusion as “Hired Gun” in The Hill’s list of 2018 Top Lobbyists. Omar is listed among great company in the world of federal policymaking. He serves as Managing Director of Becker’s Federal Lobbying Practice based in Washington, D.C. We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor! Welcome to The […]

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Hugo Alvarez Serves as the Bridge Between Developer and Bank for $51 Million Construction Loan

Miami-based apartment developer Estate Investments recently obtained a $51.35 million construction loan to proceed with Soleste Alameda, a two-building, 306-unit residential development. Of the $51.35 million, $46.7 million will be financed by Arkansas-based Centennial Bank. Becker shareholders Hugo Alvarez, Michael Boutzoukas, and David Blattner represented Centennial in the deal. Hugo, who acted as the bridge […]

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Yolanda Cash Jackson Lobbied to Send Bethune Statue to Washington

Florida has kept a relatively low profile when it comes to Confederate symbols in public places, except for one very public place — National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. One of the state’s statues honors Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith. Becker shareholder Yolanda Cash Jackson helped lead a campaign to replace his statue with […]

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Phil Rosen on Growth Fueled by Brightline – Should You Get On Board?

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is now a minority owner of Brightline. If you thought the new regional train service was already heating up South Florida’s business environment, just wait. Branson’s demonstrated track record means Brightline’s business model just went into hyperdrive for business owners, investors, and developers. Hyperdrive is Branson’s M.O, so buckle up. The […]

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New York & New Jersey Team Hosts “Community Association Clubs: Challenges and Perspectives” Event

On December 5th, we held our second presentation for association board members, club members, and managers. The event, “Community Association Clubs: Challenges and Perspectives,” was held at Sterling Pointe at Franklin HOA and was co-sponsored by NFP, Property & Casualty, and Wilkin & Guttenplan, CPAs. Two credits for continuing manager education were provided to those […]

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Jennifer Bales Drake Joins Board of Directors of “Business for the Arts of Broward”

Jennifer Bales Drake, Shareholder and Vice Chair of Becker’s Public, Private Partnerships Group, has joined the Board of Directors of “Business for the Arts of Broward.” The non-profit organization is committed to engaging businesses and business leaders to advocate and educate about the importance of arts and culture in Broward County. In addition, she holds […]

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