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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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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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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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Jon Polenberg Elected to Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida

Business Litigation Shareholder Jon Polenberg has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gilda’s Club South Florida. The non-profit organization is an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, and was founded in honor of actress Gilda Radner. Gilda’s Club is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope to all people impacted by cancer and […]

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Coastline Management, Tower Capital Buy Miami Gardens Apartments for $33M

A joint venture between Coastline Management and Tower Capital Group paid $33.2 million for an apartment complex in Miami Gardens. EB Real Estate Group, an investment firm in New York, sold the 234-unit Park Plaza Apartments for about $142,000 per unit, according to a press release. Berkadia’s Tal Frydman, Yoav Yuhjtman and Nicholas Perrone represented […]

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Law360 Highlights New Partner Trio in Florida Offices

            In an October 4th article titled “Becker & Poliakoff Lands Partner Trio In Fla. Offices,” Law360 took note of Becker’s  continued, fast-paced growth in key practice areas including  real estate, community associations, development, zoning and land use, as well as business litigation. The story reported that David K. Blattner, […]

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A Gift for Newlyweds

Prior to July, 2018, if a newly married individual wanted to add their spouse to the title of his or her home, the individual would need to sign and record a deed granting title from the individual to the married couple. Recording that deed requires the payment of a documentary stamp tax if the property […]

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