Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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All Aboard Florida to Hold Public Information Workshops

All Aboard Florida broke ground on the first phase of the development this week, beginning construction on the Fort Lauderdale station and generating even more excitement around what is already a highly anticipated project....more

10/30/2014 - Infrastructure Public Projects Urban Planning & Development

Mounting Legal Challenges to Medical Marijuana Regulations

Last week the Department of Health received legal challenges from nurseries Costa Farms and Plants of Ruskin Inc., and the Florida Medical Cannabis Association, to its proposed rule for selecting the nurseries that will...more

9/25/2014 - Healthcare Marijuana Medical Marijuana

Growing Trend: Private Investment in Infrastructure and Transportation

As P3 Bulletin, the New York Times and Richard Cavallaro, the new CEO of international construction company Skanska’s US operations, have recently stated, the increase in private investment and Public Private Partnerships...more

9/19/2014 - High-Speed Rail Infrastructure P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Surface Transportation

Establishment of Chinese Consulate-General in Miami

On September 3rd, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners adopted the resolution directing the Mayor to develop a plan to establish a Chinese Consulate-General in Miami, by a 12-0 vote. ...more

9/8/2014 - China Consulate Foreign Relations

Free Trade Zones in Miami a Boon to International Companies

Free trade zones are federally designated areas that are officially considered outside of the commerce and customs territory of the United States. The appeal to international companies established in free trade zones include...more

9/4/2014 - Free Trade Zone Trade Policy

Infrastructure Investment Through P3s

Last month, a roundtable policy discussion on ways the financial community can invest in infrastructure using public-private partnerships (also known as P3s or PPPs) took place in New York City. The panel, chaired by U.S....more

7/23/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance

The City of Miami has recently adopted a public-private partnership (“P3?) ordinance. The new City ordinance, combined with the recently passed Florida state P3 legislation, and Miami-Dade County P3 resolution, continue to...more

7/18/2014 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

P3s are a Viable Tool for Convention Center Development

South Florida has long been a leading destination for conventions and trade shows, and the convention market is extremely competitive. As other cities have expanded and modernized their convention centers, ours have remained...more

6/25/2014 - Construction Workers Contractors P3s Public-Private Partnerships Subcontractors

Miami-Dade Keeping up with National P3 Trends

As discussed in our last post about national and local developments in public-private partnership (P3) legislation, Florida is keeping up with the P3 trend and Miami-Dade County is not far behind. Miami-Dade’s Citizens...more

6/13/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships

P3 Legislation A Hot Topic At The Florida Logistics & Trade Conference

Public-private partnerships (P3s) received significant attention at the 2014 Florida Logistics and Trade Conference. The overall consensus of the conference’s P3 Panel, which was moderated by Albert Dotson, is that the state...more

5/26/2014 - GROW AMERICA Act Infrastructure Obama Administration P3s Public-Private Partnerships WRRDA

Editorial: Miami-Dade Rail Link Could Be Model For Future Projects

The use of public-private partnerships (P3s), especially in the transportation sector, is gaining steam in South Florida. Proposed projects have included Miami-Dade College Medical Campus expansion, red-light cameras,...more

5/20/2014 - Federal Funding Federal Transit Administration High-Speed Rail Infrastructure Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Railways Real Estate Development State Funding

Miami Light Rail System May Become A Signature P3

Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach - On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras,...more

4/16/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships Roads

Enterprise Florida Opens Business Development Offices In China

Enterprise Florida recently opened business development offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Enterprise Florida is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders that strives to increase job growth for...more

4/4/2014 - Foreign Investment

Miami-Dade Mayor Emphasizes The Importance Of P3s

During his State of the County Address this week, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez emphasized the importance of following the national trend of increasing public-private partnerships (P3s) to “tackle the urgent challenge of...more

3/3/2014 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Mayor Speaks Of Miami’s Emergence In Technology Sector

Miami’s technology movement is not on the brink of happening…it is happening and it’s happening now. With the Downtown Development Authority’s success in facilitating hedge fund Universa Investments’ relocation to Miami, and...more

3/3/2014 - Florida Technology

Healthcare Sector Heating Up Throughout South Florida

The University of Miami just announced plans to build a 200,000 square foot medical facility at its main campus in Coral Gables. Currently, many of UM’s medical facilities are concentrated in Miami’s Health District, where...more

2/28/2014 - Florida Healthcare Healthcare Facilities

P3 For Soccer Stadium Shouldn’t Be Ruled Out

The arrival of David Beckham in Miami has incited a new kind of soccer fever in the city known to frequent soccer games in crowds of over 70,000. Most newsworthy right now is the talk of building a soccer stadium in Miami....more

2/27/2014 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

$50 Billion In Federal Funds Proposed To Support P3s

The U.S. Senate is currently considering legislation that would establish the “American Infrastructure Fund,” a $50 billion fund that would help finance public-private partnerships (P3s) infrastructure projects prioritized by...more

1/30/2014 - Federal Funding Infrastructure MAP-21 P3s

More Transportation P3s On The Horizon In South Florida And Nationally

We have written frequently about the potential for new transportation-related public-private partnerships (P3s). Recent posts on the topic have discussed Amtrak, UniversityCity at FIU, and PortMiami, among other area...more

12/19/2013 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Miami-Dade County Retail Industry Expands Amidst Increasing Demand

Along with the condo market and the hospitality industry, the retail sector in Miami-Dade County has bounced back from the downturn, and developers and retailers are scrambling to expand existing shopping centers and build...more

11/26/2013 - Economic Development Retailers

Amtrak, Public-Private Partnerships, And The Future Of Passenger Rail

A recent article published in the Miami Herald reflects growing support to form a public-private partnership (P3) to save the national passenger rail system. To some, this statement may sound puzzling, as the national...more

11/21/2013 - Public Transit Public-Private Partnerships Railways

Opportunities For Public-Private Partnerships Continue To Expand

We have on several occasions discussed the major infrastructure projects currently under construction at PortMiami, and how the port is a prime location for public-private partnerships (P3s) in the coming years. ...more

10/25/2013 - P3s Public-Private Partnerships

Federal Funding For New Transportation P3

In prior posts, we have written about the federal government’s new focus on public-private partnerships in order to leverage its grant money with private investments, as well as the future of transportation-related PPPs in...more

9/16/2013 - Department of Transportation Federal Funding Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships In Unlikely Places

P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects - We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public. ...more

8/7/2013 - New Legislation P3s Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships

Miami-Dade County Adopts New Public-Private Partnerships Resolution

Yesterday, the Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution establishing a Public Private Partnership Program for the County....more

7/4/2013 - Infrastructure P3s Public-Private Partnerships

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