Javier Avino

Javier Avino

Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

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Miami: The Next Global Frontier

Miami’s second annual eMerge Americas Conference marks another milestone in the city cementing itself as a hub for tech startups and entrepreneurs. In the last 18 months, Miami has established and cemented many of the key...more

5/4/2015 - Economic Development Emerging Technology Companies Entrepreneurs Global Marketplace Incubators Startups Venture Capital

Use of Phased Permits on the Rise

As cranes tower over Miami in the post-recession development upswing, developers are once again using phased permits to expedite construction while awaiting approval for building permits. Section 105.13 of the Florida...more

8/14/2014 - Building Permits Construction Permits Urban Planning & Development

Florida’s Revenue System Outlined In New Report

The Leroy Collins Institute has published a report that outlines their view of the state’s revenue system and its potential misuse. The report, entitled “Tougher Choices: Shaping Florida’s Future,” builds on a 2005 Institute...more

5/16/2014 - Department of Revenue Revenue State Budgets

eMerge Americas Techweek: Final Thoughts

The eMerge Techweek Conference’s last day, like every day before it, was filled with interesting discussions led by the tech world’s movers and shakers....more

5/8/2014 - Crowdfunding Startups

Monday At eMerge Americas Techweek: Live Blogging

Over 5,000 people have gathered for the inaugural eMerge Americas Techweek Conference, hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition to the elaborate booths of sponsors from various sectors, including education,...more

5/6/2014 - Banking Sector Education Reform Healthcare Innovation Technology

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

GMCC Economic Outlook Conference

I recently attended the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 South Florida Economic Summit, featuring Governor Rick Scott as one of the guest speakers. In Gov. Scott’s remarks, he spoke of the need to create additional...more

1/24/2014 - Economic Development Technology Tourists

Federal Aviation Administration To Propose Height Regulations

As development in Miami’s core returns, many developers are concerned with what appears to be a review by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) height regulations, which could impose restrictions to the maximum allowable...more

4/12/2013 - Building Height Regulations FAA Land Developers

Time To Focus On Investment Opportunities In Miami’s Submarkets

We recently attended a presentation by The Real Deal about the Miami Commercial Real Estate Market in 2013: Beyond Downtown. Pointe Group Advisors hosted the event on the rooftop of the Miami green building– the first green...more

2/12/2013 - Investors Real Estate Market Tenants

Optimistic Outlook For South Florida Construction Industry In 2013

After showing signs of life in 2012, the construction industry in Miami is scheduled to see the rise of cranes in 2013, and with it various projects. According to Condo Vultures, a firm which tracks the real estate market,...more


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