Karen Burkett http://wlrn.org en Sawgrass Mills Mall: A Powerhouse Retail Property Expands http://wlrn.org/post/sawgrass-mills-mall-powerhouse-retail-property-expands-0 <p></p><p>This week, <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/20/3574442/jimmy-choo-to-open-first-florida.html" target="_blank">Sawgrass Mills Mall announced that it will add the Jimmy Choo name to its lineup</a> at the Colonnade Outlet Malls.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.wlrn.org/post/sunshine-economy-august-26-retail" target="_blank">RELATED: The Sunshine Economy: Retail</a></strong></p><p>Jimmy Choo is a new-to-market retailer.</p><p>Business reporter Karen Rundlet visits the mall to find the well documented "suitcase shoppers."</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:03:51 +0000 Karen Rundlet 19501 at http://wlrn.org Sawgrass Mills Mall: A Powerhouse Retail Property Expands Manufacturing Is At The Heart Of This Growing Broward Medical Business http://wlrn.org/post/manufacturing-heart-growing-broward-medical-business <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">New Wave Surgical, a Pompano Beach based company, didn't start out in the manufacturing business.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">The founder and president, Ricardo Alexander Gomez, wanted to focus on design and sales of a medical device called D-HELP.</span></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 18:19:45 +0000 Karen Rundlet 18083 at http://wlrn.org Manufacturing Is At The Heart Of This Growing Broward Medical Business What Rising Interest Rates Mean For South Florida Real Estate http://wlrn.org/post/what-rising-interest-rates-mean-south-florida-real-estate <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">At the end of June, mortgage interest rates moved into the fours. Psychologically, the jump has given buyers an itch. Rates have surged since the U.S. Federal Reserve began to slow its purchases of U.S. government bonds on which market rates are based. Those purchases have kept interest rates at record lows. What does this mean if you're buying or selling in the local market?</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:40:17 +0000 Karen Rundlet 17695 at http://wlrn.org The Fairy Tale Of A South Florida Home Buyer http://wlrn.org/post/fairy-tale-south-florida-home-buyer <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">When it comes to real estate in South Florida, we can’t pretend it’s anything other than a seller’s market right now.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Prices are climbing and inventory is tight.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Karen Rundlet 16831 at http://wlrn.org The Fairy Tale Of A South Florida Home Buyer How The University Of Miami Lures Biotech Startups To South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/how-university-miami-lures-biotech-startups-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: arial, helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 20px; text-align: left; ">Many U.S. cities are competing to bring biotech companies and jobs to their communities, places like Phoenix, Buffalo, Gainesville and of course, Miami.</span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:49:38 +0000 Karen Rundlet 16579 at http://wlrn.org How The University Of Miami Lures Biotech Startups To South Florida Executive Pay: How South Florida CEOs Measure Up http://wlrn.org/post/executive-pay-how-south-florida-ceos-measure <p></p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; ">Lennar CEO Stuart Miller earned almost $13 million last year. That’s more than $4,000 per work hour, easily making the 55-year-old the highest-paid chief executive among South Florida’s largest companies.</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:36:53 +0000 Doug Hanks 16237 at http://wlrn.org Executive Pay: How South Florida CEOs Measure Up Ready For Hurricane Season In South Florida? There's A Store For That http://wlrn.org/post/ready-hurricane-season-south-florida-theres-store <p>Whether or not a hurricane hits South Florida, residents pay a price.&nbsp;Insurance is the biggie for most people.</p><p>On the flipside, however, there are companies here that exist and even thrive specifically because of hurricane season.</p><p>Steve Sherman is CEO of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hurricanestore.com" target="_blank">Hurricane Store</a>,&nbsp;&nbsp;an online business based in Davie that sells emergency supplies and kits.&nbsp;He loves his product.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:59:59 +0000 Karen Rundlet 15801 at http://wlrn.org Ready For Hurricane Season In South Florida? There's A Store For That A Tour Of FAU's Technology Incubator In Boca Raton http://wlrn.org/post/tour-faus-technology-incubator-boca-raton <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">In the world of technology, the idea is critical. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: 'Times New Roman'; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap;">But how to turn it into application and how to monetize it are how start-ups live and die.</span></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 19:09:50 +0000 Karen Rundlet 15551 at http://wlrn.org A Tour Of FAU's Technology Incubator In Boca Raton