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The Sunshine Economy Part Three: Real Estate




From world famous beaches to international trade flows, South Florida has become one of the world's most vibrant and diverse economies.

Through a series of one-hour radio programs, special correspondent Tom Hudson hosts a weekly radio show on Mondays in May and June exploring The Sunshine Economy, a fresh take on the key industries driving growth across South Florida.

Topic & Guests: South Florida's economy is underpinned by the local real estate market, which is influenced by global trends.

The cranes are back in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale skylines. EWM Realtors CEO Ron Shuffield and Carlos Rosso, president of condominium development for The Related Companies, will discuss trends in South Florida's real estate markets, how these trends contribute to the local economy and whether the current economic rebound is sustainable.

Martha Brannigan of the Miami Herald will cover new neighborhoods and the low supply of homes for sale across the region.

A key component to a healthy and sustainable real estate market is steady and responsible lending. We will talk with John Kanas, CEO of Bank United, about his institution’s approach to real estate lending, how South Florida is different than other regions in which he operates and his assessment of the current business recovery.

We will tour two real estate developments undertaken by nonprofit cultural institutions: the building of the Miami Science Museum and new additions to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.