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School of Whales’ Favorite Adaptive Reuse Hotels

As you already probably figured, we are obsessed with improving communities. The thrill of seeing buildings that otherwise would have been demolished and forgotten, being saved and brought back to life is our favorite part of real estate development. Adaptive reuse is the fancy name we use in the industry for the process of repurposing […]

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The American Dream Deconstructed Through the Eyes of Immigrants

The room buzzes as industry leaders and Miami locals network over craft cocktails, and guests continue to flow through the door. The panel discussion is about to begin, and the anticipation is palpable.   DISRUPT—Finding the American Dream featured four panelists: all immigrants, all successful and all established in Miami—discussing what it means to realize […]

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Why Miami is the Next Tech Hub

It is evident that many people had “aha moment during” the Pandemic, as this life altering year served as the catalyst for major population growth in the sunshine state. In fact, Florida’s population grew by 241,000 between July 2019 and July 2020. So, the people who decided life was too short to shiver through half the […]

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What’s Old is New: A Story of Real Estate Crowdfunding from 1885

There are few more recognizable icons of American identity than the Statue of Liberty. It is hard to imagine New York without this beautiful lady standing triumphantly in the Hudson Bay, representing our values of freedom and providing hope of a better future. But, believe it or not, we were very close to not having […]

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Florida Real Estate Investment: Best Places to Invest in 2021

If you are looking for a Florida real estate investment right now, you have the right idea. Since the Covid 19 Pandemic, people are flocking to warmer climates. Whether it is because they are permanently working remotely or simply had a quarantine epiphany that life is too short to be freezing for half of the […]

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School of Whales’ Favorite Adaptive Reuse Hotels

As you already probably figured, we are obsessed with improving communities. The thrill of seeing buildings that otherwise would have been demolished and forgotten, being saved and brought back to life is our favorite part of real estate development. Adaptive reuse is the fancy name we use in the industry for the process of repurposing […]

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Improving Communities vs. Gentrification

Nowadays we hear the term gentrification thrown around very often as an all-encompassing phenomenon that includes any improvement done to a disinvested neighborhood; however, not every change equates to gentrification, a boon can be brought to communities without destroying the social capital of the area. Not all change is bad! Neighborhoods—as every other living organism—have […]

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