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10/10/2012 - 4:05pm in Industry News
Other factors include a turnaround in real estate pricing, which has increased in Southwest Florida, said Russ Weyer, senior associate in the Naples office of Fishkind and Associates Inc., an economic, fiscal and financial consulting firm.
"It's not the growth that we saw in 2005," he said. "We'll never see that again."
10/09/2012 - 3:40pm in Industry News
Published Jan. 20, 2012
A panel of experts develops a local real estate/economy snapshot on "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle." The program airs at 10 a.m. Sunday on ABC7.
Judy Green, CEO of Premier/Sotheby’s International; Ross McIntosh, regional market analyst; and Russ Weyer of Fishkind & Associates size up how the marketplace has changed in the past year, the availability of mortgages, the impacts of economic development efforts on real estate, and how new subdivisions and homes will be different. Find text and video highlights at Naplesnews.com Newsmakers
10/04/2012 - 10:06am in Industry News
Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
NAPLES — The signs are everywhere.
They've been there since 2009, pointing to an economic turnaround in Southwest Florida. But the signs are flashing brighter and more frequently now on a slow, bumpy road toward recovery.
Tourism is strong. The real estate market is on the mend. Retail and restaurant sales are on the rise. Unemployment is falling. Layoffs have slowed and new businesses are sprouting up, filling empty storefronts.
10/04/2012 - 10:05am in Industry News
By LAURA LAYDEN
Sunday, June 10, 2012
NAPLES — A new report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the state's economy grew by 0.5 percent in 2011 to about $754.3 billion.
Growth was slower than in 2010, when the state saw its economy increase by nearly 1 percent. Last year, Florida ranked 37th in the country for its growth rate, putting it closer to the bottom of the list among 50 states.
10/04/2012 - 10:03am in Industry News
By LAURA LAYDEN
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
EAST NAPLES — The Canadians are coming to East Naples.
Minto Communities, a leading builder from Canada, announced plans Monday to purchase Sabal Bay, a 2,300-acre residential project a few miles from downtown Naples.
The undeveloped property is under contract and the sale is expected to close by the end of this year. The purchase price hasn't been revealed.
10/02/2012 - 11:09am in Industry News
By LAURA LAYDEN
Saturday, April 28, 2012
NAPLES — As the local economy continues its comeback, charities have started to benefit, with more wallets opening back up to support them.
10/02/2012 - 10:51am in Industry News
At a recent meeting of the Urban Land Institute in Fort Myers, Timmerman says population growth is fueling the recovery. “I haven’t been this busy in five years,” says Timmerman, a senior associate with Fishkind & Associates in Naples. “Our recovery is finally under way,” he says.
09/18/2012 - 3:34pm in Industry News
QUESTION: Is the tourism-led recovery sustainable, and particularly in Orlando where 85 percent of jobs were added in tourism-related fields?
HANK FISHKIND: Probably not, not at that level. It’s clear that the growth in tourism is slowing, and therefore it’s unlikely that the tourism sector can continue to be so propulsive .
Q:Legoland just announced a major extension with the “Star Wars” theme. I’m just wondering, are theme parks going to have to keep coming up with reinventions?
FISHKIND: They are and they do, fortunately. We have a history here in Central Florida of seeing the attractions freshen themselves and then add new things. Couple of years ago, it was the new “Harry Potter” attraction at Universal, and it absolutely moved the numbers by 2 million additional visitors.
09/18/2012 - 3:16pm in Industry News
Abraham Aboraya - Reporter- Orlando Business Journal
A jobs training stimulus in Florida big enough to impact the unemployment rate would cost about $200 million.
And Hank Fishkind, an economist and principal at Orlando-based Fishkind & Associates Inc., came up with an idea for how to fund a new local work force training program: by eliminating a variety of sales tax exemptions and earmarking that cash to retrain the jobless for hard-to-fill positions.
Home Sales On The Rise In South Florida by Eric Kalis (& commentary by Senior Associate, Stan Geberer)
08/28/2012 - 3:52pm in Industry News
Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties all posted year-over-year gains in pending and closed single-family home sales last month. Most key home sales indicators for the tri-county area of South Florida rose in July, a sign that the region is recovering faster than other parts of Florida and keeping pace with national growth. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties all posted year-over-year gains in pending and closed single-family home sales last month, according to Wednesday's reports from Miami Association of Realtors, the Realtor Association of Home Sales On The Rise In South Florida Greater Fort Lauderdale and the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches.