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  • The Villages, Florida: America’s Fastest-Growing Metro
    By Chris Owen, Director According to new U.S. Census data, the fastest-growing metro area in the United States is once again The Villages, a booming retirement community in Central Florida. The area has held the No. 1 ranking for nine of the last 10 years, with 2018 being the only… Read more »
  • New Study Ranks Florida 3rd Most Diverse U.S. State
    By Jason McCormick, Analyst Florida’s economic growth will be strongly supported by its increasingly ethnically diverse population and immigration pipeline. Diversity has become a key topic of discussion in American workplaces in recent years. Research by McKinsey & Company shows that a diverse workforce can improve a company’s financial performance,… Read more »
  • 2Q19 Market Update: Florida’s Industrial Revolution
    By Jason McCormick, Analyst The industrial sector is undergoing a rapid transformation and Florida is at the forefront. The e-commerce boom, supported by a strong economy and growing population, has positioned Florida as a target market for new construction and tenant expansion. In the first half of 2019, over 7.3… Read more »
  • Florida: A Hot Spot for Opportunity Zone Investment
    By Jason McCormick, Analyst Recent IRS guidance regarding Opportunity Zones may unleash hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of unrealized gains into qualified, new real estate investment and Opportunity Zone Businesses, but the clock is ticking to maximize the program’s advantages, according to Opportunity Zones: Location, Timing, Capital, a new… Read more »
  • Florida Property Tax TRIM Value Notices and Appeal Deadline Approaching
    Property Value Notices Will be Mailed in August with a Short 25-Day Appeal Window By David Pichler, CMI Director By mid-August, all owners of commercial property in the state of Florida will receive a property value notice from their County Property Appraiser. This Annual Notice of Property Assessment, also known… Read more »
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