Stories written by Mark Sell

Miami-Dade’s Housing League Rescues Foreclosure Victims

Florida remains the nation’s foreclosure capital, despite sharp declines in the rate, and Miami is first among large metropolitan areas. This creates a unique opportunity for lenders with unwanted properties and families of modest means. Banks can unload foreclosed homes to a small, select group of nonprofit developers, who, in turn, can renovate the properties […]

Steve Rossman ends 3 years as national Easter Seals chair

Stephen F. “Steve” Rossman has concluded three years as Easter Seals chair, during which the organization dramatically expanded services for military veterans and their families and launched critical partnerships in brain research. Rossman, who lives in Coral Gables, is cofounding partner of the Miami trial law firm Rossman Baumberger Reboso Spier & Connolly. He assumed […]

Caregiving Ordeal Sparked Birth of Hialeah Comfort Care Clothing

Caregiving Ordeal Sparked Birth of Hialeah Comfort Care Clothing

“A Better Way” says Venezuelan-American Ex-Sgt. Acosta In late 2010, John Acosta, a 27-yearold Venezuelan-American sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, hit upon the idea for his Miami adaptive pajama top company when his family was plunged into the world of end-of-life caregiving. Acosta’s grandfather, William Ronald Biggs, then 78, was losing a 12-year battle […]

Fresh from international success coach focuses on Gulliver sailing

Fresh from international success coach focuses on Gulliver sailing

Fresh from his top 10 ranking in a world sailing competition in Buenos Aires, Gulliver Schools’ new sailing coach, Brian Kamilar, is focusing on placing his team in a major upcoming Southeast regional competition. Kamilar and his crewmate, Enrique Quintero of Miami, recently returned from the Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championships, conducted in November […]

396 Alhambra unveils final phase with North Tower ribbon-cutting

Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason (left) and Hector Fernandez, Agave Holdings CEO, cut the ribbon dedicating 396 Alhambra.

Accompanied by the sound of a Mariachi band, 396 Alhambra opened its doors during an Apr. 19 gala reception for nearly 300 leaders in the civic, business and real estate communities. Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason and Hector Fernandez, CEO of Agave Holdings LLC, the Mexican developer and funder of the $140 million project, cut […]

396 Alhambra tops off final phase, December completion slated

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By Mark Sell…. 396 Alhambra celebrated its topping-off of the final phase of the $130 million, mixed-use luxury office project on Friday, Jan. 28. Attendees included more than 350 workers, contractors, builders, subcontractors, managers, consultants and investors, who together are transforming the property on the east side of LeJeune Road between Alhambra Circle and Giralda […]