Amidst Allegations of MLS Manipulation, The Jills List Two Huge Units at Regalia

The Jills, a star broker duo, is facing serious allegations of manipulating the MLS to inflate their performance, an act which adversely affects everything from home appraisal amounts, mortgages, and market-wide data. It can have far-reaching effects for the entire industry. They’ve blamed an employee, saying they were unaware of it happening, but were removed from the elite Master Brokers Forum anyway.

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Locust Projects Hosts Annual Smash & Grab Fundraiser

One part fine art raffle, one part kickin’ party, Locust Projects celebrates the 20th Anniversary edition of their annualSmash & Grab fundraiser. South Florida art collectors will convene at Locust Projects’ Design District gallery spaceto take part in the action on October 13 where participants buzz with anticipation as their names are called, inspiring an electrifying run for artwork from some of the top artists working today. This event, one of LocustProjects’ largest fundraisers, will fuel the organization’s innovative exhibitions and programs for this monumental, 20th Anniversary season.

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Historic Pinetree Drive Circle Estate Wants Twenty Times What it Sold for Twenty Years Ago

The huge house at 6385 Pinetree Drive Circle in Miami Beach, an historic Mediterranean Revival des res, last sold for $19 million in 2016 when Miami’s luxury market was hot hot hot. Since then, things have cooled a bit. Earlier this year, the lavish palazzo was put back on the market for $22.5 million, and hasn’t budged for 210 days. That’s 8 months. Two thirds of a year. You get the picture.

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Miami Urban Design Firm Creates a Portable Parklet for Park(ing) Day 2018

Park(ing) Day, the annual event when urban activists around the world turn parking spaces into public parklets, is almost upon us. This year, Park(ing) Day is on September 21. In previous years, Park(ing) Day has been pretty successful in South Florida, but last year, Park(ing) Day happened to land immediately in the wake of Hurricane Irma. So, it will be interesting to see how many urban parklets are created this year.

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Miami is The Best and The Worst: A List of Lists

Miami is a city of superlatives. It’s either the best of something or the worst of something else, which makes the city a pretty extraordinary place. Of course, many of these rankings are highly subjective, and it depends on who’s doing the ranking, but they are all worth considering. Let’s start with a few bad ones to get them out of the way:

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Late Starchitect Zaha Hadid’s Miami Condo Has Sold for $5.75M

The dearly departed grand dame of contemporary architecture, Zaha Hadid, was a big fan of Miami. The internationally renowned architect of the currently-under-construction One Thousand Museum in Downtown Miami loved Miami so much she had a vacation home here, where she spent a lot of time before her untimely death at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach (yes, she even died here).

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Inside Three of Miami’s Most Luxurious Condo Spas

This month is Miami Spa Month 2018, when spas all over the city offer deals on their swankiest services. Residents of most of Miami’s plushest condo towers, however have luxury spas and bathing facilities at their beckoning all year. From Turkish hammams to brain-fitness sessions (whatever those are), here are three of the sweetest spreads for luxuriating any time you want… if you live there.

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Inside the Almost-Complete Miami Beach Convention Center

The Miami Beach Convention Center renovation, designed by Fentress Architects (lead architect), Arquitectonica (facade and associate architect), and West 8 (landscape architect) is finally nearing completion, in time for Art Basel Miami Beach this year. The architects released photographs of the completed portions of the transformed convention center, giving an inside and outside hint at what to expect. Elements like the rooftop ballroom, the West 8-designed park, and the grand west lobby are still in the works.

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Miami Beach’s Most Insane Adaptive Use Project is Almost Done

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, designed by starchitect Piero Lissoni, is finally nearing completion after years of work. Compare these photos to where the project was last December. The Ritz is very unusual for a luxury, contemporary condo tower, and considering the building itself already existed, has taken quite a while from original announcement to completion. That’s because of its unusual complexity, and the sheer amount of work it takes to convert a gigantic hospital into a luxury condominium development.

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