Aimco’s suit against Airbnb targets sublets at Bay Parc Plaza and the Flamingo

Flamingo towers Airbnb has a powerful new enemy in Miami and Miami Beach. Two months ago, Aimco made headlines when the publicly-traded property management company announced it filed lawsuits against Airbnb in California and Florida accusing the online short-term rental… Continue Reading →

Miami hospitality market shifts focus from beach to emerging downtown areas: ULI event

Downtown Miami (Credit: Azeez Bakare Studios) Ever since Miami pioneer Julia Tuttle sent Henry Flagler a box of fresh orange blossoms to get him to extend his railroad to Miami from frost-damaged West Palm Beach back in 1896, clever marketers… Continue Reading →

Miami-Dade approves tourism tax agreement with Airbnb

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez The tourism tax-free days for Airbnb users in Miami-Dade County are over. County commissioners on Tuesday voted 10-3 to approve a memorandum of understanding… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach condo buyer sues seller and broker over alleged Airbnb misrepresentations

360 Meridian Avenue. Inset: Martina Abosi (Credit: Facebook) Bahamian investor Martina Abosi wanted to get in on the Airbnb action in Miami Beach to help fund her retirement, so she set out to find a condo in areas of the… Continue Reading →

City of Miami passes Regalado’s resolution, could sue platforms like Airbnb

Screenshot of Airbnb’s website. Inset: Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado After hours of public comments and debate, city of Miami commissioners passed a resolution that effectively reiterates existing regulations on short-term rentals, with an amendment that would have the city look into suing… Continue Reading →

Airbnb reaches tax agreement with Miami-Dade County

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Airbnb finally reached a tax deal with Miami-Dade County, part of Airbnb’s fourth largest market in the U.S. If the county commission approves the deal,… Continue Reading →

Hotels want level playing field with Airbnb: CRE panel

Chris Lee, Avra Jain, Diego Lowenstein, Steve Patterson and Ernesto Cambo A panel of commercial real estate developers on Tuesday touched on Airbnb, Zika virus hysteria and financing challenges builders in the commercial sector are currently facing. Diego Lowenstein, CEO… Continue Reading →

Miami tops US for revenue earned by multi-unit Airbnb hosts: report

Downtown Miami (Credit Azeez Bakare Studios). Inset: Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia As the battle between the hotel industry and Airbnb heats up in Miami and Miami Beach, a new report backed by the American Hotel &… Continue Reading →

Vote on Airbnb in city of Miami postponed until later this month

A screen shot of Airbnb listings in Miami and Mayor Tomas Regalado Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado’s stand-off with Airbnb got a two-week extension. The Miami City Commission on Thursday deferred a vote on a Regalado-sponsored resolution requiring the city to… Continue Reading →

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