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Hotel industry vs Airbnb heats up as FIU pulls out of research project

FIU Inset: Airbnb founders Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky The hotel industry’s campaign against Airbnb and other online short-term rentals has taken a new turn. Florida International University, a state university that gets some of its funding from Florida taxpayers, has dropped out of an American Hotel and

FIU names stadium for entrepreneur, real estate investor Riccardo Silva

Riccardo Silva at Riccardo Silva Stadium Florida International University just named its stadium after Riccardo Silva, an Italian entrepreneur whose holdings include soccer teams, modeling agencies, restaurants and a real estate investment firm. Silva, the owner of Silva International Investments, has donated more than $3 million to the FIU Department