Tag: Real Estate and Politics

Jungle Island’s new owner in talks with adventure park hotel brand

Rendering of Jungle Island. Inset: John Dunlop Jungle Island’s new owner has more in store for the Watson Island attraction after it wraps up a multimillion-dollar renovation. Aventura-based ESJ Capital Partners is in talks with an international adventure park hotel brand to bring a hotel to the 19.35-acre park. A spokesperson

South Florida’s war with Airbnb

Tourists are flocking to Airbnb units, and the gleaming condos along the water are among the most desirable. From the June issue: South Florida is a mecca for all kinds of tourists, but local governments extend little hospitality to Airbnb, HomeAway and other online home-sharing companies active in the Miami

Airbnb collected $191k in Broward bed taxes in May

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) Airbnb announced it collected and remitted $191,000 in tax revenues in Broward County in May. The short-term rental platform reached an agreement with Broward county officials in April to collect and submit a 5 percent tourism tax on behalf

Airbnb collected $522k in Miami-Dade bed taxes in May

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Airbnb collected and remitted $522,000 in tax revenues in Miami-Dade County in May, which marks the first month that the short-term rental platform collects and submits taxes on behalf of its 6,800 hosts in

More Broward cities trying to regulate short-term rentals

Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach have started registering short-term rental properties. More cities in Broward County are trying to regulate residential property owners who list their homes online with Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms. Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach last month started enforcing new regulations for short-term rentals, which have

Miami Beach sets rules for medical marijuana dispensaries

Miami Beach The Miami Beach commission approved two ordinances on Wednesday that will regulate where medical marijuana will be sold and set requirements for those seeking a license to open a dispensary. The ordinances adopted on first reading will allow up to four areas in the city to house medical marijuana dispensaries: