I can pretty much see a photo of Miami and tell you with uncanny accuracy when it was taken. I’ve always been fascinated with real estate and development, and have won countless awards for my journalistic work covering our one-of-a-kind real estate industry. It wasn’t until I married my wife, one of Miami’s leading real estate, land use and zoning attorneys, that I got an insider’s glance into the inner workings and behind-the-scenes processes it takes to make it all possible. She’s introduced me to innovative foreign investors and developers, drove me around to tour new neighborhoods, taught me how to spot a home addition from a mile away and helped orient me on all the facets of the Miami 21 Code, which is the reason why we opted for lush privacy landscaping around the perimeter of our home instead of a fence. The sky really is the limit (or, more accurately, the FAA height limit) when it comes to how much more our beautiful city by the sea will grow in the coming years. I, for one, am ecstatic that I can witness it from all angles.
As the way we do business constantly evolves, a familiar force in the Miami area is taking on the challenges of an unpredictable future. For Miami Business School, students from all backgrounds are adopting an ethos that business is much more than dollars and cents.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.