Steady Evolution

Growing up in Miami, I’ve witnessed first-hand how quickly our city’s skyline and street view has evolved over the years.
Text by Jorge Arauz, Editor in Chief. Photo by Mario Pascual | May 14, 2018 | Lifestyle

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.