Author: nmartinez

Nicole Martinez has worked with a variety of local and national publications including Reuters, Univision, VICE Media, Hyperallergic, Crain Communications, Miami New Times, Miami Herald's INDULGE Magazine, Apparel News, The New Tropic, Savoteur, and Art Law Journal. She is based in South Florida.

Articles by nmartinez

  • The $3 Billion Project Transforming Downtown Tampa
    Published on February 28, 2018 in Development
    With roughly 58,000 people moving to the city of Tampa in 2016 alone, the region stands out as an example of accelerating U.S. growth. Water Street Tampa will give an urban facelift to Tampa’s skyline and double the downtown area in size.
  • As Art Revitalizes Urban Neighborhoods, Maintaining Affordability Remains a Challenge
    Published on February 14, 2018 in Planning & Design
    In February, ULI South Florida/Caribbean gathered a panel of researchers, real estate developers, and economic development agencies at the new Arts & Entertainment District—the latest neighborhood to emerge as a cultural destination for city residents.
  • Drawing Buyers of All Ages to Florida’s Walkable Suburban Downtowns
    Published on July 10, 2017 in Development
    For years, Florida was considered a sunny retirement community, a haven for northerners looking to escape harsh winters. But as the state’s university system has grown, industry has expanded and drawn more corporations to Florida’s largest cities. The influx of professional opportunities has drawn younger generations to settle or remain in Florida, prompting an interesting demographic shift for real estate developers.
  • Making Infill Work in Florida’s Urban Cores
    Published on June 27, 2017 in Development
    A rising class of government officials and developers across Florida, attuned to the acute challenges limiting urban infill development, are attempting to remedy these obstacles and have found some success. They shared their insights during a discussion at the recent ULI Florida Summit, held in Tampa.
  • Three Developers Capitalizing on Tampa’s Growth
    Published on June 05, 2017 in Development
    Tampa and its surrounding cities—such as Sarasota, Bradenton, and Clearwater—are quietly attracting millennials and young families. With lower land prices and a relatively underdeveloped market, Tampa Bay developers are betting on a boom.
  • Three Mayors Discuss Their Legacies of Urban Design in the U.S. Southeast
    Published on June 02, 2017 in Planning & Design
    Glenda Hood, former mayor of Orlando, and Joe Riley, former mayor of Charleston, South Carolina, were joined by Joe Buckhorn, the longtime mayor of Tampa, in a discussion about their legacies as mayors at the ULI Florida Summit in Tampa.
  • Positioning West Palm Beach as a Financial Center of the Future
    Published on April 03, 2017 in Development
    Officials in West Palm Beach, Florida—located in a region that boasts some of the wealthiest residents in the world—have made strides in attracting leading financial firms, while also making significant investments in enhancing residents’ quality of life. At a ULI Southeast Florida event in March, local officials and real estate development experts outlined the city’s plan for attracting new companies to the region.
  • Attracting Millennial Workers to Florida: Transit Could Help
    Published on March 16, 2017 in Infrastructure
    The Brightline, set to begin service this July, has prompted a unique opportunity within southeast Florida for transit-oriented development projects, as the privately funded rail service will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach.
  • Access to Public Spaces, Waterfront Locations Driving Healthy Luxury Condo Market in South Florida
    Published on December 19, 2016 in Development
    Amid reports that U.S. luxury condo sales are slowing, many developers and real estate speculators are wondering whether Miami is perched on the edge of another recession. Or will it remain one of the world's strongest condo markets?