South Florida real estate news has been abuzz this last year with an innovative new developer making a big name for itself. But don’t worry, these aren’t untried-and-untrue johnny-come-latelies who don’t know a mezzanine from a mullion. With an accumulated 35 years of experience and more than $400 million of real estate currently under development or slated for commencement, ROVR Development masterminds Oscar Rodriguez and Ricardo Vadia are making a palpable mark on the city they love. Creators of the much-anticipated The Fairchild Coconut Grove, the duo first met while working for The Related Group. During that time, they delivered almost 6,000 luxury condominiums, rental and affordable housing units, with a development value of more than $1 billion. Other upcoming projects for the team include a luxury condominium tower at East Edgewater and a 402-unit luxury rental development on Biscayne Boulevard; TheFairchildGrove.com.
From charity galas to business networkers and outdoor activities galore, Key Biscayners were out in full force in and around the island.
Friends of Miami Animals Foundation (FoMa) focuses on the root causes of pet homelessness — financial instability, spay & neuter, adoption and foster campaigns — all in the hopes of helping pets find families and get out of shelters.