Both Orlando and Miami are constantly building entire areas, property and rentals are increasing their profitability year by year, and real estate development is another expanding industry of Western leadership.
While in Argentina, for example, a one-bedroom flat in the best areas of Cordoba Capital four years ago cost approximately US$ 80,000, and today it is less than US$ 55,000, in Miami a two-bedroom flat located on the long Collins Avenue, then valued at around US$ 160,000, today exceeds US$ 300,000. And this is not an isolated or biased example, it is a representation of the average situation in both markets.
It is not only Argentines who are investing more and more in Florida: the whole of America is doing so, and from Europe and Asia as well. Although it may seem exaggerated, Florida today is clearly a capital of international trade in goods and is the Europe/Africa/America air bridge.
In the bars of Brickell, proud of their new urban centres, the Miamians (also known in Spanglish as "mayamenses"), constantly say: "now in Florida things don't just happen, now things are decided".
This is why we will be in Miami every week and with a gradual increase in frequency, telling you everything that happens in one of the new iconic capitals of the Western world, because - besides the economic aspects - the great strength of Florida and especially of Miami is that it has become a new cultural polis, a fusion of many Latin and Anglo-Saxon cultures.
Author: Juan Maqueda co-created for InfoNegocios (Miami) with Marcelo Maurizio