Over the years we’ve put together some useful information in the forms of Market Reports for the CIASF, websites you can use in your real estate business, some entertaining sites, and other educational materials. You’ll find them all below, enjoy!
The Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida presents annually the “CIASF Market Report” for the Industrial, Office and now Retail and Hospitality markets. Copies of the reports are available in PDF format.
Tom, Andrew, and Ed Lyden have authored the Industrial Reports since it’s inception.
The Office report was originally started in 2008 and was authored by Tom and Andrew, and presented with Debbie Colangelo of Black’s Guide Miami. Subsequent reports have been produced by fellow CIASF members with the help of Andrew Dixon. Please visit www.ciasf.com for copies of those reports as well as The Commercial Finance Report and some of the best real estate focused events in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
- 1997 Industrial Market Report
- 1998 Industrial Market Report
- 1999 Industrial Market Report
- 2000 Industrial Market Report
- 2001 Industrial Market Report
- 2002 Industrial Market Report
- 2003 Industrial Market Report
- 2004 Industrial Market Report
- 2005 Industrial Market Report
- 2006 Industrial Market Report
- 2007 Industrial Market Report
- 2008 Industrial Market Report
- 2009 Industrial Market Report
- 2010 Industrial Market Report
- 2011 Industrial Market Report
- 2012 Industrial Market Report
- 2013 Industrial Market Report
- 2014 Industrial Market Report
- 2015 Industrial Market Report
- 2016 Industrial Market Report (Powerpoint Version)
- 2017 Industrial Market Report
- 2018 Industrial Market Report
OUR FAVORITE LINKS
A collection of mostly free websites curated by Tom, Andrew, and Guy Trusty to help you efficiently find and research property online.
- Miami-Dade County – Homepage
- Miami-Dade County – Property Appraiser – Property Search
- Miami-Dade County Tax Collector – Payment and Refund Information
- Miami-Dade County – Clerk of Courts
- Miami-Dade County Clerk – County Recorder’s Record Search
- Miami-Dade County – Criminal Search
- Miami-Dade County – e-Maps – GIS Tools and Maps
- Miami-Dade County – Tax Certificate Sales
- Miami-Dade County – Mortgage and Tax Deed Foreclosure Sales
- Miami-Dade County – Value Adjustment Board
- Miami-Dade County – Building and Zoning Dept
- Miami-Dade County – Zoning Code
- Miami-Dade County – Transparency Portal – Public Records, Open Data, GIS Tools, Salaries, Online Checkbook
- Miami-Dade County – Building Plans Microfilm Library
- Miami-Dade County – Public Library System
CITY OF MIAMI
- City of Miami – Miami Online Map Tools
- City of Miami – Miami 21
- City of Miami – Planning Department
- City of Miami – Building Department
STATE OF FLORIDA
- Division of Corporations – Florida Department of State
- Florida Statutes Chapter 475 Part I – Real Estate Brokers, Salespersons, And Schools
- Florida DBPR Licensee Search
- Florida Laws
- FL Dept Rev – Property Tax Oversight
- FL DOR Real Estate Related Forms
- FL DOT – Traffic Count Maps
- Florida Treasure Hunt
REAL ESTATE BUSINESS RELATED
- Municipal Code Corporation
- Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida (CIASF)
- BatchGeo – Make Google Maps using a spreadsheet of addresses.
- CCIM Institute: Networking. Education. Technology.
- LoopNet – #1 in Commercial Real Estate Online
- Crexi – Commercial Real Estate Property Listings
- Miami Commercial Property Search – The Miami Commercial Realtors Property Search
- US Government SIC Codes
WEBSITES OF THE WEEK
- ExcelFormulaBot – Helps you write a complex Excel formula using regular language.
- Get Human – Bypass the Automated Customer Service Number and Get Humans
- Omni Calculator – Nearly endless options for calculation online
- DiscoverPods or Podchaser – In case you need to find a new podcast to ease the road rage that comes from driving in Miami.
- Crypto Fear and Greed
- Stock Market Fear and Greed
- The World’s Largest Picture of New York City – Waste some time zooming around NYC.
- DouLingo – Free Language Learning
- Ponderpacks.com – Conversation Starters
- Scale-A-Tron – Tool that allows you to map a polygon on a map, then move it anywhere to compare the size. For example, you can compare the size of Miami International Airport to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta.
- Unclaimed.org – We’ve posted about this for Florida before, but this site helps you find the unclaimed property site throughout the US.
- Waze – Crowdsourced driving directions that factor in accidents, traffic jams and police stops.
- AppSumo – Great Deals on up-and-coming software – You can find lifetime access to new online services for a fraction of the yearly costs.
- Patch My PC– Easily update over 300 commons Windows Programs, also Ninite.com for quick installation of useful apps on a new machine.
- Smile.Amazon.Com – Let all your holiday purchases from Amazon help fund the Charity of your choice by going to Smile.Amazon.Com instead of the default amazon.com URL.
- Corporate BS Generator – Have some fun at your next meeting.
- IFTTT.com – Connect your Devices or Social Media accounts.
- Ancient Earth – Scroll through time and watch how the continents have evolved.
- This Person Does Not Exist – AI Generated Images of People Who Do Not Exist. (Generates a new fake face with every page refresh.)
- ShareX – Free Open-Source Screen Capture and Sharing App for Windows.
- How True Was It? – Ever wonder how true that “Based on a true story” movie really was?
- FEMA Online Courses – Learn emergency management skills online for free from the official FEMA Emergency Management Institute.
- Under the Sun – Tracks where the sun is right now.
- Unsplash – Royalty free stock photos that can be used just about anywhere you’d like.
- Curbed Miami – A source for some of the finest and sometimes absurd real estate news happening in Miami and other major cities.
- The Plantain – Satirical News site similar to The Onion but focusing on sunny South Florida.
- Tropical Tidbits – Great website for tracking Storm information, presented in a more scientific manner than most weather sites.
- Windy – Visual Wind and Weather Map. Great for Sailing, Kiteboarding, Drone Flying or just deciding what to this weekend
- Sweet Home 3D – Free Open Source 3d Floor plan Modeler
- Let Me Google That – For that person in your life that asks you for information that could have been more easily just googled.
- Workingdays.us – Calculate the Due Date of deals in working days, including US Holidays.
- Bitwarden – Open-Sourced Free Password Manager
- WordPress.org – What powers this website.
- BatchGeo – Make Google Maps using a spreadsheet of addresses.
- Calculator.net – Free online calculators for almost anything
These links may change from time to time, if you find that one no longer works let us know, and we’ll try to find the new version.
Presentation and Class Materials
- Guy and Tom’s Favorite FREE Websites – PDF
- Guy and Tom’s Favorite FREE Websites – PowerPoint
- Fundamentals of Commercial Real Estate by Tom Dixon for the Miami Realtors
- 2004 Real Estate Taxes and Homestead Exemption
- Code Violations
- Condominium Documents
- Financing Alternatives
- How a CLUE report can affect your insurance
- How to look up Deeds
- Important Steps to reduce your real estate taxes
- Introduction to Home Financing
- Mortgage Financing and your FICO Credit Score
- Municipal codes
- Property Searches
- Real Estate Purchase Considerations
- Real Estate Taxes
- Seller Disclosures
- State of Florida Homepage
- Where are all the people
- Where is that property
- Why are there different kinds of deeds used for the transfer of real estate?