Real Estate Wins in Miami’s Mayoral Elections – Commercial Observer

 Real Estate Wins in Miami’s Mayoral Elections – Commercial Observer

Real estate-friendly candidates and initiatives came out victorious across Miami in last night’s election, particularly in the mayoral races in the high-profile cities of Miami and Miami beach.

In Miami Beach, Mayor Dan Gelber handily won reelection, capturing 62 percent of votes for this third term. The Democrat had tied his campaign to a controversial referendum to curb partying in South Beach. The referendum proposed rolling back the last-call time to serve alcohol at establishments along famed Ocean Drive, to 2 a.m. from 5 a.m. 

The majority of voters agreed with Gelber, with 56 percent approving the non-binding measure. 

Proponents say the initiative will help curb disorderly conduct and crime at the wee hours of the night. “They don’t have to have a 24-hour party. Our residents cannot be held captive to a business model that creates disorder,” Gelder said last night.

Real estate is also at play. Endorsers believe…

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