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‘NOT business as usual in North Miami Beach’ hosted by Cornerstone Group’s Waterford at Aventura Apartment Homes

Barbie Mendez, Waterford at Aventura Apartment Homes; Mari Garcia, Cornerstone Group; North Miami Beach Mayor George Vallejo; Don Sanders, Cornerstone Group

The Aventura Marketing Council’s February breakfast meeting showcased Waterford at Aventura Apartment Homes, the Cornerstone Group’s newest community that will be a perfect place to call home – and exciting new business opportunities in the City of North Miami Beach, where progressive revitalization initiatives are being spearheaded by Mayor George Vallejo and members of the NMB City Council.

AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman welcomed hundreds of business and community leaders gathered at Florida International University’s Kovens Conference Center along with Don Sanders, Cornerstone Group’s Vice President of Marketing and Training.

Sanders noted that Waterford is conveniently located near Aventura Mall on West Dixie Highway. He explained that it features both midrise and townhome living options, combining affordability and superior amenities with an awesome location. One, two and three bedroom apartment homes with spacious floor plans featuring; open loft-like kitchens, granite countertops, high-efficiency appliances and impressive amenities including a clubhouse, business center, resort-style swimming pool and monthly community social events.

While Cornerstone Group is dedicated to developing and managing over 14,000+ exceptional apartment communities throughout Florida, Mayor Vallejo and members of the City Council are committed to re-igniting business opportunities in North Miami Beach.

“For at least a decade, we were living too much in the past with a political culture presenting challenges, but the voters spoke and said they wanted the city to progress and move forward. I’m happy to report we’re doing whatever it takes to foster economic prosperity. Our team is on a winning streak!”

Vallejo emphasized NMB is rolling out the red carpet for businesses by cutting red tape to streamline licensing, permitting and inspection processes; keeping an open door policy at City Hall, where meetings are always welcome; ensuring the city is well-maintained; reducing financial burdens; and eliminating wasteful spending. “We trimmed $7 million out of a $45 million budget and pension reforms will save us $3 million per year. We’ve also reduced our Building Department variance fees by over 90 percent.”

Vallejo went on to speak about new projects that will bring hundreds of millions in tax revenues into the city including a hotel and office project on West Dixie Highway; and the launch of Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences, expected to “light the fire” of redevelopment along Biscayne Boulevard, 163rd Street, and West Dixie Highway corridors. He also encouraged AMC members to learn more about the city’s Community Reinvestment Agency, focusing on developing critical areas in partnership with businesses and developers benefitting from tax breaks and other incentives.

“City government has an obligation to make the economic ground fertile so you can go out and do what you do best, which is dream, invent, create, invest and improve your business to improve the lives of your customers. We’re doing our part to create a thriving community, we’ve made great progress in North Miami Beach and now, we’re ‘open for business!’

For more information about Waterford at Aventura, visit the leasing center at 19580 West Dixie Highway, phone: 877-816-0109 or visit Waterford@theapartmentcorner.com

Article written by Bari Auerbach