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The Crane is once again the state bird in Florida

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AM-headshot-blogHooray! Those capricious cranes, so elusive during the recession, have begun to reappear in growing numbers throughout the sunshine state. There’s a flock of them now with their wondrously long necks causing a lot of fuss and ruckus in the Brickell area.

I’m not talking about the white crane birds we see all over Florida, of course. The cranes that developers long to spot are the ones with necks made of steel. All you need to do is drive past downtown Miami on I-95 to see the sky high tall cranes marking the spot where Brickell City Center is rising out of the ground.

There will soon be more cranes joining the party right across the street as SLS LUX Brickell breaks ground in another month or two. That’s our project in partnership with Related at 801 S. Miami Avenue.

The question is, when does the growing population of cranes become too large to sustain?

Consider that our country is growing by 3.5 million people a year. That means in 15-years we’re going to have 52.5 million more people living amongst us. And here are more numbers from around the southeast to think about:

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  • Florida: Current population of just under 20 million people is expected grow to 25.5 million people by 2030, a 27.5 {f861352ab7d0f3f786cb6cad7d8c1b9836ed30c85c37a8f77ba2d159a4e0e407} increase
  • South Florida: Current population is 5.7 million and is expected to increase to 7.6 million by 2030, a 33{f861352ab7d0f3f786cb6cad7d8c1b9836ed30c85c37a8f77ba2d159a4e0e407} increase
  • Miami-Dade: Current population of nearly 2.6 million residents is expected to grow to just over 3.5 million by 2030, a 34.6{f861352ab7d0f3f786cb6cad7d8c1b9836ed30c85c37a8f77ba2d159a4e0e407} increase
  • Orlando: Current population in Orange County is 1.2 million and expected to grow to just over 1.9 million by 2030, a 58.3{f861352ab7d0f3f786cb6cad7d8c1b9836ed30c85c37a8f77ba2d159a4e0e407} increase
  • Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg: Current population is 2.2 million and expected to grow to just under 3 million by 2030, a 31{f861352ab7d0f3f786cb6cad7d8c1b9836ed30c85c37a8f77ba2d159a4e0e407} increase
  • Atlanta area: By 2040, 8.5 million people will call the 20-county region home, an increase of 3 million people or 35{f861352ab7d0f3f786cb6cad7d8c1b9836ed30c85c37a8f77ba2d159a4e0e407}.

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Today’s construction is for tomorrow’s populace, and the populace is moving into the urban core. Large cities are growing vertically. This is driving the need for more high-density housing.

The Allen Morris Company has played an important role in the historical development of downtown Miami and the Brickell area. We’ve been around since 1958.

If you have 5 minutes, I invite you to watch this new video about our company and where we are headed as a major commercial and multi-family real estate company. We’ve studied the numbers, and we are on target to develop exciting new projects in Florida and Georgia.

A lot has changed since the day my father, L.Allen Morris, first hung up the company shingle in Miami, and more change is ahead as the economy takes flight. Cranes are a magnificent sight to behold these days, after years of worry that they might become extinct.

The white, feathered kind of crane is also a treasure, however, and in case you’re wondering – the official Florida state bird is the Northern Mockingbird… unless you’re a DEVELOPER!

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