The House That Google Built

26 Oct


Great article (see link below) in the WSJ about a smart home in San Francisco custom built by a Google executive. Smart home technology is definitely trending and here to stay in my opinion. The once unthinkable is becoming a reality!

On a related note I will be speaking on a CNET smart home tech panel at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. I will definitely be writing about the greatest and latest in smart home products following the event. Stay tuned!

Scott declares state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Erika

28 Aug


Danny Hertzberg featured as a guest columnist for the Miami Herald

24 Jun

miami herald

“The recent wave of high net worth buyers has sparked a boom at the top end of the Miami real estate market. A recent study — the Coldwell Banker Previews International Luxury Market Report — showed that outside of New York City, Miami is the country’s busiest locale in the million-dollar-plus market.” – Danny Hertzberg on the Miami real estate market. To read the full article about younger buyers in the high-end market, please click on the link below:

Living Large In The Penthouse Of The Grand Venetian

24 Jun

the grand venetian

We are incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to give CBS host Lisa Petrillo a tour of our breathtaking duplex Penthouse at the Grand Venetian. Two penthouses have been combined to form this impressive 6,500 sqft skyline penthome with floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled finishes throughout. This penthome exudes luxury with a savant smart system, Kreon lighting, Subzero, Wolf and Miele appliances. From a glass and steel floating staircase to a one-of-a-kind pneumatic elevator, this Sunset Harbour gem is the true definition of “Living Large” in Miami. Click on the link below to join me on our tour:


Real estate agent Danny Hertzberg comments about the current state of Miami Beach’s real estate market and gives teasers of new buildings and developments for 2015…

17 Oct

Check out my guest blog post on the Miami Beach real estate market featured on the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority website:

Uber in Miami

2 Jul

Uber, my favorite transportation app that connects you with drivers in your area to schedule a car service, finally launched in Miami on June 4th. It’s motto, “Moving People; tap a button, get picked up in minutes”, is an accurate description of the services this amazing company offers. Already a prevalent method of transportation in several big cities around the US such as NYC and San Francisco, Uber has had a hard time getting the State Legislature’s approval to launch in Miami as the taxi lobby has been pushing back.  It’s been a long journey for Uber, but after months of lobbying and thousands of petitioners voicing their support, Miami joined the ranks of some 120 Uber-friendly cities around the world. As reported by the company’s official Blog, this new method of transportation will be “better, faster, and over 25% cheaper than a taxi.” If you still haven’t given Uber a shot, download the app and order your ride using my Uber code, mo692, to get $30 off your first journey. Redeem it at

Insomnia Cookies

22 Apr


Have you ever had a late night craving for fresh baked cookies? Crave no more! The beginning of January 2014 marked an important milestone in the development of Miami’s COOKIE scene.Image The infamous Insomnia Cookies, a late night treat delivery system, opened its doors to Miami Beach cookie fans earlier this year. The idea of delivering freshly baked goods after hours was born to a hungry student diligently working the night away at the University of Pennsylvania 10 years earlier. ImageAfter gaining popularity around campus, this delectable concept expanded and today the business boasts 40 locations nationwide.

The Miami Beach joint delivers cookies till 3am and even has a special feature, The Cookie Tracker, which updates you on the status of your mouthwatering delivery. Place your order here and don’t forget to add a pint of milk before you check out to get the full Insomnia Cookies experience:


South Beach Comedy Festival

3 Apr


Ultra may be over, but the Spring Break festivities are still going strong! The South Beach Comedy Festival is upon us and this year’s ninth anniversary celebration will bring the best comedy entertainment to Miami. The festival started on April 1st and will run until April 5th. For the past eight years the Festival has featured some of the top Comedy world talents as well as some local rising stars. And this year is no exception with an A list lineup of comedy celebrities such as Chelsea Handler, Chris Hardwick, Mike Epps and Joe Rogan. Don’t miss out on the action, get your tickets here:

If you’re feeling like a high roller, there are still some VIP passes available:

For more information, visit the Festival website:

SkyRise Miami

24 Mar

ImageDesigned by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, this iconic structure will be the second tallest observation tower in the country. The steel and glass giant will be situated on the waterfront of Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. Skyrise will have a sleek, hairpin-like form, which will help the tower withstand strong hurricane winds. The tower will feature an upscale restaurant, a formal ballroom, three observation decks and a nightclub perched 1,000 feet above ground. SkyRise will also offer a number of attractions for the adrenaline rush seekers; a bungee jump-like SkyRise Drop system, a SkyPlunge free fall ride and a Flying Theater simulating a ride through Miami, the Everglades and the Ocean.


SkyRise’s developer, Jeff Berkowitz hopes to begin construction by summer of 2014 and complete the work by 2017. “It is going to allow Miami to assume its rightful place on the global map of world-class cities,” Berkowitz told Local10. “It’s iconic… It’s going to be Miami’s Eiffel Tower.”


The construction price of this phenomenal project? SkyRise might end up costing $430 million and while Berkowitz hopes to raise $270 in investments, he will also be contributing a “significant” amount of his own money, Miami News Today reports. Not only will this development draw foreign investors to the area, but it will also help create jobs for Miami residents. According to the Washington Economic Group Report, SkyRise will create some 7,100 jobs during its construction phase and an additional 17,000 once it opens its doors to the public. And the local economic stimulus doesn’t end there! The SkyRise website boasts that the tower is projected to attract 3.2 million visitors every year upon opening, which should help further boost the 305 economy.


For more pictures and information about the exciting future addition to the Miami skyline, please see:

Alton Road Construction to Finish 7 Months Ahead of Schedule

3 Mar


The road construction project on Alton Road is addressing road drainage problems in South Beach and should help prevent flooding during high tides in the future. According to The Miami Herald, the $32 million dollar project was originally supposed to be completed by August 2015. However, earlier this week the Miami Beach government announced that it will help expedite the work and complete all construction by December 2014. 

If you’ve worked, lived, or vacationed in South Beach at anytime over the past couple of months, you’ve most likely endured spontaneous detouring, heavy traffic jams and endless road rage coming from all directions. Drivers, landlords, business owners, tourists and residents have all been suffering from street closures so yesterday’s news about the project getting expedited couldn’t have been more welcome!

As reported by The Miami Herald, Mayor Levine announced that the state had agreed to speed up construction after he and city representatives met last Thursday with Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials. Meanwhile the City of Miami Beach will be doing everything possible to help customers get to the shops and restaurants affected by street closures. CBS reports that a free trolley service is now operating from Fifth Street to Lincoln Road, along Alton Road and West Avenue, with 21 stops along the way in an effort to improve accessibility. As an added bonus, trolley riders are welcome to park at the Alton Road as well as Fifth Street Parking Garages free of charge.


Miami residents and tourists are rejoicing and looking forward to the end of this necessary, yet aggravating road repair. A big thank you to our Mayor Philip Levine for taking the lead on this project and working diligently with the Governor’s office to complete this project in record time. For further details, please refer to these articles:

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