The very first project Jon Cardello’s architecture firm designed in South Florida was a tiny toll booth at a University of Miami parking garage.
Today, Cardello and his wife, Rachel, also an architect, run a team of 117 people designing some of Miami’s tallest new towers, as well as projects in Orlando, Dallas and the Bahamas. ADD merged its business with Canadian-based mega-firm Stantec last year, giving the Miami office global reach.
New foreclosure cases fell sharply across South Florida in November, though the number of homes repossessed by banks increased as courts clear dockets of bad mortgages originated during the housing bust.
Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties totaled 831 foreclosure filings last month, a 53 percent drop from November 2014, according to the RealtyTrac listing firm. It was the fewest number of starts for the tri-county region since RealtyTrac began counting in January 2006.