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Real Estate And Construction: A Dynamic Force In Doral

The cranes are everywhere in Doral.

The city is experiencing an unbelievable construction boom never seen before in its 16-year history. Commercial spaces, new hotels, industrial warehouses, residential communities, and more. Demand from businesses and residents is at an all time high, and as a result, Doral is the fastest growing city in Florida and one of the fastest in the nation. Growth is in the DNA of the city.

The key industry sectors leading the charge are real estate and construction.

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How Doral Morphed From An Industrial Business Center To A Luxury Enclave

Doral is still officially a young city, incorporated only 15 years ago.

But Doral’s roots date back to the 1950s, when Doris and Alfred Kaskel scooped up 2,400 acres of swampland for $49,000 on which they built a grand hotel, country club and golf resort nearly a decade later. The Kaskels, apartment developers from New York City who also built a pair of Art Deco hotels in Miami Beach, named their new resort after themselves — and Doral was born.

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It All Started With A School

In the 1950s, a Florida couple bought 2,400 acres of swampland west of Miami to build a golf course and hotel. They named the area after their first names, Doris and Al.

Today, the City of Doral is home to major corporations, a U.S. president’s resort and an exploding residential community, largely because of Codina Partners and its vision for a city center, Downtown Doral.

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