Member Feature


Column: Viewpoint that Simpson Park could be so much more

By Robert Green, owner of the 1550 Brickell Apartment complex, reflecting on what the Brickell community needs and his concept that Simpson Park could fulfill some of those needs. All viewpoints are welcome to the BHA Editor.

Nearly 30 years ago, we built 1550 Brickell Apartments. It was the first rental community to be built in the Brickell corridor and, while it has been substantially modernized and transformed since then, we continue to operate it as a rental today.

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Polga Medical Group Concierge Practice Joins BHA

BHA is pleased to welcome new members, Polga Medical Group, P.A.. They are an annual retainer-based, primary care concierge medical practice serving patients from Canada, Europe, Latin America, and across the United States.

Polga Medical Group’s offices are convenient for Brickell neighbors, located across the Rickenbacker Causeway on Key Biscayne, as well as in South Dade.

Dr. Justin Polga

As …

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Feb. 22: Decoding Condo Projects Seminar

Miami Condo Collective is offering an interactive program for Community Managers and Condominium Board Members that will break down the financial, legal and political process of managing Association construction projects. Association leaders and decision-makers will gain critical and practical information to help navigate large-scale projects. CAMs can earn Continuing Education Credits in sessions on Operations and Physical Property, Insurance and Financial Management. Compli…

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BHA Membership Chair Lorena Arnold happy to extol the virtues of Brickell

Lorena Arnold, BHA Membership Chair, loving Brickell life!
Welcome to the Brickell Neighborhood! A resident of Brickell since 2007, Lorena Arnold serves as President of Solaris of Brickell Bay where she has been a board member for six years. BHA is fortunate to have her as Membership Chair, providing outreach to newcomers about the benefits of Brickell and BHA.

Over 11 years ago, Lorena moved …

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CPA experts offer condo management insights October 16th

The Kane Condominium and Association Division of MBAF, our friend and long-time member Monte Kane, invites BHA members, property and community association managers to a special program on October 16th (rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma) all about condo finances. Attendees will benefit from the firm’s years of experience in providing financial services to condo and homeowners associations. The program will cover financial statements, operating equity, financial operations ef…

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Welcome New Members!

BHA is pleased to welcome several condominium associations to full BHA Membership in 2017. BrickellHouse, comprised of 374 units, is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive. The newest built of the new members, BrickellHouse was completed in 2014 and has a robotic parking garage, bay and city views. BrickellHouse will be represented by President Michael Smith and Property Manager Cindy Gonzalez.

Fortune House Condominium & Hotel is comprised of a unique combination of 295 l…

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Where It All Began: Heritage Tourism Visitors Center in the Middle of Metropolis

Dade Heritage Trust, in the heart of Brickell, is Miami’s largest historic preservation organization, with a mission to preserve Miami-Dade County’s architectural, cultural and environmental heritage. Housed in a one-story, wood frame building that was the original 1905 office of Dr. James Jackson, the organization, under the leadership of new Executive Director Christine Rupp, is anxious to build relationships with the residents, visitors and businesses of Brickell.

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Thank You Fall Sponsors!

Brickell Homeowners Association thanks its sponsors this fall who have supported Brickell condominium board leaders, property managers and business members through their support of  timely and educational events. These gatherings bring together the leadership and decision makers on issues of common concern.

We welcome business partners who wish to help promote the Brickell neighborhood and showcase their services to our unique community. The 5th Annual Brickell Holiday Ce…

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Rabbi Julie Jacobs: Leading in Spirit and Song

While her mother might have wished for a Broadway-bound daughter, Julie Jacobs’ special voice led her to an entirely different stage.

Today, she is known as Rabbi Julie Jacobs and proudly serves as the first female Rabbi of Beth David Congregation. Known as Miami’s Pioneer Synagogue and founded in 1912, shortly after Henry Flagler extended his railroad from Palm Beach to Miami, Beth David has been located at its current home on Coral Way and 25th Road since 1949.


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Manager Spotlight: Katia Ettus…A portrait of warmth and efficiency

The phrase “Welcome Home” is the mantra of Community Association Manager Katia Ettus, and the greeting residents of Carbonell Condominium hear most often. From the reception desk, to the elevator and at points throughout the building, Katia implements small touches to create a pleasant and inviting environment.

Katia said, “The words, ‘welcome home,’ are important to me because I was a condo owner at a residence that didn’t offer that feeling. So I try to put m…

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