Ashley Bosch looking at busy year guiding builders group as he takes on range of issues from appraisals to bank loans
With local builders and developers challenged by a shaky economy and limping real estate market, many are counting on new Builders Association of South Florida President Ashley Bosch to push for opportunity- and relief-generating legislation and pursue new areas of investments.
Mr. Bosch, who gave up a law practice for building, said after getting his first opportunity with Miami-based The Related Group he knew he wanted to be a developer. The Coral Gables-raised developer is lobbying for permit extensions for builders as current market conditions stretch construction schedules and a timeout for builders hurt by federal regulations that force stringent actions by banks.
In 2003, he started Blok Urban Development, a residential and commercial development company focused on acquisition and management of income-producing properties. Staff writer Yudislaidy Fernandez interviewed Mr. Bosch at his Miami Lakes office.
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