HOW IN THE WORLD DID WE GET HERE?
Eric Glazer, Esq.
Published January 31, 2022
So, I get a call a few weeks ago from a
reporter at The New York Times. He was doing a story about the
incredible number of condominiums in Miami and how fast they
were all built. How the entire skyline on the coast changed
dramatically in the past 40 years or so and if itís possible
that The Champlain Towers in Miami was just a freak occurrence,
or something that we need to start thinking about regarding all
condominiums that were rushed through and given the green
light. Is it possible for other similarly situated buildings to
start falling down?
The story is somewhat startling but not
surprising. Itís a story about greed, out of control
construction, tampering with Mother Nature, little to no
inspections, rushed through permits, law firms and politicians
helping developers and The Florida Legislature turning a blind
eye towards all of it.
If youíre living in a building in Miami, this
is a must read. If you donít live in Miami, but are concerned
about whether or not your building was built properly, itís a
must read as well. Besides myself, there are politicians,
builders, developers and other experts that tell their side of
the story in detail. Some of it is shocking.
Because so many turned their backs years ago,
no wonder the story is called THE TICKING CLOCK OF MIAMIíS
CONDO EMPIRE. You should also know that coincidentally,
Robert Lisman, who is the resident from Champlain Towers East,
is the producer of our Condo Craze You Tube channel. Itís a
long article but again, itís a must read. To read it, click
The Towers and the Ticking Clock
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Eric Glazer graduated
from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992 after
receiving a B.A. from NYU. He has practiced community
association law for three decades and is the owner of
Glazer and Sachs, P.A. a five attorney law firm with
offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
Eric is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in
Condominium and Planned Development Law.
Since 2009, Eric has been the host of Condo Craze
and HOAs, a weekly one hour radio show that airs at 11:00 a.m.
each Sunday on 850 WFTL.
Eric is the first attorney in the State of
Florida that designed a course that certifies condominium and
HOA residents as eligible to serve on a Board of Directors and
has now certified more than 20,000 Floridians all across the
state. He is certified as a Circuit Court Mediator by The
Florida Supreme Court and has mediated dozens of disputes
between associations and unit owners. Eric also devotes
significant time to advancing legislation in the best interest
of Florida community association members.