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Alexandra Clough

Alexandra Clough has been a business writer for the Palm Beach Post since 1989. Previously, she worked as a real estate and business writer in Miami, and in the 1980s, covered Wall Street and corporate finance for a New York-based financial magazine. Alexandra is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C.

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Ex-CFO ends lawsuit against the Batmasians that alleged fraud
 The former chief financial officer for real estate moguls James and Marta Batmasian has dropped his lawsuit against the couple, putting an end to his explosive allegations that the Batmasians’ Boca Raton empire was a “financial crimes enterprise.” On Monday, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Edward Garrison issued a...

Posted: 6 hours ago

The former chief financial officer for real estate moguls James and Marta Batmasian has dropped his lawsuit against the couple, putting an end to his explosive allegations that the Batmasians’ Boca Raton empire was a “financial crimes enterprise.” On Monday, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Edward Garrison issued a...
Boca Raton’s Telsey: “The only disability is a bad attitude”
 Debbie Telsey is a former special education teacher and executive recruiter who blended both careers into a business. Two years ago, Telsey co-founded I Can Living and Learning Center, a Boca Raton-based company that helps find jobs for adults with disabilities. “It’s the perfect job for me,” Telsey said. “I love being...

Posted: a day ago

Debbie Telsey is a former special education teacher and executive recruiter who blended both careers into a business. Two years ago, Telsey co-founded I Can Living and Learning Center, a Boca Raton-based company that helps find jobs for adults with disabilities. “It’s the perfect job for me,” Telsey said. “I love being...
Boca Raton’s Bluegreen pitches timeshares to next generation
 It’s not your parent’s timeshare anymore. That’s the message of Bluegreen Vacations Corp., a Boca Raton-based company seeking to tap the next generation of travelers. Bluegreen on Wednesday announced it had purchased a new vacation destination, The Éilan Hotel and Spa in the San Antonio Hill Country. The $34 million...

Posted: 5 days ago

It’s not your parent’s timeshare anymore. That’s the message of Bluegreen Vacations Corp., a Boca Raton-based company seeking to tap the next generation of travelers. Bluegreen on Wednesday announced it had purchased a new vacation destination, The Éilan Hotel and Spa in the San Antonio Hill Country. The $34 million...
Sears to Palm Beach Gardens: Pay our $2.1 million legal bill
 Sears is seeking $2.1 million in legal fees from the city of Palm Beach Gardens after the department store defeated the city and The Gardens Mall’s owner in court and prevailed in its efforts to sublease its mall space to Dick’s Sporting Goods. The amount, which an attorney for Palm Beach Gardens called “shocking,&rdquo...

Posted: 7 days ago

Sears is seeking $2.1 million in legal fees from the city of Palm Beach Gardens after the department store defeated the city and The Gardens Mall’s owner in court and prevailed in its efforts to sublease its mall space to Dick’s Sporting Goods. The amount, which an attorney for Palm Beach Gardens called “shocking,&rdquo...
Jeff Greene says he will build new West Palm Beach office after all
 He’s finally going to do it. Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene said he’s moving forward with One West Palm, a twin-tower office, hotel and apartment complex planned for West Palm Beach. The project, at 550 Quadrille Blvd.,  was approved more than two years ago, but it has not started construction. Greene has blamed various issues...

Posted: 10 days ago

He’s finally going to do it. Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene said he’s moving forward with One West Palm, a twin-tower office, hotel and apartment complex planned for West Palm Beach. The project, at 550 Quadrille Blvd., was approved more than two years ago, but it has not started construction. Greene has blamed various issues...
EXCLUSIVE: Crocker threatens Boca Raton with $138 million lawsuit
 Crocker Partners built many of Boca Raton’s most important commercial buildings. Now the company is threatening to sue its hometown community for $138 million. “This is the worst experience I’ve ever had working with a municipality. It’s shocking. They pushed us to sue them,” said Angelo Bianco, Crocker Partners&rsquo...

Posted: 11 days ago

Crocker Partners built many of Boca Raton’s most important commercial buildings. Now the company is threatening to sue its hometown community for $138 million. “This is the worst experience I’ve ever had working with a municipality. It’s shocking. They pushed us to sue them,” said Angelo Bianco, Crocker Partners&rsquo...
Crocker Partners pays $170 million for former IBM campus in Boca Raton
 Crocker Partners is the buyer of the iconic former IBM campus in Boca Raton, which went up for sale last year not only as an office site but as a possible future home for apartments and shops. Boca Raton-based Crocker, together with New York-based Rialto Capital and Siguler Guff, this month paid about $170 million for the campus, now known...

Posted: 13 days ago

Crocker Partners is the buyer of the iconic former IBM campus in Boca Raton, which went up for sale last year not only as an office site but as a possible future home for apartments and shops. Boca Raton-based Crocker, together with New York-based Rialto Capital and Siguler Guff, this month paid about $170 million for the campus, now known...
Restaurateur Dennis Max out at Max’s Grille
 Dennis Max has maxed out at Max’s Grille, quietly withdrawing as an owner of the venerable Boca Raton restaurant, 27 years after he opened it. It’s the end of an era for Max, whose creative, California-driven menu shaped the dining scene in South Florida. Max also launched the careers of dozens of chefs who have gone on to work...

Posted: 18 days ago

Dennis Max has maxed out at Max’s Grille, quietly withdrawing as an owner of the venerable Boca Raton restaurant, 27 years after he opened it. It’s the end of an era for Max, whose creative, California-driven menu shaped the dining scene in South Florida. Max also launched the careers of dozens of chefs who have gone on to work...
For sale in West Palm Beach: Mansion with a Palm Beach price tag
 Luxury homes define the lifestyle of Palm Beach. But land prices are high and waterfront homes are scarce, with some costing $30 million or more for new construction. Now comes a developer who proposes an alternative: a new waterfront mansion that’s move-in ready and half the price — on the other side of the bridge. Developer ...

Posted: 25 days ago

Luxury homes define the lifestyle of Palm Beach. But land prices are high and waterfront homes are scarce, with some costing $30 million or more for new construction. Now comes a developer who proposes an alternative: a new waterfront mansion that’s move-in ready and half the price — on the other side of the bridge. Developer ...
Related plans new office tower at CityPlace’s north end
 The Related Cos. plans to build an 18-story office building on the north end of CityPlace, a move that could boost efforts to link the West Palm Beach mixed-use center to the rest of downtown and further develop the city’s core urban district. 360 Rosemary is slated to rise at the corner of Rosemary Avenue and Evernia Street, the first...

Posted: 27 days ago

The Related Cos. plans to build an 18-story office building on the north end of CityPlace, a move that could boost efforts to link the West Palm Beach mixed-use center to the rest of downtown and further develop the city’s core urban district. 360 Rosemary is slated to rise at the corner of Rosemary Avenue and Evernia Street, the first...
Business leaders who live in Palm Beach County seek gun law reforms
 A lawyer. A GOP donor. A New York developer. And the chief executive of a sporting goods store. All have homes in Palm Beach County, just north of Broward County, home to Parkland and the Feb. 14 massacre at a high school that killed 17 people. Numerous business and legal leaders have expressed horror at the shooting at
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11:00 AM Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018

A lawyer. A GOP donor. A New York developer. And the chief executive of a sporting goods store. All have homes in Palm Beach County, just north of Broward County, home to Parkland and the Feb. 14 massacre at a high school that killed 17 people. Numerous business and legal leaders have expressed horror at the shooting at Marjory...