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.

Latest from Alexandra Clough

For real estate agent Minkoff, the art and the deal go hand-in-hand
 Business is becoming global. So when it comes to selling real estate in Palm Beach County, thinking locally isn’t enough. That’s why real estate agent Burt Minkoff recently jumped from an East Coast-oriented firm to one that is worldwide. At Douglas Elliman, Minkoff hopes to continue his unique brand of marketing real estate to...

Posted: a day ago

Business is becoming global. So when it comes to selling real estate in Palm Beach County, thinking locally isn’t enough. That’s why real estate agent Burt Minkoff recently jumped from an East Coast-oriented firm to one that is worldwide. At Douglas Elliman, Minkoff hopes to continue his unique brand of marketing real estate to...
While other golf clubs close, Palm Beach Gardens’ Eastpointe has a plan
 Eastpointe Country Club in suburban Palm Beach Gardens has found a way out of the rough and into a new source of money to upgrade its facilities, while keeping intact two golf courses for residents. The club plans to sell one of two driving ranges and tennis complexes to a housing builder, then use the money from the 10-acre sale to create...

Posted: 5 days ago

Eastpointe Country Club in suburban Palm Beach Gardens has found a way out of the rough and into a new source of money to upgrade its facilities, while keeping intact two golf courses for residents. The club plans to sell one of two driving ranges and tennis complexes to a housing builder, then use the money from the 10-acre sale to create...
Ex-Batmasian employees end lawsuits that alleged fraud, sex claims
 Lawsuits between real estate moguls James and Marta Batmasian and two former employees have been dropped, putting an end to accusations that Batmasian created a sex-filled hostile work environment, where bank and tax fraud were routinely committed as part of a “financial crimes enterprise.” The moves were completed hours...

Posted: 28 days ago

Lawsuits between real estate moguls James and Marta Batmasian and two former employees have been dropped, putting an end to accusations that Batmasian created a sex-filled hostile work environment, where bank and tax fraud were routinely committed as part of a “financial crimes enterprise.” The moves were completed hours...
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...

11:00 AM Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018

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...

12:00 AM Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018

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...

10:17 PM Monday, Apr. 16, 2018

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...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 14, 2018

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...

7:17 PM Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018

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...

9:33 PM Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018

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...

5:58 PM Thursday, Apr. 05, 2018

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 ...

6:30 PM Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018

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 ...