Parker Associates was the primary land development consultant to Hacienda Pinilla in Costa Rica.

New Health Center at Hacienda Pinilla

Parker Associates is excited to observe the opening of the new Health Center at Hacienda Pinilla, the 4.500 acre resort community on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica, positioned by Parker Associates a decade ago. The Health Center was a dream of HP founder “Pat” Patillo of Atlanta when he began developing his family vacation ranch in the 1990s. In addition to maintaining a doctor in residence (Dr. Rojas) to attend to the medical needs of residents, guests and employees 24/7, the Center held its first annual Health Fair this year to serve the surrounding community with public health services (provided in conjunction with the Costa Rica Public Health System […]

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Parker Associates has over 30 years of expertise in the Florida Housing Market.

Best Florida Housing Markets

According to Realtor.com’s “Top 10 Turnaround Report,” based on Third Quarter 2011 data, the following six Florida markets are included as exhibiting the best positive year-over-year housing median price appreciation, inventory reductions and inventory age while also experiencing lower unemployment rates: Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers-Cape Coral, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota-Bradenton, and Lakeland-Winter Haven. Most of these same markets were featured just three years ago as having the worst impacts in the nation from the Great Recession.  This report also notes that the number of foreign buyers purchasing homes in these markets increased from 10 percent in 2007 to 31 percent in 2011.

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Mobile Phone Internet Usage

There was this year a neat infographic highlighting statistics on how people are using mobile phones in 2011.  The infographic shows that over 1 billion of the worlds 4+ billion mobiles phones are now smartphones, and 3 billion are SMS enabled. In 2014, mobile internet usage will overtake desktop internet usage and already in 2011, more than 50% of all “local” searches are done from a mobile device. It is all part of a media blitz.  People are multitasking with their phones. 86% of mobile users are watching TV while using a mobile phone, 200+ million users access Facebook from a mobile device and 91% of all mobile internet use […]

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