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Written by on February 9, 2012

FYI Miami is a weekly feature of Miami Today, keeping readers ahead of the news. Here are highlights from the most current edition. Complete coverage, including The Insider and all information columns, is available in the e-edition. Sign up now.

   EXPANSION ADDS JOBS: Samsung at Doral Costa Office Park, 9850 NW 41st St., has extended and expanded its lease from 10,400 square feet to 11,600. The multinational conglomerate will expand staff at the location from about 60 people to around 80, said Mort Fetterolf, senior commercial associate of Colliers International South Florida, who represented Samsung in the transaction. The Doral location houses Samsung’s Latin America sales office.

   INCOMING LEASES: The 40-story office tower 600 Brickell at Brickell World Plaza has executed new leases but details are being kept under wraps for now, said Noel Steinfeld, senior vice president of Jones Lang LaSalle. Right now, the tower houses the building’s developer the Foram Group, Crédit Agricole Private Banking Miami, which moved in last November to begin its 12-year lease in 20,137 square feet, and law firm De La Peña Group, which occupies 2,820 square feet.

   TRUSTEE WANTED: The Trustee Nominating Committee of the Florida Board of Governors is seeking candidates to join the Board of Trustees for Florida International University. Each of the 11 state universities has a 13-member board responsible for cost-effective policy and for implementing and maintaining programs consistent with the university’s mission. Each also develops processes to meet state policy, budgeting and education standards. Those interested in appointment must send a complete application to the university by March 1. Service is through Jan. 6, 2015, to fill an existing vacancy. Details: (850) 245-0466 or

   BUILD BLITZ: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami on Monday launched its "Blitz Build 2012," a yearly accelerated construction event in which the organization completes ten new homes in two weeks with the aid of more than 1,500 volunteers. This year’s project, Habitat Oaks in Liberty City at Northwest 51st Street between 23rd and 24th avenues, features ten new homes on previously vacant land donated by Miami-Dade County as part of its infill housing program. Volunteers are served breakfast and lunch get t-shirts and mementoes of participation. Details:

   MILITARY MUSINGS: The Miami Military Museum and Memorial project is one step closer to completion. The county commission has OK’d a license agreement with the museum, allowing it to operate on county land, consistent with the approval plan for the Gold Coast Railroad Museum Park property, and furthering the development of the newly established Zoo Miami Entertainment District.

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