As residents and automobile drivers in downtown Miami brace for an ominous high-rise condo boom, a romantic (yet lucrative) episode of urban pioneering is coming to a close. Over the past year Andrew Tobias, one of Miami's leading financial geniuses and the treasurer of the Democratic National Committee, quietly sold one of the biggest portfolios of residential properties on Miami's up-and-coming but perennially seedy Upper East Side. This is roughly the area that straddles Biscayne Boulevard north of NE 54th Street. The selloff of about 30 houses and apartment buildings (approximately 180 units) Tobias owned east and west of the boulevard ended last month, with a sale like this one: Someone agreed to pay $349,000 for a three-bedroom house in Belle Meade that Tobias bought in... More >>>