In July, “Bob Massi is The Property Man” debuted on the Fox News Channel (FNC), taking in-depth looks at the rise, fall and rebound of real estate development in Las Vegas. On Dec. 5, the half-hour show returns for a second season and turns its cameras on the Sunshine State — with some insight from FORWARD Florida.
All shows will originally air at noon EST on Saturday and re-broadcast at 3 pm EST on Sunday, beginning Dec. 5 and running through mid February.
“The Property Man” highlights the various facets of the housing industry and features experts who break down current property trends and pricing deals. This season Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach and Miami take center stage, along with “many stops in between.” Among those stories — as described by FORWARD Florida editors Michael Candelaria and Kim DeBower — is transit-oriented development (TOD) and its role in reshaping how Metro Orlando residents live, work and play.
Across the region, there are $5 billion in projects related to TOD now in progress, ranging from the expansion of Interstate 4 and the emergence of SunRail to major construction at Orlando International Airport. As DeBower comments in the show’s promotional preview: “Members of the millennial generation all want to be close to where they work, close to where they want to play and close to where they want to shop.”
Other Central Florida segments include the building of Lake Nona from scratch, encompassing 11 square miles of integration and collaboration to create innovative schools, medical and research facilities, neighborhoods and recreation. Also, there’s an inside look at the luxury homes of Isleworth in Metro Orlando, as well as a feature on famous college football coach Lou Holtz and the fiery loss of his home.
“We were delighted to have been contacted by the show and very excited to have so many Florida projects featured for the second season. It is a great opportunity to educate millions of people around the country to what is going on here,” said Susan Revello, publisher of FORWARD Florida, which focuses on economic development.
Massi, an attorney who practices civil litigation and runs his own law firm in Nevada, has made a name for himself on television. He joined FNC in 1996 and steadily rose up the ranks. Aside from providing legal analyses and hosting the show, he appears weekly on Fox & Friends for his segments “Rebuilding Dreams” and “Legal Ease,” among other work for FNC and the Fox Business Network.
FNC, a 24-hour news service, is owned by 21st Century Fox and available in more than 90 million homes.