They’re “coming here in swarms,” said Peter Zalewski, founder of, an online portal that tracks South Florida’s new condominium construction market. He moderated a panel Thursday in Dania Beach for a real estate event sponsored by The Real Deal.

Patrick Campbell, vice president at the Related Group, categorized Broward as a local market compared to Miami’s transient population. Up to 90 percent of sales at the development company’s Auberge Beach Residences in Fort Lauderdale have been local.