Real estate economist Hugh F. Kelly, PhD, CRE, opened his 20th annual presentation to CREW-Miami with the observation that forecasters should have learned some humility after the inaccuracy of many of their 2016 predictions. That said, he projects moderate acceleration for GDP in 2017, sees the economy as doing well now, and expects continued prosperity for Miami real estate. “Contrary to popular belief, a change in the presidency does not usually mean major changes in the economy, because the economy is cyclical, regardless of who is in office.” Read More
At its December 2016 luncheon, CREW-Miami celebrated an impressive array of achievements by the organization and its members.
Cristina Lumpkin of Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP expressed gratitude to the amazing team who helped to make her year as CREW-Miami’s 2016 president so productive. “I am proud of the work we have done and all that we achieved this year, from our membership number reaching a new high of 275, our excellent programs and fabulous signature events, our outreach programs through U-CREW, and our scholarship program.” She also expressed the very successful Fall Connections event held at the Freedom Tower in October. Read More
The President’s Breakfast, a CREW-Miami members-only event, has become a cherished tradition. The lively gathering on December 10, 2016, included board members, committee chairs, and new and continuing members. Linda Adler of Carlton Fields, who chairs CREW’s strategic planning committee, welcomed guests to her firm’s offices. Chapter President Cristina Lumpkin (Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP) opened the program with deep thanks to the members for honoring her with a challenging yet rewarding year. She noted that the membership was a strong 275 as of the board’s last meeting. Read More
Responding to the changing world and staying competitive in Miami’s high demand real estate market was the topic of CREW-Miami’s November 16, 2016, luncheon program at the InterContinental Miami. Read More
CREW-Miami’s Signature Fall Event Scores an Impressive Success
True to its name, CREW-Miami’s annual “Cocktails, Community and Connections” showcased the enthusiasm and generosity that characterize South Florida’s commercial real estate professionals. Co-chairs Joy McKenna and Diana Carballeira and their tireless committee members created a memorable evening of networking on October 27, 2016, at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami.
Visionary brokers and developers analyze Miami’s dynamic retail real estate market
On Sept. 21, 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel, journalist Emon Reiser of the South Florida Business Journal moderated a panel that included Michael Comras, Principal, The Comras Company of Florida; Kristin Mueller, COO of Jones Lang LaSalle’s retail group; Tom Roth, Principal, Grass River Property; and Sara Wolfe, Senior Managing Partner, Koniver Stern. Both Comras and Roth are involved in redevelopment initiatives for Cocowalk in Coconut Grove and The Shops at Sunset Place in South Miami. Read More