Over 500 owners, developers, investors and real estate players attended Marcus & Millichap CRE Forum: Florida on February 12 to network with South Florida’s top owners.  Attendees participated in a daylong series of panels covering all major asset classes from industrial and retail to a special session on foreign investment. Top speakers include:

Gil Dezer

Gil Dezer

Jim Fried

Jim Fried
Fried on

Jorge Pérez

Jorge Pérez

Manny Diaz

Manny Diaz
Former Mayor of

Check out the recap from the event and see more pictures here.

Gil Dezer & Jim Fried Panel
Attendees Jorge Pérez & Manny Diaz


Attendee Breakdown:

Attendee Breakdown


Pearls of Wisdom:

Learn about the latest trends, forecasts and predictions of the Miami market from the top executives in the industry with their Pearls of Wisdom. Speakers include Jorge Pérez, Nitin Motwani, Gil Dezer, Marc Sarnoff, Manny Diaz and Alan Ojeda.

Featured Speakers:

  • Matthew Adler, President & CEO, Adler Kawa Real Estate Advisors
  • Rodrigo Azpurua, Chief Executive Officer, Riviera Point Development Group
  • Beth Azor, Consultant, Azor Advisory Services
  • Jonathan Bennett, Director of Real Estate, Nakash Holdings
  • Brian Bandell, Journalist, South Florida Business Journal
  • Malcolm Butters, President & Co-Founder, Butters Group
  • Pat Carroll, Founder & CEO, Carroll Organization
  • Peter Crovo, Vice President – Market Officer, Prologis
  • Gil Dezer, President, Dezer Development
  • Manny Diaz, Former Mayor, Miami; Senior Partner, Lydecker Diaz
  • Brett Dill, President, Swerdlow Group
  • Thom Collins, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami
  • Kirk Felici, First Vice President & Regional Manager – Miami, Marcus & Millichap
  • Robert Finvarb, Founder, Finvarb Companies
  • Jim Fried, Managing Director, Fried on Business
  • Kevin Gale, Editor-in-chief, Lifestyle Media Group
  • Nelson Garcia, President & Founder, Realnovations Advisors
  • Robert Hazard III, SVP – Acquisitions & Development, Hersha Hospitality Trust
  • Arnaud Karsenti, Managing Principal, 13th Floor Investments
  • Peter Lewis, President, Wharton Equity Partners
  • Darcie Lunsford, Senior Vice President, Butters Group
  • David Martin, President & Owner, Terra Group
  • Gregory Matus, VP & Regional Manager – Ft. Lauterdale, Marcus & Millichap
  • Carlos Melo, Principal, Melo Group
  • Steven McCraney, Chief Executive Officer, McCraney Property Co.
  • Ed Mitchell, SVP – South Florida Operations, Duke Realty
  • Nitin Motwani, Principal, Miami Worldcenter Associates
  • Alan Ojeda, President & CEO, Rilea Group
  • Stephen Owens, President, Swire Properties
  • Steven Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, Related Development
  • Jorge Pérez, Chairman & CEO, Related Group 
  • Andy Petry, Vice President, Liberty Property Trust
  • Al Pontius, Senior Vice President, Marcus & Millichap
  • Tom Riley, VP – Acquisitions & Development, Kimpton Hotels
  • Marc Sarnoff, Commissioner, City of Miami
  • David Schore, Partner, Mack Real Estate Group
  • John Sebree, VP & National Director – NMHG, Marcus & Millichap
  • Christopher Smiles, Managing Director, Waypoint Residential
  • Nelson Stabile, Principal, Integra Investments
  • Peter Stone, Vice President, Fortress Investments
  • James Tate, President, Tate Development
  • Rudy Touzet, CEO & Partner, Banyan Street Capital
  • Matthew Whitman Lazenby, President & CEO, Whitman Family Development
  • Doron Valero, Managing Partner, Global Fund Investments
  • Steve Williams, Executive Managing Director, Real Capital Analytics

Conference Agenda:

  • The Miami Story: Outlook for Commercial Real Estate 2014
  • Cars & Condos: Keynote Address
  • Prepare for Panamax: The Future of the Industrial Real Estate
  • Miami Price: Capital Raising Strategies for the Real Estate Investor
  • Big Fish: How to Catch the Right Deal in a Competitive Multifamily Market
  • Under Pressure: The South Florida Office as Jobs Grow but Inventory Doesn’t
  • The Next (RE)volution: Miami Retail Comes of Age
  • Hot(el) Pursuit: Hotel Investment & Development on the Beaches and
  • Is It Art, or Is It Just Real Estate?: The Future of South Florida’s
  • Miami — The First City of Latin America: Foreign Investment
    Strategies in CRE