The Miami Master Brokers Forum, a network of top-producing South Florida real estate professionals, hosted a dinner and panel discussion on “The Building of Miami: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” Oct. 4 at the Residences by Armani/Casa in Sunny Isles Beach. Members of the panel included Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Coral Gables Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli, Downtown Miami Development Authority director Philippe Houdard and moderator Jeff Morr from the MBF. More than 120 MBF members attended the event to hear and discuss the future of Miami’s real estate development.
In other local real estate news:
- The Wynwood Business Improvement District and the Miami Herald hosted a free discussion about the future of the up-and-coming downtown district Oct. 30 at the Light Box inside Goldman Warehouse. The event, titled “Wynwood: The Next Chapter,” was free and open to the public. Speakers included Anthony Graziano of Integra Realty Resources, Jessica Goldman Srebnick of Goldman Properties, Jon Raul Perez of The Related Group and Tony Cho of Metro 1, all prominent developers in Wynwood helping to revitalize the area.
- Nelson Rios, sales director at Cervera Real Estate in Miami, died Oct. 23 at the age of 46. The cause of death was not disclosed. Speaking with The Real Deal, Cervera principal and managing partner Alicia Cervera Lamadrid called Rios “a phenomenal ambassador for the company” and “an exceptional family man.” The company created a GoFundMe page to raise money in support of Rios’ two children.
- Construction on one of the two towers that make up The Harbour in North Miami Beach was completed Oct. 27, according to developers Key International and 13th Floor Investments. The second tower is expected to follow in a matter of weeks. Out of 425 condo units total, the developers said 98 percent were already sold out as of Oct. 27.