By: Danny Diaz
On Friday, October 6, more than 300 real estate professionals gathered at the Faena Forum for the Chamber’s annual Real Estate Luncheon, sponsored by Hotwire Communications. This interactive solution-driven discussion, titled “Next Gen: Miami Beach,” focused on the “Live-Work-Play” phenomenon in Miami Beach.
Led by Avra Jain, CEO of the Vagabond Group, the panel included Andrew Frey, Founder & Principal of Tecela; Della Heiman, Founder of The Wynwood Yard; David Martin, President & Co-Founder of Terra; Daniel O’Connell, Executive Vice President of National Sales at Hotwire Communications; and Sandor Scher, Founder of Claro Development.
“From affordable housing to shifting trends in commercial real estate and generation-based development – the discussion was multilayered and dynamic,” said President and CEO of the Chamber Jerry Libbin.
Prior to the event brokers, agents, designers, developers, architects and other industry professionals networked in the “Hotwire Lounge.” Guests experienced the latest in virtual reality technology and were interviewed on the red carpet. They enjoyed coconut water courtesy of Coconut Stock and while strolling through a showcase of sponsors, which included Dominion Builders, Sudsies/Rugsies, Delta Design, the Home Show and Luxe Interior Design & Finishing, ONE Sotheby’s and Park One.
Event co-chairs were Mirielle Enlow, Keller Williams, and Jordan Kramer, COMPASS. Subcommittee members included Coral Lugaro, Hotwire Communications, and Jamie Maniscalco, Keys Commercial/Rose Curations, LLC.
The Chamber’s Real Estate Council hosts monthly informational meetings on issues that are important to the industry at large. From flood insurance to new trends in commercial construction to marketing and selling in challenging markets – the council tackles timely topics at their monthly meetings. The Council is co-chaired by Susan Askew, RE:MiamiBeach, and Seth Feuer, COMPASS. If you are interested in learning more about the council, please call the Chamber at 305-674-1300.
Hotwire Communications is the nation’s leading fiber optic telecommunications provider specializing in multi-family and multi-use properties. Hotwire provides advanced fiber optic services to communities in Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York to name a few via their Fision Fiber Optics divisions. Hotwire’s Fision Home unit specializes in multi-family living environments, including gated and active adult communities, single-family home developments, condominiums, and student dormitories. Fision Work, Hotwire’s Commercial Solutions division, provides world-class fiber-optic communications services to small and medium-sized businesses.