7/26/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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Ron Wainwright, Tax Partner with Cherry Bekaert provided a firsthand account of what is and what is not going on in “tax rate reduction.” Ron previously worked in a national tax role during the Reagan administration and has been part of the committee providing input to The Ryan Plan which led to A Better Way Forward – the tax plan … Read More

6/28/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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Miami RPN members are making multi-million dollar deals from Florida to California and report that business is good. Baptist Health Enterprises just closed on a major project in Marathon Key and they are expanding to communities as needed. This month’s speaker Dyan Brasington the Executive Vice President of Economic Development at The Beacon Council of Miami emphasized that Miami is … Read More

5/17/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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This month’s meeting of the Real Professionals Network Mastermind Group featured 2 prominent public officials who have greatly impacted the City of Miami over the last 3 decades. Juan Del Busto who was the Regional President of the Miami Fed for 16 years and has 40 years experience working for this quasi government organization; talked about the dealings which made … Read More

4/26/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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Real Professionals Member, Mick Sticksma discussed property valuation in South Florida compared to the rest of the United States in his presentation to the group. The discussion covered a wide cross section of real estate including the surge in industrial prices in Miami – up to $160 per square foot driven in part by online giants including Amazon. The Miami … Read More

3/22/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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Leonard Roberts, Asset Manager with the City of Coral Gables, gave insight into green initiatives and development projects around the city. One goal is to have a park within 10 minutes walking distance of every resident and with a $300k fund every year set aside for green initiatives the city is nearly 30% green space. Leonard would be first to … Read More

2/22/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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Director of the City of Miami Real Estate Asset division Daniel Rottenberg discussed the high volume of active real estate transactions as well as the RFP process that he describes as unique. With 46 projects under construction and 65 more planned or proposed in the City of Miami including the $150M Beckham Miami Stadium, All aboard Florida – Miami Central, … Read More

1/25/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting

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Vincent Signorello from the privately held industrial conglomerate Florida East Coast Industries discussed Brightline, South Florida’s high speed railroad which includes an expansion project from Miami to Orlando later this year. Multiple municipalities as well as commercial and residential real estate interests have contributed to the project that will transport 5.5 million people a year when fully operational. The $3 … Read More

11/16/16 Miami Multi-Discipline Meeting

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Art Noriega with Miami’s Parking Authority presented on the current state and potential future of parking infrastructure in Miami. With the growth in ride sharing services, Uber and Lyft, parking demand has been majorly impacted and more garages are reporting loss in revenue. Art presented a future where garage and parking space has new found development potential. Under current building … Read More

06/22/16 Miami Multi-Discipline Meeting

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Miami 6.22.16

The June Miami mastermind meeting focused on foreign investment, transportation and the disruption of business models due to the rise of the internet economy. Political and economic instability, particularly in Latin America, continues to bring capital to the US and particularly to the Miami market. Brazil was referenced several times as a source of incoming capital, specifically towards Miami’s real estate … Read More

04/27/16 Miami Multi-Discipline Meeting

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Miami 4.27.16

Public transportation in Miami has been stagnant and slow in adapting to the growth in South Florida. But during April’s Mastermind Meeting in Miami, the subject of Uber, express bus lanes and self-driving cars showed that the city’s best days may be ahead of it. Keren Marti, a guest from First American Title Insurance, spoke about a recent luncheon with … Read More