11/20/17 Pittsburgh Mastermind Group


Wouldn’t it be great to access various property maps to find potentially fatal flaws for a development project before putting a shovel in the ground? That’s the idea behind a GIS mapping tool that sets Civil & Environmental Consultants apart from other firms. CEC gives clients online access to layered maps, even in the field. And the company has industry … Read More

11/15/17 New York City Mastermind Group Meeting

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A highly interactive group of leaders in the NYC Mastermind Group discussed a range of topics – good guy guarantees; office design from interior space measurements to outside building connections; the future of older “obsolete” buildings; NYC’s new scaffolding law (Local Labor Law 240); and much more. Guests David Elgart of Benefit Street Partners and Marc Lawrence of World Wide … Read More

11/16/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting


Brandon Ashkouti with Eden Rock Real Estate Partners updated the Real Professionals Midtown Group at a recent meeting on progress at and around Westside Village at Moore’s Mill. His major retail project is well underway in the underserved Westside neighborhood of Atlanta that has seen 5000 new homes built since 2000. Eden Rock has focused on quality architecture in order … Read More

11/14/17 Washington, DC Mastermind Meeting

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This month, the DC Mastermind group welcomed David Nemecek, principal at Bohler Engineering, to their membership ranks. The discussion ranged from the potential impact of the proposed tax bills floating around Congress to the potential sites for Amazon’s second headquarters. Boutique land brokerage firm Enterprise Realty Services was also the highlighted business of the month, with principal Steve Varga discussing … Read More

11/9/17 Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group Meeting

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Good Times on the Horizon for the Meadowlands Members of the Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group were regaled by a presentation of the latest development plans for the Meadowlands. Our November speaker was Jim Kirkos, president and CEO of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber, which includes more than 1500 business members, including our own NAI James E. Hanson and Dresdner Robin. … Read More

11/13/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting


The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to learn more about development in the city from guest speaker Anne Fadullon from the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Philadelphia. Anne discussed the new organizational structure of the department, the recent initiatives they’ve undertaken and completed, and some of the big issues that face the city, including the … Read More

11/8/17 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting


Builders are looking for land reports Jeff Graves, a broker with McWhirter Realty as he discussed the strength of residential building at a recent Real Professionals Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Meeting. Jeff is working with builders who see a robust market with only 2.5 months of product available for homebuyers. In comparison, only recently there was 9 months or more of … Read More

11/07/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group


Ritchie Harrison from the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy presented at the November Detroit Mastermind Meeting. He describes his work as adding value to the 5.5 miles of downtown waterfront from a human standpoint while at the same time maximizing the economic impact. Over $1 billion has been invested in ten years with spending by visitors at $43 million according to an … Read More

11/9/17 Raleigh Mastermind Group Meeting


Founding member Kirk Bradley of Lee-Moore Capital Company and member Tom White of NC State both commented that North Carolina is a finalist for Toyota/Mazda’s joint $1.6 billion EV factory pursuit in the U.S., looking at the Greensboro-Randolph megasite. Kirk said the possibility has triggered many economic development requests by other businesses who would serve as factory suppliers. The announcement … Read More

10/26/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting


Kevin Green with Midtown Alliance, a non profit organization of business and community leaders dedicated to building a vibrant urban experience in the heart of Atlanta, was the speaker at a recent Midtown Real Professionals Mastermind Meeting and reported on the thriving market. Midtown Alliance is guided by Blueprint Midtown and works in partnership with the Midtown Improvement District. Since … Read More