12/14/17 Raleigh Mastermind Group Meeting


Member Scott Hadley of NAI Carolantic reports some of the Triangle’s outlying areas, like Sanford and Rocky Mount, are aggressive about securing new business, pointing to a community of engaged business and community leaders, like founding member Kirk Bradley in Sanford, for the areas’ welcoming business climate.

12/13/17 Miami Mastermind Group Meeting


The Miami REAL Professionals Mastermind Group welcomed newly-elected Mayor Francis Suarez, a Miami native and real estate attorney at Carlton Fields, as this month’s speaker. With Miami experiencing 37% growth over the last 3 years, there is a lot to be excited about for his upcoming term. Mayor Suarez discussed building the Miami brand by touting it as not only … Read More

12/7/17 Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group Meeting

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“The Resurgence of Newark: “A City We Can All Believe In.” That’s how this month’s guest speaker Jesse Luis began his presentation to the members of the Northern New Jersey Mastermind Group. As senior vice president of real estate development for the Newark CEDC (Community Economic Development Corp.), he provided an illustrated summary of the multi-faceted and exciting rebirth of … Read More

12/11/17 Philadelphia Mastermind Group Meeting


The Philadelphia Mastermind Group had the opportunity to learn more about the “Liberty by the River” project from architect and member Seth Shapiro of Barton Partners. While still working out details with the city, the project has the potential to transform a piece of Philadelphia waterfront into a vibrant, open-space area and to help form connections between Center City and … Read More

12/05/17 – Detroit Mastermind Group


Members of the Detroit Real Professionals Mastermind Group were treated to a tour of downtown’s Metropolitan Building, a $32 million redevelopment project of the long vacant building. The Element Detroit Hotel project is a joint venture between Real Professionals Member, The Means Group Inc and Detroit based The Roxbury Group. Built in 1925, the historic building is slated to reopen … Read More

11/27/17 Dallas Mastermind Group Meeting


Attendees of the November meeting of the Dallas Mastermind Group heard from guest speaker Jackson Drye of Hangar, a forward-thinking 14-month-old Austin-based tech startup. Hangar is building a platform that eventually will connect autonomous robotics of all different types. Currently, Hangar functions as a drone company with a national network of FAA-certified, vetted unmanned-drone pilots. Similar to Uber, Hangar clients … Read More

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