From the future of Fort Lauderdale residential and commercial real estate to women in development, here are some of the week’s noteworthy talks:
▪ March 9: The Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean chapter will host its third annual Fort Lauderdale development and investment forum “Fort Lauderdale Evolves: Curating the future” from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Over 15 speakers will gather at the Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale at One North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Greg West, the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean chair and ZOM Living chief executive officer, and Alan Hooper, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean event committee chair and founder and president of Hooper Construction, will give the welcoming remarks.
The afternoon’s discussions include “Emerging trends in real estate,” “Local market overview” and “Game changing projects.” Panelists include the Wharf Co-Founder Emi Guerra, Native Realty Chief Executive Officer Jaime Sturgis and Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority President and Chief Executive Officer Jenni Morejon. Prices range for members from $45 to $75 and for non-members from $55 to $100. RSVP here.
▪ March 10: The Miami Association of Realtors will host the luncheon and networking event “Increase potential buyers with a renovation loan” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the association’s Aventura office at 20803 Biscayne Blvd. Todd Fogel, the vice president of mortgage lending for the Chicago-based nationwide mortgage lending company Guaranteed Rate, will lead the discussion. Real estate agents will learn how buyers can use a renovation loan to update their home. The event is free for members and $25 for non-members. RSVP here.
▪ March 12: The City of North Miami will host the free luncheon “Women Optimizing Now” focused on women in real estate development from noon. to 2 p.m. at the Florida International University Kovens Conference Center at 3000 NE 151st St. Dudley’s Professional Services Chief Executive Officer Dudley Etienne will present the keynote speech. The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Development Liaison Althea Harris will moderate the discussion, including panelists Nicole Heran of the Sweden-based multinational construction and development company Skanska, Avra Jain of the MiMo-based Vagabond Group Consultancy, specializing in adaptive reuse and infill development, and Evelyn Rodriguez of the Waterford Business District-based engineering firm EAC Consulting. RSVP here.