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Florida’s Brightest Real Estate Minds to Tackle Development Trends, Transit, Capital Markets & More at Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Summit

 Florida’s Brightest Real Estate Minds to Tackle Development Trends, Transit, Capital Markets & More at Urban Land Institute’s 2014 Summit

 Best-selling novelist Carl Hiaasen to deliver keynote remarks on Friday, June 13th

MIAMI, May 13, 2014 Florida’s sharpest real estate minds and policymakers will gather to tackle the top issues facing the state’s real estate economy and development landscape on June 12th and 13th during the Urban Land Institute’s annual statewide summit. Under the theme of “Moving Florida Forward,” the conference will convene hundreds of development professionals, civic leaders and land use experts at Walt Disney World’s Swan Resort in Orlando. Topics of discussion will include the state’s economy, transit and infrastructure, capital markets, sustainability and development trends.

A limited number of registrations are still available. Visit www.florida.uli.org to enroll. Special rates are available for public sector officials, young leaders (under age 35) and students.

Bestselling novelist and award-winning journalist Carl Hiaasen will close the conference on Friday, June 13. Hiaasen is recognized for his popular column in The Miami Herald and his series of award-winning novels, including Star Island, Nature Girl and Skinny Dip.

“ULI’s annual statewide summit is a must-attend conference for anyone doing business in Florida’s real estate sector,” says Eric Swanson, Chairman of the 2014 Summit. “Our event will serve as a forum for sharing ideas, making new business connections and learning about the trends and data that are driving the market today.”

The three-day conference will be divided into general sessions covering these topics:

  • Demographics, Diversity and Economics: Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University and one of the nation’s top economists, Dr. Robert W. Burchell, will discuss key points about Florida’s workforce and its impact in real estate.
  • Public Investments as Economic Drivers: Truth or Myth? Andy Corty, Publisher of Florida Trend Magazine, will uncover the numbers behind public spending for large-scale capital projects.
  • Building Healthy Places: Leveraging Concepts into Cash: Chris Leinberger of the Brookings Institution and ULI District Councils of Florida will discuss how to cater to the demands of the two largest demographic groups, baby boomers and Millennials.

In addition, 10 concurrent sessions will feature topics including: The Sharing Economy: Urban Cities Embracing Mass Transit and Less Parking; Workspaces of the Future; The State of Capital Markets; The Future of Residential Development; All Aboard: Moving People & Creating Places; Building a Mixed-Use Project While Creating a Community; and Investing in Your Career; among others.

Sponsors of this year’s summit include: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Akerman, Florida Trend, Greenberg Traurig, Gunster, Odebrecht, UCF Metro Center, Ashton Woods, Bilzin Sumberg, Holland & Knight, Minto, Schwartz Media Strategies and VHB.


 Media Contact:

Schwartz Media Strategies

Yudi Fernandez: (305) 725-8262

Aaron Gordon: (305) 962-3292


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