Community Transportation Meeting: FDOT’s Secretary (the head honcho) is coming to the 305

State Senator Jason Pizzo is hosting a Community Transportation Meeting on Monday, July 22nd from 1-4pm at FIU’s North Campus. Kevin Thibault, the FDOT Secretary, will attend. 

According to the 2019 Dangerous by Design report by Smart Growth America, Florida is the most dangerous state in the country for pedestrians and cyclists. In fact, 9 out of the 20 most dangerous metropolitan areas in the US are in Florida.

Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the country and more needs to be done by the FDOT to design our streets with safety, not speed, as our top priority.  Florida also desperately needs more mobility options and we need the infrastructure to support multi-modal transit alternatives. Let’s work with Senator Pizzo and Secretary Thibault to start changing Florida’s transportation paradigm. 

Please help spread the word about this meeting. Of particular interest to us will be an update about the ugly situation we have on Biscayne Boulevard. Hope to see you there!

Event: Urbanism Summit

Since its inception in 2016, Urbanism Summit has functioned as a multidisciplinary platform bringing together professionals, city governments, community stakeholders and innovators tackling inefficiencies in urbanization as it applies to the future of cities, their makers and dwellers. The Urbanism Summit’s focus is on innovative and educational activations bridging professional and stakeholder silos for a more collaborative and people-centric approach to urbanism. 

Facilitating action-based discussions, we aim to help provide strategies for shaping the future built environment – transportation, urban planning/design, development, construction, architecture, policy making, wellness, climate/environment, smart cities, entrepreneurship, arts/culture, and more – with people in mind.

The Urbanism Summit will be held on May 23rd in the Miami Design District from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

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The Future of Real Estate 2019 Tech Summit

LAB Ventures is hosting the second edition of the Future of Real Estate Tech Summit Miami bringing together 350 leading investors, start-ups developing disruptive technologies, and established real estate and construction companies. Thanks to our curated audience connections made at this summit have lead to investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs.

We are entering into a new phase of real estate technology where companies are starting to leverage virtual reality to create smarter spaces, machine learning to standardize and insights from industry data to more efficiently manage transaction services.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Future of Real Estate 2019 Startup Finalists:

  • Licify (Bogota, Colombia) – A specialized procurement management platform that generates an efficient and transparent community with developers, contractors, and suppliers.
  • Prompto (Ghent, Belgium) – A service that allows you to design and sell a property before it’s built.
  • Sisu (Bountiful, Utah) – A sales performance management and business intelligence software platform for the real estate and mortgage industry.
  • LIKK Technologies (Miami, Fla.) – A smart building early water leak alert and mitigation platform that allows you to keep a building dryer, safer, greener and smarter.
  • Tap2Open (Boca Raton, Fla.) – A unique smartphone access control system for gated communities, office buildings, storage facilities, parking lots and more.
  • Kwant AI (New York, N.Y.) – An analytics platform using Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to increase productivity and safety on construction sites.
  • Zeki by Razz (Miami, Fla.) – An entirely flexible marketing content management system that property managers and real estate teams use to attract tenants.
  • Cove.tool (Atlanta, Ga.) –  An app designed to allow architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to save money, comply with the latest energy codes, and make effective design decisions.
  • Leasecake (Winter Park, Fla.) – Leasecake is lease management made easy for commercial landlords and tenants.  Our patent pending SaaS platform is an intuitive organization and notification system for leases that reduces risk, increases cash flow, and provides faster information to grow your business.
  • Avvir (New York, N.Y.) – A service that unleashes the potential of building information modeling technology by closing the feedback loop and keeping building models continuously updated.

Cocktails & Conversations with Women Leaders in Real Estate

Here is your opportunity to rub elbows with some of Miami’s most influential women in real estate. This event is a unique opportunity to meet in small groups with the women board members from the MRED+U Advisory Board, Miami Business School Board and the School of Law RPD LLM Board. The format will be a speed-mentoring event where each board member has a single topic per table and attendees rotate tables (four table rotations of 20 minutes each).

REGISTRATION $50 per person real-estate-impact.miami.edu/women-leaders/

Introduction to Urban Commercial Real Estate Development for Non-Developers

For anyone looking to elevate their commercial real estate game this course is highly recommended. Dive into Urban Commercial Real Estate Development through The U’s upcoming Intro to RED course on April 6th (8:30am -2:30pm). Learn the fundamentals to become a successful developer at this all-in-one MRED+U seminar taught by Prof. Steve Nostrand (of One Commercial)

Full disclosure: Steve was my professor while I was enrolled in the University of Miami’s Masters of Real Estate Development + Urbanism program. Steve is legit and a great teacher with decades of commercial real estate knowledge. A real estate Jedi if you will.

This seminar offers the keys to the core issues facing real estate developers today such as:

What type of developer do you want to be?
How developers make money
Assessing the real value of land
Understanding land use, zoning and other public policies
The keys to successful development
Managing risk
How to conduct a preliminary financial feasibility
Important financial terms and ratios
Key aspects of developing each property type
The integrated stages of development
The different types of leases
How to borrow money
Details of joint venture structures
Purchasing notes and distressed properties

Who should attend?

Real estate brokers and associates
Mortgage brokers
Bankers
Lawyers
Financial advisors and planners
Public officials
Real estate owners
Property managers
Investors 

Steve’s Bio:

As the third generation in his family to specialize in commercial real estate, Stephen has a diverse background in not only executive leadership, but CRE service lines including investments sales and leasing brokerage, development, debt and equity capital markets, project management, strategic planning, asset and property management, receiverships, training and education. Prior to joining ONE Commercial Real Estate, he was CEO/COO of NAI Miami and CEO of the Colliers International South Florida office. Mr. Nostrand is a professor in the Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism program at the University of Miami.