FLMS 2013 Highlights

On October 8th The Annual CBRE Multi-Housing Summit brought together over 500 owners, operators, investors, and multifamily experts for a day of thought leadership and networking. Building upon last year’s success, the focus of this year’s event was the acquisition, disposition, financing and management of multi-housing properties, with a special emphasis on the trends in rents and operations, as well as a discussion of cap rates, financing and interest rates. See who attended!

Check out the recap of the event and see more pictures here.

Event Presentations:

 Jeff Atwater  Keynote


CBRE Panel CBRE Audience


See highlights from the 2013 event!


Morning Keynote Speaker:

Jeff AtwaterJeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer, The State of Florida

A fifth-generation Floridian, Jeff Atwater was elected Florida’s Chief Financial Officer in November of 2010. His commitment to public service began in 1993, when his hometown of North Palm Beach elected him Vice Mayor. Mr. Atwater was subsequently elected to the House of Representatives in 2000 and the Florida Senate in 2002, where he was unanimously selected to serve as Senate President in 2008. CFO Atwater’s priorities are to aggressively eliminate fraud that increases the cost of living, reduce regulations inhibiting job growth and economic expansion, expand his earlier efforts at fiscal transparency and governmental accountability, and protect the state’s most vulnerable citizens from financial harm and abuse.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

Stephen OwensStephen Owens, President, Swire Properties

Stephen Owens is a 30-plus year veteran of Swire Properties, Inc, one of the leading real estate developers in South Florida and a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Swire Properties Ltd. Prior to assuming his current role as President, Mr. Owens oversaw Swire’s commercial and residential investment portfolio totaling more than two million square feet.

Mr. Owens headed the master planning of Brickell Key in Downtown Miami, for which he spearheaded the construction of the award-winning Courvoisier Centre office complex, the three-tower Tequesta Point luxury condominium development, Courvoisier Courts, Courts Brickell Key, Carbonell and ASIA luxury condominium towers with a combined total of 2,120 units, and the JADE at Brickell Bay joint venture of 336 condominium residences. He directed the development of the Mandarin Oriental Miami, with its renowned five-star spa and Azul Restaurant.

Mr. Owens’ responsibilities with Swire have encompassed $3 billion in projects throughout Hong Kong and the states of Florida, Hawaii and Texas. Prior to rejoining Swire Properties in the United States in 1992, Owens spent two years with Swire Properties Ltd in the company’s Hong Kong headquarters where he was involved in the development of 680 residential units, two five-star hotels and 1.4 million square feet of commercial properties. He now oversees Swire’s Brickell CityCentre, an urban mixed-use development of 5.4 million square feet on three city blocks.

Agenda Highlights:

  • The Bull Runs Again: The Florida Multi-Housing Forecast
  • The Rebound of the Century: Condos and Single Family Homes
  • Private Capital Investing: Who and How They are Investing in Florida
  • The Ones That Didn’t Get Away: 2013’s Major Multifamily Deals
  • The Face-Off: Florida’s Urban Versus Suburban Debate
  • Where Do We Go From Here?: Land Use and Development
  • The Post Stimulus World: Changes in the Debt Market
  • Who’s Your Resident?: Innovations in Management
  • What Do Renters Want: Ground Up and Rehab Design Trends
  • The Leaders of the Future: The Power Developers Challenge
  • Smooth Sailing or Rough Seas?: Multi-housing Risk Factors
  • Afternoon Keynote: Stephen Owens

Conference Speakers:

  • Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer, The State of Florida
  • Stephen Owens, President, Swire Properties
  • Pat Carroll, Founder & CEO, Carroll Organization
  • Brian Earle, Partner, ARES Management
  • Chris Aiken, Director, Blackrock
  • Steven DeFrancis, Chief Executive Officer, Cortland Partners
  • Michael Lynd, CEO & CIO, Lynd Development Partners
  • Callum Parrott, Executive Managing Dir. – Southeast/Florida, Mill Creek Residential Trust
  • Charles Davis, Regional Director, Met Life Real Estate Investors
  • James Costello, Managing Director – Americas Research, CBRE
  • Jeff Goldberg, Managing Partner, Milestone Group
  • Maxwell Peek, Senior Vice President, Waterton Associates
  • Mark Hafner, Senior Managing Director, Greystar Real Estate Partners
  • Matt Allen, Chief Operating Officer, Related Group of Florida
  • Cristina Sullivan, Executive Vice President, Gables Residential
  • Chris Westfahl, Managing Director, Silverpeak Real Estate Partners
  • Richard Martinez, Vice President, Freddie Mac
  • Oscar Vila, Founder & Principal, Vila & Padron
  • Marc Shulman, Principal, North Beach Properties
  • Yamal Yidios Char, President & CEO, Y-Tech International
  • Tim Peterson, Chief Financial Officer, Altman Companies
  • Michael Ging, Managing Director, Alliance Residential Company
  • Alicia Cervera, Principal, Cervera Real Estate
  • Zach Goldman, Director of Operations, TGM Associates
  • Peter Lewis, President, Wharton Equity Partners
  • Jay Jacobson, President, Stiles Residential
  • Charles Barrus, Development Director, Wood Partners
  • David Thompson, Development Director, Wood Partners
  • John Bezzant, Chief Investment Officer, AIMCO
  • Seth Heller, Managing Member, Fortune Capital Partners
  • Jake Hollinger, Chief Operating Officer, GoldOller Real Estate Investments
  • Justin Toal, Chief Investment Officer, Fifteen Group
  • Kendall McEachern, Chief Executive Officer, Acentria, Inc
  • Kevin Miliffe, Director, Doral Bank
  • Robert Given, Vice Chairman, CBRE
  • Greg West, Chief Development Officer, ZOM
  • Calum Weaver, First VP – Private Capital Group, CBRE
  • Kevin Rostowsky, Senior Managing Director, NXT Capital
  • Larry Sloan, Senior Vice President, Behringer Harvard
  • Jay Eisner, Partner, LEM Capital
  • Kinsey Sale, Asset Management, JP Morgan Chase
  • Victor Ballestas, Principal, Integra Investments
  • Tony Duplisse, Senior Vice President, Equity Residential
  • Grant Cardone, Founder, GrantCardone.com
  • Gerard Yetming, Senior Vice President, CBRE
  • Charles Foschini, Vice Chairman, CBRE
  • Shelton Granade, Executive Vice President, CBRE
  • Jay Massirman, President & CEO, Rivergate Companies
  • John Bradford, Founder & CEO, Park Avenue Properties
  • Gary Crane, Senior Managing Director, Greystar
  • Javier Aviñó, Partner, Bilzin Sumberg
  • William Procida, Founder, Procida Funding
  • Evie Law, Vice President – Operations, Incore Residential
  • Pietro Scola, Co-Founder, Cantor Commercial Real Estate
  • Roxanne Amoroso, Senior Vice President, Incore Residential
  • Mitch O’Reilly, Student, University of Miami
  • Catherine Cai, Student, University of Miami
  • Thomas Speno, Student, University of Miami
  • Dan Merrill, Student, University of Florida
  • Philip Fraccola, Student, University of Florida
  • Jason Quick, Student, University of Florida