Previous Conferences


12:30 PM

Registration and Networking

1:15 PM

Program Begins


Finding Opportunity in Disruption

Technologies and business models are evolving at warp speed, but we see opportunity where others see threats. Learn how the commercial real estate industry can partner with, and profit from, firms like Amazon, Bonobos and WeWork as they continue to revolutionize their segments.

• Bob Gray, Partner, Rockwood Capital, LLC
• Michael Gross, Vice Chairman, WeWork
• Antonio Nieves, COO/CFO, Bonobos
• Moderator: Natalia Martinez-Kalinina, General Manager, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)


Keynote Session with Gregg Pasquarelli and David Martin

The Architecture of Innovation and Disruption. An unflinching view of the challenges and opportunities for architecture and design by and for disruptors. This conversation pairs keynote speaker Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects, Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World,” with David Martin, who has engaged some of the world's leading architects in distinctive South Florida projects.

• Gregg Pasquarelli, Principal and Co-founder, SHoP Architects
• David Martin, President and Co-founder, Terra


Networking Break


Redevelopment Ready: Miami 2.0

Outside of core downtown areas, the majority of South Florida's urban landscape has only experienced one era of development, much of it involving single land uses at a very low density and built many years or decades ago. This panel features projects that are poised to bring about dramatic redevelopment representing "Miami 2.0": the next generation of South Florida development.• Arnaud Karsenti, 13th Floor Investments, Douglas Station

• Al Milo, Related, Liberty Square 
• Moderator: Al Dotson, Partner, Bilzin Sumberg


Keynote Session with David Simon and Stuart Miller

Leadership and Disruption. The keynote conversation will feature a wide-ranging discussion between these two extraordinary leaders of the real estate industry, delving into the career and perspectives of David Simon, CEO of the world's largest publicly traded real estate company, and exploring the fast-moving evolution of the retail industry from bricks to clicks, and from Wall Street to Main Street.

• David Simon, Chairman and CEO, Simon Property Group
• Stuart Miller, CEO, The Lennar Corporation

6:00 PM

Networking Reception



Media Coverage – Feb. 14
Real Estate Gurus Zeros in on Disruptive Forces

The Real Deal - Feb. 13
Redevelopment in store for Cocowalk, Sunset Place, Link at Douglas and Liberty Square

The Real Deal – Feb. 13
David Simon of Simon Property Group talks the future of malls, life as a scion

Daily Business Review – Feb. 13
Simon: Consumers Follow Retail Critical Mass

South Florida Business Journal – Feb. 10