Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017 Environmental Primer // South Florida Commercial Real Estate Transactions

What Commercial Real Estate Professionals Need to Know About Sea Level Rise and Chemical Contamination / Brownfields

On February 10, 2017 - The Miami-Dade CCIM District is excited to announce this timely, cutting edge lunch seminar focusing on two very pressing and unique South Florida environmental concerns that real estate professionals are increasingly confronted with when negotiating deals - chemical contamination and sea level rise.  

We are fortunate to have two experienced legal practitioners to speak to these issues and provide insight into how CCIMs' and their guests can successfully navigate the challenges, recognize and take advantage of the opportunities, and advise buyers and sellers regading negotiations resulting in a successful closing. 

Michael R. Goldstein is the Managing Partner of The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A. in downtown Miami, FL. Michel R. Goldstein is a Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent and Chambers & Partners rated attorney and the Managing Partner of The Goldstein Environmental Law Firm, P.A., a boutique Florida environmental practice focusing on property transactions, Brownfields redevelopment, pollution assessment and remediation, facility permitting, compliance assurance, defense of regulatory enforcement proceedings, and environmental based economic incentives. Michael's practice over the past 25 years has emphasized helping clients navigate environmental risk and liability risk issues associated with buying, selling, financing, building on, and otherwise reusing properties impacted by contamination. 

Wayne Pathman, the Managing Partner of Pathman Lewis, LLP will be on the panel of speakers.

Wayne M. Pathman is managing partner of Miami-based Pathman Lewis. He is one of Florida’s distinguished lawyers with more than 30 years’ experience. Mr. Pathman heads the firm’s Land Use, Zoning, and Environmental Law Section. He is the Chair of the City of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee and the Chair of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Wayne M. Pathman, Esq. 
Mr. Pathman represents businesses, developers and individuals before administrative and regulatory bodies at the municipal, state, and federal levels in land use, zoning, and environmental matters. He is a leading authority and lecturer on issues regarding water law. 

To sign up for the event, please click here.

Early registration is recommended due to high demand and limited seating.

The meeting will be held at Morton's Steakouse in the BAC Colonnade Building in Coral Gables, one block north of Miracle Mile on the east side of Ponce de Leon. 

2017 Outlook Commercial Real Estate Conference

Coral Gables - January 18, 2017

The CCIM Institute Miami-Dade District hosted the event "Storms on the Horizon"  with 320 guests in attendance at the Coral Gables Country Club.  This annual Outlook Commercial Real Estate Conference was chaired by Paul White, CCIM. 

National CCIM President Robin L. Webb and CCIM State Chapter President Scott Lloyd were present.   

The conference featured economist George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research with the National Association of REALTORS® in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Ratiu spoke about the local and national economy and expects the commercial and residential real estate industry to "continue its upward performance" this year despite Miami's large inventory of luxury condominiums.  Much of the optimism is fueled by South Florida's large population growth and low unemployment rate, Ratiu said. 

TotalBank was the Grand Sponsor for the 7th year, and Ten-X was the Platinum Sponsor. Ten-X also hosted a "The Night Before" party at Graziano's in Coral Gables. Ramon M. Rodriguez, EVP of TotalBank addressed the CCIM group along with Ten-X's Justin Latour and Marc Whol. Gold Sponsors included: Allied Building Inspection ServicesCoconut Grove Bank.

Speakers on Miami-Dade commercial real estate sectors included the following:
The local economy and issues pertaining to Miami were covered by Tom Hudson, WLRN .      
Britt J. Rosen, President CCIM Miami-Dade District