February 26, 2020


Rusty Pelican


Connect Media


CRE Industry Professionals

South Florida on the Move

Fueled by a competitive workforce, financial stability, foreign investment, and a steady stream of tourism, South Florida has demonstrated consistent growth heading into 2020.

Join us for Connect’s launch event in South Florida as we bring together the area’s most active players and introduce you to Connect.

Connect South Florida

Wednesday, February 26, 2020


Location: Rusty Pelican

3201 Rickenbacker Cwy
Key Biscayne, FL 33149


Presented by:

Connect Media

Event Speakers / Connect with Our All-Stars

To Be Announced

Featured Speakers

Andrew Hellinger

Urban-X Group


Andrew and Urban-X Group Co-Principal Coralee Penabad are the

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Graziano has been involved in the

Marc Suarez

Hunt Real Estate Capital


Marc Suarez is a Director with Hunt Real Estate

Michael Fay

Avison Young

Principal, Managing Director/Chairman, U.S. Capital Markets Executive Committee

Michael T.

1:15pm – 1:40pm: Keynote Address with San Francisco City and County Treasurer, Jose Cisneros


Ben Johnson

Connect Media


Ben Johnson is the President of Connect Media and

José Cisneros

City and County of San Francisco


José Cisneros is the elected Treasurer for the City

1:40pm – 2:25pm: Influential Bay Area Power Players


Chelsea Maclean

Holland & Knight


Chelsea Maclean is a California attorney in Holland &

Ann Silverberg

Related California Affordable


Ann Silverberg is Chief Executive Officer for Related California's

Oz Erickson

Emerald Fund


Bio to Follow.

Yayu Lin

Sares Regis Group of Northern California

Senior Vice President, Commercial Development

Since joining Sares Regis Group

2:40pm – 3:25pm: Deal Flow Across the Capital Stack: It’s Complicated


Brian Bailey, CCIM

Atlanta Federal Reserve

Subject Matter Expert

Bio to Follow.

Antonio Hachem

George Smith Partners


Antonio joins George Smith Partners as a Principal. He

Bradley Ross

Madison Realty Capital

Vice President

Mr. Ross has over a decade of experience

Catherine Minor

PGIM Real Estate

Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Catherine Minor is an assistant portfolio

Felix M. Gutnikov

Thorofare Capital

Principal | Head of Originations

Felix is a principal and

Justin Anstey

Veritas Investments

Vice President, Portfolio Management

Since joining Veritas in 2014, Justin

3:25pm – 4:10pm: Trends and Challenges in Live, Work, Play


Anne Torney



Anne is an architect who has made affordable multi-family

Director of Real Estate, West Coast

Amalia is a Director

Scott Bohrer

Browman Development Company

Director of Development

Scott is driven by a curiosity of

Kristina Chang

Westlake International


Kristina serves as the President of Westlake Realty, Westlake

Zac Shore

Panoramic Interests

Director of Development

Zac manages all aspects of development from

4:25pm – 5:10pm: Focusing on Opportunity Zones in the Bay Area


Kevin Wilson, CPA



Kevin Wilson is a partner in the Walnut Creek,

JP Walsh, CFA

Panoramic Interests

Director of Finance

As Director of Finance, JP oversees all

Paul Monsen

George Smith Partners

Vice President

Mr. Monsen, rejoined George Smith Partners on Team


5:10pm – 5:30pm: Closing keynote with Lydia Tan, Managing Director of Real Estate, Oakland Athletics

Lydia Tan

Oakland Athletics

Managing Director of Real Estate

Lydia Tan is joining the

Tony Natsis

Allen Matkins

Chair of Global Real Estate Group

A name partner of

Conference Schedule / Know the Details

To Be Announced

1:30pm - 2:00pm:

Registration and Networking

2:00pm - 2:10pm:

Opening Remarks

2:10pm - 3:00pm:

2020 Trends and Forecasts

The industry's most active CRE leaders discuss what's hot and not in 2020. Hear them break down their predictions for South Florida’s emerging submarkets, and more, in this panel.

3:00pm - 3:15pm:

Networking Break

3:15pm - 4:10pm:

Financing Today's Deals

From West Palm to Wynwood and everywhere in between, the overall appetite for the South Florida market remains strong. From local banks, to non-traditional lenders, to out of market and international financiers looking in, who is financing the deals and what areas are seeing the most activity going into 2020? Gain insights into the lending climate, hear where the borrowers are turning and more.

4:10pm - 4:55pm:

Miami's Mega Projects

From the $4 billion American Dream Miami mega mall to SkyRise Miami, how will a new wave of mega projects change the CRE landscape in South Florida?

4:55pm - 6:30pm:

Cocktail Reception

Event Sponsors / Industry Standouts

To Be Announced






Thorofare Capital - Cocktail Sponsor




Step & Repeat

Networking Break



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 Event Entry with Pass
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 Cocktail Reception
 Ends February 25

Day of Event


 Event Entry with Pass
 Meet and Greet
 Cocktail Reception
 Day of Event

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For more information, please contact:

Registration & Agenda: Katy Pietrini [email protected]  | (312) 608 0471
Sponsorship: Donald O’Keefe [email protected]  | (631) 742 0160

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Connect South Florida

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Key Biscayne, FL 33149

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