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Live from CBRE: South Florida Commercial Real Estate Update

Episode 461: 04-12-18

Live from CBRE: South Florida Commercial Real Estate Update

Jim broadcasts live from the offices of CBRE in Miami. He will discuss the South Florida Real Estate market with thought leaders including Arden Karson, Senior Managing Director for South Florida at CBRE. Karson is responsible for overseeing all aspects of CBRE’s South Florida business operations.

Karson is a seasoned business executive with emphasis on strategic planning, systems, team building/recruitment, marketing/sales and developing new business lines. She has 20 years of operational experience, focusing on acquisitions, startup businesses, asset management, residential and commercial development, property management, sales and leasing, marketing, dispositions and finance.

Karson is joined by:

– Drew Schaul, CBRE Senior Vice President of Advisory and Transaction Services

– Christian Lee, Vice Chairman, CBRE Capital Markets

– Christian Charre, Senior Vice President, CBRE Hotels

Jim also catches up with Brad Meltzer, President of Plaza Construction. Meltzer has more than 28 years of professional experience in the construction industry since starting at Plaza Construction in 1989. His educational background in architecture, paired with his vast construction experience, gives him a unique perspective within the industry.

Meltzer directs day-to-day activities for the firm’s operations, including strategic development, forecasting, and client management. His portfolio of projects encompasses a large range of project types from new out of the ground facilities to high end interiors.

Meltzer has managed over $3 billion of construction projects in South Florida including some of Miami’s highest profile and most complex projects such as 1 Hotel & Homes, Biscayne Beach, Aventura Mall Expansion III, The Marquis, W South Beach, Dadeland Mall Expansion, and Icon Bay, to name a select few. Under his leadership, the company is currently constructing the 63-story One Thousand Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects, Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach, The Four Tower Paraiso District in Edgewater, and numerous other projects in South Florida.

Episode 461: 04-12-18

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