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Super Luxury Condominium Market – Gil Dezer, Lauren Book Live From Krimes Against Kids Conference

Episode 275: 07-31-14

Super Luxury Condominium Market in Miami

Gil Dezer is an accomplished businessman and humanitarian. One of the largest oceanfront property owners in Sunny Isles Beach, Dezer and his father, Michael, own just over 27 acres of prime oceanfront property, arguably one of the largest holdings of beachfront property owned and developable in the state. Most of this property is earmarked for redevelopment as mid-and high-rise luxury condominiums, condo-hotels, resorts, and rental communities.

As one of the youngest developers of luxury high-rise residential and condo-hotel properties in the United States, Dezer and his partners, the internationally-renowned Donald J. Trump and Michael Dezer, are changing the fabric of the South Florida real estate market. Through their development of Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences and Trump Towers, as well as other new ventures, Dezer Properties continues to expand its portfolio.

Bringing a new dimension to South Florida’s ultra-luxury, high-end real estate market, Dezer Development entered into a master licensing agreement with Germany-based Porsche Design Group to deliver the luxury brand’s first foray into residential real estate, Porsche Design Tower Miami. Occupancy for Porsche Design Tower Miami is slated for 2016. He is also developing the Armani Tower and the Hyde Midtown in Miami.

We will discuss the “Super-Lux” condo market and well as the impact of branding on the absorption of condos in Miami.

Live From Krimes Against Kids Conference

Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95% of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren sought to turn her experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors.

Lauren’s organization educates adults and children about sexual abuse topics through an in-school curriculum, a 24-hour Crisis Hotline, and speaking engagements around the country. The organization also provides more than 4.5 million educational and awareness materials statewide through direct mail every year. The ultimate goal is to prevent sexual abuse through awareness and education, and to help survivors heal with guidance and support.

She has been taking her message internationally, reaching out to survivors and advocates across the globe. She we talk about what she learned on her travels and how you can help prevent child abuse.

“I survived. I’m okay … because it’s always okay to tell.” – Lauren Book

Lauren will be calling from the Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers’ annual Krimes Against Kids Conference in Orlando. Lauren serves as the VP of the Board for the Florida Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers and will speak to the good work they’re doing.

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