Monthly Archives: July 2013

Coral Springs Technical Assistance Panel

In May, the District Council analyzed issues surrounding the creation of a ‘downtown Coral Springs’ and relocation of City Hall.  The final report was presented to the City Commission by TAP Co-Chairs Chuck DeSanti of Kitson & Partners and Ken Tuma of Urban Design Kilday Studios on July 17th at a city workshop. To read the entire report, click here.

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Regional Leadership Models Report Issued

As part of the HUD/EPA/DOT Sustainable Communities Grant initiative to create a Southeast Florida regional vision and prosperity plan (better known as Seven50), the District Council has researched and produced a report on national regional leadership organizations entitled “Creating an Enduring Southeast Florida Regional Leadership Organization: Keeping the Seven50 Vision Alive, Successful Models and Observations.” The report is an outgrowth of the work done by the District Council’s Regional Leadership Committee, chaired by Marc Kopelman. Click here to read or download the report.

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2013 Young Leader of the Year

Vanessa Grout, CEO for Douglas Elliman Florida, has been named ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s 2013 Young Leader of the Year, and will receive the award at the Vision Awards Dinner on August 29th at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. At 34 years old, Ms. Grout is one of the youngest executives at Douglas Elliman, an industry-leading full-service real estate brokerage firm operating in New York and South Florida. An attorney with an MBA, she has also distinguished herself as one of the most accomplished and innovative leaders in the industry, and … Read More

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Lifetime Achievement Award in the press

The Real Deal South Florida real estate blog interviews Stanley Whitman, who was recently honored by ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean for his work in sustainable retail. Growing up during the Depression, Whitman, the owner and founder of Bal Harbour Shops, learned a precept he continues to live by: luxury is an inelastic good. The shopping center north of Miami Beach, which opened in 1965, was named last year the world’s most productive shopping center, measured by sales per square foot, on the planet. “I brought the Fifth Avenue merchandise back to … Read More

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