The Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors the top leaders in our region whose lifetime of work has significantly shaped our communities and changed our industry.
Recognizing excellence in land use and real estate development throughout the Southeast Florida and Caribbean region
About The Vision Awards
One of ULI’s guiding principles is that achievement of excellence in land use practice should be recognized and rewarded. Since 1979, ULI has honored outstanding development projects in both the private and public sectors with its Global Awards for Excellence, which today is widely recognized as the development community’s most prestigious awards program.
Through the annual Vision Awards, ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean recognizes the top leaders and best projects in our local region – those that exemplify ULI’s commitment to responsibility in land use and development. These honorees are the people and projects setting the standards for our industry, improving our communities, and guiding our future.
We present awards in three distinct categories: Lifetime Achievement, Young Leader of the Year, and Project of the Year.
ULI’s Young Leader of the Year Award honors inspiring industry professionals aged 35 or younger whose outstanding achievements and contributions are advancing the industry and positively shaping our region’s communities.
The Project of the Year Award recognizes excellent development projects in the region that represent the highest standards of achievement and highlight innovation, transformation, and above all responsibility in land use and development.
Shaping our industry and guiding our region’s future
Demonstrating a commitment to best practices and principles
Responding to local needs and positively impacting our communities
Pushing new ideas and best practices
The Vision Awards recognize the projects and individuals throughout the region that best exemplify the mission of ULI, promote best practices in development, and demonstrate a proactive commitment to excellence, with a focus on leadership, responsibility, impact, and innovation.
- Leadership: Shaping our industry and our communities and informing and guiding our future
- Responsibility: Demonstrating a commitment to best practices and principles
- Impact: Responding to local issues and needs and creating a positive impact in our communities
- Innovation: Exhibiting originality and creativity in design, placemaking, support for transit use, green techniques, financing (including public/private partnerships), innovative land use or community planning, or other development features, and pushing new ideas in our industry
Vision Awards News
Announcing the 2019 Vision Awards Finalists
July 16, 2019
ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean announces five finalists for its 2019 Vision Awards Project of the Year Award.
2019 Young Leader of the Year Announced: Jaime Sturgis
July 11, 2019
ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean names Jaime Sturgis, Founder & CEO of Native Realty as the 2019 Vision Awards Young Leader of the Year
Announcing the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Neisen O. Kasdin
Managing Partner, Akerman Miami and Former Mayor and City Commissioner, City of Miami Beach
The Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida/Caribbean is proud to honor Neisen O. Kasdin, Managing Partner of Akerman’s Miami Office and Former Mayor & City Commissioner of the City of Miami Beach with our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Throughout his numerous leadership roles in our community – as Managing Partner of Akerman’s Miami Office, Former Mayor and City Commissioner of Miami Beach, Vice Chair of the Miami Downtown Development Authority, Former Chair of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean, and Former Chair of the New World Symphony, Neisen has been instrumental in leading the revitalization of Miami Beach and Miami’s urban core. He is one of the most respected leaders within South Florida’s real estate community, and has had a transformational impact on the region.