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.
ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean’s annual Vision Awards recognize excellence in land use and real estate development throughout Southeast Florida and the Caribbean.
Since 2006, we have recognized and honored the top leaders and best projects throughout the region that exemplify ULI’s commitment to responsibility in land use and development and that are setting standards for our industry, improving our communities, and guiding our future.
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.
One of the Urban Land Institute’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.
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.
PROJECT OF THE YEAR
The Project of the Year Award recognizes excellent development and redevelopment in the region that represent the highest standards of achievement and highlight innovation, transformational change, unique solutions, 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 ISSUES AND POSITIVELY IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITIES
PUSHING NEW IDEAS & BEST PRACTICES
The nomination period for the 2019 Vision Awards closed on Friday, March 15th. Nominations for the 2020 Vision Awards will be accepted beginning in Spring of 2020. See the Nominations Page for more information.