ULI Florida: 2024 ULI Florida Summit

When

2024-04-04 - 2024-04-05

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    Where

    JW Marriott Water Street Tampa 510 Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 United States
    ULI is excited to bring you the 2024 ULI Florida Summit – happening April 4 – 5, 2024 in downtown Tampa. Join us as we bring together the top land use leaders from across the state to examine the future of real estate during a time of disruption and new opportunities.

    Pricing

    Pricing Members Non-Members
    Private $525.00 $700.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $325.00 $500.00
    Retired $525.00 N/A
    Student $195.00 $300.00
    Under Age 35 $325.00 $700.00
    Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM April 1, 2024

    Agenda

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    2024-04-03T12:00:00 - 2024-04-03T17:00:00
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    Florida Product Council (FPC) Meetings
    2024-04-03T17:30:00 - 2024-04-03T19:00:00
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    Florida Product Council (FPC) Reception
    2024-04-04T07:30:00 - 2024-04-04T17:00:00
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    Registration & Badge Pickup
    2024-04-04T08:00:00 - 2024-04-04T11:30:00
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    Mobile Tour: Go Back in Time and Visit Ybor City, the Cigar Capital of the World
    2024-04-04T08:00:00 - 2024-04-04T11:30:00
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    Mobile Tour: Run in the Sun in the Sunshine City - Bus and Walking Tour of St. Petersburg
    2024-04-04T08:15:00 - 2024-04-04T11:30:00
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    Mobile Tour: Pirate for a Day - Get Out on the Water and Explore Downtown Tampa’s Diversity
    2024-04-04T09:00:00 - 2024-04-04T11:30:00
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    Mobile Tour: Past, Present, and Future for a Unique Shopping Destination - Hyde Park Village Walking Tour
    2024-04-04T09:00:00 - 2024-04-04T11:30:00
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    Mobile Tour: Shop Well, Eat Well, and Be Well in Midtown Tampa
    2024-04-04T09:00:00 - 2024-04-04T11:30:00
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    Public Sector Workshop: Housing Options for Communities: Finding Ways to Rise Above Challenges
    2024-04-04T09:00:00 - 2024-04-04T12:00:00
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    Mobile Tour: ULI Americas Award-Winning Water Street Tour - Explore an “Entirely New Kind of Urban Community”
    2024-04-04T12:00:00 - 2024-04-04T14:30:00
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    Opening Session and Lunch
    2024-04-04T14:30:00 - 2024-04-04T14:45:00
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    Break
    2024-04-04T14:45:00 - 2024-04-04T17:00:00
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    General Session
    2024-04-04T17:00:00 - 2024-04-04T18:00:00
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    Networking Reception
    2024-04-04T18:30:00 - 2024-04-04T20:00:00
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    Women's Leadership Initiative Dinner
    2024-04-04T19:00:00 - 2024-04-04T21:30:00
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    Young Leaders Group Social
    2024-04-05T09:00:00 - 2024-04-05T09:30:00
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    Networking Breakfast
    2024-04-05T09:30:00 - 2024-04-05T12:00:00
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    Closing Session

    The ULI Florida Summit attracts hundreds of attendees annually, connecting the top real estate professionals throughout the state including developers, attorneys, engineers, architects, and land use planners, from both the private and public sector. From keynote addresses to conference sessions, the annual Florida Summit focuses on today’s changing markets, trends, and opportunities, and feature leading industry professionals.

    Speakers

    Speaker

    Casey Cane

    Construction and Real Estate Development Manager, Moffitt Cancer Center

    Casey Cane is a seasoned business, construction and development executive with comprehensive experience in the commercial and institutional real-estate, purchase, sale and development arena. Mr. Cane obtained his graduate education in Business Strategies from Cornell University, MBA(ip) from Warrington College at the University of Florida, and obtained a dual degree in Business and Public Administration from New Hampshire University. Mr. Cane is a Board Certified and Licensed General Contractor, licensed Real-Estate Advisor and licensed Building Inspector, as well as holding numerous industry specific designations in project management, estimating and pre-construction administration. Mr. Cane is an avid community service advocate who currently serves on a variety of elected boards, advisory committees and public agency commissions focusing on the advancement of local commerce, community development and public safety. Mr. Cane’s professional affiliations include the Associate of Builders and Contractors, Florida Association of Special Districts, The Project Management Institute (PMI), American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE), The DHS Institute of Architecture, Robotics & Construction and The Association of Child Life Professionals at Johns Hopkins, All Children’s Hospital. In his current role, Mr. Cane currently oversees all construction and real estate development initiatives for Moffitt Cancer Centers ,SPEROS, FL expansion, in Pasco County, where he leads the execution of rural land development; utility infrastructure, pre-development / pre-construction review, master planning, and land management operations.

    Speaker

    John Couris

    President & CEO, Tampa General Hospital

    John D. Couris is the President and CEO of Florida Health Sciences Center, which comprises an array of organizations, including Tampa General Hospital, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit academic medical centers and research health systems, in partnership with the University of South Florida. As a visionary leader, Couris has had continued success in building health care companies throughout the country by driving innovation, operational excellence and strategic collaborations. He is recognized for creating an organizational culture that thrives on authenticity, kindness, vulnerability and transparency. Since taking the helm of Florida Health Sciences Center in 2017, Couris has championed innovation. Under his leadership, Tampa General established an artificial intelligence and predictive analytics care coordination center designed to improve safety, quality and cost. Couris helped launch a venture capital fund dedicated to driving a culture of innovation within the organization while supporting early-stage startups and direct investments. Under Couris’ leadership, Tampa General’s footprint has grown from 17 facilities to now include six hospitals and more than 150 care locations statewide, employing approximately 14,000 team members and providers. Today, Couris is executing Tampa General’s largest master facility plan in the hospital’s history, a $550 million capital commitment to bring the most advanced technology and innovative care through the creation of a growing medical and research district in downtown Tampa. This district, inspired by renowned medical districts in the nation’s greatest cities, houses an ever-growing hub of world-class clinical care, academics, research and biotechnology anchored by Tampa General and the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. Couris is a graduate of Boston University and holds a Master of Science in Management from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a doctorate in business administration, management sciences from the University of South Florida Muma College of Business, where he is a Research Fellow. His dissertation examined the impact of the practice of authentic leadership on teams and organizations. Couris is a frequent contributor to Becker’s Hospital Review among other publications. Most recently, he is the author of "Care Coordination: Untying the Gordian Knot of the American Healthcare System,” published in Modern Healthcare in April 2023. He resides in Tampa with his wife, two children, and several beloved pets.

    Speaker

    Senator Jeff Brandes

    Founder and President, Florida Policy Project

    Senator Jeff Brandes is a highly respected and accomplished leader who served in the Florida Legislature from 2010 to 2022. He represented District 24, which covered a majority of Pinellas County, and was known for his innovative and independent policy-making. Throughout his tenure, he consistently advocated for solutions to address Florida's most challenging issues. Brandes is a strong advocate for free market principles and has worked to reduce regulations and taxes to promote business development in Florida. He is a vocal supporter of cutting-edge technologies and has played a vital role in the state's advancing self-driving vehicles, rideshare, and other emerging technologies. For over a decade, he has hosted the Florida Automated Vehicle Summit, which assembles industry leaders from around the country to address transportation technologies, operations, and policy issues. He is a veteran, having served as an Army officer in the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq. This experience gave him a unique perspective on leadership and public service. He has also been an advocate for prison reform and worked to increase public safety through improvements in the criminal justice system. The former Senator continues to be an expert leader in property insurance reform. Brandes is a business owner and serves on the boards of several community organizations. He is dedicated to making Florida a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Since leaving office, he has founded the Florida Policy Project, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization that researches best practices and better outcomes in housing affordability, property insurance, criminal justice, and transportation. The Florida Policy Project is working to impact state policy-making on these pillars. Senator Brandes lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Natalie, and their four children.

    Speaker

    Michael Harrison

    Senior Managing Director, Hines-US

    Michael is a senior managing director responsible for the oversight and strategic direction for development and/or acquisition of projects and properties throughout Southeastern U.S. markets. Since joining Hines in 1990, Mr. Harrison has been involved in the development and acquisition of more than 6.0 million square feet of buildings and the development of more than 4,000 acres of land, totaling more than $2.5 billion. During this time he has been responsible for establishing Hines’ presence throughout Florida and for launching ang growing Hines’ land development, industrial and multifamily platforms throughout the Southeast. Harrison earned his Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Science in Real Estate Development degree from MIT.

    Speaker

    Elizabeth Abernethy

    Planning & Development Services Director, City of St. Petersburg

    Elizabeth Abernethy has served the City of St. Petersburg since September 2014, currently as the Director of Planning and Development Services directing building, zoning, and planning activities. Elizabeth holds a Master of Arts in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Florida and has been a certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2004. Elizabeth’s efforts include leading the award winning StPete2050 community visioning effort (2021 FAPA Award of Excellence), code changes to allow Accessory Dwelling Units city-wide and a Missing Middle zoning district, and updating Coastal High Hazard policies addressing Sea Level Rise and storm vulnerability.

    Speaker

    Scott Moss

    Chief Executive Officer, Moss

    As CEO of Moss, Scott inspires and empowers his team to create the exceptional. His innate curiosity drives a culture of continuous learning where insight, engagement, and determination define an individual’s success. A natural leader, Scott effortlessly engages all levels of the organization with an approachable and collaborative style that mirrors the company’s core values – work hard, be nice, have fun. Construction is in Scott’s DNA. He grew up around jobsites and started working in the field when he turned 17. His first job as laborer on a concrete forming crew gave Scott a healthy respect for the hard work and dedication required to be successful in construction. He studied the industry in college, and after graduating he worked his way up from project engineer to project manager. In 2004, Scott and his father, Bob, started Moss. Together they created the company’s first winning presentation and managed the company’s first project. Today, Moss employs over 1,500 people across the US with revenue exceeding $3 billion. Scott holds a B.S. in Construction Management from the University of Florida and is a Certified General Contractor. He is a member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) and has been an active participant in the Harvard Business School Presidents’ Program for the past five years. Scott is also an advisory Board Member of Urban Land Institute’s Southeast Florida/Caribbean Chapter and is a member of the Construction Industry Network, Construction Industry Round Table, and Florida Council of 100. Previously, Scott served as the Chairman of Associated Builders and Contractors – Florida East Coast Chapter.

    Speaker

    Terry Brown

    Co-founder and Managing Partner, Asana Partners

    Terry S. Brown is a Managing Partner at Asana Partners, a mixed use and retail driven real estate company known for investing in iconic, landmark locations in high-growth markets across the U.S. Asana's portfolio spans over 15 urban neighborhoods including Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City. Prior to co-founding Asana Partners, Brown was the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators, and developers of retail real estate. Prior to EDENS, Brown was the Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Corporate Finance, LLC (NASD Broker Dealer subsidiary of Arthur Andersen) where he was responsible for strategy and investment banking activities on a global basis. Prior to Andersen, he was a United States Army Officer. Brown is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers where he is a former Trustee and Executive Committee member. Additionally, Brown serves on the Board of Directors of AvalonBay Communities. He was named a 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist. Brown is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

    Tere Blanca

    Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc

    Tere Blanca is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the leading independently owned commercial real estate services firm in Florida. She founded the firm in 2009 after identifying a need in the marketplace for a local advisory and brokerage firm built on a culture of giving clients a highly personalized approach to service. With Tere’s vision, progressive leadership and foundation of passion, care and commitment to excellence, teams are purpose built and strategies are customized to fit each clients’ diverse needs allowing the firm to achieve successful outcomes and setting new market standards. Blanca Commercial Real Estate now has a dynamic team of more than 35 top professionals that embrace a culture of collaboration and caring for each other, the firm’s clients and the community. It is recognized as one of the top commercial real estate brokerage services companies in Florida, ranked by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the top ten firms in South Florida, maintaining more than 32% market share of all office lease transactions executed in Class A and B office space in Miami; the firm’s home base. Expanding across South Florida, the firm now has 3 offices across the region and has grown its services to include property management, tenant engagement services and development consulting. Throughout her 35-year career, Tere has participated and led many significant lease transactions and new development projects from land acquisition to the master planning, design, construction, marketing, lease-up, and sale of office and mixed-use assets. Clients of the firm include Nuveen Real Estate, Allianz, Hines, Agave Holdings, Lincoln Property Company, Blackstone, TA Realty, Federal Realty, Shorenstein, Stiles, Related Group, AIMCO, and the law firms of Akerman LLP, and White & Case, LLP; Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Herald Media Company; WeWork; Coastal Construction, Quirch Foo

    Speaker

    Lesley Deutch

    Managing Principal, John Burns Real Estate Consulting

    Lesley Deutch is a Managing Principal based in Florida for John Burns Research and Consulting. She has more than 25 years of experience consulting with executives in the finance and real estate industries. She works across a wide spectrum of sectors including apartments, for-sale housing, high-rise development, urban projects, single-family rental, building products and commercial developments. Previously, Lesley was Vice President in the Global Real Estate division of Deutsche Bank in New York, where she authored reports on real estate and economic conditions in the major U.S. metropolitan areas and wrote due diligence reports for RREEF (owned by Deutsche Bank) acquisitions across the country. Lesley is an outspoken leader in the real estate industry and her expertise has led to numerous speaking engagements at national and local events on topics ranging from strategic repositioning, real estate forecasts, and demographic trends. Currently, Lesley serves as a member of the Multifamily Development Council for ULI in Florida, FSU Real Estate Board, and the University of Miami MRED+U Advisory Board. Ms. Deutch graduated from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania.

    Keynote Speaker

    Spencer Levy

    Global Chief Client Officer and Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE, Inc.

    Spencer Levy is the Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world. Spencer is part of our Global Client Care team, a group of professionals around the world who are responsible for account management and client experience programs for the company’s largest clients. In addition to his client-facing role, Spencer serves as a primary company spokesperson and is considered one of the most insightful commentators on issues of importance to commercial real estate. He is frequently quoted in major business publications and is the host of CBRE’s award-winning podcast The Weekly Take, the most heavily downloaded podcast in commercial real estate.

    Speaker

    Craig Richard

    President and CEO, Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

    Craig J. Richard is President and CEO of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council (EDC), the designated lead economic development organization for companies seeking to expand or locate in Hillsborough County, Florida. Craig is a certified economic developer (CEcD) with over two decades of economic development leadership experience in major markets such as Atlanta, Houston and Dallas. He is a collaborative leader with strengths in marketing, business development, entrepreneurial development, workforce development, global commerce and strategic planning. Over his career, he has announced over 389 successful projects representing more than 134,164 jobs and $10.6 billion in capital investment. Craig earned his Master of Urban and Regional Planning, with a concentration in economic development, from Virginia Commonwealth University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and completed executive education programs at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. Craig served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and was designated a fellow member (FM) and honorary lifetime member (HLM) by IEDC for his contributions to the economic development profession. He currently serves as vice chair of Film Tampa Bay, and serves on the boards of the Tampa Bay Chamber, Visit Tampa Bay, Downtown Tampa Partnership and the Straz Performing Arts Center. He was recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers by Consultant Connect, Florida’s 500 Most Influential Business Leaders by Florida Trend, Tampa Bay Business Journal Power 100, MacDill AFB Honorary Commander and is a member of Leadership Florida’s – Executive Class 11. Married with two children, Craig enjoys golf, bowhunting, fishing and grilling.

    Speaker

    Dawn Gunter

    Managing Director, Principal, Gensler

    As a Principal and Managing Director of Gensler’s Miami office, Dawn’s focus on understanding the essence of her clients’ goals and delivering projects that exceed their expectations have been key to establishing the firm’s presence in Florida. With more than 25 years of experience, she combines Gensler’s research and point of view with the client’s desire to bring the highest level of design and industry knowledge to the project team. Dawn’s work serves local and national clients and her projects have been recognized by industry organizations, including AIA Tampa Bay and NAIOP. She is recognized as a leader in the industry and is involved in CoreNet and ULI. Dawn earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master's of Architecture from the University of South Florida.

    Speaker

    Jane Castor

    Mayor, City of Tampa

    Mayor Jane Castor is the 59th Mayor of the City of Tampa. Born and raised in Tampa, Jane has spent a lifetime in service to the community, first as a police officer, then as Tampa’s first female Chief of Police, and finally as the city’s 59th Mayor. She graduated from Chamberlain High School and attended the University of Tampa on an athletic scholarship. Jane spent 31 years with the Tampa Police Department, serving in nearly every capacity and in nearly every neighborhood of the city. In October of 2009, Castor became Tampa’s first female Chief of Police, serving for six years in that role. During her time as a senior staff member, Castor worked to reduce major crimes by 70% citywide. While Chief, she developed and successfully executed a progressive policing strategy during the 2012 Republican National Convention and oversaw the successful Bollywood Awards, held in America for the first time. In addition, she oversaw the multi-jurisdictional security plan for Super Bowl XLIII and led the Department of Homeland Security’s Tampa Bay Urban Area Security Initiative. Castor was instrumental in the development of the plan that reorganized the police department, consisting of 1,300 officers and employees with a $145 million annual budget – creating three smaller, more manageable districts. Decentralization ensured commanders had the necessary resources to fulfill their missions and gave officers the opportunity to immerse themselves within the community. Community outreach was a cornerstone of her career. During her time as a beat cop working night shifts, Jane knew the families, business owners, and community leaders in her neighborhood and, as chief, she expected every officer to do the same. Under her watch, the ‘golden rule’ was that “everyone was treated with dignity and respect”. She also brought an added focus that to be successful, the police department had to be immersed in the community as a partner. To that end, Jane developed and implemented an enhanced Citizen Academy to allow the community to get an inside look at the police department and foster positive working relationships. She also created the Young Citizens Academy, to provide younger citizens with an opportunity to become familiar with the field of law enforcement and to be mentored by officers. Additionally, the police department partnered with the Florida Holocaust Museum and the Anti-Defamation League to have every officer tour the museum and participate in discussions about the importance of their role in the community. Committed to youth, Jane raised funds to build a $4 million gymnasium and recreation center for at-risk children. The Police Athletic League now offers afterschool and summer programs for more than 500 disadvantaged youth. Under Jane’s leadership, the police department also built an additional RICH House in the city. They provide a safe haven for children in economically challenged neighborhoods and have provided after-school guidance and support to hundreds of needy children. Jane created RISE Tampa, a foundation aimed at providing law enforcement training and equipment not available through budgetary means, in addition to supporting youth programs in our community. Jane continues to be very active in the community including participation on the Gracepoint Mental Health and Wellness Board of Directors, Starting Right, Now Board of Directors, RISE Tampa Police Foundation Founder and Board Chair, Bike Walk Tampa Bay Board Chair, and The Athena Society Board of Directors and GTE Financial Supervisory Committee. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a Police Foundation Fellow.

    Speaker

    Ryan von Weller

    Chief Operating Officer, Wendover Housing Partners

    Ryan von Weller is the COO at Wendover. He is also a commercial real estate broker, and is responsible for Wendover’s multi-family development programs. With more than 15 years of experience in the areas of site selection, land contract negotiations, land valuation and project planning and development, von Weller joined Wendover in 2014. He graduated from the University of Florida and earned his MBA at Rollins College. Over 3,000 affordable housing units have been funded and developed by von Weller during this time at Wendover.

    Speaker

    Anthony De Yurre

    Partner, Bilzin Sumberg

    Anthony De Yurre is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Land Development & Government Relations Group. His practice focuses on the representation of real estate developers and investors in complex land use and zoning matters with a focus on transit oriented development, large scale mixed-use development, and public private partnerships. Co-Chair of the University of Miami’s Real Property Development LL.M Advisory Board, Anthony is also an adjunct professor in the program where he teaches “Problem Solving Large Scale, Mixed-Use Development.” Upon graduating from Duke University and Vanderbilt Law, Anthony returned home to Miami to earn his Master of Laws in Real Property Development from the University of Miami. Anthony is also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

    Speaker

    Toby Bozzuto

    President & CEO, The Bozzuto Group

    As President and CEO, Toby Bozzuto provides strategic and day-to-day leadership for more than 3,000 employees across the country and guides future growth of Bozzuto’s homebuilding, multifamily development, construction and management divisions. Celebrating 35 years in business in 2023, Bozzuto manages 88,000 apartments and three million square feet of retail space across the U.S., has $1.2 billion in its construction pipeline and averages three development starts per year. Bozzuto has been nationally recognized as a Great Place to Work and named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post for eight consecutive years and a Top Company for Executive Women by Seramount for four consecutive years. An active contributor to his community, Toby serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Colgate University, a member of M&T Bank’s Directors Advisory Council, a member of the Board of Visitors for the Shock Trauma Center at The University of Maryland Medical Center and an executive committee member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Gilman School and Kennedy Krieger Institute, on the National Advisory Board for ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing, as a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Maryland Health and Higher Education Facilities Authority. A regular guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, Harvard Business School Executive Education program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Georgetown University, Cornell University, the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, Toby strives to share his insight and passion for creating community. Toby has been featured in leading media outlets such as CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, the Washington Business Journal, Huffington Post and the MIT Sloan Management Review. Maintaining a culture of kindness in the workplace is essential to Toby's vision for the company. He proudly joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge as well as Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, committing himself to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all levels of the workplace. In recognition of these efforts, he received the Champion of Immigration Award from the Washington English Center. Most recently, Toby was named to The Daily Record’s Power 100 List for the second year in a row and received the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Martin K. Alloy Excellence Award. He was recognized as one of Washington D.C.'s 25 Most Powerful Real Estate Players in 2020 by the Commercial Observer, named a 2019 Commercial Real Estate Influencer by The Business Journals and is ranked in the Baltimore Business Journal’s Power 10. His many recognitions also include Developer of the Year by the District of Columbia Building Industry and Maryland Building Industry Association, Commercial Property Executive Rising Leader and the William Donald Schaefer Industrialist of the Year Award from the Baltimore Museum of Industry, which he accepted alongside his father, Tom Bozzuto, in 2016. Toby is happily married and the proud father of three beautiful children. He is an avid musician, a rare book collector and enjoys cooking for his family.

    Session Host

    Darryl Shaw

    Chief Executive Officer, Casa Ybor

    Darryl has a passion for seeing the Ybor City historic district revitalize back into one of America’s great neighborhoods. He is the driving force behind Ybor City’s Gas Worx development – a five million square feet mixed-use project that will link downtown Tampa, the Channel District and the Latin Quarter. Darryl was Co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Hospital for Pets. He led the company starting in 1996 when he and his brother Neil, a board-certified veterinary internist, opened their first hospital in Tampa. Eventually the pair took BluePearl national, with more than 100 locations. In 2022 Darryl stepped down as CEO to focus solely on Ybor City. Darryl received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the State of Florida, and was named to the Florida 500, as well the Tampa Bay Power 100 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Born in South Africa, Darryl is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in international commerce. He also has an MBA in both finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and is a retired Certified Public Accountant

    Co-Chair

    Jan-Erik Hustrulid

    Operations Personnel Director, Skanska USA Commercial Development

    Jan-Erik Hustrulid is the Operations Personnel Director for Skanska USA Building. He has more than a decade of Commercial Construction and Residential Real Estate experience and has a deep knowledge of the Florida market. He grew up in Colorado, Florida and Sweden. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University and is a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker. Mr. Hustrulid has served on several Florida non-profit boards including Junior Achievement’s Lee County Business Hall of Fame Advisory Board, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Fort Myers YMCA, Charlotte Local Education Foundation and is the immediate past chair of the Heights Foundation in Fort Myers. He currently chairs the Southwest Florida ULI District Council. Mr. Hustrulid was recognized as The News-Press Media Group Young Professional of the Year in 2016 and as a Gulfshore Business 40 under 40. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Caitlin, and together they have a six-year daughter, Julianna. When not working, he and his family enjoying traveling.

    Co-Chair

    Jeff Reader

    Managing Partner, Reader Communities

    Jeff is responsible for sourcing new opportunities at Reader Communities. His day-to-day activities are primarily focused on land acquisition, capital structuring, due diligence, land development, and entitlements. With over 10 years of experience in master planned communities, Jeff has directed the development and disposition of well over 5,000 residential lots in addition to improved commercial land for apartments, retail, and senior housing totaling well over $500M in value. He has consulted on behalf of institutional funds, lenders, and private landowners providing guidance on development strategy and residual land value. Jeff is a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in the State of Florida. He is highly involved with the Urban Land Institute currently serving as the Chair of ULI Central Florida and as a member of ULI Americas Community Development Council Silver Flight. Jeff is also a member of the Bergstrom Council at the University of Florida and the Greater Orlando Builders Association. Prior to joining Reader Communities, Jeff worked for Central Florida Investments/Westgate Resorts for 4 years in a development and project management capacity. Education: M.S. Real Estate, University of Florida; B.S. Marketing, University of Florida

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