ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean: 2023 Miami Symposium


2023-09-20T12:00:00 - 2023-09-20T18:00:00

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    Mandarin Oriental, Miami 500 Brickell Key Dr Miami, FL 33131 United States
    Registration is now open for the 2023 ULI Miami Symposium - happening on Wednesday, September 20th at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Save the date to join us for our biggest Miami market event of the year


    Early Pricing Until August 31 Members Non-Members
    Private $90.00 $170.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $75.00 $135.00
    Retired $60.00 N/A
    Student $45.00 $95.00
    Under Age 35 $60.00 $170.00
    Private $100.00 $180.00
    Public/Academic/Nonprofit $85.00 $145.00
    Retired $70.00 N/A
    Student $50.00 $100.00
    Under Age 35 $70.00 $180.00
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    Join us at the 2023 ULI Miami Symposium on Wednesday, September 20th at the Mandarin Oriental Miami, where we'll examine the city’s real estate outlook, opportunities, challenges, and trends with insights on all asset classes. 



    André Dua

    Managing Partner, Miami, McKinsey & Company

    André Dua is the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Miami office. He is a member of the McKinsey Global Institute Council, which advises on MGI’s research on global economic, business, and technology trends. His work and research span four interrelated areas: company transformation, the future of work, higher education, and state and local government. André has worked with many leaders of large and small companies and governments on performance transformations. As a leader within McKinsey’s Transformation Practice, he has experience designing and delivering transformation programs that drive superior improvement across all business and operational levers, including revenue, cost, capital efficiency, and customer and citizen experience. As a leader of McKinsey’s future of work initiative, André works with companies, communities, and education systems on training and reskilling programs. In addition, he was the founder and chair of McKinsey Academy—the firm’s vehicle for transforming the performance of leading institutions by unlocking the potential of people. The Academy designs and delivers large-scale capability-building programs that support performance transformations. He also founded and leads McKinsey’s higher-education work and has served more than 20 public- and private-university systems and campuses around the world, including research, comprehensive, and community colleges. This work has spanned a range of issues, such as strategy, research preeminence, administrative excellence, enrollment and financial aid, capital productivity, college completion, health-sciences strategy and performance improvement, academic medical-center culture, and university board governance. He convenes McKinsey’s roundtable of higher-education board of trustees and developed McKinsey’s higher-education “Fingerprint,” a granular performance assessment of more than 800 universities in the United States. Previously, André founded and led McKinsey’s state and local government work. He has worked with dozens of state and local governments on citizen experience, economic and workforce development, infrastructure strategy and capital budgeting, disaster recovery and resilience, healthcare strategy and innovation, and administrative operations. He developed McKinsey’s proprietary Leading States Index, which evaluates state performance on numerous dimensions of critical importance to citizens. André previously led McKinsey’s regulatory-strategy work, cofounded the McKinsey Asia Center, and was a partner in McKinsey’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice for more than a decade. He currently serves on the board of the Citizens’ Budget Commission, and on the advisory council for the Oxford University Initiative on AI and the Law. Previously, he served on the boards of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, and the United Way of New York City, where he was vice chair. André coauthored the McKinsey Global Institute’s report, The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow and has written articles for Harvard Business Review and numerous other publications on reskilling the workforce. He is also a coauthor of the 1997 book, Sustaining the Asia–Pacific Miracle: Environmental Protection and Economic Integration, for which he received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. In 2003, the World Economic Forum named him one of 100 “global leaders for tomorrow.”


    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


    Henry Bott

    President, Swire Properties

    Henry is currently Chief Representative of John Swire & Sons Vietnam having set up the office in late 2019 with the objective of sourcing investment opportunities for the Swire Group. Prior to that, he was a Portfolio Manager in Swire Properties’ Taikoo Place development since 2017 where he worked primarily on the pre-leasing and launch of the 1 million sq ft Grade A office tower, One Taikoo Place. From 2015-17, Henry was Head of Swire Properties’ Digital Team, focused on enhancing the customer experience and targeted marketing across the business (predominantly retail malls) through the use of digital technology. Previously, Henry was a founder of blueprint, Swire Properties’ tech-focused accelerator and co-working space in Taikoo Place. He joined Swire’s Management Trainee Programme in 2010 and has worked in the Retail, Office and Investment departments within Swire Properties in Beijing and Hong Kong. Originally from the U.K., Henry graduated from Nottingham University with a 1st class degree in History and Contemporary Chinese Studies. He has studied Mandarin for almost 15 years and can speak, read and write. In 2015, he received an MSc in Real Estate Finance and was granted membership of the RICS. In 2019, he achieved Foundation level of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Whilst at Swire, Henry has completed various executive training and leadership courses at INSEAD Business School, including receiving an online diploma in the topic of ‘Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption’.