Thank you to everyone who supported and attended the 15th Annual ULI Southeast Florida / Caribbean Vision Awards on November 28th, 2023 at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami.
This year we were proud to recognize:
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Stephen M. Ross
Young Leader of the Year Aaron Stolear
2023 Project of the Year The Miami Beach Convention Center
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award - Stephen M. Ross
Stephen M. Ross – Chairman and Founder of Related Companies
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Since founding Related in 1972, Ross has grown the company to a portfolio of over $60 billion in real estate assets and a team of over 4,000 professionals in offices located throughout the U.S. The company is also one of the largest owners and preservationists of affordable housing in the country.
Since his high school days in Miami Beach, Ross has been passionate about South Florida, and for decades he has played a crucial role in shaping South Florida’s real estate and economic landscape, investing in projects throughout the region to drive the growth of South Florida’s sports, arts, culture, and hospitality scene. Read more
Aaron Stolear – President of Development, 13th Floor Investments
2023 Young Leader of the Year
As the President of Development at 13th Floor Investments, Aaron Stolear leads the firm’s Public Private Partnership (“P3”) division, where he has grown the firm into one of the foremost public-private developers in South Florida. At only 35 years old, he has already cultivated a pipeline of mixed-use development projects encompassing 3,288 residential units with an estimated collective value surpassing $1.5 billion. What sets Aaron apart is his thoughtful approach to P3s. Among his most notable achievements is his role within the Link at Douglas project, a transit-oriented development spanning 1.5 million square feet of mixed-use area. Read more
Miami Beach Convention Center
2023 Project of the Year
The extensive $640 million renovation and expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center has transformed the formerly disconnected, dated facility surrounded by parking lots into a lush 25-acre site and 1.4 million sq. foot building that celebrates its position as the civic and cultural heart of Miami Beach. The LEED-silver project has transformed the center’s linkage with its surroundings, creating over 12 acres of new greenspaces that are interwoven into the fabric of its adjacent historic neighborhoods and public buildings. The project also incorporated crucial resiliency features, renovated the 100-year-old historic Carl Fisher Clubhouse, revitalized the Collins Canal pedestrian walkway, and introduced over $7 million of contemporary art to the public.
Project Team: City of Miami Beach, Fentress Architects, Arquitectonica, West 8, Wallace Engineering, ME Engineers, Kimley-Horn, Clark Construction, Hill International.
|13th Floor Investments
|Brody & Associates
|City of Miami
|FIU - Hollo School of Real Estate
|Grass River Property
|Housing Trust Group
|Integra Realty Resources
|New Urban Development
|Nova Southeastern University
|University of Miami MRED+U
|Wernick & Co