About the Florida Multifamily Summit

Entering its 7th year, the RealInsight Florida Multifamily Summit is one of the most anticipated conferences of the year consistently attracting the most prominent and active leaders in the multifamily industry, not just from South Florida but from across the nation. This year, we have kept what has made this event so special to owners, investors and developers including the main stage, where we tackle hard-hitting issues. In addition, we have added a new feature this year: private peer-to-peer roundtables to create an even more valuable experience than ever before.

Owners, operators, investors, developers and financiers from across Florida and into the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions travel to attend this event to gain market intelligence, connect with deal partners, hone operational techniques and explore investment opportunities. This is a must-attend event!

Reasons to attend:

  • Get fresh ideas on where new opportunities are hidden
  • Learn smart strategies for retooling existing properties to expand yields
  • Discover new capital sources to match your acquisition or refinance strategy
  • Find out which innovations renters are driving incremental revenue
  • Share ideas and challenges in a closed-door, peer-to-peer roundtable*

* Exclusive / limited-access


Inigo Ardid

Inigo Ardid
Key International

David Arditi

David Arditi
Principal and Co-Founder
Aria Development Group

John Bezzant

John Bezzant
Aimco Apartment Homes

Jeff Buising

Jeff Buising

Dana Caudell

Dana Caudell
Senior Vice President

Gil Dezer

Gil Dezer
Dezer Development

Christopher Finlay

Chris Finlay
Chairman / CEO
Lloyd Jones Investment Management

James Fried

Jim Fried
Sandstone Realty Advisors

Andy Hellinger

Andrew Hellinger
Co-Founder & Principal
UrbanX Group

Neal Herman

Neal Herman

Kim Hoover

Kim Hoover
RED Multifamily

Jay Jacobson

Jay Jacobson
President & CEO
Eden Multifamily

Brian Koles

Brian Koles
Brand & Experience Director
Property Markets Group

Claire Michaels

Claire Michael
Regional Vice President
Fairfield Residential

Henry Pineiro

Henry Pineiro
Executive Director of Property Management
The Allen Morris Company

Moshe Popack

Moshe Popack
YMP Real Estate Management

Andrew Rohacik

Andrew Rohacik
Director of Asset Management
Elion Partners

Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders
Founder and Principal
Fifteen Group

Nelson Stabile

Nelson Stabile
Integra Investments

James Stine

James Stine
Ram Realty Services

Philip Tague

Philip Tague
President of AMLI Residential & Chairman of AMLI Development Company (ADC) / EVP at AMLI
AMLI Residential

Michael Wohl

Michael Wohl
Pinnacle Housing Group

Dagoberto Diaz

Dagoberto Diaz
Executive Vice President
Thornton Construction

Mike D'Onofrio

Mike D’Onofrio
Managing Director
Engineered Tax Services

Danielle Gonzalez

Danielle Gonzalez
Greenberg Traurig

Aaron Kurlansky

Aaron Kurlansky
Co-Founder & Principal
FM Capital

Greg Matus

Greg Matus
Senior Vice President
Franklin Street

Chad Musgrove

Chad Musgrove
Vice President
Hunt Real Estate Capital

Phil Rosen

Phil Rosen
Becker Real Estate Practice Group

Featured Participants

Larry Abramowitz

LVA Realty

Patricia Adkins

Allure Properties & Investments

David Adler

Adler Development

Zach Ames

Franklin Street Financial

Chris Apone

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Alex Arguelles

Tzadik Management

Lauren Athas


Alejandro Ballina

AHS Residential

Arthur Bartholomew

Walnut Street Capital

Adam Bedzow

Ceiba Groupe Management

Gregory Bell


Jason Biondi

Energy Cost Solutions Group

David Blattner


Jason Bonderenko

Federal Capital Partners

Timothy Bostrom

Silver Companies

Mike Bourque

Old Republic Title

Janet Bravo

Estate Investments Group

Ionathan Brief

Conkreta Real Estate Group

Eric Burka


Federico Calaf


David Canfield

BBX Capital Asset Management

Bryan Castillo


Dana Caudell

The Bainbridge Companies

John Cedres

Mercantil Bank

David Chanon

Stiles Corporation

Asi Cymbal

Cymbal Development

Adrian Dabkowski

Kimley-Horn and Associates

Leonardo De Carvalho

Witkin Hults Design Group

Roy Deary

Vesta Property Services

Gregg DeSantis

Silver Companies

Nicholas DeSiato

Rosemurgy Properties

Lidia Dinkova

ALM, Daily Business Review

Alexander Dobrev


Ivonne Dorrego

Mercantil CommerceBank

Jose Duarte

Mercantil Bank

Steven Eaves

Witkin Hults Design Group

John Eppert

Old Republic Title

Mario Facella

TD Bank / CRE

Reinerio Faife


Stephen Feccia

Kimley-Horn and Associates

Juan Fernandez

AHS Residential

Nelson Fernandez

ANF Group

Al Fernandez

ANF Group

Richard Finkelstein

Ascend Properties

Chris Finlay

Lloyd Jones Capital

Charles Foschini

Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

Blake Gable

Barron Collier Companies

Bruce Gago


Francisco Gambin

Mercantil Bank

Michelle Garber

L’arte della Cucina

Jorge Garcia


Keith Gelder

Stock Luxury Apartment Living

Mike Ging

Alliance Residential Company

Matthew Gnad


Tom Godart

Godart Florida Real Estate Investments

Brian Goguen

Barron Collier Companies

Carlos Gonzalez

AHS Residential

Claudia Gutarra

Mercantil Bank

Robert Hall

Alliance Residential Company

Joshua Hanover

Marks Paneth

Terence Haynes

Partner Engineering and Science

Bougas Helen

Réseau Sélection

Christy Hockmeyer

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Kimberly Hoover

Red Multifamily

Eric Horowitz

Related Companies

Heidi Jehlicka

The Bainbridge Companies

Darron Kattan

Franklin Street Financial

Kevin Kelleher

Franklin Street Financial

Farrukh Khan

Mercantil CommerceBank

Peter LaPointe

Grass River Property

Alex Lazowick

Keith and Associates

Joseph Lelonek

Atlantic Land Companies

Trisha Litzau

Stantec Architecture

Jelinne LLerena

Mercantil CommerceBank

Andres Lozano

ZOM Living

Nicole Lynch


Leslie Ann Maduro

SunTrust Bank

Gerardo Mahuad

Eagle Property Capital Investments

Adam Mait

Adler Development

Osvaldo Marchante

AHS Residential

Scott Marcus


Keren Marti

First American Title National Commercial Services

Patrick Martin

Related Companies

Cristina Mas

Adler Development

Jamie May

JBM® Institutional Multifamily Advisors

Rich McCarey

Synovus Bank

Peter Mekras

Aztec Group

Lajuan Messer

Seacoast Bank

AJ Meyer

ANF Group

Stan Middleman

Freedom Mortgage

Clint Miller


Noah Miller

Pensam Residential

Sacha Miner

Fulcrum Company

Cal Moore

Synovus Bank

Joe Morello

Somerset Financial Group

Andy Morris

Synovus Bank

Lisa Neumayer

Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

Yehuda Newman

Lightstone Group

John Odom

Bessolo Design Group

Elizabeth Osorno

Osorno Group

Felipe Osorno

Osorno Group

Hugo Pacanins

Ram Realty Advisors

Yanelyn Papatriantafyllou

Mercantil CommerceBank

Pritesh Patel

AIG Global Real Estate

Carolina Pedroza

Mercantil CommerceBank

Keri Pfeifer


Bernard Pierson

AEISA/Equiti Partners

Jonathan Porter

Ram Realty Advisors

Ronald Prunesti


Jonathan Raiffe

Adler Development

Gerardo Ramos

Mercantil Bank

Victor Razon

Mecho Shade Systems

Bruce Reid

Arthur Hill & Company

Karen Richardson

SunTrust Bank

Nate Ritter

GreenBuilt Solutions

Jeffrey Robbins

Related Group

Mariana Robina

Eagle Property Capital Investments

Andres Rodriguez

Florida Lemark

Robert Romagnoli

Rosemurgy Properties

Alexander Rosemurgy

Rosemurgy Properties

Lukas Samuels

Allure Properties & Investments

Gregory Santin

TD Bank NA

John Sasso

Charles Rutenberg Realty

Richard Schaffer

RS Real Estate Consulting

Tom Scheer

First Republic Bank

Anthony Seijas

Falcone Group

Larry Silver

Silver Companies

Jimmy Sinis

Stantc Architecture Inc.

Morgan Sirlin

Adler Development

Staci Skufca

Luxer Package Lockers

Shuli Stock

Charles Rutenberg Realty

Mindy Szarowicz

Baker Concrete Construction

Spencer Teufel

Kimley-Horn and Associates

Alexandra Viala

Witkin Hults Design Group

Christina Villa

Stantec Architecture

Michael Wadler


Christina Webb

Altman Development Company

Paul Weinberg

KEITH and Associates

Greg West

ZOM Holding

Jeff Zito

Atlantic Land Companies

Companies Attending (partial list)

▪ Adler Development

▪ AEISA/Equiti Partners

▪ AHS Residential

▪ AIG Global Real Estate

▪ Alliance Residential Company

▪ Allure Properties & Investments

▪ ALM, Daily Business Review

▪ Altman Development Company

▪ ANF Group

▪ Arthur Hill & Company

▪ Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

▪ Ascend Properties

▪ Atlantic Land Companies

▪ Aztec Group

▪ Baker Concrete Construction

▪ Barron Collier Companies

▪ BBX Capital Asset Management

▪ BellCostSeg

▪ Berkadia Commercial Mortgage

▪ Bessolo Design Group

▪ Bozzuto

▪ Ceiba Groupe Management

▪ Charles Rutenberg Realty

▪ Chicago Title Insurance Company

▪ Conkreta Real Estate Group

▪ Cymbal Development

▪ Eagle Property Capital Investments

▪ Energy Cost Solutions Group

▪ Estate Investments Group

▪ Falcone Group

▪ Federal Capital Partners

▪ First American Title

▪ First Republic Bank

▪ Florida Lemark

▪ Franklin Street Financial

▪ Freedom Mortgage


▪ GarciaStromberg

▪ Godart Florida Real Estate Investments

▪ Grass River Property

▪ GreenBuilt Solutions

▪ Greystone


▪ InvestRes


▪ Institutional Multifamily Advisors

▪ KEITH and Associates

▪ Kimley-Horn and Associates

▪ L’arte della Cucina

▪ Lightstone Group

▪ Lowndes

▪ Luxer Package Lockers

▪ LVA Realty

▪ Marks Paneth

▪ Mecho Shade Systems

▪ Mercantil Bank

▪ Old Republic Title

▪ Osorno Group

▪ Partner Engineering and Science

▪ Pensam Residential

▪ Ram Realty Advisors

▪ Red Multifamily

▪ Related Companies

▪ Related Group

▪ Réseau Sélection

▪ Rosemurgy Properties

▪ RS Real Estate Consulting

▪ Seacoast Bank

▪ Silver Companies

▪ Somerset Financial Group

▪ Stiles Corporation

▪ Stock Luxury Apartment Living

▪ StreetSense

▪ SunTrust Bank

▪ Synovus Bank

▪ TD Bank / CRE

▪ The Bainbridge Companies

▪ Transceramica

▪ Tzadik Management

▪ Vesta Property Services

▪ ZOM Holding

▪ ZOM Living

Get Involved

Speakers & Agenda

Amanda Powers
(646) 783-3952


Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940


7:45 AM – 8:45 AM

Breakfast & Networking

8:45 AM – 8:55 AM

Track A – Opening Remarks

8:55 AM – 9:35 AM

Track A – 10th Inning Stretch:
A Developers Forecast on Florida

South Florida has been the hotbed for luxury, A-class apartment development for the last decade, yet demand for that product type has slowed and many capital sources have ventured north to Central Florida and beyond to find new development opportunities. However, demand for housing remains strong, the condo market is experiencing a resurgence and new opportunities continue to sprout in underserved areas. How are developers mitigating risk in this stage of the cycle while still exploring future opportunities to be realized in the next cycle?

  • Forces at work: the economic outlook and impact on apartment demand
  • The unexpected: Areas that have been overlooked yet are ripe for new multifamily
  • Unlocking opportunity: Nuances to securing transit-oriented development opportunities
  • Dividing the pie: How JV deals on new builds are being structured today
  • More than four walls: Secrets to activating community and enabling lifestyle



  • Danielle Gonzalez , Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig



  • Gil Dezer, President, Dezer Development
  • Dago Diaz, Executive Vice President, Thornton Construction
  • Andrew Hellinger, Co-Founder & Principal, Urban-X Group
  • Jim Stine, President, Ram Real Estate
  • Philip Tague, Chairman, AMLI Development

9:40 AM – 10:15 AM

Track A – Needle in the Haystack:
Value-Add Investment & Acquisition Strategies

While dry powder remains abundant, finding deals that make sense is more difficult and structuring the deal can often be more complex. While previously it may have made more sense to build new product, with high land costs, buying existing product at this point may yield better returns. And while the name of the game used to be 80s rehabs, most of the good opportunities have been picked over and investors are having to expand both geographically and possibly into other types of multifamily such as senior living or student housing to find the next good opportunity. How can investors find the good deals before others and what are the most effective ways to upgrade property today?

  • Sanity check: How much longer will this expansion last?
  • Work-life balance: How the work from home model is changing the value-add landscape
  • Beyond the horizon: Which areas offer the greatest investment opportunities
  • Close to the vest: The new formula for underwriting a deal and structuring investments
  • Competing with new builds: Incorporating the latest technology into older product



  • Phil Rosen , Chair, Becker



  • Chris Finlay, Chairman & CEO, Lloyd Jones Investment Multifamily
  • Neal Herman, Senior Director, Capital & Acquisitions, InvestRes
  • Moshe Popack, Founder/Chairman, YMP Real Estate
  • Mark Sanders, Founder, Fifteen Group

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

Track A – PropTech:
Innovations & Technology in Property Management

As rents begin to move sideways and lease ups slow, owners need to do more to attract and retain tenants through incentives, amenities, services and often as not the latest technology. Yet, with revenue stagnating, smart operators must rein in capital budget expenditures, particularly and come up with opportunities to generate ancillary incomes to keep the net income growing. What are some creative ways managers are generating income, driving down costs while simultaneously improving the tenant experience?

  • Say what you mean: The new ABCs of customer service
  • Mean what you say: Green efforts that aren’t lip service
  • The people machine: Finding and keeping good people who get your mission
  • Cha-ching: The amenities and services that drive tenants to pay more
  • Bottom-line: Technologies that bring costs down and tenant satisfaction up



  • Jeff Buising, EVP/COO, Altman



  • Dana Caudell, Senior Vice President, The Bainbridge Companies
  • Claire Michael, Regional Vice President, Fairfield Residential
  • Henry Pineiro, SVP Asset Management, Allen Morris Co.
  • Andrew Rohacik, Director of Asset Management, Elion Partners

11:45 AM – 12:25 PM

Track A – The Good, the Bad and the Equity:
Today’s Multifamily Financing Options

While multifamily continues to present opportunities and many equity investors have capital to deploy, high acquisition prices and tightening financing terms are putting the brakes on deal flow. Further, as interest rates continue to climb and banks becoming more risk-averse in their underwriting, completing your capital stack on terms you can accept becomes a complex puzzle. Also, with equity sources increasingly moving over to the debt side, who’s left to fund the equity in your next deal? What do you need to know today about raising and deploying equity capital? Which debt sources make the most sense for acquisition, rehab, new development or refinance of a stabilized property, and what should you expect the terms to be?

  • Devil you know: How to leverage long standing relationships to get better terms
  • Short squeeze: Gaming interest rate uncertainty when planning a future refinance
  • CREXIT: Where all that foreign capital went, and how it’s changing real estate finance
  • Risk and reward: Straight talk from active lenders and equity sources
  • Know when to hold’em: Structuring your investors’ hold period for an uncertain future



  • Kim Hoover, Principal, RED Multifamily



  • David Arditi, Founding Principal, Aria Investment Partners
  • John Bezzant, Chief Investment Officer, AIMCO
  • Aaron Kurlansky, Co-Founder & Principal, FM Capital
  • Chad Musgrove, Vice President, Hunt Real Estate Capital

12:25 PM – 1:10 PM

Networking Lunch

12:35 PM – 1:05 PM

Track B – Lunch Workshop – New Trump Administration Updates:
Opportunity Zones, Energy & Specialty Tax Incentives

The presentation is designed to provide New Trump Administration Updates to Federal, State and Local Energy & Specialty Tax Incentives and provide clarity to the design, qualification and certification process to maximize results and cost savings on Purchases, Renovations, Improvements and New Construction projects. During this presentation, you will be able to understand how to capture and best utilize Cost Segregation, Energy Tax Credits (like 179D for commercial buildings and 45L tax credits for residential and multi-family projects) on a local and national scale.


Presented by:

  • Mike D’Onofrio, Managing Director, Engineered Tax Services

1:15 PM – 1:55 PM

Track A – The Next Generation of Multifamily:
Innovations in Design & Development

With ever increasing costs in both land acquisition and construction, apartment developers are being forced to be more creative than ever when designing a new project. Further, current uncertainty due to both politics and market timing mean that what may make sense on paper may prove foolhardy in the ground. What are some of the lessons learned from the end of the last cycle? What are some of the recent innovations that are now tried and tested? What are smart ways to “value engineer” projects already underway without sacrificing the quality of the result?

  • Mixed use state of mind: Retail, hotel and office space in apartment development
  • Less is more: Co-living, amenities and rethinking of price per square foot
  • Flying cars: Designing and planning for changes in parking demand
  • No, wait: Best practices for re-designing after your already in the ground
  • Next-gen resident: Technology that your next building cannot do without



  • Jim Fried, President, Sandstone Realty Advisors



  • Inigo Ardid, Co-President, Key International
  • Jay Jacobson, President & CEO, Eden Multifamily
  • Brian Koles, Brand & Experience Director, Property Markets Group
  • Nelson Stabile, Principal, Integra Investments

1:55 PM – 2:55 PM

Post-Conference Reception

Roundtables (NEW for 2018)

If you are interested in participating in a closed-door roundtable, contact Scott Milliken at

11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

Ground-Up Development:
A Closed-Door Roundtable

This closed-door session brings together active multifamily developers and builders to discuss shared challenges in apartment and condo development today, with the goal of exploring ideas and solutions to those challenges.

Participants include:

  • David Adler, Adler Group
  • Michael Bedzow, Ceiba Groupe
  • David Canfiield, BBX Capital
  • Jennifer Drake, Becker & Poliakoff
  • Jeff McDonough, Stiles
  • Keith Gelder, Stock Luxury Apartment Living
  • Mike Ging, Alliance Residential Company
  • Tom Godart, Godart Florida Real Estate Investments
  • Susan La Fleur, Stantec
  • Brad Meltzer, Plaza Construction
  • Jeff Meran, Mill Creek Residential Trust
  • Chuck Shallat, Lincoln Property Company
  • Rebecca Snyder, Strategic Property Partners
  • Greg West, ZOM Living
  • Todd Wigfield, Greystar
  • Jon Wood, Legacy Partners

11:00 AM – 12:20 PM

Investors Insider:
A Closed-Door Roundtable


This closed-door session brings together multifamily investors to discuss shared challenges in acquisitions and investment today, with the goal of exploring ideas and solutions to those challenges.


Participants include:

  • Matt Adler, Mast Capital
  • Ricardo Caporal, The Mattoni Group
  • Reinerio Faife, FUTURA
  • Matt Ferrari, TruAmerica Multifamily
  • Chris Finlay, Lloyd Jones Capital
  • Bruce Gago, FCP
  • Robert Given, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Jeffrey Goldberg, Milestone
  • Joe Lubeck, American Landmark
  • Sacha Miner, Fulcrum Company
  • Dev Motwani, Merrimac Ventures
  • Mike Rabold, Marrinson
  • Stewart Royer, Avalon Communities
  • Michael Sommers, Grand Peaks Properties
  • Justin Toal, Fifteen Group


Cushman & Wakefiled
CWE Aquamizer
FM Capital
Interni cucine
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Thornton Construction Company


Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 SE 17th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
We have reserved a block for attendees at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina for the nights of November 8th and 9th. The room rate is $179.00 per night plus tax. Reserve your room by clicking here.
Please note that the discount is available until October 18th or until the rooms sell out, whichever comes first.

Map & Directions

About the Venue

The event will take place at the Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina (formerly, the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six). Please note that the conference will take place in the Panorama Ballroom, newly renovated in 2018. View the 360 Tour of the new Panorama Ballroom.

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Get Involved

Speakers & Agenda

Amanda Powers
(646) 783-3952


Scott Milliken
(646) 862-9912

Sponsorship & Exhibiting:

Amber Collins
(646) 783-3940