Real Estate



Arthur “AJ” Meyer
Vice President of Business Development
ANF Group Inc.

Alex Rhodes

Vice Chair

Alex Rhodes
Grant Thornton LLP

Staff Contact

Lizbeth Valderrama


Highlight the existing workforce housing options in West Brickell, East Little Havana, and the Miami River Corridor through programming that promotes efforts of developers, universities and community leaders that are making progress.

Develop initiatives for direct outreach to entrepreneurial, small- and medium-sized developers, to assess their needs, include them in the Committee’s initiatives, increase membership among this group, and ultimately begin to address identified needs.

Preschedule a minimum of four real estate committee meetings at local venues that will highlight relevant development news or needs of real estate industry stakeholders.

Engage local real estate industry organizations and publications to collaborate on major committee events.

Cocktails to Closings Task Force

Chair: Diana Pubchara, Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Developer Roundtable Task Force

Co-chair: Cristina Ortiz, Law Offices of Cristina Ortiz
Co-chair: Doug Skoke, Marsh & McClennan Agency
Co-chair: Frank Zepeda, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Real Estate Summit featuring the R.E.A.L. Awards Task Force

Co-chair: Arthur “AJ” Meyer, ANF Group
Co-chair: Alex Rhodes, Grant Thornton

Additional Committee Programming

South Florida R.E.A.L. Awards

Real Estate Summit
Experts in each segment of the industry focus the discussion on current conditions and future trends in the residential, commercial and industrial markets in South Florida with a market update and economic forecast and on a national and international scale. The conference concludes with the annual South Florida R.E.A.L. Awards luncheon.

Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
Bank of America
CareerSource South Florida
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
Wells Fargo