Miami New Construction Show to feature prominent South Florida developers

Miami New Construction Show

An all-star lineup of prominent South Florida developers, power brokers and real estate professionals will highlight the conference and educational segment of the second annual Miami New Construction Show Oct. 22 to 25.

“At the inaugural show last year, panel discussions on the future of the South Florida luxury condo marketplace, emerging trends, financing and the history of development in the Greater Miami area drew large audiences,” said show founder and CEO Anita Funtek.

“This year’s lineup of panelists will be even more focused on views from developers, buyer preferences and emerging marketplace trends,” she said in a news release.

The event at the Miami Beach Convention Center is designed to give buyers and investors a one-stop venue of the latest in new and emerging luxury condominium projects in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Last year’s three-day exhibition attracted nearly 15,000 visitors. This year’s expanded four-day event is expected to draw up to 25,000 visitors from around Florida, the U.S. and a variety of foreign countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Scores of developers from around the region have registered to showcase their luxury condo projects at the convention center. Between visits to the exhibition areas, the public will also be afforded the opportunity to hear from front line players in the marketplace.

Each day, the Miami New Construction Show will conduct panel discussions designed to educate consumers and investors about pricing, current and emerging market trends and buyer motivations.

Confirmed speakers thus far include:

Developers and Company Executives:

  • Louis Birdman, developer, 1000 Biscayne Tower, LLC, Miami.
  • Anthony Burns, principal, DevStar Group, North Miami.
  • Ugo Colombo, founder, CMC Group, Miami.
  • Gonzalo Cortabarria, senior vice-president, Swire Properties (Brickell City Centre), Miami.
  • Gil Dezer, president, Dezer Development, Sunny Isles Beach.
  • Steven Gretenstein, chief operating officer, Dacra, Miami
  • Daniel Kodsi, CEO, Royal Palm Properties, Boca Raton.
  • David Martin, president and owner, Terra Group, Miami.
  • Martin Melo, co-owner, Melo Group, Miami.
  • Jean Francois Roy, founder and president, Ocean Land Investments, Fort Lauderdale

The daily discussion sessions during the four-day program are:

Oct. 22 (Thursday) at 2 p.m.: “Game-Changing Projects in the South Florida Pipeline.”

Oct. 23 (Friday) at 10:30 a.m.: “Power Broker Straight Talk About the South Florida Preconstruction Condo Market.”

Oct. 23 (Friday) at 2 p.m.: “Developers Assess the Future of South Florida’s Preconstruction Condo Market.”

Oct. 24 (Saturday) at 10:30 a.m.: “Why Are Buyers Purchasing Preconstruction Condo Units in Miami and South Florida?”

Oct, 24 (Saturday) at 2 p.m.: “Emerging Trends to Watch For in Preconstruction Projects in Miami and South Florida.”

Oct. 25 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. “How to Buy a Preconstruction Condo Tower in South Florida.”

Updated information about additional panelists or possible changes in the program will be available at the show’s website,, or by calling (305) 209-9880.


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