Cranes Around Miami: Too Many Too Soon?

Leading Real Estate Professionals to Speak at Miami Finance Forum’s ‘CEO Power Breakfast,’ Moderated by Raul Valdes-Fauli of Professional Bank, Discuss Today’s South Florida Real Estate Market and Lessons Learned

MIAMI--()--The Miami Finance Forum (MFF) will host a “CEO Power Breakfast” panel discussion titled, “Cranes Around Miami: Too Many Too Soon?” The panel, moderated by Raul Valdes-Fauli, President and CEO of Professional Bank, will provide insights from real estate, legal and financial industry specialists about the current state of South Florida real estate and lessons learned from the past. The event takes place at 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131.

“Many of the members of the Miami Finance Forum keep a close pulse on the region’s real estate industry and are noticing a significant uptick in the market. We are eager to bring these leaders together for a thoughtful discussion about the past, present and future of South Florida’s real estate industry – and what pitfalls to avoid to ensure the real estate resurgence is a successful one,” said Miami Finance Forum Chairman Carlos Deupi.

Panel speakers include managing directors and group leaders from top law firms, real estate developers and financial firms, including:

  • Harvey Hernandez, Chairman and Managing Director, Newgard Development Group
  • Jack Lowell, Senior Managing Director, Flagler Real Estate Services
  • Carlos Rosso, President, Related Group
  • James W. Shindell, Real Estate Practice Group Leader, Bilzin Sumberg
  • Raoul Thomas, Group Chief Executive Officer, CGI Merchant Group


  CEO Power Breakfast: “Cranes Around Miami; Too Many Too Soon?”


Miami Finance Forum


7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 1


Conrad Miami Hotel, 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131


Members: $25; Non-members: $65


(Seating is limited, pre-registration is requested)


Elena Djakonova: (866) FF-Miami or


Complimentary guest passes are available for media. For more information, journalists may call Tyler Sminkey at Roar Media at (305) 403-2080, Ext. 114, or send an e-mail to

About the Miami Finance Forum

The Miami Finance Forum (MFF) is a not-for-profit organization supporting the growth of South Florida’s network of finance and investment professionals. It is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base and professional practices of its members while ensuring the region continues to attract and retain top talent. Its membership roster is comprised of professionals experienced in private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, commercial banking, investment banking, wealth management, corporate law, accounting and other related professional-services industries. Since its founding in 2006, the MFF has been known for its CEO Power Breakfast event series, including its panel discussions, private roundtables, and happy hour networking events. More information is available at

Editor’s Note: Interviews, media passes and event photographs are available upon request.


For The Miami Finance Forum
Tyler Sminkey, 305-403-2080, Ext. 114
Elena Djakonova, 866-FF-Miami

Release Summary

Leading professionals at Miami Finance Forum’s ‘CEO Power Breakfast,’ moderated by Raul Valdes-Fauli of Professional Bank, discuss today’s South Florida real estate market and lessons learned.


For The Miami Finance Forum
Tyler Sminkey, 305-403-2080, Ext. 114
Elena Djakonova, 866-FF-Miami