The Real Deal 2016 Took over Soho Studios Miami

 Hiten Samtani, Venus Williams and Kobi Karp (Credit: Jose Larrotta) via TRD.com

Hiten Samtani, Venus Williams and Kobi Karp (Credit: Jose Larrotta) via TRD.com

On October 20, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., The Real Deal presented its Third Annual South Florida Real Estate Forum and Showcase in Miami’s Soho Studios. The Wynwood district, renowned for its high-energy events and diverse panels, was host to major topics, real estate innovation, exhibitors and the promotion of local merchants.

A Mass Exhibitor Collection

The Real Deal is South Florida’s biggest event yet, featuring over 50 exhibitors alongside five expert panels. Both event-goers and industry impactors were welcome, discussing real estate insights, strategies and deals with the market’s biggest forces. Among popular influencers was Venus Williams—who shared her love of marketing design.

The market, itself, has changed quite a bit. The Real Deal’s pop-up crowds, early in the day, were standing-room-only visitors. As the panel spaces developed, however, discussion about the industry arose. Developers discussed the condo market, hospitality leaders took to office sectors and commercial brokers discussed retail’s changing environment. On the event’s other end, residential brokers discussed market slowdowns while financial professionals discussed real estate debt.

All About the Resources

Aside from real estate discussion, The Real Deal prompted a collaboration of lenders and investors. Today’s real estate loans have changed, requiring different priorities and professional approaches to succeed. The event’s real estate professionals were, of course, invited to luxury booths. The Estates of Acquilina, One Sotheby’s International Realty, Paramount Miami Worldcenter and One River Point were all there, and each contributed to the healthy network of borrowing and discussion.

As many professional attendees discussed, the event’s networking was its core. Bustling solution booths offered virtual reality goggles, and new developments were shared with patrons in real-time extravaganzas. Every project, having received a careful touch, served to cast away the market’s growing uncertainty. While the Real Deal served to promote real estate discourse—even health—the event’s heart existed as a safe place for many like-minded professionals.

A Twist on Modern Discussion

The global market’s uncertainty is deserving of new construction designs, plans and innovations. Because of its lacking velocity, real estate may reveal dangerous waters for some. Developers attending the event were urged to wait—discussing land options before new projects were launched.

The Real Deal’s event, while a marketing one in its core, subverted the age-old “come and talk” vibe most leading impactors promote. Discussion, trade opportunities and celebration permeated the Real Deal’s event environment. At the end of the day: It isn’t a bad thing at all.