2021 Power Leaders in Real Estate
By Jeff Zbar – Correspondent, South Florida Business Journal
April 30, 2021 – The real estate sector was deemed an essential business during the pandemic. Executives also proved to be resourceful and resilient. Countless new projects in single-family, rental apartment, and condominium residential, as well as warehouse, distribution, and logistics developments, are dotting the map from Miami through greater Fort Lauderdale and north to the Palm Beaches.
The flood has been fueled by workers and executives fleeing higher-cost, lower-quality-of-life regions such as the Northeast, Midwest and even California. They’re seeking a more amenable and less expensive remote work or corporate relocation destination.
This search, in one form or another, is nothing new. It has driven development statewide since before Henry Flagler brought his railway south. Today, it’s spurring billions of dollars in development and cementing the region’s role for more than 1,000 newcomers daily as the nation’s place to live, work, and play.
Beyond resourceful, resilient or even essential, these Power Leaders – and those featured in the 2021 South Florida Business Journal’s new Power Brokers subsection – have proven the real estate sector vital to the region’s health and future. We’re honored to have our very own Neil E. Merin, SIOR, CCIM and Jason L. Sundook, SIOR on the esteemed list.
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