Visionaries of Central Florida: A Powerhouse in the Real Estate Community

Visionaries of Central Florida group photo

Earlier this month the strongest real estate organizations in Central Florida gathered for Orange County’s Second Annual Visionaries of Central Florida event. The evening brought industry experts and young leaders together for one-on-one roundtable discussions and an incredible opportunity to learn. The young leaders of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Northeast Florida Commercial Real Estate trade association (NAIOP) and the Urban Land Institute-Central Florida (ULI) partnered to bring the past, present and future of the industry to the community.

The event took place on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at The Orange Studio from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The prestigious and respected visionaries advised on topics such as urban planning, development, finance, brokerage, sports and entertainment, communications, architecture and design, sustainability and technology, law and city management and government. The program included personal conversation and experiences with the following professionals:

Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Orange County

Lisa Dilts, Principal

Philip Holt, Co-Founder & CEO

Mike Mulhall, Partner
Jefferson Apartment Group

John Rife, Owner
East End Market

Phil Rawlins, Founder & President
Orlando City Soccer

Chuck Whittall, CEO
Unicorp National Developments

Matthew Gore, General Manager – Florida
Uber Technologies, Inc.

Jim Zboril, President
Tavistock Development Co.

The unique event sold out with over 80 attendees. Thank you to everyone who participated in shaping Central Florida’s young leaders and the community. To attend next year’s Visionaries of Central Florida program, stay up to date with CREW, ULI-CF and NAIOP.

About CREW Orlando

CREW Orlando is a business development organization representing key decision makers in nearly every discipline of commercial real estate. The organization was formed in 1987 and is part of CREW Network, an international organization comprised of more than 8,000 members in 70 chapters. The association attracts the most powerful and influential female professionals in the real estate industry. CREW Orlando’s focus is to create relationships through various events to further personal and professional growth for women.

About ULI-CF

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.


NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is the leading organization for developers, owners and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP comprises 15,000+ members and provides strong advocacy, education and business opportunities through a powerful North American network.