On February 25, 2015, Suzanne Amaducci-Adams moderated the first event in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s three-part series, Transforming Miami: The Game Changers Series. With intimate knowledge of Bilzin Sumberg’s work on the projects of the featured speakers, Suzanne guided a discussion that covered issues concerning Miami’s growth, infrastructure needs, current real-estate development trends and challenges, and where the City will be in 10 years.

Featured speakers Nitin Motwani, Vince Signorello, Christopher Gandolfo, and Steven Grentenstein respectively spoke about the Miami Worldcenter, All Aboard Florida, Brickell City Centre, and Design District projects. These projects encompass retail spaces, hotels, offices, a convention center, mass transit, and residential spaces. As experienced attorneys in the Real Estate and Land Development and Government Relations fields, we believe, like the speakers, that Miami is on a trajectory that will demand more investment in mass transit, creative infrastructure and design solutions, and the harmonizing of the needs of the private sector and the desires of the political bodies.

Consistent with the scale of the projects that the speakers are involved in, Miami is showing growth in all facets ranging from the size of the population to the sophistication of the industries that are expanding and relocating to the area. Real estate development in Miami will surely become a driver in fueling new industries, growing the talent pool, and strengthening synergistic ties with Latin America. The discussion with leading game changers was very apropos as Miami will continue to be marked by game changing developments that will continue to shape this global city into a premiere location to live and work.  Bilzin Sumberg will remain a major player in these developments and will host at its office part-two of the Game Changers Series, Miami’s Brain Gain and the Millennial Infusion, on April 8, 2015.