More than 75 members of the Master Brokers Forum (MBF) recently enjoyed a special reception and presentation at the new headquarters of Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust, located at 55 Alhambra Plaza. Members of the MBF (an elite network of Miamiâ€™s top-producing real estate professionals) were also treated to a remarkable presentation from John Dohm, SIOR, CCIM, PA on â€œMiami: Building a New Gateway to Americaâ€.
After enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvres in the bankâ€™s main reception lobby, members were welcomed by Isabel Lacambra, Gibraltarâ€™s senior vice president and mortgage production manager. MBF advisory board member Christopher Zoller, the eventâ€™s co-chair (along with Pat Klock Parker) then introduced Mr. Dohm; one of the nationâ€™s most respected commercial brokers, the director of business development for Infinity Commercial Real Estate, and the immediate past president of the Realtors Commercial Alliance of Miami.
Mr. Dohmâ€™s extraordinary presentation provided the guests with a comprehensive view of Miamiâ€™s historical origins; the cityâ€™s dramatic increases in population, commerce, and real estate values; and the dizzying array of current and pending infrastructural improvements that are poised to make the entire region a global power center for business and tourism. He sprinkled the presentation with personal anecdotes about his familyâ€™s multi-generational connection to Miami; graphs and charts which reflected hard data about the aforementioned points; and humorous observations about the contrast between Miamiâ€™s early days, its recent past, and the promising future.
“As Master Brokers, we work hard to be extra knowledgeable about Miamiâ€™s history and ahead of the curve on whatâ€™s coming next. Johnâ€™s presentation was a true revelation for even the most informed and experienced of us, offering fascinating and profound information,” said Jeff Morr, chair of the MBF. “We are grateful to him and to our friends at Gibraltar for their tremendous and ongoing support of Miamiâ€™s real estate community.”