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19th Annual Miami International Real Estate Congress Opens Today; Featuring 36 Foreign Delegates, New Miami International Buyer Survey, and Top Industry Experts

Teresa King Kinney, MIAMI CEO
Teresa King Kinney, MIAMI CEO

The official programing for the19th annual MIAMI International Real Estate Congress, the premiere international real estate event of the year, begins today at 9am at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Hosted by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI), the Congress brings together nearly 300 real estate professionals including leaders from Miami partner associations in Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, France and Portugal as well as delegates from Panama, Costa Rica, and the Netherlands and offers two powerful days of learning and collaboration. A gala reception at Marina Palms on Sunday evening kicked off the three-day event.

●     What: MIAMI International Real Estate Congress
●     Who: 300 prominent real estate professionals from around the world
●     When: November 3-5
●     Where: Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL

MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney will present the findings of the association’s latest international buying activity survey at the Congress on Monday at 9:30 am. Also on Monday, Immediate Past President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Maurice “Moe” Veissi will moderate a panel featuring the four largest brokers in South Florida – Rei Mesa, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida; Mike Pappas, The Keyes Company; Duff Rubin, Coldwell Banker Residential; and Ron Shuffield, Esslinger-Wootem-Maxwell. These brokers represent 100 offices and 6,000 agents and they will offer their view and outlook for the market and for Miami’s international buyers.

On Tuesday, November 5, NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawrence Yun will present U.S. Market Update & Markets to Target for Foreign Investment. He will be available for media interviews following his presentation. Marianne Cusato, the author of “Rightsizing our Living Space” will present immediately after Dr. Yun. See full Congress schedule below.

In addition to Marina Palms, Related and Grove at Grand Bay will also host receptions for Congress participants.

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Miami International Real Estate Congress Schedule

5:30pm            Bus Departs Biltmore for Reception
6-7:30pm         Reception at Luxury Development

8:00am            Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am            Opening Session
9:30am            Miami and International (Teresa King Kinney)
10:10am         Selling 173 New Towers and 22,600 Condos (Peter Zalewski)
10:40am         Meet the Developers (Featured Exhibiting Developers 3-minute spotlight)
11:00am         Break to Meet the Developers
11:30am         Moe Veissi & Big Broker Panel Representing 100 offices & 6,000 Professionals         Featuring: Rei Mesa, Mike Pappas, Duff Rubin, Ron Shuffield
12:30pm         Networking Luncheon
1:30pm            Immigration & EB-5 Visa (Randall Sidlosca, Esq. & Roger Bernstein, Esq.)
2:10pm            Miami … Next? (John Dohm)
2:45pm            Break
3:15pm            Featured Markets – Europe-Germany-Portugal or France (Breakouts)
3:45pm            Break
4:00pm            Featured Markets – France or Europe-Germany-Portugal (Breakout Repeat)
4:30pm            Adjourn to Prepare for Reception Event
5:30pm            Bus Departs Biltmore for Reception
6-7:30pm         Reception at Luxury Development

8:00am            Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am            U.S. Market Update & Markets to Target for Foreign Investment (Dr. Lawrence Yun)
10:00am         Rightsizing: When Smaller is Smarter (Marianne Cusato)
10:40am         Break
11:00am         International Property – Trends, Opportunities and Landmines (Kevin Brass)
11:30am         Arts & Entertainment – Featuring Gillian Thomas and the New Miami Science Museum
12:00pm         Networking Luncheon
1:00pm            Commercial Investment Opportunities (Stephen Beatus)
1:30pm            Miami: The Global City (William Talbert, GMCVB)
2:15pm            Break
2:45pm            Featured Markets – South America – Argentina, Brazil, or Ecuador (Breakout)
3:15pm            Break
3:30pm            Featured Markets – South America – Argentina, Brazil, or Ecuador (Breakout Repeat)
4:00pm            Congress Closing and Prize Drawings
5:30pm            Bus Departs Biltmore for Reception
6-7:30pm         Reception at Luxury Development

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 93 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 30,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is


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