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Realtors Commercial Alliance of MIAMI Hosts 2017 RCA Conference

José María Serrano, 2017 RCA President, MIAMI Association of REALTORS
José María Serrano, 2017 RCA President, MIAMI Association of REALTORS

The Realtors Commercial Alliance of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (RCA MIAMI) will present its 17th annual RCA Conference on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Five panels and more than 10 speakers will address how real estate professionals can enhance their business by learning the latest trends in all commercial real estate sectors.

● Date: Friday, Oct. 13
● Venue: Biltmore Hotel
● Address: 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134
● Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“From bitcoin and future currency to affordable housing, the 2017 RCA Conference will analyze diverse topics impacting Miami real estate,” said José María “Chepe” Serrano, the 2017 MIAMI Commercial President and the principal at New Miami Realty, Corp. “South Florida commercial practitioners have a unique opportunity to hear from national and local experts.”

Florida: No. 1 for U.S. Commercial Real Estate Investments
George Ratiu, the director of quantitative and commercial research with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) in Washington, D.C., will provide the keynote address at noon. Ratiu will discuss his recent research report, “Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends 2017,” which ranked Florida as the top U.S. destination state for buyer-side commercial investment.

Top U.S. destination states — Buyer-side (by share of responses)
1.    Florida
2.    Texas
3.    California
4.    New York
5.    Arizona
6.    Ohio
7.    Alabama
8.    Michigan
9.    Mississippi
10.    Nevada
Source: NAR’s Commercial Real Estate International Business Trends 2017

RCA Conference Panels
The 2017 RCA Conference will include panels on the following topics: affordable housing, block chain bitcoin and future currency, future development and design, and real estate investing.

Andrew M. Hinkes of Berger Singerman will spearhead the discussion on bitcoin, a new digital currency created in 2009 that allows users to buy merchandise anonymously and without banks. Singerman’s session will include buying and selling real estate for digital currencies, how blockchain technology is disrupting real estate markets and more.

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Registration will be open before the day of the event, from 8-9 a.m.

For more information, contact MIAMI Senior VP of Commercial Paul Cauchi at or (305) 468-7060.

Media – RSVP, Inquiries and Interviews
Lynda Fernandez, MIAMI Senior VP of Public Relations & International
(305) 468-7040

The REALTORS Commercial Alliance of MIAMI (RCA MIAMI) seeks to serve commercial members and to shape and unify the commercial real estate brokerage and service industry in South Florida. The largest commercial REALTOR® association in Florida, RCA MIAMI has more than 2,000 members in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. The Alliance provides member services, including a legislative voice, education opportunities, a code of ethics, and networking opportunities that provide enhancement of the commercial REALTORS knowledge base and ability to service their clients. RCA MIAMI participation facilitates networking opportunities. The Alliance hosts an annual RCA Conference, the largest commercial event in South Florida.

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS®
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 97 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward Council, the Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS-MIAMI) Council, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents 45,000 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 official partnerships with 164 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is


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