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Focus on the rapid growth of real estate during the symposium on October 6

ByWillie M. Evans

Sep 22, 2022

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How are real estate companies, builders and government agencies managing the rapid growth of Southwest Florida?

The dynamics of population growth and real estate development will be explained at the Real Estate Symposium 2022 next month. The annual half-day program is presented by the Real Estate Investment Society in partnership with Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Southwest Florida is growing rapidly, and Dr. Amir Neto, director of the Regional Institute for Economic Research, will explain how, why, and where. Real estate appraiser and industry analyst Matt Simmons, of Maxwell Hendry Simmons, will moderate a panel discussion on “Finding and Leading the Way to Growth” with panelists Alexis Crespo, AICP, of RVi Planning; Nelson Taylor, LSI Companies; Neale Montgomery of the law firm Pavese; and Mikki Rozdolski of the Lee County Planning Department.

“How Infrastructure Will Continue” will be discussed by a second panel, moderated by real estate attorney Sean Ellis, of Roetzel & Andress. Panelists include Phil Flood, of South Florida Water Management; Rob Price of the Lee County Department of Transportation; and Nicole Monahan, of the City of Fort Myers.

Another expert panel, moderated by real estate expert Phil Fischler, of Fischler Property Company, will offer insight into “The Future of Rental Housing”. The panel includes Danville Ledbetter, of Soltura Development Group; Joe Bonora of Catalyst; Michael Allan, of the ReVital development group; and Michele Hylton-Terry, from the Community Redevelopment Agency.

The symposium will begin at 8 a.m. and end at noon on Thursday, October 6 in the Cohen Center Ballroom at Florida Gulf Coast University. Admission is $35 for REIS members and $50 for everyone else interested. There is no fee for FGCU students. Registration is required at www.reis-swfl.org.

REIS is an independent professional organization dedicated to assisting members in the effective use of real estate through networking, education, public service and a common voice on relevant issues. Information on the REIS and the program schedule are available at www.reis-swfl.org. ¦