5 Top Takeaways from the 2nd Annual CCIM Broward/Fort Lauderdale Outlook Conference

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I had the privilege of moderating the 2nd Annual CCIM Broward/Fort Lauderdale Outlook Conference held at Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.  Keynote speaker, Spencer Levy, Chairman of America’s Research and Senior Economic Advisor, spoke to the packed room of over 100 commercial real estate professionals about global mega-trends that impact local commercial real estate.  Here are my top five takeaways: 1.     No … Read More

Commercial Real Estate’s Global Standard for Professional Achievement – CCIM

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Another packed house of CRE professionals at Morton’s Steakhouse for the latest installment of the Fort Lauderdale-Broward CCIM Luncheon Speaker Series.  This month Jessi Blakely, Vice President of Strategic Communications for global real estate developer Tavistock Development provided an informative and lively overview of the amazing plans in store for the redevelopment of the iconic Pier 66 property.  We hope … Read More

The Latest Rage in Commercial Real Estate – Opportunity Zones

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The Treasury finally announced more precise rules for the eagerly anticipated Opportunity Zone program and billions in capital are lining up to invest in real estate development within these zones.  Part of President Trump’s Tax Plan, the program is intended to serve a catalyst for economic development in blighted areas across the country in areas designated Opportunity Zones. Opportunity Zone tax break … Read More

Lisa Duke participates in the South Florida Business Journal CFO Roundtable Series – South Florida CFO take on many roles

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Our CFO Lisa Duke, recently represented Walter Duke + Partners at the South Florida Business Journal CFO Roundtable to discuss timely issues and trends that impact our business. “CFOs need to constantly touch base with various departments – including IT, human resources, sales or payroll – to stay effective, the panelists said. After that, they need to go back to the … Read More

Behind the Scenes

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Salty Jobs is a new educational video series from the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, hosted by MIASF Director of Development Sean Smith, that showcases marine industry career opportunities in the South Florida area. The goal of this series is to introduce a wide range of jobs associated with the marine industry to local schools, workforce agencies, and the … Read More

Florida CRE Visits Nashville

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Walter attended the Appraisal Institute Annual Conference in Nashville earlier this week and had the opportunity to visit and network with his fellow national appraisers.   More than 550 real estate professionals from around the world attended the opening session of the valuation profession’s most important annual event, hosted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate … Read More

Florida Planners Tour Fort Lauderdale’s First Highway

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Our firm president serves on the board of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and enjoyed a nice Friday evening hosting the Broward County Chapter of the Florida Planners Association to a tour of Fort Lauderdale’s first highway, the New River.  The group discussed the importance of the marine industry to our local economy.  MIASF member and local community partner, … Read More

Playing with Sharks

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Recently our President Walter Duke and his fellow Nova Southeastern University Levan Ambassadors Board joined Halmos College researchers on a shark-tagging trip off Fort Lauderdale.  This daylong trip allowed the ambassadors to help graduate students and researchers catch sharks, measure, sample, tag, and then release them.  The highlight of the day was a 10.5-foot Tiger shark. The Board went on … Read More