The Real Deal: Venus Williams, Kobi Karp and more to join TRD’s event Oct. 20

Panel topics include deep dives into CRE, financing and looking past the peak

Venus Williams (Credit: Justin Hoch) and Kobi Karp

Venus Williams (Credit: Justin Hoch) and Kobi Karp

We’re less than a week away from The Real Deal’s annual South Florida Real Estate Showcase & Forum, and the list of high-profile speakers just keeps getting bigger.

Tennis champion Venus Williams, CEO of design firm V Starr Interiors, and prominent Miami architect Kobi Karp have both signed on to lead a thought-provoking discussion about South Florida design during TRD’s October 20 event at Wynwood’s Soho Studios.

They join a star-studded roster of industry greats coming together to bring you the latest intel on Miami’s real estate market.

Panels times, topics and participants are as follows:

11:30 a.m. Developers get creative: The outlook for new construction amid global market uncertainty:
Gil Dezer, Dezer Development; Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International; Jon Paul Perez, The Related Group; Shahab Karmely; KAR Properties; Inigo Ardid, Key International

1 p.m. Commercial outlook: Examining the flurry of activity across SoFla’s retail, hospitality and office markets: Sam Nazarian, SBE; Donna Abood, Avison Young; Keith Menin, Menin Hospitality

2:30 p.m. Post-peak planning: Analyzing the future of South Florida’s residential market:
Jay Parker, Douglas Elliman; Craig Studnicky, ISG; Mayi De La Vega, One Sotheby’s International; Andres Asion, Miami Real Estate Group

4 p.m. Lenders & investors perspective: What to expect in an environment of strict regulatory standards and headwinds in the capital markets: Ezra Katz, Aztec Group; Daniel Kaweblum, FM Capital; Brent Truscott, Bloomfield Capital Partners

5 p.m. Venus Williams and Kobi Karp in conversation about South Florida design: Venus Williams, V Starr Interiors; Kobi Karp, Kobi Karp Archiecture & Interior Design

Click here to buy your ticket for a can’t-miss day of networking, learning and dealmaking. For more information on becoming a sponsor, email

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