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The Annual South Florida Independent Retailer Awards is back!

The 2nd Annual South Florida Independent Retailer Awards will be held at the
Signature Grand on September 19, 2019

Media Contact:
Durée Ross, Durée & Company, Inc.

954.723.9350 / duree@dureeandcompany.com

***Calendar Listing***

Sept. 19 South Florida Independent Retailer Awards, Program & Networking Event
at Signature Grand to Honor Winners in at least 10 Categories


100 Percent of Net Proceeds to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
(Miami, Broward and Palm Beach Chapters); Event Sponsorships Available

Who/What:

Approximately 400 guests are expected to attend the second annual South Florida Independent Retailer Awards, which will focus on the exceptional small businesses that make South Florida’s shopping centers unique. The event ― which has a mission to bring expanding local independent retailers together with the shopping center community ― will feature networking, programming, an awards program with live voting, and a networking lunch. Sponsorships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 are available. One hundred percent of the event’s net proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters (Miami, Broward and Palm Beach chapters).

Awards will be presented in at least categories, with three finalists in each. Categories include bakery, fitness, medical retail, nails, coffee, daycare, athletic retail, and a variety of restaurant categories. All nominees must be a truly independent retailer (not a national chain or a franchise), with two or more locations and actively expanding. The owner/manager needs to be present for the entire Sept. 19 event.

The event will offer a separate general and retailer program. Sarah Quinlan, former senior vice president of MasterCard Market Insights, will serve as the keynote speaker. Programming will include round table discussions; a retail master class with Angel Cicerone, retail and restaurant consultant and author; and more. During a retailer “Shark Tank” event, one of last year’s winners will pitch landlords for the opportunity for free rent, construction allowance and other concessions.

The South Florida Independent Retailer Awards “Think Tank” includes Beth Azor, Josee Crosbie and Kara Morabito of Azor Advisory Services; Hue Chen and Alyona Tsutskova of Saglo Development, Andrei Pintilie and Jennifer Houston of Edens, Mike Mogerman of Trinity Commercial Group, JJ Bujalski of RPT Realty, and Jorge Ventura of RK Centers.

Ambassadors, who will be in charge of two retailers each, are Luis Nazario of Saglo Realty, Grace Chance of SiteCenters, Karen Maerovitz of Katz & Associates, Lauren McGee of Archon Commercial, Gabe Gonzalez of RegencyCenters, Robin Robins of FIRM Realty, Cammi Goldberg of Courtelis, Jonah Twist of CBRE, Jonathan Rosen of JLL, Chantal Voss of Newmark Knight Frank, Krystal Rodriguez of Salzman RE, Liz Powers of Windsor Realty, Liz Higgins of Terranova Corp, Daniel Gardner of Weingarten Realty, Jessica Fernandez of Centre Line, and Sandi Rogacki of Woolbright Development.

Sponsors for the event include: WiFi Sponsor, Comcast Business; Breakfast Sponsor, CoStar Group; PR Sponsor, Durée & Company. Additional sponsors include: Saglo Development; ProWaste USA; Terranova Corporation; JLL, Azor Advisory Services, Inc.; Edens; Konover South; Siegfried, Rivera, Learner; Berkowitz Development Group; Fraga Properties; CPM Visit Ready; Woolbright Development, Inc.; Bilzin Sumberg; ProFi Construction & Maintenance; MMG Equity Partners; Gen-X Construction; Lombardi Development LLC; RPT Realty; Nanak’s Landscaping; The Real Deal; Master Development Partners; Courtelis Company; Total Serendipity Permit Expediting; and PaveCo

To watch a video highlighting the 2018 event, which attracted over 300 attendees, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kpPEv1LEc4&feature=youtu.be. 

When:

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
7:30–8:30 a.m.: Registration, coffee, networking

8:30 a.m.–noon: Programming

Noon–1:30 p.m.: Awards program (live voting)

Where:
Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33317


Price:

$129 admission per person pre-registration. $199 admission per person onsite.


How:
For more information, to register for the event, or to be a sponsor, visit https://tsfira.com/. Email info@TSFIRA.com for more information. Award nominations can be emailed to info@TSFIRA.com.  

About the South Florida Independent Retailer Awards
The South Florida Independent Retailer Awards focus on the exceptional small businesses that make South Florida’s shopping centers unique. For more information, visit https://tsfira.com/.

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About Chen Hue

Hue Chen is the Vice President of Acquisitions for Saglo Development Corporation and is responsible for increasing Saglo’s portfolio of properties. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1999, with a major in Finance, Hue started his career in commercial real estate as a retail leasing associate. He quickly became a top producing leasing agent while working with some of the most prominent owner-developers in south Florida. Throughout his career, he has executed over 250 leases and increased the value of over 40 different shopping center, ground-up and mixed use developments in south Florida and Southwest Florida. Hue attributes his success to a thorough understanding of the major retail markets of Florida, strong relationships with brokers and retailers, and his ability to structure leases that best fit the goals of each investment. In 2012, Hue joined Saglo and brought with him strong proficiencies in finance, mathematics, and ARGUS as well as a real world understanding of retail shopping center leasing and value creation.

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