NAIOP South Florida Hosts South Florida Economic Development Panel

Kelly Smallridge of Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Bob Swindell of Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Jenni Morejon of Downtown Development Authority, Michael Finney of Miami Dade Beacon Council, David Chanon of Stiles

NAIOP South Florida, a Commercial Real Estate Development Organization, recently held its South Florida Economic Development Panel at The Main Las Olas.  Hosted by Stiles, the panel weighed in on the post-pandemic economic climate and how South Florida is positioned for new growth as companies migrate to the area.

Moderated by Stiles President of Financial Services, David Chanon, the well-attended lunch discussion touched on South Florida’s sustained growth rate, the migration of tech talent, a relocation of young professionals to the region who are eager to put down roots and invest into local communities and how this influx will impact business and development across the tri-county region.

Panelists included Miami-Dade Beacon Council President and CEO Michael Finney, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County President and CEO Kelly Smallridge, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance President and CEO Bob Swindell and Downtown Development Authority President and CEO Jenni Morejon.

“It’s an exciting time for South Florida commercial real estate, with so many new business opportunities on the horizon,” said NAIOP South Florida Executive Director Jules Morgan. “South Florida has taken center stage as an ideal place to live, work and play as we emerge from the pandemic. With our distinguished tri-county leadership at the helm, we are keenly prepared to embrace this wave of accelerated economic growth.”

For more information, contact or call 954-990-5116. NAIOP is a commercial real estate development organization. It provides strong advocacy, education and business networking opportunities and connects its members through a powerful North American network.

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