Miami Beach Chamber of Recognizes Influential and Trendsetting Local Real Estate Industry Leaders

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) hosted its 6th Annual City National Bank Better Beach Awards on Friday, April 20, 2018, honoring influential, trendsetting leaders in the local real estate industry and a total of 23 awards were presented. The Chamber recognized the best in sustainability, innovative design, architecture, marketing, historic preservation, and restoration. Hundreds of professionals gathered at the Faena Forum for the luncheon. Submissions were accepted by realtors, architects, developers, designers, entrepreneurs and/or projects for their contributions to the enrichment of the Miami Beach community.

The event was hosted by the Chamber’s Real Estate Council, which acts as a resource to the members of the Chamber who serve the local real estate community. The council supports its members by sharing expertise, offering guidance and knowledge, exploring new educational opportunities and facilitating communication within the industry and community. The Co-Chairs of the Council are Susan Askew (RE:MiamiBeach) and Seth Feuer (COMPASS) and the event Co-Chairs were Scott Diffenderfer (COMPASS) and Jamie Maniscalco (Keyes Commercial Realty)Mirielle Enlow (Keller Williams) and Jordan Kramer (COMPASS) also helped plan the event.

The complete list of award recipients are:

  • Historic Preservation:
    • Platinum Award : 728 Ocean Drive
    • Gold Award : Coco Bambu Restaurant
    • Silver Award: Miami Beach Resort “ The Starlight Room ”
  • Innovative Architecture:
    • Platinum Award: 428 S. Hibiscus Drive
    • Gold Award : 520 Lakeview Drive
    • Silver Award : 421 N. Hibiscus Drive
  • Innovative Designer Residential:
    • Platinum Award : 1500 Ocean Drive #703
  • Innovative Designer Commercial:
    • Platinum Award : Stiltsville Fish Bar
    • Gold Award : Soul Tavern
    • Silver Award : Lobster Bar & Sea Grille
    • Hotel Platinum Award : Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club
  • Innovative Method Of Marketing:
    • Platinum Award : Todd Nordstrom – Keller Williams
    • Gold Award : Oliver Davis – Keller Williams
    • Silver Award : Avisha Kassir – Keller Williams
  • Better Beach Citizen At Large:
    • Platinum Award : Jeff Feldman
    • Gold Award : Calvin Kohli
  • Better Beach Citizen Developer:
    • Platinum Award : Scott Robins
    • Gold Award : Laszlo Fazekas
  • Rising Star Award:
    • Christina Krezmien – Douglas Elliman
    • Bianca ODonnell – Keller Williams
    • Hayley Wilson – COMPASS

The title sponsor for the event was City National Bank along with presenting sponsors, Comcast Business, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, Dominion Builders; media sponsor, Vision Movies; and venue sponsor was the Faena Forum.