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Brainfood Speaker Series Featuring Joe Furst
November 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5$20
Joe creates vibrant neighborhoods through thoughtful curation and human-centric development, with an emphasison programming and entertainment. His projects transform the built environment anddelight users with memorable experiences. Joe currently has investments throughout Florida, including Wynwood, Doral, and St. Petersburg.
Prior to focusing on his own ventures, Joe spent ten years as Managing Director and Principal of Goldman Properties’ Wynwood portfolio. Goldman’s Wynwood portfolio consists of over 30 properties comprising over 400,000sf of land. Joe oversaw all development, financing and leasing initiatives withinthe portfolio, including The Wynwood Garage (www.thewynwoodgarage.com), a 250,000sf mixed use development.
Joe serves as the Chairman of the Wynwood Business Improvement District (“BID”), which he helped create in 2013. Under Joe’s leadership, the BID champions policy initiatives to ensure Wynwood’s growth while preserving its unique character. The BID, in cooperation with the City of Miami, created the Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization District (“NRD”) zoning overlay. The NRD establishes regulations to guide the neighborhoods transition into a diverse, mixed-use area. Also as chairman of the BID, Joe led public relations initiatives responsive to the 2016 Zika crisis and coordinated with city, state and national health officials. Joe previously served as a founding member of the Wynwood Arts District Association.
Joe was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He graduated from Hamilton College and obtained a law degree from the University of Miami. After practicing law, Joe returned to graduate school to obtain a Masters in Real Estate from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida.