REIC Attracts Prominent Speakers

REIC is proud to attract some of the finest speakers in the world of business development, education and commercial real estate.

Recent Past Events and Speakers
Facts or Fiction: Parking Panel  11/13/19
REIC Welcomes Back Hank Fishkind 9/18/19 Recent Developments at TIA & Plans for the Future 10/16/19
Mayor Castor's Vision for Tampa 5/22/19 Status Report: Capital Markets & The Current Market Cycle 6/12/19
Checking the Transportation Box  3/20/19 Experience the EDGE - St. Pete  4/17/19
Impact of "BIG Data" on CRE  1/16/19 The Future of Tampa Bay's CRE Market from the Eyes of our Next Gen Leaders  02/27/19
A Candid Look Back with Mayor Buckhorn  10/17/18 Unveiling of Sparkman Wharf  11/14/18
Lake Nona - A Next Generation Master Planned Community 6/13/18 Industry Opportunities & Challenges  9/13/18
An Inside Look Into The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art  4/18/18 Let's Talk Baseball 2020 5/16/18

Better Buildings are "WELL" 2/21/18

Debunking the Millennial MYTH 3/21/18

Not Your Grandfather's Pasco 11/15/17

The State of USF 1/17/18

Tampa Bay For the Win 9/20/17

TIA Master Plan Update - On to Phase 2 10/18/17

Recent Notable Past Events and Speakers
Doug Duncan
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Fannie Mae
  Suk Singh
EVP, Chief Development Officer and Franchising with Bloomin' Brands
Notable Past Events and Speakers  Prior to 2016

Barry Alpert
Senior Vice President of Investments, Raymond James

Al Austin
Chairman, Austin Companies and US. Base Closing Commissioner

Mayor Rick Baker

Mayor Rick Baker
Mayor of St. Petersburg

Bob Basham
President & Chief Operating Officer of Outback Steakhouse

Dick Beard
Former Florida Managing Partner, Paragon Group

Senator Michael S. Bennett
District 21


Frank Borkowski
Chancellor, Appalachian State University, and Former President of University of South Florida

Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Mayor of Tampa


Governor Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida


Dominic M. Calabro
President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch


Finn Caspersen
Chairman, Beneficial Corp.

Sam Chandan, PhD, FRICS
Global Chief Economist and Executive Vice President at Real Capital Analytics and Adjunct Professor of Real Estate at the Wharton School

Herb Cohen
Author of negotiating books and renowned negotiator

Joe Collier
President, Mainsail Lodging & Development

Thomas Corcoran
Chairman, FelCor Lodging Trust

William E. Crenshaw
CEO of Publix Super Markets, Inc.


Jack B. Critchfield
Former Chairman, Florida Progress Corporation, and Former President, Rollins College


Congressman Jim Davis Representative
United States Congress

Mark Dotzour
Chief Economist Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University


Anthony Downs
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


John Ehrlichman
Director, Law Companies Group, Inc.; and Former Counsel to President Nixon

Henry Fishkind

Dr. Henry Fishkind
President, Fishkind & Associates

Mayor Bill Foster
City of St. Petersburg


Sandra Freedman
Former Mayor of Tampa


Judy L. Genshaft
President, University of South Florida


Congressman Sam Gibbons
Former Representative, United States Congress


Bo Godbold
President, Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Richard Gonzmart
co-owner & President of Columbia Restaurant Group

Ken Good
Tampa Palms’ Developer


Mayor Dick Greco
Mayor, City of Tampa; DeBartolo Senior Executive
Mayor Frank Hibbard
City of Clearwater


Al Hoffman, Jr.
CEO, WCI Communities, Inc.
  Paul M. Homan
President, First Florida Banks, Inc.


Mayor Pam Iorio
Former Mayor of Tampa


Tom James
Chairman & CEO, Raymond James Financial, Inc.


Bob Martinez
Former Florida Governor, Formal Federal Drug Czar and Former Mayor of Tampa


Senator John McKay
President, the Florida Senate


Rich McKay
Former General Manager, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; General Manager, Atlanta Falcons

Robert Merck
Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Investments, MetLife

Peter H. Monroe
President, Oversight Board of Resolution Trust Corporation
Chairman & CEO, National Real Estate Ventures (NREV)


Rick Nafe
Executive Director, Tampa Sports Authority


Frank Newman
Chairman & CEO, Eckerd Corporation

Gary Prosterman
President at DSG, Inc.
Lane Ramsfield
Vice President of Real Estate, Port Tampa Bay


Ron Rotella
Executive Director, Westshore Alliance & Special Consultant to the Mayor of the City of Tampa


Willard G. Rouse III
Chairman, CEO and President, Liberty Property Trust


David Ruberg
Chairman, President & CEO, Intermedia Communications, Inc.


Charles Rutenberg
Chairman, Rutenberg Corporation


Jeff Saut
Managing Director, Equity Research, Chief Investment Strategist,Raymond James & Associates


Jeffrey H. Schwartz
President, Vizional Technologies, Inc.


Steven M. Seibert
Secretary, Florida Department of Community Affairs


Melvin Sembler
U.S. Ambassador to Italy (and formerly to Australia and Nauru) and former Chairman of the Board of The Sembler Company


Alex Sink
President, NationsBank of Florida

Sean Snaith, Ph.D.
University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness


Robert Strudler
Chairman, U.S. Home Corporation

Charles E. Sykes
President and CEO of Sykes Enterprises, Inc.
Chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

John Sykes
Chairman, Florida 2012, Inc.


William S. Taubman
Executive Vice President, The Taubman Company


J. Ronald Terwilliger

Chairman Emeritus, Trammell Crow Residential ; Chairman of the Board, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.; Vice Chairman, Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.

alt A. Bronson Thayer
Chairman, First Florida Banks, Inc.

Keith White
President, Reinhold P. Wolff Economic Research, Inc.


Jack Wilson
Chairman, The Wilson Company & Superbowl XXXV Task Force