Big shout out to everyone who joined us at our 2023 ULI Pitching Caribbean Capital or Shark Tank last week. It was a great event with over 50 people live and many others who joined on-line throughout the Caribbean.  Big shout out to Akerman LLP for hosting this event.  

The selected project winners brought forth an excellent offering, each with its unique set of opportunities and financial highlights.  Brad Lamensdorf at Sandy Point in Turks and Caicos, Andrew Carlson, CRRP, CRX, CSM, CLS / Nathan Whigham in the Town Center at Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico.

The  event would not have been possible without our esteemed panelists Adam Lipkin, The C-PACE Guy™Yrene Tamayo – LambertBenjamin Hedrick, and Joaquin A. Mojica, P.E.

Lastly, I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this event possible, Amanda Staerker,  Stephanie Wade, and Patricia Nader. Special shout out to Sydney Ramirez, AICP Ramirez  who organized everything on behalf of ULI, Mallory Barker, and of course our Executive Director Julie Medley.

#uli is the world’s oldest and largest network of real estate and land use experts, and we currently boast 45,000 global members.  Our #ULISEFloridaCaribbean district council includes over 1,300 people and covers over 300 different Caribbean islands. 


ULI Womens’ Leadership Roundtable

Tue, Aug 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Miami, Florida

We had the opportunity yesterday to get together with the ULI Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI). The event was called “Developing your Entrepreneurial Leadership.” It was  held at Stantec’s office in downtown Miami. The half day ULI event included three parts: Panel Discussion, Case Study, and Speed Networking Roundtables. Lisa Neumayer, Chair of ULI WLI, kicked off the forum with a warm welcome and special thanks to Stantec, the main sponsor.  

The panel discussion included three accomplished entrepreneurs: Arden Karson of Karson and Companies, Adriana Jaegerman of Stantec, and Jay Massirman of Rivergate Companies.  It was moderated by Adam Greenfader Chairman of AG&T.  The discussion included questions on education, creating boundaries between personal life and work, dealing with failure, opportunities to champion women entrepreneurs, mentorship, and what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.

The live case study featured an interactive question and answer session with Amanda Staerker who shared her vision of transitioning from landscape architecture to the development of boutique Caribbean hospitality projects. The ULI team reviewed her business plan and collaborated in better defining her vision with several helpful suggestions for the expansion plan.  

The day’s events concluded with a speed networking forum where all the panelist and participants had the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and share contact information.

Special thanks to Sydney Ramirez, Senior Director at ULI SE Florida/Caribbean and the whole team at ULI.

AG&T is a real estate development and consulting company founded in 1998 with headquarters in Miami, Florida. Our  track record spans over 55 real estate development projects in Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and various other Caribbean islands.

Urban Land Institute SE Florida and Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico Join Forces

June 2016 – The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico (ACPR) met to discuss their new alliance for the South East Florida and Caribbean Region during the annual ULI Conference in Aventura, Florida.

“We are very excited to have the ACPR become part of our group. “Members of The Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico (ACPR) have for years taken leadership roles in both local and national committees”, expressed Julie Medley, Executive Director of The Urban Land Institute – SE Florida/Caribbean.

The ACPR has been Puerto Rico’s preeminent real estate organization for developers, investors and builders since 1951. The president of the Builders’ Association of Puerto Rico, Arch. Ricardo Alvarez Díaz, sees great opportunities in Puerto Rico today and is enthusiastic about this new alliance.   “The ULI is such an important organization in our industry and we are very enthusiastic about its incredible vision and resources,” expressed Arch. Alvarez Díaz.

“We are very committed to helping our members on both sides of the “pond” learn and be able to seize these opportunities, and it was for these reasons that we created the Florida Liaison Committee,” expressed Adam Greenfader, chairperson of the committee.

The ULI will be holding its Latin America Conference on October 5-7, 2016 for those interested in development in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean-LATAM region as whole. It will host top leaders and decision makers from hundreds of its ULI members and non-members who are active in the land use and real estate industry in South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico.

Please contact Adam Greenfader managing partner at AG&T for more information at 305.363.8833.