Business leaders of today and tomorrow gathered for SFBW’s seventh annual Up & Comer awards at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort last month. “Celebrating the top achievers under the age of 40, this event is a tribute to the drive and ambition of rising executives throughout South Florida,” says Gary Press, chairman of Lifestyle Media Group, which owns SFBW. “The awards honor their achievements in the workplace and for their charitable and civic contributions. Many of our honorees have already made their mark in senior-level positions or are on the fast track to do so.” With gold sponsor Transworld Business Advisors and silver sponsor Florida East Coast Realty lending support, the event honored executives from accounting, architecture, banking, bioscience, communications, construction, health care, insurance, law, nonprofit, professional services, real estate and technology. Emerald sponsors included Univision, LSN Partners, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Stantec and Fuoco Group. Austin Hollo, senior vice president of Florida East Coast Realty, delivered a keynote address that highlighted his unique role in the venerated company launched by his grandfather and family patriarch Tibor Hollo. FECR is known for developing some of the tallest towers in the state, and the event represented Austin’s rise within the family company and his growing responsibility authority. “I am very proud to be recognized as an Up & Comer honoree,” he tells SFBW, “as well as to be joined by the next generation of young professionals shaping our community’s key industries and giving back in meaningful ways. It is extremely rewarding to be in the company of like-minded individuals and leaders who have a similar passion for their careers and are contributing to the growth and transformation of South Florida.”