We hope everyone has saved the date because the 2016 Apogee Awards are almost here!
On Oct. 27 SFBW magazine will honor a small group of distinguished leaders who hold positions in the C-Suite of companies.
At the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale a celebration will take place in honor of individuals whose dedication to their occupation, industries and communities deserves particular recognition.
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Here is the last, but certainly not least, category of the countdown: Chairman
Chairman honoree for Miami-Dade: Allen Morris, The Allen Morris Company
Morris is chairman and CEO of a 58-year-old organization that is one of the largest developers and managers of office buildings in Florida. It has completed 79 office, industrial and retail projects around Florida and Georgia.
In 2013, the company launched Allen Morris Residential and is now constructing its 80th (a 58-story luxury condominium and hotel, SLS Lux Brickell Miami), 81st (a 348-unit apartment project in downtown St. Petersburg) and 82nd (a 220-unit apartment project with 35,000 square feet of retail in downtown Maitland) projects.
Morris has appeared as a guest on the Fox Business Network, as an authority of real estate. He also is president of a charitable foundation and art museum, and past chairman and advisory board member of Wachovia Bank of Florida. He received the 2009 South Florida Business Leader of the Year Award in Real Estate.
Chairman honoree for Broward: Bob Moss, Moss & Associates
Moss founded his company in 2004 with two projects and two employees. Today, the privately held construction firm has more than 500 employees and manages innovative, award-winning projects across the United States.
He built his career during the past 47 years with experience in a diverse portfolio of construction projects spanning North America, including facilities for transportation (rail stations, cruise terminals, civil works and airports), health care, military and space research, retail and education, correctional and sports.
Moss serves on the Florida Council of 100, the World Presidents Organization and the Chief Executives Organization. He also is vice chairman of the board of directors of Watsco, a $4.5 billion New York Stock Exchange company.
In 2011, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the South Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Charman honoree for Palm Beach: Neil Merin, NAI Merin Hunter Codman, Inc.
Merin has a broad background in all phases of commercial real estate work, including investment sales, tenant representation, site acquisition, development consulting, corporate and industrial facilities. His specialty within the commercial real estate field involves the sale and leasing of office and retail facilities.
He is the founder and chairman of his West Palm Beach property management company, which manages 5 million square feet of office and retail space. It’s the largest commercial real estate firm in Palm Beach County.
He is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Boston University’s School of Management. He was contributing editor and developer of the code of ethics for the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, and has written numerous articles about commercial real estate. He is the co-author of several books about tenant representation and commercial real estate practices.