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NAIOP to Host Acclaimed Producer Arthur Smith at South Florida’s Signature Speaker Series

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November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NAIOP South Florida will hold an informative Signature Speaker Series event on Thursday, November 2 at 5 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Commercial real estate industry executives will join speaker Arthur Smith, acclaimed television producer, and author of “Reach: Hard Lessons and Learned Truths from a Lifetime in Television,” for an entertaining and engaging evening of insider stories and life lessons. Arthur Smith has been a trendsetter in the unscripted television space for more than two decades, creating some of the longest-running unscripted series in television history. He’s the founder of A. Smith & Co. Productions, which has produced more than 200 shows for over 50 networks and is celebrated as the creator of the modern food competition reality genre. The speakers of NAIOP South Florida’s annual Signature Speaker Series are chosen for their diverse backgrounds and perspectives, which provide valuable information, insight, and actionable intelligence to members. Sponsors of NAIOP South Florida’s Signature Speaker Series featuring Arthur Smith include Brody & Associates, Butters, Marcus & Millichap and Risk Strategies.


November 2
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 United States
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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.