Friday, September 13, 2019

Fortune 500 Executives, Worldwide Disruptors to Converge in Miami for the Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019

Phillip Yeager 
MIAMI, FL,  Sept. 13, 2019 – From Silicon Valley to Kuwait, the best and brightest in the logistics and technology world will share insights on a wide range of topics including digitalization of the supply chain, warehousing automation and last mile, and judge a global pitch competition featuring 10 cutting-edge startups during the Future of Logistics Tech Summit 2019 on Tuesday, October 22 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables, Fla.

Hosted by LAB Miami Ventures, the second annual summit is expected to attract a curated audience of 500 executives from top logistics firms, freight companies, investors, technology innovators and aspiring disruptors.

Thomas (Tigre) Wenrich.
The one-of-a-kind event features spirited panel discussions about technological advances that are radically changing the industry landscape, the startup pitch competition, a keynote address from Hub Group CEO Phillip Yeager and unparalleled networking opportunities.

Last year’s inaugural summit resulted in attendees securing investment rounds, partnerships and pilot programs. Applications for the startup pitch competition close on Sept. 16.

“With Miami’s unique positioning as a global freight hub and the world’s gateway to Latin American and the Caribbean, the summit fills a void to bring industry leaders together and expose them to the talented members of our region’s startup community,” said LAB Miami Ventures Managing Partner Tigre Wenrich. “We are excited to build off the momentum generated from our 2018 debut with an even bigger program this year.”

Henadi Al-Saleh
Confirmed speakers include:

·         Henadi Al Saleh, Chairperson at $4 billion logistics company Agility and one of Forbes Magazine’s “Most Powerful Businesswomen in the Middle East”
·         Patrick Coughlin, COO of Miami-based transportation and supply chain titans Ryder System, Inc.
·         Greer Carper, Investing Principal of Boeing
·         Tom Fiorita, Founder and CEO at Point Pickup Technologies
·         Todd Lewis, Venture Partner at UPS Ventures
·         Paul Mullins, Chief Revenue Officer at Xeneta
·         Javier Villamizar, Partner of Joint Ventures & Portfolio Synergies, SoftBank

Patrick Couglin
“I believe delivery will change the world in many ways, from less waste and fuel consumption, efficiency for consumers, predictability for drivers and better margins for enterprise,” said Fiorita.

 “I want to be part of the change and make a difference. With that in mind, I would not miss a chance to participate in the Future of Logistics Tech Summit.”

Mullins cited how the summit showcases “the power of collaboration to provide market transparency” and provides a forum “where different perspectives from the industry can debate about the future, be open about our challenges and try to find solutions” as key factors for his involvement.

For more information about the summit, visit

About LAB Miami Ventures:

LAB Miami Ventures ideates new tech businesses and then develops them from scratch in partnership with highly motivated entrepreneurs. Our team provides marketing, finance and product services, and through our events we bridge a gap that connects leading startups with established corporations and investors.

To learn more, visit


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Central Civil Construction Commences Work on Royal Caribbean Headquarters in Miami, FL

Robert Baer
Miami, FL, Sept. 13, 2019 — Central Civil Construction, a Miami-based multi-million dollar construction company, has commenced work on Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s (RCL) $300 million corporate headquarters expansion in Miami headed by lead contractor, Plaza Construction.

Central Civil is responsible for all demolition, underground utility relocations and building pad foundation construction at PortMiami.

James Baer
"The entire Central Civil team is eager to lend its expertise to this exciting new project for Royal Caribbean and to work alongside our partner Plaza Construction," stated Robert Baer, co-president of Central Civil Construction.

"As a testament to the foundation Central Civil Construction was built on, we remain committed to cultivating long-term relationships with our clients and providing excellent service that adapts to their changing needs."

Richard Baer
Central Civil Construction is a third-generation, family-owned and operated construction company specializing in complex projects, including deep excavations, underground utility work, heavy highway construction, earthwork, land development, and infrastructure civil engineering projects.

 Their team has been instrumental in the development of innovative local projects including site preparation for PortMiami's Royal Caribbean Terminal A, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Marlins Park. 

Royal Caribbean Cruises New HQ Under Construction, Miami, FL

The company’s recent name change from Central Florida Equipment to Central Civil Construction reflects its evolution from an equipment rental company to an integral player at the center of some of the most complex construction projects in South Florida.

Central Civil Construction is currently laying the foundation for Miami International Airport's $76 million Central Base Apron and Utilities Modification and Expansion project as lead contractor and is managing partner for the first phase of The Underline, a plan to transform the land below Miami's Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park.

About Central Civil Construction

Central Civil Construction has been growing and changing the landscape of South Florida for more than 40 years.

Founded by James Baer in 1977, this family-owned and operated construction company has been embracing change and enhancing our great community by laying the foundation for some of South Florida’s most notable developments.

The Underline, Miami, FL
 With more than 150 employees, Central Civil Construction’s management team brings more than 300 years of combined, hands-on experience in solving some of the most technically challenging civil site projects; from airports and seaports, to arenas, commercial, government and roadway projects.

 For additional information, please visit and be sure to follow Central Civil Construction on LinkedIn and Instagram.


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Berger Commercial Realty Leases 36,639 Square Feet at Merrill Industrial Center in Dania Beach, Fl

Judy Dolan

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (Sept. 13, 2019) – Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International Senior Vice President Judy Dolan recently completed five lease transactions totaling 36,639 square feet at Merrill Industrial Center, located at 3400-3406 S.W. 26th Terrace in Dania Beach.

“These deals and the efficiency in which they were done are a testament to Judy’s skill and expertise in landlord representation,” said Berger Commercial Realty President Lloyd Berger. 

“She has built a solid relationship with Merrill Industrial over the last 10 years and continues to maintain a diverse and profitable tenant mix. She exemplifies our firm’s commitment to providing superior client service and unparalleled market knowledge.”

 Lloyd Berger

Merrill Industrial Center, a 134,132-square-foot warehouse park, offers close proximity to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and convenient access to I-95, I-595, Florida’s Turnpike and State Road 84.

For more information about Berger Commercial Realty’s landlord representation services, please call 954-358-0900.


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Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $61 million Sale of The Barrington of Carmel in Carmel, IN

Rendering of The Barrington of Carmel, a 267-unit, entrance-fee continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Carmel, IN

Allen McMurtry
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Cushman & Wakefield has negotiated the sale of The Barrington of Carmel, a 267-unit, entrance-fee continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, one of the wealthiest and fastest-growing cities in the Midwest.

The Tampa-based Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing team of Allen McMurtryDavid Kliewer and Paul Carr represented an affiliate of Addison, Texas-based Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) in the disposition.

Prairie Landing Community, Inc., an affiliate of Indianapolis-based BHI Senior Living, acquired the asset for $61 million ($228,464 per unit) through a bankruptcy sale process.

David Kliewer
The Barrington of Carmel is a ±372,000-square-foot campus comprising 137 independent living apartments, 56 assisted living units, 26 memory care units and 48 skilled nursing beds. Independent living units average ±1,095 square feet.

As part of the sale, the buyer will honor the obligations of the residents’ life care contracts.

The property is a trophy asset featuring high-end interior finishes, interconnected buildings, main and private dining rooms, a café, a salon, a fitness center, multiple activity rooms, underground parking, a natural wooded setting and walking trails.

The Barrington of Carmel was developed in 2013 on a ±19.5-acre site at 1335 South Guilford Rd. The site can accommodate the development of up to 25 additional independent living units and a pool.

Paul Carr
“The Barrington is a Class A campus situated in one of the most desirable submarkets in the Midwest,” said Kliewer. 

“BHI Senior Living was uniquely positioned to acquire the property due to their deep knowledge of the market and experience with the entrance fee CCRC operating model.”

To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter.


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