FEDC Winter Symposium @ Lago Mar Resort
Jan 15 – Jan 16 all-day


Join your fellow peers January 15th and 16th for the 2nd Annual Winter Symposium at the beautiful Lago Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale.  This years’ program, Site Selection and Winning Communities will include Site Selectors from around the country, along with Secretary of Commerce, Gray Swoope.


  • Perceptions of Florida by consultants and businesses
  • Elements of successful community visits
  • Incentive negotiation
  • Marketing to Consultants
  • Roundtable discussions


Michelle Comerford, Project Director
Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company
Minah C. Hall, Managing Director
True Partners Consulting

Mark M. Sweeney, Senior Principal
McCallum Sweeney Consulting

Del Boyette, President and CEO
Boyette Strategic Advisors

 Mike Mullis, President/CEO
J. M. Mullis, Inc


EARLY-BIRD: $190 per person through November 19
MEMBER: $240 per person beginning November 20
NON-MEMBER: $300 per person
LagoMarThe Lago Mar is a sophisticated retreat where you can appreciate the enduring traditions of genuine hospitality. With its spectacular 500-foot private beach and secluded location encompassing 10 acres in the exclusive Harbor Beach neighborhood of Fort Lauderdale, the Lago Mar provides a spectacular backdrop to the 2015 Winter Symposium. Room rates are $195. Rooms cannot be booked online. Please call 1-800-lagomar (524-6627) and request rates for the FEDC Winter Symposium Group.

Symposium Registration will open soon.


IEDC Real Estate Development and Reuse Course – Palm Beach @ PGA National Resort & Spa
Jan 22 – Jan 23 all-day

iedcThis course clearly articulates the eight stage process for real estate development and reuse. Specifically, course participants will learn the fundamentals of market and site analysis, financial feasibility, and what political considerations are required to move a development project from conception to realization. Additionally, this course will cover a wide variety of financing tools that are available at the local, regional, and state levels, including tax increment financing, bond financing, tax credits, tax abatements, land assembly, and brownfield redevelopment. Multiple in-class case studies will be used to help participants work through actual financial and regulatory problems.


Course Highlights:

• Housing, retail, office, industrial, hotel, and mixed use development
• The regulatory and approval process including zoning and permitting
• Assessing community involvement and political feasibility
• Public, private and nonprofit financial modeling
• Understanding the pro forma operating statement structure
• Property valuation and capitalization rates
• Brownfield redevelopment phase structure and liability
• Request for qualification/proposal process

Speakers, agenda and hotel information