BROWARD MASTER BROKERS FORUM EXPANDS ITS HORIZONS WITH PANEL DISCUSSION AND DINNER SPONSORED BY PALMERA DE CABARETE RESORT & SPA
Top Real Estate Agents Discuss Exciting Second-Home Markets in the Dominican Republic and Caribbean
The Broward Master Brokers Forum (MBF), an organization comprised of South Florida’s top residential real estate agents, recently held a dinner and panel discussion entitled “Expanding Our Horizons: Selling Overseas”. This event was sponsored by Palmera de Cabarete (the first five-star resort and spa to be developed in Cabarete on the north shore of the Dominican Republic) at the historic Lauderdale Yacht Club.
Upon entering the Yacht Club, Master Brokers were treated to entertainment, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the club’s lovely pavilion. Carolyn Block Ellert, Broward MBF chair, began the formal program by thanking the guests and sponsors for their participation, and briefly discussed the opportunities that exist for local real estate agents in overseas markets; particularly in the Caribbean. She then introduced Nancy Harrison, director of marketing for Palmera de Cabarete, and Dean Parsons, the project’s director of sales, for a presentation about Palmera de Cabarete and its exceptional locale on the Dominican Republic. Once completed in 2011, the magnificent $200 million project will be situated on 19.5 beachfront acres in Cabarete, on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. Palmera de Cabarete enjoys 1,000 feet of private shoreline, part of one of the longest expanses of uninterrupted beach in the Caribbean.
A thought-provoking panel discussion followed, moderated by Mark Lunt, director of the Ernst & Young Miami office’s Hospitality Group. The panelists were Jesse Keenan, senior associate with the Adorno & Yoss Development Group, and Darren Law, president and CEO of Palmera de Cabarete.. Master Brokers were educated about the rising popularity of the Dominican Republic, the government’s efforts to promote tourism and development, and critical details about conducting real estate transactions in that nation and others in the Caribbean.
“With an extraordinary sponsor, a fabulous venue, and a brilliant panel discussion, this was one the finest Forum Dinners in the history of our chapter,” said Carolyn Block Ellert, chair of the Broward MBF. “Our members look to these panel discussions for valuable, cutting-edge information they can’t find anywhere else, and this one certainly delivered.”
Jesse Keenan, Adorno & Yoss; Dean Parsons, Palmera de Cabarete; Sandy Carrier, KWE Group; Nancy Harrison, Palmera de Cabarete; Liz Caldwell, Broward MBF; Mark Lunt, Ernst & Young; Darren Law, Palmera de Cabarete; Carolyn Block Ellert, Broward MBF; Phil Keagy, Broward MBF
Janet Pearson, Dean Parsons, and Dee Manale
Browne Pearson and Phil Keagy