C5 + CCIM Global Summit Who’s Coming

Access to Top Real Estate Minds

Professional Expertise on Commercial Real Estate Topics

Speakers and attendees representing every facet of commercial and investment real estate were represented at the C5 + CCIM Global Summit, including:

Investors and Investment Management

Grow your investment opportunities that ROI.

Commercial Property Management

Develop new skills on property maintenance, client relations, and financial management.

Real Estate Investment Trusts

Diversify your portfolio and help clients understand assess the benefits of REITs compared to direct property ownership.

Multifamily Development & Management

Advise clients on commercial real estate market trends, property development opportunities and strategies.

Hotels

Navigate and learn new strategies on acquiring, developing, or selling hotel properties.

Office, Retail, and Mixed-Use

Specialize in generating business goals and budgets for office, retail, and mixed-use properties.

Meet the C5 + CCIM Global Summit Ambassadors

The 2024 C5 + CCIM Global Summit Ambassadors have been crucial in shaping and planning this year’s conference. These ambassadors act as bridges between communities, fostering collaboration and communication to ensure that the conference addresses relevant issues and promotes constructive dialogue.

Through their networks and connections, they engage key stakeholders, secure participation from influential speakers, and facilitate discussions on pressing global challenges. Their insights make the conference a productive and inclusive environment for all participants. We are grateful for their contribution!

Carmen Bauman

Carmen Bouman offers a diversified background in both commercial and residential real estate, as well as law. For the past two years, she has been part of RM Friedland’s Investment Sales Division and she is the Broker-Owner of her own residential firm, Green Grass Real Estate.

Carmen Bauman

RM Friedland’s Investment Sales Division
Broker-Owner of Green Grass Real Estate

Danielle Black

Danielle embarked on her journey with MIAMI REALTORS® in 2005, tasked with leading advocacy efforts and influencing public policy. Her role has afforded her phenomenal chances to mobilize MIAMI's 60,000 REALTOR® members towards significant initiatives, including the construction of the South Miami Container Home, the initiation of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) Mega Grant program, and the creation of the MIAMI REALTORS® Political Action Committee (PAC). Her proudest achievement in this role was using a NAR grant to coordinate and prepare a condo task force report, which led to an FHA policy change (ML 15-27); this change was announced at NAR’s annual convention in San Diego by then-FHA Commissioner Ed Golding. In October 2022, Danielle became the new Chief of Commercial with MIAMI Realtors.

Danielle Black

Chief of Commercial with MIAMI Realtors

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown (AHWD, C2EX), a REALTOR® from Oakland, Calif., is the 2024 First Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®. A second-generation real estate professional with over 44 years of experience, Kevin owns and manages the family business that his father started more than 55 years ago, and often works with his brother, Bill Brown of Alamo, Calif., who served as 2017 NAR President. Kevin is broker-owner of Better Homes Realty and Brown Commercial Investment Real Estate Services, which serves Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding Bay Area.

Specializing in residential and commercial real estate sales, Kevin also has extensive expertise in investment property brokerage and management. Kevin’s past clients include residential buyers and sellers, banks, institutional investors, large trusts, law firms, the City of Berkeley, smaller individual investors, and the U.S. Marshal Service.

Kevin Brown

2024 First Vice President of the National Association of REALTORS®
Broker-Owner of Better Homes Realty and Brown Commercial Investment Real Estate Services

D'Etta Casto-DeLeon

D’Etta Casto-DeLeon, CCIM, CCMS, is a Director at CBRE Loan Services in Houston, TX. She has more than 25 years of commercial real estate loan servicing and mortgage banking experience. D’Etta earned her CCIM designation in 2007 and is the 2024 CCIM Institute Global President.

D’Etta Castro DeLeon

2024 CCIM Institute Global President
Director at CBRE Loan Services in Houston, TX

Robby M. Eaves

Robby Eaves is a founding Principal at Commercial Industrial Properties, focusing on development projects, tenant site selection, and commercial investment transactions. With a background as a Senior Vice President at Retail Solutions and experience at NAI and REOC Austin, he possesses extensive knowledge across various market sectors, including manufacturing, logistics, and the food and beverage industry. A Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 2015, Robby has held leadership roles within the CCIM Institute and other real estate organizations. He actively participates in local and regional real estate councils and associations, contributing to educational offerings and serving in key positions such as the 2024 CCIM Institute’s Chair of Marketing and 2023 Regional Vice President for CCIM Institute's Region 4.

Robby M. Eaves

2024 CCIM Institute’s Chair of Marketing
Founding Principal at Commercial Industrial Properties

Gus Fonte

Gus Fonte is the 2024 MIAMI REALTORS® Chairman of the Board and president and principal broker of AJF Properties, Inc., a full service commercial real estate brokerage.

A Miami native, Fonte became a licensed Florida real estate salesman in 1987 and a broker in 1992.He earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 1990. Fonte has volunteered his time as a MIAMI Association of Realtors leader since 2005, when he led MIAMI Commercial. He first served on the Florida Realtors board of directors in 2003.

Gus Fonte

2024 MIAMI REALTORS® Chairman of the Board and president and principal broker of AJF Properties, Inc.

Maria C. Grulich

Maria Grulich serves as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate and Global Business for the Florida Association of Realtors, overseeing and developing commercial and global initiatives and programs for Florida. She advises and supports Realtor® members and association/board staff on global matters and markets at the local, state and federal levels while, strengthening relationships and cooperation with international organizations.

Maria C. Grulich

Vice President of Commercial Real Estate and Global Business for the Florida Association of Realtors

Michael D. Hinton

Hinton is a seasoned real estate advisor with over 23 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate in the South Florida Markets, now a Senior Associate at APEX Capital Realty, he focuses on investment sales and tenant representation in the retail and office segments in the S Florida market. Hinton achieved his CCIM designation in April 2018 and is the Florida CCIM Chapter President-Elect in 2024. He is also a Past President of the Commercial Board of Miami Realtors.

Michael D. Hinton

Senior Associate at APEX Capital Realty
2024 Florida CCIM Chapter President-Elect

Greg Hrabcak

Gregory J. Hrabcak (CCIM, C2EX), a REALTOR® from Westerville, Ohio, is in his second year as Treasurer for the National Association of REALTORS®.
Gregory has been a REALTOR® for over 39 years. He is a commercial specialist with Hanna Commercial Real Estate, where he heads the Central Ohio company’s commercial and property management divisions.

Greg Hrabcak

Treasurer for the National Association of REALTORS®

Ashley Jackrel

Prior to becoming a Senior Vice President at Avison Young, Ashley founded, grew and sold a small business. She has leveraged that expertise into success for her clients, while also serving in various leadership roles. Presently, she serves in a mayoral-appointed seat on a City of Charleston board, as well as simultaneously at local, state and national REALTORS® associations, and as an Honorary Commander for the United States Air Force.

Ashley Jackrel

Senior Vice President at Avison Young
Mayoral-appointed seat on the City of Charleston board
Honorary Commander for the United States Air Force

Jeffery A Jones

Jeff is the Broker and Owner, of Amerisource Realty Network LLC in Parsippany New Jersey He has been a practicing Realtor for thirty-eight years. His brokerage represents buyers, sellers, lessors, and leases in transactions all over the State of New Jersey. He is the past President of the New Jersey Realtors and this year Jeff serves in the following positions:

National Association of Realtors Public Policy Committee
National Association of Realtors Commercial Real Estate Research Advisory Board
National Association of Realtors Federal Policy Committee
National Association of Realtors Public Policy Committee
National Association of Realtors RPR Advisory Council
National Association of Realtors Vice Chair Commercial Committee 2024

Jeffery A Jones

Broker and Owner, of Amerisource Realty Network LLC
2024 National Association of Realtors Vice Chair Commercial Committee 

Kristi Kay Spikes

With more than two decades of experience in the Real Estate industry, I transitioned to the role of Coordinator within the Professional Development department at MetroTex Association of Realtors in 2022. Presently serving as the Commercial Programs Manager, my responsibilities encompass all facets of commercial operations at MetroTex. Originally from the Dallas/Ft Worth Metroplex, my journey led me to reside in New York and California. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, cherishing moments with my pets, and exploring the culinary delights of Dallas's renowned restaurants.

Kristi Kay Spikes

Commercial Programs Manager MetroTex

Jay B. Olshonsky

Jay Olshonsky, FRICS, SIOR, CCIM has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of NAI Global since December 2012, when C-III Capital Partners LLC acquired NAI Global.

Jay is responsible for the all operations of NAI Global, as well as the leader on the NAI Global Capital Markets Group, which focuses on the disposition of individual assets, notes and portfolio sales in a number of property sectors including office, industrial, retail and hotel. Jay has been instrumental in growing the organization by adding offices domestically and internationally, increasing annual revenues and profits, while expanding service lines. NAI Global is one of the largest commercial real estate firms worldwide and a top five global brand. NAI Global has consistently generated over $20 billion in annual transaction volume, operates more than 300 offices, manages over 1.15 billion square feet of properties and facilities and has 5,000+ professionals in 65 countries.

Jay B. Olshonsky

President and CEO of NAI Global

Lorenzo Perez Jr.

Lorenzo Perez Jr.

2024 MIAMI REALTORS® Commercial President Lorenzo Perez Jr. is the founder and principal broker of Premier International Properties. He is also the founder and CEO of i3 Technology, a pro-tech company pioneering the integration of advanced technologies in the real estate industry.

He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (University Fast Track Member) and serves as Committee Chair of the Florida International University Hollo School of Real Estate Board.

Lorenzo Perez Jr.

2024 MIAMI REALTORS® Commercial President
Founder and Principal Broker of Premier International Properties

Daniel-Spiegel

Dan is Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial (“CBC”) where he leads the commercial real estate networks over 2,500 brokerage professionals across 170 companies in the U.S. Spiegel develops the strategic direction and growth strategy for the franchise network, the only commercial brand within the real estate portfolio of publicly traded Anywhere Real Estate, Inc (NYSE: HOUS). Under his tenure, the brand expanded the research and analytical tools available to clients through CBC professionals, repositioned the brand in the market, started a widely followed podcast program and launched a new brand website. The CBC brand achieved decade high revenues under Dan’s tenure in 2022. The network introduced new core values of - Do Right. Win Together. Ownership Mentality. Big Hearted – emphasizing the focus on delivering exceptional client service and giving back to our communities.

Daniel Spiegel

Managing Director of Coldwell Banker Commercial (“CBC”)

Deena Zimmerman

An award-winning broker with nearly twenty years of industry experience. Known as a star tenant rep, she is sought after by national brands, multi-unit franchisees, and even first-time entrepreneurs nationwide for site selection rollouts across both Chicagoland and the entire country. She also specializes in the sale and leasing of retail, investment, and development properties. Deena is a trusted expert in Cannabis real estate, and she is regarded nationally for her business development efforts and her expertise in retail site selection and curation. As Principal at Baum Realty Group, Deena’s role is centered on national business development as well as commercial redevelopment and adaptive reuse projects across the Country.

Deena Zimmerman

Principal at Baum Realty Group

NAR Commercial