WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The biggest names in real estate development will take center stage on Friday, March 10 at the Hilton West Palm Beach as they discuss the most significant projects in development in the City. The West Palm Beach Development and Investment Forum is presented by Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Sponsors for this year’s forum include, Knight Foundation, O’Donnell Agency, Chamber of Commerce of The Palm Beaches, Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield, Jon E. Schmidt & Associates, Inc., Little & Associates, Inc., Reikens & Associates, LLC, Verdex Construction, and WGI.

Attendees will gain rare access and insight from leading developers, planners and investors on the front lines of the most exciting projects in the city. Topics include real estate trends, development strategies and projections for what’s next in West Palm Beach. Last year, speakers spoke highly of our city saying that it has «great potential,» and «commendable administrators who listen to the public.» Also cited were the close proximity to the Palm Beach International Airport and beaches, growing mass transit options are and quality education in the market area.

«It’s a great time to be in West Palm Beach,» said Raphael Clemente, Executive Director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority. «The quality growth is adding unparalleled dimensions of appeal, attracting everyone from millennials to retirees. We are paving the road to success that will last for decades.»

In a recent State of the City Address, Mayor Jeri Muoio spoke about the future of West Palm Beach and its approaches to livability, environmental sustainability and economic stability. She highlighted major projects that will be transformational, including the new Brightline high-speed train with service from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and in the near-future, Orlando.

 For the more information about the forum and for the full agenda visit seflorida.uli.org.

About the Downtown Development Authority
The West Palm Beach DDA is an independent taxing district created in 1967 by a special act of the Florida Legislature. Its mission is to promote and enhance a safe, vibrant Downtown for our residents, businesses and visitors through the strategic development of economic, social and cultural opportunities.

For more information about the DDA or Downtown West Palm Beach, please visit Downtownwpb.com.


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SOURCE West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority