Developers and organizations have been grappling with the pressures of economic recession, social equity, and climate change while simultaneously making decisions about the built environment. These challenges put a focus on people, and their needs and expectations. We've been reminded of how valuable the places and spaces in which we work, live, and play are to our health and well-being. That’s why people-first design is the new currency; the developments that motivate us to leave our homes will be the most in-demand and will yield the biggest financial returns.
In this unique interactive session, we explore opportunities to increase the value of real estate using a more holistic approach focused on people’s health, wellness, and experiences. Gensler Miami Co-Managing Director Carlos Valera will share actionable strategies across work, health, lifestyle, and community sectors from Gensler’s 2021 Design Forecast. Sterling Bay’s Anthony Hrusovsky will share case studies on future office building developments including 545wyn in Miami and the Assembly in Dallas, and Rene Bello will share insights on mixed use development, technology, and health and wellness using Paramount Miami Worldcenter and Legacy Miami World Center as case studies. Small group breakouts will then discuss how these strategies might be applied in planning future developments.
Carlos is a Co-Managing Director of Gensler Miami, focusing on the growth and leadership of the office. He brings deep expertise in managing global accounts, strategic planning, project development, and execution to reach clients’ business goals. With relevant experience in the architecture and interior design industry, he contributes a global perspective by leveraging his multi-market experience to serve international clients spanning the retail and workplace sectors in the U.S. and Latin America. A sought-after spokesperson on the latest research trends impacting design, Carlos is a frequent speaker at Urban Land Institute events in Southern Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture, a master’s degree in interior design, and holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.