Friday, October 22, 2021 | 2:30pm – 5:00pm
2:30pm – 4:00pm Presentation from Speakers, followed by Q&A
4:00pm -5:00pm Networking Happy Hour, 2 drink tickets included as well as light appetizers
Delray Beach Market l 33 SE 3rd Avenue l Delray Beach l Florida l 33483
Delray Beach Market is more than just a food hall – it’s a lifestyle experience, a beacon of bright energy, a place to connect, a space for visitors to savor and celebrate the vibrance of Delray Beach. Bites to satisfy any craving, craft cocktails, visionary art, immersive pop-ups – here they all collide in unexpectedly delightful ways, creating a unique and playful destination for gathering and soaking in the coastal flavors of this urban beach town. Listen to local government officials and developer representatives as they present the project’s history, detail, and realization from concept to concrete. The project was conceptualized and developed to bring a new found sense of energy and culture to Delray Beach.
The forum will provide both the regulatory perspective as to the required framework for this type of development and the developer’s perspective as to obstacles and opportunities in downtown development.
Delray Beach Market is the brainchild of Menin, a privately-held owner, developer and manager of commercial real estate properties founded in 1985 and headquartered in Delray Beach. Menin has acquired, developed and remodeled in excess of $1.5 billion of property in South Florida, Phoenix, New Orleans and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Presently, Menin owns, manages and is in development of more than $700 million of commercial real estate. Current development is focused on urban commercial mixed-use, hospitality and multi-family projects in South Florida, along with select single tenant acquisitions in upscale markets nationally.
Jordana L. Jarjura – President and General Counsel, Menin
|Jordana L. Jarjura serves as President and General Counsel for Menin. Jordana directs day-today operations at Menin, including all community outreach and civic giving on behalf of the company. She works on all aspects of the development and execution of new acquisitions and projects, she oversees property management and leasing of existing properties, and she handles all legal matters, including hiring and management of outside counsel. Before joining Menin, Jordana was General Counsel for a leading South Florida construction company. Prior to that as a Partner at two leading Florida law firms, Jordana’s private practice focused on government affairs, development entitlements, government contracts and land use/zoning appeals. Jordana is the former Vice Mayor of the City of Delray Beach, where she oversaw a $132 million general fund budget and a $236 million CIP. She has also served on the Delray Beach Planning & Zoning Board, Palm Beach County MPO, the PBC State Attorney’s Sober Homes Task Force, the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach CRA Advisory Board, Bound for College and the Crockett Foundation. Jordana is a member of Leadership Florida Cornerstone Class 35. Born in Connecticut, Jordana has lived in Palm Beach County for 30+ years, of which almost two decades have been in Delray’s lauded Downtown. She has a B.A. from the University of Florida, a JD from Pepperdine University’s School of Law, and a MBA from the Graziadio School of Business and Management.|
Anthea Gianniotes, AICP – Director of Development Services, City of Delray Beach
|Anthea Gianniotes, AICP, came to the City of Delray Beach in January 2016, and serves as the Development Services Director. In her role, Ms. Gianniotes supervises a staff of 45 and oversees over 6,000 permits each year, including a wide range of projects from single family historic restorations to large scale mixed use projects, with a construction value of over $300 million. Ms. Gianniotes also oversees the Historic Preservation Board, Site Plan Review and Appearance Board, Planning and Zoning Board, and Board of Adjustment and collaborates with the Community Redevelopment Agency, Downtown Development Authority, Public Arts Advisory Board, Pineapple Grove Main Street, Parking Management Advisory Board, and Green Implementation Advisory Board. Ms. Gianniotes is a graduate of the University Miami’s School of Architecture and has more than 25 years of town planning experience in both public and private sectors, including preparing neighborhood revitalization plans, crafting land development regulations and comprehensive plans, providing plan and architectural review, and facilitating community visioning efforts. She is a founding member and past Chair of the Florida Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Her work has been recognized by the Driehaus Form-Based Code Award (2016 and 2007) and the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association (2013 and 2006).|
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