Event Details

"Surviving the New Banking Climate" - Sponsored by ArTech


ArTech developers Fortune International and Shefaor Development welcomed the Miami Chapter of the Master Brokers Forum (MBF) to their Aventura property on June 10, 2009. South Florida’s elite real estate professionals mingled on the lower-level lobby of the ultra-luxe, tech savvy condo project that runs along the Intracoastal Waterway, lined by its private marina that features slips for yachts up to 110 feet.

MBF members sipped cocktails and snacked on lite-bites before moving to the 3rd floor community room for a discussion focused on “Surviving the New Banking Climate”. Moderated by MBF board member and Majestic Properties president Jeff Morr, the panel included Ana Cruz-Taura, regional community development director with the Federal Reserve Bank, Calixto Garcia-Velez, region executive with Firstbank of Florida, and Susan Walker, Miami-Dade area sales manager with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Issues such as new lending standards, appraisals, foreclosures, and short sales were discussed among the panelists and guests. ArTech’s Director of Sales, Cindy Darnaby, and End Loan Specialist, George Fraguio, presented highlights of the property’s amenities, as well as details on the sales and leasing opportunities. Following the program, guests enjoyed mini-desserts served in each of the property’s model residences.

ArTech, the contemporary vision of architect Carlos Ott, breaks through traditional barriers of design to create the first nautical-inspired condominium structure, reflecting its waterfront environment, advanced technology and marina amenities. ArTech boasts more than 40,000 square feet of leisure space. Outdoor amenities include a 177-foot triangular infinity-edge swimming pool, waterfront whirlpool spa, two tennis courts and private marina. Limitless indoor amenities include a state-of-the-art Wellness Center with yoga/pilates, dance studio and spinning rooms; full spa with Turkish bath, massage rooms and saunas; and indoor racquetball court. A community/party room includes billiards, reading and card tables, a 32-seat private movie theater, and a fully functional entertainment kitchen. Marina Homes open to private gardens along the waterfront. Residences are priced from $325,000 to more than $1.3 million. ArTech is located at 2950 NE 188 Street, Aventura. Fortune International and Shefaor Development are the developers of ArTech. For more information, please call 305-466-2600 or visit www.artechmiami.com.

Donna Bloom, Jeff Morr, Emilio Palomo and Calixto Garcia-Velez

Cindy Darnaby, George Fraguio and Ana Ziegler

Fabian Garcia-Diaz and Denise Rubin