As Regional Partner, Uri Man is responsible for identifying and executing development opportunities in Florida. In this role, Mr. Man’s activities include site identification and acquisition, entitlements, design, construction and budget oversight, bottom-line responsibility and building delivery/start-up operations.
Mr. Man has been entrenched in the Florida development scene since 2002 having sourced and overseen developments, including more than 3,500 apartments and homes as an executive of The Related Group, Gables Residential and Ram Development. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Man’s ground-up development projects ranged from single-family master-planned communities, to market rate garden, mid-rise and high rise apartment and condominium projects, to a 300,000 square foot retail lifestyle center. Mr. Man was also an executive of the Florida Panthers NHL Hockey Team where he led the development of the team’s new training facility.
Most recently, Mr. Man served as the CEO of Crystal Lagoons US Corp., a company that licenses its patented technology to developers enabling the addition of beach life to projects with giant lagoons for swimming and watersports. As the company’s CEO, Mr. Man created partnerships with ESJ Capital, Encore Funds, Metro Places, Land Tejas, Wynn Resorts, and other development companies to bring this unique technology to the US market.
Mr. Man holds a Florida General Contractor license and Real Estate Broker’s license and has taught real estate and business courses at Florida Atlantic University and University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Man serves on the Urban Land Institute (ULI) National Community Development Council. Mr. Man was awarded the Florida ‘Young Leader of the Year’ award by the ULI for his ability to bring stakeholders together for the greater good of the local community and his personal contributions to the real estate development industry. Mr. Man has served on the boards of several charities and has been active in raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, Friends of the Israeli Defense Fund (FIDF), and the Miami Dolphins NFL Cancer Challenge.
Mr. Man received a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Man has been a regular contributor to national news shows on Fox Business, CNN, CNBC and others providing his opinion regarding real estate markets and the US economy.