Gulftream Park Tower hosts Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney
By Bari Auerbach
Law and order was the theme when Gulfstream Park Tower, heralded as “A Victory for Living,” hosted an Aventura Marketing Council Chairman’s Roundtable luncheon featuring Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
Ruling “networking in session,” AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss Serota, Helfman welcomed business and community leaders to Christine Lee’s at Gulfstream Park.
Presenting evidence as to why Gulfstream Park Tower is on a winning streak, Sales Manager Eduardo Pruno explained the luxury highrise by Pegasus Developers and the Stronach Group is being exclusively sold by Cervera Realty.
Rising this fall amidst the Villlage at Gulfstream Park’s vibrant restaurants, shops and entertainment attractions, the 27-story tower will feature best- of- show amenities including two private pools, a fitness center and 24-hour security. Spacious studio, one, two and three- bedroom residences are available with oversized terraces overlooking sweeping city, racetrack or ocean views.
From “A Victory for Living,” the topic turned to Rundle’s victorious 20-year tenure as Miami-Dade’s State Attorney. Recognized nationally as a leader in crime prevention and juvenile justice, Rundle is a key advocate for Miami’s children.
“I wouldn’t be empowered to fight crime in our community without your support,” Rundle said. “Your State Attorney’s office is the fourth largest in the U.S. We have a quarter million cases including 100,000 child support cases. We’re also the leaders in fighting corruption and we now have the lowest crime rate in 40 years.”
Rundle noted that while violent crime is down, cyber crimes such as identity theft and human trafficking are escalating. “On any given day, there are two and a half million victims of ‘modern day slavery’ worldwide.”
Since the formation of her office’s Human Trafficking Task Force as well as progressive legislation leading to tougher laws, Rundle reported, “Incredible advancements have been made. We’ve filed 250 criminal cases and 100 are pending. Last year, we sent the first ‘John’ to prison for 10 years. There are stricter prohibitions for adult entertainment clubs to ensure no minors are working there. We have increased penalties for repeat offenders. Non-victim dependent prosecution is possible with the use of cell phone and text messaging evidence; and The Safe Harbor bill was also strengthened so minors can immediately find a place to stay in the Children and Family Services system.”
In summation, Rundle announced, “I’ve helped organize a hotline campaign to create awareness in our community of what sex trafficking is and how to spot it. Concerned citizens can report suspicions to the Switchboard of Miami Hotline number: 305-350-5567.
“A million eyes can see when something is wrong and help law enforcement and prosecutors save targeted children. I know we can bring this crime into the bright light of awareness where it will wither under the heat of public scrutiny. All it takes to make a difference is a concerned resident and a telephone call.”
The Gulfstream Park Tower sales center is now open at 901 S. Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach. For more information, visit gulfstreamparktower.com or phone 305-270-7100.