It was a championship networking event when the new and improved office building, Aventura View, owned and managed by Steelbridge Real Estate Services, teamed up with All-Star Realty & Investments and All-Star Basketball Camp to host an Aventura Marketing Council Chairman’s Roundtable luncheon at Christine Lee’s at Gulfstream Park.
Special all-star guests included Will Manso, Sports Director and lead sports anchor for WPLG Local 10; Mark Strickland, former Miami HEAT player and NBA alumni; Dwyane Wade Sr., founder of ProPops Foundation - dedicated to bringing fathers back to the forefront of the family; and Jason Gilliam-Alexander, founder of Mentoring Valuable Proteges (MVP) – helping youths develop greater athletic, academic, career and leadership skills.
Taking center court, AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss Serota Helfman welcomed business and community leaders along with Aventura View Property Manager Bernie Gonzalez and leasing agent Doug Okun of Continental Real Estate Companies; Dirk Saecker of All-Star Realty & Investments; Jon Hirsch and Floyd Raglin of All-Star Basketball Camp.
Alexander explained he’s working with Strickland, Jon Hirsch, Floyd Raglin and many other collaborators and benefactors to present the Warren Henry All-Star Basketball Camp (August 11-16 at the Michael Ann Russell JCC).
For the fifth year, boys and girls ages 6–16 will enjoy an interactive camp teaching fundamental basketball skills, sportsmanship and team concepts. Emphasis is also placed on maintaining a positive attitude, staying in school and saying no to drugs.
During the event, Manso, Strickland, Wade, Sr. and Alexander spoke about how basketball and other sports help promote core values, enhancing a sense of self-confidence for young people.
“Sports gives us a reason to cheer and a platform to develop our children, fostering accountability, discipline, togetherness, health and wellness,” Alexander said.
The panel concurred, “We try to get kids to focus on an athlete’s work ethic and the discipline it takes to excel. It’s fine to idolize stars - but they need to realize how much time, effort and commitment goes into their craft.”
Before the final buzzer, Manso asked the question on every HEAT fan’s mind: “How will losing LeBron impact the team and where do you think they stand, roster-wise, in the Eastern Conference next year?” Strickland replied, “I think they’ll be ok – they’re going to have to change offensively; and the ball is going to move a little more.”
All-Star Realty & Investments, offering a full range of services to homebuyers and sellers, is the real estate division of All-Star Sports Management. All-Star’s stellar team of agents and negotiators cater to clients’ needs by implementing decades of specialized expertise in luxury and commercial income -producing properties. Client services include buying, selling and leasing; property management; commercial and investment properties; mortgage, financing and title services.
Aventura View (formerly Concorde Centre), now leasing office space with expansive city and water views, is located at 2999 NE 191st Street. Renovations are creating modern designs including a new main lobby, upgrades to common areas and improved parking. Professional management and security as well as “Mo’s Café” will also be on-site.
By Bari Auerbach
For more information, contact: All-Star Basketball Camp: 305-978-9433, Allstarbasketballcamp.com; All-Star Realty & Investments: 305-508-4080, All-StarRE.com; Aventura View: 305-779-3160, crec.com.