Austin Forman is a third generation South Florida real estate investor, from a family whose name is synonymous with rapid growth and advancement. In his own right, Mr. Forman has carried on the family legacy growing his real estate holdings from a single property in 1972 to a multifaceted portfolio valued in excess of $100 MM. Austin Forman has been a key player in the development or redevelopment of much of South Florida, including: the 350,000 sf Broward County Convention Center, more than 1,700 multifamily units throughout Fort Lauderdale and Davie, including the 22-story luxury condominium Harborage Place, and more than 2 MM sf in various retail, office and industrial developments. Mr. Forman currently owns a managing interest in more than 6,185 multifamily units, 800,000 sf in office, industrial and retail developments, and more than 7,550 acres of land, about 2,000 acres of which supports a rock mining operation.
Mr. Forman currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of BB&T, as a Trustee of the Museum of Discovery & Science/Blockbuster IMAX Theatre, and as the current Chairman of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to Mr. Forman’s numerous philanthropic contributions to South Florida, he is a member of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame at Nova Southeastern University.
William M. Murphy is the founder and President of Douglas Management & Realty, Inc., a full service real estate investment company which has been a part of the South Florida commercial real estate landscape since 1990. Throughout his career in South Florida, Mr. Murphy has owned, operated and/or developed in excess of 3 MM square feet of office, retail and industrial property as well as 7,500 multifamily units. Mr. Murphy currently owns a managing interest in more than 6,000 multifamily units, 1 MM sf of office, industrial and retail developments, and more than 2,200 acres of land, a significant component of which supports a rock mining operation. Prior to forming Douglas, Mr. Murphy began his South Florida development career as a founding partner of SM Corporation in 1984. Several of his notable development projects throughout South Florida include: the Capital Bank Center, a 200,000 sf CBD retail and office building in Ft. Lauderdale, Executive Court at Jacaranda, a 90,000 sf office project in Ft. Lauderdale, Executive Court at Inverrary, a 90,000 sf office development in Lauderhill, and Executive Court at Cypress Creek, a 60,000 office property in Ft. Lauderdale.
Prior to moving to South Florida Mr. Murphy spent nearly ten years in construction lending and real estate workouts for Chase Manhattan Bank. During his tenure at Chase, Mr. Murphy was responsible for “working out” more than 100 loans throughout the United States, including completing the construction on such notable projects as: Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina, the Sandestin Beach Resort in Florida, the Vistana Resort in Orlando, and Grandlibaken in Tahoe City, CA. Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Murphy began his career in planning and real estate feasibility studies in New York City in the early 1970s. William Murphy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from National University of Ireland (UCC) and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University.
Mr. Murphy currently serves on the Broward County Sheriff’s Advisory Counsel. He has served on various other boards in the past including: The Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, The Geo Group, Inc. (NYSE: GEO), and Correctional Properties Trust (NYSE: CPV).
In 1972, Lou Vogt began his real estate career when he joined Continental Mortgage Investors (Mortgage REIT) based in South Florida where he was assigned to the REO department. Through 1991, Mr. Vogt continued his real estate lending and workout career in South Florida in increasing roles of responsibility with Southeast Bank, Citicorp Real Estate and Home Capital, a subsidiary of Home Fed Savings Bank, as Eastern Regional Director. In 1991, Mr. Vogt joined MIG Realty Advisors, Inc. (“MIG”), a real estate pension advisory firm as Vice President and ultimately became Principal, Senior Vice President and COO responsible for assets totaling in excess of $2 Billion. In 1998, MIG was acquired by Associated Estates Realty Corporation (NYSE: AEC) and Lou Vogt became Senior Vice President of AEC responsible for operations of 30,000 apartment units for both the public company as well as all pension client assets served by MIG. Mr. Vogt was elected to the Board in 1999 and later named President and COO of AEC in March 2000. In January 2003, Lou Vogt joined Professional Management of Central Florida, to expand the successful property management track record for private and non-profit owners to institutional clients along with acquiring the controlling interest in affordable apartment communities across the southeast. PMCFI, later known as Banyan Realty Management, grew to over 25,000 units under management and ultimately was sold to CASRiverstone in September 2008.
Lou Vogt and partner Scott Zimmerman founded a new property management firm, AGPM, to manage their own portfolio when they acquired a significant GP interest in approximately 6,500 rental apartment units (BRM Portfolio). Mr. Vogt also serves as President of Banyan Realty Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor.
Scott Zimmerman began his real estate career in 1983, working for Florida National Bank and Home Federal Bank, handling over $500 million in new loan production – primarily Apartment lending. In 1989, his position evolved from new origination to REO and workouts for Home Federal Bank, handling a $250 million portfolio of primarily apartments throughout the Southeast US. Moving to the private side in 1991, as Vice President for Professional Management, Inc., Mr. Zimmerman handled all aspects of the acquisition, rehabilitation and turnaround of 15 different communities.
In 2000, Scott Zimmerman formed PMCFI to handle all of the third party fee management for Professional Management, Inc. which had grown to approximately 9,000 units. Upon merger with Reliance, the company became Banyan Realty Management, resulting in 25,000 units under management. When Scott and his partner, Lou Vogt, acquired a significant GP interest in approximately 6,500 units (the BRM portfolio), they formed a new property management firm, AGPM, to manage its owned portfolio. Scott Zimmerman also serves as Vice President of Banyan Realty Advisors, an SEC registered investment advisor. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1983 with BS in Real Estate and Urban Analysis.
Martin (“Marty”) Lanigan is a senior industry executive with nearly 30 years of comprehensive experience in the commercial real estate finance, CRE capital markets, investment, asset management and securitization fields.
Prior to joining Brant Point Properties in July of 2015, he held senior leadership positions at the national and international level. Most notably, Mr. Lanigan was national head of credit, origination, and securitization in his roles as founding member, partner and/or President and CEO of national capital markets lending programs at GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Prudential Mortgage Capital Company, and Mezz Cap. He has also held roles with national credit and origination responsibility at Greystone & Company and Meridian Capital, and senior securitization responsibilities within Freddie Mac’s Multifamily group. All told, he has conducted and/or executed in excess of $10 billion in commercial real estate finance transactions and investments in his career.
He has been a member of the Board of Governors of the Commercial Rea Estate Finance Council (“CREFC”), the Board of Directors of the National Multifamily Housing Council (“NHMC”), the Editorial Board of CMBS World, the MBA and NAIOP.
He holds a BA from Middlebury College, an MBA from the George Washington University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation.
Kate A. Murphy is a private real estate investor with more than ten years of experience in varied aspects of real estate, including finance, investment and operation / management. Prior to moving to South Florida in 2013, Ms. Murphy was an Executive Director in the Real Estate Finance Group of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), based in New York. During the nearly 10 years she spent with CIBC, Ms. Murphy was responsible for commercial mortgage loan underwriting in excess of $3 billion of both Conduit and Balance Sheet product, as well as REO Asset Management in excess of $250 million.
Ms. Murphy is also an attorney licensed to practice in New York. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College in 2002. Ms. Murphy currently serves on the Board of Directors of Legacy Bank of Florida as well as the Board of Directors for the Friends of Jack and Jill Children’s Center. She is also member of the Leadership Broward Class 33.