2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Next Generation Honoree: BGI’s Malbelys Gonzalez is Thoughtful CRE Finance Professional
Malbelys Gonzalez is an accomplished young leader in Miami’s commercial real estate finance sector. With a Master’s Degree in International Real Estate, Gonzalez chose to follow her passion into the financial sector of the market as a Commercial Account Executive at BGI Capital. A thorough and thoughtful professional, Malbelys is constantly motivated to expand her network as well as explore ways to bring different organizations together.
Gonzalez is involved in the leadership board of CCIM Miami, and is the current president for the FIU Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council (REAAC). Through her motivation and drive, she started on the REAAC Board and worked her way up to her current role. Through the Board, she has organized, managed and led over 50 to 150 attendees to various events affecting the real estate market.
Gonzalez has been called an honest, caring and giving professional by her colleagues. Recently, she successfully organized the FIU REAAC Downtown Miami Bus Tour with little from FIU, only using her contacts and connections.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Gonzalez to be one of the Florida region 2019 Next Generation Award Winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.