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ORLANDO -- A new commercial real estate group is forming in Central Florida.
Spearheaded by the Economic Development Commission of Mid-Florida, the association will be called the Commercial Real Estate Forum. It will be a layman's professional group composed of the local chapter leadership of commercial real estate interests throughout the region.
"We suspect this is a group of people that should be talking to one another, and they aren't," says Michael Bobroff, executive vice president of the EDC. "The forum is being created to facilitate this communication."
An idea born from experience
The idea for the forum was developed by David Patten, president of the Central Florida chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. It came to him after being invited to an office property update hosted by the Institute of Real …