Lessons In Leadership Vol. 2


As the pandemic continues to impact every sector of the economy, real estate and legal professionals are taking a proactive approach to get through the crisis. Some are taking the current circumstances as an opportunity to embrace change and come out of the pandemic stronger than before.

We’ve highlighted some of the region’s most influential business leaders who shed light on how they are approaching strategies in a new and positive way amidst the crisis.

Terra Group’s CEO David Martin discussed with the Miami Herald how he is developing real estate by focusing on sustainability, resiliency, and neighborhoods amidst the pandemic. “That has become my mission — to create environments that enrich people’s lives — and real estate is an amazing way to do that.”

Miami Wordcenter’s Managing Principal Nitin Motwani and his family spoke with Florida Trend about how they started with nothing before building a family business. Now, they are leading through crisis and helping revitalize their community along the way. “The coronavirus situation is affecting every corner of the world, and no part of the economy is immune. Fortunately, our projects are well underway, our financials are solid, we’ve got A-plus teams in place and we are optimistic about South Florida over the long term.”

Bilzin Sumberg Managing Partner Albert E. Dotson, Jr. and his father spoke with the Miami Herald about race relations in South Florida over past generations. “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” Dotson explained.

Podhurst Orseck, P.A. Founding Partner Aaron Podhurst shared insight with Law.com on the importance of maintaining a daily workout routine and staying in shape, especially during a pandemic. “For the past several months, I have not missed exercising a single day, and as a result, I feel accomplished and grateful.”

Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. Family Law Partner Lindsay Haber discussed co-parenting and how to ensure that you and your co-parent are working together to navigate the pandemic in a healthy and effective way for your child. “With many children in South Florida going back to school via virtual learning platforms, it is important to foster a stable learning environment.”