Miami’s elite from the NBA and real estate industry converged on Thursday, June 13 for a social extravaganza of basketball and entertainment, courtesy of Aston Martin Residences and the Miami HEAT at the American Airlines Arena.
Miami HEAT legends of the court, Kelly Olynyk, together with NBA All-Star, Glen Rice, took to the Arena floor to honor Miami’s finest from the real estate industry, as part of a special coaching clinic in front of more than 200 invited guests. The three-time NBA All-Star and the HEAT’s current power forward presided over an All-Star team of ten real estate power brokers, representing Aston Martin Residences, for a high-intensity evening of basketball drills and guided instruction on how to finesse the perfect three pointer and lay-up. Invited guests arrived to take photos in front of the impressive Aston Martin Zagato vehicle on display at the players entrance, before passing through the player’s locker room to collect their commemorative t-shirt and take seats on the arena floor. Following a short video presentation of the Aston Martin Residences project, attendees were greeted with performances by the Miami HEAT Dancers and DJ, followed by a rendition by the Miami HEAT Street Band. Alejandro Aljanati, Chief Marketing Officer for G & G Business Developments, gave a welcome speech before the official Miami HEAT announcer, Michael Biamonte, introduced the ten power brokers in turn, who each ran on to the court amidst a blaze of game-day pyrotechnics and resounding applause.
The All-Star Aston Martin Residences team was then treated to a coaching clinic by Kelly Olynyk and Glen Rice, before all attendees were invited to join Miami HEAT coaching staff at different ‘drill stations’ located throughout the arena floor. Following the basketball showcase, guests made their way in to Hyde lounge to enjoy a sumptuous buffet and open bar located adjacent to a photo station displaying the three Miami HEAT Championship trophies.
The following Aston Martin Residences team of real estate brokers who were honored for their individual achievements, included: Roberto Malca (Cervera Real Estate), William Schraffi (SBC Realty International), Dilay Escalante (Brickell Realty Group), Fermin Alvarez (Miami One Real Estate), Ceilah Epner (South Florida Luxury Realty), Karen Elmir (Cervera Real Estate), Eric Beane-Laurie Finkelstein (Reader Realty), Thomas Pichet (Global Realty), Alex de Leon (One Sotheby’s), Paulie Hankin (Cervera Real Estate) and Sheila Bokstein (Brilliance Realty Group).
The large-scale evening event was to also commemorate and showcase the premium corporate partnership held between Aston Martin Residences and the Miami HEAT.
credit ‘World Red Eye’