Substance in the City by Cristina Mas

This week, the columnist covers what's ground-breaking in Miami.

Mana Fashion Partners with Vogue Latin America

Aleksandra Sivokoneva, Moishe Mana, Albert Berdellans, Meghan Berdellans and Martu Freeman

Mana Common, founded by visionary entrepreneur Moishe Mana celebrated the debut of Mana Fashiona, a division of it’s neighborhood revitalization platform created to foster a global, diverse, inclusive and prosperous fashion community in Miami. The star-studded event was hosted in partnership with Vogue Latin America to host a launch event that took place downtown on SE 1st Ave, one of Mana’s properties. Guests included Moishe Mana, CEO of Mana Common, Martu Freeman-Parker, director of Mana Fashion, Karla Martinez De Salas, head of editorial content at Vogue Mexico & Latin America, Karen Martinez, colombian actress and model; celebrity chef and author Lauren Aboleda and many more. The evening honored Miami International University of Art + Design professor Charlene Parsons, downtown fabric store owners Abraham Chait & Adrian Chait and public relations executive Cece Feinberg for their tremendous contributions to the local fashion industry. In its inaugural year, ManaFashion, says the company, is set to debut a series of local initiatives, eventually extending across the U.S. and the globe.


Vale Food Co. Hosted VIPs

Colin Renz, Teddy Whitmore, Steven Kalcich, & Sunny Ilyas

Vale Food Co, a health food restaurant with locations all over Florida, opened a Miami location on Brickell Avenue and CEO and Founder Sunny Ilyas kicked off its grand opening week with an exclusive VIP Preview. The evening welcomed friends and family with healthy dishes, flowing libations, and music to celebrate the seventh location. Vale Food Co, a Florida-grown healthy restaurant, offers healthy and high-quality protein, açai, and poke bowls accompanied by a full beverage and bakery selection.


Real Estate Professionals

CIASF President Traci Miller, Board Member Ryan Shapre and Guest

Top commercial real estate professionals in South Florida came together to network and discuss trends in the tri-county markets at the Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida’s 40 Under 40 event, held at Bar Rita in Fort Lauderdale. Experts from CBRE, Cresa Miami, Colliers, Miller Construction Group, Illusive Automation, Hernandez Construction, Link Logistics and CIASF’s distinguished officers were in attendance.  CIASF is South Florida’s leading commercial and industrial real estate organization and has more than 160 members who specialize in development, design, construction, sales, and the leasing of industrial warehouses and commercial properties.



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