Panel / Speakers
Shari R. Bower
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Shari Bower is the regional executive at the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. She is responsible for the Atlanta Fed's Regional Economic Network (REIN) for south Florida and is a member of the core group of Atlanta Fed leaders advising on monetary policy. Her work with business executives and community leaders in the branch's 13-county area helps to bring business insights to national monetary policy deliberations. Shari also oversees the Miami Branch's board of directors and the District's Advisory council on Travel and Tourism and advises on regional community and economic development outreach efforts.
Former NFL Player
Our keynote speaker at this years NAI Florida Forum, Zach Thomas is part of the newest Pro Football Hall of Fame class, inducted this August in Canton, Ohio. Thomas is one of the greatest Miami Dolphins of all-time and was selected to the team’s Ring of Honor in 2012. The seven-time Pro Bowler was also a first-team All-Pro five times. With over 1,700 career tackles, Thomas is the Dolphins all-time leading tackler and ranks sixth in NFL history. In Miami, he became a fan favorite for his hustle and journey from fifth round pick to NFL star. Thomas was an impact player right off the bat, earning AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1996. At Texas Tech, he was a two-time All-American and unanimous selection his senior year. Thomas was also the Southwest ConferenceDefensive Player of the Year in 1995. He and his brother Bart were both named to the first team All-SWC team in the same season. The College Football Hall of Fame inducted Thomas in 2015.
South Florida Brokers Panel
NAI Miami | Fort Lauderdale
Jeremy Larkin has more than 25 years experience in retail, industrial and office investment sales, as well as tenant and landlord representation. His process driven approach and keen market insight has assisted clients in consistently capturing unseen revenue for their assets; a process that includes reducing expenses, maximizing revenue and increasing occupancy. Investors and owners appreciate Jeremy's passion for the industry and personal approach, which has helped him develop long-term relationships as a trusted advisor and consultant.
Nikolaus M. Schroth, Principal and Broker of NAI Southcoast, entered his real estate career upon leaving college. Embedding himself in the Treasure Coast’s commercial real estate market through sales, leasing and appraisal, Nik has gained the ability to deliver keen insight that goes beyond just market data. He has the unique ability to identify unexpected avenues for growth. His knowledge provides his clients with a competitive edge and a level of commitment that is second to none.
As CEO of NAI Skyway, McAdams brings more than 15 years of retail leasing and sales experience in commercial real estate. Her extensive background includes a multitude of tenant representation assignments for national brands growing their presence in Florida, as well as new to market rollouts.
After working for other brokerage firms in the Tampa area, McAdams founded a full-service company in 2014 with the goal of filling a void in the marketplace. She quickly built a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm that catered to entrepreneurs and established businesses that offered an extremely high level of service that was responsive and customer-focused. In 2021, McAdams joined NAI Skyway as a principal for the new NAI Global affiliate office covering Tampa and Southwest Florida.