Tony Cho is founder and CEO of Metro 1, a forward-thinking real estate brokerage, management and development firm focused on shaping neighborhoods and developing sustainable cities in South Florida and beyond. The company has completed over $2.5 billion in real estate transactions since 2005 and has been recognized every year since 2011 as one of the top 25 commercial real estate firms by the South Florida Business Journal. An entrepreneur and neighborhood pioneer, Mr. Cho served as a founding member of the Wynwood Business Improvement District (BID) and championed the progressive rezoning of the area, which transformed blighted streets into a diverse, 24-hour, mixed-use arts and innovation district. Under his leadership, Metro 1 brought favorite local businesses— including Zak the Baker and Junior & Hatter— into the neighborhood, and in 2012, developed the Wynwood Gateway Complex, one of the area’s most visible commercial developments. In 2011, Tony was awarded the prestigious young leader of the year by the Urban Land Institute and holds a CCIM designation. CONSOLIDATED FROM METRO1.COM
In episode 5, Molly and Hans speak with Tony Cho — founder of Metro 1, who shares how the basic principles he learned growing up in an ashram turned into his career developing cities of the future. Tony explains fundamental aspects of communal living, the dichotomy of life in the ashram, and how to find and create community anywhere. Molly and Hans share their thoughts from exploring some of Tony’s vibrant districts in Southern Florida. Tony shares tips for successfully integrating people and places together, preserving culture while also having financial success, and using technology to our advantage.
Below are links to all the items we discussed during our conversation with Tony.
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