- In its mission to establish South Florida as a global financial hub
The Miami Finance Forum (MFF), South Florida’s leading financial services networking organization, has announced that Loretta H. Cockrum, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Foram Group, has been elected to join the Advisory Board effective immediately.
An accomplished businesswoman and native Miamian, Loretta Cockrum has over 30 years of experience in the Real Estate industry. Ms. Cockrum transitioned from her duties as a broker to a trustee through her constant commitment to maintain and enhance the affluence of her clients and their future generations. She founded the Foram Group in 1978 to manage and develop Real Estate investment portfolios for families who have a multi-generational wealth preservation strategy.
“The Miami Finance Forum is honored to have Loretta join our advisory board,” said MFF Board Chairman Carlos Deupi. “She is a true visionary whose experience in the real estate industry and her commitment to our mission will be an incredible asset to our efforts of establishing South Florida as a focal point of global finance.”
“The Miami Finance Forum provides tremendous benefits to banking, finance and investment professionals seeking to do business in South Florida,” said Loretta Cockrum. Ms. Cockrum and her team developed 600 Brickell, a visionary office project, as it is the only high-rise building in the state that was awarded the first Platinum LEED ratings by the U.S. Green Building Council. Located in the heart of Miami’s financial district, it aims to revolutionize communication access and green development, as well as to serve as a model to exceed all expectations in technological and sustainable design.
Cockrum founded Foram Group in Atlanta in 1978 as one of the few woman-owned agricultural real estate companies in the U.S. She also founded the Foram Group Charitable Foundation to research sustainable methods of food production and nutrition education. Ms. Cockrum was also President of the Brickell Area Association and World Trade Center Miami, as well as a trustee member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
The MFF is a not-for-profit organization supporting the growth of South Florida’s network of finance and investment professionals. It is dedicated to expanding the knowledge base and professional practices of its members, while ensuring that the region continues to attract and retain its top talent. Its membership roster is comprised of professionals experienced in private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, commercial banking, investment banking, wealth management law, accounting and other related professional-services industries. Since its founding in 2006, the MFF has been known for its event series, including its panel discussions, private roundtables and happy hour mixers.