BOND Custom

America's Leading Luxury Home Architects Forum

October 19-22, 2023


America’s top Custom Home Architects with high-end luxury residential projects

America’s top custom home architects with high-end luxury residential projects in one place, relaxed and ready to talk.

Custom home projects are a bit like movies. It all starts with the architect or designer’s vision. And in the world of high-end custom homes, this vision can push the boundaries of what’s possible and what may have been done before. And this is where the stellar cast of creative, knowledgeable, can-do solutions providers comes in. Solutions providers who share the custom home designer’s vision and passion and who relish the challenge of bringing it to life. If that sounds like you, read on:

BOND Custom brings America’s leading custom home architects and high-end residential architecture firms together with suitably qualified vendors for 3 days and 3 nights. That means America’s most difficult-to-meet luxury residential project leaders in one place, ready to talk.

To get a true measure of this, you need to see who comes. Scroll down a bit and you’ll get an idea. But if you want the full picture, get the full list of architects and designers confirmed so far for this year.

Now consider the time, effort and expense it would take to even try to get in front of this number and calibre of custom home project leaders and you’ll start to appreciate what’s on offer here…

These are the people who decide who gets specified for high-end luxury residential projects throughout North America and beyond and you won’t meet them anywhere else.

Who Attends

We pre-qualify designers to meet the following criteria:

1. Principal, Director, Vice President

2. Significant portfolio of luxury, custom home projects in North America

3. Top architecture/design firm

Typical attendees include:

Andre Kikoski


Andre Kikoski Architect

Elizabeth Starr

Managing Director & Partner


Eric Pettit

Co-Founder/Senior Associate

OpenSpace Architecture

David Pascu


Abramson Architects

Daryl Nourse


Reid Smith Architects

Rafael Amuchástegui


RAD Architecture

Victor Salas

Vice President

Richard Manion Architecture

Mike Wetzel



How it Works

Like all BOND events, this is about who comes and the quality of access you have to them.

It centres around a series of one-to-one meetings between custom home architects, designers and vendors that each have selected before the event. And that’s just the start:

You are all together for 3 days and 3 nights, away from the distractions of project and studio environments, in a uniquely relaxed set up where you can properly get to know each other. And one conversation here can see the custom home project trail light up in front of you. Because this goes beyond sales pitches – this is about relationships and connections and the collaborative possibilities that they bring.

America’s top custom home architects have pretty hectic schedules and they come to BOND Custom to get away from the pressures of high-end residential projects to find inspiration and to connect with solutions providers who can help them deliver something truly outstanding for their clients.

And if you want to get a true understanding of the needs and aspirations of America’s high-end luxury residential project leaders and have some interesting solutions to discuss, you will not find a better platform.

Still a bit cynical? Some testimonials might help. Or a video? Better still, have a conversation with us because it’s hard to make this real for you simply through words on our website. It’s a good idea to talk to some people who have already attended a BOND event to get things from their side and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.

For suppliers, BOND Custom is the best way, bar none, to win hearts and minds at the region’s leading Custom Home Architecture firms.

For Custom Home Architects and Designers, the value lies in re-connecting with peers and discovering the best solutions to your design challenges from the experts who will be your lifeline.


The best run architect-vendor event I’ve attended. Significantly more useful than conventional trade shows.

Brian J. Connolly


Zivkovic Connolly Architects


Seminar timings and/or content may be varied at our discretion.

Thursday, October 19

4:00 pm

Delegate Registration

6:30 pm

Seminar - BOOMERANG BRANDS Keep customers coming back—again and again.

Jennifer Holland | Certified Brand Strategist, Business Growth Consultant, Speaker, Holland People+Brands

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Boomerang Brands have earned that name because they have a remarkable reputation for not only taking care of their employees, but also for having exceptional employees who take care of their customers. This creates a loyal customer base that continues to give the business a greater share of wallet with ease.

The joy of throwing a boomerang is that it comes back to you with little effort. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if business were that easy? What if first-time customers consistently turned into lifetime customers?

Throwing a boomerang looks easy, but it is harder than it seems. Learning to throw it properly may take time, and it surely requires practice. Plus, only a few may admit to enjoying running after the boomerang that didn’t come back. So, the effort it takes to experience the real joy of throwing the boomerang takes time and dedication.

Similarly, to actively manage a successful, engaging customer experience requires a dedicated employee- driven initiative. Otherwise, it’s business as usual with a hit or miss return on loyal customers.

During this highly interactive and hands-on presentation, Brand Specialist Jennifer Holland takes participants through brand-building best practices that start with articulating a clear and compelling “why” of the business. This “why” statement becomes the vital emotional drawstring of a brand; this singular, purpose- driven statement is a key element for attracting top talent who will thrive and stay. Small group discussions include ways to build a high-performance culture while hardwiring brand promise delivery through employee-customer interactions—an integral step in creating a Boomerang Brand.

Participants will learn how to accelerate brand loyal customers through their most vital customer touchpoint—their employees. The benefits of not having to spend the extra time, effort and resources attracting new customers include:

• Lower cost of customer acquisition

• Advertising dollars decrease while word of mouth increases

• Profitability improves

The prerequisites for building a Boomerang Brand is an inside-out approach that begins with a clear and compelling “why” statement and employee engagement. The positive results of this approach include:

• The best employees want to work for you

• Employees are passionate about delivering on your brand promise

• Loyal customers believe in your purpose or “why”


Branding professional Jennifer Holland, founder of Holland People+Brands, has earned a reputation for brilliantly executed growth strategies. One of only a handful of Certified Brand Strategists in the United States, she is the only marketing executive in Northeast Florida to achieve this elite distinction. Her consultancy specializes in brand development and is the only agency combining brand, business and people strategies in a holistic process called the Holland HELIX®. This method ensures a company delivers one powerful brand message across every touchpoint of both customer and employee engagement. Jennifer’s work was featured in the international academic publication, Journal of Brand Strategy. With 25 years of esteemed design and communications expertise, Jennifer helps clients craft innovative, unique identities for their businesses, products and services and achieve double-digit growth.

7:30 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception

8:00 pm

Welcome Dinner

Friday, October 20

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 am

Elliot Eisenberg PhD | President & Chief Economist, GraphsandLaughs, LLC

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Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making economics fun, relevant and educational.  Dr. Eisenberg earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Master and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.  Eisenberg is the Chief Economist for GraphsandLaughs, LLC, a Miami-based economic consultancy that serves a variety of clients across the United States.  He writes a syndicated column and authors a daily 70-word commentary on the economy that is available at

Dr. Eisenberg has spoken to hundreds of business groups and associations, serving as keynote speaker on topics including economic forecasts, economic impact of industries such as homebuilding, consequences of government regulation, and other current economic issues.  Dr. Eisenberg has been invited to testify before lawmakers and is often asked to comment on proposed legislation.  His research and opinions have been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Bureau of National Affairs, Forbes, Fortune, and many other publications.  He is a regularly featured guest on talk, and public radio.

Dr. Eisenberg was formerly a Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.  He is the creator of the multifamily stock index (the first nationally recognized index to track the total return of public firms principally involved in the ownership and management of apartments), the author of more than 100 articles, serves on the Expert Advisory Board of Mortgage Market Guide and is a regular consultant to several large real estate professional associations, financial institutions and investment advisory groups.

Elliot’s interests include walking at least five miles a day and reading as many newspapers as he can get his hands on. He loves ice hockey and talking economics with crowds large and small!

9:40 am

Collect Final Meeting Schedule

9:55 am

One to One Meetings

12:45 pm

Group Photograph

12:55 pm


1:45 pm

One to One Meetings

5:00 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm

Drinks Reception

8:00 pm


Saturday, October 21

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:40 am

Speaker TBC

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More information will be announced soon.
9:45 am

One to One Meetings

12:35 pm



Speaker TBC

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More information will be announced soon.
2:35 pm

One to One Meetings

5:50 pm

Free Time

7:30 pm

Farewell Drinks Reception

8:00 pm

Farewell Dinner

Sunday, October 22

6:00 am

Breakfast at your leisure

8:00 am

Delegate departures

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34134, USA

+1 239 444 1234

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