With the sandy beaches of South Florida as the background, the Miami Power Brokers panel at the Haute Residence 2020 Luxury Miami Real Estate Summit, taking place this Wednesday, February 12th at Residences by Armani/Casa (18975 Collins Ave.) in Sunny Isles Beach, brings together top broker/agents from Miami and the South Florida area.
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The event will be covered extensively by Fox Business Network and Anchor of FBN:AM, Cheryl Casone, who is taking her New York film crew to Miami's sandy beaches to interview some of the real estate industry's biggest names at the Summit.
The panelists will be part of this year's Summit at one of the grandest residential locations in all of South Florida, where they will dialogue, among other topics, about where their clients are moving from to Miami. Listen and learn from them by purchasing your ticket to the Summit HERE.
Maria Eugenia Alvarez Vitale, Head of Sales, G&G Business Developments
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Maria Eugenia Alvarez Vitale is originally from Argentina, having spent half of her life in the United States, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. She moved to Miami and immediately started working in real estate, one of her passions. In her role as a co-partner of a Miami real estate firm, Maria works on helping individual clients as well as institutional investors to acquire, sell, and lease properties in commercial and residential spaces. Throughout the years, she has developed a strong relationship with the top commercial, multifamily, and residential brokers, as well as a deep network of South Florida top real estate attorneys. Maria is passionate about keeping her clients' best interests at heart, focusing more on achieving long-term goals than on closing a specific transaction.
In her current role at G&G Business Developments, Maria is responsible for overseeing the sales operation of new real estate developments, with a specific focus on the Aston Martin Residences in Miami.
Jeff Miller, Director of Sales, Brown Harris Stevens
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Jeff Miller, Director of Luxury Sales for Brown Harris Stevens, is an expert in high-end collectible properties located in Miami Beach and the surrounding areas.
Ranked consecutively by The Wall Street Journal as a leading agent nationwide, Jeff utilizes his 15 years of expertise to guide his clients through all aspects of luxury real estate acquisitions. With over $1 billion dollars in sales, industry know-how, and an extensive list of high-profile clientele, Jeff continues to deliver a tailored experience exceeding his client’s expectations.
When working with Jeff, clients feel confident navigating today’s market, and he has the numbers to prove it. Along with his national accolades, Jeff has also been ranked as the #1 Agent at Brown Harris Stevens | Miami continually since 2010. Leading the industry in multi-million-dollar real estate acquisitions, Jeff consistently leads his clients every step of the way.
Integrity, experience, professionalism, and evidence-backed results; Jeff Miller can help you accomplish your real estate goals today.
Lourdes Alatriste, Partner and Private Office Advisor, Engel & Völkers Miami
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Recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 250 Sales Agents in the USA, Lourdes Alatriste has over 25 years of experience in the Miami Premium Residential Market. In 2010 and 2011, Alatriste was the Top Producer agent in Engel & Völkers Miami; in 2012, she was Top Producer nationwide; and in 2014, she won a President’s Circle status in the Elite Awards at Engel & Völkers, one of the most prestigious real estate firms worldwide, established in 1977. Throughout her career, Alatriste has cemented her success as a high-end luxury property specialist with unparalleled knowledge of the market. From 2009 to 2015, she was also the firm’s #1 Listing Broker. In each calendar year, she has surpassed her own sales records. Her relationships from Europe to the Hamptons and beyond are a product of her excellent reputation. She entered the Real Estate Title business in her early 20’s and had her own title company soon after for over 20 years.
On October 2nd, 2015, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty announced the appointment of Lourdes Alatriste as the new Executive Director of International Real Estate. Prior to her appointed title, Alatriste served as a Private Office advisor at Engel & Völkers’ in Coral Gables, Miami, where she sold an estimated $176 million in sales volume since 2009. In June 12, 2017, Alatriste returned to Engel & Völkers Miami as Partner and Private Office Advisor, bringing with her more than $76,000,000 million in listings.
Her outstanding professionalism and encyclopedic knowledge of Miami’s finest and exclusives neighborhoods like Miami Beach, Gables Estates, Coral Gables, Bal Harbour, Star Island and others, have proven to be tremendous assets in brokering in Miami. Alatriste has represented both sellers and buyers. Her clients have come to depend on her considerable expertise and market knowledge. They receive the highest level of personalized attention.
As Partner and Private Office Advisor at Engel & Völkers, Alatriste focuses on fostering and continually nurturing relationships with international clientele to expand the international reach and communications strategy while leveraging the strength of Engel & Völkers network, which spans more than 35 countries and territories worldwide with more than 16,500 associates.
Steve Solomon, Senior Director of Luxury Sales, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
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Since becoming licensed in 1999, Steve Solomon has had many years of building successful client relationships. As a Broker Associate and Senior Director of Luxury Sales, he is an important member of the team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Steve’s impressive portfolio of completed transactions demonstrates that he is well-versed and experienced in all luxury offerings across South Florida.
In 2017, Steve was recognized as the #1 Douglas Elliman Agent in both Boca Raton and Delray Beach and is ranked #2 in the entire State of Florida.
A resident of the Boca Raton area since 1992, and an active member of the community that he calls home, Steve’s knowledge and access to the high-end Boca Real Estate market are unparalleled. A consistent top producer in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach markets, Steve lists and sells oceanfront estates and condos, waterfront luxury properties, single-family residences located in private country clubs and other gated enclaves. No doubt that he has the expertise and experience to help you in the purchase or sale of any luxury real estate.
Crista Ryan, President, Tina Fanjul Associates
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Crista Ryan is President of Tina Fanjul Associates. Tina Fanjul Associates is fortunate to be situated among the breathtaking beaches, golf, tennis, boating, fishing, polo, equestrian and endless opportunities for dining, shopping, culture, leisure and adventure that South Florida has to offer.
Tina Fanjul Associates has been providing exceptional real estate brokerage services for buyers and sellers in the Palm Beach area and surrounding communities from Miami to Hobe Sound since 1977 when first started by Tina Fanjul. Now led by Ryan, the firm includes 17 handpicked associates and provides comprehensive marketing, sales, and leasing services to its repeating clientele. Associates have expanded to Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Hobe Sound, Manalapan, Gulfstream, Delray, Boca Raton, Miami and internationally to the Dominican Republic.
Sebastian Tettamanti, Senior Vice President, Dezer Development
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Sebastian Tettamanti brings over 18 years of expertise to the real estate industry, having established an impressive resume selling South Florida’s most luxurious residential properties. Tettamanti’s success selling some of Miami’s finest addresses can be attributed to his industry niche focus on high-end residential real estate, combined with his insight into the culture of multi-faceted, global South Florida buyers.
Before joining Dezer Development, Tettamanti owned and operated his own real estate brokerage firm for 10 years where he personally sold over $350 million. In Trump Towers alone he sold over $62 million, which got him honored as the “Top-Producer” for the Dezer Development and Related Group project in collaboration with Donald Trump located in Sunny Isles Beach. On the heels of his tremendous sales success, Dezer Development hired Tettamanti full-time in January 2010 as Director of Sales and Project Manager for Trump Towers.
Having played an integral role in the sellout of Trump Towers, in 2013 Dezer Development named Tettamanti Senior Vice President of Development and Sales for the company. As Senior Vice President, he currently oversees a sales portfolio totaling over $2 billion and manages the in-house sales team. Tettamanti handles the sales and marketing for the recently completed Porsche Design Tower Miami, the luxury brand’s first venture into residential real estate.
Along with the extraordinary sales success of Porsche Design Tower Miami, Tettamanti is engaged with the sales and marketing of Residences by Armani/Casa, global fashion icon Giorgio Armani’s first residential real estate project in the U.S. The 56-story, oceanfront condominium project in Sunny Isles Beach is a partnership between Dezer Development and The Related Group.
Tettamanti additionally serves as the broker for Dezer Platinum Realty, a boutique real estate brokerage firm in Sunny Isles Beach with over 100 agents specializing in exclusive luxury condominium and single-family home sales throughout South Florida. With an impressive track record, Dezer Platinum Realty has closed $56 million in general real estate division sales for the first quarter of 2018 and has been responsible for the two most expensive penthouse sales to-date in Sunny Isles Beach.
He studied at the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in marketing and economics and met his wife Maria Tettamanti, also known as The Wordy Girl--arguably one of Miami’s most renowned bloggers. Originally from Argentina, Tettamanti now resides in Miami, Florida with his wife and two children.
Christian Martinez, Regional President of Florida, Compass
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An experienced leader in digital/social strategy, monetization and media integration across both the US Multicultural and Latam markets, Christian Martinez is currently the Regional President of Florida for Compass, where he is tasked with overseeing all of the brokerage’s operations for the state.
Prior to Compass, Martinez spent six years at Facebook as the Country Director of Mexico, and prior to that as Head of US Multicultural; an effort which brought to market digital and social marketing scale to the US multicultural marketer. Prior to Facebook, Christian spent 13 years at Univision Communications where he was VP of Network TV and Interactive Sales for the Southeast and Southwest regions. In that role, he was responsible for leading the only integrated sales office in the country, in which he oversaw a team of network TV and digital sellers focused on providing clients a fully integrated, cross-platform approach. Martinez has led traditional, digital, programmatic, mobile and eCommerce efforts in the tech and media spaces. He is a graduate of the University of Florida where he received a BS in Business Administration. He resides with his wife and two children in Miami, FL
Full Schedule of Events at Haute Residence 2020 Luxury Miami Real Estate Summit:
11:00am – 11:30am: Welcome and Registration
11:45am – 1:15pm: Titans of Miami – “East Coast Kings”
Masters of the Miami skyline sound off on where they see the luxury market heading and its evolution.
Developer Panelists: Gil Dezer, Louis Birdman, Dan Kodsi, Shahab Karmely, Marcelo Kingston, Edgardo Defortuna, Ricardo Tabet, Eric Fordin
1:15pm – 1:30pm: Jumbo Loan King
Eric Fessler, expert entrepreneur, has over 30 years of mortgage banking experience closing over $10 billion. Fessler discusses the procurement of jumbo loans in single-family homes along with warranty and non-warranty new condominium developments on a nationwide scale.
1:30pm – 2:30pm: Lunch – Residences by Armani/Casa
Network with the greatest minds of development and brokerage in the luxury real estate market.
2:45pm – 3:45pm: International Power Brokers Panel
Top broker/agents from key international real estate meccas such as Miami Beach, Los Angeles, New York City and Cayman Islands sound off on the latest in market conditions and development.
Panelists: Dolly Lenz and Jenny Lenz (NYC), Mary Ann Osborn (LA), Richard Steinberg (NYC), Cody Vichinsky (NYC) Olivia Hsu Decker (San Francisco) Jay Parker (Miami), Ben Bacal (Hollywood Hills), Michael Goldstein (Miami), Sue Nickason (Cayman Islands)
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Miami Power Brokers
Top South Florida brokers share their knowledge on the evolution and direction of the luxury market today.
Panelists: Jill Eber, Maria Eugenia Alvarez Vitale, Jeff Miller, Lourdes Alatriste, Steve Solomon, Crista Ryan, Sebastian Tettamanti, Christian Martinez
5:00pm: Summit Closing Remarks
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