Briana Bournique

Bedrock Properties, South Beach

What was your first job in the realty industry?
Affordable Condos, South Beach

Who inspires you and why?
Everyone. A single parent buying his or her first home, other professionals in the area who deliver great service, people who are innovative, people who fight for what they believe in. I am inspired every day.

What is your favorite free-time activity?
Traveling, time with friends, the gym and watching sports. I like watching football, ultimate fighter, and Heat basketball. Go Heat!

How did you learn the business?
As an assistant to a top producer. He really went out of his way to teach me everything, and it was an amazing, invaluable experience. I am forever grateful.

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
“Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Freakonomics”

What is your favorite restaurant?
Smith and Wollenski. Give me a table outside when Roy is working, and it’s paradise.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami?
My mother is an architect, so I was raised to love them all, but if I had to pick one, it would be The Helen Mar. It is an Art Deco high-rise at 24th and Collins, on the little waterway. It’s enchanting.

What kind of car do you drive?
A silver BMW 325. It’s my little German tank.

BlackBerry, Palm or paper, and why?
Treo and paper. Treo syncs with my database, but hand notes are faster!

What is your favorite city after Miami?
New York, Boston and Palm Beach

What is your personal motto?
Have an attitude of gratitude.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Look out for your customers’ best interests, and they will believe in you. Your reputation, referrals and hard work are your business. And enjoy your job; you are a matchmaker!

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