What was your first job in the realty industry?
Gray & Associates in Miami Beach.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Exercise, mountain biking on the beach and around South Pointe Park, cooking and exploring new cities.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up on and around the Great Lakes of Eastern Michigan, primarily waterfront in a boating family where we also enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter and “dirt-bike” motorcycling in the summer.
Growing up, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a psychologist, primarily focused on helping kids deal with the stresses of childhood and broken or imperfect families.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?
Russel Brand, I enjoy his unique and intelligent insight into metaphysical and zen philosophy.
Where is your favorite place to hang out?
The Continuum South Beach oceanfront café.
What do you love most about the industry?
The opportunity to enjoy the beautiful, blissful surroundings of natural scenic environments that our city offers, as well as the opportunity to meet and help many different people, cultures and professional levels with mutually fulfilling service.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
My consistently professional appearance, intelligent communication skills and genuine, innate desire to deliver the best and most honest help is unparalleled.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Local community events, yoga classes, grocery stores, restaurants and cafés.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Brokering a $15M hotel sale.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
What is your favorite restaurant?
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami?
What kind of car do you drive?
Smartphone or paper?
What is your favorite city after Miami?
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Become an assistant to a successful top-producer.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app?
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
Umber Bandi-Ville, Michael Capponi