Making Moves: Formula One and Indy racecar driver joins Coldwell Banker office and more

by Kerrie Kennedy

Bruno Junqueira Affiliates with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Brickell-Key Biscayne Office

Formula One and Indy racecar driver Bruno Junqueira has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate as an affiliated broker associate at the brokerage’s Brickell-Key Biscayne office.

Junqueira, formerly with Piquet Realty, has been a broker since 2014 with nearly $45 million in sales volume.

“Precision and dedication [are] crucial in racecar driving and in real estate. I look forward to providing excellent customer service and assisting buyers and sellers achieve their needs with my knowledge of the area,” said Junqueira.

The Brazilian-born multilingual broker won Formula One’s Formula 3000 International Championship in 2000 and was three-time runner-up in the Champ Car World Series.

Zillow bigwig moving on

Zillow’s president of media and marketplaces is parting ways with the listings giant. In a recent LinkedIn post, Greg Schwartz characterized his departure as amicable and praised Zillow’s leadership throughout their continued “reinvention.”

As for his next steps, Schwartz hinted that he may be getting into local politics in his home city of Seattle. “Our city is soaring with the greatest financial, intellectual and innovation boom in history, yet in many areas we have fallen flat. We can do better,” he wrote. “Soon, you will start to hear about a new civic organization with heavyweights from Washington State politics, community advocacy groups and business.”

Douglas Elliman to oversee sales for Arte

Israel- and New York-based real estate development firm SC 8955 LLC, a subsidiary of Sapir Corp Ltd., led by Alex Sapi, announced today that Douglas Elliman Development Marketing will assume the role of the exclusive sales and marketing team for the oceanfront boutique condominium, Arte, which is nearing completion.

“We are excited to bring the Douglas Elliman Development Marketing team on board during this next phase of the project as we enter active sales,” said Alex Sapir, chairman of Sapir Corp. LTD. “We look forward to revealing the culmination of insightful and curated design and thoughtful construction that is the Arte project to potential buyers.”

Located on more than an acre in Miami Beach’s Surfside neighborhood, Arte, designed by Italian architect Antonio Citterio, features 16 residences and amenities such as a beachfront meditation pond, rooftop tennis court, yoga studio and catering kitchen.

Bonnie Metviner named president-elect of the Residential Real Estate Council’s Florida Chapter

 Bonnie Metviner, affiliated sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Coral Springs office, was recently elected president-elect of the Florida Residential Real Estate Council.

Metviner, who has been part of the RRC since 2008, will be sworn in on January 23, 2020 at The Renaissance Orlando at Sea World.

“I look forward to leading the council and increasing brand awareness and recognition of the Certified Residential Specialist designation,” said Metviner.

The Elmir Group launches commercial real estate division

 Cervera Real Estate’s The Elmir Group, led by Karen Elmir, recently announced the launch of its commercial real estate division.

The group’s commercial division, which will be headed up by director Martin Elortegui and manager Juan Parlade, will offer buyer and seller representation, acquisition services, and tenant and landlord services in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

 “We are extremely excited about entering South Florida’s booming commercial real estate market,” said Elmir. “Our team takes pride in our creativity, knowledge of the market, passion for what we do and our work ethic. We are ready and eager to provide these services to our commercial clientele.”

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