Portion of South Miami Avenue renamed in honor of Miami real estate legend Alicia Cervera Sr.

by Patrick Regan

The Miami-Dade Board of County commissioners designated a portion of South Miami Avenue “Alicia Cervera Way” in honor of the local real estate pioneer and her contributions to the community. 

Alica Cervera Sr., 92, launched Cervera Real Estate in 1969 and through her brokerage is credited with helping revitalize the Brickell financial district, Bal Harbour, Coconut Grove, downtown Miami, Edgewater and South of Fifth in South Beach. Known as the Queen of Brickell, Cervera Sr. has worked with 85 developers, sold more than 115 luxury high-rise condominium towers, representing $21 billion in sales and more than 70,000 units.

Today, Cervera Real Estate has eight South Florida offices and more than 300 agents. Cervera Sr. continues to operate the firm with her daughters.

“Cervera Real Estate was born with the purpose to serve developers and out of a vision that Miami could one day become a world capital,” Cervera Sr. said in a news release. “Now, looking at the Miami skyline of this Magic City we call home, I see my dreams become reality. To my esteemed colleagues, to my friends, to the entire Cervera Real Estate family and to my beloved family, I extend my deep appreciation for your support along this journey.”

The new street name, from SE 15th Road to SE 13th Street, was dedicated Wednesday. Commissioner Eileen Higgins presented Cervera Sr. with a proclamation declaring April 13 Alicia Cervera Day in Miami-Dade County.

Outside her work in real estate, Cervera Sr. supports the American Red Cross and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. For the last 40 years, she has served as president of Clinica San Juan de Dios Miami Foundation, a hospital for disabled children in her native Peru. 

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