Harvey Daniels Director of Sales

Fortune Development Sales, Fort Lauderdale

What was your most interesting job before going into real estate?

I’ve always been in real estate. It was my first position.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and came to Florida to attend the University of Miami.

Growing up, what did you want to be?

I knew it would have something to do with architecture or design because I was always obsessed with residential skyscrapers and building architecture. That passion definitely led me to selling developments.

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?

I relax with my three beautiful dogs at my home – Lana, Lucky and Logan.

If you could meet any well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why?

Elon Musk because I think he is brilliant, and I would love to learn more about his work on real estate developments that are powered by Tesla technology.

Where is South Florida’s best-kept secret?

Pompano Beach is South Florida’s best-kept secret. The area is on the forefront of massive development and offers some of the premier beachfront real estate in South Florida.

What do you love most about the industry?

The real estate industry is always changing, evolving and getting more exciting with new brands, architects and designs coming into play.

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

I usually sell out buildings very quickly so I’m in a constant space of moving from project to project. Having to learn the many aspects of the new development all over again is a lot of information to take in.

What’s your best advice for generating new leads?

Be extremely active and creative on social media, particularly Instagram.

What are you binge-watching/reading/listening to lately?

I’m binge-watching The Dropout and reading a lot of Yung Pueblo books in the evening which I’ve found to be very beneficial for my well-being.

What’s your favorite meal in South Florida?

Sushi at Takato.

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in South Florida?

One Thousand Museum.

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you on the job?

I sold a $20 million penthouse over the phone in 10 minutes with the buyer purchasing sight unseen.

What’s one thing people might be surprised to learn about you?

I am very much a homebody, and I treasure my downtime as much as possible.

What’s your favorite vacation spot and why?

Barcelona because I love Spanish culture.

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?

Just stay focused no matter how tough it gets.

Who are your favorite people to follow on social media?

A lot of my real estate colleagues but my all-time favorite is Vanity Fair.

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