Privage Appoints Maritza Meza of Coldwell Banker as Director of Sales.

Privage

Privage Condominium Estates is pleased to announce Maritza Meza of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s luxury platform Previews International as Director of Sales for the new ultra-luxury 22-unit waterfront condominium estates project. Considered to be one of the most respected authorities in the luxury real estate market, Meza and her team will act as the sales and marketing force behind Privage.

Maritza MezaWith more than 10 years of experience in the waterfront luxury real estate market, Meza’s successful real estate career is measured by results. Maritza started her real estate career in Lima, Peru and continued to sharpen her selling skills in the U.S. as a sales executive for the Related Group’s prestigious Las Olas Beach Club. Maritza quickly excelled to the top with more than $125 million in sales. This led Meza to be appointed Director of Sales for Strada in Fort Lauderdale, Trump International Hotel & Tower in Fort Lauderdale and Da Vinci on The Ocean in Sunny Isles Beach, where she collectively sold nearly $250 million in total real estate property. Collectively, Meza has sold $358 million in pre-construction sales.

The success of these developments and subsequent sales are a testament to Meza’s ability to train and motivate sales teams to achieve peak performance. “Privage is a destination estate in the sky for a privileged few that reflects the luxury lifestyle of the greater Fort Lauderdale area and will raise the bar of resort-style living,” says Meza.

“Working with a sales and marketing firm of this caliber speaks volumes of the quality and unprecedented vision of the Privage project, and we look forward to a successful relationship,” adds Jeremy Bedzow, Executive Vice President of Ceiba Groupe, developer of Privage Condomium Estates.

SLS Lux Hosted Master Brokers Forum Dinner.

Master Broker Forum

The Miami Master Brokers Forum (MBF), a home-grown network of South Florida’s top-producing real estate professionals, recently convened for a unique and informative panel discussion and dinner at the SLS LUX sales center.

Chaired by Donna Bloom and Ralph De Martino, this event received more than 100 Master Brokers, who renewed acquaintances and networked during a lavish welcome reception. Carlos Rosso, president of the Condominium Division for The Related Group (developer of the SLS LUX, along with The Allen Morris Company), greeted the guests and informed them about this spectacular hotel and condominium project, located on South Miami Avenue between Eighth and Ninth streets, scheduled to open in 2016.

This was followed by a special panel comprised of elite Master Brokers, discussing “Marketing Dollars: Where to Spend Them in 2014″. This is the first time in many years in which a MBF panel featured only active members. Moderated by MBF founder Helen Jeanne Nicastri, the panel included Oscar Arellano of Fortune International Realty; Jo-Ann Forster of ONE Sotheby’s, and Judy Zeder of EWM. The trio shared their most effective marketing strategies for real estate professionals in an extremely competitive, diverse, and evolving market, including various online tactics; the pros and cons of going “all in” with expensive, glossy inserts in daily newspapers; and the singular importance of the top decision-maker in such a hectic environment.

The panel discussion was followed by an elegant dinner in the sales center’s charming courtyard.

“We have been very fortunate to learn from a variety of acclaimed experts at these MBF events, and it is gratifying to remember that we have quite a few within our own ranks,” said Jeff Morr, chair of the Miami MBF. “The idea of sharing such profitable information with one’s competitors goes right to the heart of our organization, and we thank our friends at SLS LUX for making such a spectacular evening possible.”

Javier Cuadro, Jo-Ann Forster, David Staples, Helen Jeanne Nicastri, Judy Zeder, Oscar Arellano, Ralph De Martino

Javier Cuadro, Jo-Ann Forster, David Staples, Helen Jeanne Nicastri, Judy Zeder, Oscar Arellano, Ralph De Martino

Peggy Fucci, Casey Koloswski and Carmen Casadella

Peggy Fucci, Casey Koloswski and Carmen Casadella

Jena Congdon and Gary Schwartz

Jena Congdon and Gary Schwartz

Nancy Iliffe, Adam Levy and Claudia Lewis

Nancy Iliffe, Adam Levy and Claudia Lewis

Farid Moussallem, Jill Hertzberg and Danny Hertzberg

Farid Moussallem, Jill Hertzberg and Danny Hertzberg

Carlos Rosso, Oscar Arellano and Hector Pinto

Carlos Rosso, Oscar Arellano and Hector Pinto

Ralph De Martino, Emilio Palomo and James E. Russo

Ralph De Martino, Emilio Palomo and James E. Russo

Candace McDonald, Elaine Palastraut, Patricia Delinois and Judy Russell

Candace McDonald, Elaine Palastraut, Patricia Delinois and Judy Russell

Carlos Rosso

Carlos Rosso

Suzanne Ootdyk and Dora Puig

Suzanne Ootdyk and Dora Puig

Anthony Askowitz, Brenda Bly and Joel Freis

Anthony Askowitz, Brenda Bly and Joel Freis

Master Broker Forum

Master Broker Forum

Photos by Alberto Tamargo