On the Scene: 2019 Cervera Summit

Last week, Cervera Real Estate’s partners, executives, and more than 150 associates met at East Hotel in Brickell City Center for the 2019 Cervera Summit. The event marked the official kick-off of the firm’s 50-Year Anniversary celebrations. To commemorate the milestone achievement, the company released a coffee table book authored by founder and chairman, Alicia Cervera Sr, who is credited by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado for having made “the largest impact on the development of Miami since Julia Tuttle founded the city in 1895.” Titled Visionary, the book pays homage to the pioneers that shaped Miami into a global city and chronicles the Cervera family’s journey – from escaping turmoil in Cuba to redefining neighborhoods across South Florida. Keynote: Entreprenuership in the Modern Marketplace The day-long program featured major corporate announcements, a diverse set of workshops, and presentations by real estate industry heavyweights, including a riveting keynote by Bernardo Fort-Brescia, founding principal of international renowned Arquitectonica. Major News & Announcements Highlights from the morning’s sessions included a Townhall Q&A with Cervera partners and executives. When asked about the future of the company in the current climate of real estate mergers and acquisitions, Veronica Cervera Goeseke, CEO and Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner reaffirmed their commitment to preserving the Cervera legacy and integrity for the future as an indepently owned and operated brokerage. Other exciting announcements included the introduction of the Cervera Marketing Center, a new online platform for agents featuring a variety of marketing tools, research, and digital marketing content – including a new cloud-based social media content calendar. Special Presentations by Real Estate A-Listers Following lunch, the conversation focused on Miami, South Florida and the future. Teresa Kinney, President of Miami Association of REALTORS, gave a special presentation on Miami’s latest rankings and research data. Teresa Kinney, President of Miami Association of REALTORS talks "Why Miami" Why Miami & South Florida of the Future Panel Afterwards, top executives from leading economic, transportation, and academic institutions across South Florida gathered for a panel addressing short-term and long-term issues and opportunities facing the region.  Moderated by Matt Haggman, Former Miami Director of Knight Foundation, the panel featured Jaap Donath, Vice President of Research & Strategic Planning at Miami Beacon Council; Christina Crespi, Deputy Director at Miami Downtown Development Authority; Jenni Morejon, President of Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority; Carlos Cruz-Casas, Assistant Director – Division of Transportation & Strategic Planning at Miami Department of Transportation; and Dr. William Hardin, Associate Dean for the Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University.  Other topics covered throughout the day ranged from wellness to understanding tax changes and financial planning, with presentations and workshops by guest speakers, including: yoga warrior, Peter Calin; marketing guru and business coach, Orlando Montiel; in addition to top executives from Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors & Accountants; and Merrill Lynch. 2018 Top Producer Circle Ceremony The Summit concluded with the 2018 Top Producer Circle awards ceremony recognizing the outstanding sales efforts of associates from the firm’s General Real Estate and Development Sales divisions. Here are the 2018 Top Producer circle recipients: General Real Estate Sales Elite Circle Sandra Masis Chairman's Circle Juliana Tobon (The Tobon Group) Carlo Dipasuale Ada Sasson Karen Elmir (The Elmir Group) Perla Machaen President's Circle Claudia Del Toro Gingi Beltran Sildy Cervera Debi Quade Marioly Saldana Circle of Excellence Jose Cipriani Patrick Orloff (Orloff International Group) Karine Carvalho Cristiana Machado Blanquita Rivero Roberto Malca Mitzi Mitchell Percy Buzaglo Enrique Ramentol Helena Fordin Luciana Barreto Jackeline Rivera Matos Nina Giambalvo Marie Bellito Glika Weinreb Nickel Goeseke Catalina Bustamante Goritza Draskovich Julieta Casanas Cristina Falla Angelica Fajardo Development Sales Platinum Circle The Juliao Group, Aston Martin Residences Miami   Danet De Leon, Aria on the Bay Jennifer Behar Cervera & Yanet De Castro, Elysee Miami Krista Richman, The Ocean Resort Residences Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach Gold Circle Anthony Flexas, Aston Martin Residences Miami Sandy Zarraga, Aria on the Bay Margot Hart, Smart Brickell Silver Circle Mauricio Perez, Aston Martin Residencies Miami Mariana Lima, Aston Martin Residences Miami Adriana Marrero, Smart Brickell Jessica Rivera, Smart Brickell --- The 2018 Top Producer Circle recipients represent the best-of-the-best from one of the most competitive markets of one of the most desired destinations in the world. Congratulations to you all! To see more photos from the event, see the gallery below.

On the Scene: Barnes Yachts reveal at Aston Martin Residences Miami

BARNES International a group that is present in 72 cities in all continents originally known for its Luxury Real Estate and Art presented the launch of its new expertise Barnes Yachts, with several yachts brought all the way from Monaco for the 2019 Miami Yacht Show. At the event, Barnes’s released their very new Catamaran collection from SUNREEF, docked in front of the sales center of Aston Martin Residences. Cervera and team were on-hand to co-host a kick-off event last Friday, February 15th. To view all photos from the event. Check out our gallery below. 

On the Scene: 2018 Cervera Christmas Party & Annual Awards Ceremony

Cervera agents, executives, and staff came together last month at the home of CEO, Veronica Cervera Goeseke, to celebrate the company's annual Christmas Party, which featured a night of dinner, drinks, and dancing at the beautiful estate in Coral Gables. Among the highlights of the evening, the Cervera Partners and executive team hosted the 2018 Awards Ceremony to honor those whose individual and team efforts continue to make Cervera a leader in the industry year-after-year. To see the award winners and other photos from the evening, check out the gallery below. 

On the Scene: Cervera hosts Red Dot Miami Opening Preview Party ft. live performance by Steve Memmolo

To mark commencement of the five-day global panorama in contemporary art, culture and entertainment, the annual Opening Night Preview Party for Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami, sponsored in association with Cervera Real Estate and Artblend, attracted more than 7,000 art enthusiasts on Wednesday, December 5th.  Eric Smith, CEO of Redwood Media Group, was joined by Cervera Real Estate Founder & Chairman, Alicia Cervera, Cervera’s Managing Partner, Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, and Cervera’s President of Development Division, Jesse Ottley, together with Michael Joseph, co-owner of Artblend, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening and new home of two of the longest running art shows during Miami Art Week, at Mana Wynwood. Thousands of social movers – including Miami real estate industry heavyweights – and the world’s most affluent art dealers, collectors, artists, gallery owners, curators and art enthusiasts attended the opening night soiree, which featured the debut of “The Art of Living” lounge presented by Cervera, including: Aston Martin Residences Miami, Aria on the Bay, The Markers Grove Isle, Elysee Miami, Smart Brickell, and The Ocean Resort Residences Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach. VIP guests in attendance at the lounge, which was furnished by CORT, enjoyed wines from King Estate Winery and cocktails by Teeling Whiskey.  The evening was highlighted by special live jazz and hip hop-inspired musical sets from Steve Memmolo, a finalist on NBC’s The Voice, who performed a mix of original songs and equally original versions of his favorite tunes alongside Evan LaFlamme and Andy Wesby. To view photos from the evening, see the gallery below. Photos courtesy of Redwood Media Group.  

On the Scene: Cervera Q3 2018 Top Producer Dinner at Le Chick

Earlier this week, Cervera partners and executives hosted an intimate dinner at the new Wynwood hotspot, Le Chick, to celebrate the success of the firm's Q3 2018 Top Producers.   Inspired by the Dutch hotspot Rotisserie Amsterdam, Le Chick Rotisserie  opened in Miami’s Wynwood Art District earlier this year and has since become the go-to destination for cocktails, comfort food, and of course rotisserie chicken. The relaxed foodie haven provided the perfect backdrop for the celebratory fete. As the evening progressed, Cervera CEO, Veronica Cervera Goeseke led the awards ceremony, joined by Founder & Chairman, Alicia Cervera Sr., and Managing Partner, Alicia Cervera Lamadrid.   Q3 2018 Top Producers: Juliana Tobon  Claudia Del Toro Lucas Boccheciampe Karen Elmir Sildy Cervera Marioly Saldana Angelica Fajardo Glika Weinreb Irene Rojas Alexia Powers (right) Q3 2018 Top Producers not in attendence, included: Sandra Masis Carlo Dipasquale Patrick Orloff Perla Machaen Jose Cipriani On behalf of the Cervera partners and extended Cervera family of executives and staff, congratulations to all of the Q3 2018 Top Producers! Brought to you by

On the Scene: Cervera Q1 2018 Top Producer Dinner

Last week, Cervera's partners and management team gathered at Fleming's Prime Stakehouse in Brickell to celebrate the successful efforts of the firm's Top Producers for the first quarter of 2018. The evening began with a cocktail reception and was followed by an intimate dinner at the newest steak house on Brickell Avenue. To view images of the eveving and our Q1 2018 Top Producers, check out the image gallery below: Carlo Dipasquale Sandra Masis Kinga Konsorka Ada Sasson Nina Giambalvo Seikiti Shinmon Luciana Barreto Debi Quade Karen Elmir Other members of the Q1 Top Producers who were not present: Gingi Beltran  Cristiana Machado Perla Machaen Juliana Tobon Marioly Saldana Roberto Malca Claudia Del Toro On behalf of the partners, executive team and staff, we wish all of our Q4 2018 Producers continued success.

On the Scene: Corcoran Group Dinner at the Biscayne Beach Penthouse

Miami continues to attract the best talent globally as highlighted last Thursday when GTIS, Two Roads, and Cervera Real Estate hosted Pamela Lieberman’s top producers at the Biscayne Beach Penthouse in East Edgewater. The energy and professionalism of those gathered sparked interesting conversations and left all in attendance enriched by the stories shared. Meanwhile, the panoramic views of the city and the bay provided an enchanting backdrop. To view photos from the evening, see the gallery below. 

On the Scene: Cervera 2017 Top Producer Circle Induction

Cervera’s best-of-the-best gathered in Miami’s majestic Coconut Grove last night to celebrate the firm’s 2017 Top Producer Circle Induction Ceremony, honoring the efforts of the firm’s highest producing sales associates.  Overlooking the waters of Biscayne Bay, the event took place at The Markers Grove Isle, which launched sales January 2018 and is the latest pre-construction luxury condominium to be exclusively represented and sold by Cervera Real Estate. Alicia Cervera, Founder and Chairman, joined by Veronica Cervera Goeseke, CEO, and Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner, led the ceremonies alongside members of Cervera’s executive team, including: Javier Cervera, Principal; Jesse Ottley, President of Development Sales; Alicia Lamadrid, Director of Development Sales; and Alexandra Goeseke, Director of General Real Estate Sales. For the sixth year in a row, Perla Machaen took home the top honors as the number one producer in general real estate sales. Machaen, a specialist in the Mexican market, closed more than $28.5 million in sales in 2017. In total, only 53 individuals met the strict criteria to qualify for admission into the elite group, which is comprised of the top of the top from the firm’s General Real Estate and Development Sales Divisions. They represent the most talented professionals within the most competitive market of one of the most sought after destinations in the world: Miami. Cervera Real Estate 2017 Top Producer Circle General Real Estate Elite Circle 2017: Perla Machaen Chairman’s Circle 2017: Karen Elmir Patricio Orloff (The Orloff International Group) Luciana Barreto Carlo Dipasquale Juliana Tobon President’s Circle 2017: Debi Quade Mitzi Mitchell Sandra Masis Tina Falla Trelles Ada Sasson Roberto Malca Rafael Puga Marioly Saldana Carmen More Circle of Excellence 2017: Angelica Fajardo Gingi Beltran Nicolas Escallon Irene Rojas Daniel Antoine Raul Rivero Kinga Konsorska Claudia Del Toro Penni Chasens Glika Weinreb Jessica Seggato Marie Bellitto Jose Cipriani Yovani Garcia Despina Ikonomidou Sildy Cervera Julieta Casanas Anthony Flexas Development Sales & Marketing Platinum Circle 2017: Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (University Bridge) Krista Richman (Ocean Resort Residences) John Parsiani (Aria on the Bay) Katia Fernandez (Elysee Miami) Jessica Juliao (Brickell Flatiron) Lyda Juliao (Brickell Flatiron) Daniela Riveros (Aston Martin Residences) Gold Circle 2017: Jeannette Facio Lince (Ocean Resort Residences) Ruben Alvarez (University Bridge) Emily Gimblett (Elysee Miami) Miguelina Ramirez (Brickell Flatiron) Luis Alvarez (Aria on the Bay) Paulie Hankin (Aston Martin Residences) Silver Circle 2017: Jennifer Behar Cervera & Yanet De Castro (Elysee Miami) Kinga Konsorka (Elysee Miami) Bowie Stephens (University Bridge) Nelson Rios (Brickell Flatiron) Juan Carlos Tobon (Aria on the Bay) Alvaro Mora (Aria on the Bay) Anthony Flexas (Aston Martin Residences) Congratulations to all of our 2017 Top Producers. If you are interested in joining this amazing effort, click here to explore a career with Cervera Real Estate.  To see other images from the evening, see our gallery below. 

On the Scene: Meet and Greet with Jean-Louis Deniot, Interior Designer

Earlier this month, acclaimed Parisian designer Jean-Louis Deniot hosted an exclusive Meet-and-Greet at the sales gallery for the ultra-luxury Elysee Miami residences in Miami’s burgeoning East Edgewater neighborhood.   Deniot is one of the world’s preeminent talents in interior design and the creative genius behind the tower’s elegant design concepts. He sat down with Cervera Real Estate CEO, Veronica Cervera Goeseke, and President of Development Sales, Jesse Ottley, to discuss everything from his current international projects to the inspiration for his design of the building’s common area amenity spaces.  In attendance for the conversation were existing buyers for the condominium project and several top South Florida brokers. Elysee Miami, which is developed by South Florida-based Two Roads Development and broke ground last December, marks Deniot’s first high-rise condominium design project in the U.S. Click here for more information on Elysee Miami; to view images from the event, check out the image gallery below.

On the Scene: Cervera Q4 2017 Top Producer Dinner

Last week, Cervera's partners and management team celebrated the outstanding achievements of the firm's best of the best during a dinner for the Top Producers of the fourth quarter of 2017 at the newly opened Casa Tua Cucina inside Brickell City Centre. Here is a look at our Q4 2017 Top Producers: Karen Elmir Marioly Saldana Sandra Masis Raul Rivero Carmen More Aldo Briolo Juliana Tobon The Orloff International Group Tina Falla Trelles Carlo Dipasquale Mitzi Mitchell Burns Kinga Konsorska Also other members of the Q4 Top Producers who were not present: Peral Machaen Roberto Malca Claudia Del Toro On behalf of the Cervera partners, executive team and staff, we wish all of our Q4 2017 Top Producers continued success!  View other photos from the event below. A special thank you to Caroline H. Göseke for organizing a fantastic event.