55-years after fleeing Havana amidst turmoil in Cuba, Cervera Real Estate founder and chairman Alicia Cervera was honored by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, who proclaimed October 18th “Alicia Cervera Day” in the City of Miami. The milestone achievement caps an illustrious 47-year career for Cervera, who has been called the “Queen of Brickell,” and is credited for pioneering the modern-day, full-service real estate model for development sales.
“Since Alicia Cervera founded the firm in 1969, no other woman has had a larger influence on the development of Miami since Julia Tuttle founded the city in 1895,” said Mayor Regalado in the proclamation. “Her sales and marketing efforts on 110 of South Florida’s most prestigious condominium residences, combined with her success in brokering landmark deals to bring renowned culinary, retail and hospitality destinations to the city, have played a critical role in elevating Miami to its present-day status as a leading global city.”
Mayor Regalado led the proclamation ceremony, which took place during a private event to introduce a new coffee table book authored by Alicia Cervera, titled Visionary: Reflections on a Lifetime of Real Estate. Her daughters and business partners, Veronica Cervera Goeseke, CEO and Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Managing Partner as well as members of her family stood alongside her. Among the 200 guests in attendance for the ceremony were representatives from the City of Miami, Cervera associates, staff, extended family and some of Miami’s most prolific developers.