ONE Sotheby’s International Realty Celebrates $3 Billion In Total Sales Volume And Its 10-Year Anniversary At The Company’s Annual Meeting, One Summit
Closing on a milestone year of growth and expansion, top producers were awarded, and innovative marketing and tech tools were introduced
MIAMI, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (ONE SIR), South Florida’s leading real estate brokerage firm and voice of luxury, celebrated its 10th year in business, taking the number one spot in South Floridafor average sales volume, at their annual summit. The majority of ONE SIR’s 800 agents as well as 87 visiting members of the Sotheby’s global affiliate network joined founder and CEO Mayi de la Vega and President Daniel de la Vega at the summit.
Held in Miami’s glitzy JW Marriot Marquis, the memorable event celebrated the firm’s unrivaled sales agents and its most recent growth and expansions, including the firm’s new 4,000 square-foot headquarters in Miami’s tony Design District. The elite neighborhood and shopping district is famed for its innovative fashion, design, art and architecture.
Responsible for some of South Florida’s priciest sales and representing 40 percent of the region’s most expensive homes on the market, Daniel de la Vega touted ONE SIR’s impressive growth over the 10 years. Since its inception, the company grew from 40 agents to more than 800 agents, the average sales volume grew from $300 million to $3 billion in 2017, inventory increased from $300 million to more than $3.5 billion and gross commission income peaked from $7 million to almost $70 million.
Making tremendous strides in expansion in 2017, ONE SIR acquired brokerage firms Turnberry Realty, Crescendo, OMG Realty and Coastal Sotheby’s in key markets, including Aventura, Jupiter, Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens, totaling 14 offices in four counties and growing, and is now focused on digital and tech innovation to streamline business for its growing sales agents.
“While Zillow, Purple Bricks and others look to replace the agent, we’re looking to arm our agents with the best tools, because nothing can replace or rival our sales army,” said Daniel de la Vega.
The de la Vegas are bullish on staying at the forefront of the luxury real estate market, catering to the next generation of luxury agents and consumers, who are experiencing a transfer of wealth of more than 24 trillion dollars.
The company also announced a partnership with New Wave Loans, one of the largest mortgage services to date, as well as health benefits for all its agents, among other new agent-centered initiatives, partnerships and marketing strategies.
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty also leads the pre-construction market in South Florida with more than 19 developments under its belt, nine of which are expected to complete by this year.
Innovative leaders in the luxury industry joined the de la Vega’s on stage, including Kevin Thompson, CMO of Sotheby’s International Realty, Julie L. LaTorre COO of Sotheby’s International Realty, Alexandra Valentin Certified, Hospitality Trainer of The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center , Brett Hagler, CEO and co-founder of New Story, Zvi Band, Founder and CEO of Contactually, Chris Stutzman, partner of BCG Digital Ventures, Sean Tyson, Chief Strategy Officer of Quietly and Charles Williams, founder and CEO of BuySide.
During the summit, top individual producers and sales teams were recognized for their sales accolades.
Making the rankings for top five individual producers were Jo-Ann Forster (#1), Susan Rindley (#2), Saddy Delgado(#3), Rafael Arias (#4) and Jill Penman (#5).
The top sales teams were also awarded, including the Alex Miranda and Joseph Padula team (#1) and The Waterfront team (#2), which includes Mirce Curkoski, Albert Justo, Alexa Iacovelli, Mikhael Porter and George Burns, among many other leading teams.