R.E.A.L. Awards

The R.E.A.L. Awards spotlight Miami’s Real Estate Achievers and Leaders -- entrepreneurs, professionals, and visionaries in the industry who have achieved success in their respective fields over the previous year while also being leaders in the community.

Candidates may include any professional in the Miami real estate industry including real estate agents, brokers, developers, architects, attorneys, consultants or anyone involved in real estate that meets the criteria for one or more of the award categories -- projects or transactions must be based in South Florida.

All candidates will be judged based on achievements in their individual category as well as leadership, contributions and/or service to the community.

Award Categories

Architect (Firm)

Developer

Real Estate Attorney

Municipality/Community

Real Estate Broker - Commercial (Individual/Team)

Real Estate Broker - Residential (Individual/Team)

Recipients

2016

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: The Soffer Family - Donald, Jackie and Jeffrey Soffer
  • Architect: Callison and RTKL
  • Developer: Florida East Coast Industries
  • Land Use Attorney: T. Spencer Crowley III, Akerman
  • Municipality/Community: Coral Gables
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker: Christian R. Lee, CBRE
  • Residential Real Estate Broker: Enrique Teran and Andres Korda, Avanti Way
  • Real Estate Finance: CBRE Vice Chairman Charles Foschini.

2015

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Stephen Owens, Swire Properties, Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker - Individual: Tere Blanca, Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker - Team: Robert Given, CBRE’s South Florida Multifamily
  • Residential Real Estate Agent: Chad Carroll, Douglas Elliman
  • Developer - Commercial: Avra Jain, The Vagabond Hotel
  • Developer - Residential Real Estate: Edgardo Defortuna, Fortune International Group
  • Real Estate Finance: Steven Cohen, Sabadell United Bank

2014

  • Lifetime Achievement Award -- Armando Codina, Codina Partners
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker – Individual -- Mike Silver, CBRE, Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate Broker – Team -- Lawrence H. Stockton, Colliers International Realty
  • Residential Real Estate Agent -- Carole Smith, EWM Realty International
  • Developer - Affordable/Workforce Housing -- Housing Trust Group (HTG)
  • Developer - Residential Real Estate -- Palmcorp Development Group (PDG)
  • Public Sector (P3) -- Miami Access Tunnel
  • Real Estate Finance -- Claudine Claus, Home Financing Center

2013

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Alicia Cervera Sr., Cervera Realty
  • Affordable/Workforce Housing & Finance: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate - Industrial: Harry Tangalakis, CBRE
  • Commercial Real Estate - Office: Thad Adams and Bill Bailey, The Allen Morris Company.
  • Commercial Real Estate - Retail: Cliff Stein, Savitar Realty Advisors
  • Developer - Commercial: Foram Group
  • Developer - Residential Condo: Harvey Hernandez, Newgard Development Group
  • Real Estate Finance: William Gallagher, City National Bank.
  • Residential Real Estate - Individual: Helen Jeanne Nicastri, Coldwell Banker
  • Residential Real Estate - International: Cristiano Piquet, Piquet Realty
  • Judges’ Award: Pipeline

2012

  • Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously to Theodore J. Pappas, The Keyes Company
  • Commercial Real Estate (Office) -- Tere Blanca, Blanca Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate (Industrial) -- Malcolm Butters, Butters Group
  • Commercial Real Estate (Retail) -- Adam Greenberg, Bay Bridge Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate (Condo/Townhouse) -- Gil Dezer, Dezer Properties
  • Residential Real Estate (Single Family) - Ashley Cusack, EWM Realtors
  • Real Estate Finance – Charles Foschini, CBRE
  • Affordable/Workforce Housing - Stephanie Berman, Carrfour Supportive Housing
  • Real Estate Trend Setter -- Venturian Group

2011

  • Lifetime Achievement Award to Tibor Hollo, Florida East Coast Realty, Inc.
  • Commercial Real Estate – Office --David J. Prevé, CresaPartners
  • Commercial Real Estate – Industrial -- Scott O'Donnell, CB Richard Ellis
  • Commercial Real Estate – Retail -- Jeffrey Berkowitz, Berkowitz Development Group
  • Residential Real Estate - Condo/Townhouse -- Alicia Cervera Lamadrid, Cervera Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate - Multi-Family/Mixed Use -- Team Milton, J. Milton & Associates
  • Residential Real Estate - Single Family: Judy Zeder, Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc.
  • Real Estate Finance: James Dockerty, Sabadell United Bank
  • Affordable/Workforce Housing -- Matt Greer, Carlisle Development Group, Michael Wohl, Pinnacle Housing Group, LLC
  • Real Estate Trend Setter -- W. Allen Morris, The Allen Morris Company

Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
Bank of America
CareerSource South Florida
Carnival Corporation & PLC
Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
UHealth
Wells Fargo