People On The Move - Real Estate and Finance

July 15
Sergio Cesario joins Douglas Elliman, where he will represent Brazilian clients at the new Design District office in Miami. Cesario worked for Bloomberg Television. Cesario holds a masters degree in broadcasting journalism from New York University.

William Cuervo has joined Appelrouth, Farah & Co. as a tax manager in the Coral Gables office. Cuervo was a controller at Statetrust Capital. Cuervo earned a bachelor degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University.

Esslinger∙Wooten∙Maxwell Realty International has added eight associates to its Las Olas office branch in Fort Lauderdale: Cynthia Ambrose, Heidi Braunhardt, Amy Faulkner, Maria Gertz, Adam Kapit, Marjorie Peralta, Candy Wynn and Robert S. Zack.
Ambrose worked in the local public schools system. She attended Broward Community College and Nova Southeastern University.  
Braunhardt worked for JPMorgan Chase in Miami. She attended Central Connecticut State University.
Faulkner worked for Beckett Realty Advisors. She attended Clemson University.
Gertz worked for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st. She attended the University of Florida.
Kapit worked worked for T3 Trading Group. He graduated from the University of Florida.
Peralta was an attorney in Fort Lauderdale. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law.
Wynn worked for Prospect Equities International. She studied economics at San Francisco State University.
Zack was a Broward County Court judge. He studied business at Boston University and earned his law degree from Wayne State University.

July 10
Larry Riley has joined the Coral Gables Trust Co. as senior vice president and vice chairman of the investment committee. He was also elected a member of its board of directors. Riley was with Northern Trust Bank. Riley earned an MBA degree from the University of Texas and a B.S. degree from Ball State University.

Joanna Sherry has joined World Omni Financial Corp. as the assistant vice president of marketing. Sherry will be responsible for supporting the marketing efforts of World Omni’s business units: Southeast Toyota Finance, CenterOne Financial Services, DataScan Field Services and DataScan Technologies. Sherry received her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and her master’s in business administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

The Miami chapter of the Master Brokers Forum, an organization comprised of South Florida’s top residential real estate agents, accepted the following five new members into its ranks: Matt Crane, Majestic Properties; Jeffrey Davidson, The Ron Rosen Group; Peggy Fucci, OneWorld Properties; William Hodges, EWM Realtors; and Gabriel Markovich, Decorus Realty.

Steven M. Kelton has been named by U.S. Capital Holdings Group LLC as director of construction for 321 North.

Kelton has managed construction for South Florida projects such as Bayside Marketplace in Miami and Las Olas Riverfront in Fort Lauderdale. Kelton was general manager and senior project manager for CoreStates Inc.

Enzo Di Palma has joined Ancona Real Estate. Di Palma has a background in fitness, sports management and real estate.

Hector Castro and Jason Wolf were appointed to the construction industry licensing Board by Gov. Rick Scott. Castro of Weston is the senior program manager with Cast Development LLC. Wolf of Fort Lauderdale is a partner with Koch, Parafinczuk & Wolf.

Robert G. Berrin has been elected chair of the board of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and Amy N. Dean is federation’s new general campaign chair. Berrin is president and co-owner of Capital Realty Services. Berrin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and received his law degree cum laude from the University of Miami. He also is a graduate of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. Dean, a former Miami-Dade Circuit judge, is president of Amy N. Dean P.A. Dean is a graduate of Smith College and received her law degree from the University of  Miami.

Esslinger∙Wooten∙Maxwell Realty International has added nine associates to its Key Biscayne office branch: Milagros Arrizabalaga, Maria Belvis Martinez Cuerda, Elizabeth Costa de Rusch, Nicholas George Mavris, Juliana Lombardo Grifol, Florencia Loyola, Irene Torres Ledezma, Milayda Urena and Thelma Vanolli.
Arrizabalaga worked as an attorney with Arrizabalaga & Associates in Argentina. She attended the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina.
Cuerda was the business development director for a food manufacturing company.
Costa de Rusch previously worked for William Grant & Sons in New York City and studied marketing at Boston University.  
Mavris has real estate management experience and earned a master’s degree in international business from Nova Southeastern University.
Grifol owned a restaurant called L’Angolo Italiano in Barcelona.
Loyola worked as a marketing manager for Warner Brothers’ Latin America region. She received a master’s degree in international business and marketing from the University of Miami.
Ledezma joins from DCSI Group in Brickell.
Urena previously worked as a graphic designer.
Vanolli worked as a Realtor-associate for Ocean Club Realty in Key Biscayne and attended Florida International University.

July 8
Lisa B. Anderson was promoted by TD Bank to senior vice president, regional vice president in commercial banking. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Anderson is responsible for overseeing all commercial activity and lending. Anderson is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami.

Nisad Hack was named corporate controller for the Peebles Corp. Hack was former accounting manager for the Related Group. Hack holds an MBA in finance from Florida International University and a BBA in accounting from University of Miami.

James E. Tisdale has joined public accounting firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLC as a client relationship specialist in the Boca Raton. Tisdale received a bachelor of science in psychology and master of business administration in project management from Baldwin Wallace University.

Lilach Heller, Florence Saade and Arline Silver have joined Avatar Real Estate Services in the South Miami office. Heller and Saade are Realtor-associates and Silver is a broker-associate.

Carla Corbo has been promoted to international sales manager of Lennar for the Southeast Division of Florida, which includes Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Corbo has been with Lennar for 13 years.

Danet Linares, vice chairman of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, has been elected as the chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s New World Center Committee. The Chamber’s New World Committee aims to strengthen the voice of the downtown Miami business community.

Pieter A. Bockweg, executive director of the Miami Omni and Midtown Community Redevelopment Agencies, has been appointed to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council by Gov. Rick Scott. Bockweg received a bachelor of arts in international relations with a minor in communications from Rollins College and a master in business administration focusing on management, international business and marketing from Crummer Graduate School of Business.