People On The Move - Real Estate and Finance

Sept. 29
Esslinger∙Wooten∙Maxwell Realty International has added eight associates in the Aventure office—Daniel Aumann, Ben Brissi, Mel Collins, Janette Paez, Jennifer Pak, Esther Peart, Patricia Vera and Xiu Na Wang.

Aumann worked as an Internet marketer. Brissi was president of the Brissi Group and attended George Washington University. Collins was CEO of Persuade Inc. Paez was a senior pricing analyst for Seaboard Marine and attended Florida State University. Pak was the co-owner of a food truck in Miami and studied history at the University of Florida. Peart co-owned Renetti Shoes for 20 years and studied biology at Florida International University. Vera was a Realtor-associate for Engel & Völkers in Bal Harbour and attended Barry University. Wang was a Chinese tutor in Aventura.

Erin Sutherland was named community relations manager at Bank of America for the Miami market. Sutherland will maintain community relationships; execute and manage local initiatives, events and projects; and monitor the local foundation and sponsorship budgets. Sutherland worked at the Community Foundation of Broward.
Jack McAllister has joined Cushman & Wakefield’s investor services group. McAllister will serve as senior portfolio manager overseeing investor services for South Florida out of Fort Lauderdale. He worked at Jones Land LaSalle (JLL).
Kelly Lyles joins Opulence International Realty as a luxury estate sales associate. Lyle, who came from One Sotheby’s International Realty, specializes in luxury waterfront properties in Miami Beach, Bal Harbor, Aventura Sunny Isles, Golden Beach and Las Olas.

Sept. 25
Larry Dinner has joined CBRE’s industrial services team as a senior vice president. Dinner, who worked at IDI Gazeley, will specialize in representing institutional quality owners and occupiers of industrial real estate.  

Joseph Nader, managing director of Wescott Financial Advisory Group, has been named to the board of directors of Miami Children’s Hospital. Nader will become a member of the finance committee and will continue as a member of the hospital’s investment committee. Nader received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from American University.

Fabiano Tocantins, Valka Rodriguez and Ruth Valderrama have been named sales executives at Terrazas Miami. Tocantins was born in Brazil and became a Realtor in 2010. Rodriguez has been working in the Miami real estate market since 2011 specializing in condo sales in Brickell, Downtown Miami, Midtown Miami and Sunny Isles Beach. Valderrama has worked in real estate for 10 years and has specialized in the North Miami-Dade and South Broward market.

John Warsing has been named manager of sales at Terrazas Miami. Warsing has 17 years of real estate experience and was most recently responsible for the sell-out of One Fifty One at Biscayne. Warsing graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Deborah Ladron de Guevara has been promoted to director in the audit department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra. She was a senior manager in the audit department, based in Miami. Ladron de Guevara received her master and bachelor degrees from Florida International University.  

Hernando Gomez has been promoted to director in the management advisory services department of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra. Gomez earned his bachelor degree and MBA from the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, and has a master’s degree from Florida International University.

Mark Gitlin has joined Berney & Abitante as a named partner and a new firm was formed called Berney / Gitlin / Abitante CPAs and Advisors. Gitlin is a master analyst in financial forensics, specializing in litigation support, forensic accounting, divorce litigation, consulting, taxation and auditing services.

Tom Truex has been appointed to the Davie/Plantation advisory board for Regent Bank. The former mayor of Doral is a solo practitioner at Truex Law Office and has a law degree from the University of Florida.
 

Sept. 24
J. Steven Nouss has been promoted to director in the business services and consulting practice at Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants. Nouss leads the consulting practice and works with closely held middle market companies, entrepreneurs and international entities. Nouss is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor degree from the University of Florida.

John Planz was named vice president of Miami operations for Suffolk Construction. Planz oversees financial and operational aspects of all Suffolk projects in the Miami area, including the Miami Worldcenter and All Aboard Florida Miami terminal. Planz is a graduate of Gannon University.

Tatiana Sviridova, Yuliya Rydfors and Jake Lieberman have joined SBI Realty as agents. Sviridova has a bachelor degree from the Institute of Business Economics in Moscow and previously worked for Uralsib in Moscow. Yuliya Rydfors, a native of Minsk, Belarus, has a bachelor degree in business management and was the art director for Princess Cruise Line. Lieberman studied history and business administration at the University of Miami and worked Prime Associates in Philadelphia.

Jamie Bruce has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Trump National Doral Miami. Bruce worked at Atlantis, Paradise Island. Bruce holds a bachelor degree from Virginia Tech.

Gerry Litrento, senior executive vice president, retail and business banking for Miami Lakes-based BankUnited, has joined the Henderson Behavioral Health board of directors.  

Lucelly Dueñas has joined Bessemer Trust’s Miami office legacy planning team as senior vice president, associate fiduciary counsel. Dueñas is responsible for advising domestic and international ultra-high-net-worth families. Dueñas has an LL.M. in estate planning from the University of Miami, a law degree from Indiana University and two bachelor degrees from the University of Florida.

Ignacio Undurraga was named vice president and strategy planning officer of City National Bank of Florida. Undurraga has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago.

Jerry Henry was named South Florida executive director for uAspire, of which he is a 10-year veteran. Henry has a master’s degree from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Sept. 23
Carolina Arceo, Carlos Gil, Haydee McDermott, Louis Loguercio, Michele Loguercio, Sara Munoz and Rick Patterson have joined RE/MAX Advance Realty, Miami’s largest RE/MAX office.

Lucelly Dueñas has joined Bessemer Trust’s legacy planning team as senior vice president, associate fiduciary counsel in the Miami office. Dueñas will specifically focus on cross border and international matters related to legacy planning, family governance, tax minimization strategies and the implementation of estate plans. Dueñas earned an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami, a law degree from Indiana University and two bachelor degrees from the University of Florida. She was at J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

Nita Summers joins Douglas Elliman as managing broker of the Boca Raton office. Summers has worked for Prudential Florida Realty, Arvida Realty Services and Coldwell Banker. Summers received a bachelor degree from State University of New York, Plattsburg.

Frank Vigliotti and his team, the Henri Frank Group, have joined ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s Fort Lauderdale office. Vigliotti specializes in Wilton Manors, Oakland Park, Coral Heights, Fort Lauderdale, Coral Ridge Isles and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Vigliotti earned degrees from SUNY Duchess College and studied home design at the Parsons School of Design.

Lisbeth Alvarez joins High Street Retail USA as a sales associate. Alvarezh has a bachelor degree from Florida International University.

Joshua Christensen joins Suffolk Construction as vice president of the company’s Florida west coast operations. Christensen has a bachelor degree from Florida State University.

Elizabeth Calderin has joined the marketing team at NAI Miami. Calderin has an associate degree from Miami Dade College and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Florida International University.

Lisa J. Jensen has been appointed vice president, branch manager / business development officer at Landmark Bank. Jensen worked for First Southern Bank. Jensen is a graduate of Palm Beach Community College.

Sept 11
David P. Rosenbaum has joined Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC as a principal in the tax and accounting department. Rosenbaum will be based in the firm’s Miami office. Rosenbaum received a bachelor degree from the University of Florida and completed post-graduate work at the University of Miami.  

Eduardo Rizo, Janely Garcia and Bewille Datelma join TotalBank as banking officers. Rizo will be a banking officer and financial consultant in the wealth management department. Rizo worked for Citi Personal Wealth Management. Garcia will be banking officer, Lender I and relationship manager for Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Quail Roost and West Kendall. She worked for Ocean Bank and earned her bachelor degree from Florida International University. Datelma is banking officer and business development officer for Aventura, North Miami and South Beach. Datelma worked at Wells Fargo.

William Ciudad-Real has joined HNTB Corp. as South Florida office leader and vice president. He is based in the firm’s Miami office and will oversee office operations, business development, workforce planning and serve as the main point of contact for local clients. Ciudad-Real has a bachelor degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Ed Ohayon joins Piquet Realty as a licensed real estate agent and will be based in Miami. Ohayon has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneurial real estate businessman.

Mora Israel has joined Avatar Real Estate Services as a Realtor-associate in its Miami Beach office. Israel is a condo specialist focusing on Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Aventura and Brickell.
 

Sept. 8
LeTip East Broward: Business professionals networking opportunity, breakfast meeting, 7 a.m., Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. Contact (954) 771-1717.

Femfessionals Fort Lauderdale: “Business Formation 101,” noon-2 p.m., Beauty & the Feast, Atlantic Hotel & Spa, 601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Cost: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. RSVP to ftlauderdale@femfessionals.com.

CREW Fort Lauderdale Palm Beach: “Black & White Grand Gala,” 5:30-10:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, email Diana@h3designasid.com.

Commercial Industrial Association of South Florida: Fifth annual Commercial Financing Report featuring Kenneth H. Thomas, Miami Lakes Business Park West, Building 54, 14101 Commerce Way, Miami Lakes, 11:30 a.m. Cost: $40 members, $55 nonmembers, $65 late RSVPs and walk-ins. Email info@ciasf.com.

Sept. 24
Fintech LatAm 2014: One-day conference exploring the industry-toppling, government-shifting and sector-disrupting power of technology poised to disrupt and transform Latin America’s financial landscape, 9 a.m., Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, 404 NW 26 St., Miami. Cost: $399 early admission, $499 regular admission. Register and pre-pay at www.fintechlatam.com

Sept. 26
LeTip East Broward: Business professionals networking opportunity, breakfast meeting, 7 a.m., Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport, 1825 Griffin Road, Dania Beach. Contact (954) 771-1717.

Sept. 30
CREW Miami: All Aboard Florida lunch and social event. Noon-2 p.m. 1826 Restaurant & Lounge, 1826 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.

Sept. 30-Oct. 3
Commercial Real Estate Women: 2014 CREW national convention and marketplace with keynote speaker Hillary Rodham Clinton. Loews Miami Beach, 1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Cost: $845 members, $910 after Aug. 22; $1,670 nonmembers, $1,745 after Aug. 22

Oct. 14
Angel Forum of Florida: Monthly networking dinner. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Abacoa Golf Club, 105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter. Cost: $40 members, $70 nonmembers (in advance); $45 members, $75 nonmembers (day of event). Register at www.aiffl.org.
Submit information about upcoming events to DBRCalendars@alm.com.

Nov. 1
U.S. Green Building Council South Florida Chapter: Gala Verde with keynote speaker Marge Anderson, executive vice president of the Energy Center of Wisconsin. Hyatt Regency Pier 66, 2301 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.usgbcsf.org/galaverde or contact Lee Cooke at (561) 373-7367 or lcooke@usgbcsf.org.

Nov. 9
Financial Planning Association of Miami: 9th Annual Symposium. 8-8:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. symposium. University of Miami’s BankUnited Center multipurpose room, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. Cost: $145 members, $175 nonmembers through July 31; $170 members, $200 nonmembers through Aug. 31; $195 members, $225 nonmembers after Aug. 31 and at the door; $125 full-time students. Registration includes lunch. Learn more and register at fpamiamidade.org/eventseptember2014.html.

Nov. 11
Angel Forum of Florida: Monthly networking dinner. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Abacoa Golf Club, 105 Barbados Drive, Jupiter. Cost: $40 members, $70 nonmembers (in advance); $45 members, $75 nonmembers (day of event). Register at www.aiffl.org.

Submit information about upcoming events to DBRCalendars@alm.com.