Miami brokers continue push in Brazil

July 17, 2012 12:00PM

Daniel De La Vega

With Latin American buyers, particularly Brazilian ones, driving Miami’s condo surge, Miami brokers are continuing to focus their attention on that market. Daniel De La Vega, managing partner at One Sotheby’s International Realty, said he had traveled to Brazil four times in recent months to host “Miami Week,” an expo explaining U.S. real estate transactions. “Our various trips down to Brazil have proven to be a success,” he said. It’s the latest effort by South Florida brokers south of the Equator.  Brazil’s influence in Florida, which has even impacted the way developers finance their buildings, is leading to an increased push for strengthened economic ties with the country. Claudio Cury, the new president of the Brazil-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida, said he would be hosting several galas aimed at improving economic interaction between the two countries. — Alexander Britell