The Real Deal Miami

Elliman’s Florida CEO on her nine new offices and what’s up with buyers

By Melanie Gray | May 10, 2013 11:00AM

Vanessa Grout

From the May issue: Vanessa Grout was a Miamian living and working in the heart of Manhattan when she got the call to head Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Florida operation.

Grout didn’t have to think about the offer long. She knew the brokerage from her job as a vice president of its parent company, Vector Group Ltd. She knew her hometown, of course. And she knew real estate would give her the chance to use both her MBA from New York University and her law degree from St. Thomas University. [more]