Movers & Shakers: Surf Club Four Seasons names sales director…and more

Surf Club Four Seasons, Ileana de la Torre and Joyce Gato
Surf Club Four Seasons, Ileana de la Torre and Joyce Gato

The Surf Club Four Seasons made additions to its sales team, which will be led by sales director Ileana de la TorreJoyce Gato was also brought on as a sales agent. Surf Club Realty and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group are handling sales for the luxury hotel and residential project in Surfside. 

The development, now 80 percent sold, will include an 80-room Four Seasons hotel, two 12-story residential towers, a private club, two restaurants, four swimming pools, cabanas, a gym, oceanside gardens and a park. It topped off last June. De la Torre was previously with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, while Gato has about 25 years of real estate experience, including helping to launch Robert K. Futterman’s Miami office.

Douglas Elliman named Ingrid Carlos as managing broker in the company’s Boca Raton office, and Howard Marcus as a broker sales associate in Elliman’s Aventura office. Carlos will lead development and recruitment in the Boca office. She was previously branch manager at Coldwell Banker’s Coral Gables office. Marcus, who has more than 40 years of experience with residential and commercial real estate, also left Coldwell Banker.

Meanwhile, Coldwell Banker tapped Sheryl Hodor as a sales associate in the brokerage’s downtown Boca Raton office. Hodor has been in the industry for 28 years, and currently specializes in luxury waterfront homes.

ONE Sotheby’s International Realty named Sasha Ezquerra as the Broward County regional director of sales for the development division. Ezquerra joined ONE Sotheby’s from Douglas Elliman, where she was last the business development and sales and marketing director for the Elliman’s Realty Marketing International team. Ezquerra will focus on expanding the brokerage’s Broward portfolio, which includes Metropica and Riva Fort Laurderdale. ONE Sotheby’s opened an office in Weston in February.

Plaza Construction tapped Jonathan Holzer as a project executive in the company’s southeast regional office, based in Miami. Holzer was previously project executive for commercial projects. Plaza completed 1100 Millecento, Icon Bay, W South Beach and 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, and it is currently working on One Thousand Museum, One Ocean and Marea, and the Ritz-Carlton Residences Miami Beach.

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Florida Realtors named Brad O’Connor as its chief economist and head of industry data and analysis department. O’Connor has worked at the Realtors organization since 2011 when he helped form the data department. He was most recently director of economic research. O’Connor also has experience working on a large-scale, data-driven market and analysis project for the Walt Disney Company.

Enrique “Henry” Piñeiro joined the Allen Morris Company as director of property management and leasing, where he oversees the real estate firm’s portfolio. He previously owned Ros Realty Group, a full-service real estate brokerage. Piñeiro is a licensed real estate broker, instructor and community association manager, as well as a licensed mortgage loan originator, according to a press release.

Avatar Real Estate Services brought on broker associate Richard S. Green in its South Miami office. Green has more than 40 years of experience and will focus on Miami, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Coral Gables and South Miami.

Jo Castro left the media industry and joined CBRE as a sales manager. Castro was previously a senior account manager at iHeart Media and a senior sales manager at Cox Media Group. At CBRE, she will focus on business development, including recruitment, strategy and client care.

Holland & Knight brought on Gloria M. Velazquez as senior counsel in the law firm’s Governmental Advocacy and Development practice group, where she will focus on land acquisition due diligence, land use, zoning, permitting and governmental affairs. She was previously senior land acquisition manager at Lennar Homes. Holland & Knight also hired Kimberly Ginsburg as senior counsel in the firm’s real estate practice group. Ginsburg joins the law office from Ehrenstein Charbonneau Calderin, where she was a partner.