The Real Deal Miami

Movers & Shakers: Elysee Miami names director of sales, Peter Mekras returns to Aztec & more

Two Roads Development launched sales for Elysee two years ago
By Katherine Kallergis | October 09, 2017 11:30AM

Sandra Masis and Peter Mekras

Two Roads Development named Cervera Real Estate’s Sandra Masis director of sales for Elysee Miami. The developer launched sales of the 57-story, 100-unit tower about two years ago and has sold roughly 45 percent of the building. Masis is a top producer at Cervera, where she closed more than $83 million in sales.

Peter Mekras has returned to Aztec Group as managing director. Mekras left CREC, where as senior vice president he closed more than 100 deals totaling nearly $1 billion. He was previously managing director at Aztec, as well. Mekras will focus on investment sales, debt and equity deals for investors and developers in Florida, with an emphasis on multifamily.

Douglas Elliman’s Tracy Galya was promoted to residential sales director of 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. Galya was previously director of the Bill and Bryan Team, one of Elliman’s top teams in Florida.

The brokerage recently lost Carolina Rainer, who handled sales of 1 Hotel & Homes’ penthouse collection, to Fortune International Group. Galya will oversee sales of remaining penthouse units.

The Levy Group left Coldwell Banker for EWM Realty International. It’s led by Wendy Levy-Jackson and Adam Levy and includes Jennifer McDonald Levy, Maria Eugenia Escagedo, Jodie Mesa and Evelyn Alfaro. The Levy Group focuses on luxury sales in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay.

Eric D. Swanson will lead Avison Young’s Development Advisory Services. Swanson, senior vice president at Avison Young, will lead strategic planning, property analysis, entitlements, financing and more. He was previously a partner at Treadwill Franklin Infrastructure Capital.

Missoni Baia hired Liliana Pinto-Torres as a sales agent. She left Douglas Elliman for the Fortune Development Sales project. At Elliman, Pinto-Torres was part of the One River Point sales team.

Shelby G. Smith III joined Berger Commercial Realty/CORFAC International as a senior property manager. He was previously president of the property management division at The Fitzgerald Group.

Brightline named David Helfman vice president of corporate partnerships as the high-speed rail service prepares to launch. He was most recently director of corporate partnerships for the Miami Dolphins.

Coldwell Banker brought on Melissa Pierre Kelly as a sales associate in Pinecrest, Stephen Tendrich and Jennifer Salerno at the Las Olas office in Fort Lauderdale, and Yiyin “Angie” Perkins and Liane Lowy in Aventura.