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La Playa Properties managing broker Linette Guerra dies at 51

Guerra worked for the brokerage that was founded by her mother since 1997
By Katherine Kallergis | August 01, 2019 04:30PM

Linette Guerra

Linette Guerra

UPDATED, Aug. 2, 4:20 p.m.: A well-known Miami real estate broker died on Tuesday at 51 years old.

Linette Guerra, managing broker of Miami-based La Playa Properties Group, had a heart attack, according to the company. Members of the real estate community, including Dora Puig, Lucrecia Lindemann, Monica Harvey and David Haller posted tributes to her on social media.

“So young and vibrant you always were. A good sweet woman, wonderful mother, daughter and wife. As a professional you stood alone in your class,” Lindemann wrote on Facebook, adding that, “You closed your last deal with God. He needed you to run his real estate up in the heavens …. he got the best in the business…”

Guerra focused on Miami condo sales and was often featured in The Week in Luxury, The Real Deal’s weekly roundup of the top condo sales in Miami-Dade County.

Guerra’s mother, Norma Jorge Guerra, founded La Playa Properties in 1996 and was joined by Linette the following year, according to the company’s website. Norma is CEO of the brokerage.

A Miami native and graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and the University of Miami, Linette Guerra was named managing broker of La Playa Properties in 2004. Under her leadership, the brokerage represented at least nine new development projects and more than $3 billion of general real estate listings.

Guerra had two children.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Guerra died on Thursday. She died on Tuesday.