Movers & Shakers: agents join Fortune, Brown Harris Stevens, One Sotheby’s & more

Hires at Kawa, Avison Young, Habitat Group and other firms

Nov.November 01, 2019 10:30 AM
Andrea Masses and Nirka Burns

Andrea Masses and Nirka Burns

Nirka Burns joined Fortune Development Sales’ 57 Ocean sales team. Burns previously worked on the One Thousand Museum sales team, managed by One Sotheby’s International Realty. Fortune Development Sales is handling 57 Ocean in Miami Beach.

Brown Harris Stevens Miami hired Andrea Masses and Erika Rodriguez as associates based in the brokerage’s South Miami office. Katharine Schroeder and Ivan Marquez joined the firm’s Coconut Grove office.

Sotheby’s International Realty opened an office in Singer Island and brought on Dermot O’Brien, who previously ran his own brokerage. Sotheby’s took over and licensed the space at 3800 North Ocean Drive, according to a spokesperson. It’s led by brokerage manager Debra Reece, who has been with Sotheby’s for over nine years.

Katherine Gale joined One Sotheby’s International Realty as a broker associate based in Delray Beach. Gale previously worked with Gale International in Songdo, South Korea, and is the daughter of Stan Gale, a real estate developer.

Mariano Perez joined Avison Young as a vice president in the firm’s Coral Gables office. He will work on expanding the brokerage’s debt and equity services and its joint venture and structured finance platforms. He was most recently assistant vice president of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.

Howard Law Group hired two associates, Jennifer Tolston and Shakiva Brown. The real estate law firm focuses on mortgage foreclosure litigation, bankruptcy, eviction, real estate transactions and general litigation. It also relocated to a larger office in Boca Raton.

Habitat Group, led by founder and CEO Santiago Vanegas, expanded with four new employees: owner representative Gian-Marcel Adreani, development team project managers Juan Garcia and Jose R. Montes, and sales director Ana Maria Vélez.

Ted McCutcheon is now chief compliance officer of Miami-based Kawa, an investment manager with $1.2 billion in assets under management. McCutcheon was previously chief compliance officer and counsel at WE Family Offices, an independent fiduciary investment adviser based in Miami. Before that, he spent a decade as an investigator and trial attorney in the enforcement division of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s Miami office.

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