Jacky Teplitzky Team enters Florida market

A top-ranked Manhattan broker team, the Jacky Teplitzky Team, is expanding to Florida.

In March, Prudential Douglas Elliman opened an office in Miami, and Jacky Teplitzky told The Real Deal that she will be starting a new branch of her 10-person team there. The group was ranked seventh among New York City’s Elliman teams in gross commission income for 2010.

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Teplitzky said a broker based in Miami will be joining her team, though she couldn’t yet announce who it would be. In addition, Teplitzky herself will soon begin a training course to get a real estate license valid in Florida.

Teplitzky, who was born in Chile and lived there for 10 years before moving to Israel, said Miami is “a natural market for me,” because she speaks Spanish and already has a number of South American clients, who have been active purchasers of Florida real estate. She said she will focus on buying and selling apartments in the neighborhoods of Brickell, Miami Beach and Aventura.

Teplitzky said if the new Florida branch goes well, she may consider expanding to other markets as well.