Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast
Mercedes Saewitz "My father gave me the gift of hard work and humility", Managing Broker of Florida for Compass advises on Glob. . .
Mercedes Saewitz "My father gave me the gift of hard work and humility", Managing Broker of Florida for Compass advises on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #129
Mercedes Saewitz and I met almost 20 years ago. She comes from a very prestigious real estate family in Miami and her father was one of my best clients when I was selling. Max Saewitz was one of my mentors in the business and as I result, Mercie and I became very close friends. The lessons she shares on this podcast, most of which came from her legendary father are invaluable for all listeners. The philanthropic side of this family is also very impressive. In fact, Mercedes was the person that got me to serve on the board of Mount Sinai Hospital when I lived in Florida. A wonderful visionary and person, this podcast was truly enjoyable.
More About Mercedes Saewitz:
Born and raised in Coconut Grove, Mercedes Saewitz was the founder and owner of M Group Realty. After Esslinger Wooten Maxwell purchased the company from her in 2009, she joined ONE Sotheby's in 2011. In 2015, Mercedes made the transition to Compass as one of the company's first Miami agents.
She was first educated at the prestigious Ransom Everglades School, and then earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1998. During her college career, Mercedes also became fluent in Spanish through the school's prized study abroad program in South America.
As the daughter of local businessman and real estate mogul Max P. Saewitz, Mercedes learned early on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur in the real estate business. Mercedes first applied her business acumen as manager of various Miami nightclubs, and she eventually ran the famed Opium Group for five years before launching her career in real estate.
Her initial entry to real estate was in the commercial field, and that remains where her true passion lies. Through her deep Miami roots and extensive local network, she quickly progressed into her position as one of Miami's top high-end residential real estate producers.
Mercedes specializes in high-end luxury homes, commercial real estate and development sales in South Florida. Backed with extensive knowledge of both "up and coming" and established enclaves throughout the Greater Miami area, Mercedes is committed to delivering superior service and facilitating each real estate transaction with a dedication to excellence.
More About Michael Valdes:
Michael Valdes is the newly named executive vice president of International Expansion at eXp Realty. Previously Michael was the senior vice president of global servicing for Realogy Corporation, one of the world's largest real estate companies and parent to Coldwell Banker, C21 and Sotheby’s.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for just under a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG for the firm and a member of Forbes Real Estate Council. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.