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Mayi de la Vega
Mayi de la Vega, Founder and CEO, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
Cuban-American real estate powerhouse, Mayi de la Vega is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (ONE SIR), a Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate and the leading luxury brokerage firm in South Florida. As a true visionary, de la Vega founded the firm back in 2008 during the depths of the country’s worst economic recession. Under her leadership, the company has flourished to seventeen offices and is backed by aglobal network that spans 22,000 associates in 72 countries and territories. Recognized as one of the top ten highest producing Sotheby’s International Realty affiliates worldwide, which together produce an annual sales volume of $108 billion, ONE SIR has become South Florida’s true voice of luxury.
Distinguished as an industry leader, de la Vega along with her son, Daniel de la Vega, the current president of ONE SIR, continue to strategically expand across South Florida. ONE SIR’s development division holds the majority market share of luxury condominiums above the two-million-dollar mark, with 18 exclusive new developments in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, accounting for more than $3 billion worth of real estate inventory.
De la Vega’s expertise has allowed her to maximize the prestigious reputation of the historic Sotheby’s Auction House, skillfully positioning ONE SIR’s listings for maximum exposure among the elite clientele at global events from New York to Hong Kong and Moscow.
With a wealth of experience in the industry and a number of record-breaking achievements, de la Vega prides herself in building a sustainable lifestyle, network and community for ONE SIR.In doing so, she regularly ensures that wellness is at the heart of the company’s core values and spearheaded the launch of a dedicated “Wellness Month” to encourage healthy work-life balances within the company.
De la Vega is an avid art collector and dedicates time to traveling the globe as the company’s brand ambassador, while marketing South Florida as an international, cultural mecca. She is an honored contributor to the community through her support of charitable, philanthropic and educational programs. De la Vega is a Board Member of United Way and the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation and served on the Foundation Committee for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, The Board of Trustees for FIU, and as a “Guardian Angel” for Jackson Memorial Hospital. She currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida.
Situatuated on the private side of Coral Gables, Villa Valencia will features thirty-nine luxury condominium residences that offer a rich city lifestyle with the privacy of boutique living. Residences, each with at least one corner exposure, rise to 13 stories, crowned with two Lower Penthouses and one Upper Penthouse in the sky.
HOW MAYI DE LA VEGA FOUND SUCCESS IN SOUTH FLORIDA’S LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET
My story begins like many Miamians. My family fled Cuba when I was three years old, along with hundreds of thousands of other exiles in hopes of a better life and future. I don’t remember much about my homeland, but I have vivid memories of acclimating to our new lives in America. My family settled in a small apartment, and as a child I would tag along with my mother as she cleaned offices. I remember we only had enough money to take the bus one way from the grocery store and my father would sing the whole way home to keep us entertained. A professional baseball umpire in his former life, he had to start over with nothing.
A YEAR IN REVIEW: 2018’S SIGNIFICANT SALES
2018 has been a year of major accomplishments for all of the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty teams. From Palm Beach Gardens to Pinecrest, our agents once again proved that they are at the top of the real estate game by consistently breaking sales records across South Florida. Our mission is to give extraordinary lives a home to thrive, and we certainly made it a reality for all of the amazing clients that trust us with one of their most important investment decisions.
Take a look at our Most Significant Sales of the year, that included everything from waterfront mansions to ultra luxe condos and commercial properties.
THIS MOTHER-SON DUO IS A WINNING TEAM IN MIAMI’S LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET
Every year on Mother’s Day, Daniel de la Vega sends his mother, Mayi, a large bouquet of flowers, and the two try to squeeze in lunch. But as the dynamic force behind One Sotheby’s International Realty, this mother-son pair doesn’t lack for time together during the workday.