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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 CEO of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty (ONE SIR), a Sotheby’s Auction House affiliate and leading luxury brokerage firm in South Florida, that’s recognized in the Sotheby’s International Realty international network as one of the top ten highest producing affiliate based on average sales pricing. As a true visionary, de la Vega founded the luxury brokerage firm back in 2008 during the depths of the country’s worst economic crash with one office and 30 agents, which today has flourished to 17 offices and more than 800 agents.
De la Vega’s entrepreneurial spirit sprouted at a young age alongside her father, who together co-founded Intercontinental Metals, a distributing company that sold aluminum sheet and plate to the aerospace industry, where she built an affluent network that led her into her following endeavor, luxury real estate.
Alongside her son, Daniel de la Vega, the current president of ONE SIR, ONE SIR’s development division set the precedent in the luxury market with 18 revered, luxury exclusive new development in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, holding the majority market share of luxury condominiums above the two-million dollar mark in their portfolio, which account for more than $3 billion worth of real estate inventory.
De la Vega prides herself in building a sustainable lifestyle, network and community for her clientele and staff. ONE SIR is recognized as the true voice of luxury through de la Vega’s achievements of maximizing the prestigious reputation of the historic Sotheby’s Auction House, challenging the status quo within the Sotheby’s International Realty network with award-winning marketing methods, publishing of ONE LIFE magazine and her induction into the network’s elite Braintrust Consortium.
The woman entrepreneur, philanthropist, real estate expert and avid art collector dedicates a lot of her time traveling the globe, serving as the brand ambassador for ONE SIR, while marketing Miami as an international cultural mecca.
Aside from serving as CEO of her company in the luxury real estate industry, she also dedicates her time to the local community through charitable, philanthropic organizations and educational programs both domestic and international. De la Vega served on the Chair Committee for the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, The Board of Trustees for FIU, as a “Guardian Angel” for Jackson Memorial and currently serves as a Board Member of CIFO and United Way.
She currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida.
Merrick Manor is a $100 million Mediterranean Villa style development located in the heart of Coral Gables, one of the country’s most prestigious urban neighborhoods. At 10 stories comprised of 227 residences, the latest residential development from The Astor Companies is the first new to market condo to launch in Coral Gables since Miami’s previous building boom between 2003 and 2008. Adjacent to the Shops at Merrick Park and minutes by foot to hundreds of restaurants, bars and boutiques as well as the famed Miracle Mile, Merrick Manor is a food and fashion lover’s dream home. Nearby historic points of interest and cultural institutions include the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Venetian Pool, and the Lowe Art Museum.
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.