TIME

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.

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South Florida Business & Wealth

MOTHER-SON DUO POWER AHEAD AT ONE SOTHEBY'S

2008 seemed like it was the worst time to start a new real estate sales operation. The Great Recession was kicking in, and South Florida starred in the nation’s unfolding real estate debacle.

In retrospect, the timing was perfect for Mayi and Daniel de la Vega. In 10 years, they have grown One Sotheby’s International Realty from one Miami office into a powerhouse with 17 offices and 800 agents from Coral Gables to Stuart.

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MIAMI MAGAZINE

VISION QUEST

The future looks bright for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty founder Mayi de la Vega. Having been in real estate for a quarter of a century, Mayi de la Vega (mayidelavega.com), founder and CEO of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, has developed a sixth sense for success. So when she says the resale of luxury single-family and con markets in South Florida are on an upward trend, people listen. “We have experienced a bit of a slowdown due the the economic issues in Latin America,” she explains. “but we’re very bullish about 2019.”

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Haute Residence

THE LEADING WOMEN DOMINATING THE REAL ESTATE, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN INDUSTRIES

It’s no secret women dominate almost every industry they work in and this year, in honor of International Women’s Day, the world is coming together to celebrate the achievement of women across all industries who strive for excellence. This year’s theme is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,” and Haute Residence is rounding up the top leading women in the real estate, architecture and design industries to recognize their individual merits and professional achievements in their work field and community. From the Sunshine State’s real estate power duo who have consecutively won the award for No. 1 Residential Real Estate team in Florida to the late legendary visionary mastermind Zaha Hadid and everyone else in between, this year’s International Women’s Day is filled with women who are successfully spearheading some of the industry’s leading companies as they set the tone for newer generations of working women.

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SELECTA MAGAZINE

UNA DÉCADA DE LUJO Y UNA VISIÓN PERDURABLE EN
ONE SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

LA FIRMA DE BIENES RAÍCES DE LUJO DIRIGIDA POR MAYI DE LA VEGA Y SU HIJO DANIEL, CELEBRA 10 AÑOS DE ÉXITO EN EL SUR DE LA FLORIDA
Para Mayi de la Vega, el lujo no se trata de precios. Se trata de un nivel de servicio y comodidad que se siente como una indulgencia. Es una experiencia. Hace diez años, ella trajo esa mentalidad a Miami cuando fundó One Sotheby’s International Realty. “Me enamoré de la marca Sotheby, su relación con la casa de arte, su herencia, y el sur de la Florida no tenía nada de eso”, dice Mayi, CEO de la compañía. “Tuve una visión y pude sentir que Miami es- taba cambiando. Sabía que una empresa global de bienes raíces de lujo era
el futuro”.

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Indulge

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.

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Mansion Global

Miami Oversupply is Overblown, Says Brokerage Chief, But Deals Abound

In 2008, during the U.S.’s recession and real estate downturn, Cuban-born Mayi de la Vega bucked the trend and founded One Sotheby’s International Realty, a brokerage firm in South Florida. The firm, which has grown to include 750 agents and 15 offices, is now run by Ms. de La Vega and her son, Daniel, who is the company’s president.

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Haute Living

Mayi De La Vega Shares Her Haute Secrets to Miami

Mayi De La Vega has become a cemented real estate professional in the luxury market. She began her real estate career 25 years ago at a boutique residential brokerage firm in Miami. De La Vega then went on to open her own local office called ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in 2008. De La Vega has formed partnerships with the Sotheby’s brand in various countries in South America like Brazil and Argentina along with countries in Europe like Russia. Here, the real estate mogul shares her insider’s guide—her “haute secrets”—to the Magic City.

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Wall Street Journal

Real Estate Runs in the Family

When Daniel de la Vega, president of One Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami, confers with his company’s CEO, he’s always careful to call her Mayi—but never “mom.”

At work, the 33-year-old Mr. de la Vega and his mother, Mayi de la Vega have equal footing in overseeing 55 employees and 550 independent agents. Ms. de la Vega focuses on growth and networking, and her son manages business operations.

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Haute Living

Miami's 2017 Haute 100 List

This mother-son power duo has been quickly taking over the Miami real estate ranks. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has 11 offices and has recruited more than 550 agents since its inception in 2008. The direct affiliation with Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s International Realty has offered the company unparalleled, global reach to a network of more than 18,000 associates in more than 60 countries and territories.

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The Real Deal

South Florida Real Estate Bigwigs Escape to the Mountains of Colorado

Dozens of developers, brokers and others are spending at least part of this summer in Aspen, as well as in Vail and Beaver Creek, The Real Deal has learned. It’s the choice of escape for many of the real estate elite, who often hobnob with each other at dinners, cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, coffee shops and ice cream parlors.

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South Florida Luxury Guide

As They See It

SFLG: What do you think South Florida’s real estate market will look like in one year from now? In 5? In 10?
MDLV: In the next few years, it will strengthen into a buyer's market as prices adjust. In five to 10 years, a great deal of the luxury products will be absorbed, as we continue to experience a high international and domestic demand. With remarkable weather, world-class restaurants and cultural institutions, Miami will continue moving into the spotlight alongside cities like New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong.

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inWeston Magazine

Magnificent Moms

The biggest joy as I look at my children today, is seeing how ac­complished they are and the positive qualities they possess, including good morals, work ethic and integrity. Seeing them evolve with all these qualities has been heart-warming.

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