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Broward Master Brokers Explore “South Florida’s Hottest International Markets” At Trump Hollywood

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Jason Rayman
Rayman Communications

April 19, 2011


Elite Real Estate Professionals Discuss Dramatic Impact of Buyers from Brazil and Venezuela

HOLLYWOOD, FL -- With home buyers from Brazil and Venezuela dominating South Florida real estate in 2011, the Broward Master Brokers Forum (MBF) recently assembled to learn about the unique intricacies of these markets. An organization comprised of South Florida’s top residential real estate agents, the MBF was hosted by the extraordinary Trump Hollywood, the 41-story luxury oceanfront condominium tower.

Upon arrival, Master Brokers enjoyed a lavish reception on Trump Hollywood’s distinctive mezzanine, which features a wine cellar and tasting salon, as well as a lavish cigar lounge with private humidors. Following the reception, members were escorted to a magnificent Penthouse residence offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Master Broker Andres Asion, vice president of sales for Fortune International Realty, welcomed the guests and offered a brief presentation about Trump Hollywood.

The discussion on “South Florida’s Hottest International Markets” was moderated by MBF founder and chair Helen Jeanne Nicastri, and featured panelists Marco Fonseca, sales director at Piquet Realty, chairman of the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Global Real Estate Council, and National Association of Realtors President’s Liaison to Brazil; and Beatriz J. ("B.J.") Martinez-Robles, broker/managing partner of Ingenia Real Estate Group, a Venezuela native specializing in international and luxury properties. The two discussed the economic and political factors that are driving Brazilians and Venezuelans to purchase South Florida property; the neighborhoods, cities, and home styles preferred by buyers from these countries; and ways in which agents can create and build relationships with these buyers.

Following the panel discussions, the Master Brokers were escorted to Trump Hollywood’s elegant Club Room, where they enjoyed a delicious paella supper and a sampling of desserts.

“This fabulous event opened our eyes to the spectacular opportunity of doing business with Brazilians and Venezuelans in South Florida,” said Carolyn Block Ellert, chair of the Broward MBF. “We were delighted to learn that many of these foreign buyers are now looking beyond Miami for their home and investment purchases, finding incredible value and selection right here in Broward.”

The Broward Chapter of the Master Brokers Forum is generously supported by Wells Fargo.


About the Master Brokers Forum
Established in 1993, the Master Brokers Forum is a unique organization comprised of South Florida's top residential real estate professionals. The MBF provides its members with the opportunity to network and exchange ideas, stay at the cutting edge of the real estate industry and new products, and spearhead the identity of the best of real estate professionalism. Membership is limited to the region's most successful real estate professionals, and is by invitation only. The Broward MBF is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo. For more information, visit www.masterbrokersforum.com.

About Trump Hollywood
The newest luxury oceanfront condominium in Hollywood Beach, Florida, the 41-story contemporary glass tower features 200 expansive residences, all with private elevator access. Trump Hollywood fronts 240 feet of pristine beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean, providing each residence spectacular ocean, Intracoastal and city views. Trump Hollywood residences are now priced from over $700,000 to over $6 million.

Trump Hollywood was recently acquired by BH III and King Street Capital Management. Led by Gregory Freedman, Daniel Lebensohn and Charles Phelan, BH III’s development portfolio also includes Terra Beachside 6000 Collins and condominium-hotel residences at Fontainebleau III Sorrento in Miami Beach. Founded in 1995, King Street is a $20 billion global alternative investment management firm with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Virginia.

Trump Hollywood is a signature Trump branded real estate development. The property owners of Trump Hollywood, BH III and King Street Capital Management, use the "Trump" name under license from Trump Marks Hollywood LLC, an affiliate of The Trump Organization.

Sales at Trump Hollywood are by Related Realty in collaboration with Fortune Development Sales. The Trump Hollywood sales center and designer models are open daily on property. Trump Hollywood is located at 2711 South Ocean Drive. For additional information, call (954) 925-4447 or visit www.trumphollywood.com.