Vanessa Grout aims for Big Apple success here -Miami style as president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida real estate
Vanessa Grout is a lawyer, a savvy businesswoman with an MBA, and president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida — all at the ripe old age of 33.
Ms. Grout is back on her home turf of Miami Beach, and knows the real estate market where she grew up and beyond. And in her executive role, Ms. Grout is out to keep the success of New York-based Douglas Elliman going here.
"The company has really taken off in the past few months," she said. "We've secured the right talent, are expanding into new territories and introducing new services."
"I am especially enthusiastic about the expansion of our Development Marketing Division, where we are exclusively selling sensational projects such as Opera Tower, created by the renowned developer Tibor Hollo," she said.
Like her business role, Ms. Grout's personal life has a tinge of the extraordinary. She's a marathon runner, a classical piano player and speaks French as a hobby.
"I play classical piano and I also run a lot," Ms. Grout said. "I'm an avid runner. I ran the New York City Marathon last year… my time was nothing to brag about, but I certainly had fun and it took the whole year to train. I also study French, the French language, and I enjoy that as a hobby. I'm always improving."
Ms. Grout talked about her responsibilities at Douglas Elliman, the local real estate market and her personal life at her townhome in Miami Beach with Miami Today reporter Lou Ortiz.
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