Profile: Mayi de la Vega
Mayi de la Vega was born in Cuba but has lived in South Florida since such a young age that she considers Miami her home.
An entrepreneur from the start, with her father she co-founded Intercontinental Metals, a distribution company that sold aluminum sheet and plate to the aerospace industry. They sold the business in 1992 and she stayed on board with the new owners until she decided to pursue a career in real estate.
After forming Stewart de la Vega Group, a real estate firm specializing in luxury sales, Ms. De la Vega acquired the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty brand in South Florida and launched it in late 2008.
In five years the company has grown from 30 to 300 agents and has eight offices in Coral Gables, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Miami Beach (two offices), Sunny Isles, Aventura and Fort Lauderdale. Sales numbers reached $1.2 billion last year.
Now the company is looking at development, while keeping its luxury sales focus.
Miami Today reporter Vanessa Zambrano interviewed Ms. De la Vega in her office in South Beach.
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