Top Florida Brokerage Continues Rapid Expansion with the Addition of Duek Realty’s Expert International Team
MIAMI, FL (February 18, 2020) – ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, Florida’s leading luxury real estate brokerage, announces the addition of boutique real estate firm, Duek Realty. The acquisition marks the firms second merger in the last three months and solidifies ONE Sotheby’s position as the premier source for luxury real estate on the East Coast of Florida. Owned by André Duek and Carolina Lara, Duek Realty will merge into the daily operations of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
“We are thrilled to welcome André, Carolina and the Duek Realty team to our family,” said Daniel de la Vega, president of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty. “Miami is known for attracting international buyers, and bringing on Duek Realty – a firm that has shown extensive expertise in assisting foreign clients – is a significant addition to our diverse and growing team of agents.”
As part of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s aggressive growth strategy aimed at attracting leading industry talent, the company will onboard Duek Realty’s power team of 16 agents to their flourishing network of more than 900 real estate professionals. The addition is the firm’s seventh acquisition in the last two years and brings the brokerage’s total number of offices to 18 locations across South and Central Florida.
“When we first founded our company, it was our goal to be the best boutique real estate firm in Miami,” said André Duek, the company’s CEO and founder with 30+ years of business experience. “After growing our company and surpassing our goals, we were ready to propel our business to the next level. ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is a powerhouse brand, and its global network along with its exceptional reputation will allow us to continue expanding while providing our clients with the highest level of service.”
Founded in 2012, Duek Realty has quickly become a strong reference point for international buyers, specifically in Brazil, looking to purchase a property in Florida. With an average of 200 properties sold per year and nearly 1,500 transactions under their belt, Duek Realty will be joining the Aventura and Boca Raton office under their new brand, DUEK LARA Group by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
“Since Duek Realty was founded, our goal was to constantly be on the edge of information, service and expertise for both our clients and agents,” said Carolina Lara, Broker and co-owner of Duek Realty. “We have always admired ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s culture and standards and we are eager to bring their innovative technology and vast global exposure to our team and our clients.”
ONE Sotheby’s continues to be Florida’s leading real estate brokerage and voice for luxury buyers and sellers on the East Coast. Last November, ONE Sotheby’s acquired Treasure Coast Sotheby’s International Realty, marking the firm’s entrance into the Central Florida market. This year, the leading luxury brokerage is expected to continue to expand.
About ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is Florida’s premier source for luxury real estate and development opportunities with 18 offices spanning from Miami and Key Biscayne to Vero Beach and Melbourne. Since its inception in 2008, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty has recruited more than 900 of the world’s most passionate and well-connected agents. For more than 250 years, the Sotheby’s name has exemplified the promise of a life well lived, and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty’s direct affiliation with Sotheby’s and Sotheby’s International Realty has offered the company unparalleled, global reach – an attribute sellers reap the full benefit of as their homes receive prime exposure to a network of more than 22,700 associates in more than 72 countries and territories with more than 1,000 offices.
In addition to its luxury brokerage division, the firm also boasts a development sales division representing some of Florida’s most successful and prestigious condo developments with a total inventory of over $3.1 billion. Offering committed professionals, backed by a global brand with a heritage of unsurpassed quality, value and trust, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to giving extraordinary lives a home to thrive.
For more information about the South and Central Florida market or about working with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, please visit www.onesothebysrealty.com.