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Christina Pappas Leading MIAMI’s Young Professionals Network

Christina Pappas, 2015 YPN Chairman, MIAMI Association of Realtors
Christina Pappas, 2015 YPN Chairman, MIAMI Association of Realtors

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS is pleased to announce Miami native Christina Pappas as the 2015 chairman of the MIAMI’s Young Professionals Network Leadership Board. The YPN board was recently installed at MIAMI’s Annual Inaugural and Awards Luncheon.

MIAMI’s YPN Council is a dynamic group of young professionals dedicated to supporting the growth and professionalism of MIAMI’s young real estate professionals. It’s a group that wants to stay abreast of the latest Realtor tools, resources, and networking opportunities. MIAMI represents over 35,000 residential, commercial, and international real estate professionals.

Pappas is the youngest member of the Keyes Strategic Planning committee and rebranding initiative. She started working for her father and cousins as a Realtor at The Keyes Company in Coral Gables in 2011. She had a successful hospitality career in Los Angeles before deciding to join the family business.

As a third generation Realtor, Pappas’ real estate blood runs deep. In 2011, Pappas’s grandfather and the chairman of The Keyes Company passed away. Pappas said she quickly decided she did not want to lose any more time not working with family and moved back to Miami to start her Realtor career.

Pappas attended Westminster Christian School in Miami before going to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She graduated from the School of Hotel Administration in 2007 and then went to work in sales for the Viceroy Hotel Group in Los Angeles. She believes her hospitality background has played an integral role in her customer service skills.

Pappas has already several notable achievements on her Realtor resume. She was named The Keyes Company Rookie of the Year in 2012. She was also picked as the Women’s Council of Realtors Rising Star in 2013. Pappas has helped to create a top producing office in Coral Gables, increasing per person productivity to the highest it has been in years.

Pappas is integral in The Keyes’ young professionals and millennial initiative. She is working to change how Keyes markets to customers and agents – and to increase agent production for those under 40 years old from 15 percent of the company’s business to 25 percent in the next five years.

Joining Pappas on the MIAMI YPN Leadership Board are Vice Chairman Jorge Guerra, Jr. of Real Estate Sales Force, Inc.; 2014 Chairman Michelle Rojas, CRS, PMN, GRI, e-Pro, SFR, TRC, CDPE, RSPS of Keller Williams Realty; Erika Enid Abbott of Keller Williams Elite Properties; Christopher Adeleke of Cervera Real Estate Inc.; Jimmy Branham of The Keyes Company, Inc.; Brittney Barreto Sunset of Avatar Real Estate Services; Sarah Elles Boggs of Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Andre Brown of Century 21 King Realty; Alberto Carrillo of Related ISG International Realty; Dania Diaz, TRC, MRP, CNE of RE/MAX Advance Realty; Jorge H. Fernandez of FM Realty Corp.; Saria Finkelstein, CLHMS of Keller Williams Realty; Ines Hegedus-Garcia of Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Michael Jalil of Real Living-First Service Realty; Irina Kim Sang, MBA, M.Phil, TRC of Coldwell Banker Residential RE; Alicia “Ali” L. Lamadrid of Cervera Real Estate, Inc.; Cristina Mas of PointeGroup; Neal Oates Jr., PA, SFR of World Renowned Real Estate; Michael Ortiz of Caliber Home Loans; Miguel A. Salvat of Keller Williams Realty; Albert Vasquez, ABR, SRS of ACM International Realty, Inc.

Danielle Blake, the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Housing, is the MIAMI Association of REALTORS contact for the Young Professionals Network Leadership Board.

Miami YPN uses social media to communicate with the real estate community. Follow YPN at Global or @GlobalYPN or @MiamiYPN on Twitter.

About the MIAMI Association of REALTORS
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 95 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of five organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, the YPN Council and the award-winning International Council, it represents more than 35,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S., and has official partnerships with more than 125 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is


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