MIAMI — The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) installed 2023 MIAMI Chairman of the Board Ines Hegedus-Garcia, C2EX at its Inaugural & Awards Celebration on Feb. 3 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.
“I am honored and privileged to have been elected chairman of an innovative, forward-thinking and member-driven association,” Hegedus-Garcia said. “MIAMI REALTORS® is led by 112 selfless, volunteer leaders that represent every local South Florida market and real estate specialty. I look forward to an exciting year where MIAMI professionals and volunteer leaders continue Miami’s mission to be the business and public policy advocate for Realtors.”
The MIAMI Corporate Board is dedicated to leadership in the industry, the real estate profession, and the communities they serve. MIAMI leaders impact key policy decisions and important issues affecting the industry, analyze information, and are actively and visibly involved in real estate related issues, events, and programming.
New MIAMI Chairman is Leading Prop-Tech, Global Speaker
Hegedus-Garcia is the executive vice president at Avanti Way Realty, which has 13 office locations in Florida.
She is at the forefront of the prop-tech industry due to her industry leadership and hands-on approach to technology adoption.
Hegedus-Garcia has been identified by the National Association of REALTORS® as a thought leader because of her progressive ideas about real estate. Today she is called upon for speaking engagements all over the world to educate others about the power of new media and Hegedus-Garcia’s participation in leadership, as well as the early adoption of social media have earned her recognition and respect amongst her peers and clients.
Hegedus-Garcia is a long-time MIAMI REALTORS® leader. She served as the 2019 MIAMI residential president.
She is also a NAR and Florida REALTORS® director. Hegedus-Garcia is the 2023 chair of NAR’s federal technology committee and sits on the board of directors of Second Century Ventures, NAR’s capital venture arm. She is also the vice-chair of the Board Leadership Forum for Florida REALTORS® and was the 2022 chair of the communications committee.
Hegedus-Garcia is bilingual and is credentialed with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Miami. She is a published author whose articles are read by thousands each month on Miamism.com
Announcing the 2023 MIAMI Corporate Board
Joining Hegedus-Garcia are Chairman of the Board-Elect Augusto J. Fonte, CCIM of AJF Properties, Inc.; 2022 Chairman of the Board Fernando Arencibia Jr., C2EX, CDPE, PSA, e-PRO® of Arenci Properties Realty; Secretary Peter Ortega, C2EX of Keller Williams Miami Beach; Treasurer Natascha Tello of Keller Williams Realty (Level 5 Leadership); MIAMI Commercial President Jennifer M. Forbes, C2EX of Commercial TeamMates, Inc.; MIAMI Residential President Eddie Blanco of Stratwell; BROWARD-MIAMI President Alfredo Pujol, BPOR, MRP of Keller Williams Realty Partners; JTHS-MIAMI President Martha Gillespie-Beeman, ABR, CIPS, C2EX, CNE, Green, GRO, MRP of The Sheehan Agency; YPN President Katherine Arteta, C2EX, SFR, SRS of Luxe Properties; MIAMI Commercial President-Elect Lorenzo Perez Jr., CCIM, CIPS, MSIRE of Premier International Properties; MIAMI Residential President-Elect Justine Jimenez Garcia, CRS, CDPE, C2EX, AHWD, MRP of Countywide Properties ERA; BROWARD-MIAMI President-Elect Venus Proffer, PMN, CRS, e-PRO®, PSA, MRP, CLHMS of Coldwell Banker Realty; JTHS-MIAMI President-Elect Charles Siebrecht, PMN, CRS, e-PRO®, PSA of Professional Real Estate Advisors; YPN President-Elect Dania Diaz, TRC, MRP, CNE, C2EX, PSA of RE/MAX Advance Realty; Director Patricia C. Anglero of Galleria International Realty; Director Chandra Etienne, C2EX, PSA, AHWD, MSIRE of Village Premier Collection; Director Sharon Lindblade, C2EX, CIPS, GRI, PMN of C21 Hansen Realty; Director Christina Pappas, C2EX, AHWD of The Keyes Company; Director Donna Reid, AHWD of Coldwell Banker Realty.
Teresa King Kinney, RCE, CAE, CIPS, AHWD, C2EX, RSPS serves as the CEO for the MIAMI Association of Realtors.
About the MIAMI Association of Realtors®
The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 103 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations: MIAMI RESIDENTIAL, MIAMI COMMERCIAL; BROWARD-MIAMI, a division of MIAMI Realtors; JTHS-MIAMI, a division of MIAMI Realtors in the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound area; MIAMI YPN, our Young Professionals Network Council; and the award-winning MIAMI Global Council. MIAMI REALTORS represents nearly 60,000 total 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 242 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI REALTORS has launched its new YPN Global and will host the first-ever YPN Global Congress on Feb. 12-15, 2023, in Dubai. MIAMI has been selected to host the prestigious FIABCI World Congress on June 5-9, 2023. MIAMI’s official website is www.miamirealtors.com