Hi! I am one of the newest members of the Gotta Jav team. My professional past includes starting up and running a few businesses…a mortgage business for close to 20 years, a children’s art education program and a financial advisory. Born and raised in Astoria in the eclectic borough of Queens in New York City, my ‘rents decided to relocate us to Paradise in the ’70s. In those days South Beach was Heaven’s Gate where we went to visit the grand’rents; Coconut Grove was our Greenwich Village South; Coral Gables had not one single outdoor cafe; Key Biscayne was the domain of the Key Rats; and you only ventured into Downtown Miami if absolutely necessary (maybe to get your passport). There was no MetroRail to get you to and from the HEAT Games …actually the only heat around those days was the weather.
I am one of the few residents here privileged enough to have seen snow in Miami on January 19, 1977 !!!! Well…actually it was hale…but as my dad says “Never let the truth keep you from a good story”. He also says “Don’t worry about people talking behind your back. Worry when they don’t”. My dad…a wise guy. But it was not him but mom who lured me into real estate while pursuing my MBA @ FIU. She needed contributions to my long distance phone call fund. After all I had left many friends behind in Europe while studying abroad (this was before getting serious). Like I said before Real Estate is my passion. Or did I say ? I should have never left but glad to be back !!!! My home is in Coral Gables, my office in Coconut Grove and my playground is the Magic City !!! See you soon.