Bob Cardenas, Broker and Owner, Engel & Völkers Key West and Orlando-Winter Park Appointed District Vice President of Florida’s Largest Professional Association

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Opportunities among international market and continued education on issues in the housing market seen as focus for the coming year.

“Our biggest opportunity for the coming year is the international market,” says Cardenas.

Bob Cardenas, broker and owner, Engel & Völkers Florida Keys and, Orlando-Winter Park, was recently elected the 2013 District 4 vice president of Florida Realtors®, the state’s largest professional association.

Cardenas, who manages two offices in South Florida, representing a total of 31 Engel & Völkers real estate advisors covering the Florida Keys, Orlando and Winter Park, will serve Florida real estate professionals in District 4, which encompasses Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. This District includes approximately one quarter of all the Realtors located in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Key West Association of Realtors®, Miami Realtors® and the Orlando Regional Realtor® Association.

“Through his passion for real estate and dedication to raising the bar in the profession, Bob exemplifies the core values the Engel & Völkers brand represents,” said Anthony Hitt, COO Engel & Völkers U.S.A. “We are very proud of what Bob has achieved and fortunate to have a broker of his caliber representing Engel & Völkers.”

“Our biggest opportunity for the coming year is the international market,” says Cardenas, who is active in residential and commercial brokerage and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). “International buyers have turned Miami into one of the best residential markets in the country, and many are active in the Florida Keys as well.”

A leader in regional, state and national real estate organizations, Cardenas was 2011 president of the Key West association, and has chaired numerous committees. He has been a director of the state association and a member of the global forum, risk management, and numerous other committees. Cardenas has also been active in the National Association of Realtors®, serving on NAR’s leadership, trends, property management and global business forums.

Cardenas believes that Realtors play a vital role in strengthening Florida communities. “Our members educate the public about the issues in the housing market,” he says. “We care about our communities and are actively involved in civic initiatives.”

About Florida Realtors®,
Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 118,000 members in 63 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at

About Engel & Völkers
From its beginning in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and lease of premium residential and commercial property and yachts. Engel & Völkers opened its first brokerage in the U.S. in 2006 extending its global network of 3,800 real estate advisors in 482 residential brokerages and 39 commercial offices spanning 36 countries offering both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, Engel & Völkers supports its agents with an array of high quality business services; marketing programs and tools; cutting edge mobile, social and web technologies; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals and data. Engel & Völkers is an active supporter of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each brokerage is independently owned and operated. For more information about Engel & Völkers, please visit us at, and

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