The Cherry Group Joins ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

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Leaders in Miami’s coastal region align with South Florida’s growing luxury real estate firm.

The Cherry Group Joins One Sotheby's International Realty

We believe in bringing the highest level of personal attention to our listings, and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty demands of its agents the same service and marketing standards that we expect of ourselves.

Beth Butler, President and COO of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, announced today that The Cherry Group, perennially ranked in the top one percent of all realtors nationwide, has joined the firm.

With more than 20 years of experience, The Cherry Group is led by Sylvia Cherry and Gary Hecht. The team is recognized among the top 100 realtors in Florida, and specializes in Miami's coastal region, including Miami Beach and its islands, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables.

Cherry and Hecht are Certified Negotiations Specialists and are founding members of The Luxury Home Marketing Council. Additionally, Cherry is a Certified Residential Specialist and member of The Master Broker Forum, while Hecht is an Accredited Buyer’s Representative.

Cherry, a native of Cuba, and Hecht have a deep expertise in the Hispanic market, serving both local and South American clientele, and know how to effectively reach this niche demographic. Prior to embarking in real estate, Hecht was a successful public relations and marketing professional, including serving as founder and director of The Bravo Group, the first international, full-service advertising and marketing agency serving the Hispanic market.

As active members of the Miami community, Cherry has served the children of Miami for many years as a Guardian ad Litem, a capacity in which she is charged with representing the best interests of minors. Hecht, who was elected to The Coconut Grove Village Council for four years and served as a Council Chairman, holds a seat on The City of Miami's Historic and Environmental Preservation Board.

“The Cherry Group’s record of sales achievement, superb client and marketing services, and multicultural perspective align perfectly with the ONE Sotheby’s International Realty brand,” said Butler. “We are delighted to welcome them as an integral part of our team and look forward to their continued success.”

“We believe in bringing the highest level of personal attention to our listings, and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty demands of its agents the same service and marketing standards that we expect of ourselves,” added Cherry.

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About ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
ONE Sotheby's International Realty is the fastest growing luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida. The firm has eight offices in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Aventura, Brickell and Key Biscayne, and has recruited more than 300 agents in just four years. In 2012, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty achieved sales of more than $1.3 billion and was involved in six of Miami-Dade County’s 10 largest transactions last year, which ranged from $13.8 million to $47 million. Led by CEO Mayi De La Vega, the brokerage firm has realized a 30 percent growth year-over-year from 2011 and holds the majority market share of properties sold for over $1 million. An affiliate of the Sotheby's International Realty® brand, which currently has more than 12,800 sales associates throughout 660 offices in 47 countries and territories worldwide, ONE Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the venerable Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. For more information, please visit http://www.onesothebysrealty.com.

About Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, Inc.
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit http://www.sothebysrealty.com.

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