Daniel de la Vega
President, One Sotheby’s International Realty
Daniel de la Vega is a luxury residential real estate powerhouse and veritable Renaissance man. In addition to being a leader in his field, he enjoys many passions, such as art, sports (he is a former baseball player) and boating. As president of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, he leads by three principles: honesty, dedication and commitment to excellence.
Career path: I wanted to be a real estate developer when I was growing up. In 2004, I started my career at a construction company called Delant Construction.
What makes One Sotheby’s different? ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is the luxury leader in real estate with 10 offices all over Miami with more than 550 agents. ONE SIR averages more than $2.6 billion in sales a year and holds the majority market share of luxury condominiums sold for over $1 million with more than 18 exclusive luxury developments in both Miami-Dade and Broward County. As an affiliate of the Sotheby’s Auction House, art is engraved in the brokerage firm’s roots with an extensive network of more than 18,000 agent affiliates in more than 60 countries. ONE SIR recently partnered with the National Young Arts Foundation and is also the exclusive partner of the Miami Heat while it invests its philanthropic efforts in supporting the Lotus House Shelter, Women In Distress and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. ONE SIR witnessed a 56 percent growth year-over-year in 2013, the largest growth rate to date. It continues to market Miami as the world’s eminent cultural hub and cultivate the global luxury real estate market and lifestyle.
Biggest challenge? Not having enough hours in my day.
Secret to your success: The people I have around me.
Can’t Live Without: My daughter
Car: 1970 Mercedes 280SL
Watch Brands: Rolex and Audemars Piguet
Dream Vacation: St. Barts
Three Things You Pack While Traveling: iPad, multiple chargers and Silver Creed Mountain Water cologne
Best Family Vacation: Summer in Aspen, Colorado
Brunch Spot: Ariete
Happy Hour Spot: Riviera Country Club
Spa: Soho Beach House
CHARITY: ONE Sotheby’s International Realty is very philanthropic. We support several local charities, including Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Lotus House and the Miami Heat Charitable Fund. The Nicklaus Children’s hospital is especially close to my heart right now because my wife and I just had our first baby girl, Mila. nicklauschildrens.org