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Our talented and dedicated sales professionals and executives will ensure you find what you visualize for your Miami Real Estate Investments.

Executive

Tony Cho

President & CEO

tcho@metro1.com

305-909-6775

Tony Cho

President & CEO

Email Address: tcho@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-909-6775

Founder and CEO of Metro 1, Tony Cho has dedicated his career to revitalizing and shaping neighborhoods in the urban core of South Florida. He has a passion and vision for what South Florida is today and where it will be in the decades to follow.

Through his career in real estate Tony has become a specialist in large-scale urban core assemblages, adaptive reuse/mixed use development, as well as hospitality, retail, land and industrial brokerage and management. Tony Cho has been involved in the acquisition, leasing, management and disposition of many assets over the past 10 years and continues to blaze the trail for his team of highly skilled and specialized associates.

As the CEO of Metro 1, Tony manages his dedicated team of 50 executives and sales associates. He regularly consults for Fortune 500 companies, credit tenants, investors, and development partners. In its 10 years, Metro 1 has completed over $1 billion in real estate transactions and has been recognized every year since 2011 as one of the top 25 commercial real estate organizations in South Florida by the South Florida Business Journal.

Tony Cho’s passion for the urban core inspired him to be one of a founding board member of the Wynwood Business Improvement District. He continues to give back to the community and has formed and funded Metro 1 Community in order to achieve his goal of ongoing charitable participation and shaping neighborhoods.

A Floridian Native originally from Vero Beach, Tony attended Northwestern University in Chicago. Tony and his wife reside in Miami.

  • Accolades
  • July 2011, Young Leader of the Year by the Urban Land Institute
  • June 2012, South Florida Business Journal 40 under 40
  • President of the Board of Directors for the Non-Violence Project
  • Member of the Executive Committee for the Friends of the New World Symphony Member of the Commercial Board of Governors for the Miami Association of Realtors®
  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member)
  • 2007, GRI Certificate (Graduate Realtor Institute)

Peter Andolina

Executive Director, Metro 1 Land & Development

pandolina@metro1.com

305-909-6775

Peter Andolina

Executive Director, Metro 1 Land & Development

Email Address: pandolina@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-909-6775

Specialties: Land and Development Sites within the Urban Core.

Peter Andolina is Executive Director of M1 Land—a specialty division within Metro 1 Commercial. The seasoned commercial real estate professional has more than two decades of experience specifically in land and development site sales. Over the years, he has brokered nearly 5 million square feet of land and development site transactions for properties located within South Florida’s urban neighborhoods.

Mr. Andolina has completed more than $400 million in transactions, brokering commercial and mixed-use properties along the Biscayne Corridor and land for the development of several completed condominium projects including Quantum, Paramount Bay, New Wave, Baylofts, Brickell on the River, Plaza 22, and Yorker. Among Mr. Andolina’s noteworthy transactions was the 2004 sale of the 54-acre Florida East Coast Railway’s rail yards to the developers of what is now Midtown Miami.

Counted among the $100-million-plus worth of office buildings Mr. Andolina has sold are the Region’s Bank Building, 1550 Biscayne, 2200 Biscayne, 3050 Biscayne, 4700 Biscayne, and 3415 NE 2nd Avenue. He has also sold properties in Little Havana, Overtown, and Little River neighborhoods to developers of affordable housing.

Prior to joining Metro 1 Properties, Mr. Andolina operated his own real estate company, Andolina Real Estate, where he concentrated on properties located within the Biscayne Corridor, north of Downtown Miami. He previously partnered with commercial real estate specialist Edie Laquer, and together they brokered significant land sales in the Coconut Grove, Brickell, and Downtown Miami areas.

Before embarking on a career in commercial real estate brokerage, Mr. Andolina was an attorney and served as Deputy Director for the Miami Downtown Development Authority for nearly 15 years. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Mr. Andolina earned a law degree from the University of Buffalo School of Law.

Scott Silver

Director, M1 Advisory and Development Services

ssilver@metro1.com

Scott Silver

Director, M1 Advisory and Development Services

Email Address: ssilver@metro1.com

Silver is Executive Director of M1 Advisory and Development Services, a division of Metro 1 Commercial Real Estate, Inc. Silver provides expert consulting to clients on property acquisitions, planning, commercial loan workouts, property repositioning, and general strategy for real estate developers, brokers, and investors doing business in South Florida. Silver has more than 30 years of experience serving as a principal in various real estate ventures, as well as a representative and consultant for major developers throughout South Florida. Over the past three decades, Silver has been involved in some of the region’s most notable projects and transactions including the repositioning and entitlement of the Palmetto Bay Village Center.

Other representative projects which Silver has worked on with various partners include the development and construction of 9350 Financial Ctr. (115,000 SF office and retail building next to Shorty’s on US 1); 1110 Brickell (100,000 SF office and retail building, renovation and substantial lease up); Shops at Killian and Killian Office Park (60,000 SF office and retail developments); NMA 36 (retail redevelopment on N. Miami Ave. and 36 Street); South Park Center (80,000 SF office and flex warehouse development in South Dade); land assemblages for the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove and Mayfair Lofts, as well as many other office and retail projects over 25 years.

Additionally, he acted as a consultant at the inception on development issues and on brokerage for Midtown Miami, One Miami, Met 1, 2 and 3, Blue, Marina Blue and others. Mr. Silver is also a senior partner in the law firm of Silver & Garvett, P.A., and has been an attorney handling real estate related matters since 1982.

Mr. Silver is also a senior partner in the law firm of Silver & Garvett, P.A., and has been an attorney handling real estate related matters since 1982.

Silver obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. He also holds a Florida real estate sales license.

Ximena Cho

Director, Metro 1 Community

xcho@metro1.com

Ximena Cho

Director, Metro 1 Community

Email Address: xcho@metro1.com

Ximena Cho has a long standing history of community service and client relations. Having volunteered significant amounts of time and effort to charitable causes for most of her life, she is in tune with the needs of the community and possesses the dedication and passion to coordinate large scale initiatives. Ximena’s passion for community service began as a child in her native country of Colombia, where together with her family, she spent countless hours working with the needy and homeless of her community. At the age of 11, Ximena came to live in Miami with her family and attended the University School, where she graduated with honors and over 1,000 hours of community service in local hospital cancer and neonatal units, the Baudhuin Preschool for children with autism and Best Buddies among others. At that point, Ximena decided to channel her love of working with people into a career in fashion and received a degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Miami International University of Art & Design, formerly International Fine Arts College. Her career remained geared towards the public and client relations as she progressed from Latin American sales at Hugo Boss to real estate and eventually entering the health and beauty field in the spa and skin care industry.

Throughout her career, Ximena has remained dedicated to various charitable causes such as Lotus House Women’s Shelter, Yoga Gangsters for at risk youth, The River Fund homeless assistance, Style Saves and the Miami Rescue Mission as well as being an avid supporter of the New World Symphony. At the heart of all her initiatives, she has always had a fervor for helping people and has now found the perfect niche wherein to do what she loves – community service.

As the Director for Metro 1 Community, Ximena hopes to significantly impact the neighborhoods which the organization serves and to take the initiatives of community education and outreach to new levels. As Director, she will be in charge of conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of projects associated with community relations as well as coordination of existing directives and ventures. Ximena strives to achieve fulfillment of Metro 1 Community’s vision and mission to its greatest extent.

Andres Nava

Vice President of Commercial Leasing, Metro 1 Commercial

anava@metro1.com

305-909-6775

Andres Nava

Vice President of Commercial Leasing, Metro 1 Commercial

Email Address: anava@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-909-6775

Andres Nava currently serves as Metro 1 Commercial’s Vice President of Commercial Leasing.

Nava joined Metro 1 in 2013 and since then, he has aided in the completion of than 100 individual transactions, totaling 200,000 square feet and more than $100 million in volume. Nava was instrumental for getting Metro 1 recognized by Costar in 2016 as Top Leasing Firm, Top Sales Firm, Top Retail Leasing Broker, and Top Sales Broker.

Before joining Metro 1, Andres Nava worked extensively in the retail sector (ZARA, Louis Vuitton) as well as community focused organizations such as WADA, the Wynwood Arts District Association, which later was incorporated into the BID.

In his 4-year tenure, Andres has proven to be the most creative agent in Miami. He truly understands the art of branding, marketing, print, video production, and its relation to sales.

Nava holds a Finance Degree from the Florida International University.

Commercial

Bernardita Banfi

Broker Associate

bbanfi@metro1.com

305-600-9876

Bernardita Banfi

Broker Associate

Email Address: bbanfi@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-600-9876

Bernardita Banfi is a Broker Associate specializing in leasing of Retail & Creative Office space in the Miami Urban Core. Working with our Leasing Director, she is responsible for the tenant curation of our most valuable assets and listings.

Fabian Graff

Commercial Sales Associate

fgraff@metro1.com

305-909-6775

Fabian Graff

Commercial Sales Associate

Email Address: fgraff@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-909-6775

Specialties: Investment Sales in Greater Miami Region.

Fabian Graff is a seasoned investment sales broker who has developed extensive experience in serving the Greater Miami Region. Mr. Graff, who has more than seven years of industry experience, also provides consulting services for businesses.
Mr. Graff’s clients benefit from his years of experience in the finance and hospitality industries. Prior to joining Metro 1 Commercial, Mr. Graff spent many years in the lending industry working with Argent Mortgage and Citi Group.

Mr. Graff is also a partner in a national debt settlement and credit repair company, as well as a marketing and consumer sourcing company for various business types, such as affordable legal plans for the foreclosure market. His entrepreneurial spirit and expertise allow him to analyze and identify business opportunities across very different industries and provide extremely valuable consulting and valuation services to his clients.

Active in industry associations, Mr. Graff is a member of the International Council of Shopping Center (ICSC), the National Association of Industrial & Office properties (NAIOP), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Jenny May

Associate - Investment Sales

jmay@metro1.com

305-801-7511

Jenny May

Associate - Investment Sales

Email Address: jmay@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-801-7511

Jenny Arias May is a Commercial Broker Associate with Metro 1 Commercial and has been actively involved in real estate for 16 years, primarily focused on representing developers in acquiring sites for Condo, Multifamily, Hospitality and Retail projects in the Southeast Florida market. Ms. May is also an originator for the Multifamily Advisory Group at Metro 1 Commercial, focused on identifying multifamily assets of 100 units or more in the Southeast Florida market. Additionally, she assists the firm in identifying the acquisition of cash flowing assets/value-add properties for Investment Groups and Private Investors along the US 1 Corridor.

In addition to her career accomplishments, Ms. May is also an avid environmentalist, having served as an appointed member to the City of Coral Gables Green Task Force, in addition to having worked at the State and local level as an advisor on the Clean Air Act and Climate Change Issues.

Ms. May served on the 2013-2014 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Committee on Land Use, Property Rights, and Sustainable Development as well as Co-founding TREEmendous Miami.

Ms. May is dedicated to her work and to the local Miami community, serving on several boards which promote sustainability, global education, and preserving our youth to a safe and healthy future. She serves and has served on several boards and committees throughout Miami Dade County which include, CREW Miami, USGBC, DREAM IN GREEN, The Girl Scouts of Tropical South Florida, Miami Dade Land Trust, and The City of Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Arias May graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry from Florida International University.

Jeannie Kelly

Associate - Investment Sales

jkelly@metro1.com

786 566 0251

Jeannie Kelly

Associate - Investment Sales

Email Address: jkelly@metro1.com

Phone Number: 786 566 0251

Jean Kelly has over 10 years of experience in real estate. She received her Georgia real estate license in 2002 and Florida license in 2010. She has incorporated her own business model to allow herself to work with investors, builders, as well as athletes like the Thrashers Hockey team. Her experience in real estate, design, and brand management (Marketing & PR) builds a strong foundation for closing real estate deals. In the past 3 years, Jean has been working in commercial real estate, selling bulk real estate including multi-family unit buildings, land sales, and shopping centers.  Currently, she is working with Metro 1, covering the Allapattah area and cultivating a trend in the Magic City Development.  Her natural ability to foresee trends continues to assist in developing the real estate model here in Miami, Florida.

Jack Conrad

Associate – Investment Sales

jconrad@metro1.com

3056133412

Jack Conrad

Associate – Investment Sales

Email Address: jconrad@metro1.com

Phone Number: 3056133412

Jack Conrad is an Investment Sales Associate at Metro 1 Commercial. He is partnered with Tony Cho, specializing in investment sales with a focus on real estate located in emerging neighborhoods within Miami’s urban core.

Prior to joining Metro 1, Jack held executive-level commercial banking roles for over two decades with Bank United and JP Morgan Chase. His strong financial background allows him to discern and execute client needs, while his thorough market research and financial analysis brings value to investment collaborations. Jack’s clients appreciate his strong communication skills and attention to detail. By always relying on the latest market information and implementing precise strategies, Jack offers superior level of expertise and commitment to help clients achieve their financial goals. Whether it is fine tuning an investment strategy, marketing a property or locating future opportunities, Jack can advise his clients on the best course of action.

Residential

Flavia Tallo

Urban Sales Associate

ftallo@metro1.com

305-978-5463

Flavia Tallo

Urban Sales Associate

Email Address: ftallo@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-978-5463

A world-traveled Brazilian jetsetter, having lived in Hong Kong and Boston, Flavia is someone who is able to win over any individual regardless of what culture they belong to. She specializes in high-end condos, luxury homes and furniture showrooms in South Florida. After spending many years as the Leasing Director for one of the largest design centers in the United States, “DCOTA”, she is currently developing her skills with Metro 1. Without a doubt, her knowledge in both residential and commercial properties will make her an asset to any client. Her eight-year extensive experience in real estate has deemed her one of the most sought after international agents in the Miami.

Karen Alvarez

Urban Sales Associate

kalvarez@metro1.com

305-505-1286

Karen Alvarez

Urban Sales Associate

Email Address: kalvarez@metro1.com

Phone Number: 305-505-1286

Specialty: Residential and Commercial properties, REOs and Short Sales.
Hometown: Miami.

Karen has 10+ years of experience in Real Estate, specializing in Residential and Commercial properties, REOs and Short Sales. She brings with her a deep commitment to the service of both Sellers and Buyers. With excellent interpersonal abilities along with negotiating and closing skills, Karen offers her clients strong knowledge of the South Florida market, aligned with determination, preparedness and her enthusiastic personality. Providing exceptional customer service by going above and beyond is her ultimate goal. “Buyers market? Sellers market? Auction market? This is a unique market! You need an experienced Realtor to navigate you through the many different options. Whether you’re looking for a Condo, House, 2nd Home or an Investment Property, I’ll assist you in a smart decision. It’s your move… I’ll work hard and guide you through a smooth purchase process. At your service!” Karen has numerous accolades relating to her dedication in Real Estate and is a member of Florida Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Realtor Commercial Alliance, RAMB, Realtor Association of Miami and the Beaches, and Yoga Alliance of America. In addition, this native Miamian holds the following designations: GRI, CDPE, REOS, TRC, SRES, ABR, CLHM, 2012 Residential Sales Top Producer.

Ruben Matz - In Memoriam

Urban Sales Associate

Ruben Matz - In Memoriam

Urban Sales Associate

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