Real Estate

Movers & Shakers: Anna Sherrill Joins Official, Leads Raleigh Rosewood Sales in Miami Beach

Anna Sherrill joins Official as sales director for Raleigh Rosewood's 44-unit condo tower in Miami Beach.

By Doug Elli

6/10, 09:49 EDT

Key Takeaway

  • Top agent Anna Sherrill leaves One Sotheby’s for Official, taking over sales for Raleigh Rosewood Residences and Hotel in Miami Beach.
  • Cushman & Wakefield appoints Joe Caridi as managing director for South Florida, overseeing 450 employees across multiple cities.
  • Natiivo Hospitality names Yoav Gery as president; ANF Group promotes Tom Kosier to director of preconstruction and hires Becky Weir as marketing director.

Summer Slowdown in South Florida Real Estate

As the summer slowdown sets in, South Florida's real estate market remains dynamic with significant hiring moves. One of the most notable shifts involves top One Sotheby’s International Realty agent Anna Sherrill, who has transitioned to Official, taking over as sales director for the Raleigh Rosewood Residences and Hotel in Miami Beach. This move comes as developer Michael Shvo has tapped Oren and Tal Alexander’s Official to lead sales for the planned 17-story, 44-unit oceanfront condo tower at 1751, 1757, and 1775 Collins Avenue. Sherrill's extensive experience, including her work on high-profile projects like the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences at the Surf Club, positions her well for this new role.

Key Appointments in South Florida

In addition to Sherrill's move, Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Joe Caridi as managing director for its South Florida operations. Caridi, relocating from Long Island, will join current managing principal Wanda Riley in overseeing a team of 450 across Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach. Meanwhile, Natiivo Hospitality has named Yoav Gery as its president. Gery, with a background that includes roles at Viceroy Hotel Group and WeWork, will bring his extensive experience to the Miami-based firm. Additionally, ANF Group has promoted Tom Kosier to director of preconstruction and hired Becky Weir as director of marketing, further strengthening its leadership team.

Broader Implications for the Market

These strategic hires and appointments reflect broader trends in the South Florida real estate market. The region continues to attract top talent and experienced professionals, underscoring its appeal as a hub for real estate development and investment. The moves by Cushman & Wakefield and Natiivo Hospitality, in particular, highlight the ongoing demand for leadership in managing and expanding real estate portfolios in this vibrant market. The influx of experienced professionals is likely to drive innovation and growth, contributing to the region's economic vitality.

Controversies and Challenges

However, the market is not without its challenges. Oren Alexander, co-founder of Official, is currently embroiled in legal controversies. Lawsuits have been filed against Oren and his twin brother Alon, accusing them of sexual assault. These allegations, which date back to incidents in 2010 and 2012, have cast a shadow over the Alexander Team, known for its significant real estate sales in luxury markets. The lawsuits describe disturbing acts of gender-based violence, resulting in psychological trauma for the victims. The legal battles could impact the reputation and operations of Official, potentially affecting its projects and partnerships.

Market Dynamics and Future Outlook

Despite these controversies, the South Florida real estate market remains robust. The region's attractiveness for real estate development is evident in the continued hiring of top professionals and the launch of new projects. The market dynamics, characterized by strategic appointments and high-profile developments, suggest a positive outlook for the future. However, the legal challenges faced by key players like Oren Alexander highlight the complexities and risks inherent in the industry. As the market evolves, stakeholders will need to navigate these challenges while capitalizing on opportunities for growth and innovation.