Founder & CEO
Miguel Maria was born in Colombia and moved to the United States in 2001 at the age of 20, in pursuit of a better future. He initially took a job working at a cafeteria in a Miami hotel. Noticing construction taking off in 2002 he looked for a way into the real estate industry and found work with investors who were purchasing, remodeling, and selling single family homes in the Tampa Bay area.
Miguel immediately fell in love with the business, and quickly learned from the investors who became mentors to him. They saw his potential and within a year in the industry he moved up within the company managing over 150 properties in Tampa Bay, Orlando, and Jacksonville, FL. His responsibilities included hiring contractors, managing rehab projects, and managing rental units, many of which were leased through subsidized housing programs such as Section 8.
Real estate soon became Miguel’s passion and career as he first became a residential real estate appraiser and then continued his education in real estate sales achieving his broker associate license. From the beginning Miguel achieved top sales awards for gross commissions earned and volume of real estate sold. In just his second year in the sales business Miguel became one of the top five sales associates in one of South Florida's largest real estate firms. More recently, he joined forces with the Century 21 Commercial division and is actively in pursuit of customer satisfaction.
All of this experience has helped him to develop a strong relationship with his loyal investors to find great deals to flip or to keep for their rental portfolios while paying fair prices to sellers.
Miguel’s top skills include bilingual English/Spanish, finding distressed properties for investment purposes and negotiation.