Industry veteran Nancy Barreto Hogan left Brown Harris Stevens and is joining Douglas Elliman as an agent.
Hogan was a general manager at Brown Harris Stevens Miami, as well as at Avatar Real Estate Services, which was later acquired by the Brown Harris Stevens.
She transitioned from managing about 80 agents into an agent role last year, but left because “it’s very difficult to be in a position like that and go to sales” and the opportunity presented itself to work at Douglas Elliman.
Hogan, who has chaired the Florida Real Estate Commission and the county’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force’s Education Committee, said she’s looking forward to being an agent at this stage in her career. She’s based out of Elliman’s new Coral Gables office at 1515 Sunset Drive, led by managing broker Maggie Buck.
Brown Harris Stevens Miami president Phil Gutman said that leaving a management role to become a sales agent within the same company can be difficult. “We remain on good terms with Nancy and wish her the best of luck,” he said.
Susan Trevisa of Fortune Development Sales was tapped to handle sales of Monaco Yacht Club & Residences, a 12-story, 39-unit project being developed by Optimum Development USA in Miami Beach. Trevisa was a top producer for Fortune at SLS Lux, and has worked on projects that include The Marquis and Icon Brickell.
JLL hired Brian M. Cornrich as a senior vice president and Merritt Etner as an associate in South Florida. Cornrich previously led the Crest office in Washington, D.C., and Etner was an associate at Cushman & Wakefield in Palm Beach and Broward counties.
Compson Associates hired Valerie Cacciaguida as director of project management for Compson Homes. She will be responsible for the design, planning and execution of the division’s luxury home projects.
Lee & Associates brought on Nicole Messer as a senior vice president of retail investment sales and leasing. Messer was previously vice president at Stiles Realty, broker and owner of NM Commercial Realty and a broker associate with Adler Realty.
As it prepares to open, One Thousand Museum hired Mame Sow as the director of culinary. Sow has worked for Townhouse Restaurant Group, Hotel Rivington and Spot Dessert Bar, where she was pastry chef. She’s also currently the pastry chef at Norman Van Aken’s Three restaurant in Wynwood.
Brown Harris Stevens brought on agents Carlos Siguientes, Cathy Zemsky, Larisa Maslykinas and Andrea Schaefer in the brokerage’s Miami Beach office.
Tim O’Keefe was promoted to executive director of strategic growth and client relations at KW Property Management & Consulting, and Frank Simone, a Miami-based attorney, is now the in-house general counsel for the company. Both were named partners. KW’s portfolio includes Brickell Heights, The Marquis, The Plaza Coral Gables, Jade Signature and Privé at Island Estates.