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|Sustainable Realty Group|
|location_on Coral Gables, FL — EWM Realtors|
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Sustainable Realty Group (SRG) is a unique team of professionals within EWM Realtors committed to the principles of sustainable living. While this team is able to help buyers and sellers transact conventional properties, they are proactively developing the sustainable market in Greater Miami.
Thanks to their background and experience they can help sellers make their home more energy efficient; take advantage of tax incentives; do improvements and help them get the certifications that will make their homes more marketable to buyers looking to save money. They can also help buyers find dwellings that are located in more sustainable neighborhoods; are more energy efficient and with access to alternative modes of transportation.
Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo Carlos has lived in Greater Miami since 1961 and is familiar with the neighborhoods and municipalities that make up Greater Miami. He's a product of the local school system and holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami - School of Architecture where he also studied real estate, engineering and photography.
For about 30 years, Carlos practiced architecture as principal-owner of an architectural firm that was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as "Top 25 Architectural Firms in South Florida". After selling the company he co-founded, he was Sr. VP of The Collage Companies (an Orlando based construction company) and VP of 3D/International (now Parsons Corporation).
Carlos held many leadership positions including President of the American Institute of Architects-Miami Chapter, Rotary Club of Miami; Chair City of West Miami Planning & Zoning Board; Trustee, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; Member of the Strategic Planning Council for Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Director of the Girls Scouts of Tropical Florida, just to mention a few.
Carlos has been committed to sustainable living since his early days as an architectural intern with a former student of Frank Lloyd Wright; one of the authors of organic architecture, the predecessor of Green architecture. Carlos drives a hybrid and lives in a green home. Changing to a hybrid saves him about $1000/yr and over 320 gallons of gasoline. His green house saves him about $2000/year in energy costs.
He joined EWM Realtors, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, in 2003 and is a multi-million dollar producer. But his greatest satisfaction and recognition comes from the people he helps. It is the testimony of his clients that drives Carlos to provide exceptional service. His experience and EWM capabilities make it a perfect combination for providing exceptional service.
Alejandro SalazarAlejandro Salazar was born and raised in Miami and is the product of various local private schools. He studied Business Management at Florida International University (FIU). Alex is very familiar with the various neighborhoods and municipalities that makeup Greater Miami with a focus on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Brickell Area, South Miami, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Key Biscayne and the Beaches.
He was an assistant construction manager for Coastal Construction, a major builder in South Florida. While studying at FIU he obtained his real estate license and joined EWM Realtors and interned with Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo. He and Carlos have worked together ever since, and are now partners in the Sustainable Realty Group at EWM Realtors, Inc.
Alejandro is a first generation American of Cuban descent and fully bi-lingual and bi-cultural. He is also very talented and plays guitar and sings with a local rock band. However his greatest talent is his people skills as he is able to serve the needs of people of all cultural background and socio-economic levels -- Alejandro is a professional and a gentleman.
Denise SicusoDenise Sicuso was born and raised in Long Island, NY and moved to South Florida in 1994. Denise's educational and professional background is closely intertwined with design and marketing. She attended Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and received her AAS in Marketing and Fashion from Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.
For over 10 years she led the Merchandising effort for retail giant Lord & Taylor... first in New York, later in South Florida and eventually as a Regional Fashion Specialist covering the Southeast US. Denise gave up her position in 2000 to raise her children and in 2005 received her real estate licensed and joined EWM both as Realtor Associate.
Denise is a single mother of two school age children and very active in their activities. She currently resides in Pinecrest and a member of the Pinecrest Elementary Educational Excellence School Advisory Committee. Denise is very athletic and participates in running, biking, spinning and kickboxing. She is very well equipped to help buyers and sellers who seek an active lifestyle in our community. She is also well informed about our educational system, so she can help families relocating to our community.
WHAT WE DO!
Led by Architect & Realtor Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo, the Sustainable Realty Group at EWM Realtors, Inc. connects home buyers with sustainable properties in sustainable neighborhoods in Greater Miami. It also educates consumers about the benefits of sustainable living and identifies for architects, builders and developers a market that is being underserved. The Sustainable Realty Group can also help current owners of houses and Miami condos who want to make their Miami homes more sustainable and more marketable to this growing market.
According to the US Commerce Department's Census Bureau, a college graduate will earn about $2.1 million over their adult life. According to American Automobile Association (AAA), a midsize sedan costs over $8,000 a year to own and operate -- over the lifespan of a 30 year mortgage that is over $240,000. If you could save $150/month in electricity you would save over $50,000 in 30 years. If you applied that savings to paying down your mortgage you could save another $60,000 in interest payments... These three items alone represent over $350,000 or over 16% of a college graduate's lifetime earnings. If savings like these encourage you to change to a sustainable lifestyle, then you will want to talk to us.