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  • Palm Beach County Condominium Luxury Sales Jump 28 Percent in December

    Jan 22, 2019
    Palm Beach County condominium luxury home sales jumped 28 percent in December as $1-million-and-up homebuyers continue selecting Palm Beach’s incredible live, work and play lifestyle, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Single-Family Home Median Prices Increase in December

    Jan 22, 2019
    Broward County single-family home median sale prices rose 2.9 percent to $350,000 in December 2018 as Broward existing condos sold between $400K to $600 increased 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Mid-Market Miami Single-Family Home Sales Rise 9.4 Percent in December

    Jan 22, 2019
    Mid-market Miami single-family home sales rose 9.4 percent in December, evidence of strong demand in one of the nation’s most sought-after real estate markets, according the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Sign Four International Agreements at Miami International Congress

    Jan 07, 2019
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) signed four international collaboration agreements during its recent Miami International Congress. MIAMI now has 204 international partners. These alliances create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. The bilateral agreements also provide resources, visibility and connections for MIAMI’s international partners.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners to Host Miami Shores Plaza 98 Monthly Events

    Dec 26, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) is partnering to host free monthly community events from 5-8 p.m. on Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 13 at Miami Shores’ new community destination, Plaza 98, at 9802 NE 2nd Ave. The events are open to all ages and feature family entertainment and games and food and drink for purchase.
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  • Palm Beach County Condominium Sales Continue Rising in November

    Dec 19, 2018
    Palm Beach County condominium sales have now increased in 12 of the last 13 months after another strong November of condo sales, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Condo Sales Rise for Eighth Consecutive Month

    Dec 19, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the eighth consecutive month in November as total Broward home sales increased 4.3 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fifth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Dec 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales increased 7 percent year-over-year in November, marking the market’s fifth consecutive month of year-over-year transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Signs 15 New Collaboration Agreements with AMPI Chapters in Mexico

    Dec 17, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is honored to have recently signed 15 new international collaboration agreements with local chapters of AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals, at the 2018 AMPI National Real Estate Congress in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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  • South Florida’s Biggest Open House Weekend Set for December 8-9

    Dec 07, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) is organizing South Florida’s biggest open house weekend of the year for December 8-9. MIAMI expects more than 2,000 properties at every price range to host open houses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties. More than $1 billion in houses and condos are participating.
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  • Palm Beach County Home Sales Register Robust October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 17.1 percent year-over-year in October as median prices and dollar volume rose for all properties, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Broward Existing Condo Sales Continue Upward Trend, Surge 20 Percent in October

    Nov 21, 2018
    Broward County existing condominium sales increased for the seventh consecutive month in October, this time rising 20 percent year-over-year, as total Broward County home sales surged 15.1 percent year-over-year, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Miami Real Estate Posts Fourth Consecutive Month of Rising Home Sales

    Nov 21, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 14.7 percent year-over-year in October, marking the market’s fourth consecutive month of year-over-year home transaction gains, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI Realtors Partners with FIABCI-Arabic Countries

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) recently signed an international collaboration agreement with FIABCI-Arabic Countries during FIABCI World President -Elect and FIABCI-Arabic Countries President Walid Moussa’s visit to Miami, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 180 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy. FIABCI-Arabic Countries includes United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Bahrein, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait.
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  • MIAMI Realtors and Turkey Federation Sign International Partnership

    Nov 21, 2018
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) signed an international honorary reciprocal agreement with Türkiye Tüm Emlak Müşavirleri Federasyonu (TEMFED) at the 24th Annual Miami International Real Estate Congress in Coral Gables, increasing MIAMI’s international partners to 179 (the most of any U.S. Realtor association). The alliance will create business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhance Miami’s global position and strengthen the local economy.
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  • Total Palm Beach Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Palm Beach County home sales increased 7.4 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Broward Home Sales Increase in 3Q 2018

    Nov 07, 2018
    Total Broward County home sales increased 5.9 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Jump in 3Q 2018

    Nov 05, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 15.2 percent in 3Q 2018 as median prices for all properties rose for the 27th consecutive quarter, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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  • MIAMI International Real Estate Congress to Feature Delegates from 12 Countries

    Oct 22, 2018
    Delegates from 12 foreign countries will participate in the 24th annual MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) International Real Estate Congress on Oct. 28-30 at the Biltmore Hotel. More than 300 real estate professionals will attend the prestigious event, which will feature 20 industry speakers, numerous panels and marketing sessions.
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  • Total Miami Home Sales Surge a Year after Hurricane Irma

    Oct 19, 2018
    Total Miami-Dade County home sales surged 35.7 percent last month a year after Hurricane Irma brought minimal damage and stalled hundreds of sales in September 2017, according to a new report by the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
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Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Commercial Realtors

by | Apr 24, 2017



By Chris Umpierre

MIAMI Staff

 

Barbara Tria smiles and laughs when asked how she feels about being a role model.

A humble person who’d rather not be in the spotlight, Tria won’t say it, but there’s no doubt she is inspiring Miami-Dade County female commercial Realtors.

An award-winning South Florida commercial Broker-Associate in an industry that has historically lacked women, Tria has climbed the ranks. The 2013 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) Commercial Realtor of the Year, Tria has gone from conducting leasing deals at a Charlotte, N.C. firm in the 1980s to being a top broker at Kerdyk Real Estate in Coral Gables.

Tria and Fairchild Partners Realtor Maria G. Juncadella are the 2015 Commercial President and the President-Elect, respectively, of the REALTORS Commercial Alliance MIAMI Board of Governors. Their top positions are inspiring news as women comprise just 43 percent of the commercial real estate labor force in the U.S., according to the latest Commercial Real Estate Women survey. Only 9 percent of female respondents said they held the positions of president, chief executive, chief financial officer or chief operating officer, while 22 percent of male respondents had those jobs.

“Our industry has come to recognize the positive nuances in communication and service skills that women bring to a successful transaction, and Barbara pairs her mastery of those nuances with a sophisticated knowledge of deal making,” said Juncadella, who is the Vice President Principal at Coral Gables-based Fairchild Partners Inc. “These rare qualities go a long way in bridging the waning yet still present gender-gap in commercial real estate.”

Tria— who began her career in 1986 leasing industrial, flex space and office for Charlotte, N.C.-based developer Levine Properties — believes role models should have a specific definition.

“When you’re talking about being a role model, to me the role model title is not about what you’re doing for a living. It’s about looking for other opportunities and not being afraid to challenge yourself,” Tria said. “I’m happy to be in a career where there hasn’t been a lot of women historically speaking. But a role model should always be about learning and improving your skill set.”

Tria has lived up to that belief. She was one of the first employees at Levine, which was recently formed when she joined the company. Over the past four decades, she has pushed herself to improve and develop her craft.

“It’s interesting how we find our path. For me getting into commercial real estate was finding a connection with a family developing in Charlotte, North Carolina,” Tria said. “I was employee number one. I had an opportunity to learn and develop.”

In the late 1980s, Tria and her husband moved to Miami to be closer to family. In 1995, Tria joined the well-known firm Kerdyk Real Estate. She’s been involved in several significant deals on Miracle Mile, including leasing the popular Seasons 52 restaurant.

Tria said her favorite part of commercial real estate is looking at a piece of property and environment and analyzing what’s missing. Whether it’s repositioning a historic building or taking a group of warehouses creating dead space and bringing them to life, Tria likes to use her creativity to better the environment and community.  

“I’m just one small part of the change,” Tria said. “It starts with an idea, but then you need a good team, a tenant that sees the value, and a city you’re able to work with.”

Connecting with the local community is another big aspect of Tria’s life. She has volunteered and served as a board member at CREW Miami for 20 years. Founded in 1987, CREW Miami provides a support network for professional women in commercial real estate. CREW Miami runs afterschool programs for young women in Miami-Dade Public Schools and at Florida International University, where students are given information on commercial real estate as a career choice.

Tria has started to see the number of women commercial real estate professionals grow in recent years, and she thinks it will only continue in the future.

“The opportunities are phenomenal for young women,” Tria said. “The career opportunities in commercial real estate are diverse and it offers a great lifestyle for professional women.”

 

TRIA BIO

N Name: Barbara Tria

N Board position: 2015 MIAMI Association of REALTORS® Commercial President

N Employment: Broker-Associate at Kerdyk Real Estate in Coral Gables

N College: Binghamton (N.Y.) University

N Achievement: 2013 MIAMI Commercial Realtor of the Year

N Did you know? Tria was the Principal Cellist of the Binghamton (N.Y.) University Orchestra and String Ensemble all four years in school. She also played professionally with The Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra and the Binghamton Pops Orchestra.

Our “Getting to Know Our Leaders” series will feature each of the 2015 Leaders of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS: Chairman of the Board John Dohm, Commercial President Barbara Tria, Residential President Christopher Zoller, Broward President Christopher Tello and Young Professionals Network Chairman Christina Pappas.

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