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Broward Events & Classes

  • JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans Organization on 9/11

    Aug 10, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host its 32nd annual JTHS-MIAMI Golf Tournament on Monday, Sept. 11 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. Partial proceeds will benefit the Renewal Coalition, a Jupiter-based organization that assists wounded veterans and their families.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors Collect 240 Pounds of Food for Needy Palm Beach Residents

    May 16, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) collected 240 pounds of non-perishable food for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in April as part of the JTHS-MIAMI Leadership Academy’s “Move for Hunger” Food Drive.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market Attracts Top Experts, Panels

    Mar 09, 2017
    Palm Beach County real estate will continue outperforming the national average because of continued population gains, a growing economy and spectacular amenities, South Florida top brokers and real estate analysts said at the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) Rock the Market conference on Feb. 28 in Jupiter.
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  • JTHS-MIAMI Realtors to Host Rock the Market in Jupiter

    Feb 27, 2017
    The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (JTHS-MIAMI) will host JTHS-MIAMI Rock the Market on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place. The conference is designed to equip local Realtors with the latest market information, services and trends so they can better serve their clients.
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  • Lynne Rifkin Elected 2017 JTHS President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 10, 2017
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Lynne Rifkin, Broker Associate, ABR, MRP, PMN, SRES as the 2017 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2017 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 2 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • JTHS Realtors Collect More than 500 Holiday Toys for Local Children

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) collected more than 500 toys for local families in need this holiday season during its first JTHS Young Professionals Network Toy Drive on December 15.
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  • JTHS Realtors to Host Educational Breakfast with Palm Beach Schools Superintendent

    Jan 09, 2017
    The Jupiter Tequesta Hobe Sound (JTHS) Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) will host a “Make a Connection” Breakfast with Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa as the featured speaker on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Eastpointe Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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  • YOUR July Minute with the JTHS President

    Jul 29, 2016
    Announcing Important Upcoming Events
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  • Jupiter Broker Patti Fitzgerald Appointed to Florida Real Estate Commission

    Mar 03, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® is honored to have one of its members, Patti Fitzgerald, named to the Florida Real Estate Commission, which administers and enforces real estate license law. Fitzgerald is a past president of the statewide Florida Realtors association and is currently a real estate broker associate and manager for Illustrated Properties in Hobe Sound.
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  • YOUR February Minute with the JTHS President

    Feb 18, 2016
    We are halfway through February. Time goes by so quickly. Our JTHS Leaders continue to focus on goals to maximize our Member's strengths. Our Professional staff continue to make enhancements to products and service offerings.
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  • Sue Gaieski Elected 2016 JTHS Council President of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS

    Feb 18, 2016
    The MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) has elected Sue Gaieski, e-PRO, SFR as the 2016 President of the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) Council. She and the entire 2016 JTHS Board of Governors were installed Dec. 11 at Frenchman’s Creek Beach & Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens.
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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.