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Karla Abaunza
Lic. Real Estate Broker
C +1 305.343.5830
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Valeria A. Kelly
Broker-Associate
C +1 305.798.5414
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Jorge Escasena
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.807.4702
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 786.295.1571
F +1 786.228.0900
Gloria Corrigan
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.322.4241
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Grace Partida
Realtor-Associate
C +1 713.852.7152
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305.673.6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Cathy Corrigan-Perez
Office Manager/Realtor
C +1 305.783.6384
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Jennifer Restrepo
Realtor-Associate
C +1 786.262.8063
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Marcia Garcia
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.815.5767
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Michelle Kostowic
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.432.7549
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305.673.6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Nicole Sanchez
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.773.9974
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Oneide Gioia
Realtor-Associate
+1 786.295.1571
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Raquel N. Patterson
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.298.8256
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305-673-6565
F +1 786.228.0900

Tori Williams
Broker-Associate
+1 305.684.3301
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700
Miami Beach, FL 33139
T +1 305.673.6565
F +1 786.228.0900
Karla
Karla Abaunza
Broker-Associate
C +1 305.343.5830
Cellular Phone
+1 305.343.5830
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Languages
English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese
Website
Karla Abaunza is the Founder Broker of Luxury Living Realty, a leading luxury real estate brokerage firm in South Florida. Fluent in Spanish, French, and Portuguese, she founded the company in 2005, after realizing that the market was in need of a specialized boutique firm. “We provide a personalized concierge service,” Karla says. “We provide our clients with help and support that goes above and beyond expectations. I utilize my expertise in the real estate market to guide my clients from start to finish, and I am there every step of the way.” In addition to being the Fisher Island Specialist, Karla’s professionalism, dedication and ethical standards have earned her a flawless reputation among her clients, fellow agents and the community over the past 15 years. She has been involved in numerous record-breaking sales, earning her repeat clients, as well as new referrals. Additionally, Karla is a member of the Miami Associates of REALTORS, the Florida Association of Realtors, the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Master Broker’s Forum, an elite group of top brokers.
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Marcia Garcia
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.815.5767
Cellular Phone
+1 305.815.5767
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
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Valeria A. Kelly
Broker-Associate
C +1 305.798.5414
Cellular Phone
+1 305.798.5414
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
Valeria Kelly is the Co-Founder of Luxury Living Realty, where she currently serves as a Broker-Associate. With over 10 years of real estate experience, Valeria specializes in luxury residential property in Coral Gables, Brickell, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles and high-end pre-construction condominiums. Repeat business and numerous referrals are a true testament to Valeria’s success with her local and international clientele. She provides detailed service to her sellers, ensuring properties transition seamlessly from listing to closing. Valeria’s buyers are provided with the best options available, based on a comprehensive analysis of their wants and needs. A Miami-native fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian, Valeria’s versatility helps her valued clients navigate through the complete buying and selling process. A graduate of American University in Washington D.C., her marketing and public relations expertise provides the LLR team with cutting edge vision and strategic tactics. In her free time, Valeria is a champion on the Chapman Partnership, serving the Womenade committee, which benefits homeless women and children. When not working with clients to find their next dream home, Valeria enjoys spending family time with her husband and two young daughters.
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Raquel N. Patterson
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.298.8256
Cellular Phone
+1 305.298.8256
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
Raquel Patterson is presently Property Manager of Grove Hill Condominium, a premier boutique condo overlooking Sailboat Bay in Coconut Grove. She initially was engaged by the Developer in 1996 to help open the property and has been running it ever since, in addition to being a homeowner for over 10 years. Raquel is also a Realtor for Luxury Living Realty, where she proudly conducts most of her real estate business at Grove Hill Condominium. “When I sell a home at Grove Hill, I know that I’m acquiring a new neighbor. My heart is in my job and my clients feel it. That personal commitment gives them a sense of security and trust”. Raquel moved from New Orleans in 1995, where she had an extensive background in hotel management & international marketing, working for the Five Star luxury European Windsor Court Hotel in the capacity of Director of International Guest Relations, traveling to the Mediterranean & South America. Before joining Grove Hill, however, Raquel was an international marketer for the Atlantis Resort & Casino on Paradise Island, Bahamas. In this capacity, she traveled extensively to South America and the Caribbean. While marketing the Atlantis, she was approached by the Developer & the Marketing Director of Grove Hill Condominium to join their team, placing a strong emphasis on marketing & public relations by working hand in hand with their departments. Before long, the property sold out and Raquel acquired her CAM license to staff & open the property for the Developer. Shortly thereafter, the sales department moved out, which motivated Raquel to get her Real Estate License to help sell 20% of the units, originally purchased as investment properties. Having had a strong relationship with the previous buyers/owners, it wasn’t long before Raquel began selling those units. With her enthusiasm & expertise in marketing and realty sales and running the condo to the satisfaction of the new homeowners at Grove Hill, Raquel felt she had found her niche! Several years later, she joined Luxury Living Realty, as she wanted to be affiliated with a company where the associates worked together as a team, were fully energized and just as passionate about their work as she was. It was a perfect fit! Since then, that connection has grown and thrived, helping Raquel increase her sales locally, around the country and internationally. Raquel was born in Honduras and moved with her family to New Orleans in 1961. After graduating college & raising a family, Raquel became extremely active in the private and public sector of the city, some of which included being a member of the Mayor’s Hospitality Committee, member of the World Trade Center (International Relations Division), Director of the Metropolitan YMCA and active member of the Chamber of Commerce. In her capacity as Director of Guest Relations at the Windsor Court Hotel, Raquel handled all the protocol for international visiting dignitaries, royalty & celebrities and traveled extensively all over the Mediterranean. It was a very fulfilling and enjoyable career. For the last 16 years, Raquel’s home has been in Miami and she wouldn’t trade it for the world! She feels like a true Floridian, loves this city, its people, the unique ambiance, flair & vitality that is so present, which truly allows us to have “quality of life”. Her priorities have always been to please others and ironically, it has come full circle. It’s all about staying positive, which inevitably translates into a happy life and sales!
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Jennifer Restrepo
Broker-Associate
C +1 786.262.8063
Cellular Phone
+1 305.262.8063
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
Jennifer Restrepo has established a distinguished name for herself in the Miami high-end residential market. She has dedicated the last few years to growing her luxury property management company, Five Star Luxury Travel, which caters to high-end clientele at condo-hotels such as the Setai in Miami Beach. She has established an impressive resume for herself as Miami’s premier luxury property management connoisseur. Her clientele include celebrities, distinguished and renowned public figures, athletes, and even royalty. Jennifer believes in delivering the highest level of customer service and strives to achieve this by getting to know each of her client’s individual needs and desires. Jennifer also has a passion for investing in renovation projects. She loves seeing properties that were once unlivable and un-kept looking beautiful once more. “It isn’t just rewarding to know you had something to do with a project like this, it’s a great feeling to know you contributed to bringing up the value of your community.” Jennifer was born and raised in Miami. By the time she was 16 years old, she had achieved a national ranking in the USTA (United States Tennis Association) and was one of the top junior players in the State of Florida. She went on to obtain a full scholarship to play college tennis and was the #1 ranked player on her team. She has been involved with several non-profit organizations and has a heart for missionary work. Her passion is helping underdeveloped countries with things like bringing fresh clean water to rural places and providing humanitarian relief in areas where assistance is scarce.
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Cathy Corrigan-Perez
Office Manager
C +1 305.783.6384
Cellular Phone
+1 305.783.6384
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
Catherine Corrigan-Perez is the Office Manager for Luxury Living Realty, a high-end real estate brokerage located on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. She has over 25 years of sales, management and marketing experience, including managing a real estate law firm which gives her unique insight in helping Luxury Living Realty’s clients and associates better navigate the buying and selling process. Cathy is a luxury real estate specialist with an emphasis on Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Miami Beach and Fisher Island. A Miami native, Cathy is multilingual, fluent in English, Spanish, and conversational French. A graduate of Berklee College of Music and Miami’s Performing and Visual Arts Center (NKA-New World School of the Arts), Cathy has been a professional singer/songwriter for 30 years. She is a current member of the Association of REALTORS and was a member of both Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild. Cathy is married to DJ JUMP, Jose Miguel Perez, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her four dogs.
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Gloria Corrigan
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.322.4241
Cellular Phone
+1 305.322.4241
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
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Grace Partida
Realtor-Associate
C +1 713.852.7152
Cellular Phone
+1 713.852.7152
Office Phone
+1 305.673.6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1688 Meridian Avenue, Suite 700 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
Grace Partida is a Realtor-Associate with Luxury Living Realty. She has extensive knowledge of the luxury real estate market and of property management. Licensed as a Real Estate Sales Associate in both Texas since 2011 and in Florida since 2016, Grace has been managing properties since 2012 for both investment clientele and for her personal investments. She is well versed in identifying residential income opportunities in real estate investments that maximize the best results for her clients.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Grace is fluent in both English and Spanish which she uses regularly with her local and international clientele. Grace’s daily priority is devoting her enthusiasm and energy to her clients, both buyers and sellers. Her clients, family and friends characterize her as professional, motivated, humorous, attentive, trustworthy and knowledgeable. Grace is a current member of the Miami Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS, Texas Association of REALTORS and Houston Association of REALTORS.
Grace looks forward to helping you in your search to buy or sell a home. “I know this is quite possibly the biggest transaction you will make and I will be there, putting your needs first, every step of the way.”
Cellular Phone
+1 (305) 794-7574
Office Phone
T +1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
F +1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1200 Anastasia Avenue Suite #340 Coral Gables, FL 33134
Languages
English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese
Lizi Goitia has over 18 years of experience. She prides herself in giving her clients personalize and exceptional service. She is a 16 year resident of Gables By The Sea in Coral Gables, Florida. She works for Luxury Living Realty gables branch located in the beautiful Biltmore Hotel executive office center in Coral Gables. This office offers specialized service to Pinecrest,Coral Gables and surrounding communities. She is a proud FIU alumni. Her marketing and international business major gives her a clear advantage getting your properties sold. She is also a member of National Association of Realtors. Lizi Goitia believes in giving back to her community. She sits on annual fundraiser Committee of the nonprofit organization The Garden Fund in the Pinecrest Gardens. She also sits on the board of Miami Brain Tumor Coalition Committee a nonprofit organization close to her heart. Her husband was diagnose with a brain tumor in 2009, since then it has been her passion to make available his life saving vaccine to everyone who needs it. She also participates in annual fundraising event “Angels Among Us” at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University.
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Oneide Gioia
Realtor-Associate
C +1 786-295-1571
Cellular Phone
+1 786-295-1571
Office Phone
+1 786-295-1571
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Website
Oneide Gioia specializes in South Florida’s premiere residential communities. A Realtor-Associate with Luxury Living Realty, Oneide’s attention to detail and varied experience produces results for her clients as she helps them navigate the entire process of successfully buying, leasing or selling a home. A Brazilian native, she is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Oneide relocated to Miami with her husband, Antonio, and moved to Fisher Island in 1997 where both of her sons where born and raised. The best part of being a Fisher Island Resident is the lifestyle, especially cycling around the island or enjoying time at Spa Internationale.
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Nicole Sanchez
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.773.9974
Cellular Phone
+1 305.773.9974
Office Phone
+1 305-673-6565
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Websites
Languages
English and Spanish
Nicole Sanchez is a Real Estate Sales Associate at Luxury Living Realty, where she is a Luxury Residential Specialist in Coral Gables, Brickell, Miami Beach, and Coconut Grove. Born and raised in Miami, Nicole has extensive knowledge of the finest Miami neighborhoods. She loves the city, the people, and the ambiance. Exploring new activities the city has to offer, enjoying Miami’s fine dining, and emerging into the arts, culture, beaches, or entertainment throughout the city are just part of the daily Miami lifestyle. Nicole, a natural go-getter always knew her career would involve introducing this beautiful city to others. Nicole is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing and a Minor in Hispanic Marketing Communications and Hospitality Management. She was also an active member of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta. Nicole has worked in Marketing for local real estate companies. She gained extensive knowledge of the real estate industry and experience in different effective techniques in marketing properties. Nicole’s marketing background gives her a clear advantage to buying or selling your property. In addition to her passion for real estate, Nicole is also actively involved in volunteer work. For the past four years, Nicole has been an avid donator to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Spending time with her family, cycling, yoga, and finding any opportunity to travel around the world, Nicole enjoys immersing herself in different cultures. While studying abroad in Valencia, Spain, Nicole had the fabulous opportunity to travel Europe extensively and is currently planning her next trip. Nicole is fluent in both English and Spanish.
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Jorge Escasena
Realtor-Associate
C +1 305.807.4702
Cellular Phone
+1 305.807.4702
Office Phone
+1 786.295.1571
Fax Phone
+1 786.228.0900
Office Location
Miami Beach
Office Address
1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
Websites
Languages
English and Spanish

Jorge Escasena is Realtor-Associate with Luxury Living Realty, and is a member of founder/owner Karla’s team of resident experts on Fisher Island’s and Miami’s luxury real estate market.

Jorge is passionate about selling properties in the dynamic and growing city of Miami in a variety of situations: buying or selling locally, relocating from across the country or from across the globe. Known as someone who goes the extra mile, Jorge assures that the buying and selling process is an enjoyable, exciting and rewarding one for his clients. With a long and successful prior career in marketing and strategic sales tactics, he achieves gold-standard results for his clients’ real estate investments.

Jorge is Cuban-American, and has lived in Miami for over 30 years; he is fluent in both English and Spanish. The youngest son of six sons, family values are very important to him. An avid athlete and former squash and professional volleyball champion, Jorge is passionate golfer and a member of the Fisher Island Tennis Team.

Jorge is actively involved in the Miami Brain Tumor Coalition, a non-profit organization affiliated with The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. He has a personal interest in this charity, as the remarkable medical achievements of the organization helped one of his dear friends to survive. He is a member of the Miami Association of Realtors and the Florida Association of Realtors. His goal is to make sure Luxury Living Realty clients become clients for life.

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