1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 400 Miami Beach, FL 33139
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!