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Danet Linares

Biography:

Danet Linares is Executive Vice Chairman of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the leading independently owned commercial real estate services firm in Florida, and has 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

On behalf of the firm, Ms. Linares leads the leasing of several significant office projects such as MiamiCentral, 1450 Brickell, The Plaza Coral Gables, 396 Alhambra, The Main Las Olas, Royal Palm Office Park, Converge, and others. She is an integral part of the Blanca CRE team and has been involved in several of South Florida’s largest real estate transactions including the Miami Herald’s relocation to Doral and has served as a real estate advisor to notable companies including Blockchain.com, Knight Foundation, Miami Foundation, White & Case, Lydecker Diaz, Aterian Investment Partners, Goodwill Industries, University of Miami, and Endeavor Miami, and NovoPayment. Since joining the firm, Danet has played a key role in the strategy development and leasing of more than 7 million square feet of office lease transactions throughout South Florida on behalf of owners and users of commercial real estate.

Prior to joining Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Ms. Linares served as Senior Vice President at Foram Group.  She served as Vice President for Blue Capital where she led the leasing and marketing strategy for Miami Tower and successfully brought the building from 74% to 97% occupancy within four years.  Prior to that, Ms. Linares held the position of Senior Leasing Manager at Shorenstein where she managed leasing and marketing for Southeast Financial Center, the tallest office tower in the state of Florida with over 1.2M square feet of office space and increased the occupancy to 97%.

Ms. Linares attended St. John’s University in New York.  She is an active leader in the South Florida community and fluent in Spanish.

Community Involvement:

  • International Women’s Forum, President
  • Miami Downtown Development Authority, Past Board Member
  • Goodwill of South Florida, Board Member
  • The Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Board Member
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, New World Center Committee, Past Chair (First Woman Chair)
  • CREW Miami, Past President
  • City of Miami, Beautification Committee, Past Member

Awards & Recognition:

  • South Florida Business Journal “2023 Power Broker In Commercial Real Estate”
  • CoStar “Power Broker” (12 Consecutive Years)
  • Proclamation and Key to the City of Miami, 2023
  • South Florida Business Journal, Power Brokers 2022
  • GlobeStreet, Elite Women of Influence 2022
  • Connect CRE’s 2019 Women in Real Estate Award
  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce – AXA Advisors Business Woman of the Year Award “Outstanding Real Estate Professional,” 2019
  • Real Estate Forum’s “Women of Influence”
  • South Florida Business Journal “Influential Businesswoman”
  • Florida Real Estate Journal, “Top Woman in CRE”
  • CREW “Member of the Year”
  • South Florida CEO “Best Commercial Real Estate Agent”
  • South Florida Business Journal “CRE Heavy Hitter”
  • NAIOP Award for Office Deal of the Year
  • CBRE “CB Richard Ellis Global 100”
  • CBRE “Top 25”

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