Power Leaders in Real Estate

April 14, 2017

In many ways, South Florida’s skylines, shorelines and cityscapes have helped define our global appearance. They’re attractive, iconic and world class.

Many of the architects, developers, real estate professionals and property owners behind our marquee and emerging developments are as well-known as the projects they’ve become associated with.

But who are these executives?

With this year’s Power Leaders in Real Estate list, we decided to probe a little more to get a better glimpse into what personal history and philosophies have driven their success. We asked about their greatest career accomplishments, what motivates – or “drives” – them, what have been their greatest rewards and challenges, even what one question they would ask of one person.

What we get is a glimpse into the minds behind the properties. What we discover are the personalities who continue to make South Florida a thriving global destination.

Tere Blanca

CEO, Blanca Commercial Real Estate


1450 Brickell Ave., Suite 2060, Miami 33131

(305) 577-8850

Birthplace: Cuba

Education: B.B.A. and M.B.A., University of Miami

Biggest reward/biggest challenge: Most rewarding is seeing clients thrive thanks to the solutions we provided, and seeing our community benefit from my firm’s volunteerism and support. Most challenging is juggling responsibilities to my work, community and family.

Personal elevator speech: I honor each day fully, waking up and going to sleep acknowledging what I am most grateful for that day and visualizing my life the day after.

Advice to your college-graduate self: Life is a journey that leads you to unexpected opportunities. Be open to all possibilities.