Douglas Elliman announces the addition of Sonia Toth and Keith Marks as Directors of Luxury Real Estate in the company's Miami Beach office. Leaders in the industry with more than 20 years of combined experience, Toth and Marks, formally known as The Miami Brasil Team, live and breathe the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach. Currently, with over $56 million in luxury properties located in this area, the team plans to continue to increase their market penetration of this highly desired neighborhood.
The South of Fifth area is one of the most highly desired neighborhoods in Miami Beach, said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman's Florida brokerage. The Miami Brasil Team will play a significant role in Douglas Elliman's continued growth and we are thrilled to welcome such an internationally renowned team to our family.
Sonia Toth is a dual citizen of the United States and Brazil, and has been a licensed Florida real estate agent for over 15 years. Born and raised in Brazil by a family of real estate professionals and investors, Sonia decided to carry on their legacy when she moved to South Beach in 1998. She quickly joined South Pointe Drive Realty where she spent the past 13 years specializing in the South of Fifth neighborhood of Miami Beach as a real estate professional and investor. Throughout her successful career, he served as a Luxury Real Estate Agent where his client list was comprised of Brazil's most elite professionals. Sonia is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors, and the Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches, and is a Certified Luxury Homes Market Specialist. She earned a degree in legal studies from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
An established business entrepreneur and computer software developer, Keith Marks discovered his passion for real estate in 2011 when he joined South Pointe Drive Reality. Marks utilizes his business expertise to render the financial investment aspects of each deal to buyers and sellers. Throughout his successful tenure, he served as a Luxury Real Estate Agent building significant client and business relationships. His efforts recently lead to co-marketing and branding agreement between Yacht Collections of Brasil and the Miami Brasil Team of Douglas Elliman. Previously, Marks founded MD Tablet, a computer software company, in 2001. Marks serves as President of the Continuum North Tower Association and as the President of the Continuum Master Association. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Clare Brinkley serves buyers and sellers of major residential properties in Miami Beach. For many years, Clare worked on Wall Street serving high net worth individuals and families as their personal financial advisor. She brings the same level of professional service to luxury real estate. Clare and her husband now live in South Beach, but still spend part of the year in New York, Long Island and Aspen.
The Marks-Brinkley Team currently has many noteworthy listings on the market inclusive of Continuum North and South, Apogee, and Portofino located in Miami Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood. The teams in-depth knowledge of the market paired with the significant business relationships they have in South America, specifically Brazil, will continue to establish Douglas Elliman as a leader in South Florida.