“You can’t compare Miami Beach to any other city in Florida,” says Tara West, Managing Partner of Miami’s premiere luxury real estate firm, Park Miami Realty. Outside of Florida, however?
“It’s much like London,” she says, speaking to the incredible international pull of her adopted home city. Global flair is great, but Miami bests London on two fronts: “The weather is superb, and it’s not as expensive, by far.”
She would know.
A stint selling high-end villas in Greece led her to relationships with developers from the UK to Croatia – relationships that she has introduced to Miami’s lush international market.
“People are traveling here from all over the world,” she says. “It’s an international destination.”
Luxurious spreads serve as second, third, and fourth homes to her global clientele, though finding that perfect primary perch is just as much her specialty. High-end, luxury-style homes are in exceptional demand, and West is attacking the market head-on.
Hailing from the suburbs of Washington, DC and educated at American University, West did her time in the halls of the Senate and the shadows of K Street, serving as VP for one of the country’s top PR firms.
“My son was 3, my hours were insane. I was driving home at midnight, and it was ridiculous.” Burnt out and discouraged, she looked to the sunshine of Miami to rescue her life – and sanity.
Since moving south, West has come to dominate the luxury residential real estate market in Miami, Miami Beach and Boca Raton. She credits her drive to exceed her clients’ expectations for her extensive success in the exclusive field of high-end properties.
“You either love it, or you think of it as a chore,” West says of her career. “I really, sincerely love selling real state every day. I look forward to working with my clients, many of whom have become good friends.”
To contact Tara, call 305-926-8223.