Name: Giovanni Caloretti
Job Title: Director of International Sales
Company: Douglas Elliman – Design District
What was your first job in the realty industry? I was a leasing agent for a building complex that catered to University of Miami students.
Where did you grow up? Born in Chicago but lived in Miami since 1994.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I was considering law for a while. I was a Poli-Sci major. But while in school real estate caught my eye.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I enjoy a good bike ride, or a nice run.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I have so many, however, I’d find it interesting to sit with the Reuben brothers. They are very well rounded businessmen which I could learn a lot from.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? At home. No better place to be than home with the family.
What do you love most about the industry? What is there not to love? Real estate is an always-on-the-go type of profession. There really isn’t a dull moment any day of the week.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? There really isn’t a secret formula. Work hard, work smart.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? There aren’t enough hours in the day.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I really don’t go anywhere. I’ve been in the business for some time now and fortunate enough to get repeat and referral business.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? I have many great accomplishments that I’m proud of. And sure there will be many more in the future.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Intelligent Investor.”
What is your favorite restaurant? I enjoy going to Komodo in Brickell. Food is great and they always have a great crowd.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami? I’d have to say One River Point by Rafael Viñoly.
What kind of car do you drive? Jaguar
Smartphone or paper? Both.
What is your favorite city after Miami? My home town – Chicago.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Don’t give up!
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? RPR Mobile
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? Elon Musk
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