This week in Miami real estate: Pocket listings, sustainability and more

by Faiza Islam

New website targets pocket listings

A new service capitalizing on the growing popularity of “off-market” or “pocket” listings is coming to Miami. was founded by James Harris and Christopher Dyson of The Agency Collective, which recently began operations in Miami. essentially aims to provide members, either buyer or listing agents, with a way to share exclusive listings as well as search for them on behalf of clients.

“Pocket listings have long been a staple of the Real Estate industry. Yet searching for and offering such listings has historically been a complicated and unnecessarily labor intensive task, until now,” according to the website. “The PLS allows listing and buyers agents to list and search for pocket listings in their area without compromising buyer or seller privacy.”

City officials, local groups craft new sustainability report

Several Greater Miami communities collaborated together to create a regional resilience strategy, called “Resilient 305.” The effort is a cooperation between the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, The Miami Foundation and 100 Resilient Cities. Resilient 305 consists of more than 50 actions focusing on issues such as the environment, infrastructure, economic prosperity and addressing mobility, housing options, energy efficiency, financial stability; and improving public health priorities. In April, Resilient 305 will receive $3 million over a three-year period after being named one of the first winners of JP Morgan Chase’s Advancing Cities Challenge.

Resilient 305 aims to provide a sufficient amount of resources to the city and citizens after facing traumatizing encounters and daily stressors. According to Smart Cities Dive’s insight report, the resilience strategy is discussing climate change and environmental concerns to boost the area’s natural beauty and wildlife to draw tourism attention and economic benefits. It is also focused on the importance of pre-planning for post-disaster recovery and strengthening job growth and wealth creation. Resilient 305’s distinctive, collaborative regional approach stands out from other resilience plans.

Schwartz Team moves to Compass Florida’s Miami Beach office

The Schwartz Team, a mother-daughter duo comprised of brokers Ida and Minette Schwartz, is bringing its $30 million in listings to Compass Florida’s Miami Beach office. According to a press release from Compass Florida, over the past 18 years, the mother-daughter duo has sold a combined $200 million in real estate. In the past, they were an award-winning, top producing team at ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

“With their proactive attitudes and expertise in global marketing, Ida and Minette are a natural fit for our Miami Beach office. We’re confident this mother-daughter duo will bring a great energy to our team,” said Eleni Papademetriou of Compass Florida. “Adding amazing talent like The Schwartz Team to our growing South Florida family helps give us a competitive edge in the market.”

Former interior designer Natalia Anda to Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate added Natalia Anda as an affiliated sales associate with the company’s Brickell—Key Biscayne office located at 328 Crandon Boulevard.

“We are pleased to welcome Natalia to the Coldwell Banker network. Her level of commitment and professionalism will surely lead to earning the trust and satisfaction of her customers,” said Michael Suarez, branch manager of the Brickell – Key Biscayne office.

Anda’s prior experience in interior design led her to join the design team for The Ocean Club at Key Biscayne.

According to Anda, “My motto is ‘make every day count’, and every one of my clients, whether buyers or sellers, will receive excellent customer service with my passion and extensive knowledge of the area.”

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