Making Moves: Meyers Group snags lead developer, Mizner Residential Group joins Compass Florida and more

by Kerrie Kennedy

Meyers Group welcomes Roberto Rocha as lead developer                                                     

Meyers Group, a multi-family, hotel, and mixed-use real estate firm led by Stuart I. Meyers, has brought on Roberto S. Rocha to head up its real estate development division.

Rocha, a real estate veteran who has developed more than 90 properties and over 27,000 residential units throughout his career, will oversee the company’s project portfolio as well as new development acquisitions. ­­

“Throughout his 35 years in the industry, Rocha has successfully developed multiple high-end properties throughout South Florida,” said Meyers Group CEO Stuart Meyers in a press release. “He has an extensive network of well-established relationships with general contractors, architects, designers, ­­financial institutions and capital investors. We are looking forward to new and exciting opportunities of new development projects being accomplished together with Rocha.”

As president and CEO of Sofran Group, Rocha directed real estate investments and served as advisor and strategic development consultant to numerous real estate investors and developers. Sofran Group was the development partner of Nader + Museu LLP, a private partnership pursuing a $900 million mixed-used development in downtown Miami. Rocha also spearheaded the $300 million development of the ultra-luxury Faena Mar Condominium in Miami Beach for Faena Group.

Prior to forming Sofran Group, Rocha spent over 26 years with The Related Group, where he directed all rental and condominium development, new construction, project financing, land acquisition and project disposition, while playing a vital role in the sales, marketing, lease-up and asset management function of the firm’s properties.

“Stuart Meyers is a leader in multi-family housing and mixed-use development and has completed the development of more than 20,000 apartment units representing 70 communities and valued at over $1.5 billion,” said Rocha in a press release. “I’m looking forward to working with them to bring high-quality projects to new markets,”

Mizner Residential Group joins Compass Florida in Palm Beach County  

As it continues its expansion across South Florida, Compass Florida recently announced the addition of The Mizner Residential Group.

Led by Founding Principal Jeremy Olsher, The Mizner Residential Group’s team of eight agents will operate out of Compass’s Delray Beach branch.  

“I brought my team to Compass because of the incredible opportunities and tools the brokerage provides,” said Olsher in a press release. “I talked to several Compass agents before making my decision and they all had incredible things to share about their experiences. My team now has access to the referral network, innovative technology and support system of like-minded agents and amazing staff.”  

CoreLogic scoops up former Compass, NAR exec

Property data and analytics firm CoreLogic announced that Selma Hepp would be its new deputy chief economist.

Hepp came over to CoreLogic from Compass and Pacific Union International, where she served as chief economist and vice president of business intelligence. She’s held similar roles at Trulia, the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.

Hepp “brings extensive expertise and thought leadership around key topics like housing and urban economics; domestic and international housing markets; the mortgage market; demographic trends and more,” Frank Nothaft, chief economist for CoreLogic, said in a press release.

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