Raised in Miami, Gabriel Gonzalez has spent over 20 years getting to know the in's and out's of one of America's greatest cities. In 2004, at the age of 21, while attending Florida International University, Gabriel began his professional career by opening a transportation brokerage firm in Miami, FL arranging continental shipping for companies such as Wal-mart, Home Depot, Starkist Tuna, Dimara Produce and more. After a year of building this business, he saw a great opportunity and sold the business in 2005 to a national corporation for a modest profit. With the booming market in full swing in South Florida, Gabriel and his Father-in-law quickly began looking to invest and flip residential properties. Within months, it was clear to everyone around him that Gabriel had found his passion.
Immediately immersing himself in the business, he wanted to learn everything he could. However, he quickly realized he was on the outside looking in as an investor and in 2006 became a licensed realtor in the state of Florida. He immediately joined the Keyes Company, one of the oldest and largest real estate firms in the country. He established himself as an expert in the community and closed over $3,000,000 his first year of active real estate. He received the honors of Rookie of the Year in 2006 and was a rising star within the company. During this time, Gabriel began working with his customers in commercial transactions signing leases with franchisees for Subway, Edible Arrangement and Dickies BBQ and purchasing raw land and older shopping centers to revitalize. In 2008, he was selected by his manager for the Cadre Series, a prestigious one year training which would eventually lead to his placement to run his own office within the company. During this same time Gabriel was offered a Commercial Real Estate position at Horizon Properties to take over a massive portfolio consisting of over 1.5 million square feet of retail, office and industrial space.
He accepted the position and once again established himself as a market leader. His leasing portfolio consisted of over 1 million square feet of shopping center retail space within Publix and Sedano's shopping centers and just over 500,0000 square feet of office and warehouse space. Over the next two years, Gabriel would go on to work with Family Dollar, Subway, Sedano's, Pet Supermarket, AT&T and Blue Cross Blue Shield just to name a few. He went on to close over $5,000,000 in closed commercial leasing transactions. He also assisted investors in acquisitions and depositions of raw land, build to suit and NNN lease buildings and work with local businesses as a Tenant Representative.
Gabriel had a desire to also incorporate his years of residential knowledge and experience, so in 2010 stepped down from Horizon Properties and joined Real Estate Sales Force as the Commercial Real Estate Director where he quickly continued to build his relationships with national corporations and picked right off in the residential market. With years of successful residential and commercial real estate experience and a lifetime love of Miami, Gabriel Gonzalez is prepared with the knowledge and experience it takes to assist you in all your real estate needs. He conducts his business with one simple philosophy, "Do unto others as you would have them do to you, treat every customer with the respect, honesty and loyalty they deserve and you will build a lifetime of wonderful relationships."