Director, Global Workplace Design
Sunrise, Florida, United States
May 25, 2023.
Dear Colleague Experience Team,
Thank you for the opportunity to apply for your company’s Director, Global Workplace Design role, and congratulations on the two Amex 2023’s incredible achievements! Being ranked No. 3 on Fortune’s list of Best Companies to Work and named one of FastCompany’s Most Innovative Companies of 2023, coming in at No. 1 in the Personal Finance category, are two truly remarkable and inspiring accomplishments!
I’m excited about working for a company that values creativity and collaboration. I understand that this position plays an integral role in bringing that “workplace as a destination” vision to life through the discipline of space programming and design, encapsulating this vision, among other key value drives for Amex, such as your focus on embedding climate transition based ESG commitments and healthy, inclusive and accessible spaces and experiences that allow everyone to work at their best.
During my international career I was blessed to collaborate with talented and exceptional people and organizations. I deeply value the power of positivity and innovation, and I strive to challenge my team and myself to think differently and find new ways of doing things. I treasure collaboration, dedication, and respect as the cornerstones of any successful endeavor. We can all learn from one another, and everyone has something unique to offer.
My ultimate goal is to lead a team of workplace programming and design professionals to guide their tactical workload, goals, learning and career development, succession plans, and performance reviews and create an iconic, thoughtful, and flexible design that accommodates our differences while consistently imbuing our Amex brand and Blue Box Values into the spaces and experiences we create.
Thank you very much for considering my application. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or if you require any other documents from my end. I look forward to hearing from you.
For over three decades, I’ve provided architecture, construction, and real estate firms with the tools they needed to identify new opportunities for business growth by developing innovative products and services that improve customer experience and thrive in a competitive marketplace.
During these years, I worked for companies in Palm Beach, New York, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires. My expertise is broad, and I pride myself on being able to provide solutions to any challenge that arises. People trust me to deliver results, and it’s a responsibility I take seriously.
Innovation has been a driving force in my life. It has the power to bring people together and drive progress in unexpected ways. Thinking outside the box has enabled me to devise creative solutions for problems and find effective ways of getting things done. I aim to create a desire for innovation within the organization. Utilizing my unique vision and problem-solving skills, I bring out the best in everyone, creating a culture of collaboration and open dialogue that leads to long-term success.
With a strong work ethic, a keen eye for detail, and excellent critical thinking, I’m confident I can create valuable outcomes. I have produced excellent results through these years and look forward to bringing this experience to your organization. I commit to serving with enthusiasm, integrity, and loyalty, creating positive, lasting results.
INDUSTRIES, EDUCATION & LANGUAGES
- Industries worked in: Real Estate, Construction, Architecture, Interior Design, and Furniture.
- Education received: University of Buenos Aires – Architecture and Business Administration Studies.
‣ Department of Business and Professional Regulation: Florida Real Estate Sales Associate.
- Languages spoken: English fluent – Spanish fluent – Italian native – Portuguese intermediate.
WORKING EXPERIENCE IN THE U.S.
PREMIER ESTATE PROPERTIES
Senior Global Luxury Real Estate Advisor | Palm Beach, FL | 2/2022 – Present
Since February 2022, I have been privileged to serve as Senior Global Luxury Real Estate Advisor for Premier Estates Properties in Palm Beach, Florida. My expertise includes residential and commercial real estate, investment properties, new construction, development, marketing and sales. I was previously the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Sciame Homes Palm Beach, where I led the firm operations and the development of new business opportunities. I oversaw multiple project execution, asset acquisition, and client/investor relations.
Using my marketing and sales knowledge, I’m assisting Premier Estate Properties in continuing to earn credibility as the trusted advisor for a high net-worth clientele. The company’s annual marketing target yielded $4.9 Billion in listing and sales during a 12-month period. We are the only brokerage that dedicates 100% of our multi-million dollar annual marketing budget exclusively to promoting the sale of million-dollar-plus properties. Our proven, results-driven multimedia program is designed to capture qualified buyers at home and both nationally and internationally for our sellers’ properties.
My international experience in luxury real estate has given me a better understanding of the global real estate market, allowing me to add value with my insights. My network of contacts worldwide also allows me access to unique opportunities. With my friendly attitude and willingness to go the extra mile, I helped clients find exactly what they were looking for.
Senior Vice President | Palm Beach, FL | 5/2016 – 12/2021
Sciame Homes is a premier Palm Beach builder/developer specializing in designing, constructing, and renovating luxury homes and apartment buildings. Sciame Homes’ roots span more than four decades and run to New York City, where Sciame Construction’s name is counted among those builders whose projects are synonymous with enduring and well-executed. As a SVP of Business Development, I was responsible for daily operations and driving strategies for growth.
My leadership, initiatives, and collaboration significantly impacted the company’s profitability. Key contributions:
- Facilitated the company’s revenue growth from $3MM to $80MM in 5 years. I was responsible for devising and executing strategies to increase market share.
- Designed and oversaw South Florida luxury single-family and multifamily projects from conception to construction, ensuring that project subcontractors and vendors met quality, schedule, contractual, and budget goals. Focused on meeting sustainable and healthy building design certification standards.
- Managed project specifications, provided advice for site selection, and led the selection process of sub-contractors and vendors.
- Guaranteed a secure, safe environment for all users of any space; upholding the highest design standards and documents for each project was vital.
- Increased the company’s growth and profitability exponentially through screening potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; recommending equity investments.
- Develop a new multifamily division. Led the investment strategy unit within the company. Identify potential multifamily real estate investment opportunities, and manage investor relationships.
CAGE DESIGN GROUP
Chief Executive Officer | Seaford, NY | 3/2010 – 4/2016
As a boutique firm’s CEO, I focused on offering unparalleled architectural services through world-class design. I created a unique portfolio of projects by leveraging my experience and passion for creating exceptional architectural work. I strove to exceed expectations in all aspects of the design process, ensuring that each and every project was both distinctive and timeless.
I assisted luxury residential and commercial real estate developers in screening $1MM to $25MM deals by analyzing market strategies and deal requirements and recommending equity investments. Working as an Owner Representative, I led a team of architects, interior designers, contractors, and subcontractors, observed project performance, and coordinated workload throughout the entire project to complete documents on schedule. Establish project furnishings, fixtures, and equipment budgets.
Since the company’s humble beginnings, I have sought to create a place that attracts talented individuals and provides an environment that inspires them to be their absolute best every day. I have been instrumental in addressing policies that promote the company’s culture and vision and championing comprehensive goals and strategic planning for performance and growth.
Dear Colleague Experience Team, I know you may have more than fifty people applying for this role, and probably a good portion of them are excellent professionals. Still, I’m convinced my experience and skill set are the right ones for this particular role. I’ve been in a similar position before, and I understand the challenges that come with it.
Besides having the technical knowledge to handle this position, I can bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the table. In my current role, I contributed to improving processes and increasing efficiency, which I’m confident I can also do at your organization.
I would be thrilled to join the GREWE team and work with them to take colleagues and customers’ experiences to the next level. I know I can positively contribute to this role with my knowledge and confidence in myself.
Thank you for taking the time to read my resume, and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.