RelatedISG International Realty Brings on New Director, Expands Offices

Joint Venture Between The Related Group and ISG Appoints Alex Vidal as Managing Director, Acquires Ft. Lauderdale Group and Recruits Top Agents


MIAMI, FL – July 16th, 2014– RelatedISG International Realty, the joint venture between Jorge Perez’s Related Group and International Sales Group (ISG) has officially appointed real estate veteran Alex Vidal as their new Managing Director. Under Vidal’s lead, the company has added three of Miami’s top selling agents to their stable and established a Broward presence, partnering with The Colony Group of Ft. Lauderdale.

Since it’s launch in 2011, RelatedISG has grown rapidly, now boasting over 150 agents across four offices including South Beach, Aventura, Brickell and Downtown. “With the impressive progress our General Realty division has displayed, we decided it was time to enhance our upper-level structure and expand into the Broward market,” explains Philip Spiegelman, Principal of ISG. “Alex has the passion and experience to take our team to the next level,” concludes ISG principal Craig Studnicky. Vidal has been in the industry for seventeen years, most recently supervising over 300 agents at the Florida offices of ERA. “I’m extremely honored by this opportunity, it is truly a dream come true to work with two of the biggest names in the global real estate market,” says Vidal.

Vidal quickly set out to bring in the county’s top agents to his team, and is well on his way to doing so. In the last week, RelatedISG has hired Paul Lash – the top agent for all of Optimar Realty, Rubens Jacob, owner of SE Florida Realty and a top seller to Brazilian clients, Abraham Copernik, owner of Renovatio Realty and George Colony, owner of Colony Real Estate and the #1 agent for Castelli Realty. RelatedISG and Colony Real Estate will join forces to establish a new office in Ft. Lauderdale. The four new agents collectively sold over $200 million in South Florida real estate last year.

“The strength of this company was illustrated to me immediately, as I was able to hire four of the top agents in the region,” Vidal says. As to the future of RelatedISG, Alex says, “We are establishing the foundation to become one of the preeminent agencies in the state.”

In 2011, Jorge Perez, Chairman and CEO of The Related Group and ISG principals Philip J. Spiegelman and Craig Studnicky came together to form a top General Realty firm, RelatedISG International Realty.

The two companies represented some of the strongest reputations and track records in residential real estate history. The partnership has produced the widest reaching and connected international network, spanning from Asia and Europe, to a large concentration in Latin America. ISG has become central to the “New Miami” as the paramount voice for today’s residential culture and trajectory of a renewed global market.

RelatedISG International Realty has grown quickly, now encompassing five offices across Broward and Miami and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. In addition to unparalleled sales expertise, Related ISG delivers superior market research and analysis, with the most comprehensive Miami market reports to effectively track absorption and continuous demand.