Related ISG Expands to Fort Lauderdale, Hires 30 Agents

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Samantha Joseph, Daily Business Review

A three-year partnership between the Related Group and International Sales Group is expanding its South Florida presence with the opening of a Fort Lauderdale office employing more than 30 agents.

With the opening, RelatedISG added a new managing director, Alex Vidal, and formed a partnership with the Coloney Group in Fort Lauderdale.

“We decided it was time to enhance our upper-level structure and expand into the Broward market,” said ISG co-principal Philip Spiegelman.

In the last month, RelatedISG has bolstered its roster of brokers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, recruiting agents with Latin American and local connections. New recruits include four brokers who sold more than $200 million last year: Paul Lash, Renovatio Realty president Abraham Copernik, Coloney Real Estate principal George Coloney and SE Florida Realty owner Rubens Jacob.

“We are establishing the foundation to become one of the preeminent agencies in the state,” ISG principal Craig Studnicky said.

Vidal is a 17-year real estate veteran and former Keyes, Prudential and ERA agent who also has worked in Colorado and California. One of his recent assignments focused on growing boutique brokerages into large-scale agencies.

“The strength of this company was illustrated to me immediately as I was able to hire four of the top agents in the region,” he said.

Since its launch in 2011, RelatedISG has recruited 150 agents for offices in Miami Beach, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Brickell and downtown Miami.