Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast

Beau Blankenship, ”If you don‘t succeed, you don‘t eat”, Former Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars & Real Estate Advisor on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #193

October 12, 2021

Beau Blankenship, "If you don't succeed, you don't eat", Former Running Back for Jacksonville Jaguars & Real Estate Advisor shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #193

Beau Blankenship was a professional football player who used the discipline he learned on the field and transferred it to building a successful real estate business on the Florida coastline. He tells how he went from being a player on a team to being the "coach" for his team now and the lessons he learned along the way.

More About Beau Blankenship: 

“My name is Beau Blankenship and I’ve had the wonderful privilege of enjoying the unique, eclectic lifestyle of the 30A scenic highway for over 16 years as my family vacationed here year after year. Knowing the potential of this surrounding area, I have always had a passion for increasing awareness to the significance of investing smart, and placing your hard earned money where it counts and where it will thrive. My zeal for Real Estate has multiplied over the years and I now own ENGEL & VOLKERS in Santa Rosa Beach FL upon completing my professional football career.


As a former Running Back and Track and Field member, the discipline I acquired as an athlete translates in how I perform for my clients. By delivering originality, enthusiasm, leadership, and die-hard dedication, any of my clients are certain to be in good hands. Raised in the charming town of Norman, Oklahoma I’ve learned the value in building and maintaining solid relationships. I actively listen to my client’s needs and wishes including the ones they don’t verbally acknowledge and do my utmost best to meet those needs. I practice an open-door policy to make you feel comfortable and ensure you have a responsive, transparent, personalized experience and will work diligently to deliver the best selling or buying opportunities in the scenic 30A area. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to earn your trust with this significant investment.”

About Michael Valdes: 

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent.

Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

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