Tuesday Jul 06, 2021
Tuesday Jul 06, 2021
Donnie Pingaro, "It's Time to Elevate Others",Managing Broker of Florida at Side, Vice President of Florida Operations shares his experience on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #179
I have known Donnie Pingaro for 17 years when I first got into the real estate business in Miami. He has been selling real estate in Fisher Island, one of the most expensive areas in the country, for 30 years. He has always been a collaborative figure in the real estate community, running one of the most boutique firms in the country. He is now the Managing Broker and VP of Operations for Side, Inc. Don shares his three decades of experience with the audience and speaks about his charitable efforts as well during this conversation.
More About Donnie Pingaro:
As the Managing Broker of Florida and VP of Florida Operations, Donnie leverages 28 years of real estate experience to help Side partner agents establish, grow and develop their own local boutique brands. Prior to Side, he founded ISG Asia, home to Florida’s largest Mandarin-speaking sales team. Donnie currently serves as a National Board Member at AREAA, the largest Asian trade association nationwide, with over 17,000 members. He is the Co-Chair of the 2020 AREAA National Convention, and he previously served as Vice President at AREAA Global. Early in his career, he created Ocean Insiders, a luxury brand that serves Fisher Island, where he facilitated over 5,000 island transactions. Donnie holds an MBA from the University of Miami.
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.