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Danet Linares

Biography:

Danet Linares is Vice Chairman of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the leading independently owned commercial real estate services firm in Florida and has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.

On behalf of the firm, Ms. Linares leads in the leasing of significant office projects such as MiamiCentral, Brickell City Tower, The Plaza Coral Gables, 396 Alhambra and Royal Palm Office Park.  She was an integral part of the team involved in several of South Florida’s largest real estate transactions including the Miami Herald’s relocation to Doral and has served as a real estate advisor to notable companies including The Knight Foundation, Miami Foundation, White & Case, Lydecker Diaz, Endeavor Miami, and NovoPayment.  Since joining the firm in 2009, she has completed over 4 million square feet of office lease transactions throughout South Florida on behalf of owners and users of commercial real estate.

Prior to joining Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Ms. Linares served as Senior Vice President for Blue Capital where she led the leasing and marketing strategy for Miami Tower and successfully brought the building from 74% to 97% occupancy within four years.   She also held the position of Senior Leasing Manager at Shorenstein where she managed leasing and marketing for Southeast Financial Center, the tallest office tower in the state of Florida with over 1.2M square feet of office space, and increased the occupancy to 97%.

Ms. Linares attended St. John’s University in New York.  She is also an active leader in the South Florida community and fluent in Spanish and English.

Community Involvement:

  • Miami Downtown Development Authority, Board Member
  • International Women’s Forum, Incoming President and Board Member
  • The Miami Center for Architecture & Design, Board Member
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, New World Center Committee, Past Chair
  • CREW Miami, Past Board Member, Past President
  • City of Miami, Beautification Committee, Past Member

Awards & Recognition:

  • Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce – AXA Advisors Business Woman of the Year Award “Outstanding Real Estate Professional”
  • Real Estate Forum’s “Women of Influence”
  • South Florida Business Journal “Influential Businesswoman”
  • CoStar “Power Broker”
  • Florida Real Estate Journal, “Top Woman in CRE”
  • CREW “Member of the Year”
  • South Florida CEO “Best Commercial Real Estate Agent”
  • South Florida Business Journal “CRE Heavy Hitter”
  • NAIOP Award for Office Deal of the Year
  • CBRE “CB Richard Ellis Global 100”
  • CBRE “Top 25”