Juan Ruiz is Vice Chairman of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the leading independently owned commercial real estate services firm in Florida and has over 18 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. On behalf of the firm, Mr. Ruiz leads in the leasing of significant projects such as the Nuveen/Allianz portfolio in Waterford Business District, Aventura Optima, Centrum Doral and One Cocowalk. In addition, he has also represented notable companies including Prestige Cruises, Perkins & Will, IA Interior Architects, Dufry and Molina Healthcare. Since joining the firm, Mr. Ruiz has closed more that 3 million square feet of office transactions throughout South Florida.
Prior to joining Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Mr. Ruiz was Director of Codina Realty Services, LLC, the real estate leasing division of Codina Partners that manages leasing of Codina Partners-owned properties. His previous experience also includes leading the leasing for Downtown Doral, a 120-acre master-planned mixed-use development. Mr. Ruiz was previously Vice President at Flagler Real Estate Services.
Prior to joining Flagler, Mr. Ruiz worked as Leasing Director for the Miami Free Zone, a joint venture between Prudential Insurance and Flagler/Codina. Here, his efforts led to the leasing of 600,000 square feet of industrial, office and showroom space in the foreign trade zone park.
Mr. Ruiz has been recognized as one of CoStar’s Top 20 Miami Office Leasing Power Brokers on numerous occasions, was featured as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2011 and was named the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s commercial broker of the year in 2017.
Mr. Ruiz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from EAFIT University in Colombia and a Master of Business Administration from Florida International University. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.