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Tere Blanca

Founder, Chairman & CEO
(305) 577-8851
tere.blanca@blancacre.com

Biography:

Tere Blanca is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., the leading independently owned commercial real estate services firm in Florida. She founded the firm in 2009 after identifying a need in the marketplace for a local advisory and brokerage firm built on a culture of giving clients a highly personalized approach to service. With Tere’s vision, progressive leadership and foundation of passion, care and commitment to excellence, teams are purpose built and strategies are customized to fit each clients’ diverse needs allowing the firm to achieve successful outcomes and setting new market standards.

Blanca Commercial Real Estate now has a dynamic team of more than 35 top professionals that embrace a culture of collaboration and caring for each other, the firm’s clients and the community. It is recognized as one of the top commercial real estate brokerage services companies in Florida, ranked by the South Florida Business Journal as one of the top ten firms in South Florida, maintaining more than 32% market share of all office lease transactions executed in Class A and B office space in Miami; the firm’s home base. Expanding across South Florida, the firm now has 3 offices across the region and has grown its services to include property management, tenant engagement services and development consulting.

Throughout her 35-year career, Tere has participated and led many significant lease transactions and new development projects from land acquisition to the master planning, design, construction, marketing, lease-up, and sale of office and mixed-use assets. Clients of the firm include Nuveen Real Estate, Allianz, Hines, Agave Holdings, Lincoln Property Company, Blackstone, TA Realty, Federal Realty, Shorenstein, Stiles, Related Group, AIMCO, and the law firms of Akerman LLP, and White & Case, LLP; Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami Herald Media Company; WeWork; Coastal Construction, Quirch Foods, Inc.; Insigneo; Inktel, DASI, Neutralogistics, Mexican Consulate and the University of Miami, to name a few.

Prior to launching Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Tere served for five years as Senior Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc., where she led the firm’s South Florida region, achieving significant  revenue growth and  increased profitability. Tere also held the position of senior vice president at Codina Realty Services, Inc. ONCOR International where she was consistently among the top producers during her 14-year tenure.

Tere holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in international marketing and finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is the proud mother of two daughters and resides with her husband in Coral Gables.

Community Involvement:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of BankUnited
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Beacon Council
  • Member of the University of Miami’s Herbert School of Business Real Estate Advisory Council
  • Executive Committee Member of Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Past chair and current Member of the Board of Miami-Dade County’s official economic development agency, The Beacon Council
  • Member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Gold
  • Associate member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Chapter
  • Member of Women Corporate Directors (WCD)
  • Past member of the Board of Directors of The Miami Foundation
  • Past chair of the Board of Directors of City Year Miami

Awards & Recognition:

  • “Top 100 Power Leaders”, South Florida Business Journal
  • “Ultimate CEO”, South Florida Business Journal
  • “Most Influential Business Women”, South Florida Business Journal
  • “Power Leader of the Year”, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • “Office Broker of the Year”, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
  • “Women of Influence: Legends”, Real Estate Forum
  • “Women of Influence”, Real Estate Forum
  • “Top 25 Women in Real Estate”, Commercial Property Executive
  • “Top Dealmakers of the Year”, Daily Business Review
  • “Successful Hispanic Women of the Year”, Camacol
  • “Philanthropist of the Year”, City Year Miami
  • “Community Leader of the Year”, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce