People

Form & Function

California Closets’ Julie Shvedyuk finds her role as a trade professional to be a challenge she loves to take on. She says that watching the reactions of the actual installation, whether it is a garage, dream closet or an entertainment center, is the most rewarding part.

Real Insights

Meet a few of Miami’s most prolific real estate professionals and get an insider’s perspective into what makes the city’s ever-evolving market tick and what buyers, sellers and investors are looking for as we go into 2020 and beyond.

Hi-Rise Trailblazer

KAR Properties’ Shahab Karmely builds developments that the future will look at and judge kindly. He believes that quality now, and factoring in room for future technology, will last for decades and is the correct way to build.

Landscape VIP

Jose Manuel Da Silva Lobo is making South Florida more beautiful one water feature at a time. His outstanding sense of style extends to his landscape lighting designs that are equally breathtaking and bring everything together.

Culture Shift

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we tracked down a few of Miami’s leading Hispanic entrepreneurs to get a glimpse into what it means to be your own boss and how to effectively balance an ever-changing world where a regular 9 to 5 just won’t cut it.

Next Level

Mary Redondo was inspired to launch Bboss by the many entrepreneurs and small business owners out there — people who dare to take the leap toward something that they are passionate about and have the courage to see through.

Totally Chic

Christie Grays has always been a good dresser. She was named “Best Dressed” in 6th Grade and throughout high school and was featured on the cover of Brickell Magazine’s coveted “Dressed For Success” Issue in 2012. Launching I Am CHIC (Christie Has It Covered) was a natural progression.

Soul Moving

A new band in town is creating quite the buzz. Guerra Grooves has been packing them in at venues throughout South Florida and leaving audiences craving more.

Game Changer

Peggy Olin and her aptly named firm OneWorld Properties have led the remarkable sales for PARAMOUNT Miami Worldcenter traveling the globe to attract buyers from 56 countries.

Beautiful Life

Most stylists are known for excelling at a specific part of the job, either color, or cuts, or styling. Hisham prides himself on having perfected all aspects of the industry.

Brickell Bodies

These Miamians have found the secret to balancing their mind, body and spirit in a way that yields favorable results and a physique that inspires others to embark on fitness journeys of their own.

Architects of Beauty

Discover valuable insights from a collection of doctors defining the aesthetics and health appeal of South Florida one revolutionary procedure at a time.

Forward Thinkers

Drs. Rasti and Aghigh are determined to take the quality of modern medical care up a few notches by offering a membership-based practice that includes services well beyond industry standards.

To The Max

Fitness influencer André Flax Mars is on a mission to endorse a healthy lifestyle by establishing an effective melding of diet, exercise and education.

Elite Automobiles

Key Biscayne Car Week is set to be a highlight of the social calendar, a one-of-a-kind automotive festival with the world’s most exclusive cars, intimate parties, stunning scenery and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Revolutionary Medicine

The U.S. healthcare industry is in the midst of the largest metamorphosis in its history. OrthoNOW is one of those life-changing innovations. Its “On My Way NOW” sends alerts about patient arrival at the nearest OrthoNOW location to give your doctor a heads up on your injury before you pull into the parking lot.

The 2019 TOP 20 Professionals Under Forty

We scoured The Magic City to bring you what we deem to be the next generation of business leaders at the tip of The Sunshine State. These young professionals represent a variety of industries and excel at their respective crafts with superior sophistication and their own unique blend of style and savvy. All have managed to seamlessly balance their careers with their personal lives while continuously giving back to the community that has helped mold them into who they are. Without further ado, flip this page to meet this year’s Top 20 Under 40.

Meaningful Transformations

Katie Sandler has worked alongside great thought leaders and innovators who changed her life. This led her to create the Impact Retreat, a blended approach of one-on-one impact coaching, mindfulness practices and luxury services to facilitate personal breakthroughs.

Luxury Defined

Leading Interior Designer Paris Forino shares her inspiration for the world-class interiors of East Edgewater’s hottest residential project, Missoni Baia.

Inspiring Impact

Nate Shapiro and his brother Adam spent their summers working as umbrella boys in Ocean City, Maryland and dreamed about owning a business together related to the beach. In 2011, the concept of Ballyhoo was born.

Good Looks

Providing personal styling for celebrities, fashion branding and branching out into advertising for some heavy-hitters is just a typical day in the life of style icon Mariela Ortega.

Creating Luck

Lucky In Love founder Brad Singer makes clothing that is fun with bolder prints, modern patterns and daring silhouettes to make his customers feel empowered, strong, athletic and chic day in and day out.

Swanky Soirees

LV Event Designs is the story of the rise of a local entrepreneur who is expanding her brand while at the same time raising two teenagers and juggling all the challenges that face a young female businessperson.

Let’s Celebrate

As VeritageMiami Chairpersons, Jorge & Melinda Gonzalez are able to combine their love of food and wine with their passion for making Miami the very best it can be.

Energized Enterprise

Mihai Crisan swims in the morning, does yoga in the afternoon, plays basketball in the early evening and has the energy, drive, entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic to run his highly successful businesses 24/7.

The Power of Perricone’s

After 22 years in the same Brickell location, Perricone’s Marketplace & Café (and all its World-Famous offerings) is moving about a half mile away to West Brickell on Coral Way.

Redefining Ageless

With 157 Singles titles and 18 Grand Slams, Chris Evert knows quite a few things about perseverance and what it takes to stay at the top of her game. She applies that same dedication to aging gracefully.

Powerhouses 2019

Whether you are looking for a smart real estate investment, a vacation property or your forever home, the leading industry professionals we’ve gathered will guide you in the right direction with expert insights, savvy tips and some of the best listings available in Miami, Brickell, Key Biscayne and beyond.

Fashion Eyes

CoverGirl once reported that if women could only have one makeup product that 50% of them would choose mascara. Lash extensions go one beautiful step further to give a natural-looking and low-maintenance alternative.

H2O Hero

When Dana Tricarico arrived in Miami to obtain her Master’s in Professional Science at UM’s RSMAS on Virginia Key, she never could have imagined it would lead her to where she is today.

It’s In The Walls

The eclectic home office of Saved By The Bell, Beverly Hills 90210, White Collar and Dinner At Tiffani’s star Tiffani Thiessen demonstrates a careful balance of functionality and aesthetics in a space that’s at once fun, flirty and refined.

Monsters & Margaritas

Cantina La Veinte transformed into an all-night haunted house on Halloween, complete with free margaritas for ladies and an epic costume party.

collector’s Corner

Modern-day Renaissance man Ric Roth is a successful entrepreneur with a passion for family, art, architecture, music, food, animals and helping people whenever he can.

Art Life

Patricia Hanna has her dream job managing The Related Group’s stellar corporate art collection, commissioning site-specific artwork for their development projects, and overseeing the renowned Jorge M. Perez Collection and the company’s philanthropic efforts as they relate to art and culture.

Daring David

DB + Partners was founded not out of ambition, but out of desperation and serendipity when David Berry was fired from a big advertising shop which he had wanted to quit, but hadn’t. They took the decision out of his hands, and he took the leap.

Power Moves

One local entrepreneur took her destiny into her own hands and launched a book that is poised to change the way people look at currency, wealth and soul heath.

The Message

Born and raised in Miami, Rhea Leonard is an artistic voice for the black experience and a strong advocate for social change.

Caring Heart

Community Advocate Of The Year 2018 award winner Olga Hernandez is a humble leader, dedicated to serving others and ensuring that the rights of children are protected.

Mellifluous Sounds

Von Henry’s voice strikes a superlative balance between power and sensitivity, passion and polish. And her fans love her for it.

Florida Boy

Miami’s premier not-for-profit incubator for artistic creativity The Bakehouse Art Complex has introduced Miami to over 3 decades of great talents. Painter Thomas Bils is one of the latest.

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Elite Penthouse

Perched at the summit of the striking nautical-shaped architectural masterpiece that is Aston Martin Residences, a 3-floor 7-bedroom, 8-bathroom Triplex Penthouse will become an exemplary icon in elite luxury living by offering breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views of the ocean, Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay.

Inspired Impact

People. Passion. Philanthropy. The dynamic professionals you are about to meet have dedicated their lives to giving back and changing lives. May their stories inspire you to make your own positive influence on the world.