Name: The Jills Zeder Group
Location: Miami Beach and Coral Gables
Benchmark: Sold More than $1 Billion in One Year
The year 2020 was an unprecedented year for many reasons — but for The Jills Zeder Group, it will be remembered as the year they exceeded $1 billion* in sales and became one of the first real estate teams in the nation to reach this milestone in just one year.
Ryan Gorman, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, called it a “remarkable milestone,” while Duff Rubin, president of Coldwell Banker Realty in Florida, said $1 billion was a “monumental figure.” Craig Hogan, vice president of luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate, regarded it “as a landmark achievement by any measure,” solidifying the team’s position as the foremost expert in South Florida luxury real estate.
By the Numbers: The Jills Zeder Group sold over 180 transaction sides and listed more than 160 properties, including both single-family homes and condominiums, in 2020 — a year marked by a mass exodus of buyers from big cities to South Florida.
How They Did It: With offices in Miami Beach and Coral Gables affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty, The Jills Zeder Group elevated its services to lead the 2020 movement to work with big city clients, both locally and remotely. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic leading to uncertainty in international transactions and a housing shortage in Southeast Florida, The Jills Zeder Group thrived last year. They harnessed a hot, rebounding real estate market to assist urbanites experiencing lockdown orders who were looking to relocate to South Florida. “We relied fundamentally on regular and extensive virtual meetings among the team members, to ensure our clients’ needs were being met in a timely and effective manner,” says Judy Zeder.
Members of The Jills Zeder Group closed many high-profile deals and utilized their impressive marketing approach and technology to close deals on a fully remote basis when needed. Some of The Jills Zeder Group’s significant 2020 sales included stunning properties in Indian Creek Island, Gables Estates, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Cocoplum, Snapper Creek, Hammock Lakes, Ponce Davis, Pinecrest, Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Star Island, La Gorce Island, Sunset Islands and Palm Beach. Jill Eber attributes their success to “decades of hard work, in-depth knowledge of the South Florida luxury real estate market and providing world-class service.”
Super Power: The Jills Zeder Group continued to expand in 2020 and unveiled a sleek rebrand, mirroring the group’s evolution and standing as the leader in Miami-Dade luxury real estate. The new green and white logo featuring three palm trees represents The Jills Zeder Group’s three families: Jill Hertzberg and her children Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg, sisters Jill Eber and Felise Eber, plus Judy Zeder and her children Nathan Zeder and Kara Zeder Rosen. “Our multi-generational expertise and passion for our work are unique factors that have led to our success,” adds Jill Hertzberg. Together, the families represent a consolidation of expertise and major deal-making prowess, making them one of South Florida’s preeminent real estate powerhouses.
Claim to Fame: In June 2020, the REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals report recognized The Jills Zeder Group as the No. 1 large team in Miami, No. 1 team in Florida and the South, and No. 2 large team in the U.S., based on 2019 sales volume. This was based on The Jills Zeder Group achieving $644,315,108** in closed sales volume / 148.30 closed transaction sides in 2019, within the “Teams of 11+” category.
*Sales data according to MLS records from 1/1/2020–12/31/20.
**Total volume figure includes both MLS and off-market residential transactions from 1/1/2019–12/31/2019.