CCIM: Miami-Dade


Frank Rodriguez Melo, CCIM, Discusses Little Havana Real Estate
On The Jim Fried Radio Program


Frank Rodriguez Melo-Full SizeCCIM Miami President and Principal, Investor, Broker at Melo Real Estate, Frank Rodriguez Melo leads the local efforts to represent and expand awareness of the local CCIM District, a non-profit organization composed of commercial real estate practitioners. At Melo Real Estate, Frank assists clients in the acquisition & disposition of real estate assets. Specializing in multifamily and retail acquisitions and management, Frank invests in and makes a market in Little Havana.

In an on-air interview, Frank and Jim discuss the development trajectory of Little Havana and how being a CCIM has helped him build his business.



More About Frank Rodriguez Melo, CCIM:  Persistence pays, especially when you’re as tenacious as Frank Rodriguez Melo, CCIM.

It took the commercial broker and property manager two and a half years of phone calls, letters, and e-mail to earn the trust of a local seller.

Frank serves as principle of Melo Real Estate and the President of the CCIM Miami District President.

Before he became a broker, Frank spent three years as an employee of the Florida Department of Transportation, acquiring $400 million in land for such projects as the Miami Airport Intermodal Center. “It was an invaluable experience that taught me to deal with adverse situations and all the logistical matters relating to real estate, including land title, engineering, and more,” he says.

What that job didn’t do was offer Frank the freedom to work with his own clients. In 2004 he left for the private sector, working as a commercial broker. In 2006 he also opened his own property management operation with his fiancée, Lourdes. “I like the independence and the sense that I own my time,” he says. He focuses much of his activity in the up-and-coming Little Havana neighborhood, working with investor clients.

Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) are recognized experts in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate, providing invaluable market insight, technical knowledge and best practices to their commercial real estate owner, investor and user clients.


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