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Real Estate REality Check | Real Estate & Business Career Success Education and Training

May 28, 2019


Overlooking the beautiful waters of Southern Florida, we are here today in Brickell with the Managing Director and leader of Douglas Elliman’s Commercial division in Florida, David Restainer. In addition to being an agent of change in the community and an active member in the Miami District of Certified Commercial Investment Managers, among David’s many talents is that of an expertise in hospitality, acquisitions, dispositions, investment sales and development. His passion for making a difference for his clients and life extends to that of his exemplary involvement in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the National Council of Friends of the New World Symphony.

Episode Notes:

At 2:06, David Restainer shares that “truth” and “justice” is what he stands for in business. At 3:20, David discusses his career path, starting out on Wall Street, and the importance of reading. At 4:59, Restainer highlights the empowering entrepreneurs leading Douglas Elliman. At 6:02, he advises one to focus its time in the market instead of trying to time the market. At 7:54, David speaks on Miami’s growth, and attributes the growth to a change of politics in the city of Miami. At 10:17, Restainer points out that Miami is not a sleepy place anymore, as it continues to attract people from South America, as well as from all around the world. At 11:06, he does not see “darkness on the edge of town” in Florida, and notes that the state of Florida is well positioned for the future. At 12:32, David touches upon risk and failure. At 15:41, Restainer talks about the leadership team at Douglas Elliman, and brokers having their finger on the pulse while driving company innovation. At 17:00, he believes that confidence comes from knowing what you are talking about. At 18:32, David mentions his appreciation for his parents never pressuring him to be anything but a responsible human being. At 20:48, Restainer touches upon leadership training and participating in community service initiatives. At 25:09, he utilizes a baseball analogy in regards to both failure and adversity. At 25:55, David voiced that results, and not perception, is the reality. At 27:13, Restainer closes out the podcast with a message on working every day to make the world a better place for his son, as well as everyone on this earth.