Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. On our Haute 100 Miami list is Rony Seikaly, the Miami Heat basketball star turned sought-after deejay.
Company: Quadrant Investment Group
Industry: Real Estate
What Made Him Haute: Thanks to an illustrious career playing in the NBA for the Miami Heat, as well as successful real estate ventures, Seikaly is a leading figure in the city. Early in his career with the Heat, he made waves by breaking several team records, amassing incredible career statistics, and earning the title The Spin Doctor. The name has a double meaning; Seikaly is also a DJ with a penchant for house music. He’s played some of the hautest clubs and lounges in the world, including Miami Beach’s LIV. Since its inception in 2005, Quadrant Investment Group, of which Seikaly is CEO, has created and managed three separate funds with $128 million in investor equity and $350 million in real estate. Seikaly is personally invested in each of those funds.
What Makes Him Haute Now: Seikaly was recently voted one of the top 50 best basketball players who played with the Miami Heat by bleacherreport.com. The honor comes at no surprise as Seikaly was chosen as the first draft selection in franchise history. He’s also considered one of the best all around players and popular amongst the fans. During his career, the basketball star was known as “Spin Doctor” for his signature low-post moves and played 439 games with the Heat.
Nowadays, Seikaly entertains everywhere from Miami to Paris as a deejay spinning what he calls “uplifting, happy house music.” In Miami, he favors LIV nightclub, and he released his first single, Come with Me a while back. Seikaly also recently released his full-length CD, Subliminal Essentials Presents House Calls By Rony Seikaly with a party at LIV.