When it comes to prestigious properties in South Florida, Gil Dezer is the name to know. Not only is he the youngest developer of luxury high-rise residential and condo-hotel developments in the country, but also one of the largest oceanfront property owners in Sunny Isles Beach. Dezer and his father, Michael, own more than 27 acres of prime oceanfront property, including 2,100 feet of property between 158th Street to 191st Street along Collins Avenue, which is arguably one of the largest holdings of beachfront property owned and developed in the state. Most of this property is earmarked for redevelopment as mid- and high-rise luxury condominiums, condo-hotels, hotels, and rental communities.
Dezer teamed up with Donald Trump to create the Trump Grande Ocean Resort and Residences, the largest development of its kind in Sunny Isles history. Dezer has taken on the role of its acting president, and in return has been awarded the Platinum Personal Achievement Award for Sales Director of the Year for the past three consecutive years by the Annual Builders Association of South Florida (BASF) and The Herald/el Nuevo Herald in Florida’s BEST Awards.
Dezer is the former President and current Honorary Member of the Developers & Builders Alliance (DBA); a member of the Aventura Marketing Council; one of the founders of the Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation; and a Young President of the Miami Heart Institute. He also plays a role in various additional organizations.
Where were you born ?
New York City
How long in Miami:
Sunny Isles Beach
Luxury Real Estate Developer
Rainbow Roll (Sushi House: Crabmeat and avocado inside, with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, whitefish and shrimp on top.)
Best Ethnic Food:
Colombian Empanadas (Gili’s Pool Bar & Grill: seasoned ground beef stuffed in corn dough, lightly fried, and served with tomato chili salsa and lime crema)
Penne Pasta with Grilled Chicken (Neomi’s Grill)
Best place for late night dining:
Sushi Lounge where you can enjoy good conversation, creative cocktails and the freshest sushi and sashimi in South Florida with seasonal live entertainment. (Trump International Beach Resort)
Tiramisu (Neomi’s Grill)
Best place for a romantic date:
Sushi Lounge because it offers great food with relaxing atmosphere, dim lighting, and great service.
Best Sunday brunch:
Blue Reef Restaurant (Trump Towers)
Sushi Lounge (Trump International Beach Resort)
Best place for a power business meeting:
All-around favorite spot in Miami:
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida’s Riviera
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Trump International Beach Resort
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Gallery Art (Trump International Beach Resort)
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
East Coast Jewelers (Trump International Beach Resort)
Aquanox Spa (Trump International Beach Resort)
Favorite Charity Event:
Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation
Best Aspect of Miami:
It is an international city, bringing people together from around the world, with beautiful weather and location.
Margarita Pizza (Neomi’s Grill)
Caribbean Mahi-Mahi (Neomi’s Grill)
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Gym facility at the newly built Trump Towers
Sacred Stone (Aquanox Spa)
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Worldwide Limousine Service
Dezer Car Collection
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Chelsea District of New York City