If you have not heard of Tomi Rose, you have definitely heard of her fiancé, ex-Miami Heat player Mark Strickland. Lets forget about his celebrity status, and focus on her beautiful, talented self, who is not only a television personality on “Hot Listings Miami,” she is an author of “Why Shouldn’t Single Mothers Have It All,” a mother to an entrepreneurial son and has now has officially launched and become Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Division of Opulence International Realty. I suppose that is inevitable when you have sold homes to celebrities in Miami like Shaq, Michael Jackson, Birdman the owner of Cash Money Records and Carlos Boozer.
I met Tomi Rose through Amaris Jones at Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour for their Trend event hosted by Ken Downing, the Neiman’s trend guru. The next day, Amaris, Tomi and I had lunch at Cecconi’s at SoHO Beach House, where Tomi told me “Since I was on the Style Network’s ‘Hot Listings Miami’ TV show in 2012, I became first African American in real estate in Dade and Broward County, and the first African American to be on a ‘docu’ series, and having been around the NBA since I was nineteen, I have such extensive contacts among the NBA wives and everyone in the entertainment business and beyond, so I just networked and networked and here I am today!”
Aside from the major promotion in her career, the major deals Tomi has in the making, she is also working on another book deal and a new TV project.