The Keyes Company/Realtors is a leading worldwide real estate company anchored in Miami, Florida. Its heritage can be traced to a small, one desk office opened on Biscayne Boulevard. In Miami, in 1926 by Kenneth Keyes. Today, Keyes has nearly 1,500 local associates in branch offices located in 34 communities across the state of Florida. In addition, we are members of an alliance of 44 mega-Brokers nationally and a network of international affiliates with over 85,000 sales professionals.

The last three years have brought dramatic changes to this homegrown real estate company. 2001, witnessed the launch of the Keyes/Costco partnership. This innovative paring has brought Keyes associates into direct contact with thousands of Costco members at over nine locations in South Florida. In addition, Keyes/Costco “Road Show” is held twice a month and further opens the market to new clients.

Then Keyes launched their exclusive prospecting tool, Keyes Profit Farming. This visionary addition to the arsenal of Keyes services and resources for our associates enables them to more effectively and efficiently market their area, making it a two-fold benefit for the both the associates who understand their market that much better through the use of the automated system and for their clients who are the recipient of this knowledge and expertise.

Keyes has served families, neighborhoods and communities of the South/Central Florida for over 75 years. Throughout our successful history, we have grown to become a legend in South Florida real estate and one of the largest firms in the country. Keyes continues to grow and report record sales in excess of $1.8 billion annually. Keyes has an uncanny ability to blend the comfort and convenience associated with a family based organization that emphasizes unsurpassed personal service with the skills and utilization of “global approach” marketing systems.

 

Company Leadership:

Michael I. Pappas – President

Michael I. Pappas is President of The Keyes Company, a Miami-based real estate company with over 30 offices and numerous divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates throughout Florida. Keyes is the 23rd largest brokerage firm and one of the largest independent real estate brokers in the United States. A native Miamian, Mr. Pappas graduated from North Carolina's Wake Forest University, where he majored in business and Spanish.

Mr. Pappas embarked on his successful real estate career in 1980 when he joined Keyes as a sales associate in the Fort Lauderdale office. He subsequently managed the Coral Springs and then the Coral Gables offices before his promotion to regional manager of Dade County in 1985. In 1988, Michael Pappas joined the executive ranks of the company when he was promoted to the position of Vice-President and General Sales Manager for the entire Keyes operation. In his executive post, Mr. Pappas formed the Fine Homes Division that markets and sells exclusive luxury homes.

In 1992, he took over the helm as company president. As part of an ambitious expansion plan, he has engineered the acquisition of a dozen real estate firms across the state. As a result, he was chosen as the Real Estate "Up and Comer of the Year" by Price Waterhouse and South Florida magazine. During his tenure with Keyes, Mr. Pappas has produced more than $100 million in residential and commercial property sales. In 1987 he was honored by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) as a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and in 1992 he earned the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation.

Although he devotes most of his time to The Keyes Company, Mr. Pappas' participates in various community and real estate organizations. He is actively involved in the Miami Board of Realtors, is on the Board of Directors for both the Florida Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Young President's Organization (YPO).

Mr. Pappas has also served as a director of the Florida Association of Realtors' Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Real Estate Division for United Way of Miami-Dade County. He is a past president of Westminster Christian School and was on the Citizens Board of the University of Miami. Mr. Pappas is an avid runner and has completed two marathons and won the CEO division of Home Depot 1998 Miami Corporate Run. He is married to Kathy and is the father of five children.

Timothy Pappas – Vice President

Vice President - Chief Financial Officer for The Keyes Company. Tim is responsible for directing all corporate accounting activities for the company's various business units including commercial and residential real estate, mortgage and title and other company divisions.

A Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker, Tim has over twenty years of experience in financial management and real estate operations.

Theodore J. Pappas – Chairman

Theodore J. (Ted) Pappas is the Chairman of the Board of The Keyes Company Realtors, Florida's largest independent, unaffiliated real estate company. Pappas moved to Florida from Michigan in 1955 and joined The Keyes Company as a branch sales manager in 1962. He was named Keyes' Chairman in 1969. Under his leadership, the company has grown from less than 100 sales associates to a commercial and residential sales force of more than 1,200 in more than 30 offices throughout South and Central Florida.

Long involved in real estate, civic, and religious activities, Mr. Pappas, a Rotarian, serves on the following boards:

- Miami Shores/Barry University Charter School
- The 200 Club of Greater Miami
- SunTrust Bank Miami Advisory Board
- The Banker's Club
- Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Trustee

Past involvements include:

- Past Chairman - Local Initiative Support Corp.
- Past Chairman - Bankers Club Past Chairman - Dade Community Foundation
- Past President - Miami Board of Realtors
- Past President - RELO®/The International Relocation Network
- Past President - Sales and Marketing Executives of Miami
- Past Chairman - South Florida Coordinating Council
- Past President - South Florida Council of Boy Scouts
- Past Chairman - Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

 

 
 
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