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Maria appears in the

Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine


Maria Avellaneda

Real Estate Agent


Award winner and nominee, Maria Avellaneda, is one of NYC’s top producing agents. In 2016 she was a Top Producer Individual by sales volume and GCI. This high achiever received, among other recognitions, the Forbes Argentina 30 Promises, the Forbes Argentina Power Women 2018, a Quadruple Platinum Award, and was featured on the cover of Outfront Magazine in December 2016. She is known as one of the smartest and most dedicated agents in the City and has often been engaged as a speaker for high profile events by top universities and for industry gatherings.

Maria has earned an excellent reputation with high-end developers. Her clientele includes some of the wealthiest family offices in the world, including royalty, and she works to attend each generation’s needs and risk profile. She is the perfect agent for the most demanding clients and runs her business 24/7. 

Real estate is both a passion and tradition for Maria. She and her family have been investing in New York and Latin America for the past 30 years, acquiring prominent properties on Central Park South, Park Avenue, Upper East Side, and Midtown West. This allows Maria to provide not only her brokerage experience, but also first-hand investment expertise. She is known for executing complex deals including 1031 exchanges, bulk sales, residential, and commercial. 

Maria moved to New York several years ago to study at Columbia University, where she obtained a master’s degree, focused on international finance, economics and quantitative analysis. Her dexterity, professionalism, and diligence make her a flawless agent for local and international investors. Maria prepares exclusively personalized portfolios with tailored solutions for her clients and leverages her knowledge to maximize value and profitability. Whether you are a developer, a sophisticated investor, or a first-time home buyer, she will provide exceptional, high quality research material and advice to help you throughout any real estate transaction.

Maria is acknowledged by her clients and peers as one of the most professional and honest individuals in the industry. She is a problem solver by nature and clients can count on her, even after their transactions closed. Whether it is dealing with hard tenants, management companies, contractors, or architects, she is always there to help out. 

As someone who is culturally savvy, she works with investors from every corner of the world including the US, UK, China, Russia, India, Singapore, HK, Israel, Dubai, Qatar, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Chile, Germany, France, The Netherlands, and Uruguay. 

After acquiring more than a decade of experience in finance, management, and diplomacy, Maria developed an unparalleled understanding of real estate markets, negotiation, and investment processes. Prior to joining Keller-Williams, she was senior advisor to multi-million-dollar family offices, governments, and multilaterals. She worked as a consultant at The Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank, The United Nations, and The U.S. Treasury, as well as at premier financial institutions. When involved in capital markets transactions, she has excelled in her dealings with investment banks and rating agencies, providing advice to several CFOs, CEOs and company owners. 

Maria was born in Argentina, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree, while ranking first of her class. She speaks English and Spanish fluently, and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese. She and her husband, a successful investment banker, are involved in numerous charitable causes including UNICEF-USA, the Robin Hood Foundation, SEO, and 100 Women in Hedge Funds. 

After years of ranking as a top agent, Maria joined Compass, the largest privately owned, technology-oriented brokerage in the US. The company is currently worth over $4 Billion. Main investors include Soft Bank, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management, Advance Publications, IVP, Founders Fund, Kenneth Chenault, Marc Benioff, and LeFrak.

Whether you are considering buying, selling or leasing contacting Maria is a must. You will find an agent who is smart, trustworthy and resourceful.


Maria Belen Avellaneda

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker


90 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York NY 10011


LinkedIn: /maria-belen-avellaneda-5315866/

Instagram: mariaavellanedacompass

Download the Top Top 100 People in Real Estate Magazine and check out Maria's feature on page 49.

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