Chairman and CEO
Rene Vivo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc. and has over 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He founded the company in 2002 after identifying a market need for a local advisory firm that could offer personalized services and solutions for both development and brokerage needs in the industrial sector. Under Rene’s leadership, VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc. has grown consistently over the past two decades.
Rene has developed over two and half million square feet of combined industrial and office space throughout South Florida and beyond. Rene specializes in entitling industrial land for developments and has a keen sense for determining the most profitable and efficient use for vacant land.
Prior to launching VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., Rene spent part of his career in brokerage services at CBRE, Inc., then began exploring development services while at Codina Realty Services, Inc. Rene is married and a proud father of five who enjoys traveling, fine wines, cigars and fast cars.
Executive Managing Director
Carlos Velasquez is an Executive Managing Director and leads the brokerage team for VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience in all facets of the industrial real estate industry. He joined VIVO Real Estate Group in 2001 and has been instrumental in growing the firm’s leasing portfolio.
Carlos has mastered a wide range of skills, from representing highly-specialized tenants to advising some of the most prominent landlords in South Florida, including JP Morgan Core Asset Fund, LINK (Blackstone), The Graham Companies, Sunbeam, Lucky Commercial, Peter Lawrence Company, Terreno and Seagis Property Group, just to name a few. His deep understanding of industry-specific standards and governmental regulations allows him to provide second-to-none advice and navigate any obstacle for his clients. Additionally, Carlos has sold over one billion dollars in industrial assets across the country to institutional funds, such as Terreno, Centerpointe, Long Point Realty Partners, LINK (Blackstone) and Exeter.
Prior to joining VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., Carlos owned and operated a gymnastics business where he achieved national recognition and was even invited to participate in the 1996 Olympic Games.
Carlos most enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He often travels to remote locations seeking out adventures in nature for the family to enjoy and loves to conduct science experiments with his daughter.
Senior Managing Director
Tommy Gil is a Senior Managing Director for VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., and has 20 years of experience in industrial real estate brokerage. He joined the firm in 2005 and has been very active throughout his two-decade tenure at the firm.
Tommy specializes in off-market sales of industrial buildings and land. With his extensive knowledge of the industrial terrain and expansive network of contacts of owners and buyers, he consistently ranks as a top producer for the firm. Tommy is passionate about guiding local businesses to find their best real estate solution in an ever-changing Miami industrial market. Throughout his career, Tommy has been involved in over $500 million worth of industrial transactions, including some of the largest transactions throughout South Florida.
Additionally, Tommy has been involved in highly specialized tenant representation and has vast experience in complex lease transactions involving major Landlords and Tenants throughout South Florida such as Terreno, Seagis, Colour Republic, Mr. Greens, Quantum Storage to name a few.
Prior to joining VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., Tommy was at West Vest Associates, a commercial real estate brokerage firm in Doral, FL.
Tommy is married and has two sons. He enjoys fishing and boating and his favorite book is The Gulag Archipelago.
Raydel Enriquez is the Managing Director of VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc. and has over ten years of experience in the commercial real estate industry.
On behalf of the firm, Raydel leads the leasing effort for industrial landlords such as Lucky Commercial, Peter Lawrence Company & Terreno, which together, comprise over five million square feet of industrial space. Raydel is very active in industrial sales throughout Miami-Dade County, and an integral part of the team involved in several of South Florida’s largest real estate transactions, such as sales to institutional investors like Blackstone and Long Point Realty Partners.
Throughout Raydel’s tenure at VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., he has participated in closing over 500 lease and sale transactions and has consistently increased his deal volume year after year. Raydel Enriquez has earned awards such as “Most Deals Closed” and is revered by his colleagues.
Prior to joining VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., Raydel served as a corporate financial officer at FPL where he led a team of accounting professionals for over five years. Raydel attended Florida International University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in finance.
Raydel cherishes spending time with his wife and two girls, which often means taking trips to Disney or the Florida Keys. His hobbies include being an avid car enthusiast who participates in car and race clubs, and on the side, he also enjoys operating a yacht charter business.
Director of Leasing
Raul Estrada is a Director of Leasing for VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., and has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. He joined the firm in 2019 and has quickly proven to be a valuable asset.
Raul specializes in leasing and construction management, with several successful projects under his belt, such as the largest office development in Miami Lakes, a 4-story office building known as the Banco Popular Office, which he had an integral part in developing. Raul has also successfully navigated through several complex tenant improvement buildouts, assisting in delivering the work on time and on budget.
Prior to joining Vivo Real Estate Group, Inc., Raul owned and operated a successful residential real estate brokerage firm that had a niche in representing banks seeking to dispose of foreclosed assets, including overseeing and managing the building renovations.
Raul is married and has two beautiful daughters. His hobbies include traveling with his family and he also enjoys whiskey and fine cigars.
Austin Spillers is an Associate Director for ViVO Real Estate Group, Inc. He joined the firm in 2021.
Austin is focused on market analytics of industrial sales and leases.
Prior to joining VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., Austin was employed at Depuy Synthes for two years where he worked on medical sales.
In his free time, Austin enjoys boating and spending time with his family.
Crystal Rodriguez is the Marketing Director for VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., and has been with the firm for over ten years.
Crystal leads the marketing efforts for the firm including branding and communications and business development. Her marketing strategies ensure the firm’s listings are clearly and consistently offered to the right target audience according to the size and design of the available property.
Prior to joining VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc., Crystal was a marketing assistant at a local marketing firm.
Crystal enjoys spending time with her husband and is an avid gamer.
Executive Financial Administrator
Julissa Ruiz is the Executive Financial Administrator for VIVO Real Estate Group, Inc. and has over 20 years of experience at the firm.
In addition to her overseeing the firm’s finances, Julissa leads the administrative responsibilities and is a trusted and reliable asset to the firm and its clients. Julissa’s ability to organize and systemize the firm’s front office and billings have been instrumental in facilitating the VIVO’s seamless operations and growth over the past two decades.
Prior to joining VIVO, Julissa was a pharmacist in New York City, NY.
Julissa loves spending time with her two sons and she enjoys helping her family and friends.