- FORBES SUMMIT
Founder & CEO de MB-AK Capital Group LLC y Senior Real Estate Broker de Compass
Award winner and nominee, Maria Avellaneda, is one of NYC’s top producing agents. In 2016 she was Top Producer Individual by sales volume and GCI at the largest real estate firm in the US. This high achiever received, among other recognitions, a Quadruple Platinum Award and was cover of Outfront Magazine in December 2016. She is known as one of the smartest and most dedicated agents in the City. She 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 attending 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 Belen. Maria 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. She moved to New York several years ago to study at Columbia University, where she obtained a Masters degree focused on International Finance, Economics and Quantitative Analysis. Her dexterity, professionalism and diligence make her a flawless agent for local and international investors. She 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. She 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.
As a cultural 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 more than a decade of experience in finance, management and diplomacy Maria Belen has 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 Consultant at The Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank, The United Nations, The U.S. Treasury as well as at premier financial institutions. When involved in capital markets transactions she has excelled working with investment banks and rating agencies providing advice to several CFOs, CEOs and company owners.
Maria Belen was born in Argentina where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from her Bachelor Degree while ranking first of her class. She speaks English and Spanish fluently, and has working knowledge of French and Portuguese. She currently resides steps from Central Park with her two daughters and husband, a successful investment banker. They are involved in numerous charitable causes including UNICEF-USA, the Robin Hood Foundation, SEO, and 100Women in Hedge Funds. Maria is also an art lover and art investor. She embraces entrepreneurship and has been angel investor for different projects.