Andrew Russo became acclimated to the Real Estate industry at a young age, working for his family in their real estate brokerage assisting in sales, marketing and administrative work while in high school, and during summer vacations in college. Upon graduating Florida State University with a Political Science and Business degree, he worked in corporate America while earning his Masters of Business Administration from Nova University.
Throughout his career in the real estate industry as a broker/sales associate and developer/principal, Russo has closed over $900 million of real estate. In addition he has successfully developed from land acquisition, through local and state municipal approvals, on to construction with a market value in excess of $40 million. As the broker and principal of The Russo Group, he coordinates daily operations with his staff, and is one of the top Real Estate professionals in his market. Committed to being the best sales associate in his market, he leverages his vast experience in real estate brokerage, development, construction, financing, leasing and marketing for the benefit of his clients. Andrew Russo resides in the market he serves, his hometown of Jupiter, FL, and is the former chairman of the Public Policy for the Jupiter-Tequesta Association of Realtors, and a former member of the Advisory Board of Directors for Seacoast National Bank.
Russian born, Milla Russo has strong ties to the European International market. While working full time as a real estate paralegal, she obtained a BA in Organization Management and Marketing from Palm Beach Atlantic University. As a Sales & Marketing Director, Milla worked for 8 years for Econ Design, an International Designer Construction Company located in Düsseldorf, Germany. Upon returning to Florida, Milla pursued her interest in Real Estate; first as a real estate paralegal and then as a sales professional, where she excels.
With over a decade of real estate experience, Milla has closed more than 600 real estate transactions, ranging from properties priced in the hundreds of thousands, to multi-million dollar properties. Her creative marketing and staging of her client’s properties has set her apart from others as one of the top realtors in her market. Today, Milla leads The Russo Group's marketing team in customized and unique approaches to advertising, utilizing the latest technologies in marketing, making their listings stand out above the crowded inventory of homes, and doing so with an exceedingly high degree of success.
Born and raised in Stuart, FL, Greg Forest has three passions in life: his faith, golf and real estate. A highly recruited junior golfer, Forest played 4 years of Division 1 collegiate golf at the University of Central Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. After an injury put his golf career on hold, Forest found another door opened in real estate.
Working with Andrew and Milla Russo at Illustrated Properties, Forest has achieved over $3 Million in sales since January 2014. He takes his success with humility and is thankful for the opportunity to make a career helping people find their dream homes. Forest is extremely dedicated, going the extra mile to serve his clients with honesty and prudence. He has brought the competitiveness of professional golf to the business of real estate, and it has proven to be an advantage over his competition.
Minh Phan was born and raised in Palm Beach County. He has spent his entire life int he area so there are few people who know it like he does. After graduating from Florida State University, Minh spent several years working on Palm Beach Island as one of the youngest Team Leaders at The Breakers and was the Director of two departments at The Elliott Museum prior to joining The Russo Group. Specializing in residential real estate and new construction, Minh also has experience in new development. He is best known for always wanting to help and going the extra mile for his clients.
In September 2010, VIP Properties of Distinction merged with Illustrated Properties. Founded in 1987 by the Russo family, VIP Properties was one of the top local independent realty companies in north Palm Beach County and south Martin county, specializing in selling Luxury Homes & Waterfront Properties, with 4 locations and over 100 local agents. Illustrated Properties, also a family-owned company founded in 1975, merged with VIP Properties in September 2010, and like VIP Properties, they have one of the best reputations in south Florida. We are thrilled that this merger has proven to be a tremendous benefit for our clients.
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