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Michael Valdes

Managing Director of the Europe,
Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Region 
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC

United Kingdom

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Michael Valdes - Professional Summary:    Entrepreneur Michael Valdes maintains a successful history of balancing demanding, high-pressure jobs with community and nonprofit work. Employed as the Managing Director of the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Region at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC, since 2011, he currently expands the Sotheby’s brand throughout EMEA and spearheads joint efforts between the company’s real estate and auction entities. Outside of this work, the London-based Michael Valdes serves on the Board of Directors for Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, and he manages the cancer awareness and outreach charity Pink and Blue for Two.

Prior to serving as a Managing Director at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, Michael Valdes headed the company’s European operations and growth as a Vice President. He started out in real estate in 2005 as Senior Vice President of the Miami-based Sotheby’s franchise SOL Sotheby’s International Realty. In this role, Michael Valdes initially served as a sales manager before working as a sales agent. His achievements at SOL Sotheby’s included increasing production by 40 percent and receiving recognition as one of the 400 Top Brokers in the United States in 2008, according to the Wall Street Journal. From 2009 to 2010, Michael Valdes worked as a Senior Vice President of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, where he became one of the top-ranked brokers in Florida by selling high-end properties to foreign investors and buyers.

Michael Valdes’ philanthropic and community initiatives over the years have run the gamut from helping organize the Sydney Summer Olympics to backing major charitable endeavors. In 1996, he co-authored Babalu: Favorite Recipes from the World’s Top Latin Chefs and Celebrities to raise money for the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations. Around the same time, he also served on the Board of The Shanti Project in San Francisco.



Michael Valdes - Professional Experience:     April 2011 - Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC | Managing Director

                                                                                   October 2010 - April 2011 - Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC., Europe | Vice President



Michael Valdes - Education:     Currently enrolled in London School of Economics





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