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RIPCO Real Estate Continues to Grow its Presence in Florida with New Executive Managing Director, Bryan Semel

RIPCO Real Estate (RIPCO), a leading independent full-service brokerage with services including leasing, investment sales, property management and debt and structured finance, is proud to announce the hire of Miami-based broker, Bryan Semel, who will serve as an Executive Managing Director to the South Florida team. Semel’s appointment signifies RIPCO’s continued expansion of its presence in the state. 

“At RIPCO, we continue to actively expand our presence across each of our key markets with the help of top talent. Bryan brings a unique set of skills to our South Florida market with his expansive knowledge in luxury commercial real estate,” said Mark Kaplan, President of RIPCO. “He was a top retail broker in Aspen before relocating to Miami and we’re confident that he will play the same role in the South Florida market as he builds on his existing relationships with tenants, landlords and developers.”

Prior to RIPCO, Semel was Vice President of Global Retail Advisory Services at CBRE in Aspen Colorado. Following CBRE, he founded his own firm, Semel Commercial Real Estate, an Aspen based commercial real estate firm that focuses on luxury leasing and sales. Semel currently handles 95 percent of Aspen’s commercial real estate market and has completed $100 million in leasing sales. He currently holds the highest square foot, long-term lease in the Aspen market. Semel has a strong knowledge of landlord, tenant, buyer and seller needs and has worked with luxury brands such as Gravity Haus and Fusalp.

“As someone who has worked in real estate for nearly seven years, I am excited to expand my experience into the South Florida market. Here in Aspen, I have been able to establish a strong connection with local owners and brands looking to grow their presence into Colorado,” said Semel, “I am looking forward to working with a strong team of brokers and collaborate on new ways to extend RIPCO’s reach throughout South Florida as well as bring my luxury clients into the area.”

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