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Dion De Freitas

Real Estate Professional

Dion grew up in the northeastern corner on New Jersey in a town called Teaneck and spent much of his time in Manhattan.  After graduating from Teaneck High School, Dion attended Bergen Community College for 2 years where he studied hotel/restaurant management, marketing and accounting.

While still in school he was offered a position with Nordstrom in their restaurant division’s auditing dept. With his natural interpersonal skills and acute business acumen Dion was promptly promoted to oversee a restaurant for Nordstrom a short time later. After becoming one of the most successful managers in the region, Dion was promoted to a regional manager with the company overseeing 9 restaurants in NJ, CT, NY and RI. Dion was on a short list of leaders with the company who was routinely asked to travel around the country participating in Nordstom’s rapid expansion including opening locations in Coral Gables and Boca Raton.

After 7 years at Nordstrom Dion was given an opportunity to be part of a newly recruited  development team for Cold Stone Creamery who were expanding into the Northeast market. Dion worked on corporate level as a liaison between their headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and his territory of franchisees in WV, PA, NJ, NY and CT.

After 2 very successful years with Cold Stone Dion relocated to Tampa, FL to work for the corporate headquarters of Melting Pot Restaurants. He worked closely with Franchisees in a region that included TN, OH, VA, NC, SC and FL. He worked in developing new restaurants and also with existing locations in a capacity from build-outs to ongoing operations. The company then transferred him to Miami where he was based and focused on just the Florida region from Kendall to Melbourne over to Sarasota down to Naples.

He has since done consulting work with several other concepts between Miami and NYC. In 2011 he took a position with a great family owned company in Miami which allowed him to plant permanent roots without the demanding travel.

Dion’s background with world class organizations like Nordstrom, Cold Stone Creamery and Melting Pot has given him a profound understanding of leading with integrity and exceptional customer service. With such a wide variety of responsibilities and experiences, Dion excels in marketing, finance, negotiations, leadership and the “art of people”. Dion is dedicated in bringing a world class real estate experience one client at a time through leveraging systems and teaming up with like minded people.

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