The Sovereign team has over 75 years of experience in the residential and commercial real estate sectors across South Florida and nationally. The leaders of the firm specialize across all the sectors of the real estate industry, including brokerage, sales, foreclosures, legal, lending, title, fund management and development.
These individuals have collectively worked on over $1 Billion of transaction value across thousands of deals.
Marcos Egipciaco founded Sovereign in 2008 after more than a decade in the Florida real estate industry and is the Managing Partner of the firm. Marcos and the Sovereign team have been involved in the selling or acquisition of over $1 Billion in real estate to date, principally in the Florida markets with experience nationally as well, including over 3,500 residential transactions and greater than $300 million of closed commercial deals. He has an unprecedented expertise to match the firm’s clients with opportunities from his extensive network, which provides access to the entire landscape of potential transaction types across all real asset market cycles. Marcos has successfully partnered with banks, pension funds, public REITs, private equity groups, hedge funds, high net worth individuals, family offices, national homebuilders, and foreclosure & bankruptcy attorneys in brokerage, advisory and principal deals. Sovereign continues to grow rapidly as a vertically integrated, one-stop-shop providing real estate brokerage, advisory, commercial & residential development, construction management, property management, title, lending, and legal services to institutional and retail investors.
Due to Marco’s significant track record of success, his leadership of the firm which has allowed it to become established as a local South Florida powerhouse, and his ability to build a strong institutional base of clients, Sovereign was selected as the Exclusive Acquisition Partner representing Colony American Homes (“CAH”) in the planned acquisitions of thousands of single family homes across Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties for the multi-billion dollar private equity fund. Sovereign has executed strongly on the full spectrum represented by the strategic initiative and has been recognized as one of CAH’s top performing partners. Through the CAH experience, Marcos has leveraged the tremendous opportunity to create the largest platform for distressed residential real estate acquisitions in South Florida. Additionally, Marcos is leading the building of a lending platform that will provide hundreds of millions in refinancing or acquisition loans for commercial and residential investors in the near-to medium-term, as well as a growing emphasis on principal investing in commercial development deals.
Marcos previously worked for a top brokerage company in Miami, FL, where he was recognized as a top producer in South Florida and closed tens of millions of dollars in transactions during his time there. He founded Sovereign with the aim to help others make smart decisions in the increasingly complex real estate markets, and to capitalize for his clients and the firm on the incredible opportunities available through these transformational times of the U.S. real estate industry, a safe haven for investors globally.
Albert Diaz de Villegas has worked in the South Florida residential real estate markets for over fifteen years, compiling a stellar track record of deal execution and closings both on the brokerage and principal sides of the business. He is an expert in real estate sales and investments, with experience in brokering over a thousand units in the recent distressed cycle while managing relationships with large, multi-million dollar institutional clients.
In the current growth cycle, Albert has closed thousands of additional residential transactions for multi-billion dollar funds, high net worth individuals, family offices and other institutional investors through both the South Florida distressed foreclosure auctions and standard MLS channels. Albert currently serves as the Head of the Residential Division at Sovereign and specifically leads the Colony American Homes brokerage initiative, working directly with Marcos in underwriting deals, advising on acquisitions and closing transactions of single family residences for the Colony Capital affiliate. Together with Marcos, Albert has been involved in the creation of the largest distressed residential real estate acquisitions platform in South Florida. This process combined with the private equity funds Albert has managed over the last few years has allowed him to become one of the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders in the South Florida real estate markets. Additionally, Albert has developed a precise understanding of underwriting asset values in the South Florida markets across Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties and also on the west coast of the state.
Albert has worked across all deal types at various stages of the real estate market cycle, and is an expert in traditional fee simple as well as foreclosure transactions. Albert also has a significant amount of experience in construction having participated as a principal with Marcos in identifying and executing on opportunities to buy, rehab and fix-&-flip over $20 million of single family homes over the past few years. Those funds have consistently performed very well returning investors over 30% annualized returns throughout the lives of those various initiatives.
Robert Coalla began his career selling real estate in 1987. Early in his career, Robert excelled in training and sales positions for a number of Florida’s premier real estate brokerages. One such experience was when he was involved in sales for single family home developments during the founding of Weston. During his 4 years as an on-site Sales Associate for ARVIDA Homes, Robert was among 26 salesmen that successfully transacted an average of 1,400 new construction homes per year.
Robert later owned and operated his own real estate company, where he managed, trained and was a mentor & coach to over 50 Sales Associate professionals. In 2002, he transferred back to general real estate sales and joined Keller Williams Realty (“KWR”) where he assembled a team that for 14 consecutive years ranked among the top 10 producers annually in all of Florida’s KWR offices.
Robert has personally been involved in the sale of over 2,000 homes in his career, representing more than $1 Billion in sales to date, translating to being among the Top 0.5% of Realtors nationwide. Robert has joined forces with Sovereign Real Estate Group where his principal focus will be leading the sales and marketing of luxury homes in the South Florida markets while offering unparalleled service and representation to clients and customers.
Daniel Egipciaco has been practicing as a licensed real estate professional since 2005 and currently serves as a Director of Sovereign Real Estate Group and Head of the firm's Land Acquisition initiatives. Daniel is focused on sourcing land deals in key markets identified in South Florida with significant yields, embedded equity and potential for significant medium-term capital appreciation.
Daniel began his real estate career working with local investors, as well as leasing, sales, and management of properties in the South Florida residential and commercial real estate markets.
Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Trinity International University and an MBA with a concentration on Leadership from Grand Canyon University.