Miami has a storied history as one of America’s most desirable cities. Individuals looking to escape the cold and embrace Miami’s unique joie de vivre visit – and often relocate to – the city for its thriving food culture, gorgeous beaches, incredible weather, unparalleled nightlife scene, growing art eco-system, no state tax, and much more. While the city has always been a top destination for tourists, new residents, and commerce, Miami has seen a large influx of transplants, tech startups, and wall street firms flocking to the city due to externalities resulting from COVID-19.

Building on trends that existed before the pandemic, Miami has been able to maintain its 2020-2021 real estate boom i n 2022. Miami’s top real estate entrepreneurs and investors are not slowing down as experts predict housing prices will continue to rise in 2022 as more people and businesses make the city their home.

Hillary Hertzberg is one of these top Miami real estate entrepreneurs facilitating Miami's real estate renaissance. Hertzberg is a founding member of the Jills Zeder Group at Coldwell Banker as well as one of Coldwell Banker Realty’s 30 Under 30. Hertzberg has appeared in CBS4 Miami, NBC6 Miami, Ocean Drive magazine, Realtor.com, the Miami Herald, and The Real Deal noting her transactions and thoughts on the Miami real estate market.

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As a founding member of the Jills Zeder Group, Hertzberg is an integral part of the top real estate group in the country. Selling over $2 billion worth of residential real estate in 2021 the Jills Zeder Group facilitates more dollars worth of real estate transactions than any other group in the country. Hillary and her brother, Danny Hertzberg, sold 40 W Rivo Alto Drive in April 2022 for $23,500,000 at over $4,500 per square foot, one of the highest PPSF sales in the city’s history. The Jills Zeder Group has built a trusted brand and deep network in Miami and has been ranked the #1 team across all brokerages in Florida for over 10 years and was just named the #1 team in the United States as ranked by Real Trends in the Wall Street Journal across all brokerages for the second year in a row. Hertzberg and the Jills Zeder Group have been able to corner the Miami market due to their passion for luxury real estate and authentic homegrown love of Miami.

As a founding member of the country’s top real estate group, Hertzberg has been involved in many of Miami's most notable deals. In 2020, Hertzberg and The Jills Zeder Group represented the seller and buyer in the sale of the historic home at 2505 Sunset Drive. In April of 2022, Hertzberg again sold this home at 2505 Sunset for $7,450,000 at $2,680 a foot, a record sale for a non-waterfront home on the Sunset Islands. Making headlines again, Hertzberg was behind the impressive $15,300,000 sale of the waterfront mansion at 554 Lakeview Drive -- breaking a record for the largest deal in the neighborhood.

Herzberg’s connection to Miami real estate and involvement in the Jills Zeder Group is no accident. It is destiny. Hillary Hertzberg’s mother, Jill Hertzberg, is one of the namesakes and original founding members of the famous The Jills. The team merged with the Zeder’s of Coral Gables to create The Jills Zeder Group. In fact, the Miami-based real estate group is a family business as Jill Hertzberg’s and Judy Zeder’s children are all founding members of the group together.

Since the Jills Zeder Group is comprised of a close-knit group of lifelong Miami residents and real estate agents, their love and connection to the city are palpable. Hertzberg and the Jills Zeder Group have an unparalleled network of mortgage brokers, architects, interior designers, schools, and country clubs in every Miami municipality. Drawing on their collective love for and experience in the city, the eight founding members of the Jills Zeder Group meet every Monday for an unofficial think tank to collectively find the best solutions for any issues their clients are facing in the market.

After growing up in Miami Beach, Hertzberg went to Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree and returned to Miami to receive a PMBA at the University of Miami, while also working full time. Drawing on her MBA and experience working in New York in digital marketing, Hertzberg is pioneering social media and new media initiatives for the Jills Zeder group. To this point, Hillary and her brother Danny are committed to combining tried and true old-school marketing methods -- like newspapers and brochures -- with new school marketing tools -- like social media and search engine optimization (SEO). This unique melange of the old and the new enables Hertzberg to boost exposure for her sellers and provide extensive data for her buyers.

Beyond her work with the Jills Zeder Group, Hertzberg is an avid philanthropist. The real estate agent started the Second Generation Giving Fund with her brother in 2012, whereby they donate to a charity of their client’s choosing after each transaction. Over the years, Hertzberg has had the privilege of supporting Susan G. Komen, Michael J Fox Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Friendship Circle, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital, Youth2Youth, Lotus House, Frost School of Music, United Way, Fundación Manos del Sur, and many more.

With a genuine love for Miami, market tailwind, and the best team in the country, Hertzberg is sure to continue leading the Miami real estate renaissance. Please visit her website and Instagram to learn more.

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