Tara West

Designation
Director of Sales


About Tara West

Tara West is a Luxury Estate and Pre-Construction agent with Douglas Elliman’s Miami Beach office located at 1111 Lincoln Road, Suite 805. In her position, West works closely with the team on all luxury commercial and residential projects including resales, preconstruction and single family homes. In addition to luxury estate resales, Tara is currently working as a Sales Executive on the Monad Terrace project located on Miami Beach. Monad Terrace is Pritzker Award Winner, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s first residential project to be built in the Southeast.

West has a diverse background with 14 years experience specifically in the real estate industry and 20 years in sales, marketing and strategic development in various business fields. The majority of her real estate career has been spent working on luxury projects in Miami and Europe.  Before her current role, West worked at Sieber International Realty where she oversaw the sales of luxury residential and commercial properties in Miami.  Prior to that, she was Director of Development for Engel & Volkers where she managed all projects in Miami, Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Canada.  In 2012, West was a project manager at the Twenty Two Group managing and compiling information for the Hermes building, which was awarded a Gold level LEED certification in November 2012, an initiative she spearheaded.

Previously, West worked for the Florida Green Home Design Group where she assisted in developing an ultra-luxury, eco-friendly house, considered to be the greenest house in the U.S. as well as the first Platinum LEED house on Miami Beach.  The property won more than 20 awards and set a record for the highest residential price point on Alton Road.  Tara spent some time in sales and marketing working for IMI Living where she held positions selling and marketing Viceroy Residences and Resorts in South Beach and Mediterra Real Estate Limited in Crete, Greece, as Director of Sales for the first condo-hotel waterfront villa resort built in Greece at price points beginning at 5,000,000 Euro. She began her real estate career in 2003 at Fortune International Realty where she served as sales director for several preconstruction projects and oversaw all marketing and public relations efforts.

Prior to entering the world of real estate, West worked in public relations at Weber Shandwick, a leading public relations firm, where she managed several high-profile campaigns for corporate and non-profit entities.  She also worked for the U.S. Senate and U.S. Government as an environmental policy analyst and public affairs specialist for the Department of Agriculture and as a budget planning liaison for the Office of Management and Budget.

“West’s unique background makes her a strong asset to the Douglas Elliman team and we are thrilled to welcome her aboard,” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman’s Florida Brokerage.  “She is confident, reliable and her real estate experience combined with her strong sales, marketing and public relations skills make her a valued agent who we know will thrive in the Miami Beach office.”
“I am honored to be joining a leading real estate company,” says West.  “I bring a dynamic and unique perspective to Douglas Elliman with a variety of useful skills that will enable me to excel in the company and I look forward to using these skills to my advantage and sharing them with the rest of the team.”

West earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and her Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University in Washington DC.  She became a licensed agent in South Florida in 2003 and she is a Certified International Property Specialist as well as a Luxury Home Specialist in the state of Florida.  Tara currently resides in Miami Beach with her son where she has lived for the past 14 years.

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