Gayle Francesca Mellegard
Gayle Francesca Mellegard
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
328 Crandon Blvd Ste 126
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
- English, Portuguese, Spanish
Managing Your Real Estate Needs:
As a homeowner, investor and property manager here and in other states/countries, I bring a wealth of experience to help you achieve your Real Estate home buying, selling or investing goals.
Personal and Professional Experience:
I have been a part of South Florida for 30 years. Ever since I trained as a Pan Am flight attendant at the Doral Saturnia (now Trump Doral), I had wanted to live here. Eventually I bought a condo in Key Biscayne and rented it out for 10 years until permanently moving here in 2014. Before returning to Florida, I worked on real estate projects in NY and Minneapolis as well as the east and west coasts of Florida. Projects include; purchase, renovation, renting and sales. I also manage a small cabin rental business with my siblings in the Adirondacks.
Real estate is in my blood. My grandparents ran a boarding hotel in NYC and bought land in the Adirondacks as it reminded them of their northern Italian roots. They, along with my dad, were weekend warriors, building cabins and renting them out to four generations of families. My father also bought and managed several buildings in NYC (I used to help him with bookkeeping during my teenage years). He then bought agricultural land in the interior of Brazil and moved my family there as he set about his land development projects. In addition to living in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Cuiaba and Rio de Janeiro), I have also lived, studied and worked in England, New York, DC, Arizona, California, Minnesota and Florida and have travelled to many other places for pleasure.
In addition to my work in real estate, I have experience in marketing/PR, managing and customer service with multi-cultural and multifunctional teams in a variety of companies:
- Marriott, The World Bank and Bethany Travel & Limousine (DC),
- Chemical Bank, Pan Am and Sheltered Lakes (NY),
- Coldwell Banker, SMTC/Enterprise Florida (public/private partnership) and AT&T-Town of Celebration partnership (FL),
- Nicollet Property Management and ADC Telecom (MN)
- Ongoing interests in Brazil land development.
Masters in International Management-MIM, Marketing/Finance, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ
Bachelor of Science-BS, Languages/Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Native language English, Proficient Portuguese, Working knowledge Spanish