Penelope Friedland, Founder, The Luxury Homes Team

Penelope Friedland was born and educated in England and emigrated to the United States in the 1980’s. Living in Manhattan in New York City, Penelope initially pursued a career in modeling with the renowned Ford Model Agency and later obtained her real estate license, practicing with the prestigious Douglas Elliman Real Estate Brokerage Company. After relocating to Miami Beach and seeing opportunities in the South Florida Market, Penelope became licensed in Florida with Wimbish Riteway, now Coldwell Banker.

Her distinctions include Who's Who in Real Estate, Institute for Luxury Home Marketing certification and membership within the International Presidents Elite, representing the top 3% of Coldwell Banker Associates Worldwide and various community-held City Board positions in Planning and Development in South Florida. Penelope has been representing the world’s elite in real estate transactions for nearly 20 years. In her free time, Ms. Friedland practices Bikram yoga and still remains active in the fashion community in Miami. She is also a Parent Ambassador for the Miami Country Day School.

Testimonials for Penelope Friedland

“If you want your real estate transaction to be a four-star experience, you need Penelope Friedland to be your Realtor!”
-Jonathan Eismann, Buyer, Celebrity Chef/Owner
Pacific Time Restaurant, Miami Beach

“It was a pleasure doing business with Penelope, she is very professional and on top of everything. She was honest with me and not only would I do business with her again, I would highly recommend her.”
-Fortuna Smukler, Seller, North Miami Beach

“Penelope shared her worth of knowledge and experience in the Miami Beach real estate market with me when she helped me find my home. Her professionalism and service made the process easy and fun.”
-Jeffrey Zerrer, Buyer, Miami Beach


Claudia Aros, Principle at The Luxury Homes Team

Claudia Aros was born in Columbia and emigrated through her career as an international model and actress for 15 years, before pursuing real estate in South Florida in 1994. Prior to obtaining her real estate license, Aros worked closely with a luxury real estate developer, gaining experience of developing successful properties and communities firsthand.

Further, Ms. Aros is fully committed to having her finger on the pulse of international purchasing trends and her extensive international travels imbue her with a keen eye for real estate hot spots. Distinctions include Who's Who in Real Estate from Coldwell Banker. Aros' dedication to trends in design, architecture, and real estate trends further separate her from her competition in South Florida.

With the intuitive ability to differentiate the ordinary from the extraordinary in every property, she is also a master of styling and preparing properties for sale. Ms. Aros is trained in the healing art of Reiki, practices yoga regularly, and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.

Testimonials for Claudia Aros


Coldwell Banker History

In 1906, Colbert Coldwell, a young real estate agent, observed families trying to piece their lives together following the San Francisco earthquake. Disapproving of agents who acquired property from vulnerable sellers and resold it at huge profits, and seeing a tremendous need for honest, knowledgeable real estate people, Colbert Coldwell founded his company with a revolutionary philosophy: the customer's best interest above all. In 1914, Benjamin Arthur Banker joined Colbert Coldwell as a full partner. Together, Coldwell and Banker forged a tradition of integrity, exceptional service and customer satisfaction that became the company's hallmark that continues to this day and Coldwell Banker has now become one of the world’s biggest names in Residential and Commercial Real Estate.

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