Roxana Q. Girand has been a Real Estate professional in the New York City Real Estate market for more than 17 years. In 1997, Ms. Girand was in charge of the leasing department at Citi Habitats, managing over 40 full time brokers. In 1999 she was recruited by Teligent to manage their Northeast Real Estate Leasing and Investment Sales department. She was responsible for the acquisition of over 30 properties in New York and Boston. When the project was completed, Ms. Girand joined Murray Hill Properties (“MHP”). While at MHP, Ms. Girand represented owners of major office buildings and prominent tenants in leasing, management, and investment sales as well as disposition and acquisition of office space. In 2006, Ms. Girand was the first female broker who became a Partner at MHP. During her career at the firm, Roxana Q. Girand was the number one producer for every consecutive year.
In June of 2016, Ms. Girand opened doors to Sebastian Capital Inc, an Innovate Boutique Real Estate Firm that specializes in Latin American families with real estate assets in the US market, which Ms. Girand founded in 2001. Sebastian Capital offers a custom, diverse platform of services merging traditional commercial real estate in sectors such as acquisitions, leasing, management and sales with access to growth capital. This hybrid model of commercial brokerage with mortgage capabilities makes the firm much nimbler in its approach to commercial real estate in New York City and across the country. Today, Sebastian Capital has under management over 3.5M square feet of Commercial and Residential Real Estate in New York City, New Jersey and Westchester. Through Sebastian Capital, Ms. Girand’s vision is to revitalize the industry with a more personalized and hands on business approach to variety of investors and Off Shore Latin American Families that would not necessarily want to have a presence in the US. This, together with fresh marketing strategies, technological advances, and a big utilization of social media, is enabling change in the way Real Estate is done. Some of Roxana Q. Girand’s blue-chip clients list includes: Banco Inbursa, El Universal of Venezuela family office, Lloyd Goldman’s BLDG management, Flexis Capital, The Lightstone Group, Corigin Real Estate among many others. Ms. Girand has been chosen as a leader in the industry by the New York Real Estate Journal since 2012, as they honored “Women in Real Estate”. She was also named one of the “Top Women in Real Estate” by Sokol Media in 2014. Born in New York and raised in Colombia and Spain, Roxana is fluent in Spanish and English, and conversant in Italian and Portuguese. With a JD in International Law from Bogotá, Colombia, Ms. Girand has specialized in assisting clients from Latin America and Europe in their expansion and investment strategy for her entire career. She has also been involved with the international and local private equity markets, hedge funds, and the institutional investment advisory industry, working closely with New York based, Bermudian and Cayman Fund Managers. She has been a key liaison in the raise up of over $250M of an Opportunity Real Estate Fund. Her perseverance, resourcefulness, extreme attention to detail, and creativity are her hallmark, and they have proven to be the basis of her successful career. Her ultimate dedication and personalized service to her customers is what ultimately differentiates her from her colleagues. Roxana Q. Girand is an active member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and the Young Men’s | Women’s Real Estate Association of New York (YMWREA.) and also a variety of charitable organizations, such as Pies Descalzos, which ensures education to less fortunate children in Colombia. Roxana, lives with her 2 children in the Upper East Side in Manhattan. “I am dedicated to providing my clients with the highest, most honest level of service”