Spoke at Tiger Bay Club
Tuesday, July 8th , 2014
Michael I. Pappas is the President of The Keyes Company, a Miami-based real estate company with 32 branches, 2000 associates and affiliates that include Keyes Mortgage, a partnership with Shelter Mortgage, Keyes Title, a partnership with Universal Land Title, and Keyes Insurance, a partnership with Gallagher Insurance. The Keyes Company, with sales in excess of $2.7 billion annually, is one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States.
He joined Keyes as a Sales Associate in 1980 and held a variety of positions, including General Sales Manager, until taking over as President in 1993.
Mike graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Business and Spanish. He was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award as a top finance student.
In addition to being the Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Mr. Pappas’ other professional current memberships and/or directorships include Trulia.com Advisory Board, Realtor.com Advisory Board, Realtybid.com Board, National Association of Realtors Real Estate Services (RES) Board, Chair of El Shaddai Ministries, and Chair of the National Christian Foundation of South Florida.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, including the YPO Legacy Award and “Real Estate Up and Comer of the Year” by Price Waterhouse and “Best Real Estate Deal of the Year” by South Florida Magazine. The Pappas family also received the Florida International University Albert Haar Family Business Award. In 2013, he was named in the National Top 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate by Swanepoel Power 200.
Mike is an avid runner and has completed 4 marathons. He and his wife Kathy reside in Miami and have five children.