Ilonka Castillo is recognized internationally as an expert in the real estate sector, sought after as a speaker and author and for her decades-long industry perspective. She focuses her practice in South Florida, where, as a key advisor in the Nicolas Group - Compass based in Coconut Grove, she is respected as a leading representative of buyers and sellers of distinctive, high-end properties. Ilonka’s expertise has been significant to the Nicolas Group in utilizing her skills in digital marketing to target Latin America clients.
Having grown up learning from her real estate developer father, Ilonka started her career in corporate banking before shifting professional course. Her credentials include serving as president of the Dominican Republic Real Estate Association (AEI) and as four-term president of the Dominican Republic Chapter for FIABCI (International Federation of Real Estate Professionals), and lecturer in countries such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, England, Russia, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, France, Italy, and Belgium as well as in the NAR Conference (National Association of Realtors). Ilonka resides in Miami with her husband and two children.
Ilonka possesses talents related to marketing, social media strategy, and customer service. She describes herself as a fanatic about business advising and constantly strives to hone her own abilities and savvy. As a real estate mentor, Ilonka has trained more than 4000 people.
With a 24/7 mentality and dedication to devising a tailored approach for each individual client, Ilonka combines her hard-earned, demonstrated industry knowledge and strategic savvy with a determination to deliver meaningful results. She has been an advisor on portfolios totaling more than $200 million in sales, and has worked in development and on projects related to real estate-driven tourism.
She earned a Magna Cum Laude degree in Economics from the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo, and holds a Master’s Degree in International Business with a concentration in Finance from George Mason University. Ilonka has additionally completed coursework at Oxford University, and has studied credit analysis, sponsored by Boston University. She is multilingual with proficiency in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.
An expert on the intersection of real estate and digital marketing, Ilonka has certifications in Google Analytics and Facebook. With passion and prowess, Ilonka Castillo is your proven partner in success.