With over 20 years in the real estate industry, Gene Martinez has been an influential professional in the continued growth of Compass around the country. As an early member of the Compass sales team, Gene was brought on board in 2014 to run the national sales operations for the company and manage the recruitment and training of new agents in cities across the U.S. He was integral in establishing key new offices in markets such as Washington, D.C., New York City, The Hamptons, San Francisco, and in his hometown of Miami.
In 2016, Gene launched Compass in the Bay Area where he achieved unparalleled success. In its first year, Gene oversaw $1.8 Billion in sales, hired over 100 agents and reached number one market share in San Francisco. Gene now brings his unique experience to his hometown of Miami. Between his extensive knowledge of the South Florida market, where he has been personally invested for years, and his various management responsibilities in the luxury markets at home and across the country, Gene’s unmatched experience with high net-worth individuals and the intricacies of real estate provide him with a base of success. In his current role, Gene has entered sales once again and has teamed up with Mathieu Rochette to manage the prestigious M Group at Compass in Miami.
Gene began his career as an agent for The Corcoran Group, the premier real estate company in New York City in the 1990s. Under Barbara Corcoran’s leadership, he rose to the position of Senior Managing Director at the Soho office. He exponentially grew the office over his 12 years in management, and after NRT purchased the Corcoran Group, the Soho office under Gene’s leadership was ranked number two in profit out of all 750 NRT’s offices nationwide, including Sotheby’s and Coldwell Banker. He was also appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to the board of the NY State Department of Taxation and Finance.
After joining Compass in 2014, Gene launched the company’s sales operations in Washington D.C., where he oversaw the hiring of over 100 agents, opened multiple offices, and hired managers to oversee what has become the number one real estate company in Metro DC. Additionally, he was instrumental in the launching of Miami and later the Hamptons operations for Compass.
Gene has a strong passion for Miami, with its great year-round weather and endless opportunities to be on the water. When he is not busy opening new real estate markets across the country and serving his clients, he enjoys being out on the boat and enjoying the lifestyle of his home base in Miami Beach. Gene is of a Cuban background and is fluent in English and Spanish.
130 E 12th St, Unit 6A7AB, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, NY, 10003
East Village penthouse spanning 6400sf interior and an additional 725sf of terraces combines the building top floor (7AB) with its two terraces and 24ft ceiling/skylight with the 1500sf guest loft on 6A. The living areas on 7AB are dramatic with custom paneling, chef kitchen, separate dining and breakfast areas with the master suite and terraces on a higher mezzanine level. The main level on 7 includes a screening room. The penthouse provides guests with privacy on the sixth floor, and a large gym on the main floor. A staff suite opens into the living room. 6A covers nearly 1600sf and 7AB nearly 4700sf.
2900 Vallejo St. Pacific Heights, San Francisco, CA, 94123
There are many magnificent manors in desirable Pacific Heights, but the recently restored architectural gem at 2900 Vallejo is surely one of the finest. Situated on a corner lot, fully detached with excellent sun exposure, the residence is located on the last block of Vallejo Street, which ends at the Presidio Open Space Preserve. Presenting a grand presence with a striking façade and deep covered entry passage, the home was originally designed by San Francisco architect Louis M. Upton, who is known for designing the home at 2460 Lyon Street as well as other local manors. During a 3-year, comprehensive restoration, the property was completely remodeled and every modern amenity has been added to make it the ultimate house for raising a family or hosting large events. Every element of this home has been masterfully crafted for lavish city living and entertaining. An elevator provides convenient access to all five levels – from the lowermost car enthusiast’s garage level, up to the fitness and spa level, the main living level, the bedroom and master suite level, and finally to the entertainment level with rooftop viewing terrace.
Filled with light, the main living level begins in the marble appointed foyer with powder room, where glorious natural luminance gleams off the marble. The exotic stone leads to the professional-grade chef’s kitchen, where a suite of Wolf appliances awaits, an amazing space for creating the ultimate feast. The light filled living room offers icon views and has access to a wonderful outdoor viewing terrace, and an enchanting formal dining room opens out to both the viewing terrace and the courtyards. On the second level, two guest suites and the stunning master bedroom suite with sweeping views present truly lavish accommodations for family and guests alike. Movie nights at home and grand soirees will take place on the uppermost level, where a home cinema with surround sound, a projector and a dropdown screen combine to offer the ultimate movie-viewing experience. A sky lounge on this level is the definitive setting for parties with its wet bar and ice machine, fireplace, panoramic views, and retractable glass awning that allows for star gazing and instant fresh air.
Downstairs is a fitness salon with courtyard access, a full bath, and a steam shower with separate dry sauna. Also on this lower level is a temperature controlled wine cellar with tasting area, and a fully equipped au pair suite with dedicated access to a one-car garage. The ground level garage is accessed from Baker Street – a fully finished car enthusiast’s retreat with a hydraulic lift and an elevated office with a full bathroom. All of this is easily accessed by a top-of-the-line elevator system and an architecturally significant elliptical spiral staircase that perfectly mimics Upton’s original stair design. The rooftop terrace enjoys the best panoramic views on the property, and the two courtyards present an excellent outdoor space for al fresco entertaining.