Born and raised in Coconut Grove, Mercedes Saewitz was the founder and owner of M Group Realty. After Esslinger Wooten Maxwell purchased the company from her in 2009, she joined ONE Sotheby's in 2011. She was first educated at the prestigious Ransom Everglades School, and then earned a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Miami in 1998. During her college career, Mercedes also became fluent in Spanish through the school's prized study abroad program in South America. As the daughter of local business and real estate mogul Max P. Saewitz, Mercedes learned early on what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur in the real estate business. Mercedes first applied her business acumen as manager of various Miami night clubs, and eventually ran the famed Opium Group for five years before launching her career in real estate. Her initial entry to real estate was in the commercial field, and that remains where her true passion lies. Through her deep Miami roots and extensive local network, she quickly progressed into her position as one of Miami's top high-end residential real estate producers. Mercedes specializes in high-end luxury homes, commercial real estate and unique properties in South Florida. Backed with extensive knowledge of both "up and coming" and established enclaves throughout the Greater Miami area, Mercedes is committed to delivering superior service and facilitating each real estate transaction with a dedication to excellence. She is currently involved in local dog rescue organizations and contributes to Cancer Link, Lotus House, Humane Society, Honeyshine, St John Bosco, and to Ransom Everglades towards the scholarship program. Mercedes was also on the Foundation Board of Mt. Sinai Medical Center where she Co-Chaired Mt. Sinai Young Founders board for 3 years and has raised over $3mm for the hospital.