President of CMC Real Estate, the sales and marketing company of Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group. Vanessa Grout has a significant background in South Florida’s luxury residential market. Prior to her role at CMC Group, Ms. Grout was CEO of South Florida real estate brokerage, Douglas Elliman and Vice President of New Valley LLC, the parent company of Douglas Elliman.
Ms. Grout is a member of Board of Directors for the University of Miami School of Architecture and Masters of Real Estate Development, a member of the Leadership Advisory Board of FlU College of Architecture and The Arts, a member of Board of Directors of the Builders Association of South Florida (BASF), a member of the Board of Directors for Carrfour Supportive Housing, and a mentor for The Women of Tomorrow. Under Ms. Grout’s leadership, CMC Real Estate and its employees take an active role in local charities and community improvement organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, and National YoungArts Foundation.
Vanessa graduated with an MBA in Finance from the New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami. She has been named as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and awarded Young Leader of the Year by the Urban Land Institute