Vanessa Grout
President, CMC Real Estate


President of CMC Real Estate, the sales and marketing company of Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group. Prior to joining 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 serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Miami’s Masters in Real Estate Development + Urbanism program, 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), 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, AIPAC’s Real Estate Division 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.