Philip Freedman Named Executive Director Of Sales At The Piero Lissoni Villa Collection At The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Miami’s highly esteemed The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach has announced the appointment of Philip Freedman as the Executive Director of Sales at The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, designed by world-famous Italian architect, Piero Lissoni. Having recently broken ground, the fifteen individual two-story villas are being developed by 4701 North Meridian LLC, with GFI Development Company, as development manager.

Freedman has led the sales at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach since December 2019 when Jay Philip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman South Florida, appointed him to oversee the property’s sales and marketing initiatives. With extensive real estate experience spanning over 30 years, Freedman has specialized on the development side for the past two decades and overseen more than $4 billion worth of inventory.

“Philip’s success in spearheading the sales for The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, coupled with his broker contacts and immense knowledge of South Florida’s luxury real estate sector, make him uniquely qualified to lead the sales of the property’s new, highly anticipated Villa Collection,” said Parker. “With his finger on the pulse of the market, I am confident that Philip will contribute to the successful sellout of these striking, one-of-a-kind villas, only available for an exceptional few.”

Most recently, Freedman served as the Director of Sales for the $400 million sell-out of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Grove at Grand Bay. Previously, Freedman served as Regional Sales Director for Premier Sales Group, where he led sales and marketing initiatives for projects spanning across Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. From 2003 to 2006, Freedman was the Sales Director of the Brazilian Court Hotel and Condominium, where he achieved record sales prices of $1,600 per square foot on Palm Beach Island.

Serving as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The World of ResidenSea, Freedman traveled around the world to bring the 110-residence ship to market, opening sales offices and recruiting sales agents in London, Beverly Hills, New York, Monte Carlo, and Miami.

The free-standing two-story villas offer the pinnacle of privacy and space. They range in size from 3,263 to 4,643 square feet of living space with twelve different floor plans providing 3-, 4- and flex 5- bedroom options, all with interiors and exteriors designed by Piero Lissoni.

Eight stand-alone waterfront villas will have private boat dockage and seven garden villas will offer serene and scenic secret gardens. Other exclusive features include expansive private terraces, a two-car garage, fenced yard and private infinity-edge pool all in a lavishly landscaped waterfront tropical setting.

The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach are rich with resort-style amenities including a residential art studio, 36 private boat slips, an on-site captained Frauscher day yacht, a half-acre rooftop pool deck with private cabanas and poolside private resident-only restaurant, ecological food forest and community garden, a club room and waterfront social room for entertaining, a kids’ room and library.

A concierge service for beach access, pet grooming facilities, yoga studio, a cinema-style screening room, a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center, and a meditation garden add to the extraordinary equation. These amenities perfectly compliment The Ritz-Carlton lifestyle of bespoke experiences and distinguished level of service that has stood as the industry gold standard for generations.

The villas are priced from $4,375,000 and are located at 4701 Meridian Avenue in Miami Beach. For additional information, visit the on-site sales gallery, call 305.953.9500 or visit

The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach are not owned, developed or sold by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. or its affiliates (“Ritz-Carlton”). The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach uses The Ritz-Carlton marks under a license from Ritz-Carlton, which has not confirmed the accuracy of any of the statements or representations made herein.

About Douglas Elliman Development Marketing (DEDM)

Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, a division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, offers unmatched expertise in sales, leasing, and marketing for new developments throughout New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Westchester, New Jersey, South Florida, California, Massachusetts and Texas, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. The firm ranks amongst New York City’s most prominent sales and marketing firms with over 100 in-house development professionals and an over $87 billion global new development portfolio. The company’s hybrid platform of matching experienced new development experts with skilled brokerage professionals provides unparalleled expertise and real time market intelligence to its clients. Drawing upon decades of experience and market-specific knowledge, Douglas Elliman Development Marketing offers a multidisciplinary approach that includes comprehensive in-house research, planning and design, marketing, and sales. Through a strategic global alliance with Knight Frank Residential, the world’s largest privately-owned property consultancy, the company markets properties to audiences in 60 countries.

About GFI Development Company

GFI Development Company is the Development Manager of The Villa Collection at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach. GFI Development Company, established in 2007, is part of greater GFI Capital Resources Group family of companies. GFI Development Company is currently developing approximately $2 billion of residential, office, retail and hospitality real estate. Led by a senior management team, GFI Development Company focuses on opportunistic investments in major metropolitan areas.

The company’s success is directly tied to its ability to identify unique opportunities, envision a new future for the property, and unlock the project’s potential by seamlessly executing development at every stage. GFI Development Company prides itself on delivering projects that benefit the communities in which they are located, while amplifying business partners’ investments by maximizing risk-adjusted returns.

As an owner-developer, who builds for themselves and select clients, GFI Development Company strives to maximize the value of each one of its assets in the most efficient and price operative manner. Our philosophy, being a developer and landlord ourselves, is intensely focused on maintaining a cost-effective budget and using all possible resources to maximize value creation.

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