Mario Ojeda is the founder and CEO | Managing Broker for Ojeda Lazar Real Estate Inc. He started his career in real estate in 2004 and started working as a Realtor with the boutique firm Carson Realty Group where he quickly became a respected professional. Within only a couple years, Mario got the title of Director of Sales for the company’s flagship project City 24. He learned the business in a boutique firm environment which allowed him to explore his talents and gain the necessary knowledge to get to the next level.
In 2010 Mario joined the well known NY firm Douglas Elliman where under a corporate structure Mario learned the business in a way that helped him flourish. He became a Top Producing Realtor being in the Top 10 for the two years he was with the company. He was later sought after by Engel & Völkers, the world renowned German luxury real estate company, to become the Executive Vice President and top Realtor for the Miami firm’s Miami Beach office. He was the top producing agent for that office until the end of 2014 when he decided to launch his own firm in 2015. With over 10 years of experience at that time and success in real estate, opening his own firm was the next obvious choice for Mario.
In 2017 he decided to open his first retail location in the Upper Eastside and by design wants to maintain a boutique style firm with a few dedicated and experienced agents. Mario believes in “quality over quantity” and having worked in mega firms with over 100 agents, knows the difference a Broker’s personal touch and attention to detail can make. He helps his agents flourish by guiding them every step of the way and being there for them when needed.
Mario was awarded the "Best of Zillow" in 2019 and Homelight's Top Negotiator award in 2020. He has earned the CLHMS designation (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) from the prestigious Institute for Luxury Home Marketing which is considered by many the authority in Luxury Real Estate marketing. This designation is given only to Realtors who have demonstrated successful performance in the upper tier market. With sales exceeding $100Mill, Mario is a Top Producing Broker who works tirelessly for his clients and his testimonials speak for themselves.
Mario attended Hawaii Pacific University where he studied Marketing/Business and minored in Communications.