Ilya brings the New York City work ethic to Miami. When there's no action, he creates the spark. He is known to never settle until he achieves the result his clients expect. "My goal every day is to outwork and out hustle everyone else." His background in restaurant development adds an invaluable input in the commercial hospitality transaction. With his roledex of affluent individuals, it was a natural fit that they would seek his guidance on the ultimate luxury purchase: a home. Ilya's main neighborhoods of expertise include South Beach, Sunny Isles, and Brickell.
Ilya grew up in the ultra exclusive world of caviar. From a young age, he was always exposed to the luxuries life has to offer and the hard work it takes to get there. He remains a part of his family business as the Managing Director of Caviar Russe, the largest caviar importer to the U.S. with a Michelin Star Restaurant on Madison Avenue in Manhattan as well as The Four Seasons Tower in Miami. With this experience, he has built an extensive network of high net worth clientele who appreciate the finer things in life. "My belief is that in order to sell luxury you must experience luxury firsthand." This philosophy is the bridge that entered him into the top tier of the real estate world.
Ilya’s philosophy in business and life follows the Golden Rule. His clients are always treated in the manner that he would expect to be treated. His goal is always to exceed his clients’ expectations, find the best deals, and always watch their backs.
Ilya was born in the former Soviet Union and moved with his family to the U.S. at the age of 6. Ilya grew up in Long Island, NY. A top recruited athlete in the U.S. for Wrestling, Ilya attended New York University and Pace University where he graduated with honors, majoring in Finance and Economics. Ilya resided in New York City for over 12 years before making the move to one of Miami's premier neighborhoods - South of Fifth. He speaks English, Russian and Spanish.
Outside of his passion for Real Estate, Ilya is a fitness fanatic and on his way to achieving his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also enjoys traveling and is involved in several animal rescue missions as well as the Wounded Warriors Project