Julio Izquierdo is a family man who brings an analytic mind to Teplitzky Dunayer Team.
Pursuing an opportunity into the hedge fund world took him from Miami to New York in 2005 where he joined Cheyne Capital, the London based credit fund, as a trader for the fund’s Emerging Market and US high yield funds. Transitioning from finance to real estate was an easy choice for Julio. A principal reason for his transition into real estate was his desire to give back to his community. “In finance, you get desensitized overtime, and I wanted to give back on a personal level. People are so appreciative when you have guided them through one of their biggest personal investments, their homes.” Joining forces with Teplitzky Dunayer Team was an opportunity that could not have come at a better time for him. The team’s branding, broad array of product offering and expertise in the new development and resale market complement his network in both the New York and Miami markets.
Born to Cuban parents in Miami, Julio is bilingual in English and Spanish. He received a B.A. in accounting and a M.S. in Taxation from the University of Florida. Having honed his analytical and transactional skills over the course of nearly two decades in the finance industry, Julio feels right at home surveying the real estate market for his clients. His attention to detail, not only focuses on value, but on design and lifestyle goals as well.
His wife Yesenia is now the head of the Real Estate Tax Practice at KPMG. Julio’s experience working within Emerging Markets also exposed him to a diverse set of skills in understanding cultural nuances across various marketplaces. “The risk tolerance for a Chilean investor who’s looking for conservative steady gains is not the same as those of a Venezuelan investor whose main objective is capital preservation and diversification of wealth. The New York and Miami real estate markets offer those objectives while also catering to a lifestyle desire: Fashion, Food, Shopping, Entertainment, Weather, Beaches, and Nightlife.”
A father of three young children, Julio and his wife “Yessi” live on the Upper East Side. His son Lucca attends St. Ignatius Loyola Grammar School while his daughters, Lucia and Luna, attend Marymount School.
As hectic as this may seem, Julio strives to maintain a grounded balance in his life. He’s deeply committed to the success of his children and to that end, he’s involved with pack 662 of the Boy
Scouts at the Brick Church where his son is currently a Cub Scout. He also gives back to the Marymount community by volunteering his time and effort to serve as the only one of two dad-parent ambassadors to the school. It’s an instrumental role in the admissions process for Marymount School.
When he’s not working you will find Julio spending some down time with his family at their house in Southampton. “I try to stay as close to the sand as possible. Cooking, fishing, boating and the beach are my guilty pleasures.”
If you are looking to work with a broker who’s committed to you every step of the way, soup to nuts and A to Z, contact Julio. His mind makes him an excellent real estate analyst--- but it’s his commitment to the client and his personal touch that make him an excellent real estate advisor.