Validus Group Properties believes in hiring the best people, giving them the tools they need to succeed, and then letting them drive the growth of our firm.
Steve Montalvo was born and raised in Saint Cloud, Florida and moved to the Tampa area in 2007. Steve joined the Validus Group team as a Business Development Associate in May 2014 before being elevated to Director of Real Estate in May 2016. As the Director of Real Estate Steve is responsible for the management of a 620,000 SF commercial real estate portfolio consisting of office, industrial and retail properties. His areas of expertise include leasing, acquisitions, dispositions, property management, accounting and marketing. Steve is responsible for the sourcing of new tenants, potential acquisitions and investments, and managing the company's long-term growth model. He also oversees the organization's marketing, social media, website, media relations and public relations strategies. During his time with Validus Group Steve has helped coordinate the acquisition of over 420,000 SF of properties with a transaction value of $17MM. He has assisted in more than tripling the size and revenue of the portfolio during his tenure. Prior to Validus Group, Steve served as the Assistant Director of Recruiting for the University of Kentucky Football team. He graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors Degree in History and a Minor in Political Science. While at the University of Kentucky, Steve earned his Masters Degree in Sport Leadership. He is a licensed Real Estate Sales-Associate in the state of Florida and is currently pursuing his Broker's License.
Israel Labrador was born in Havana, Cuba and has lived in the Tampa Bay area since 2000. Israel has been working with Validus Group since its inception in 2004, managing properties, construction projects and handling tenant relations. Prior to these roles in Validus Group and Validus Senior Living, Israel was a distribution manager for EMSI, a national medical device manufacturer. Israel has past experience in hospitality management with JW Marriott and The Ritz Carlton, security and janitorial management.