Donnie Pingaro has been revolutionizing South Florida’s real estate industry since 1992. After graduating with an MBA from the University of Miami, he started his career in the exclusive Fisher Island market and has facilitated more than 5,000 transactions there. In 1994, he created Ocean Insiders, a luxury brand that serves Fisher Island and select communities worldwide. Donnie has founded several other local enterprises, including ISG Asia, which is now the largest Mandarin-speaking real estate sales team in Florida. He’s also served as the Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (AREAA) Vice President, the 2018-2019 A-List Committee National Chair, the 2020 Convention Co-Chair, and Chief of Staff for National President, James Huang.
Donnie has long believed that the future of real estate is local, specialized, and agent-owned. In 2019, he partnered with Side, a San Francisco-based technology brokerage that exclusively works with top agents to support their business development through state-of-the-art marketing, technology, and administrative services. As Managing Broker and Vice President of Florida Operations for Side, Donnie leverages his experience building companies and managing brokerages to transform top-performing teams into industry-defining businesses.