Irving Padron is the Founder and President of Deering Companies, a consulting firm focused on advising real estate investors, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals since 2006. He has over 30 years of experience in the South Florida real estate industry.
Deering Companies’ clients have included The Peebles Corporation (Interim CFO and Senior Advisor to the CEO), The Related Group (Managing Director of international sales throughout Latin America and the Caribbean), BANIF Investment Bank, University of Miami (valuation analyses for $300M+ real estate portfolios), Terra Group, and Fortune International Realty.
In 2020, Deering Companies launched the co-development of over $350 million in ultra-luxury single family homes.
Having successfully built the first Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in South Florida as Founder and CEO, in 2005, Padron also co-starred on TLC’s top-rated “Million Dollar Agents.” Sotheby’s represented over $1 billion in luxury projects in Miami and the Caribbean. Subsequently, in 2015, Padron acquired and expanded the Engel & Voelkers real estate brand throughout Greater Miami as License Partner, Private Office Advisor, and Managing Broker. Focused solely on luxury sales, both Sotheby's and Engel & Voelkers delivered record-breaking sales in the ultra-luxury market sector. They were the highest average-priced brokerage firms in their markets.
As a real estate agent, Padron has primarily focused on ultra-luxury homes from Indian Creek to Gables Estates, and large-scale commercial development opportunities in Brickell and Miami Beach.
Previously, Padron was Senior Vice President and CFO at Terremark, including during its initial public listing. Terremark was a leading, full-service real estate developer with over 4 million square feet under management and development. Projects included the 70-story Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Brickell and the 750,000 square-foot NAP of the Americas in downtown Miami, one of the world’s most prominent data centers. Now a global internet infrastructure provider, Terremark was acquired by Verizon for $1.8 billion. Padron began his career as the youngest Audit Manager in KPMG’s Real Estate department in 1992, specializing in international real estate investment clients.
Padron, who holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Miami, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker. He is a frequent moderator, panelist, and featured speaker at national luxury, tech, and real estate summits. RISMedia named him a Futurist in its inaugural 200 National Real Estate Newsmakers list, and RealTrends ranked him as one of America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. He is a founding advisory board member of The Launch Pad at the University of Miami, a former board member of Goodwill Industries of South Florida and Junior Achievement of Greater Miami, and a frequent sponsor of Amigos for Kids.