Alumnus Danny Hertzberg, M.B.A. ’09, J.D. ’09, Excels in Both Innovation and Community Service

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Danny Hertzberg, M.B.A, J.D. ’09

Alumnus excels in both innovation and community service. 

Danny Hertzberg, a luxury real estate agent at The Jills®, brings an innovative approach to utilizing digital platforms to sell homes. Hertzberg, a Miami Beach native, completed a joint J.D./M.B.A. degree at the University of Miami and was recently named a 2018 40 Under 40 honoree by South Florida Business Journal. The awards were presented at the August 3rd awards ceremony at Jungle Island in Miami.

The 40 Under 40 Awards recognize and acknowledge those who have made their mark in the business world, while shaping the South Florida community’s future. Honorees were selected based on leadership in their field of expertise, as well as community involvement.   

“It is a great honor to be named to South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 40 Under 40 list,” said Danny Hertzberg of The Jills®. “I’m pleased to continue to make an impact in the luxury real estate market, as well as causes within our community.”   

Those selected for the honor are leading change and impacting growth within their organization. In addition, they are extremely active in the local community on board level positions, and have influence for positive outcomes. 

Hertzberg has reached a remarkable level of sales production as a luxury real estate agent at The Jills®. The Jills® have been ranked the No. 1 Coldwell Banker team internationally five times, and are currently the No. 1 Coldwell Banker team in the state of Florida for team volume.  

Danny played a primary role in creating the concept called Social Media Hotspot, a technique which utilizes collaborative efforts in order to harness his team’s social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Small World etc.). This technique has allowed Danny to expose properties to over 10,000 people in under an hour.  

Danny has led The Jills® to a prominent social media presence, which currently enjoys more than 40,000 followers across multiple platforms. With his unique understanding of print and online advertising, and his expertise in social media marketing, Danny has set the foundation for their aggressive digital marketing campaign. He has become an expert in smart home technology. In addition, he is regularly quoted by trade media and leading news outlets as an expert on real estate trends.  

As for civic involvement, Hertzberg is vice president of the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, a member of The American Israel Public Affairs Committee young leadership board, and a member of the Sunset Island Homeowners association board. He also serves on the Temple Beth Shalom Israel Committee, and is active in the Ransom Everglades Young Benefactor Society and Habitat for Humanity Home Blitz Build.    

Why did you choose to attend UM? 

I was born and raised in Miami, and although I attended Tulane University in New Orleans  for my undergraduate degree, I knew I would ultimately come back to this dynamic city. When I was considering law schools, the University of Miami was at the top of my list ― not only because it meant coming home, but because of the UM J.D./M.B.A. program’s exceptional faculty, prestigious reputation and international mix of students.  

In 2009, I graduated from the J.D./M.B.A. program with a strong focus on business law. During my time at UM, I took many classes on real estate and construction law, as well as negotiation/business law. Today, the skills I developed in this program help me every day in my line of work. 

How has your degree contributed to your success in innovative real estate? 

The J.D./M.B.A. degree has played a critical role in my career. Although I’m not practicing law, the research analysis and persuasive writing skills that I developed during law school have allowed me to stand out in my field. I developed a marketing/branding expertise during the MBA program which has helped me compete at the top of the luxury real estate industry.   

In addition to the training I received and the skillsets I developed during my time at University of Miami, the alumni community has been very supportive. Over the years, I have had the privilege of collaborating with many UM alumni, and I have been presented with great opportunities from people I met during my time at UM. 

You are community focused; why is that important for yours and all generations? 

I’ve always understood the importance of volunteering and giving back to our community. It is a value that I inherited from my parents, which has been part of my life since a very young age. I think creating a sense of community based on charitable efforts makes work and life more fulfilling. It’s a quality that has encouraged balance in my life, and I feel that it should be encouraged from a young age. I believe we all have a responsibility to help those who are less fortunate. 

Danny Hertzburg holding award