Urbaniza Realty

  • Top Notch Brokerage representing both Buyers and Sellers
  • Excellent communication and negotiation with over $250 Million in Sales Experience.
  • Full Construction Services from Renovations to New Construction.
  • Asset Management from Residential to Commercial Portfolios.
  • Design services.
  • Private Investment Opportunities.

Throughout the past 25 years, we have focused on brokering properties that represent the best value for our customers. These are often assets that are distressed and priced below market, representing opportunities to realize a good return on investment (ROI).

Our customer base provides an exit strategy for asset managers and servicers looking to sell their portfolios. We have handled transactions via all methods including auctions, short sales, 1031 Exchanges, etc.

We have staff dedicated to handling closing obstacles so our clients can enjoy a 98% closing rate. Our mission is to streamline and expedite the process of exchanging property to make it as predictable, painless and financially rewarding as possible for all parties involved.


Not only do we offer exceptional real estate brokerage services associated with the typical real estate company, UrbaniZa Realty makes available design, construction  and asset management services to its clients. This multi-disciplinary approach to real estate allows Urbaniza Realty to offer a superior product every time.


Founded in 1991 by Gladys Margarita Diaz-Jourdain, an award winning urban designer with over ten years of experience in the New York financial services industry. The name "UrbaniZa" originated from the literal meaning of the word "urbanize" which means “to impart urban habits and ways of life”. It is the main concept around which the company developed.

UrbaniZa began as an urban design/project financing firm in 1991, providing urban planning, design and creative financing strategies to public and private clients. The company then branched out into real estate brokerage in 1999 when Ray Jourdain joined the team. Throughout the past 20 years, UrbaniZa has placed itself in the forefront of the real estate industry in South Florida.


The Dade Heritage Historic Preservation Award (2006)

The Miami Dade Architectural Design Award (2004).

Featured on Home and Garden Television (HGTV) ‘Small Space, Big Style’.

Featured in publications such as Casa & Estilo, The Wave, Home Magazine, The New Times, and The Miami Herald.

Meet the Team