New York Florida Real Estate Connection
Meet our Team
Roni grew up in Long Island New York and moved to the NYC area at the age of 18. It was there she raised her sons, developed a passion for the Arts, studied Art History, and eventually opened her own business as an Art Dealer. An entrepreneur from an early age, she immediately found her passion and strength in Sales and working with the public.
After making an industry leap into Real Estate, she quickly rose to become an award winning Agent, and a Multi-Million dollar producer. Well respected among her peers for her professionalism and high ethical standards, she has built a successful Real Estate Business servicing both the Florida and the New York Clientele. She can be found working out of both Palm Beach County Florida, and Long Island-Queens New York by appointment.
Known for her savvy business negotiations, tenacity and high tech marketing abilities, she firmly believes it’s her obligation to make sure her clients are educated enough to make the right decision on all of their real estate transactions, one that suits them and their family best.
For fun, Roni always had a love of sports and use to play a lot of them, snowboarding, tennis, handball, managed little league, and played on the managers softball league while living in NY. Bike riding was always her favorite and you could usually find her riding the streets of the city training for a race. But today, she enjoys “watching” football with her football buddies, and also enjoys spending time with her network of industry friends – socializing, and staying on top of the current market trends. Proud mom of 2, she spends most of her time flying back and forth from Florida and New York for work and family.
Mark, a native of Western Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh), has always been fascinated with the South Florida lifestyle and was ultimately drawn to the area in the mid 1970’s.
As a physician with nearly 17 years of consultative sales experience, Mark blends an extensive customer service background with an innate talent for cultivating lasting relationships that have helped him build a vast network of connections both here, and abroad, based upon trust and his ability to provide personal care in any professional relationship.
Recognized as an intensely goal-oriented individual who gets exhilarated by the pursuit of client satisfaction, Marks believes and commits to the ultimate goal of exceeding each and every client’s expectations.
As a member of the Cagen Team, he brings that same passion for helping others in the real estate world, enabling him to excel and navigate the many unique complexities each transaction presents.
The hallmark of Mark’s success has been and remains, his passion for helping others.
Christine Velez- Broker/Owner – Higher Standards Real Estate
Christine’s real estate story began in Chicago when she was a 23 year old newlywed fresh out of DePaul University. She took the first job that would hire her and became a Customer Service Rep.
Her husband called a Realtors sign to inquire about a house and that Realtor quickly answered the phone, gave him the property details, and scheduled them to come into her office to discuss their real estate goals.
They literally had no idea how to buy a property and didn’t have a lot of money, but after financially qualifying them, she told her husband that because he was a military veteran they could buy a home with no down, and that’s exactly what they did!
That Realtors guidance and patience enabled those young newlyweds to purchase their first home with no money down!
Working with such a fantastic professional inspired Christine to obtain a real estate license, quit a dead-end job, and 20 years forward, she’s a Highly Successful Business Woman in the Real Estate Industry. Broker/Owner of Higher Standards Real Estate Company, she is well respected by her peers for her Integrity, honesty, passion, and strict Core Values in running her own business. A real estate broker, homeowner, investor and educator, Christine was born to help people, and Real Estate allows her to make an impact in peoples’ lives on a daily basis!