South Florida Intercoastal

Faces in the Industry: Sheila Roux

By: MIASF Staff

Date posted: Jan 27, 2021 Wed

Tell us where you are from, what brought you to Florida, and how long you’ve lived here.

I am from a small town in northwest Minnesota with a population just over 1,000 people. I have lived numerous places in my life, but have been in Florida for 3 ½ years. I came to Florida for the same reasons everyone else does – the weather!

Where do you work, what is your job title, and what does your job entail?

I just recently started working at CBRE, the largest commercial real estate company in the world. I am a Senior Associate in the Capital Markets and Investments Group specializing in marinas and shipyards. My partner, Julie Berry, and I work on acquisitions and dispositions of marinas and shipyards throughout Florida, the Caribbean and beyond.

How did you initially become interested in the marine industry?

I grew up loving boating on small lakes throughout the Midwest.  When I got to Florida, I have been enthralled with the impact boating, yachting, marinas, cruise lines, etc. mean to the economy. I love the beauty of the vessels, the environmentally conscience efforts of the industry and the collective mindset of all the organizations.

What is your favorite or most valuable benefit of membership in MIASF?

As someone very new to the industry, I appreciate the access to the vast marine industry network as well as learning about the leadership and advocacy the organization promotes.

Describe any other community organizations or events with which you are involved?

Former NAIOP committee member

American Heart Association fundraising member

Tell us about your hobbies and the kinds of things you do for fun.

Sports.  I am former collegiate basketball coach and love all things sports related.  I play a lot of golf and love attending live sporting events.  I have been to every major league baseball stadium in the US and now need to work on a new goal like this.

My other passion is travel.  Europe is my favorite destination and I long for the days to be back on a plane and wandering foreign streets and immersing myself in a different place and culture.