Bio: AJ Rivera

 

AJ Rivera The VKR Team at Castelli Real Estate Services

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lejandro Rivera Jr., a.k.a. AJ, is a native New Yorker. He is born and raised in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He is a passionate print & web graphic designer that relocated to Florida in 2007 to attend the Art Institutes of Fort Lauderdale. He majored in Web & Interactive Media Design and kept a 4.0 GPA throughout. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and very detail oriented. He is autodidactic and formally educated in various pursuits which has served him to excel in many fields over the years in New York and South Florida.

Due to the economic climate of 2009, he re-invented himself and got into the dental field. His first role in dental was working for Nova Southeastern University’s satellite clinic at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Although he had no dental background, he quickly rose to the clinic coordinator in a matter of months. A year later he transferred over to the main campus clinic as the Clinic Coordinator for the Post-Graduate Pediatric Dental Program. From there a faculty member recruited him to help start a pediatric dental group. AJ became a founding member and rose to Director of Operations of that pediatric dental group within the first year of his two years there. In several years following he’s been honored to have worked with other prestigious dentists in the South Florida region in Pedo, Ortho, Endo and Oral Surgery and has contributed to other office streamlining and start-ups.

The dental field was interesting but not a passion so when another re-vamp was in order he pursued another field that could make use of his passion for graphic design/visual arts and business. The Real Estate field had been on the back burner for many years. Now he applied himself once again and went on to pass his Florida Real Estate Sales Associate state exam on the very first try! That same day he was able to join a top producing team in Castelli Real Estate Services’ Wilton Manors office. He now spends his time under the tutelage of two well seasoned professionals in the field that have over 20 years of experience each. He also spends his days and nights learning everything he can in this field by attending continuing education classes in real estate at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors. As part of the VK Team he uses his many talents to maintain their website and social media. He also takes photography/videos and creates MLS compliant YouTube virtual tours as well as detailed renderings of unfurnished or newly constructed properties.

He lives in Wilton Manors with his partner and son (an adorable French bulldog). In his spare time, he enjoys landscaping, watching TV/movies, listening to ambient music, going to the beach, working out and spending quality time at home with his partner and son, and the occasional get together with his relatives and friends.