about us

“Finding you the perfect home or investment is our focus and passion.”

We are Certified Community Association Specialist!

IK BEN’S International Team specializes in condominiums, homeowners’ associations, and income-producing residential properties in South Florida and the Dominican Republic.

IK BEN's Services include research, analysis, valuation, due diligence, advisory, and consulting services for domestic and international home buyers, tenants, landlords, and investors.

Real Estate Agents You Can Trust

Buying your home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life.

IK BEN’S South Florida Team is composed of professional, competent real estate agents you can trust.

Minerva Strum

Minerva Strum

Broker | Team Member

Why Hire Us

Hire us because we can help you achieve your real estate goals. IK BEN’S International Team specializes in the research, valuation, due diligence, advisory, and consulting services for home buyers, tenants, landlords, and investors of association-governed and multifamily properties at home and abroad. The Teams provide a sense of assurance, safety, and security for those buying, selling, or leasing in condominium and homeowners’ association communities.


Experience | Credentials | Specialties

  • 25 Years of Real Estate Brokerage Experience
  • 14 Years of Business Administration Experience
  • 12 Years of Property Management Experience
  • 8 years as Court Appointed Receiver (Distressed Condominiums)
  • 5 years of residential property investments
  • Masters of Science of International Real Estate Degree
  • Bachelor's of Arts in Business Administration
  • Certified International Property Specialist
  • Certified Association Management Specialist
  • Lic. Florida Real Estate Broker
  • Lic. New York Real Estate Broker
  • Lic. Community Association Manager

Octavio the Condo Consultant

If you're buying or selling a condo, Octavio, the Condo Consultant, can make the transaction a less stressful, more favorable experience.  Octavio is a true condo specialist, with over 25 years of real estate brokerage, management, and investment experience combined with a solid education, training, and specialization in condominiums and investment properties which he leverages to earn the trust and confidence of his friends, clients, and customers he serves.  It's common knowledge in the real estate industry that buying and selling a condo can be a more complex transaction than that of a single-family house.  And few real estate agents have the knowledge and experience about condominiums and community associations then Octavio. Throughout his year 12 years of experience as a licensed Community  Association Manager,  Octavio gained invaluable insight into the inner workings of condo associations and develop creative problem-solving skills which give credence to his Condo Consultant title and specialty.

Octavio is the seasoned real estate professional you need to assist you in your next condominium or association governed real estate transaction.  By the way, he's also very friendly. Give him a call today.

For more information about Octavio's qualifications and experience, click here to see Octavio's Linked-in profile.

Octavio M. Rueda

Octavio M. Rueda

Broker-Associate | Team Member


You may already know the IK BEN story. It’s one of the greatest stories ever told dating back to the beginning of civilization as we know it.  The story tells us how IK BEN found the perfect home for hundreds of thousands of families in a land filled and rich with milk and honey and is therefore why HE is the greatest Realtor of all times. IK BEN is the Dutch translation of HIS name.  If you have heard the story you may know HIM by the English version of HIS name, I AM (Exodus 3:14).  As fellow Realtors and members of HIS team, we serve HIM with pride and joy.

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