Michael ‘Mike’ Pappas is president of The Keyes Company/Illustrated Properties, a Miami-based real estate company with 50 branches, 3,300 associates and affiliates that include Capital Partners Mortgage, Home Partners Title, Keyes Insurance and Keyes Property Management. The Keyes Company, with sales and services in excess of $6.2 billion annually, is one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States. Pappas graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University, where he majored in business and spanish. He joined Keyes as a sales associate in 1980 and held a variety of positions, including general sales manager, until taking over as president in 1992. Pappas has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, including the YPO Legacy Award and “Real Estate Up and Comer of the Year” by Price Waterhouse and “Best Real Estate Deal of the Year” by South Florida Magazine.