Real Estate - With over 12 years’ experience in the real estate industry, I've had the honor to work with amazing clients from all over the world in buying, selling, leasing & investing in waterfront/waterfront-access properties. Primary markets include, but are not limited to: Coastal Florida, Southern California, Middle Tennessee, low country GA/SC, as well as stunning destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico and EMEA. My niche within the global market is focusing on properties, investments & development opportunities within 15 miles of major, mixed-use marinas. My approach to work/life: the combination of desired lifestyle & actual real estate fundamentals all in one.
Yoga - I've practiced many forms of yoga as far back as 2013. However, the turning point was in 2019 when, with the enthusiastic support of my fiancé Loren, I decided to pursue/earn my RYT200 certification. After completing my RYT200 program, I made the decision to create an "approach" to life and hold space for others that vibe with my approach. I call the platform/approach "WOVEN by Samuel Vaden" - an ode to my tantra-based training lineage, the interconnectedness/non-dual lenses through which I live and the ease/flexibility with which we weave human emotions/experiences.
Hospitality - In college, I was a chef to help pay my tuition (and living expenses). From the day I stepped foot into that restaurant, I knew that I would always have "one foot in the hospitality world" - whether it be food & beverage, design/curation and/or dealing with hospitality/leisure assets in a brokerage/advisory capacity. Fast forward 20 years, I decided to pursue formal wine education certifications (Wine Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers; WSET 2 Pending), formal art/design advisory education (One Art Nation 1AN), and also become an enthusiastic Ambassador on behalf of Bergman Interiors & Njord.
I strive daily to be an authentic steward of positivity, mindfulness, hospitality and a healthy, relaxed lifestyle, ideally near water. Outside of real estate, I support numerous philanthropic organizations such as: Sea Valor (whose mission is to use sailing and other ocean-related activities to help improve the quality of life for those with physical or emotional wounds (PTSD), underprivileged youth, and local heroes), Free Arts NYC, Arts & Minds and ProjectHEAL. I'm a veteran (Honorable Discharge) and obtained my MBA degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Pura vida!