Meet The Team

Valaree Byrne

Vice President | Realtor Associate
305.323.6231 | [email protected]

Valaree “Val” Byrne is a rarity among Realtors® serving communities from Coconut Grove and the Ponce Davis corridor south to Palmetto Bay. She’s a local. Born in Coral Gables, lived in Coconut Grove, and now resides in South Miami. Today, she still calls these communities her home – and the place she helps others make their own.

With an insider’s perspective and a penchant for unparalleled customer service, Val has been recognized as one of the most successful residential Realtors® in Miami-Dade County. She is a respected member at the Diamond Level of EWM Chairman’s Club, which recognizes the top ½ of 1% of real estate professionals nationwide.

This remarkable 20+ year career was built upon one overriding, yet simple philosophy: “Working For You.” Val’s is as much a Realtor® as she is a personal guide to clients and prospective residents. Her listings and her showings – from waterfront mansions and large estates in Coconut Grove and Coral Gables south to South Miami, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay – reveal the personal knowledge and market savvy only a local could possess. It’s a life she seeks to introduce and simplify for others.

Each sale is validation of Val’s approach to business. Every transaction is client focused, attention detailed and results driven. It’s not only made Val Byrne one of the most successful Realtors in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami, Pinecrest, and Palmetto Bay; it’s made Val her clients’ valued friend and neighbor.



Vanessa Kayes

Realtor Associate
305.301.9297 | [email protected]

Vanessa de Paredes Kayes is one of those rare native South Floridians, establishing a long term residency in Key Biscayne before setting down roots in Coconut Grove.  After pursuing higher education in France, “Van” remained in Paris and enjoyed a very successful sales career with French fashion house, Louis Vuitton, and seamlessly transitioned from luxury retail to luxury real estate.

Back in Miami, Vanessa blended her love of sailing Biscayne Bay with her natural sales talents, and parlayed them into the respected real estate waterfront specialist she is today. Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French, Vanessa has a penchant for detail, a bottomless well of perseverance, and an eye for matching just the right Buyer with just the right home!  Her commitment is to provide all clients with a positive real estate experience, from start to finish.



Betsy Comendeiro

Realtor Associate
786.382.4834 | [email protected]




Nicolas Escobar

Transaction Coordinator | Realtor Associate
305.960.2428 | [email protected]

Nicolas “Nic” Escobar is the Transaction Coordinator at Val Byrne & Associates.  Multi-talented in multi-tasking, Nic not only manages each listing and sales transaction from inception to completion, but his creative eye is ever present in our graphic designs and marketing materials.  A graduate of Miami’s Barry University with a BS degree in Political Science, Nic has been a licensed Florida realtor since 2015, and is fluent in English and Spanish.