The Brits of Miami and The Beaches consists of two of Miami Beach's most influential Realtors, Alistair Powell and Shelly Northern. With almost 20 years combined experience from all around the world, their knowledge of the international market is second to none...


Alistair Powell

Alistair is one of South Florida’s only truly international Realtors® having worked and lived extensively in London, Europe and Dubai before relocating to the USA in 2009. His accomplishments speak for themselves with over $250,000,000 worth of residential and commercial property sold since his career began in London in 2000.

Alistair became the youngest Sales Manager in the history of Hamptons International within 24 months of starting his real estate career, owned his own international brokerage with offices in Panama, Dubai, London and Shanghai with world-class exclusive agency marketing contracts for several globally recognized brands and was awarded with the “London’s Young Guns Entrepreneur of Year” award in 2008.

Alistair has worked with celebrities, Fortune 500 company owners, global hotel groups such as Four Seasons, Raffles, Swiss Bel, Trump and many others and spent time as a private real estate advisor to Sheikh Maktoum in Dubai.

Recognized globally as a marketing pioneer, Alistair has been asked many times by the international press for comments on real estate affairs and trends and has extensive knowledge and success stories in devising highly effective real estate marketing campaigns using social media and innovative web advertising opportunities to ensure the highest coverage for his clients.

Alistair’s clientele continue to cite his passion and ability to deliver results in even the most complex or discouraging circumstances and Alistair  stresses integrity in all his endeavors, a standard reflected in his estimable success.

Whether you are an investor, luxury buyer, meticulous seller or a corporation with multiple units/projects, Alistair should be your first port of call when negotiating the ever evolving local and global real estate market.

Shelly Northern GRI TRC

Shelly has always had an interest in the psychology of sales and marketing which led her to graduating in the top 5% of her class with a BSc (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Northumbria in the United Kingdom in 1997. With one of the most prestigious educations available in the UK, Shelly moved to the Balearic Isles to begin her client facing career, starting in the hotel industry. After exceeding all targets and being fast-tracked to the manager of one of the islands’ busiest hotels, Shelly decided it was time to move to the USA (via the French Alps and Barbados), a childhood dream.

Shelly obtained her broker’s license immediately after gaining her sales associate license and became the broker/owner of her own company, Papillon Real Estate, in Miami in 2006. Papillon Real Estate, also branded as The Coral Gables Story, was nominated as finalist of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. This achievement came in the first year of the company’s operation and only Shelly’s second year in real estate.

In 2010, British Shelly was headhunted by one of Sotheby’s fastest establishing agents, also British, to join as her partner for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami Beach, an opportunity she could not refuse.

Shelly offers an un-equivocal understanding of buyer psychology and a truly impeccable reputation and is now partnered with South Florida’s most highly regarded real estate firms, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.

With over 10 years experience in sales and marketing, 5 years direct experience in real estate, an extensive array of properties sold since her career began and born with European Finesse and refined approach, Shelly is the ideal choice as your Realtor in the Greater Miami Area.