Vanessa Grout

Vanessa Grout

Head of Global Residences and Club, Aman

CEO, OKO Real Estate, OKO Group

MRED+U Advisory Board

An accomplished real estate executive, Vanessa Grout has over two decades of expertise in the luxury residential real estate market.

Vanessa is Head of Global Residences and Club for Aman, the world’s preeminent hotel group, as well as CEO of OKO Real Estate, the residential sales and marketing company of Vladislav Doronin’s OKO Group. Within her roles, Vanessa oversees all aspects of global development for both Aman and OKO Group, including branded residential and commercial developments.

Notable current projects within Vanessa’s remit at Aman include Aman New York, located within the iconic Crown Building and currently undergoing development by OKO Group. Aman Miami (2024) is also in the pipeline, set to have its branded residences located within an independent building next door to the hotel, designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma.

The wider pipeline of Aman Residences within Vanessa’s division includes Aman Residences Tokyo (2023), Aman Nai Lert Bangkok (2023) and Amanvari in Mexico (2024).

In her role with OKO Real Estate, Vanessa is currently involved in the development of Miami’s first A+ office tower, 830 Brickell, as well as Miami luxury condominiums Missoni Baia - the first collaboration of its kind with the Italian fashion house - and Una Residences, which will consist of 135 elegant residences, all with bay views.
Prior to joining OKO Group (from 2014 to 2020), Vanessa was President of CMC Real Estate, and successfully developed Brickell Flatiron, a 1 million square foot residential and retail condominium development in the center of Miami’s downtown district.

Vanessa also previously served as Executive Vice President of New Valley and CEO of its subsidiary Florida real estate brokerage, Douglas Elliman (from 2007 to 2013). During her tenure, Douglas Elliman grew from a single office with a handful of agents to a powerful regional presence.

Vanessa is deeply committed to contributing her time and financial resources to charitable organizations that promote the health and well-being of South Florida’s citizens as well as the economic growth of the region. She is an advisory board member of University of Miami’s School of Architecture and Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism, the Urban Land Institute, and FIU College of Architecture and The Arts, as well as a mentor for The Women of Tomorrow.