Our Team

Andrew&MarisaVen-American was founded in 1991 by industry veteran Andrew Kruss, whose broad experience and knowledge has helped the firm build longstanding relationships with many satisfied clients throughout South Florida and beyond. Clients value his integrity and professionalism, as well as his hands-on approach, thoroughness and highly personalized service.

A licensed Realtor, Kruss started his real estate career in 1987 as a leasing and marketing agent for Terremark and in 1990 launched Bayshore Executive Suites at Terremark’s SBS Tower in Coconut Grove before starting Ven-American. Kruss has also owned and managed several South Florida office buildings and industrial office parks.

As a landlord, Kruss quickly learned the importance of being practical and staying focused on what’s truly important. He is a firm believer in identifying and resolving issues before they become problems, and he knows the value of having a team of trusted contractors and vendors able to give clients the high quality service they deserve and expect. A keen negotiator and a true “people person” who brings out the best in those around him, Kruss is laser-focused on helping clients achieve a positive end result.

A longtime resident of Coconut Grove, Kruss loves spending time with his wife and business partner, Marisa, President and Realtor for Ven-American Real Estate, and their three-year-old daughter. In his spare time, Kruss pursues multiple passions that include photography, graphic design and technology as well as travel, boating and horology.