Cher L. Castillo
Associate Broker at COMPASS Real Estate, Castillo works tirelessly for her company, clients, and community. COMPASS Real Estate provides real estate brokerage services in Washington D.C., Maryland, & Virginia while continuously striving for excellence in all facets of real estate. Formerly, Principal Broker/Owner at RE/MAX SKY, SKY Real Estate, & Senate Realty for the past 14 years, Castillo brings her team to COMPASS for a fresh new feel to the ever-changing real estate industry.
Castillo is also the Co-Founder of Infinity Capital Group (ICG). ICG was founded in 2016 and successfully produces “Distinctive Development” residential projects throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. With over 35 successful projects under her belt, Castillo prides herself on her diverse knowledge of the all aspects of real estate: sales, development, and design.
Castillo prior experience includes appointment by District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency’s Executive Director to run the daily operations of the Agency’s HomeSaver $20 million program. Castillo spearheaded the US Treasury’s Hardest Hit Foreclosure Prevention Initiative. From 2004-2017, Castillo managed the daily operations of her former brokerages, residential and commercial real estate brokerage companies. Castillo also contributed to the branding and marketing of the company, while building core business through residential & commercial clients and small- to mid-sized developers. Prior to this position, Castillo served as Director of Marketing for Advanced Communications Group from 2001 to 2004; and from 1999 to 2001, she built a solid network of contacts throughout Washington D.C. as the Press Secretary for Alcee Hastings, US House of Representatives.
As a native of Nicaragua her story is one of achievement, growth, and success. Castillo’s tenacity led her to become an expert in several key areas that have contributed to her current leadership position in real estate, including relationship building, business management, and effective negotiation. She is also multilingual and adept at communicating with diverse groups of people. Castillo holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida. In addition to her commitment to lifelong learning, Castillo continues to be a champion of the arts and community. She is the creator of ART BUZZ, which is a joint fundraising event that assists aspiring, underprivileged young artists. She also coordinates and participates in bi-annual trips to feed the hungry and homeless Miskito Indians on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, Central America. Castillo serves on the Board of Delta Housing Board II of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as the Treasurer, and on the Board of DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative as a member. She is the co-author of “Voices of Inspiration” book published in 2015, her chapter is entitled: “Fearless in Entrepreneurship”. Castillo is a 19-year resident of the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland with her two sons and fiancé.