During my 50 years of experience in the real estate and finance industries, I have been employed as a bank teller, as a loan officer at Biscayne Federal Savings and Loan, and as a real estate closing agent for the Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation (LTIC) out of Richmond, Virginia.
After my experience with LTIC, I formed my own company, the International Mortgage Corporation. After several years operating that firm, I received an offer to become Vice President of Atico Mortgage Investors (Atico), a national real estate investment trust based in Miami. During my tenure in the late 1970's, I flew to our board room on Wall Street in New York City once a month, where I presented millions of dollars in mortgage loan submissions for approval by our Board of Directors. While at Atico, I was offered a position to become Executive Vice President of a competing real estate investment trust, Dominion Mortgage Realty Trust (DMRT), based in Buffalo, NY. After one winter in Buffalo, which involved more snow than I ever want to see again, I accepted a position back in the Miami area as President of the Dominion Mortgage Corporation (DMC), located in Coral Gables, FL. During my first 18 months as President, DMC placed mortgages totaling over 600 million dollars on shopping centers, residential subdivisions, and office building complexes. Soon thereafter, The Chairman of DMC decided to start a chain of Executive Centers. Executive Centers are formed by leasing a vacant floor in a building, usually around 10,000 square feet, and then developing the space into small offices with a central receptionist area that provides common office services to all the tenants. I assisted in the leasing and build-out of the centers and their respective office spaces. At one point, I was handling the management and leasing for 14 executive centers at once, comprised of hundreds of offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. I spent many years in the 1980's working with DMC and its related Executive Centers enterprises, such as the North Gables Executive Center. In 1989, the North Gables Executive Center was sold to a Guatemalan investor and I continued to manage and operate the center on his behalf until February of 2006, when the building was sold to another investor for some 8 million dollars.
In February of 2006, I decided to move to Gainesville, to be near my oldest daughter and my grandchildren. I launched a new career in Gainesville, specializing in residential sales and residential property management. I have been a member of the Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service (GACAR) for over 10 years. After seven years in this field with a local major property management company in town, I decided to become affiliated with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish in March of 2013. In the last quarter of 2015 and 2016, I sold and closed on over a million and a half dollars of home sales. During 2015 -2016, I listed numerous rental homes for owners and investors and have secured tenants for close to 100 homes and condominiums. I love working with people and am a very detailed oriented, as well as bilingual (English/Spanish).
Call me now and utilize my 50 years of experience in the real estate industry to your benefit.