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The Massimo Group was developed to get you and your team positioned for maximum results. Combined our team has more than 250 years of experience. We can navigate you through any obstacle and steer you towards greater opportunities.
ROD
SANTOMASSIMO
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Rod N. Santomassimo is the founder and president of the firm.  Rod possesses over 25 years of commercial real estate industry experience, a solid financial background and a proven growth track record that has repeatedly led to increased individual and company revenue.

The Massimo Group is proud to include every national commercial real estate firm and scores of regional and local firms and/or their individual brokers among its clients.  Rod Santomassimo has been a featured speaker at a variety of local offices, regional conferences and national Conferences both in and aside from the commercial real estate industry.  In addition Rod Santomassimo has been approved and selected as a featured speaker by the National Association of Realtors Commercial Alliance and its Signature Series.

Prior to creating the Massimo Group, Rod served a variety of roles in the commercial real estate industry including broker, owner, manager and executive level management for local, regional and national brokerage organizations.  Prior to launching the Massimo Group, Rod was Executive Vice President of Sperry Van Ness where he was responsible the general oversight of the organization’s franchise operations and as well as their training platforms

Rod earned a Masters of Business Administration from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Commerce from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.  He is a featured guest lecturer at the Fuqua School of Business.

Rod is a two-time recipient of the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business Impact Alumni of the Year Award based on his work with both graduate students and alumni in Building a Personal Brand and Creative Approaches to Secure Greater Client/Prospect Opportunities.

Rod is the author of the bestselling book in commercial real estate brokerage, Brokers Who Dominate– 8 traits of top producers.

MAGGIE
CHLEBOWSKI
DIRECTOR OF COACHING

Maggie Chlebowski joined the Massimo Group in March of 2012.  She is a Certified Professional Coach with over 20 years experience in counseling, project and event management, training program development and operations leadership.

After completing her undergraduate education at The Pennsylvania State University, Maggie was hired as the Director of Volunteer Services at The Rape Crisis Center in Beaufort, SC. She was responsible for developing, implementing and growing an exemplary volunteer program. In addition to managing and training a staff of 60+ volunteers spanning 3 counties, her role included crisis intervention at hospitals, leading group counseling sessions, advocating in court for survivors and creating educational awareness programs for the local community and school systems.

Upon moving to California in 1994, working with The Department of Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), Maggie assisted in the creation of The Department of Defense (DOD) Persian Gulf Medical Hotline, a high profile call center that was tasked with capturing reports of unexplained illnesses by veterans of the Gulf War, in order to provide referrals to military or VA health care systems.  She ultimately took the role of Operations Director – managing staff, creating and implementing training programs, handling sensitive issues including veterans concerns, media requests and inquiries from health and government officials. Maggie worked with and briefed the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran’s Illness and contributed to the final report delivered to President Clinton.

Prior to joining the Massimo Group Maggie spent 8 years as The Director of Operations for John Costigan Companies, a North Carolina based sales training organization. There she was responsible for overseeing daily operations, leading execution of product/content development and managing customer and vendor relationships. Developing coaching strategies and tools to drive personal and professional growth, Maggie also worked one on with with clients enabling them to achieve higher performance levels. She coached sales reps through the process of identifying personal and professional goals, creating action plans and execution, providing a clear sense of purpose, focus, accountability, and ultimate achievement.

Maggie resides in Cary, NC. with her Fiancé.  Her eldest daughter is a professional ballerina currently with the Los Angeles Ballet Company and her youngest daughter is a student at NC State University.

 

VINCENT
SANTOMASSIMO
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Vince has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience as a commercial real estate mortgage lender and broker, and serves as the Director of Business Development for the Massimo Group.  Upon graduation from Tulane University, he joined Caribank Savings and Loan as a Commercial Real Estate Loan Specialist, where he was responsible for origination, underwriting, presentation, and administration of commercial real estate construction loans for the Dania, FL based commercial Bank.  During his tenure, he produced portfolio in excess of $100 million and exceeded loan production quota every year by a minimum of 50%, and was named Loan Producer of the Year five times in six years.  In 1985, Vince became the youngest Vice President in the bank’s 60 year history.

In 1992, along with his brother Rod, Vince formed JVR Realty Advisors, where he was responsible for client procurement and operational management for statewide full service commercial real estate firm.  Vince represented national and local corporations in the negotiation of current lease obligations, identification and evaluation of alternative lease and purchase opportunities, identification of market opportunities, and negotiation of conflicts with landlords.  While at JVR, he negotiated lease transactions in excess of three million square feet of office, retail, and industrial space, represented buyers in purchase of $15 million of commercial property, arranged financing for both construction and permanent loans in excess of $10 million, and managed and leased commercial properties for absentee owners, representing over 100,000 square feet of office space.

In 2010, Vince joined US Franchise Systems as Franchise Sales Director, selling hotel franchises in a 14 state territory, where he was a multiple time winner of the “All-Star Salesman” award.

Vince currently resides in Denver, Colorado, where he is an active golfer, skier, and lacrosse player.

HELEN
XIA
MARKETING DIRECTOR

Helen joined the Massimo Group in February 2014. She is a recent graduate from Campbell University with majors in Marketing and Business Administration.

Helen started her college career in the PGA Golf Management program. A major portion of the curriculum is completing 16 months of internships within the golf industry. Helen was able to work at some of the top facilities in the country including Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. While on her internships, Helen realized the value that a quality marketing strategy brought to the team. She enjoyed the process and challenge and decided to switch majors to focus on marketing.

Prior to the Massimo Group, Helen worked as a Marketing and Graphic Design freelancer for iGrow Golf and Keith Hills Golf Club. She is experienced in inbound marketing, online marketing, campaign implementation, and print & digital design.

At the Massimo Group, Helen focuses on strategic planning and development of marketing campaigns, translated and implemented through creative graphic design.

Helen currently resides in Southern Maine with her new husband, Jake, who is the Head Golf Professional at Sanford Country Club.

Helen joined the Massimo Group in February 2014. She is a recent graduate from Campbell University with majors in Marketing and Business Administration.

Helen started her college career in the PGA Golf Management program. A major portion of the curriculum is completing 16 months of internships within the golf industry. Helen was able to work at some of the top facilities in the country including Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. While on her internships, Helen realized the value that a quality marketing strategy brought to the team. She enjoyed the process and challenge and decided to switch majors to focus on marketing.

Prior to the Massimo Group, Helen worked as a Marketing and Graphic Design freelancer for iGrow Golf and Keith Hills Golf Club. She is experienced in inbound marketing, online marketing, campaign implementation, and print & digital design.

At the Massimo Group, Helen focuses on strategic planning and development of marketing campaigns, translated and implemented through creative graphic design.

Helen currently resides in Southern Maine with her new husband, Jake, who is the Head Golf Professional at Sanford Country Club.

BRAD
AHRENS
COACH

Brad Ahrens is a prior client of the Massimo Group and is not only a master of our coaching platforms and processes, but has firsthand experience of putting our tools into practice and maximizing them for his brokerage success.  Since going through the program, Brad has been involved in several multi-million dollar transactions; including one of the largest industrial distribution building sales in Arizona.

In addition to joining the Massimo Group, Brad Ahrens is one of the founding Principals of BKA Equity Group.  Brad is responsible for the overall operations of BKA Equity Group and is head of Acquisitions/Dispositions.

Brad began his real estate career in 2003, where he founded Coral Cove Investments.  Coral Cove was created as funding model for syndicating multi-family transactions.  He created systems and procedures to allow for national acquisitions and short term dispositions.  Since 2003, Brad has been involved in over $150M in transactions.

Brad holds the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member designation.  He is also involved with NAIOP, CSCMP – Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and GPEC – Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Brad’s entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work through and create several different marketing strategies, along with quantitative success since working with the Massimo Group made him an easy inclusion into our bestselling book “Brokers Who Dominate”.

Brad has lived in Phoenix since 2003 and was recently married to his wife Kristi.  He also enjoys riding motocross and hitting the golf course when possible.

BO
BARRON, II
COACH

Bo Barron is a prior client of the Massimo Group and, as such, he is not only a master of our coaching platforms and processes, but has firsthand experience of putting our tools into practice and maximizing them for brokerages success.  Barron serves as Managing Director of Sperry Van Ness/The Barron Group, where he has assisted his clients with transactions totaling over $50 million dollars in recent years.  In fact, Bo is the only coach on our staff who currently practices brokerage.

Prior to his real estate brokerage success, Bo served five years in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant and cryptologic linguist.

While serving in the Marines, Barron led a platoon of more than 20 Marines and earned two joint service achievement medals.

Barron holds the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member designation and real estate broker’s licenses in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the state of Indiana.  Barron also regularly presents to national audiences regarding creating presence through the use of Social Media.

Barron earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications from Murray State University and an Associate’s Degree in Arabic from the Defenses Language Institute.  He is a graduate of the Cryptologic Technician Interpretive Arabic course, where he received the Commander’s Award for academic achievement.  In addition, he is a graduate of the USMC Martial Arts Center of Excellence and holds the Tan and Grey Belt certifications.

Active in his community, Barron serves as the President of the Board of Mentor Kids Kentucky, is an elder at Owensboro Christian Church, and a member of the Owensboro Rotary Club.

Bo’s ability to secure both regional and national assignment, despite being located in a tertiary market, made him an easy choice for inclusion in our top selling book, Brokers Who Dominate: 8 Traits of Top Producers.

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Barron married his high school sweetheart, the former Autumn Harley, and they are the blessed parents of three children.

HOWARD
MEIER
COACH

Howard C. Meier is a seasoned real estate professional with more than 25 years of experience providing domestic and international real estate services to clients in a wide range of industries. Before joining High Peak Group of Companies, Howard held senior roles as a broker and senior executive for a major Ontario realty service provider, where he received an award for top global sales in 2008. Howard has a track record for realizing returns on underperforming assets, which he established during his years as a special assets manager for such firms as Manulife Financial and as Vice President of one of Canada’s largest developers. Howard’s numerous industry affiliations include the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), the National Realtors Association, the Canadian Real Estate Association, Canadian Commercial Council of Realtors, the Ontario Real Estate Association, Toronto Real Estate Board, Urban Land Institute, Mentorship program and board member of CCIM Institute.

Some of Howard’s recent transactions include the sale and lease back of a major office building in mid-town Toronto where Howard acted for the purchaser; the sale of the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Toronto; the Sale and long term lease for a new R&D building and land venture for Queens University, Kingston, Ontario valued at $25 million; the sale of surplus development land in Kitchener, Ontario for the Church of Latter Day Saints, Utah,  where Howard acted for the Vendor.

Howard has in addition acted for several Fortune 500 companies for various lease transactions for office/retail/industrial tenants across Canada. Howard has worked with a long list of clients. Selected clients include Fieldgate Commercial Developments, Bank of Montreal, Popeye’s Louisiana Chicken, H&R REIT, Tribute Communities, The Mormon Church, Starbucks, Street Wise Capital Funds, Manpower / Right Management, Sun Life, Manulife and TD Bank.

DOUG
MOLYNEAUX
COACH

Doug brings a wealth of experience and knowledge the Massimo Group and our coaching clients.  As Director of Acquisitions and Investment Sales for COMVEST Properties and its subsidiary Net Lease Developers, LLC, Mr. Molyneaux identifies and acquires redevelopment opportunities that fit into the COMVEST Business Plan. A partner in the firm, he directs the sale of the company’s retail properties.

Licensed in 1994, he began his career with Grubb & Ellis|Sawyer Commercial as a commercial and investment broker. He earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2000.

In 2001 he designed and implemented a recruiting and training program that grew the company into the largest commercial real estate firm in the state of Mississippi. From 2006 to July of 2010 Mr. Molyneaux served as President of Grubb & Ellis|Sawyer Commercial.

He was the recipient of the Gulf Coast Association of Realtor’s Commercial Diamond Award for 2002, 2004 & 2005, for the highest volume of commercial & investment sales in the Association. In 2005 and 2006 he was awarded Grubb & Ellis’s Circle of Excellence Award, which honors the top 3 to 5 percent of all Company professionals worldwide.

Mr. Molyneaux served as the 2010 President of the Mississippi CCIM Chapter, a member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, as well as a member of the Gulf Coast Board of REALTORS, Mississippi Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS, the Mississippi Commercial Association of REALTORS and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He holds a Mississippi Real Estate License.

COMVEST Properties, together with its affiliate, Net Lease Developers, LLC, is an active developer and redeveloper of shopping centers and single tenant net leased properties throughout the South.

Doug and his wife, Angie, live on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast and have one grown son.  Doug serves as an Elder and occasional guest speaker at Mosaic Church Gulf Coast. He also serves as a planning commissioner on the Jackson County Planning Commission.

Doug brings a wealth of experience and knowledge the Massimo Group and our coaching clients.  As Director of Acquisitions and Investment Sales for COMVEST Properties and its subsidiary Net Lease Developers, LLC, Mr. Molyneaux identifies and acquires redevelopment opportunities that fit into the COMVEST Business Plan. A partner in the firm, he directs the sale of the company’s retail properties.

Licensed in 1994, he began his career with Grubb & Ellis|Sawyer Commercial as a commercial and investment broker. He earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation in 2000.

In 2001 he designed and implemented a recruiting and training program that grew the company into the largest commercial real estate firm in the state of Mississippi. From 2006 to July of 2010 Mr. Molyneaux served as President of Grubb & Ellis|Sawyer Commercial.

He was the recipient of the Gulf Coast Association of Realtor’s Commercial Diamond Award for 2002, 2004 & 2005, for the highest volume of commercial & investment sales in the Association. In 2005 and 2006 he was awarded Grubb & Ellis’s Circle of Excellence Award, which honors the top 3 to 5 percent of all Company professionals worldwide.

Mr. Molyneaux served as the 2010 President of the Mississippi CCIM Chapter, a member of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute, as well as a member of the Gulf Coast Board of REALTORS, Mississippi Association of REALTORS, National Association of REALTORS, the Mississippi Commercial Association of REALTORS and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He holds a Mississippi Real Estate License.

COMVEST Properties, together with its affiliate, Net Lease Developers, LLC, is an active developer and redeveloper of shopping centers and single tenant net leased properties throughout the South.

Doug and his wife, Angie, live on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast and have one grown son.  Doug serves as an Elder and occasional guest speaker at Mosaic Church Gulf Coast. He also serves as a planning commissioner on the Jackson County Planning Commission.

JEFF
NELSON
COACH

Jeff is a thirty year veteran of the commercial real estate industry where he has served as an executive/advisor/coach with institutional and entrepreneurial leadership experience in brokerage, portfolio/asset management, acquisitions & dispositions, development, tactical/strategic planning and management with a track record of consistently creating value and profitability on invested capital.

As a senior executive leader, mentor and coach, Jeff has worked for and created entrepreneurial to publicly trade companies and teams to acquire, dispose, lease and/or manage over 200 different properties, with an overall value of over $2B and encompassing over 18 million square feet of institutional quality land, office, industrial, retail, residential and hospitality properties profitably through 3 major real estate cycles from New York to San Francisco.

Jeff grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire with a degree in engineering and lettered in two division 1 sports – Football and Lacrosse.

He now resides in sunny Southern California, with his wife Suzanne and two teenage sons, Blaine and Duke, who keep him quite busy after the work day is done.

BRIAN
NELSON
COACH

Brian Nelson has made Atlanta his home for the last 20 years.  His company, Nelson Associates – Southeast, provides multiple real estate services focusing on asset management as well as providing clients with traditional brokerage and consulting designed to meet their needs.  Prior to Atlanta, Nelson Associates was located in Farmington, Connecticut.

Brian’s real estate experience began with acquisition and facilities management with Connecticut General, now the CIGNA Corporation.  He spent 2 years with a regional brokerage company in Hartford before starting Nelson Associates.  While in Connecticut, Brian was involved in a wide range of commercial real estate leasing, sales and purchase transactions.

Brian is a CCIM and is an instructor for the CCIM Institute’s designation courses.  He has been a member of the CCIM faculty for 25 years and during that time has been involved nationally in the CCIM world.  A few years ago, he was recognized as one of the top 5 coaching instructors.  He is responsible for the drafting and writing of the current text materials used in the CCIM CI Intro course.

Brian is a past president of the Connecticut CCIM Chapter and is active in the Georgia CCIM Chapter.

Additionally, Brian is a Certified Hearing Officer for the State of Georgia.  In this quasi judicial role, he hears tax appeals on properties with an assessed valuation of $1 million plus.

Brian has experience in development and has a personal interest in real estate as an investment.  Those who are familiar with Atlanta will know the Chastain Views Condominium, a 10 story mid-rise project in Buckhead that Brian spearheaded.

Brian graduated with honors in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

He is married and has 2 sons and 3 grandchildren.

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PAUL
REITZ
COACH

Paul is a multi-talented real estate professional with over thirty years of experience including brokerage, development, equity and debt financing and investment.  He has served as a managing partner of the former DFW member of NAI Global and opened NAI Global’s first member office in Mexico City.  Paul also served as a Senior Vice President of Investments for NAI Global, coordinating the firm’s investment activity throughout Latin America and directing its hospitality platform.

Paul’s commercial brokerage experience included the sales, leasing and investment of industrial, office, retail and hospitality properties.  He earned both the CCIM and SIOR professional designations and has been a featured speaker and panelist at major real estate conferences in Canada, Mexico, Sweden and Norway.  He was the top producer in his own firm and served as the exclusive tenant representative for several large US Defense contractors.

Paul’s development expertise included a 300,000 sf neighborhood shopping center, an award winning historical redevelopment of a 16 story office building, two urban parking lots and the entitlement work and renovations on a portfolio of 5 luxury boutique hotel properties valued   in excess of $100 Million.

Paul is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. and has B.S and M.S. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University.  He has lived in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 1981 where he recently launched a new brokerage company, The Reitz Realty Group.

Paul is a multi-talented real estate professional with over thirty years of experience including brokerage, development, equity and debt financing and investment.  He has served as a managing partner of the former DFW member of NAI Global and opened NAI Global’s first member office in Mexico City.  Paul also served as a Senior Vice President of Investments for NAI Global, coordinating the firm’s investment activity throughout Latin America and directing its hospitality platform.

Paul’s commercial brokerage experience included the sales, leasing and investment of industrial, office, retail and hospitality properties.  He earned both the CCIM and SIOR professional designations and has been a featured speaker and panelist at major real estate conferences in Canada, Mexico, Sweden and Norway.  He was the top producer in his own firm and served as the exclusive tenant representative for several large US Defense contractors.

Paul’s development expertise included a 300,000 sf neighborhood shopping center, an award winning historical redevelopment of a 16 story office building, two urban parking lots and the entitlement work and renovations on a portfolio of 5 luxury boutique hotel properties valued   in excess of $100 Million.

Paul is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. and has B.S and M.S. degrees from The Pennsylvania State University.  He has lived in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 1981 where he recently launched a new brokerage company, The Reitz Realty Group.

LEE
RUST
Consultant

Lee has had a varied 40 year career in business with experience in general management, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, financial analysis, and sales.  He joined the investment banking field in 1978 with Hendrix, Mohr & Yardley in Birmingham, Alabama and subsequently financed over 35 small companies raising some $90 million.  More recently, as an independent corporate finance consultant, he has analyzed, structured, negotiated, and financed over forty acquisitions; sold almost as many companies; and arranged public offerings for several relatively small ventures, including commercial real estate brokerage operations.

Lee’s confidential commercial real estate brokerage projects include the structuring of an independent broker to purchase regional offices from a national brokerage organization and subsequently sell the offices back to the same national company, resulting in an excellent return for the independent broker.  In addition he analyzed, priced, and structured the generational transfer that allowed eight partners in a nationally licensed brokerage office to purchase the company from the senior partner. Furthermore Lee held an independent broker develop a method of bringing several key producers into an ownership position, then assisting the founder convert that work into a bonus plan that did not involve dilution of this sole ownership.

Mr. Rust is the perfect complement to the Massimo Group team and more importantly a resource and key consultant to our clients.

RALPH
SPENCER
CONSULTANT

Ralph D. Spencer is an adjunct faculty member of the Massimo Group and assists with key consulting assignments, live training  and webinars. Ralph is one of the most recognized and accomplished commercial real estate trainers and consultants in the industry.

During his brokerage career Ralph received many awards for production including, the Richmond, Virginia “Distinguished Achiever’s 15 Year” award for consistent, sustained top performance, as well as their “Transaction of the Year”. He has received national production awards from both SIOR and NAI.  This success transitioned to a similarly productive management career.  As such Ralph is integral in working with our firm owners and managers on helping them improve their performance through a concentrated “Managing for Excellence” program.

Ralph has continued to serve on the CCIM faculty is or has been a senior instructor in all of their core courses. He has received the CCIM National Instructor of the Year recognition and the prestigious Victor L. Lyon Award for outstanding contributions to the CCIM program. Ralph has also taught for the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), Urban Land Institute (ULI), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), University of Richmond (UofR), University of St. Thomas and New York University (NYU) and for many of the top national commercial real estate companies.

In addition to being a trainer, Ralph has been involved with the instructional design and development of many programs. One of the programs in which Ralph played a major role was recently selected as one of the best examples of blended learning in the nation by Bersin Associates and by Brandon Hall.

Ralph earned a BS in Business from Old Dominion University and a MS in Business, with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Land Development, from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was awarded both the CCIM and the SIOR designations in 1981.

BLAINE
STRICKLAND
CONSULTANT

Blaine Strickland is a long-time commercial real estate practitioner. Blaine’s real estate career started while he was still in college at the University of Florida. He then went on to write a thesis and earn his Master of Arts degree in real estate from UF, graduating magna cum laude. Upon graduation, Blaine entered the appraisal field in Tampa, Florida, but was soon hired as the first sales person at the newly opened office of Coldwell Banker (now CBRE) in Tampa. Blaine rose quickly through the ranks as a top salesperson, sales manager, and in 1986, the youngest resident (profit center) manager in the company’s 80 year history at that time. While at CBRE, Blaine had bottom-line responsibility for the company’s brokerage, property management and market data divisions.

In 1993, Blaine joined Lincoln Property Company as a Senior Vice President, now focused on commercial real estate development and ownership. Blaine was employed by three very large development firms through the 1990’s and worked on several large office, retail and hospitality projects. In 2003, Blaine formed his own firm, Remora Partners, which operated as a joint venture partner on several large  commercial and senior housing projects. Blaine’s team syndicated several projects and raised more than $60,000,000 in equity for development and acquisition projects. Blaine built his own marketing and management teams for his projects and developed many effective systems that benefited his investors.

Along the way, Blaine nurtured his teaching and coaching career. He first taught a commercial real estate development course at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale in the early 1990s. Today, Blaine serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina, teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Blaine earned his CCIM designation in 1987 and became a CCIM instructor in 2007, earning the Rising Star Award as the top rated new instructor in 2008. He has taught more than 25 CCIM courses over the past five years.

Blaine is an excellent choice for Massimo clients seeking expertise in brokerage, ownership and property management, having performed all of those roles for both large and small companies. Blaine and his college sweetheart, the former Eileen Foley, have been married 32 years, live in Orlando, Florida, and have two adult children.

GARY
THARP
COACH

Gary is a nationally known speaker and trainer, Mr. Tharp has trained for many of the national real estate companies and franchises. He is a Fellow of the faculty of the CCIM Institute. He is also the author of a series of real estate analysis templates for the popular spreadsheets.

When he actively brokered commercial real estate, he was one of the leading commercial and investment real estate brokers in the Orlando, Florida area.  Today, his sage advice is still sought after by clients on both a regional and national scope.

Gary began his real estate career in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1966, where he sold land and homes for a time, heading one of Hawaii’s largest brokerages, and then gradually moved into an exclusively commercial practice. He has sold and leased real estate in Hawaii, Idaho, Virginia, Puerto Rico and Florida.

He is in demand in Florida by lawyers seeking expert witnesses in real estate cases. His development experience ranges from office buildings to industrial parks. He is the Florida Partner for the Lynxs Group, a national developer of air cargo facilities.

Gary’s experience in all facets of real estate brokerage makes him an incredible resource for Massimo Group clients.

Gary has lived in Florida for the last 4 decades where his children and grandchildren were born.  He is past president of the Kiwanis club he helped found in Orlando and is the lead tenor in his church choir.  Gary is called regularly to serve on local civic committees and projects.

Gary is a nationally known speaker and trainer, Mr. Tharp has trained for many of the national real estate companies and franchises. He is a Fellow of the faculty of the CCIM Institute. He is also the author of a series of real estate analysis templates for the popular spreadsheets.

When he actively brokered commercial real estate, he was one of the leading commercial and investment real estate brokers in the Orlando, Florida area.  Today, his sage advice is still sought after by clients on both a regional and national scope.

Gary began his real estate career in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1966, where he sold land and homes for a time, heading one of Hawaii’s largest brokerages, and then gradually moved into an exclusively commercial practice. He has sold and leased real estate in Hawaii, Idaho, Virginia, Puerto Rico and Florida.

He is in demand in Florida by lawyers seeking expert witnesses in real estate cases. His development experience ranges from office buildings to industrial parks. He is the Florida Partner for the Lynxs Group, a national developer of air cargo facilities.

Gary’s experience in all facets of real estate brokerage makes him an incredible resource for Massimo Group clients.

Gary has lived in Florida for the last 4 decades where his children and grandchildren were born.  He is past president of the Kiwanis club he helped found in Orlando and is the lead tenor in his church choir.  Gary is called regularly to serve on local civic committees and projects.