Real World Experience & Success
~ Graduated from the University of Florida in 1979 with a BS in Journalism and Communication.
~ Account Executive at Colee & Company Advertising and Public Relations from 1979-1981. Mainly handled accounts for real estate developers and coordinated the media, print and wrote copy for their marketing projects.
~ Obtained Florida Certified General Contractor’s license in 1981.
~ Recruited by Westinghouse Communities, Inc. – Coral Ridge Properties, Coral Springs, Florida as the Assistant Vice President of Coral Ridge Properties. 1981-1983
~ Recruited by Ultramark, a homebuilder/marketing/sales specialist company to Kendall-Riviera Companies -Timberline, West Palm Beach, FL 1984-1985.
~ Recruited by Mobil Land Development – Riverbridge, west Palm Beach, FL as Sales Director 1985 -1986.
~ Recruited by Burg & DiVosta, DiVosta Homes, Pulte Homes 1986 – 2004 (51 communities) Held the positions of President and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Sales, Sales Manager, Real Estate Broker, Vice President of Construction and Certified Qualifying General Contractor.
~ Positioned the company as one of the most successful and respected developers in the U.S.
~ Most profitable local division in 47 local markets in U.S., netting $80 million.
~ Hired and trained a team of 150 sales professionals and administrators; mentored teams through three ownerships and managed the most successful sales operation in Palm Beach County history selling over 2,000 in 2004.
~ Established in-house agency and personally produced all marketing efforts, including advertising and public relations, producing $500 million in annual sales.
~ Formed Worldwide Realty in 1990 Trusted Consultant and Advisor
~ Served luxury developers in Florida, including Westinghouse, Mobil Oil, Coscan Homes, Abacoa Homes, Cypress Realty, M/I Homes and Minto Communities
~ Provided market intelligence to Wall Street DeMatteo Monness and financial institutions
~ Conducted national housing research for Hanley-Wood Metrostudy
~ MIRM, Member of the National Association of Homebuilders Institute of Residential Marketing
~ National Association of Homebuilders – Regional Marketing Director of the Year
~ Gold Coast Builders Association – Sales Director of The Year, Marketing Director of The Year, & Dedicated Service to the GCBA Sales & Marketing Council