Rick has an extensive background in commercial real estate, representing a vast array of clients and facilitating multi-million-dollar transactions. Some of his bigger assignments include Celebration Pointe, Tioga Town Center, Progress Park, and the Innovation District. He has also represented a number of high-profile tenants including SharpSpring, Axogen, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, TIAA, Tower Hill Insurance, Vystar Credit Union, the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida. In addition, he holds both the CCIM and SIOR designations. A CCIM designee is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate and SIOR is a professional achievement for highly qualified commercial real estate practitioners with a strong transactional history.
Rick is a former multi-unit owner and operator of well-known national franchise restaurant and bar concepts. His entrepreneurial experience in retail ownership and operation provide him with an understanding of the specific needs of tenants, business owners, and investors. This background and his commercial real estate experience provide exceptional insight and value to his clients.
Rick is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Political Science and a concentration in Economics. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Urban Land Institute (ULI), and he serves as the Chairman of the City of Gainesville Development Review Board. Rick is an active member of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Economic Development Committee. He is an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and is also involved in many local civic and charitable organizations. Rick and his wife, Sarah, have two sons.