Originally from Rochester, NY, Larry received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. His previous leadership experience with General Motors, General Electric, and Precision Castparts Corporation has prepared him well for his position as Broker-Owner of Island Real Estate.
Larry has owned Anna Maria Island investment property while living in Europe, on the East Coast, and in the Mid-West. Furthermore, Larry has first-hand personal knowledge in regards to real property on Anna Maria Island. He has purchased an Anna Maria Island business, commercial real estate, commercial vacant land, multiple single family homes, multiple multi-family homes, constructed an Anna Maria Island commercial building as well as developing sewer and water lines with Manatee County, constructed multiple single family homes, performed multiple major Anna Maria Island renovations as well as renting on Anna Maria Island in a commercial, annual and seasonal settings. It is this Anna Maria Island Real property first-hand experience that gives him a fantastic understanding of all the concerns that are involved with the purchase and management of real property on Anna Maria Island. Last but not least, for more than a decade Larry led Island Real Estate vacation rentals to increase the business more than tenfold and successfully transitioned the business to Vacasa where Larry now dedicates 100% of his time to Real Estate.
Larry’s resume abounds with continuing education and achievements. A more recent accomplishment was his graduation from the Florida Realtor Leadership Academy, where he was one of only twelve Florida Real Estate professionals handpicked to attend the year long program. A considerable milestone given there are more than 200,000 real estate professionals in the State of FL and the academy is a highly sought out program year after year. Most recently Larry was named the Anna Maria Island Business Person of the year for 2016.
Larry has enjoyed investment property ownership on Anna Maria Island since 1994 as well as full time residency since 2005. Larry enjoys family time with his wife Jennifer and two boys, Grayson and Landon who are currently in the school systems of Manatee County.