The Marsan Real Estate Group
Marsan Real Estate Group became active in the real estate sector since 1982, in Montreal, Canada. It began its activities by building houses for the niche clientele of first time buyers. Thereafter, it proceeded in specializing in the building of luxury houses.
The company was formed in Florida in 1994, establishing itself in “strategic” locations reaching a flourishing segment of the population, whereby it could continue to offer a variety of real estate products; Starter Homes, Investment Properties, Retirement Products and Real Estates Land Developments.
We are fully integrated real estate company, specializing in land acquisition & development, site construction, homes building, and land marketing and investment opportunities for individual investors.
Our focus for the years to come, will be to acquire and develop land, and to create the best communities and environments for the fastest growing segment of the population: the retirees.
We are a global enterprise with a presence around the world.
Our global footprint: North America, South America, Europe, Middle east, Asia.
FAST AND CONSTANT GROWTH
For almost 35 years, the company has enjoyed a solid reputation, rapid and constant growth. The Marsan Real Estate Group has been able to take advantage of a very rapid expansion of the real estate market in Florida. In part, stimulated by several factors;
- very low mortgage interest rates
- many retiring baby boomers
- a job market in excellent shape
- expansion in Tourism
- increased demand for investment property by foreigners including South America, Europe and Asia
Board and Management Team Members
JEAN MARSAN - Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | Chairman
At the beginning of the 1980s, Montreal real estate promoter Jean Marsan founded the Marsan Real Estate Group, which built hundreds of houses, in a variety of projects in the Montreal area. A decade later Jean Marsan decided to expand his business into the United States and he set up shop in Orlando Florida, in 1994. Today, at the head of the Marsan Real Estate Group, he is a highly experienced businessman who knows the real estate market in the region inside out, and who has been able to build an important network of contacts with the various stakeholders in the sector.
His clientele is mainly composed of middle-class and wealthy buyers from different markets around the world. What all these stakeholders have in common is an-depth knowledge of the real estate market, which makes them demanding investors looking for high-end constructions, while enjoying a good quality-price ratio.
All in all, his 35 years of experience in real estate and in-depth knowledge of the sector make him one of the most influential players in the region.
BEN SHOEMAKER - Chief Operation Officer (COO) | Board member
Mr. Ben Shoemaker is the COO of The Marsan Real Estate Group, responsible for managing the current operations of the homebuilding, builder services, and land acquisition and development in the United States, as well as implementing the strategic growth plans for those businesses. Mr. Shoemaker has bring over 35 years of management experience related to all aspects of residential building and land acquisition and development. Mr. Shoemaker began his career in real estate development with Royal Palm Homes, a privately held single-family and multifamily development company. During his time with Royal Palm, Mr. Shoemaker oversaw the development of more than 3,000 single and multi-family lots, and managed the construction, marketing, and sales of over 1500 units. Mr. Shoemaker also has extensive experience working in various capacities for several of the largest publicly traded homebuilders. These roles include the Vice President of Land Acquisition of KBHome in Central Florida where he was responsible for acquiring and developing over 1400 lot in 15 new communities over a two year period. He also served as Land Manager for the Central Florida Division of DR Horton and overseeing a land budget of more than $400 million. Most recently, Mr. Shoemaker served as Division President of the Orlando Division of Richmond American Homes, and MDC Holdings company. In this role, he had full responsibility for the rebuilding and growing the Division In addition to his real estate experience, Mr. Shoemaker received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting from the University of Florida, and worked for 2 years as a CPA in the tax department of the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. Mr. Shoemaker also obtained his law degree from the University of Florida, and was in practiced law while working with the firms of Gray Harris and Burr & Forman in Orlando.
FRANK P. ENGEL - Board member
He is well-respected in Florida, where he has been established since 1998. A high caliber financier, he worked many years for the US Department of Defense. At the beginning of the year 2000, he left his employment to start his own financial business and began, at the same time, a career in real estate by the acquisition and resale of land in the Washington D.C area. In 2014 he joined forces with Jean Marsan by becoming a partner of the Marsan Real Estate Group. Since then, Frank Engle is an integral part of all major decisions made within the company with a view to furthering the Group’s development.
ANNA BILLINGSLEY - Senior Vice President (SVP) Finance
She is a top-level strategist in charge of the financial management of the company and real estate development. Born in Montreal, Anna has developed over the course of her many mandates, a unique expertise for managing several projects simultaneously, in a fluctuating market. Anna’s experience includes more than 35 years working for various banks in Canada and the United States.
HELENE BRADLEY - Chief Finance Officier (CFO) | Board member
Ms. Helene Bradley is the group’s Chief Financial Officer and brings over 15 years of accounting, audit and compliance experience to the firm. Ms. Bradley is an active CPA, and began her work the in tax and audit division of Deloitte in Dallas, Texas. At Deloitte, Ms. Bradley worked on various tax, audit and consulting assignments including real estate investments and development. After Deloitte, Ms. Bradley joined E&Y in Florida as a founding member of the SE Regional Real Estate Group. Ms. Bradley was responsible for all facets of accounting and audit including audit and tax compliance for the group and assisted in numerous private offerings, cash flow analyses, financial projections, and syndications, all adhering to GAAP and GAAS standards. After spending 6 six years with the big 4 consulting firms, Ms. Bradley spent 10 years as CFO for a Florida based conglomerate and oversaw the financials, tax and auditing on various company holdings. Ms. Bradley was responsible for all the regulatory, compliance and auditing functioning, reporting directly to the CEO and board. Ms. Bradley holds a Bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Florida.
JAMEEL NABULSI - Senior Advisor | Board member
Mr. Jameel Nabulsi is Strategic Advisor for The Marsan Real Estate Group, assisting with the company’s various growth initiatives both domestically and abroad, Mr. Nabulsi brings over 20 years of real estate experience in various credit, financing, and private equity related roles. Mr. Nabulsi spent15 years with Prudential Global Investment Management in numerous senior executive level roles both in the states and abroad. Such roles included Chief Underwriter of Transactions, and Portfolio Manager for the group’s largest core real estate fund. Mr. Nabulsi has also worked in various roles abroad including acting as CIO of Real Estate for the Duet Group, a London based alternative asset manager with $5.5 billion in AUM. At Duet, Mr. Nabulsi established the real estate division in Dubai, UAE and successfully raised and closed the region’s mezzanine real estate fund. Finally, Mr. Nabulsi was a Principal at Mubadala Pramerica Real Estate Investors (MPREI), a private equity real estate company located in Abu Dhabi, UAE, where he helped form and execute a new joint venture partnership between Mubadala Investment Company and Prudential Financial, based in Abu Dhabi. Mr. Nabulsi holds an MBA from Mercer University and an undergraduate degree in Finance from Georgia State University.
STEPHANIE MARSAN - Senior Vice President (SVP) Communication
She has acquired in-depth business development expertise, in particular as a client account manager. Armed with a degree in Communication and more than four years of experience in various companies, she has acquired a solid reputation in talent acquisition, drawing on her professionalism and discipline to form high-caliber teams. Her work with the recruitment team has furthered the growth and development of the Marsan Real Estate Group. Stephanie is a reliable, multitalented partner with exceptional communication and organizational skills paired with great integrity.
Our Visionary Management Team
The real estate developer is in charge of the entire project, from design to the final touches. He finds the land where to build, contacts the relevant people to obtain the necessary confirmations or permissions for the development of infrastructures, and oversees the work of the engineers, evaluators, planners and architects to bring the project to fruition. He must be a good visionary to invest in one project rather than another, knowing that the land and the site will accrue in value.
Inspired by our clientele, consisting mainly of active people who are thinking of retiring, we are committed to offering the best by building luxury residential complexes in a splendid environment!
BUILDING IN HARMONY
Complementing each other to perfection, these firms are able to carry out large-scale projects. We believe that infrastructure development is a source of strength for the community and for future generations who will settle in the region. We have mastered the art of building in harmony with the most beautiful landscapes of Florida and preserving the beauty of the environment.
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