EJ and his family relocated to Saint Petersburg in November 2017. In coming to the Tampa Bay area, he brings with him over 35 years of operating and/or owning restaurants throughout Western Massachusetts and Boulder CO. Having owned an extremely successful 80 year old family business in West Springfield Massachusetts, EJ has been pursued to sit on local committees and study groups, such as the Eastern States Exposition Concessionaires Committee, the Longmeadow Business Study Group and Longmeadow Country Club. He regularly spoke at Springfield College and Western New England University advising their Entrepreneurial programs.
EJ prides himself in his interpersonal skills and attention to detail and applies these attributes to his real estate transactions. Two of his notable characteristics are his honesty and his ability make a person feel comfortable immediately after an introduction. These attributes coupled with his pleasant demeanor reinforce his relationships personally and professionally. He feels that many times in his personal life, he will come across someone that he may be able to work with professionally and conversely, many clients become friends because of the strong relationships that he builds throughout the sales, purchase or lease process.
EJ acquired his Florida Real Estate license in March of 2018, and he started at his position as a Sales Associate with Barkett Realty, a boutique real estate brokerage his cousin and Broker, John started 5 years ago adding to his already successful real estate appraising company. “I feel extremely comfortable and fortunate to be working in the burgeoning city of Saint Petersburg and in a boutique office that my cousin has built”, EJ said. He further adds, “we all work very well together towards success as individuals as well as a team.” During his time at Barkett Realty, EJ has specialized in commercial sales and leasing with his focus on the Edge District and Downtown St. Pete. He has partnered with many landlords and property owners in this area to work on stabilizing their investments and maximizing their benefits from either the sale or purchase of a property. As a Realtor®, EJ feels it is paramount to provide outstanding and focused service to his clients to help them succeed in achieving their real estate goals.