Art remembers his first experience in real estate, at the approximate age of four, “working” with his dad, on a home conversion project, handing him the 16 penny nails then watching them disappear into the wood structure after a few masterful strikes of his hand-held hammer.
Shortly after New York City was headed for financial distress, October 1975, Art became a furloughed member of New York City’s Finest. He and his wife Diane moved to Massachusetts. Life suddenly became very busy when they decided to raise a family; invest in real estate properties; commence startup of a construction company and real estate business. He found struggles, learning experiences and successes in these ventures.
Thereafter, he owned and operated a successful recycling and beverage retail store. With his innovations and system modifications, the recycling business became one of the largest, cleanest and very profitable of its kind.
Next, He founded a niche business which is referred to as Business Brokerage: Business Brokerage is partly the sale of the goodwill, trademarks, trade names, inventory and cash flow (collectively known as business assets) associated with a business. He incorporated his firm and joined a franchise. The franchisor was expanding rapidly, and the opportunity arose to buy into the firm and become a partner. The firm continued to expand by selling and opening new franchises across the USA and eventually internationally becoming the largest business brokerage franchise in the world.
Then at the age of 50, he decided to expand his talents into the world of golf. With two years of professional lessons from a former PGA professional and armed with countless hours of perfect practice, many rounds in tournament play was decided, by the game, he continued to play and enjoy golf in good standing as an amateur.
After the realization that I would never excel in semi-retirement or golf, his focus returned to business. Art’s thoughts turned towards real estate, remembering the simple fun and lovely experiences as a mentee working along the side of his father and learning through his genius of guidance. Moving forward, because he loves working with people and appreciates the values of what real estate offers to all of us, he decided to help consumers find their dream home as a full-time real estate professional.
It was not long after opening DePaul Brokerage that real estate was changing or should change into what the consumers were silently demanding. Over the next decade, he continued to practice as a real estate broker and naturally recognizing, analyzing and making modifications to create a new real estate model.
Now — He brings his talents, experience, and passion to Ancilla Realty confidently, to produce nothing short of masterful results, while volunteering as a Board Member with REI THUNDER!