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BROKER

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Meet the Team Below!

Tessa Kenney

Residential Sales Background

Tessa Kenney has been a leading real estate expert, opening her first brokerage in Madison, WI in 2013. Her market knowledge, ability to seamlessly tackle competing priorities and her tenacious drive have maintained success for her clients. Countless repeat business from former clients is an indisputable method of determining the level of professionalism and expertise you will receive when working with Tessa, or any of her agents. Taking the "boutique" approach has proven to be market-changing. Clients are already experiencing the level of support and care necessary for their real estate and development needs.

 

Commercial Sales Background

Tessa maintains a strong background in commercial land acquisition, development and entitlement planning, multi-family & senior housing development & sales, hotel evaluation & sales, retail sales & leasing, and industrial/mftg. sales & development. Not limited to, but including, transaction support, site evaluation, and municipal & county planning. * Through her investment sales, Tessa has been called to utilize her expertise for projects including analysis & data research for a valid objective approach, front-to-end design phases, development strategizing to include planning, rezoning, entitlements, and municipal communication.

Excelling in existing building evaluation and portfolio management, Tessa often provides further analysis of statistics & data for long-term phase projects. Previous clients included Freska Mediterranean Grill, Weldcorp Mftg., Madison, Middleton, Marshall & Deforest WI municipalities representation, Diane Hendricks & CCL 200 multi-phased, mixed-use community development... to name a few.

If you are in the real estate game, whether it is flipping residential properties, converting commercial space, or anything else at scale .... you need a strong broker on your side. Luxe Florida Group is a fully licensed brokerage in the state of Florida and can create a custom structure that gives you the speed and flexibility you need for real estate.

Contact us today for a Free Consult to see how Luxe can transform your real estate pipeline.
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Realtor

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Mario Guevara

BIO

Mario joined Luxe Florida Group as a Lead Realtor in March 2024. He serves as a consultant to HOA Association's Board of Directors and is responsible for onsite business office service and community operations. -

Mario manages the performance of contracts, vendors, or other service providers and delivers competitive recommendations to prospective Buyers or Sellers to ensure service levels and results consistently meet or exceed expectations. He acts as a service champion and liaison in coordinating solutions to Buyer and Seller concerns, consistently bringing great credit to the firm.

 

Mario is a seasoned professional with a diverse background spanning multiple industries. As a Superintendent and Project Manager, Mario excelled in providing strong customer service to residents while efficiently managing project operations. With a sharp eye for detail and a knack for problem-solving, he ensured properties were maintained to the highest standards, coordinating with vendors and overseeing all aspects of business operations.

 

Before his current role, Mario held positions as a Community Association Manager, where he managed portfolio communities, provided fiscal management, and facilitated effective communication between board members and homeowners. His dedication to excellence is evident in his successful management of over $2.7 million in combined community assets and his commitment to ongoing education and certification in the field.

 

Mario's professional journey also includes experience as an Acquisition Specialist, where he demonstrated his negotiation skills and ability to build rapport with clients to secure properties below market value. With certifications in Community Association Management and a background in real estate, Mario brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every role he undertakes.

 

Mario's diverse background and fortitude provide him with the knowledge and skills to help you with any of your real-estate needs.

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Realtor

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Kristin Eisenstein

BIO

Kristin Eisenstein has worked in senior living since 2018 following nearly a decade as the Executive Accountant for a luxury golf club and resort management company. A resident of Clay County, and a first coast resident since 1989, her family’s personal experiences with her grandmother’s Alzheimer’s prompted a change in direction to senior care. In 2018, she became a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner and worked in various areas of senior care before becoming an administrator.  Her empathy, honesty, and compassion for families struggling to find care for their loved creates special bonds with those she helps. It’s not unusual for Kristin to stay in touch with those for whom she’s helped above and beyond the facility.  In 2024 she sought her real estate license to continue to help the seniors and families she meets.  Active in the community in which she lives, Kristin is a member of the Clay County Senior Advocacy Committee and the Westside Senior Enrichment Council.  She has two grown sons and lives with her 5 cats and dog, Tux.  In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, woodworking, home improvements, and is a stained-glass artist.

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Realtor

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Josue Fernandez Rodriguez

BIO

Josue Fernandez is a 30 Navy Veteran with a family of 5
kids ranging in ages from 3-24. He has a Bachelor in
Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University and over 30 years of experience
in construction and electrical/electronics. He recently
completed the state requirements for his Florida Real
Estate Sales Associate and started working with Luxe
Florida Group in 2024. Josue is super motivated in this
new chapter of his life and sees Real Estate as an
opportunity to give back to the Navy by helping military
personnel achieve home ownership while they are still
serving our country. Josue is bilingual in both English and Spanish.

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Business Development Manager

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Nick Gardella

BIO

Nick Gardella has 25 years of experience as an electrician and general contractor.  Nick moved from Kentucky to Fleming Island with his wife and six kids in 2021.  Nick has been a partner and manager for multiple entities that have completed dozens of long-term rentals and fix/flips.  He is excited to combine his knowledge and expertise in construction with the real estate industry.  

As Development Manager, Nick provided vital insight on property research, land use and overall project management. His ability to foresee future growth throughout Northeast Florida proves an asset for developments, across every industry. 

What is the difference between a broker and an agent?

Working with a real estate broker provides a number of benefits over working with just a real estate agent. One of the biggest benefits is the simple fact that brokers have more experience and knowledge in the industry. This includes a deep understanding of the real estate market, local laws, and regulations and restrictions. This knowledge can be invaluable when navigating a property sale and can help you get the best deal possible.

 

Another benefit of working with a broker is access to more resources and a wider network of contacts. Brokers are able to leverage these resources to market your property more effectively, find the right buyer, seller or investor, and negotiate the best terms. Brokers also have more experience in handling complex transactions, such as multi-property deals or those involving unique properties.

 

Brokers have a legal obligation to act in their client's best interests. This means they must disclose any material facts about a property to you, negotiate the best price and terms for you as a client, and keep client information confidential. This level of professional responsibility can provide peace of mind for both buyers and sellers and help to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

 

Finally, working with a broker can save you time and effort. Brokers handle many of the administrative tasks associated with buying or selling a property, such as preparing contracts, scheduling inspections, and managing the closing process. This can free up your time to focus on other important matters, such as finding your next property or preparing for the close, without the headache of what feels like endless deadlines, steps and contingencies.

 

In conclusion, while real estate agents can be helpful in the buying or selling process, working with a broker offers a higher level of expertise, resources, legal protection, and support. This can ultimately lead to a more successful transaction and a better overall experience.

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