Anchor Realty of St. George Island, Inc.
Olivier Monod– CCIM/Broker
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 899-7999
Email Address – olivier@AnchorFL.com
Olivier Monod first visited the “Forgotten Coast” in 1981 and relocated permanently in 1988, joining Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. as a real estate sales associate. He became Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co.’s broker and president in June 1990, overseeing three real estate associates and one employee in the single original office on St. George Island.
Through Olivier’s vision and under his leadership, Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. did grow to multiple offices, located along 85 miles of the “Forgotten Coast” and north to Tallahassee. With up to 80 real estate associates at the peak of the real estate boom, Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. posted sales of $235,932,037 in 2004.
During the same years, Olivier oversaw the development of Anchor Vacation Properties, Inc.; a company that managed and rented over 400 beach houses. The Gulf County Division was sold in 2005 to Pristine Properties, Inc., and the Franklin County Division was sold in 2006 to an unrelated entity, named Anchor Vacations LLC (this last entity ended up filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2008).
In 2001, Olivier earned his designation as Commercial Real Estate specialist: CCIM (see ccim.com) – a testimony to his experience, track-record and knowledge in the field of commercial real estate.
The drastic downturn in the Forgotten Coast real estate sales did force Anchor Realty & Mortgage Co. to downsize, going from eleven to three offices. Many Realtors had to find other jobs and eventually left the profession. Olivier was left with a small core of experienced veterans, whose loyalty to his leadership was only matched by their in-depth understanding of the market.
In 2010, it became obvious that a new business concept was needed. Real estate, like the rest of the world, had changed. In the 1980s, when Olivier started in the profession, sales contracts were just a few words jotted on a letter-size page; they have morphed with time to twelve legal size pages! When Olivier started, there was no Multiple Listing Service on the island; now, the listing inventory is available online for everyone to see. The number and size of offices is no longer a determining factor, but rather the ability to provide quick and professional service in the medium chosen by clients: internet, email, telephone or in-person. “Brick-and-mortar” actually weighs the company’s expenses with no direct benefits to the public or the company. Outdated business models are still very present in the market place, but the new reality brought about a fresh mode of thinking as the broker of Anchor Realty of St. George Island, Inc.: only one “traditional” office on St. George Island provides conference and meeting facilities… The rest is done online. Clients are met where convenient to them: at the house they want to list, or at the house they want to buy!
Olivier’s core business is now on St. George Island and Apalachicola.
Olivier and his team have developed or sold many planned communities, including Gramercy Plantation, a 400-acre, low density, private community, with retail and residential areas in a high-end low density planned neighborhood. Gramercy Plantation was executed carefully to preserve the character and spirit of the area through dedicating substantial acreage to conservation and common grounds. The 110 home sites are scattered on minimum one-acre sites throughout the development.
Olivier, who grew up in Paris, first visited the U.S. in 1975 on a high school graduation trip; he fell in love with our country after touring from New York to San Francisco in a Greyhound bus. He subsequently moved to Florida and became a U.S. citizen in the 1990s.
A community leader, Olivier shows a keen interest in education and culture for our children through sponsorship of the ABC school, and classical music programs for high-schoolers. Olivier and his family make their home in historic Apalachicola, in the Forgotten Coast.
Last, his fluency in French and German, in addition to English have helped many new buyers to our area…
Jamie Crum – MBA
Cell Phone/Text Message (850) 370-0835
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Jamie has closed over $40 million dollars in Real Estate Transactions since becoming a Realtor. With an extensive background in business and finance, Jamie can help you as a client feel at ease with the complexities of buying beach, residential or commercial properties. Before his Real Estate Career, Jamie held positions in banking, finance, accounting and management. Jamie earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from Florida State University and has held positions in the Franklin/Gulf Counties Realtor Association as President, Vice President, Past President, and Treasurer and is currently serving a term as a Director. Our unique area is referred to as the “Forgotten Coast” because of the area’s unspoiled beauty, rich history, low-density development, and prices well below that of other Florida vacation destinations! The unique combination of physical beauty and sustainable land use, make Florida’s Forgotten Coast a great place to live or visit. Let Jamie assist you with the purchase of your very own Beach Home, Second Home, Residential, Commercial, REO, Foreclosure, Condo, Townhome, Vacant Land or Investment Property. Jamie has lived along the “Forgotten Coast” his entire life and loves, and greatly appreciates this beautiful area. Mindful of our natural blessings, Jamie has supported local government in adoption of ordinances and master plans that ensure the area’s natural unspoiled landscape to remain the way it is without the blight of high-rise construction or other high density land use.
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 875-1978
Email Address – NHalim3@ymail.com
Najat has been active in real estate for several years. She specializes in the Quincy/Tallahassee markets, where she owns several convenience stores. She was a student at FSU from 1999 to 2003, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Multinational Business Operations. She if fluent in English and Arabic.
Paul E. Hawker
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 528-1924
Email Address paulh@AnchorFL.com
As the Senior Associate at Anchor in Carrabelle, Paul is the Top Producer in listings and sales and has 34 years of experience in the field of real estate. Paul is constantly keeping an eye on market trends and researches the market continuously for the best investment for his clients. Paul has lived in the Carrabelle area for over five years. His wife, Mary is native to this area and has been a successful real estate investor for over seven years.
Mary Kelly* – Accounting
Email Address maryk@AnchorFL.com
Mary joined Anchor November 2003. She has worked in accounting since the mid 80’s. Mary extensively traveled with husband, Ron for 19 years, living in England, Texas, North Carolina prior to retiring to Florida in 2001. She is originally from Illinois, but prefers the beautiful weather in the Panhandle. We are very happy to include her in our Anchor Family.
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 227-8171
Email Address suzyk@AnchorFL.com
Suzy began working in Real Estate in South Florida in 2005. Her background in Customer Relations goes back to 1985 when she started working in the Customer Service industry. She has held various positions in the Airlines (Pan Am, Canadian Airlines), Travel Agencies, Hotels (Marriott, Sonesta), Vacation Rentals and Real Estate industries.
Suzy moved to Port St Joe with her husband in 2006 and they have been blessed with 2 daughters and have made Port St. Joe their home. She has traveled extensively throughout her life and has had the opportunity to learn different languages (English, Dutch, Spanish, Papiamento). In her spare time she is involved in teaching dance part-time at the Emerald Dance Academy where her daughters also attend.
Suzy has worked in Vacation Rentals locally for the past 8 years and has extensive knowledge of the type of home that would be a successful rental home. A combination of part-time real estate and full-time vacation rentals is what she did for the past 8 years and Suzy has recently made the move to full-time real estate and has no regrets!
Give Suzy a call at (850) 227-8171 and it will be her pleasure to assist you in acquiring your dream home or lot to build your dream home on.
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 323-0821
Email Address thomas@AnchorFL.com
Thomas is a native of the Forgotten Coast. He began his career working with Anchor Realty in their rental department at the Cape San Blas office in 1992; and then at the St. George Island office. Thomas left the area to join the military and has recently retired after 25 years of honorable military service. Upon retirement and seeking the next chapter for his life, he returned home to where his heart and family are.
He has always had a deep passion for being on or near the water. Thomas loves to spend his free time enjoying the Gulf (of Mexico) and Bay (of Apalachicola) on his boat with family and friends… and he may even share some good fishing spots!
Having grown up in Apalachicola, he brings a vast knowledge of the area and attractions of Franklin County. He is devoted to finding your perfect property and is committed to assisting you in every detail of the transaction. Having the military instill in him to be detail oriented, he will be an agent that will always work hard for you, understanding your needs, and will form a lasting relationship long after the sale is complete.
Whether you are looking to buy or sell, he would be honored to have the opportunity to work for you.
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 370-0396
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Zenghai “Zen” Yang
Cell Phone/Text Message – (850) 345-1907
Email Address –email@example.com
Zen was born and grew up in Beijing. He moved to Florida twenty-five years ago. Zen’s core market is Tallahassee, but he occasionally works the Forgotten Coast with clients speaking Chinese only. His fluency in Mandarin Chinese has been of great help to our company; it has contributed to many sales that would not have otherwise taken place…
Anchor Vacation Properties Real Estate Referrals, Inc.
(*) Not a holder of a Florida real estate license