Davis Brooks


Jay Alan Real Estate

St. Petersburg Real Estate Office

About Davis Brooks

I'm an experienced real estate investor for 20+ years and a licensed Florida realtor. I put my first rental property in service in 1985 and went full time as an investor in 1998. I never looked back after my 18+ years in telecom management. Most of my real estate clients love the blend of investor and retail experience that I bring. I work with a lot of investors and off-market properties, but I have a significant retail business as well. My investor business includes: - Multifamily - Fix and flip - Buy and hold - VRBO and AirBnB short term rentals - Sandwich leases - Development properties in and beyond Florida My retail business is about 2/3 sellers and 1/3 buyers in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Manatee counties. I am much more than what people think of as a typical real estate agent -- I actually know and understand real estate and I get investor strategies. I have experience with: - IRA deals - 1031 exchanges - Sandwich leases - Assignments - Probate - Short sales - REO - Private lenders - Hard money - Seller financing - Joint venture - Short term rental management - Mentoring new investors and agents - Creative real estate transactions People come to me because they know I have the expertise to help them with an atypical situation, or if they are looking for someone with lots of experience. I also manage long term and short term residential rental units for absentee owners including the: - Advertising - Lease execution - Rent collection and deposit - Make-ready between tenants - Repairs to units I have added training and certification in Resort and Second Properties (RSPS), Seniors (SRES), Short Sales and Foreclosures (SFR), and International Property (CIPS). I also have the Green REsource and At Home with Diversity certifications. I am a member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian RE Professionals (NAGLREP) and the Asian American RE Association (AAREA).