- Licensed Real Estate Broker – License #BK3147586
- CCIM Candidate
- Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
- Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration- December 1999
Mark Harkins is responsible for the everyday duties of Harkins Commercial, Inc. His expertise is long rooted in finance and sales beginning in 1997 with Prudential Securities. To exceed expectations and to be successful in the complex world of financial services takes qualities such as customer focus, understanding needs, problem solving, follow-up, open communication, and resolve. Possessing these qualities, Mark engineered early and rapid success by working directly with portfolio mangers for mortgage backed securities and was promoted through the ranks of a multi-billion dollar company in 2 years to take over as Director of Marketing for Jackson National Life of Southwest Florida. He then became Regional Vice President of Donahue, Maccia, Ray, LLC before becoming the owner of Retirement Income Assurance, LLC a wholesale financial services firm.
All of these successes translated into an opportunity to return to Orlando to grow and manage Harkins Commercial, Inc. The transition from finance and sales to real estate was an easy one. Mark found that many of the same type of individuals who bought securities would purchase investments in commercial real estate.
Mark has successfully represented property owners and tenants utilizing this same focus and skill sets learned in the financial services industry. This has led to sales and leases of more than $20,000,000 since 2006.
- Current President- Rotary Club of Longwood, FL
- Member- CFCAR,Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors
- Member- Central Florida Chapter, CCIM
- Member- ICSC, International Council of Shopping Centers
Frank Dever joined Harkins Commercial in January 2010. Prior to joining Harkins, Frank served as a founding member and later as Managing Director of the Commercial Investment Group for Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty in Lake Mary, Florida.
A graduate of Boston College, Frank’s accomplishments include a thirty-year career as senior real estate and development officer with three multi-national Fortune 500 companies. He has successfully negotiated numerous complex land and building transactions, short- and long-term commercial leases and has conducted feasibility studies, financial analyses, and market research throughout Florida, the United States and several international markets.
Frank has also published two books that describe his in-depth knowledge of commercial real estate that have been used extensively for the training and education of commercial real estate executives – Understanding Commercial Real Estate: A Recipe for Success and Commercial Real Estate Leases: a Recipe for Tenant Success.
Frank’s business style is client-driven and consultative; his reputation is one of high integrity with a strong commitment to results.
C. William “Bill” Harkins
CEO and Founder
- Florida Class A State Certified General Contractor, #CGCA05468
- Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida, #PE19295
- Licensed Professional Engineer, Colorado, #PE12546
- Licensed Real Estate Broker, Florida, #CQ0196971
Bill Harkins has been part of the Central Florida Land Development industry since 1974. Additionally, as a professional engineer he has been directly involved in the design and construction of concrete and steel structures during his early years following college graduation with a civil engineering degree.
Under his guidance Harkins Development Corporation has emerged as one of Central Florida’s most respected developer, manager, and owner of office and retail buildings within the area. Harkins Commercial, Inc became a “spin off” business required by the additional needs of management, marketing, brokerage services demanded by many of our real estate clients.
The result has become a “one stop” family of businesses highly experienced and capable of providing any size of commercial retail or office client with services ranging from site evaluation to development, construction, interior build-out, and property management.
Harkins’ Companies pride ourselves in our ability to provide “Hands On” services and seamless communication to every client, regardless of their size.
- Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Ohio University
- Organizing Member of Board of Directors, First Seminole Bank
- Organizing Member of Board of Directors, United Heritage Bank
- Member and Past President, Longwood Rotary Club
- Founding Member, Master Custom Builders Council
- Member of the Board of Directors, Home Builders Association of Mid-Florida
- Member, Seminole County/Lake Mary Chamber of Commerce
Matthew W. Harkins
- Certified General Contractor – CGC-1515841
- Expertise in both Commercial and Residential Construction
- Responsible for Corporate Sales and Marketing
- Licensed Real Estate Sales Associate #SL3041431
As President, Matt will focus on continuing the reputation and growth of the company and overseeing all the aspects of the company. To include sales, marketing, construction and client relations.
Matt’s construction experience began in high school where he spent summers as a masonry laborer. After college, he enjoyed successful careers in restaurant and retail sales management, then joined the family business in 2000. He applied his organizational and problems-solving skills to overseeing clients’ selection of outside design consultants, and assisted vice-president Al Vinacke in coordinating subcontractors and suppliers required in “value engineering” efforts during the pricing phase of projects. Eager to learn the building business, he earned positions as project superintendent, project manager, and corporate safety officer.
In 2003, Matt assumed the lead corporate responsibility for sales and marketing. His primary focus is client relationships. Matt strongly believes in active communication and interaction with clients to insure their understanding of all project phases. Once a bond of trust is built, clients feel free to pursue their own businesses without undue concern about their projects. Matt’s insistence on making the client part of the construction team have not only resulted in repeat customers, but since his assumption as head of business development, Harkins Development Corporation’s revenue has increased from six million dollars to thirty million dollars in three years.
CEO and Founder
Fred joined Harkins Development Corporation in 2004 following a seven year career in staffing sales and sales recruiting. His proven track record of exceeding client expectations combined with his Masters Degree in Corporate Communications and Technology serve him well in effectively working within the complex business world of commercial real estate. Fred takes particular pride in individualizing service to clients, and endeavors to make their business experience with our firm highly satisfactory.
Fred’s well rounded experience includes the sales of $ 24,000,000.00 of commercial mixed use products, government relations, permit expediently, as well as Project Supervision. His efforts are focused on clients, with his main responsibility being support in both their financial and business arenas. Fred’s additional responsibilities include meeting with local municipalities to expedite permitting and zoning issues that arise on projects along with liaison between our office and architects, engineers and designers to ensure client milestones are met to keep projects on schedule.
A Florida licensed real estate agent, Fred’s license is with Harkins Commercial, Inc. Fred will assist both Harkins Commercial, Inc. and Harkins Development Corporation with land acquisitions, sales and leasing.