I was born in Hopewell, VA, and grew up in Wilmington, DE. I graduated at the University of Alabama in 1991 with a degree in accounting and a minor in finance. After graduation I joined my late father’s construction firm as his CFO.
Our firm, Minker Construction, Inc. became one of the largest construction company in Delaware. We were twice recognized by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 100, fastest growing, privately held, construction companies in the nation. We also built commercial office buildings for our own account. I began planning, leasing, financing and managing those office parks. That’s where my love of real estate began. On a whim, my wife and I visited Naples and fell in love with it. So much so, that we decided to expand our business interests to include Southwest Florida, where we began investing in residential condos, single family homes and commercial properties. To facilitate those transactions, I obtained a broker’s license and began operating as Minker Properties, LLC. That was 20+ years ago.
We also invested in, and now own and manage a Minor League Baseball Team in Wilmington, Delaware, the Wilmington Blue Rocks (www.bluerocks.com).