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Have you ever felt your true calling in life? I’m blessed; it’s happened twice for me. When I was just a young man at 18 years old, I realized my first calling: Serving as a Paratrooper in the US Army. Being a Paratrooper can’t last forever, so after my service I landed (safely) in the advertising industry. I enjoyed the experience, but I always wondered if I could find my second calling. Then it happened: Real Estate & Yacht Auctions. I was born for it. The entire process from start to finish thrilled me, culminating in a Buyer being the winning bidder of some of the finest properties and vessels in the world. After just a couple of weeks in the industry, I knew I’d be in high-end auctions forever. Many years later, I now get to work at the helm of an entire team of people who have also found the same true calling in life. We love auctions! And it shows in the way we work together, like a well-oiled machine… and just like my Paratrooper Team back in the Army. No matter how you join our Elite Auctions team, whether it be as a client or a team member, I’m confident you’ll become a fan of how we are innovating the real estate and yacht auction industry.

“No matter how you join our Elite Auctions team, whether it be as a client or a team member, I’m confident you’ll become a fan of how we are innovating the real estate and yacht auction industry.”

Once someone asked me: “So, you are in the high end auction industry? What do you do on a daily basis?”

I laughed on the inside and for a moment wondered if I should tell her of all we do to successfully auction an asset. The travel and meetings, the strategizing and problem solving, the contracts and negotiations, the photos and videos, the casts and crews, the press and social media, the emails and Facetimes, the writing and websites, the long days and little sleep, the full schedule and sore feet, the meals and catering, the paying and pumping gas, the talking and texting, the rallying of local agents or brokers, the new friends and laughter, the anticipation, the hugs and high-fives, the sad farewells… and much more.

It’s exhausting. But I love it. We all do.

So, with a smile I answered her, “I get to see some of the greatest places in the world, experience new exciting adventures, and meet amazing people. And, in the end, I help them win some of the best estates and yachts on the planet. And, when each auction is over, I get to return to my sweet family. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel truly blessed!”

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Meet The Team

If you met us all at a cocktail party, you’d be in for an eventful evening. You could mix with media execs, laugh with PR pros, and argue with our auctioneers. You could engage F-18 pilots, track with a racecar driver, and banter with ballroom dancer! You might even witness juggling, and magic tricks. We are room moms and Boyscout dads, coaches and referees, skydivers, horse-riders, and trainers of chimpanzees. Our strength is in our differences and unique talents. And when we put them all together, we’re the best at auctioning the world’s finest assets! Cheers!

James Gall, Jr.

Licensed Florida real estate broker
& auctioneer for Elite Auctions

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John Marriott

Director of Yacht Division

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Carol Snyder

Business Development

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Kristoffer Stewart

Director of Marketing

Tish Rielly

Director of Luxury Real Estate

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Renee Alossi

Market Director

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James Arnwine

Market Director

Bunny Binda

Vancouver Market Director

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Tom Charron

Market Director

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Alicia Chmielewski

Market Director

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Scott Foerst

Market Director

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Dan Garrigus

Market Director

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Aurelia Isidoro

Market Director

Steve Kandrach

Market Director

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John Keller

Market Director

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Jon Kepple

Market Director

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Brad Lambert

Market Director

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Wayne Lawerence

Market Director

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Andrew Levey

Market Director

Brian Luker

Market Director

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Kim Melanson

Market Director

Darryl Robinson

Market Director

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Melvin Royster

Market Director

Felicia Saraceno

Market Director

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Nicholas Schmidt

Market Director

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David Sleva

Market Director

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Libbie Tenaglia

Market Director

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Ryan Wach

Market Director

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Dan Zitofsky

Market Director

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Melissa Ariza

Project Manager

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Katherine Vancavage

Project Manager

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Scott Haws

Film Producer

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Matt Rollins

Film Producer