Combined 35 Years Real Estate Experience
Unsurpassed International Exposure Through Exclusive Christie's International Real Estate Affiliation
Opportunity To Engage A Worldwide Audience Of High Net Worth Homebuyers Outside Your Local Sphere
Experienced In Commercial Real Estate Sales (Apartment/Condo Complexes, Vacant Land and Mobile Home Parks)
Certification in Professional Military Relocation between Florida and Hawaii
is part of the Florida-Hawaii team of Christie's International Real Estate/Coastal Properties, Florida. He also holds an attorney license in the State of Florida. Gary is a business and real estate litigation attorney in the Tampa Bay area, and has been practicing in Florida since 1987. He is a shareholder with the firm of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., which has offices throughout Florida, in New York and New Jersey, and internationally. Gary is rated “AV” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory – its highest professional rating – based upon the endorsement of his colleagues in the areas of professional conduct, ethics and ability.
Gary has extensive experience in complex commercial litigation including real property disputes, contract litigation, probate and trust litigation, land use litigation, mortgage foreclosure litigation, injunction actions, personal injury litigation, professional malpractice and negligence claims, bankruptcy, franchisor/franchisee litigation, and banking litigation and regulatory matters, as well as contract and lease drafting, and general corporate and business representation.
Gary Schaaf also has extensive experience as a Certified Circuit and Federal Court Mediator and training in arbitration by the Florida Bar. His clients have included national, state and local financial institutions, multi-national corporations, governments, businesses, health care professionals and individuals.
is a Licensed Real Estate Agent with Christie's International Real Estate in Florida (Coastal Properties) and Hawaii (Hawaii Life). She and her team specializes in Commercial real estate with many national and international corporate clients, as well as many first time and seasoned property investors. She has closed on Apartment Complexes, Mobile Home Parks, Luxury Homes and Condominiums and Single Family Residences. Additionally she specializes in Military relocation and is a Certified Military Relocation Professional by the National Board of Realtors, between Florida and Hawaii.
Born in the Philippines, she grew up in the Tampa Bay area and has been travelling to her second home, Honolulu, Hawaii, for the past 25+ years. She has built an extensive professional network amongst her peers.
Additionally, Jo is the Founder and Director of Bacchus For Charity. Her motto has always to give back to her communities. Bacchus is a foundation designed to support children and children's charities involved in sports and education, through events, volunteerism, and community celebrations. Her service to the charity is 100% volunteer. A portion of all commissions will be donated to Charity to assist in their efforts to help disadvantaged children and their families.
With her ties to Florida and Hawaii through charity and as a former real estate paralegal and loan specialist, she has more than just the typical knowledge gained through the real estate sales experience.
People say the nicest things…
“ Gary and Jo are an amazing power couple. Very smart at work and at play. Honored to be doing business with and calling them friends.”
Meredith & John T.
“ Gary and Jo are the nicest, most ethical and intelligent couple I have ever have had the pleasure to meet. ”
“Gary and Jo have great chemistry and energy. Being with them in Hawaii...they really know the islands! Their knowledge in real estate combined are a force to be reckoned with.”
"I have known Gary and Jo for many years. They know their stuff. A powerful team of knowledge, expertise and charisma. It's why I go through them for all my real estate needs"
"You want professional, experienced and trustworthy? You have it in Gary and Jo. Great couple to work with. One stop shop here. No need to look any further."