Tyler is a fourth generation real estate entrepreneur; and, prior to starting Prime Realty, was a top producer working for a global commercial real estate firm. He has consulted real estate owners and users from a wide range of industries and built a reputation for finding the best real estate solutions through creative deal structures and a project approach to each assignment.
Matthew is the power behind the retail sales engine for Prime Realty. Matthew specializes in 3rd party leasing and marketing for retail shopping centers and urban mixed-use developments. Matthew also handles real estate site selection for both regional and national tenants looking in the Northeast Florida and Georgia markets. Prior to joining the team, he was Program Manager of Marketing Experiments – the first internet based research lab conducted experiments in optimizing marketing and sales processes with companies like Royal Bank of Canada, Reuters, New York Times, and Schlumberger.
Neil Hemenway joined Prime Realty in 2010 as a Sales Associate, specializing in multifamily property in Northeast Florida. In 2013, Neil was promoted to Vice President of Multifamily Brokerage. Neil has brokered over $22,000,000 in real estate transactions, with clients ranging from local buyers to investment groups, banks, and international investors. He brings a unique perspective to the table, having worked in the multifamily industry in multiple roles, including brokerage, property management, and multifamily ownership.
Austin joins Prime Realty’s Retail Property Brokerage team as a Sales Associate. He grew up in Jacksonville, FL and later moved to South Carolina where he attended both high school and college. He would go on to graduate from University of South Carolina with a Business Administration degree. He spent most of his post college career in management positions in both the culinary and logistics industry. He brings his customer service and account management skills with him as he enters commercial real estate brokerage. After years of interest in the real estate industry, Austin started his career in residential sales. He quickly became a top listing and sales agent. Austin decided to broaden his knowledge and pursue a career in commercial real estate. He joined the Prime Realty team in February 2015 as a Sales Associate in the retail division.
Eric joins Prime Realty’s Retail Property team as a Sales Associate. He grew up in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, and attended college at Florida State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Eric brings a passion for determining and understanding goals, developing and communicating an effective game plan, then taking the necessary steps to achieve those goals. He plans on using his ability to converse in Mandarin Chinese to help serve international clients.
Karen Hong has lived in Jacksonville, FL since her move from New York in 2001. She is a highly driven retail sales broker for the Jacksonville-based, Prime Realty. She specializes in third-party leasing for retail and site selection for regional and national tenants pursuing the Orlando, Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville markets. Karen Hong has worked with Top National Tenants such as: Bento Café, Bojangles, and Boost Mobile. She also focuses on commercial retail investment sales within those markets.
Kayla Deguzman was born in Jacksonville, FL and started her career with Prime Realty in 2016. As Director of Marketing, Kayla is responsible for strategic planning, qualitative and quantitative research, creative development, graphic design, media planning, public relations and commercial photography. Kayla has a deep familiarity and an extensive knowledge of a variety of property types. She maintains active communication with team leaders and employees as necessary. Kayla has Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects while working independently. Kayla is dedicated to adding value to her team and is passionate about helping her team succeed through being a creative and resourceful member.
Lizz joined Prime Realty as Property Manager for Office, Industrial, and Retail properties. With more than 20 years of solid experience in facility/property management, construction, operations and design, Lizz is well equipped to provide exceptional service to a varied portfolio of properties. Having directed several major corporate build-outs, she has the ability to execute large projects while working with many people in a regional headquarter space. Lizz became known as “Team Mentor” for her passion to develop and lead people and teams.
Vaughn joins Prime Realty as a Sales Associate, coming from the St. Augustine market where he was in Commercial Real Estate for the past two years. Vaughn has financial analysis strengths and has spent five years in the banking industry as a commercial loan officer.
He brokered over $5 Million in real estate transactions in 2017.
Whitney joined the Prime Realty Team in 2014. She serves as the Executive Assistant to Matthew Clark. Graduating from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor’s degree, Whitney taught school before transitioning into the fast pace of Commercial Real Estate. Whitney and her family love our city. As a mother of two little boys, she is an advocate for children and children’s charities and giving back to the community where she was born and raised. She loves to see the transition of our community as Prime Realty brings new business enterprise to our city and finding the perfect location for those expanding businesses. Her high energy and attention to detail have made her a valuable asset to the Prime Realty Team.
Conrad joins Prime Realty’s brokerage team as an Associate Director. He grew up in New Jersey and later moved to Baltimore, MD. Spending most of his post-college career in the education field and the hospitality industry, he brings with him his passion for people and places alongside his customer service skills.
Experience in several industries affords him a greater perspective of different professions and an understanding of the variety of needs for diverse businesses. After years of interest in the real estate industry and a desire to relocate to warmer weather, Conrad moved to Jacksonville to pursue a career in commercial real estate with Prime.
Lindsey has joined Prime Realty as an Office Assistant. Having lived in Jacksonville her entire life, Lindsey is a big enthusiast when it comes to helping our community grow. She graduated from Stanton College Prep and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology at the University of North Florida. Her previous office administration experience and willingness to help others be successful makes her a valuable asset to the Prime Realty team.
Kim joined Prime Realty in 2017. Kim serves as a Property Manager and has been in the Multi-Family Property Management industry since 2002. Prior to joining Prime Realty, her gained experience, knowledge and customer services skills were derived from working at Publix, teaching, and working for Real Estate Investment Trust companies, such as Equity Residential, Madison Apartment Group, Blue Rock Premier/Partners, and Fairfield Residential. She has lived in the area most of her life and continues to watch Jacksonville expand and prosper.
Melissa Cain has a diverse background in both real estate and law. Originally from California, she worked as a licensed real estate broker in Los Angeles and Orange County, where she grew up. She is passionate about helping others find or sell properties, and has developed an extensive base of knowledge regarding all property types. Melissa holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, and a Juris Doctor from UNLV. Aside from being licensed to practice law in multiple states, Melissa has a strong passion for commercial real estate. She truly enjoys working with investors, owners, and business executives interested in relocating or expanding their operations in the greater Jacksonville area.
Aaron joins Prime Realty’s Property Brokerage team as an Associate Director. Having worked in real estate in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Aaron is a polished professional who is always eager to help. Aside from being well versed in real estate, he also notably earned the rank of eagle scout as a youth, enlisted in the military soon after high school graduation, and later earned a bachelors degree in business administration. He now resides locally with his wife and two children. Aaron has a passion for commercial real estate and enjoys helping investors, building owners, and business executives expand or relocate their operations in the greater Jacksonville area.