Frank Grimaldi Sr.

Frank Grimaldi Sr.

Frank Grimaldi is the founder and CEO of Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corp. and a pillar of the Tampa Bay Community. He started Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corp. in 1975. With 40+ years as a commercial broker, he has experience in every aspect of commercial real estate including specializing in:

  • Creative Seller Financing
  • Sales & Leasing
  • Asset Management
  • Multi Million Dollar Transactions
  • Land & Community Development
  • Value Analysis
  • Economic/Urban Development
  • Retail
  • Office
  • Industrial
  • Multi-family

Being in the same market for 40+ years, Frank has a vast network of contacts allowing him access to clients purchasing a variety range of commercial property types and price points. His experience has allowed him to successfully weather numerous turbulent economies and community changes. Frank takes a hands on approach to all projects and this philosophy has kept his company successfully growing and has empowered him to be one of the most trusted names in the Tampa Bay Commercial Real Estate market.

Kari Grimaldi

Kari Grimaldi

Kari Grimaldi is acting Broker/President of Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corp. and commercial real estate expert. Kari has quickly climbed the ranks of who’s who in Tampa Bay Area Commercial Real Estate to become a Top Producer. Learning & joining the family business at an early age, Kari understands the importance of networking and building relationships, and has accumulated 20+ years of experience and in-depth knowledge to execute and navigate commercial real estate transactions for Sellers, Buyers, and Landlords/Tenants from inception to closing. Kari has an extensive resume with some of the highlights listed below:

  • Member of NAR, FAR, and FGCAR- Association of Realtors
  • REIC Member- Real Estate Investment Council
  • CCIM Candidate- Certified Commercial Investment Member
  • ICSC Member- International Council of Shopping Centers

Areas of Expertise:

  • Office and Build to Suit Sales & Leasing
  • Medical Office Sales & Leasing
  • Resale & Leasing of Office Parks
  • Retail Sales & Leasing
  • Industrial Sales & Leasing
  • Multi family Investments
  • Single NNN National Investments
  • Land & Commercial Development
  • Foreign Investors & Investment Specialist
  • Seller Finance and Creative Financing
  • 1031 & Reverse Exchanges
  • Short Sales & Distressed/Bank-owned assets

A consummate professional, Kari is continually educating herself on the latest economic and market trends with continuing education, seminars and networking. As a commercial real estate owner and investor herself, she knows first hand how to guide others through the process, and negotiate and close transactions successfully. Kari has a vast portfolio of closed transactions in all sectors of the commercial market, and is a multi-million dollar sales producer.

A Florida native, Kari earned her Bachelors at University of Florida in Management and Psychology, and a Masters at University of South Florida.

Vincent Garcia

Vincent Garcia

Vincent Garcia is an associate broker who came to us from the City of Tampa Municipality Government after 12 years as a real estate contract specialist and in economic development.

Through his years of working with the city, Vincent gained expert knowledge in: land use, zoning, title research and development. Vincent has also worked closely with banks and facilitates with distressed properties, short sales and foreclosures.

Vincent furthered his education by taking courses in community redevelopment and property appraisal. He also served on the community redevelopment agency for the Drew Park area. Vincent has also taken part in community service including the heart walk and also the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer walk in St. Petersburg.

Vincent prides himself in always being available to his clients and will always go above and beyond in exceeding his clients’ expectations. He specializes in retail and professional office sales, land assemblage and leasing.

A Florida native, Vincent earned his Bachelors in Finance at Ohio State University and a minor in accounting with honors.

Vincent and his wife Vanessa have twin boys and reside in the Tampa Bay area. He enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Talk to Vince about:

  • Investments
  • Development Land
  • Strip Centers
Derek M. Seckinger

Derek M. Seckinger

Derek Seckinger, Sales associate, is a Sales and Marketing Professional with 25 years of experience in sales, as a former business owner, V.P., Sales Trainer, and in related sales and marketing executive titles. Derek is a consummate professional and people person, who is drawn to work that help both people and companies grow. In his diligent work ethic, Derek is a firm believer in being proactive and in making things happen rather than waiting for them to happen. Feeling blessed in life, Derek always has a positive outlook. He is a serial entrepreneur and believes in the American dream, that if you work hard enough, you can accomplish anything.
Experience in the following:

  • Contract negotiations and due diligence
  • Investment & Financial Analysis
  • Warehouse & Industrial Sales & Leasing
  • Retail Sales & Leasing
  • Office Sales & Leasing
  • 1031 Exchanges
  • Land & Commercial Development
  • Property Valuation
  • Land Sales & Development

Tampa native since 1981, Derek attended Buchanan Jr. High, Chamberlain H.S. (track), and graduated from Gaither H.S. (football and track). Clearwater and St. Pete are his backyard and weekend home. He attended several major universities around the country before completing a double major in International Business Management and Business Finance from University of Phoenix.

When Derek is not working, he has many hobbies and sports enthusiast, and will find him at the beach, playing golf, and tennis.

David J. Rosenthal

David J. Rosenthal

David Rosenthal, Sales associate, graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he received a Bachelor's in Finance and a Masters in Accounting. Beginning his career at Ernst & Young, David served as a Big Four Accountant, focusing on client services and analyzing Financial Statements. Before joining Grimaldi Commercial Realty, David worked with many local Real Estate Investment Trusts, learning the financial side of the Real Estate market.

Experience in the following:
  • Retail Sales & Leases
  • Financial Planning
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Dividend Reinvestment Plans & Dividend Payout Ratios
  • Seller and Investor Financing
  • Contract negotiations and due diligence
  • Investment & Financial Analysis
  • Property Valuation>

A Tampa native since 1991, David attended Tampa Preparatory High School in Downtown Tampa where he played Soccer, Basketball, and ran Cross Country.

When he is not working, David enjoys watching sports, working out and playing golf. David is an outgoing individual whose drive and passion are evident in his persistence to provide outstanding service. His business is built on: Dedication, Communication, Determination, & Trust while embodying the ability to cater and adapt to all of his client's Real Estate needs.

Joseph T. Robinson

Joseph T. Robinson

Joseph is a seasoned Commercial Real Estate Manager with over twenty years experience in portfolio management and leasing services for Class “A” office buildings, retail shopping centers, and flex/industrial parks. Servicing key markets such as Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Tampa, Joseph has successfully negotiated over 450 lease deals encompassing 4 million square feet in excess of $1 billion dollars. He provides clients valuable strategic planning through investment analysis, operation analysis and the positioning of properties in the market place in accordance with market trends. Some of Joseph’s institutional leading clients have been:

  • CW Capital
  • First Industrial
  • Prudential
  • Mellon National Bank
  • MetLife
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • TIAA-CREF

Prior to joining Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corp., Joseph served as Senior Portfolio Manager for Invitation Homes, the largest single family home owner with over 40,000 homes situated in all major markets throughout the country. He also held the position of Director of Property Management for Colliers International South Florida. At Colliers, Joseph was directly responsible for servicing 20 clients with 25 properties consisting of 4.5 million square feet of flex/industrial parks, office buildings and retail shopping centers. As a leader in his field, Joseph’s goals for every client is to ensure profitability by generating additional income while keeping operating expenses as low as possible, maximize net operating income and facilitate optimum performance of the portfolio.

Sherman Brod

Sherman Brod

Sherman Brod is the Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corporate Attorney. He is a member of the Florida Bar Association. He has been practicing law for 40 years in the Tampa area. He has been working with Frank Grimaldi and the Grimaldi group for over 20 years. He has a general practice with an emphasis on real estate transactions, contract review and escrow services.

Rebekah Diaz

Rebekah Diaz

Rebekah comes to Grimaldi Commercial Realty Corp. as an Administrative Marketing coordinator with extensive years of experience in various sectors of the commercial real estate industry. Serving Lenders, Servicers, REITs, Investors, and other financial parties seeking asset verification, Rebekah has worked with financial institutions to conduct due diligence, service loans, and to market commercial properties.

Her varied background and strengths lend to a robust understanding of the entire real estate transaction process and provide invaluable care to our client’s property marketing and transaction success.

Affiliations and skills:

  • 5+ years in Commercial Marketing relations
  • Commercial Real Estate Inspection Manager
  • Conducted and executed real estate due diligence reports
  • Certified public notary
  • Microsoft Windows 10, Apple iOSX and Linux Ubuntu Certified

Rebekah, grew up in North Carolina. She enjoys volunteering and spending time with her husband and three children.