John Martini's blend of commercial and residential real estate experience is complemented by significant business building expertise. His unique background informs a professional perspective that allows him to help clients navigate real estate transactions and the business implications of those deals. His real estate roots date to the 1980s in Dallas where he worked summers as a surveyor's assistant for a civil engineering company. He earned a bachelor's degree in business with a major in real estate from the University of Houston and began his career selling shopping centers, triple-net-sale leasebacks, and 1031 exchanges. Always a student of the trade, John's formal education was later enhanced with a graduate degree in real estate from the University of Texas at Arlington. In the early 1990s, John accepted the position of president for a janitorial services company and subsequently grew the business to more than 1,100 employees serving 14 states. By the time he exited the business in 2007, the firm had experienced tenfold topline revenue growth. John then partnered with one of North America's largest childcare companies and led M&A efforts resulting in acquisitions throughout Canada valued at more than $60 million. Upon the successful conclusion of this project, John turned his business interests to the healthcare industry, forming a partnership that acquired and managed a home health, therapy, and hospice organization. John continues to offer business consulting to health care companies upon request, but today he is focused on building a successful real estate team with Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. He is well suited for the task given his extensive background in client relations, business development, and management. John is a member of the World Presidents' Organization (WPO) and has served as a board member for both (WPO) and the North Texas Chapter of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). He also serves on the board of directors for Dashfly Technologies, a global mapping software firm. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Texas and enjoys boating, motorcycling, bicycling, and traveling the world.