About Us

WE KNOW THE AUTOMOTIVE SPACE
“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”
- Henry Ford

Having a great team at your disposal to insure that your business is heading in the right direction is paramount in any business purchase or sale. It can be the difference between success and failure, and may be the most important move your business has ever made.

This is why the experts we bring in to advise and guide you through this important process are the very best and most knowledgeable in the automotive real estate business. We’ve been doing this for years, and our expertise in the automotive real estate space is what makes us the clear choice for your business.

Scott Krause

President/CEO


Scott was born in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, and began his career in the Automotive Industry in 1989 in New Port Richey, Florida. 18-years later, Scott relocated his family to Atlanta to join BASF Corporation as a Senior Sales Representative.

 

Scott’s extensive experience includes Auto Body painter, Collision Center owner, Auto Paint & Supply Store owner. Scott’s in-depth knowledge of the Automotive Industry and his entrepreneurial spirit enables him to launch, lead, and grow several automotive-serving entities. Scott is a licensed business broker and real estate agent in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. 

 

Scott’s passion for the automotive industry is evident in his client feedback and industry achievement. He believes that respect, honesty, integrity, and tenacity are integral to success. He is committed to his clients throughout the business process. His role is to personally and exclusively assist buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in the sales and leasing of automotive businesses, franchises, and automotive-related commercial property. Scott has chosen key personnel to assist him in the development and growth of AutoBizBrokers in an effort to help his clients succeed.


Scott resides in Cherokee County, Georgia with his Beautiful Wife, Sandra. During his spare time (whatever that means) he enjoys playing electric and acoustic bass, travel and spending time with his family.

 

Tom Kell, PhD

Financial Advisor, Partner


Tom has 36 years of experience in his field, during which he has become an expert in general management, sales, marketing, and investments. On a daily basis he is responsible for coaching executives, reviewing business profiles, organizing seminars, group training programs, consulting and counseling. He has owned and managed several service based businesses including financial services, real estate development, hospitality & entertainment industries.


Tom served as President and Chairman of two Wisconsin community banks, a mortgage company, an insurance agency, and managed investment portfolios. He and his family have also owned three restaurants, a movie theatre and a gift shop. Prior to these ventures, Tom held several high-level management positions with Commercial Credit, Litton Industries, GE Medical Systems, Walter Heller, PBCC and ITT Financial. Credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree from Mellen University and completing a graduate degree in banking at the University of Wisconsin Graduate School.


Tom earned his PhD at Hamilton University in Finance. In July of 2008, Tom was inducted into Cambridge Who’s Who Executive, Professional and Entrepreneurial Registry. Tom lives in Cherokee County with his wife Chris, who is also his partner in their professional coaching firm.

Judith Creamer

Qualifying Broker, Partner


Jude began her real estate career in 1999 and earned her Broker designation in 2005.   Her real estate practice has included residential real estate sales as well as commercial sales and leasing.  


Jude graduated with a B.S. from Michigan State University and in her 30 year career since college has served in a variety of marketing positions creating programs for intangibles and service oriented businesses, most notably in the Exposition Industry prior to joining AutoBizBrokers, LLC and Automotive Property Group, LLC.  


Jude and her husband Greg, reside with their beagle Rex in Alpharetta and her interests include dancing, boating, reading & travel.

David Warren

Certified General Commercial Appraiser


David has been in the Atlanta real estate market for the past eleven years as both a licensed appraiser and real estate agent. David graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a degree in Criminal Justice.


David currently holds both a Georgia State Certified General Commercial Real Property Appraiser and real estate agent License. Prior to getting involved in the real estate market, David worked for five years in corporate sales and marketing. David enjoys time with his two daughters, boating, cooking, and water sports.  

Alex Krause

CRE Research Analyst


Alex began working at AutoBizBrokers while in High School.  He has helped create many of the processes that we use today.  Alex became a full-time Sales Broker in 2019 and is quietly building his book of business with tenacity and excellent service to our clients.    

 

Listing Review and Advertising: Prior to becoming a Sales Broker, Alex supervised all new listing advertising on over 160 local and national websites. He has a keen understanding of what makes our listings “stand out” from the herd. All of our client's listings are re-submitted weekly in order to keep them at the top of the listing pages and gain more traffic, on behalf of our clients. Alex edited listing photos, all listing content and created listing videos.  He then blasted them all over the internet and updates them regularly.   

 

Commercial Real Estate Research Analyst: Again, Prior to becoming a Sales Broker, Alex was our lead commercial property research analyst. He searched and analyzed all commercial real estate data on existing and potential markets based on requests of our clients.  The research includes all property data, performing market-driven CMA’s (Comparative Market Analysis), locating business and property owners, and much more.

 

Alex is extremely dedicated, reliable, and efficient. Alex lives in Acworth with his lovely wife Savannah and their dog Copper. 

Austin Krause

Vice President

 

Austin developed and currently manages our internal CRM; which includes creating and implementing automated communication systems with clients and customers, and providing a database of properties, organizations, and people for our Agents. Austin is in charge of on-boarding all employees and manages teams on a micro and macro level. Austin created and manages our procedures and processes in all aspects of the company. Austin is in charge of training all employees and has led outreach and marketing programs and procedures.

 

Among his duties, Austin performs commercial property research and assists in building and updating our massive proprietary database. If in need of technical assistance, he is the person to go to due to his solution-oriented work style and take-charge attitude. In addition, Austin is the go-to when deciding which software or procedure we need to fill any gaps within the company.

 

Austin enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, and his two children, Oliver and Valerie. He is an avid movie buff and television series enthusiast. Through his personal determination and love of a challenge, he has become a crucial part of the team.

Justin Brasch

Financial Analyst


Justin graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2005. He began his career doing tax work for corporations and high net worth individuals at a public accounting firm in Atlanta and later moved into credit underwriting in the banking industry.


Justin brings over 10 years of financial analysis experience and serves as the firm's financial research and business valuation expert. 


Justin lives in Kennesaw with his wife who is a pediatric nurse and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. 

Sandra Krause

Bookkeeper

 

Sandra has over 20 years of experience in the Automotive Industry as a bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant. Sandra presently manages all bookkeeping activities, including accounts payable and accounts receivable. Sandra’s dedication and wisdom, are integral parts of the success of the company. 

 

Sandra lives in Cherokee County Georgia with her Awesome husband Scott. She enjoys reading, cooking, working out, and spending time with her family.

John Scherer

Corporate Sales Executive


John Scherer is a Financial professional with experience in the analysis, management, and marketing of financial services. Successful development and implementation of “start-up” programs including facilities build out, authoring policy and procedures, constructing pricing strategy, building teams, developing brand recognition, executive management and projecting acquisition forecasts. John's effective deal management and persuasive negotiation skill's are an asset to our automotive business client base. John has applied his extensive skills to our niche market brokerage seamlessly.  

Scott Trotter

Corporate Sales Executive


Scott graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management in 1991. Scott joined Service King Collision over 20-years ago and served as the Director of Operations from 2014 to 2020.  

 

Scott joined AutoBizBrokers as a Licensee and will be covering the Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties of South Florida. 

 

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