“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 was born in Chicago, IL and began his career in the Automotive Industry in 1989 in New Port Richey, Florida.Years later, he relocated to Atlanta as Senior Sales Representative for a major Automotive Paint manufacturer.
Scott’s extensive experience includes Auto Body painter, Collision Center owner, “Wagon” Jobber proprietor and 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: Automotive Property Group, LLC, AutomotiveYellowPages, LLC, and AutoBizBrokers, LLC. Scott is also a partner in Capital Mergers & Acquisitions, LLC. Scott is a licensed Georgia, Florida and South Carolina Real Estate Agent and an accomplished Business Broker.
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 sales and leasing of automotive businesses and automotive-related commercial property. Scott has chosen key personnel to assist him in the development and growth of Automotive Business Brokers in an effort to help his clients succeed.
Scott resides in Cherokee County, Georgia with his 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.
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.
Certified General Commercial Appraiser
David has been in the Atlanta real estate market for the past nine 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. He 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.
CRE Research Analyst
Alex’s role can be broken down into two primary sub-categories.
Listing Review and Advertising: Alex supervises 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 clients 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 edits listing photos, all listing content and creates listing videos. He then blasts them all over the internet and updates regularly.
Commercial Real Estate Research Analyst: Alex is our lead commercial property research analyst. He searches and analyzes commercial real estate data on existing and potential markets based on requests from our sales professionals and broker, on behalf of our clients. Alex has several years of experience using the top research tools to accomplish the needs of our clients. Research includes all property data, performing market-driven CMA’s (Comparative Market Analysis), locating business and property owners and much more.
Alex is a vital part of our organization and his tenacity, and follow-through is always appreciated by our sales associates when they “Really need the info ASAP”.
His cheerful attitude and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked of him wins over his colleagues! Alex is extremely dedicated, reliable and efficient. Alex interests are sports, friends, family and fast cars!
CRE Research Analyst/CRM Administrator
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.
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 and take charge attitude.
Austin enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Karen, and his family. 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 support team.
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 firms financial research and business valuation expert. Justin is a partner in AutoBizLoans, LLC and has become a valuable addition to AutoBizBrokers.
Justin live in Kennesaw with his wife who is a pediatric nurse and enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
With over 20 years of experience in the Automotive Industry as an Administrative Assistant. Sandra's present position is all bookkeeping activities, includeing accounts payable and accounts receivable. Sandra’s dedication and wisdom, are integral part of the success of the company.
Sandra lives in Cherokee County, Georgia with her husband Scott and two sons (Alex and Austin). She enjoys reading, cooking, working out and spending time with her family.
Brandon is our primary database manager. Brandon is extremely perceptive and finds ways to accomplish the objective with massive and confusing data to make sense of it and use it to assist our sales agents. We have well over 500,000 automotive location data, which include business addresses and operational data, property and site location data and principle owner and historical information. It is sorted into multiple categories for our unique usage and updated daily.
Brandon has interests and backgrounds in statistical and financial analysis and an inclination for information systems. Brandon attends Kennesaw State University with a major in Management Information Systems with a minor in Statistical Analysis.
Brandon spends most of his spare time at the gym Boxing. We don't mess with him!
Corporate Sales Executive
AutoBizBrokers of Illinois, LLC
Tim joined AutoBizBrokers in 2016 as its Managing Broker for Illinois bringing over 23 years of experience in commercial real estate in Chicago, Atlanta, and Tampa.
Prior to joining AutoBizBrokers, Tim founded Hain Commercial Realty (HCR) in Tampa in 2013 after serving as a Director with Avison Young (AY) and its predecessor brokerage company from 2011 to 2013. While at HCR and AY, Tim advised tenants and landlords in leasing office and industrial space as well as representing tenants in their national real estate transactions.
Prior to joining AY, Tim served as Vice President of Leasing and Development for Duke Realty in Tampa where he oversaw the Tampa office and focused on leasing and development for Duke’s office and industrial assets. During his 13 years at Duke, Tim represented the company in the leasing office and industrial space, pursuing build-to-suit developments, acquiring land positions, and developing speculative office and industrial buildings.
During his career, Tim has advised in transactions for many well-known companies including FedEx, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Computer Associates, Iron Mountain Information Management, Staples, Wayfair, DHL, Stearns, Conrad and Schmidt Consulting Engineering, Inc., Environ International Corp., PatientPoint, and Edwards Systems Technology.
He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Illinois, is a CPA and has held board positions with commercial real estate organizations in Tampa including NAIOP and REIC.