Laurie Dubow is the Co-Broker of one of our Luxury Divisions, Signature Paradise Realty International, LLC, as well as Co-Broker of our Commercial Division Signature Commercial Real Estate, LLC. Laurie brings a unique perspective to the current Real Estate Market. Along with her extensive Real Estate and Mortgage expertise, she has a 20 year background in counseling, with a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and a Post-Masters in Business Administration.
As the founder and owner of the full service Real Estate Company, Paradise Realty International, LLC, Laurie merged her Real Estate Brokerage with the Signature Real Estate Companies in September of 2014, forming the Signature Paradise Realty International, LLC and one of our referral divisions, Signature Paradise Realty Associates, LLC. This marriage has created the best of both worlds, offering the opportunity to continue providing the personalized “Concierge Service” that she has become known for while utilizing the infrastructure of the expansive Signature Real Estate Companies. The result has become a true Real Estate Concierge, and we are very proud of the work that we do.
A Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Licensed Mortgage Broker, Laurie acquired her CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) Designation as well as her (REOS) Real Estate Owned Specialist Designation in order to better navigate through the challenges of our current market. This training included instruction on how to perform a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) or Letter of Opinion of Value, which she has utilized in her extensive experience testifying in court as an expert witness regarding the value of homes and circumstances surrounding the sale of homes. She is a published author of more than 20 articles on a variety of current real estate and mortgage topics, and is currently the Real Estate Editor of Attorney at Law Magazine.
In addition to helping her customers consider their housing options, and mentoring her Team of over 20 REALTORS®, Laurie is often asked to give workshops and speak to organizations on a myriad of Real Estate related topics.
Specializing in working with couples going through divorce and individuals going through other types of life transitions, she was the sole Real Estate and Mortgage presenter for 4 years at a monthly workshop entitled “Second Saturday: What Women Need to Know About Divorce”, where she was referred to as the
"Real Estate and Mortgage Expert". Other related projects have included being the speaker at the Divorce Expo, and a guest on two internet TV shows, Divorce Connection Network and Good Karma Designs.
Laurie’s presentation and perspective of “the Emotional, Psychological, and Financial Factors to Consider When Deciding Whether or Not to Stay In Your Home” is the culmination of over 35 years of experience. She is uniquely qualified to help customers, REALTORS®, and other professionals understand and analyze Real Estate options and achieve goals through real estate and mortgage restructuring, and follow through with a plan that best suits individual needs and circumstances. Known as a "Real Estate Concierge", Laurie's mission is to coordinate each transaction in order to reduce the stress and make the process as easy as possible.
Ben G. Schachter is the Real Estate Broker and President of Boca Raton-based The Signature Real Estate Companies. Ben’s role is critical to Signature’s day-to-day operations and long range goals and his unique and extremely effective hands-on management style ensures top down quality control and proper delegation of tasks for an extremely diverse organization.
As an undergraduate at The University of Florida, Ben majored in Political Science and gained valuable experience working part-time at a Gainesville real estate brokerage. He quickly concluded that real estate was his passion. Upon graduation in 2000, Ben relocated to South Florida, where he became an integral part of his family’s mortgage banking business. He continued his real estate career, concentrating on the luxury and ultra-luxury real estate markets as well as commercial real estate development, which allowed him to develop valuable experience working hands-on with sophisticated customers from around the world. In 2006, Ben joined The Signature Real Estate Companies and soon became President and one of the firm’s owners. Under Ben’s leadership, Signature has grown to more than a dozen residential and commercial real estate brokerage offices with over 900 Real Estate Professionals! Signature’s exponential growth is evidenced by its nearly 7,000 annual transactions, which ranked Signature as the #1 real estate brokerage in Boca Raton, #22 in Florida and #335 in the nation for transaction volume according to the 2017 Real Trends 500 Report.
With Ben’s guiding hand, Signature has also successfully ventured into several other real estate related industries, including Signature Title Group, LLC, an attorney-owned and operated title insurance company, Signature School of Real Estate, LLC, a fully-accredited real estate licensing and educational school, Signature Insurance Advisors, LLC, a full-service insurance agency, and Signature Senior Placement, LLC, a senior community placement service.
Ben is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Instructor and Property Manager and has earned the prestigious Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI)® designation. With unrivaled passion, a constant hunger for success, an unmatched support for his co-workers and an aggressive plan for growth, Ben is taking Signature in a very positive direction by focusing on the firm’s industry-first, “Agent Centric” culture that can be seen throughout the organization.
Ben is a loving husband and proud father and lives in Boynton Beach with his wife Jodi, two sons, Max and Brody, daughter, Sloane and the family’s two dogs, London and Aspen.
Mark Askinazy brings decades of sales and marketing experience to Signature Commercial Realty.
After attending Voorhees Institute of Technology and majoring in Tool and Dye Engineering Design, Mark built a business manufacturing two and four drawer metal filing cabinets. After growing its sales to include major national retailers like Target, Ames and Jamesway, Mark successfully sold the business to pursue opportunities in the burgeoning voicemail / answering service industry. Within a few short years, starting with no customer base, Mark grew his new company into one of the largest answering services in Manhattan with more than 5,000 active accounts. Sensing the looming threat posed by cellular phones growing in popularity, Mark sold the business to a major telephone company in 2000. Since that time, Mark has owned and operated two eight-family apartment buildings in Brooklyn, New York while also owning and operating three different full service car washes in New York and New Jersey and also brokering the sales of multiple other car wash and oil service businesses to others in the Tristate area.
Mark also served as the Vice President of Palma at Mizner Country Club's Homeowner's Association from 2010-2015. After selling his multiple business in New York and moving to Florida as a full-time resident, Mark is utilizing his experience as a business owner to assist his clients with the purchase and sale of commercial real estate.
Mark is a current member of Florida Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Beaches MLS and is a licensed Florida Real Estate Agent.
Karen is proud to be affiliated with Signature International Premier Properties as a BROKER ASSOCIATE. She just entered her 15th year in the real estate industry. As an award winning Realtor for many years she has closed in excess of $100 million in transactions. She sells condos, single family homes, town homes, vacant land & new construction. Her organic website is: www.KarenEvansPA.com and also markets under www.KarenSellsBoca2Miami.com
Karen approaches her real estate career from a strong business acumen and prides herself in being a top negotiator while also possessing great compassion for her clients’ needs in buying and selling properties. She has a diverse background in business having held executive positions with private & public companies. She also owned and operated 4 travel companies from 1985 through 2001 which allowed her to visit 5 of the World’s continents.
Karen devotes 100% of her time to the Real Estate business and is unique in that she services most of South East Florida, namely: Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County. While Karen can sell real estate anywhere in the state of Florida, she focuses most of her attention on the cities of: Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura, Miami Beach and Coral Gables.
Karen believes in full service before & after the sale. She possesses the highest degree of integrity and is a true expert in her field. She holds many real estate designations including: Broker, Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Transnational Referral Certificate (TRC) and Certified Distressed Property Specialist (CDPE). Karen is a member in good standing with multiple boards of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors.
Buying and selling residential or commercial property can become very complex very quickly unless you have the right professionals behind you. My goal is to make the complex simple for every customer.
With the rapidly raising value of properties over the last 10 years, a purchase or a sale of residential or commercial property is one of the highest value transactions that a buyer or seller will make in the life time. Whether it is a residential, commercial, or a business opportunity transaction you must have professional representation and confidence in your agent to process the details and insure your best interests are cared for every step before during and after the transaction. You want and agent that will negotiate the best possible price in the shortest period of time with the least amount of problems.
My education and years of professional Senior Sales Management and high value complicated residential and commercial transactions has provided me the knowledge, discipline, tools and a team of experts to professionally represent your interests. Please feel free to read the testimonials of my past clients. I would be pleased to provide you with the same expert level of service.
Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, the pages included here will help you in your search for up to date real estate information in Palm Beach County with a concentration in Delray Beach, Boca Raton West Palm Beach and surrounding areas.
Commercial real estate broker for 49 years
Former owner- builder of shopping strips, office buildings, industrials, and experimental
energy efficient small houses.
Former owner of U.S. Accu-Measurements, LLC (1989-2015), a nationally operating commercial lease auditing firm serving NYSE listed corporations and major political subdivisions.
National NACORE speaker, lecturer to real estate sections of law firms and major convocations of corporate real estate executives; expert witness on same in FLORIDA. and NJ courts.
J.D. Columbia Law School
- As a Commercial Broker Associate at Signature Commercial Real Estate, LLC John is focuses on the sale and leasing of Income Producing Investment Properties.
- As a diversified commercial real estate agent John has leased retail spaces, office spaces and sold institutional properties, multi-tenant, land and mixed-use properties as well. His sales have also included bank owned commercial properties and he has averaged over 30 transactions per year for the past eight years.
- Prior to moving to Signature Commercial Real Estate, LLC; John has received awards and recognition at Weichert Commercial Brokerage, Inc. and Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT.
- #1 Commercial agent in NJ
- Largest single transaction in a year
- Ranked #3 of the year
- Ranked as top 10 of the year
- Prior to becoming a Real Estate Agent John also founded and sold PhoneXtra, Inc... a telecommunications and data service business with $40MM in annual sales and a staff of 160 employees.
- North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR)
- National Association of Realtors (NAR)
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Licensed Real Estate agent in NJ
- Licensed Real Estate Broker in FL
- John has served, as one of twelve key advisors, on the exclusive Avaya Business Partner Council.
- He was a member of the NATD (North American Telecommunications Dealers Association); President of the association from 2007 – 2009.
- Secretary of the Spruce Edge Condominium Association in Mt. Lakes, NJ from 2010 – 2015 and President from 2015 – present.
- John is a graduate of Montclair University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
With over 30 years of management experience, Doug Shavel brings a broad understanding of the inner workings of the business world to the Signature Commercial team. Prior to joining Signature Commercial, Doug worked as a Global Investment Banker and Private Equity Consultant. In his most recent position as Chief Operating Officer of Momentis Property Group, Doug played a crucial role in the management of day-to-day operations of Momentis. Doug was also responsible for the management and disposition of several residential condominium projects and commercial properties, notably Las Olas Riverfront. Doug has closed sales in the multi-millions each year in his capacity as a commercial real estate broker and has been involved in numerous transactions representing tenants and landlords. Doug also served as the CEO of Galante Studio Distribution, LLC. As CEO of Galante, Doug worked to reposition an 80-year old family wholesale manufacturer business into an e-commerce retailer.
Doug’s understanding of the acquisitive nature of commercial real estate should not overshadow his experience closing deals, and the process by which that is accomplished. As a consultant with the Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, Doug was active in the due diligence and transition of companies acquired by Cerberus Capital Management. As an investment banker, Doug worked as a global product team leader, and head of equity syndication. During his time as an investment banker, he was responsible for closing in excess of $7 billion in transactions globally.
Doug brings his extensive business career to the Signature Commercial team, while also volunteering with SCORE, offering his expertise and knowledge to business owners who so seek it.
Ricardo Cornejo is a licensed Real Estate advisor in South Florida, primarily dealing with international investors and deal transactions in Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Business Acquisitions and Investments required to obtain Immigration Visas E2 & EB5. Ricardo Cornejo brings more than 30 years of experience in Management, Business Development and Acquisitions, both domestic and international.
Mr. Cornejo has held important management positions as President/Owner of several Import & Export companies, Lease Management, and Immigration Investment Specialist. Mr. Cornejo was also a Trustee Member of the World Trade Center in Miami for many years, where he traveled internationally to promote Miami as “The Gateway of the Americas,” participating as a guest speaker in several local and international business forums. Mr. Cornejo is fluent in English and Spanish.
** John Paul is a licensed Sales Associate with Signature International Real Estate, LLC