Professional Real Estate Company, LLC
Debbie Berning - Chief Financial Officer
Debbie has been employed as a bookkeeper since 1985. In her early career Debbie worked as an assistant bookkeeper of a flourishing nursery in Casselberry. When the new nursery was built in Sanford in 1988 the bookkeeper retired and Debbie took the helm and increased her role to Office Manager, which also included her bookkeeping duties. When the property was sold in Casselberry, new properties were purchased and Debbie managed all of the accounting functions for each rental property that was acquired. Debbie has been involved with Real Estate accounting since 1988 and has continued enhancing her knowledge in accounting, management and operations of Commercial Real Estate.
Douglas Dittman - Licensed Real Estate Brokers
Doug has been a licensed real estate agent in Florida since 1982, his background in luxury homes, commercial real estate and investment properties makes him an exciting addition to Professional Real estate Company.
When Douglas first became licensed in 1982 he joined a real estate firm in Boca Raton, Florida. He specialized in luxury home sales in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, the Bahamas and surrounding areas, he quickly grew to one of the top agents at his firm, eventually he started his own firm, Premier Properties. Doug has a great deal of experience buying and selling commercial real estate and investment properties.
Doug's luxury home and commercial sales experience sets him apart from the average real estate agent. Doug is professional, efficient and honest with a background in real estate that has been through two housing bubbles (and bursts) without having to leave the business he is truly passionate about
David Branson - Licenses Sales Associate
David Branson has over twenty five years of real estate and hospitality experience. David joined Professional Real Estate Company in 2014. His expertise includes business process improvement, directing and performing feasibility studies, regulatory compliance, receivables management, budgeting, forecasting and other support functions for real estate, hospitality and shared ownership clients.
Previously, David served with the Grange' Group LLC as Treasurer and Senior Consultant for their clients in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to his private consulting practice, David had served as Vice President - Project Management and Division Vice President - Finance for Starwood Vacation Ownership (SVO). During his seven years with SVO and its predecessor Vistana, Inc., David was responsible for all accounting, analysis and budgeting services to construction, marketing, sales, resort operations and corporate activities; and he directly participated in the regulatory filing and compliance of all domestic and international properties. His responsibilities also included leading the accounting support effort on over $200 million in receivable securitization, over $100 million of construction loans, and the acquisition and divestiture of business units and resorts.
David's previous career includes service as Multi-Site Controller with Marriott Vacations Worldwide (formerly Marriott Vacation Club International) and Project Controller with Hilton Grand Vacations Company. Before engaging in the leisure shared ownership industry, David served for over fourteen years with one of Florida's leading community developers in accounting, acquisitions, marketing administration, resort operations and as Assistant Vice President - Housing Operations, was a member of the executive team responsible for the construction, marketing sales and delivery of over 2,000 residential units annually.
Rick Vaughan - President/Managing Broker
Rick Vaughan has been a Licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker in the Central Florida market since 1989. Rick specializes in sales, leasing and management of office, retail and industiral properties, for clients big and small. Creating personal relationships with Landlords, Tenants and transaction personnel have proven a winning recipe to advance his career in the commercial market. Born and raised in Orlando, Rick now lives in Seminole County. Rick is an active member of the Sanford Rotary Breakfast Club, Leadership Seminole as an Executive Council Member. Rick has been involved with National Association of Realtors, Orlando Regional Realtors Association, CCIM designee since 2008, CCIM Central District Board Member, and Rotary International