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Scott Forbes Regional Owner & CEO

Scott Forbes, Regional Owner and CEO of EXIT Realty Florida, was one of the first EXIT owners in Canada, acquiring his first district in Toronto in 1997. Not long thereafter, he with several other partners, obtained four more districts in Canada – boasting five successful EXIT districts.

In 1998 Scott’s pioneering vision led him to the development of Free Fly, Inc., a new Subfranchise in Florida, thus becoming the very first Subfranchisor for EXIT in the U.S. Today, he holds the distinction of having the largest and most productive Region of all of EXIT Realty Corp., International’s regions. Scott and his management team stand at the forefront of developments within EXIT.

Prior to his tremendous success with EXIT Realty, Scott owned King Hydroseeding & Sodding Ltd., of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, one of the largest hydroseeding companies in Ontario. Additionally, he successfully invested in many real estate ventures over his outstanding career. EXIT Realty Florida’s success is a testament to Scott’s exceptional determination, vision and leadership.

Colleen Forbes President

Having graduated at the top of her class from the University of Toronto in 2004 with a degree in Economics, Colleen Forbes has maintained a fast and steady pace of success, buoyed by her tenacious quest for self and professional advancement. Prior to her current position as President of EXIT Realty Florida since 2013, she acted as the Regional Representative of EXIT Realty Florida acting as a liaison for the Franchisees and EXIT Realty Corp. International from 2004-2007, providing unparalleled service and support, preceded by six years as Vice President of Operations.

This strong foundation, along with EXIT Realty Florida’s management team, credits her in being an instrumental part in the impressive and unique rate of growth they enjoy. Adding to her collage of skills and knowledge, she is credited with the organization and implementation of self-improvement training classes such as personality assessments for EXIT’s Associates. Her proactive, “get it done” attitude and focus on growth through franchise sales, agent procurement and office development is reflective of Owner and CEO, Scott Forbes’ goal of becoming the most well-known and productive real estate company in Florida.

Bruce Forbes Vice President

As the third leg of the Forbes’ impressive management tripod, Vice President Bruce Forbes graduated with honors from the University of Guelph in Housing and Real Estate Development and a minor in Economics. In 2007 Bruce joined the Regional management team while seeking a Bachelor of Commerce degree which he acquired in 2008.

In keeping with the family’s tradition of hard work and determination, Bruce also became a member of the Florida Association of Realtors and has since gained abundant experience in REO accounts and other real estate genres. Bruce’s management portfolio reaches across the spectrum from overseeing the financial and internal integrity of the Regional operations, to standing front and center in daily interactions with our franchisees and corporate team to facilitate onsite training, systems, and one to one connections with our Associates.

Bruce is committed to furthering the EXIT Realty Florida mission to providing an open door, team oriented culture of unlimited growth potential for the EXIT family.

Chuck Lemire Director of Franchise Sales

Chuck Lemire has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 30 years and joins EXIT Realty Florida to continue the Franchise growth throughout the state. Lemire has held several leadership positions within the industry, including Regional Director for RE/MAX New England having the honor in 1995 to work alongside Tami Bonnell, our current CEO at EXIT Realty Corp. International. Lemire was also the COO of RE/MAX Europe, living in Vienna, Austria with his wife, Susan, and their two children. He was responsible for over 1500 Franchise locations in 37 countries. Returning to the USA in 2011 and holding the CEO position for HomeSmart, he launched their initial franchise operations and brought them from a local Phoenix, Arizona based Brokerage to operating in 16 states in 60 locations and two countries. Chuck is excited to bring his experience and efforts to continue the growth of EXIT Realty Florida.

Patricia A Serpa Director of Franchise Sales

Originally from Rhode Island, Patricia relocated to Southwest Florida in 2014 and joined EXIT Realty Florida in January of 2018. Patricia brings many years of industry experience to EXIT, having owned her own real estate office and as a business consultant. While consulting with business owners and entrepreneurs, she helped build and grow their businesses, increase market share and generate income.Patricia was also instrumental in helping to build several major real estate brands in the Northeast. Patricia’s main focus is to grow the EXIT Realty network in Florida through the sale of new franchises and supporting the growth of existing franchisees through merger and acquisition opportunities.

Annette Tuttle Regional Accounts Manager

Annette Tuttle was born in New Orleans and lived “Down the Bayou” until 1988. Following that, she moved to Fort Myers Beach, FL before eventually settling down in Ft. Lauderdale. Annette has a strong accounting background with over thirty years of experience. Tuttle started in accounting working for a local jeweler, moved on to a South Florida cruise line and then to the yachting industry. In 2006, Annette progressed to the real estate industry working as administrator for another large real estate brokerage. In March of 2015, Annette transitioned to EXIT Realty Florida where she continues to use her experience to support everyone at the Regional Office.

Kristin Forbes Director of Public Relations

In 2008, Kristin graduated from the University of Guelph, successfully completing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a minor in Sociology. She then pursued a Master of Arts in Education at Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida, graduating in December of 2009.

In August of 2009, while completing her M.Ed, Kristin joined the EXIT Realty Florida Team as the Director of Public Relations. Her enthusiasm to share knowledge, support others, and passion for writing plays a significant role in the area of Public Relations. Kristin organizes and manages communications between Regional Representatives, Brokers, and Agents, with the public. Working with several media outlets, she is responsible for managing effective press releases promoting events at a Regional level, and providing updates for local offices.

Ashley Keeler Regional Office Administrator

A native Floridian, Ashley Keeler graduated from the University of Miami in 2014, completing a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a major in Media Management, a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Business Law. She then began her professional career in New York City and built upon her strong communications background while working for a public relations firm. While working and living in New York for three years, she developed a strong interest in real estate and returned to her home city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to pursue a career in the industry. In 2017, Ashley joined the EXIT Realty Florida Team providing administrative support to the Regional Office.