LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLORIDA – Keller Williams has announced that Broker-Associate Frank Lapasso has joined The Soda Group at Keller Williams Realty-Sarasota Lakewood Ranch. He will focus on residential, commercial and bank-owned properties in the greater Sarasota area, primarily in Lakewood Ranch, downtown Sarasota and the Keys.
“I have the highest regard for Jim and Donna Soda,” says Lapasso. “We have a mutual respect and comfort level with each other, and most importantly, a high degree of trust. I also look forward to working with Keller Williams Realty and feel the company’s business model is good for our future endeavors.”
“We are thrilled to have Frank on board,” said Jim Soda. “His experience with bank-owned properties will be an asset to our clients and in meeting the needs of today’s market.”
Lapasso grew up in the real estate industry, working as a building manager in his family’s construction, architecture and property management business in Chicago, Illinois. “Real estate is in my blood,” Lapasso says. His responsibilities took him from managing office and medical buildings in downtown Chicago to condominium and retail properties in Indiana, Arizona and Florida.
While on vacation on Lido Key in 1990, “I fell in love with the Sarasota area,” he remembers. “Being from Chicago, I was looking to move to a bigger city in Florida, but I quickly came to my senses and made Sarasota home.”
Lapasso earned his Florida real estate license in 1991 and worked as a sales associate, representing commercial and residential real estate and business opportunities in Sarasota. He went on to work as a sales associate with real estate brokerages in Sedona, Arizona, Chicago, Illinois, and Sarasota, Florida. While in Chicago, he worked for the country’s largest real estate auction company, which specialized in developer close-outs and lending institution work-outs. Lapasso is a licensed Realtor in Illinois and Arizona and a licensed broker in Florida. He has a bachelor’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
The Soda Group can be reached at the Keller Williams Lakewood Ranch office, 6710 Professional Parkway West, Suite 301, Sarasota, Florida 34240. Telephone: (941) 840-1168. Website: www.JimSoda.com.
For more information about The Soda Group, or to schedule an interview with Frank Lapasso, please contact Sheila Longo at (941) 355-3006 or Sheila@thomasbrannan.com