Douglas Grosso - Broker Associate
Douglas grew up in Connecticut, but he moved to South Florida in 1997 to obtain his undergraduate degree and his master's degree in Business Administration. Douglas began his real estate career in 2002 and then obtained his mortgage and real estate broker licenses in 2006 while attending graduate school. In 2007, Douglas moved to Sarasota.
Douglas has extensive experience in both residential and commercial real estate. His background includes working as a licensed mortgage broker/loan originator, a commercial loan production manager, and also as a small business banker with a large regional bank in Sarasota. Douglas is familiar with all aspects of a real estate transaction, from identifying the perfect property, to obtaining conventional or alternative financing to navigating due diligence to investing for return.
Douglas is deeply involved in the local Sarasota-Manatee community. Douglas is a graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute and continues to be an ambassador for the Gulf Coast Community Foundation and philanthropic ventures. He is a member of the Advisory Council of Mote Marine for both Sarasota and the Florida Keys, supporting Mote's growth and research projects. Douglas has been involved with fundraising and planning efforts for the Asolo Repertory Theater, and has also assisted with its annual gala. He is a public member of the Twelfth Circuit Grievance Committee for the Florida Bar. Douglas is also a volunteer with the West Coast Chapter of Honor Flight, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to bringing veterans to our nation's capital to experience the monuments dedicated to their service.
Douglas is an avid fan of the outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, and diving. In connection with those interests, Douglas gives his time as a current member and prior vice president of the Sarasota Sportsmens Association whereby he helps educate local youth regarding outdoor sportsmanship and safe practices while also promoting the use, conservation and management of our local natural resources.
Douglas was previously a certified and licensed Firefighter/EMT, and he volunteered for 3 years with both Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
Doug is a loving father to Kate and Daniel and devoted husband to Jennifer. He looks forward to conveying his love for his community and to earning your business.