Tom Watson

While leading JPB Partners’s Southeastern U.S. real estate activities since 2004, Tom recognized the opportunity and created the platform for JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors. Residing in Northwest Florida since 2000, Tom was formerly Director of Land Sales for the St. Joe Company, focusing on commercial development and sales.

His extensive network and experience in the region, including working in banking and real estate throughout the Southeastern U.S., are the basis for Tom’s reputation as one of Northwest Florida’s leading real estate market experts.

Since 2001, Tom has been involved on either the buy or sell side of transactions valued in excess of $150 Million in Northwest Florida, across all property types. In addition to driving the strategic growth of JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors, and managing the team of outstanding sales agents, Tom serves as the lead sales agent for the group’s major client relationships.

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Charlie Barker

Charlie Barker, Commercial Real Estate Agent

Sales Associate
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A native of Alabama, Charlie was most recently with Oaks Development Group, a medical office investment group based in Cary, North Carolina. Charlie relocated to the Florida Panhandle in 2005, continuing to originate and manage many of Oaks’ Southeastern US medical office development projects. As CFO of Oaks Construction, and Director of Development for Florida and Alabama, Charlie was involved in over 300,000 square feet of development projects, including direct responsibility for land acquisitions, financing, joint ventures, marketing and leasing, and project management. Charlie graduated from the University of Alabama, majoring in Business Administration (concentration in Real Estate Finance) and a Minor in English.

Charlie’s concentration with JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors includes medical office, retail site selection/land acquisition, office and retail leasing, and investment sales. His market knowledge spans the State of Florida, having worked on projects on the East Coast, South and Central Florida, throughout North Florida, and several other Southeastern US markets.

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Philip Sherrill

Phillip Sherrill, Commercial Real Estate Agent

Sales Associate
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Philip Sherrill is a Pensacola native with over 25-years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage and property management throughout the Florida Gulf Coast region.

With a primary focus on office and retail properties and tenant representation, Philip is deeply versed in all facets of the successful real estate transaction process, from initial site selection, due diligence and project analysis, to client and consultant relations, to deal structuring and consummation.

The depth of Philip’s relationships throughout Northwest Florida is unmatched, a result of his personal commitment and unflagging loyalty to every client, large or small. Philip was educated at Washington and Lee University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

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Doreen Baca

Commercial Real Estate Agent Doreen Baca

Sales Associate
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Having grown up in the travel industry during the booming years of consecutive acquisitions; Doreen Baca has first-hand knowledge of the world’s financial landscape and has chosen America’s finest State (Florida) to focus on investment real estate. Prior to her real estate career Doreen purchased, sold and managed $350 Million of corporate assets in the Aviation Industry for fortune 500 companies. Having worked with Corporate Executives at all levels has provided her with a mind share of experience to bring the deal from showing to closing. Additionally, Doreen held the CEO position for a Hybrid Supply Chain Management company that specializes in front to back-end global supply chain solutions. Doreen led the company’s driving force toward the development of a successful and progressive business model positioning each entrepreneurial Client to expand from a start-up to a fully operational company. While continuing to achieve her professional goals; Doreen has chosen to expand and specialize in commercial real estate which includes helping entrepreneurs on the buy and sell side of their business. She attributes her 25 years of vast corporate success to her hard work and visionary ability and brings to JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors, years of corporate experience and a working knowledge of Florida’s economic development at the local and state levels. Doreen Baca doesn’t claim to be a native of any city or state, as she has searched the world to find the perfect place to call home and discovered Northwest Florida. She now lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast and calls it home with Jerry her husband of 24 years and their dog Molly.

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Thomas Maurer, Jr.


Sales Associate

Tom Maurer has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and industrial real estate. With 44 plus years in the business of real estate, Tom is proficient in contract negotiations, landlord tenant negotiations, commercial leasing, sales and finance. He has development and construction experience and was the owner, developer and manager of operations for over 400,000 sf of warehouse, 7 office buildings and 12 commercial buildings and shopping centers. Client representation include Walmart, CVS, Heckinger Company, Home Depot, Walgreens, Blockbuster video, numerous restaurants such as Denny’s and Cracker Barrel and commercial uses such as Kinkos, May Department Stores, Schnucks and Dierbergs Supermarkets and many national franchises.

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Jake Maurer


Sales Associate
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Jake Maurer has been involved in the business of real estate for over 12 years, working in the family’s company business – the development and renovation of commercial projects. While attending University of Missouri (Mizzou), he decided to make real estate his career. Jake moved to Destin about 5 years ago and is now a full time agent with JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors. He is continuing his formal education as a member of the Florida CCIM community and is committed to complete those studies to better serve his clients. Jakes’ honesty and integrity adds volumes to his maturing status as a hardworking and highly regarded professional REALTOR®.

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Jerry Baca


Sales Associate
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Jerry Baca is part of the emerging trend of Senior Executives who have spent a life long career, sourcing solutions in The Americas, EMEA and APAC for fortune 500 companies and now brings his wealth of knowledge and experience into a community centric atmosphere.
Jerry believes strongly in helping his community grow through facilitating Retail and Industrial Commercial Real Estate transactions for buyers and sellers, landlords and Tenants. As a Commercial Realtor, Jerry specializes in Warehouse, Storage Facilities, Flex Office Space configurations, Assembly Manufacturing and Shopping Centers. He holds a depth of knowledge in working with Port Authorities that bring real estate leasing, marketing and development opportunities to businesses that wish to re-locate, operate and succeed while having the most efficient operating cost and logistics models. Jerry Baca is a recognized global authority in Supply Chain Solutions and he continues to share his knowledge with others through numerous speaking engagements. His broad range of Supply Chain, Operations and Sales Experience has been recognized with Jerry writing IBM’s first published internal Six Sigma handbook and was a key member on the IBM, PEC (Procurement Executive Committee) responsible for $32 Billion annually.

Since joining JPB Commercial Real Estate Advisors, Jerry Baca has teamed with his wife Doreen Baca and together their combined depth of business knowledge has a profound effect on their growing Customer base.

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