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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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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Nick Binnings

Sales Associate

Sales Associate

Nick Binnings, originally from Mandeville, LA has over 15 years of restaurant development, site selection and commercial real estate experience. With a focus on the restaurant industry, Nick has helped develop numerous projects involving national tenants such as Publix, Walgreens, Starbucks, McDonald, Chick-fil-A and other national brands in the Southeast. Nick currently is the VP of Brand Development for Another Broken Egg Café and handles the strategic growth, marketing, sales and real estate for the brand. His depth of commercial real estate and restaurant industry knowledge provide JPB clients with a distinctive competitive advantage, whether working on retailer site selection assignments or investors’ development projects. Nick is a graduate of Louisiana State University and a former United States Marine, and resides with his family in Grayton Beach.

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