Real Estate Brokerage | JP & Associates REALTORS? | Award-Winning Co.

    America’s #1 Fastest-Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Top 10 Hottest US Franchise


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    Largest Independent Broker

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    01 About Us

    Who Is JPAR?

    Founded in 2011, JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) was born out of a simple concept, supply real estate agents with everything they could possibly want or need in a brokerage.  Having himself been a top producing agent, Owner/Founder, Giuseppe ‘JP’ Piccinini, would lay the foundations of his industry-disruptive company based upon two critical components: productivity & service.

    In just eight years, with over 200 REALTORS® joining each month and having sold over 50 franchise locations, the company consistently innovates while maintaining a distinguished list of accolades…

    Exceeding Expectations?

    Over 40 Franchises Sold in 6 Months.

    INMAN Innovator Awards Finalist.

    Top 100 Places to Work

    #1 Independent Brokerage in Texas

    19th Largest Independent Brokerage 2020

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    Why Should I Join JPAR?

    JP & Associates REALTORS® is a full-service brokerage at a capped, transaction fee cost with a productivity standard and a service-based culture.

    ✓ 100% Commission, Industry Recognized, Award-Winning Brokerage for Innovation, Service, and Leadership
    ✓ Productivity Standard & Service-Based Culture
    ✓ Free Company Leads & Referral Programs
    ✓ 7 Day Broker Support
    ✓ Best-in-Class Tech. Suite at Little to No Cost
    ✓ The Real Estate Playbook
    ✓ Elite Marketing & Lead Gen. Platforms
    ✓ Training, Coaching, and Mentorship
    ✓ Fully Accessible Brick & Mortar Offices
    ✓ Agent Health Care and Investment Options

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    Why Should I Franchise With JPAR?

    As America’s Fastest Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Top 10 Hottest US Franchise, JP & Associates REALTORS® is the ideal choice for opening your own store(s) and successfully investing in your future.

    ✓ Low Cost, High-Service Model
    ✓ Recruiting and Best Practices
    ✓ Industry-Leading Tech. Platform
    ✓ Enterprise Discounts & Preferred Supplier Network
    ✓ Training and Centralized Support
    ✓ Leadership Growth/Best-in-Class Commitment
    ✓ Account & Compliance/Commission Processing

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    We’re led by a team of real estate professionals who consistently seek excellence and prosperity for our agents, clients, and communities.

    Vesuvius Holdings, LLC

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    CEO Of Vesuvius Holdings

    “JP” Piccinini is the Owner/Chairman of JP and Associates REALTORS® and Vesuvius Holdings. Established in November 2011, JP’s brokerage now exceeds 1500 agents, closed $2.6 billion dollars in sales (2018), has franchises open across the US, and is the number one independent and privately held brokerage in Texas.



    President And CEO Of JPAR Franchising

    Geoff Lewis is the President of Vesuvius Holdings, LLC. Lewis, a widely known, highly-respected industry veteran oversees strategic growth and management. With his direction and guidance, JPAR’s franchise division consistently accelerates its phenomenal expansion.



    Chief Of Staff

    LaTascha Durden is the Human Resource Manager of Vesuvius Holdings, LLC, with over twenty years of HR experience. LaTascha has worked in both the public and private sectors and has a wealth of experience in establishing and developing human resource infrastructure and teams. In this role, she oversees all aspects of human resources management.

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    VP Of Accounting/Controller

    Jerry Martinez is the Vice President of Accounting for Vesuvius Holdings, LLC.  A Certified Public Accountant, Jerry’s primary responsibilities include ensuring the company’s accounting transactions are accurately recorded, and, that the financial records reflect the current condition of the company.  Jerry also manages adequate internal controls that are in place to safeguard the company’s assets. 



    VP Of Product Technology

    Derek Taylor serves as Director of Technology. Derek is astute at making certain our technological resources perform to our company’s high standards. Both agents and staff greatly benefit from his knowledge and skillset, having brought some of the most innovative and effective tools to the forefront of our brokerage.



    Director Of Marketing

    Corin Clement is our Director of Marketing Services. He is responsible for the marketing, communication, and branding efforts of our brokerage. In addition to direct response marketing oversight, he leads agent and consumer reputation management, while also managing our Agent Design Services department.



    VP Of Partnerships and Events

    Tom Freireich is JPAR’s VP of Partnerships and Events. Having over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Tom is widely known for his expertise in the expansion of business partnerships, company growth, and retention through corporate events.

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    CEO Of JPAR Brokerage

    Mark Johnson is the company’s Chief Executive Officer. He is focused primarily on expansion and productivity. He has invested nearly 20 years in understanding the inner workings of high performing real estate agents, teams, managers, and leaders in major markets across the world.



    VP Of Career Management

    Howard is the Vice President of National Development. His primary responsibilities include overseeing JPAR’s Recruiting Department, as well as franchise development. Howard is pivotal to our vision and growth, diligently opening doors for agents, brokers, and investors across the US.



    VP of Career Development

    Shannon Ashkinos leads Career Development. Responsible for managing over 100 trainings per month, Shannon is relentless at ensuring our agents are educated and informed. She frequently works with mentors, coaches, agents, and business partners to ensure our licensed professionals leverage our tools & resources.



    Director Of Operations

    Janet Calltharp is our Director of Operations. Whenever we open a new office or host an event, Janet leads the charge in making sure all projects are completed in an expedient fashion. Janet has over 20 years in Risk and Operations Management and Construction Management, with projects across the US. She also has a Bachelor’s in Interior Design from The Art Institute of Dallas and is also a licensed REALTOR®.

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    Director Of Administrative Services

    Erica Mierez is the Manager of Office Administration for JPAR. Erica joined as JPAR’s first employee in July 2013. Erica brings over 20 years of customer service experience and a passion for helping people. She oversees on-boarding, leads and support and works behind the scenes to help enhance the agent experience.



    Lead Compliance Specialist

    Anne has been in real estate for over 20 years and jumped at the chance to join JPAR at the corporate level. She and her team make sure all transactions are properly documented in accordance with JPAR and TREC rules and regulations. The team also processes CDAs and invoices and works with agents to ensure their transaction-related questions are resolved promptly.

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    CEO Of JPAR Franchising

    Geoff Lewis is the President of Vesuvius Holdings, LLC. Lewis, a widely known, highly-respected industry veteran oversees strategic growth and management. With his direction and guidance, JPAR’s franchise division consistently accelerates its phenomenal expansion.



    VP Of Operations

    Daniel Butbul is responsible for overseeing the long-term strategy and day-to-day operations of our Franchise division. With years of experience owning a large real estate brokerage and managing its complex IT and marketing systems, he possesses a vast array of skills having to do with real estate and technology. Daniel is dedicated to the success of each franchise office within our organization. 



    VP Of National Expansion And Industry Relations

    Angela has a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry launching national brands from the ground up. Starting with Fathom Realty, Angela went on to take Engel & Völkers national. Today, she is VP of National Expansion at JP & Associates REALTORS. No matter where she is, Angela is passionate about building strategic relationships and fostering success in those around her. She a native North Carolinian and proud mom of two amazing daughters.



    VP Of National Recruiting

    Debbie Viverito has been with JPAR for over 6 years. She started her career as a REALTOR® and in her first year won the circle of excellence award and rookie of the year. When the Director of Recruiting position became available, Debbie jumped at the chance to help the brokerage grow.

    Dustin Helms


    VP of Expansion

    As Vice President of Expansion, Dustin’s goal is to introduce JPAR to new markets and highlight the opportunities our company offers as we continue to be one of the fastest-growing brokerages in the country.  With over 8 years of being a business owner/entrepreneur and with over 15 years of sales experience, Dustin has learned the value of making clients his top priority. 



    VP of Expansion

    Chastity Davenport is a Vice President of Expansion of our Franchise Division. She has a diverse background which includes founding startups, growing businesses, and providing consulting within the real estate and technology spaces. Her passion for industry-disrupting technologies and challenging the status quo can be seen in everything she does. She lives for innovation and implements new ideas to fine-tune all aspects of an organization. 

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