Nations Real Estate is a full-service Commercial Real Estate and Business Brokerage in Northwest Florida. Specializing in real estate since 1977, we strive to be experts in our market and to be instrumental in the continued growth and development of Bay County and surrounding areas.
Our Company has in excess of $100,000,000 worth of inventory, featuring shopping centers, office buildings, retail stores, restaurants, industrial properties, and vacant land. We also actively manage or lease over 200,000 square feet of lease inventory.
Whether you need assistance in selling your real estate or business or are looking for a particular property or ongoing business, Nations Real Estate offers experience, vitality, knowledge, and the professional associations to meet and exceed your expectations.
Darren joined Nations Real Estate in 1995. A graduate of Florida State University, he gained experience working for publishing company, Worth International in Miami, Florida and Budget Rent A Car Corporation in Orlando, Florida. In his near two decades with Nations Real Estate, he has gained extensive knowledge in local Commercial Real Estate, ranging from industrial and multi-family to vacant development land. He has expertise in conventional brokerage as well as landlord and tenant representation, acting in management of numerous office parks and retail centers.
Seeking to build and strengthen the community he calls home, Darren has formed relationships with national brokerage firms and Department of Defense contractors, acting as trusted local representation for large companies seeking to develop their business in Bay County. He has served on numerous volunteer boards and currently serves on the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Board as Chairman. He also serves on the Richard Haiman National Parks Foundation as President, the Bay County Planning Commission, and the Goodwill Board of Directors.
Don Nations-Founder Broker
Don Nations founded Nations Real Estate in 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. With a second home in Bay County, he became involved as a developer and broker in the local area and moved down full time in 1985. With 37 years’ experience, nearly 30 of those in Bay County, he has been instrumental in the development of several local commerce projects including Stanford Station (Hobby Lobby) and the 23rd Street Corporate Park. He was also involved in the acquisition and assemblage of more than seven condominium projects in both Panama City and Panama City Beach.
In addition to Don’s extensive real estate experience, he also gained experience as the owner/operator of a construction company, Schipper Nations Construction. He has developed and rehabilitated well over 500,000 square feet of shopping centers, office projects and small housing projects.
Don has strong community ties, serving on several local boards including the Salvation Army Board of Directors, the Bay Medical Foundation Board of Directors and the Bay Bank Board of Directors and Advisory Committee. He continues to be a driving force behind the growth and development of Bay County and surrounding areas.
David focuses on working with investors , business owners and real estate. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that provides a level of service that goes well beyond the basic transaction. As a valuable team member of Nations Real Estate, David is committed to assessing the needs of his customer and identifying the best outcome based on that need. He possesses the insight and local connections to help navigate any transaction from start to successful finish.
David moved to Bay County in 2002 with his family to run their lighting businesses Lighting Unlimited and Lighting Etc. He received his formal education from The University of Baltimore with BA in Finance and a fifth year BA in Accounting from The University of South Florida. He has over thirty years of experience in the business world ranging from Fortune 500 companies to family run businesses. Most recently, David sold Bridging the Gap, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center he built from the ground up to a regional conglomerate JourneyPure based in Nashville, TN.