Having been a commercial real estate salesman for over 30 years, ROY BICKFORD knows Florida’s Real Estate Market better than most. “Whether interest rates are 6 percent or 12 percent, there is always a strategy for investing.” Roy’s expertise in large commercial real estate developments has enabled him to witness first-hand Vero Beach’s dynamic growth, yet still have a hand in maintaining the quaint laid-back lifestyle we all enjoy here in Vero Beach.
Roy Bickford’s more recognizable sales include the sale of the famous Rio Mar Bay Yacht Club, now the luxurious Quail Valley River Club; the commercial property at Humiston Park, now the elegant Ocean Park Townhomes boasting a unique view of Vero’s coastline.
Growing up in Florida, Roy learned golf from his father who was a golf professional for many years. His love of sports brought him to FSU where he enjoyed a successful career as quarterback and MVP for the Seminoles. Not surprisingly, some of his best friends are “Gators.” “I enjoy the camaraderie that heats up during football season in Florida.”
Vero Beach has some of the finest golf clubs in the country, both private and public, and Roy likes to get to know his clients better over a relaxing round of golf. “I believe in low-pressure sales. I want my clients to know they can trust me to give them my best investment ideas and all the details they need to know in order to make a sound investment. Leverage is key to investing in commercial real estate, but over-leveraging is never a good strategy. You have to watch supply/demand and always be one step ahead of the market.” Roy has had hands-on involvement in the design and development of some of this areas’ well known golf courses, including Quail Valley Golf Club and Eagle Marsh Golf Course. Outback Steakhouse Mobil Oil and FPL have looked to Roy Bickford for their commercial real estate needs. Roy negotiated on behalf of FPL and put together one of its largest land assemblages in Florida.
Roy Bickford specializes in large commercial developments, raw land sales, and has the background and expertise to see the sale through to closing. Roy’s reputation in the commercial real estate business is second to none. His easy-going Florida style and his old-fashioned” My word is my bond” integrity, is one of the reasons Roy Bickford was hand-selected to join Commercial Real Estate, LLC of Vero Beach.