What inspires you?
People - and being part of something that impacts people in a positive way by making a difference in a person’s life.
Describe yourself in three words:
Passionate, honest, and hardworking.
Name three guests you’d invite to a dinner party:
My Mom, my Dad, and one of my seven siblings. Family to me is everything. There’s never enough time to spend with them and it’s always a blast.
Joel Garcia’s career has been built on relationships. In real estate, the hospitality business, even with his parents and seven siblings, Joel knew early on serving people was in his future. He studied hospitality and hotel management at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and soon brought his high-spirited, balanced, and passionate people-centered ethos to Florida to work in the region’s thriving hospitality sector.
After almost 20 years in that business, Joel pivoted. He earned his real estate license to bring that penchant for relationships to the most important transactions in people’s lives. Fluent in English and Spanish, he’s friendly, reliable, driven, and quick to help his team. Joel puts innovation into action on every assignment, including putting an information desk at a local fitness center to introduce gym members to the Gary Lanham Group’s latest condominium project.
As one of eight siblings, Joel appreciates the roots he’s laid in his adoptive hometown. An active member of his community who enjoys tennis, the beach, movies, and time spent with his puppies, Joel is building memories of his own - and for those clients he helps with each real estate transaction.