The Vantix Advantage

Commercial real estate solutions you can trust.

Our Leadership Team

A Team of Experts on Your Side

At Vantix, we believe a strong team of advisors is built upon a foundation of integrity, collaboration, and trust. Our team’s priority is your priority. Through our client-first approach and dedication to doing what is right for our clients, we’re proud to be a true partner to commercial real estate stakeholders.


Ron Sparks MAI, MBA, MRICS

Vantix Realty & Vantix Consulting

For over 30 years, Ron has provided commercial real estate valuation, consulting, and brokerage services in Florida. As the go-to real estate expert in Central Florida, Ron has a wide range of experience across virtually all types of commercial real estate. 

John Sam Hotchkiss

Vantix Investment Realty

John’s first real estate position was as a file hunter in a South Florida appraisal office in 1991, while still in high school. That sparked his interest in the field and, a few years later, he pursued a degree in Real Estate and Urban Analysis from the University of Florida. In 1999, John transitioned from his position as a Multi-Family Property Manager to a Multi-National Brokerage with a focus on Investment Sales in Tampa Bay.

Decades in the industry have brought a depth of experience and know-how when it comes to creating multi-generational wealth for his clients via strategic leasing and sale transactions. Case in point, John managed the CRE assets of a client while nearly tripling the value, eventually brokering the disposition of their 9-figure portfolio. John strives to make a difference in the lives of his clients, family, and community through his dedication to his work and various philanthropic and humanitarian contributions.

Executive Director

Jeff Tolrud, CCIM

Vantix Investment Realty

Jeff has been active in commercial real estate for 40 years and counting. Prior to Vantix, he worked for several multi-national brokerage and real estate development firms. During his career, Jeff has completed over 10 million square feet in commercial transactions and has been named a CoStar Power Broker multiple times.

Less than 10% of commercial real estate practitioners are Certified Commercial Investment Members (CCIM) – Jeff has been a CCIM for the past 25 years. All CCIMs are required to submit a portfolio of qualifying transactions and complete ethics coursework, so you can rest assured that with Jeff in your corner, you’re receiving guidance aligned with the highest industry standards.

Jeff has keen, first-hand retail experience having opened, operated and sold four national retail franchise concepts.  He is proud to use his vast experience in brokerage and development to find optimal real estate opportunities for his clients.

Business Manager

Jennifer Sparks

Jennifer started her career at a multinational real estate firm and has been actively involved with real estate business management for over 15 years. She provides the operational platform that allows our team to serve our clients efficiently and effectively. Jennifer also oversees other parts of the Vantix business including human resources, information technology, accounting, facilities, and personnel management and is proud to make a difference in our community and clients’ lives.
Land Planner

Kevin Mineer, AICP

Kevin Mineer has more than 30 years of experience with land development in master planning, zoning and the public hearing process. He provides professional services related to eminent domain, zoning and land use classifications, potential uses and site requirements.
Office Manager

Holly Jackson

Holly began her real estate career nearly 25 years ago. Holly initially started in property management, working for a multinational real estate company, and now oversees all facets of research, staffing, database management, and office operations for Vantix. Holly supports the valuation and brokerage team and is responsible for customer relations, marketing, and research for each assignment.
About Us

The Vantix Approach

Vantix has been providing commercial real estate solutions throughout Florida for over 40 years.  We work with investors and clients in a variety of industries, including financial institutions, public and private corporations, governmental agencies, individual owners and investors, insurance companies, attorneys, non-profits, asset advisors, special servicers, pension funds, REITs, and more. With our in-depth industry expertise, teamwork-oriented process, and client-centric approach, we’re proud to help our clients create and utilize customized real estate solutions. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate our client’s success and deliver optimal outcomes that will pay off well into the future through our expert real estate strategies and commitment.

Our Values


Doing what is right for our clients is in our DNA.  This is who we are and will continue to be.


Our commitment to our team and outstanding client service is a guiding principle we adhere to at all times.


Collaborating with our clients ensures a successful outcome for all stakeholders.


We get smart deals done for our clients by properly implementing the latest technologies.


We strive to improve the community where we live.  We invest time and resources in our communities.

What We Do

We provide comprehensive strategies and solutions designed to help our clients not only to succeed but thrive in the commercial real estate space.

Success Stories

What Our Clients Are Saying

Our Clients

Who We've Worked With






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