Florida Real Estate Advisors (FREA) is a full-service real estate appraisal, counseling and brokerage firm headquartered in Bradenton, Florida. With over 60 years of varied real estate experience, we have maintained a strong commitment and reputation for providing objective and well-documented appraisal and counseling reports and professional buyer's brokerage services.
Company PresidentCurtis W. Hunt, MAI has been an appraiser since 1982 with experience in preparing appraisals, reviews, and counseling reports on an array of complex real estate projects. Mr. Hunt is a member of The Appraisal Institute and the Manatee County Association of Realtors. He is a Florida State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. RZ 0001697. Mr. Hunt holds a BA in Real Estate from the University of Texas. He is currently on the Ethics Review Committee of The Appraisal Institute and has qualified in state circuit courts and federal bankruptcy court as an expert on real estate matters. He is also a board member of the CID Commercial Division of the Manatee County Association of Realtors.
AssociatesJames R. Boyd, MAI is a member of The Appraisal Institute and has over 27 years of experience in preparing appraisals, appraisal reviews, counseling , and court testimony. Mr. Boyd is a Florida State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. RZ 0001251.
Jeffrey S. Deuitch. A lifelong resident of the Sarasota - Bradenton area, Mr. Deuitch has been involved in local real estate most of his life, assisting with his family's real estate business from an early age. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida, is experienced in appraising residential real estate throughout Sarasota and Manatee Counties and is a Florida State Registered Real Estate Appraiser No. RI 0004218.
Benjamin Gibson formerly served as an appraiser with Farm Credit and is now the firm's agriculture expert. Mr. Gibson holds a BS in Agriculture from the University of Florida and has analyzed citrus and other various farming operations throughout the state. He has over 15 years of experience and is a Florida State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser No. 00001740.
FREA is a recent dba of Investment Counselors, Inc. The expanded name is provided to better identify our expanded brokerage services. The firm was formerly known as Hunt Gravely & Company when associated with Jeffrey Gravely, MAI. Mr. Gravely is now a partner with Panther Ridge Development and can be e-mailed at email@example.com