Our Mission Statement
We are a team of professionals whose goal is to provide results-oriented real estate and business brokerage services to our clients. We operate as a team, not as individuals, and we seek to earn and maintain the respect of our clients and of our colleagues in the business community.'
The Adkins Florida Group is a real estate and business brokerage conglomerate located in Bradenton, Florida. From tough residential foreclosure avoidance and multi-million dollar service industry business brokerage to Commercial Sealed Bid Auctions and Residential On-site Auctions, The Adkins Florida Group is continually delivering personalized real estate-centric business services along the west coast of Florida.
The Adkins Florida Group was founded by James E. Adkins II and James P. Adkins, a father-son team, with a mission to build long-term wealth for our clients through intelligent and timely real estate and business investments.d Your complete satisfaction is our commitment.
Together with Mark, John, and Phyllis, the Adkins Florida Group has over 70 years of experience in real estate, management, law, industry, manufacturing, development, construction and technology. The Adkins Florida Group brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to all real estate transactions and you can be assured that we will work toward your goals as diligently as if they were our own. Our motto here at the Adkins Florida Group is 'DREAM BIG'. And that is exactly what we enable you to do. Let us show you how.
In 2010 James P. Adkins, LLC of Keller Williams on the Water joined forces with Accelerated Real Estate Services (ARES) to provide Real Estate Auction Solutions to Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
In addition to being the most dynamic Business Brokerage in Manatee County, we continue to have great success in auctioning Commercial and Residential Real Property.
James P. Adkins, Broker Associate
Auctions, Sales & Business Broker
James' years of experience in the disposition and management of real estate assets has benefited the largest builders, developers, brokers, institutional clients, law firms, receivers, trustees, courts, and government agencies. James has represented in excess of $20 million in real estate transactions, including thousands square feet of commercial, well over 200 single family homes in Florida, resorts in Florida and thousands of acres of farm land in Illinois and Texas.
Some of his customers include, 5/3 Bank, Synovus Bank, Whitney Bank, Florida Bank, Bank of America Community Development, Cornerstone Community Bank, First Home Bank, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, Bilirakis Law Group, Reid and Agee, PLLC, Bates-Buchanan-Savitsky Law Group, Golm Law Group and Riddel Law Group.
Navigating this market calls for experts that provide solutions, not services. And exit strategies are more than disposition. In house, he provides brokerage, property management and auctions, allowing James to develop the right solution for his customers.
Broker, Keller Williams
Higher Education: B.A. - University of Kentucky
CDPE - Certified Distressed Property Expert
GRI - Graduate Realtor Institute - Core 1
CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member - Core 1
Florida Association of REALTOR's Leadership Academy - Graduate, 2009
Personal: Married, wife Christina Adkins
James E. (Jim) Adkins II, LLC, B.S., J.D., REALTOR
Business Broker & Sales
I have been a licensed Florida REALTOR since 2004 and have been a full-time resident of Bradenton, Florida since 1999. During my time in Bradenton I have purchased, remodeled and leased several homes in San Remo Shores subdivision. Before I moved permanently to Florida I was a resident of the wonderful state of Kentucky, where, for 25 years, I practiced real estate law and owned a title company.
Jim is a Business Broker.
During those 25 years of practicing law I also became a dedicated land developer and immersed myself in the construction, renovation and leasing of residential and commercial real estate. Additionally, from 1990 to 1998, I was the owner and operator of a 150-unit full service suites hotel, restaurant and nightclub in Southern Ohio. Broker: Keller Williams
Professional Affiliations: Past President - Boyd County Kentucky Bar Association; Member - Kentucky Bar Association; Manatee Association of REALTORS; Florida Association of REALTORS; National Association of REALTORS: United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; First Lt. United States Army Reserves, 1967-1983; Active Duty, 1970-1972, First Infantry Division, Augsburg, West Germany
Community Involvement: Past President - Catlettsburg, Kentucky Rotary Club (2 terms); Director - Bradenton, Florida Rotary Club, 2006-2008; Director - Bradenton, Florida Rotary Club Foundation, 2006-2008; Member - Hernando DeSoto Historical Society; University of Kentucky Fellow
Higher Education: B.A. - University of Kentucky
J.D. - University of Kentucky
Personal: Married to Georgene Adkins with three children, James, Eric, Emily and one grandchild, Tristin
Mark J. Barish, M.Ed., Realtor, LLC, A.B., A.U. 4443
Auctioneer, Residential & Commercial Real Estate
Mark Barish has 15 years experience in IT, Business, Construction, Education and the Arts. He is proud to find continued success with the Adkins Florida Group. Mark is the Auctioneer for the Accelerated Real Estate Services, the Listing Manager, Administrator and Marketing Specialist for Residential/Commercial Auctions and the Residential Sales Team.
His supporting roles have previously included IT Systems Administrator, Construction Field Engineer, Computer Science College Teacher, and Artist Patron. With various talents, Mark is now focused on fostering a meeting of the minds for local buyers and sellers of real property in strictly Win-Win situations. Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent and State Licensed Auctioneer.
Higher Education: B.S. Business Communications Bentley College
M.Ed Cognition & Development American Intercontinental University
Professional Affiliations: Manatee Association of REALTORS; Florida Association of REALTORS; National Association of REALTORS;
Director of Lead Development and Listing Generation
Phyllis moved to Bradenton from Montana after working as a real estate agent for 15 years, selling large Farm and Ranches, rangeland, and rural residential properties as a consistent multi-million dollar top producer in three counties.
Working and living at the base of the mountains, the gateway to the Yellowstone National Park via the Spectacular Beartooth Highway, one of the best recreational wonderlands of America, is a sense of pride for her.
Prior to selling real estate her background was working for the Dept. of Justice in law enforcement, utilizing a quick disposal of drug seized properties by using several types of Auction sales. Phyllis has many hobbies including; hunting big game animals for food, fishing in mountain streams, boating, hiking, camping, & off road 4-wheeling.