From an early age, JC Commercial Realty founder, JC Conte, has been dedicated to family and community. A South Florida native and the third of four children born to Cuban immigrants, Mr. Conte writes and speaks fluent English and Spanish. Mr. Conte is a Key Biscayne-Miami native and helped his father Rafael Conte, Sr. become the first Mayor of the Village of Key Biscayne after their incorporation in 1992.
He is an alumnus of the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. While at the University, Mr. Conte was a co-publisher for the Journal of Applied Physiology and researched cycling on behalf of the United States Olympic Committee.
With a passion for sports, he and his roommate, Tom Cerny, co-founded the University of Florida’s Bicycle Racing Team, Team Florida, where Mr. Conte served as captain, treasurer, and fundraiser while simultaneously competing with his teammates in regional collegiate bicycle races. JC also worked long hours at Domino’s Pizza as an Assistant Manager and Deliveryman to pay for all of his own college expenses.
Setting the Foundation for Success
Mr. Conte believes the foundation for success lies in working very hard, very smart and leveraging technology to be as productive as possible. Immediately upon graduation, The Willix Health Institute in Fort Lauderdale, hired JC to work as an Exercise Physiologist. He passionately rehabilitated, trained, and instructed athletes and cardiac patients in the areas of nutrition, diet planning, exercise, and physical therapy modalities. This work experience lead to a position at the South Miami Hospital Health and Wellness Center. After two years at South Miami Hospital, Mr. Conte decided it was time to start his own business and formed Perfect Fit Health and Nutritional Services which catered to high net worth individuals in the Miami Beach community.
Transitioning into Commercial Real Estate
With a growing family and the encouragement of several Perfect Fit clients, it was time to take on a new business challenge. In the summer of 1996, Mr. Conte put his business experience, drive, and entrepreneurial spirit to the ultimate test and embarked on a new career path in the commercial real estate industry. While retaining a few Perfect Fit Clients, JC transitioned into the commercial real estate business by joining the highly-recognized Doral firm of Easton-Babcock, now Easton & Associates. After 24 months of learning the basics of the business, JC joined the world’s leading commercial real estate brokerage firm of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE – NYSE: CBG) and quickly earned the title of Vice President.
After many years at CBRE, the Rogers Staubach Company recruited Mr. Conte and his team to be their local partners. Mr. Conte operated as Principal & Director of Industrial Services for South Florida. In November 2008, NYSE Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) merged with The Staubach Company. Mr. Conte remained in his leadership role at Jones Lang LaSalle for two years when he decided to to start his own Corporate Real Estate services firm, JC Commercial Realty on July 4, 2010 (Independence Day!).
For more than eight years now, JC Commercial Realty has been providing its clients with exceptional corporate real estate services in the areas of Corportate HQ Relocation, Tenant Representation, Buyer Representation, Building Sales, Investment Sales, and Landlord Leasing. Serving Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach, Mr. Conte has enjoyed being an integral part of both publicly-traded and privately-held companies’ strategic real estate planning. JC Commercial Realty just celebrated its 8th year in business and Mr. Conte’s 23rd year in providing Gold Standard Corporate Real Estate Services to his clients.
Professional Affiliations and Personal Life
Mr. Conte is an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and has received the CoStar Power Broker Award every year since 2006. He is an active real estate broker in Florida and the broker of record for the firm. JC has been happily married to his wife, Grace, for over 25 years. Grace and JC have four children — Claudio (25), Gabriel (23), Sofia (17), and Nicolas (14).
JC is also dedicated to the next generation of children locally and globally. He is a South Florida native and volunteers his time as an Executive Board member of the Broward County FCA. Broward FCA provides financial and emotional support to athletes and coaches at under served middle and high schools. FCA also provides many opportunities for student athletes and their coaches to attend sport-specific camps and leadership academies over the summer months.
Furthermore, JC & Grace Conte are passionate about helping children and families everywhere. They are faithful and generous givers to the following organizations:
- Christians United for Israel-CUFI
- Operation Smile
- Wounded Warriors
- Compassion International
- 4Kids of South Florida
- Love Boca Homeless
- Alliance Defending Freedom
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes-FCA
- FCA Wrestling
If you have any questions or need help from a dedicated, bi-lingual, South Florida Corporate Real Estate Professional who will always keep your best interest at the forefront of every decision, call JC Commercial Realty today 954-418-7198.