Tom Valdes is President and Owner of The Georgia Club Real Estate Company, Inc., Statham, Georgia. Tom came to The Georgia Club over 16 years ago and was instrumental in the initial design and development of the community. With over 40 years in the real estate industry, his combined sales are in excess of 2,500 residences and over 1.75 billion in sales revenue comprised of 6 major developments. Prior to moving to Athens, Tom was the Broker at The Estates at Bay Colony Golf Club in Naples, Florida. Previous to that he was President and CEO at Windsor in Vero Beach. He was also involved in Sales/Management at Seaside, Grand Harbor and Ocean Reef Club in Florida. He has held or holds Real Estate Broker’s licenses in 5 states. His expertise includes development strategies for the assemblage of land; working with government entities on zoning entitlements; creation of community development teams (surveyors, engineers, architects, attorneys, environmental personnel, etc.); development planning & execution; Community Document development; initiating builder programs; initiation & execution of marketing and new home sales programs; design review; and development of golf courses & other recreation amenities. Tom’s vast years of experience in Florida developments gave him unique insight into the components that help make communities successful. It is through that experience and hard work that helped shape The Georgia Club into the community that many have come to love and appreciate as home.