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Jamie Zambrana | - CRE Acquisitions & Finance

Jamie Zambrana is co-founder and managing partner of RARE CRE.

Jamie focuses on working with owners both private and institutional investors, as well as large servicers and financial institutions. Jamie has managed the acquisition and disposition of over 6,700 assets and over $1.5B in closed transactions, with an emphasis on capital markets, REO and note sales. A true owner champion, providing value through strategic thinking and implementation.

​He started his career as an investment banker offering services to emerging publicly-traded companies seeking equity capital and financial consulting services, then, a Nasdaq Market Maker, and later a Portfolio Manager, with Merrill Lynch, Wachovia Securities, and Oppenheimer & Co. 

Nelson Garcia | - CRE Acquisitions & Finance

Nelson Garcia is co-founder and managing partner of RARE CRE.

Nelson has over a decade of experience in commercial real estate, capital markets, private equity and telecom and is a licensed real estate broker.

​ Before venturing out on his own, Nelson worked in real estate private equity and investment banking, during which he was instrumental in the acquisition, development and/or financing of over 2 million sq. ft. of commercial, multifamily and hospitality projects. 


Patrick Mooney | Government Relations 

Patrick is a highly valued Advisor and Partner for JFB Construction & Development Inc.  Patrick will provide his Vast knowledge and experience in Raising Capital and continue growing Government Relations, as JFB propels into the future as a Public Company.  Patrick is a partner in Response America LLC, based in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  With 25+ years of fundraising experience, Pat brings a wealth of important contacts and fundraising knowledge to Response America. Pat began his career in the mid-1990s while working on campaigns in Texas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. He continued to build out his career by serving as an account executive for two well-known DC-based fundraising agencies, putting his talents to use and today, Pat serves as a top recruiter for new political clients and candidates. Since joining Response America in 2005, Pat’s expertise in fundraising acquisition and copywriting has helped propel Response America to the very top of the industry. His recent clients include Governor Ron DeSantis, Senators Rand Paul, Josh Hawley, Tim Scott, Rick Scott,  and U.S. Representatives Michael Waltz, Brian Mast, and Byron Donalds, among others.  A native of Frederick, MD, Pat received his Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. JFB is excited to have Pat on the team and we look forward to a successful future. 

Mike Haridopolos | Director of Government Relations

Mike Haridopolos is a former member of both the Florida Senate (2003-12) and Florida
House (2000-03). He was elected by his fellow senators to serve as Senate President from
2010-2012. During his tenure as President, Florida faced a $4 billion budget shortfall,
home foreclosures, and rising unemployment rates. Working with members of the House
and Senate and then new Governor Rick Scott, Florida balanced its budget without
raising taxes. As President, Florida reformed its Medicaid system, state pensions, auto
insurance and addressed the prescription drug crisis. Mike advocated for the wrongfully
accused. Through his efforts two men who were wrongfully imprisoned for over 20 years
were given compensation from the state. He left office in 2012 due to term limits.

Mike is now a leading business and political consultant in Florida. He advises
Congressional and state legislative candidates around the nation. A regular commentator
on political matters on Fox 35, Mike is a former college professor for almost 20 years at the
University of Florida and Eastern Florida State where he taught political science and
history. He has authored or co-authored four books on politics. His most recent book, the
Modern Republican Party of Florida chronicles the rise of the Republican Party in

He and his wife Dr. Stephanie Haridopolos, a family practitioner, live in Indian Harbour
Beach Florida with their three children.  In his free time he enjoys golf and time with the family.

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