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Mary Demetree

Owner

Mary Demetree is the owner of Demetree Real Estate Services. Through challenging economic environments, Mary continues to focus on strategic and management planning initiatives for commercial and land development in order to provide savvy real estate solutions. She began her career with Demetree Builders as executive vice president and chief operating officer before buying the company and assuming her current role.

The Demetree companies have been involved in a myriad of real estate and construction projects throughout the United States. In 2014, Demetree Real Estate Services merged with a well-established property management firm to provide a more well-rounded suite of commercial real estate services. In addition to her expertise in real estate, Mary has extensive experience in the wireless communications industry, having developed and operated cellular systems in Montana and Minnesota. She also was an investor in two other cellular businesses. Charisma Corporation – which developed cellular MSAs (major service areas) in Florida, Tennessee and Georgia – and was sold to AT&T; and Area Communications, which was purchased by Continental Cable Company.

Mary is also a business partner in the popular Winter Park landmark, Park Plaza Gardens Restaurant, as well as a venture capital partner in Wonderworks, a themed attraction in Orlando’s tourist corridor, and Handex Consulting & Remediation, a full service environmental firm.

As an alumna of the University of Alabama, Mary is an active community leader. She serves as the chairwoman of the William C. Demetree, Jr., Foundation. In the spirit of her philanthropic nature and faith-based affirmation, Mary presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Ave Maria University. She has served on the Orlando Chamber of Commerce Board's Executive Committee and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Partnership, and the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine Advisory Board.

Mary also served as a director of security at the National Bank Corporation, which later became Huntington Banks, Chairman of the Community Reinvestment Act Committee, Chairman of the Orange County Community Development Board and is a Leadership Winter Park and Leadership Orlando alumnae. In addition, she has been a member of Downtown Toastmasters, Junior League of Orlando, Florida Executive Women and former board member of Council 101 in support of the Orlando Museum of Art. She is a past President of Legatus, a national Catholic business leader’s organization.

 

 

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