Key Personnel

Max Spann Real Estate is privileged to introduce you to our key personnel:

Business Development Group

Alexander Spann - Business Development Sales Representative

    Mr. Spann is a key member of the Marketing Team. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing properties and developing marketing plans for their sale. Additional responsibilities include managing operations, Customer Relationship Management and Social Media Marketing. Mr. Spann is a graduate of Bucknell University with a degree in financial management and accounting. Prior to joining Max Spann, Mr. Spann worked in the equity and financial research industry focusing on a Large and MidCap Companies in the Healthcare, Consumer Staples, and Tech industries. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in New Jersey.

    Lawrence Samberg - Director of Business Development Southeast Region

      Lawrence Samberg is a Director of Business Development for the Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company and heads up the company's Florida corporate office. Mr. Samberg's responsibilities include expanding the company's client database while developing and implementing creative auction marketing strategies on a national basis. 

      In his 25 years experience in the real estate auction industry, he has represented national corporations, asset fund managers, developers and financial institutions to portfolio managers, real estate firms, partnerships, major retailers and individual sellers. 

      During his career, Mr. Samberg has successfully managed the disposition of residential, industrial, and commercial properties including luxury residences, historic buildings, apartments and office buildings, condominiums, condominium developments, subdivisions, golf courses, bed-and-breakfasts, co-ops, development sites, retail properties, warehouses, restaurants, nightclubs and marinas. 

      A recognized expert in analyzing, planning, and implementing auction-marketing strategies, to best maximize net value for sellers. His continued success in the discipline comes from his ability to identify the full potential of every property that is sold via the accelerated marketing method, which implements a spectrum of executive, operational, promotional, and managerial skills. 

      Mr. Samberg has authored numerous articles regarding the subject of real estate auctions. He is a recognized authority on the subject, and his frequent lecture "he Benefit and Opportunities Available through Successful Accelerated Marketing" has been presented to a variety of professional organizations. 

      Mr. Samberg received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing & Psychology, from the University of Cincinnati and holds numerous real estate licenses throughout the United States.

      Glen McDonald - Consultant

        Glen McDonald, Consultant, has more than 20 years of diverse experience in residential and commercial real estate as a builder, developer, land acquisition/ disposition specialist, and sales/marketing executive. 

        During his career, Mr. McDonald has purchased, entitled, built and managed the development of hundreds of residential units and numerous award-winning resort communities on behalf of various entities. His multi-faceted experience includes land acquisition/ disposition, financing, product design/development, site improvements, asset management, sales, marketing, homeowner association management and commercial leasing. 

        Mr. McDonald is frequently interviewed and featured for both his expertise in the real estate industry and accelerated marketing. 

        Mr. McDonald is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., with a bachelor's degree in engineering with a concentration in architecture. He is a licensed real estate salesperson in New Jersey and licensed auctioneer in North Carolina. In addition, he is a member of the Builders League of South Jersey (BLSJ), the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate.

        Joseph Bodnar - Director

          Joseph Bodnar is a member of the New Jersey State Society of Auctioneers, a member of the National Auctioneers Association, and a member of the Train Collector's Association. Mr. Bodnar has his designation as a General Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA). He completed the required courses and received this designation in 2004. Mr. Bodnar was voted the 1999 Bid Calling Champion by the NJSSA, received the 1999-2000 Best Advertising Award and received the Thomas Barton Post Historic Preservation Award for donating his services at the last 13 Annual Metlar-Bodine House Benefit Auctions. Mr. Bodnar is also a Graduate Personal Property Apporaiser (GPPA).

          Dwayne E. Craig - Director, Southwest Region

            Dwayne Craig has been an auctioneer since 1982, and a licensed sales associate in the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma since 1984. He holds auctioneer licenses in Arkansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Texas, Florida and Ohio. He is the Instructor of Auctioneering at Missouri Auction School. Since 1989, Mr. Craig has been a commissioner with the Arkansas Auctioneer Licensing Board, where he has served as chairman and co-chairman. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Arkansas Auctioneers Association. Mr. Craig has also held heavy equipment auctions in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Mexico and the Philippines as well as throughout the US since 1990.

            Fred R. Daniel - Director, Land and Estates

              Fred Daniel, director of business development, has been active in the farm and real estate auction business for over 40 years. During that period, he has managed and conducted over 800 cattle/farm equipment/farm land auctions throughout the Northeast. His clientele includes private individuals, the IRS, county governments and banks. Mr. Daniel also has a land consulting business advising both farmers and government entities on farmland preservation. Mr. Daniel is a graduate of the prestigious Missouri Auction School. A lifetime resident of New Jersey, he is renowned for his tremendous ability to bring buyers and seller together.

              Wilbur Hahn - Director

                Wilbur Hahn has a long and distinguished career in auctioneering. He is a former national president of the National Auctioneers Association and was recently inducted into the National Auctioneers Association's Auctioneer Hall of Fame. Formerly a professor of English at Lehigh University, Mr. Hahn began his auction career more than 30 years ago and is considered a national expert in the accelerated marketing industry.

                Erin Doherty Ward - Director

                  Erin Doherty Ward, CAI, BAS, is a third generation auctioneer from New York. She has been in the auction business her entire life with both her mother, Jill Doherty, 2002 IAC, and grandfather, Jack Doherty. Ms. Ward attended the World Wide Auction School (Mason City, Iowa) and chose to pursue a career focused on benefit auctions. She is in the charter class to receive her Benefit Auction Specialist degree. Ms. Ward is also a recent graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), the most highly respected education designation in the auction industry. Fewer than 5% of auctioneers nationwide have achieved CAI status. Ms. Ward received her bachelor's degree in women's studies with a focus in art history from the State University of New York, Purchase.

                  J. David Villabona - Director

                    J. David Villabona is an experienced broker, investor and auctioneer with more than 30 years experience in the real estate business. He specializes in residential, commercial, and land/farm properties both as a Realtor and auctioneer. Mr. Villabona owns and manages a diversified portfolio of rental properties, including a mobile home park and commercial real estate. He has many years of experience in marketing and selling new home neighborhoods for builder/developers. He has worked as a sales manager for major builders in Delaware and received numerous sales awards through the National Association of Home Builders. Mr. Villabona is a Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI) and Certified Estate Specialist (CES) through the National Auctioneers Association. He also has earned the Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation through the National Association of Realtors. He is a graduate of Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware. He is an auctioneer as well as a licensed real estate broker in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

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