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OUR PAST... A TRADITION OF SERVICE


In 1911, Mercer Moorman Parrish, Sr. chose Gainesville -- the fourth largest city in Florida at the time -- over Orlando and Perry, as the location of the Inter-Southern Life Insurance Company’s first Florida office. He quickly persuaded his father, James Howard Parrish, to relocate from Kentucky and formed the father/son real estate business of James H. & M.M. Parrish, Realtors.

The two went on to build leading real estate and insurance businesses and, in the process, became two of Gainesville’s most prominent residents. They were active in both civic and business circles and truly influenced the course of the city’s history. Neighborhoods such as The Duckpond and Golf View were developed by the pair.

In the 1930’s, Moorman’s sons, M. and H., carried on the family businesses. They began their own residential construction company and built a wide range of housing types throughout the city. M. also established a commercial construction company which was involved in the building or renovation of many Gainesville landmarks like the Thomas Center and UF’s South End Zone.

M. was influential in bringing new industry and business to Gainesville (G.E., Sperry Rand, and others) , and like his father, would alter the course of the city’s development. In the early 1950’s, M. formed M.M. Parrish & Associates and became known as “Mr. Real Estate” for all the hours he dedicated to the industry and community.

In the early 1970’s the insurance business was sold and the construction business would be sold in 1984. When H. Parrish died in 1971 his son Jim joined the company to focus on commercial brokerage. The company grew from twelve associates in 1980 to over forty by 1984. Jim became active in the real estate industry at both the state and national level and served as the President of the Florida Association of Realtors in 1989.

In 2000, at the age of 52, Jim suffered a fatal heart attack (as did his father and grandfather) leaving wife, Susan Parrish, as the first female owner of the company.

To kick off the next 100 years, family-owned M. M. Parrish Realtors joined with a new family in October of 2011. Beau Beery and father-in-law Todd Rainsberger became co-owners with the mother/son team of Susan and J. Parrish. Beau heads-up the Commercial Property Division, while J. serves as CEO and continues to oversee the entire operation. As Director of Community Relations, Susan represents the Company and encourages participation in many charitable and volunteer efforts. Todd, although without a formal title, offers ‘big picture’ leadership and is involved with Beau in building a strong Commercial Division. Overall operation of the Company is a group affair.

Also in 2011, a professional property management company was launched to provide owner/investors the highest return on their real estate investments in both commercial and residential leasing. The company also serves clients who wish to rent property rather than purchase.

In January of 2013, Michael Kitchens, a 20-year industry veteran and 7th generation resident of Gainesville, was hired as President of the Company.

The company today operates from two locations with over 80 Sales Associates ready to assist. After more than 100 years in business through some of the most challenging and rewarding times, the company is poised to move strongly into the future — serving the greater Gainesville market with the highest level of service.
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Alex
Henry

 3387675 3387675
RealtorRealtor
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Jill
Tinney

 3349835 3349835
Exceeded $4,500,000 in Sales V…Exceeded $4,500,000 in Sales Volume, closing 24 Homes in 2019
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Todd
Rainsberger

Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Howard Gordon

 BK3060369 BK3060369
Broker AssociateBroker Associate
GRI, E-ProGRI, E-Pro
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Rana
Schafer

Sr Vice President, Broker-Asso…Sr Vice President, Broker-Associate
GRI, RCC, CNHS, Relocation Cer…GRI, RCC, CNHS, Relocation Cert
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Mike
Webber

 SL3426934 SL3426934
RealtorRealtor
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Greg
Johnson

Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Jeff Rimes

 3379326 3379326
RealtorRealtor
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Bronco
Vuskovich

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Michele
Zopf

 SL3472004 SL3472004
RealtorRealtor
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Corey
Harris

 3121579 3121579
RealtorRealtor
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Kerry
Childers

Vice President Broker Associat…Vice President Broker Associate
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Brent Riley

 BK 565557 BK 565557
Sr. Vice PresidentSr. Vice President
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Ralph and Bonnie Cameron

 BK-167026 BK-167026
Senior Vice Presidents Senior Vice Presidents
GRI, CRS, CRBGRI, CRS, CRB
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Toba
Smith

Senior Vice PresidentSenior Vice President
CRS, GRICRS, GRI
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Claire
Jacobson

 BK3160317 BK3160317
GRI, Relocation SpecialistGRI, Relocation Specialist
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Dylan
Lennon PhD

 SL3347549 SL3347549
Realtor®, PhDRealtor®, PhD
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Susan
Walker

2016 International Diamond Soc…2016 International Diamond Society
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Ralph Hilliard

 3391743 3391743
RealtorRealtor
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Steve
McKinney

Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Marilyn
Deas

 SL3263214 SL3263214
RealtorRealtor
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Perry
Pursell

Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Audley
Harris

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Tracy
Ross

Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Michelle Carter

 3366473 3366473
RealtorRealtor
Commercial Realtor®Commercial Realtor®
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Don
Daley

 BK700581 BK700581
Broker Associate, Vice Preside…Broker Associate, Vice President
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Kim
Mitchell

 SL3228603 SL3228603
RealtorRealtor
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Heidi
Winston

 3367340 3367340
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Bill
Warinner

Historic Property SpecialistHistoric Property Specialist
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Edgar
Almendares

 3383275 3383275
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7111 NW 10TH Place Property Photo
7111 NW 10th Place
Gainesville, FL 32605
1 Story(s) | 51,434 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$7,250,000
4440 & 2614 NW 25TH Place Property Photo
4440 & 2614 NW 25th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
1 Story(s) | 31,406 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$4,710,900
15634 NW US Hwy 441 Property Photo
15634 NW Us Hwy 441
Alachua, FL 32615
1 Story(s) | 17,190 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$4,200,000
8411 N US HIGHWAY 27 Property Photo
8411 N Us Highway 27
Ocala, FL 34482
Zoning | 18.83 Acre(s)$3,000,000
3435 SW WILLISTON Road Property Photo
3435 SW Williston Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
BH Zoning | 5.00 Acre(s)$2,850,000
3811 SW 34TH Street Property Photo
3811 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
MU-1 Zoning | 8.25 Acre(s)$2,850,000
TBD SW Commerce Drive Property Photo
Tbd SW Commerce Drive
Lake City, FL 32025
Zoning | 34.30 Acre(s)$2,500,000
635 NW 13th Street Property Photo
635 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
1 Story(s) | 13,000 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,475,000
635 NW 13th Street Property Photo
635 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
1 Story(s) | 13,000 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,475,000
635 NW 13th Street Property Photo
635 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Zoning | 0.78 Acre(s)$2,475,000
635 NW 13th Street Property Photo
635 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Zoning | 0.78 Acre(s)$2,475,000
635 NW 13th Street Property Photo
635 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Zoning | 0.78 Acre(s)$2,475,000
4440 NW 25TH Place Property Photo
4440 NW 25th Place
Gainesville, FL 32606
1 Story(s) | 16,128 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,419,200
19450 E County Road 1474 Property Photo
19450 E County Road 1474
Hawthorne, FL 32640
1 Story(s) | 28,326 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,400,000
2614 NW 43RD Street Property Photo
2614 NW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606
1 Story(s) | 15,278 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,291,700
15043 Main Street Property Photo
15043 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32616
1 Story(s) | 14,303 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,000,000
15043 Main Street Property Photo
15043 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32616
1 Story(s) | 14,303 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,000,000
15043 Main Street Property Photo
15043 Main Street
Alachua, FL 32616
1 Story(s) | 14,303 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$2,000,000
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7245 SE 246th Terrace
Hawthorne, FL 32640
Zoning | 185.00 Acre(s)$1,950,000
3802 SW 37TH Street Property Photo
3802 SW 37th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
MU-1 Zoning | 1.93 Acre(s)$1,495,000
6520 NW 13th Street Property Photo
6520 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
PD Zoning | 4.85 Acre(s)$1,300,000
6520 NW 13th Street Property Photo
6520 NW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32653
PD Zoning | 4.85 Acre(s)$1,300,000
14100 NW US Highway 441 Property Photo
14100 NW Us Highway 441
Alachua, FL 32615
Zoning | 5.06 Acre(s)$1,200,000
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10434 SE 225th Drive
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Zoning | 81.50 Acre(s)$1,100,000
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3500 NE Waldo Road
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1 Story(s) | 21,500 SqFt | 0 Office SqFt$1,075,000
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