Richard G, Schaub, Jr., the founder and sole owner of Great American Properties, has been a real estate developer for over 35 years. He has created master-planned communities, marinas, commercial properties and golf courses, two of which were designed by Pete Dye and Joe Lee. These developments have garnered many prestigious awards (National Award from the American Institute of Architects, Builder Magazine’s Silver Award for Best Master Planned Community in the USA, The best 100 over 100 years, and more).
Who are we? That’s pretty simple…a group of talented people creating special spaces and environments. Doing things that have never been done before. The words imaginative, creative, thought provoking, precise execution and aesthetic excellence all apply.
Education: Georgetown University (Economics, English); University of West Florida (Finance, Accounting); New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate
Grand Harbor, the winner of Builder Magazine’s Silver Award for the best Master Planned community in the USA, has every amenity that one could desire…two 18-hole, championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye and Joe Lee; a Beach Club fronting the Atlantic Ocean; a 354-slip deep water marina on the Indian River.
Baytree, an oceanfront community, exists and evolves in balance with the beauty of Vero Beach’s unique coastal hammock.
The Shores, 84 acres with only 84 lots, is covered with the most majestic oaks and native vegetation one could imagine. This refuge on the Indian River, is a homeowner’s dream.
Our current Business Plan includes an aggressive pursuit of daily-fee golf courses located anywhere in the continental 48 states! These courses do not need to be in pristine condition. We are willing to expend the funds, time and energy to create value, both in terms of increasing revenues and player experience. (Member, National Golf Foundation)
Figuratively, the land always has something to say. We listen and simply do what the land and the market demands. That’s when the fun starts.
Our master planning is more of what an artist would call “earth sculpture.” And our architecture is what an artist would call “painting.” “I have been given a canvas, what can I paint that’s never been painted before”.
A profound respect for the land. Don’t touch anything that was not meant to be touched.
What we have accomplished at Great American Properties would never have come to life without the unique talents of our team of highly-respected professionals.
All of these people… our master planners, architects, engineers, arborists, environmental specialists…share the same commitment to the values that we have all established.
In each of their respective fields, they are the “best of the best”. They are an integral and irreplaceable part of the process. For all of these reasons, we have forged a very strong and long-lasting relationship with each one of them.
Richard G Schaub, Jr.
Direct line: 772-217-6160
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