Holding a BSBA in Finance from University of Florida and a Master of International Business (MIBS) from University of South Carolina, Eric W. Odum, a Sarasota native, serves as the Managing Broker for ROI Commercial Property Brokerage. Eric began his commercial real estate career in banking as a lender for First Florida Bank, in Tampa. He focuses on acquisition and management of retail and office properties, but has experience across the major asset sectors.
His experience in development ranges across numerous retail projects, including freestanding Starbucks locations and retail strip centers around the State and country. He enjoys giving back to his community, as he served as the Founding President of the Gasparilla International Film Festival and has participated on other artistic boards, such as the Gasparilla Music Festival. Additionally, he served on the board of the Downtown Tampa CRA, a position appointed by Tampa City Council. He currently co-hosts the Invest Florida Real Estate Show, www.investfloridashow.com . Eric is conversant in both Spanish and Portuguese, allowing him to form lasting relationships with diverse clientele.