Staff Report for The Island Connection
One of the most recognized, revered, and respected names in the golf community and luxury real estate, Golden Bear Realty firm, announced this month that it will now be known as NV Realty Group. The name represents two of the company’s founders: Michael Nicklaus and Todd Vance who started the company in 2003.
Michael, the youngest son of golf icon Jack Nicklaus, and his business partner and brother-in-law, Todd Vance, opened the company 15 years ago with only four agents. Since then, the company has seen tremendous growth and is now operating with over 180 agents. 2018 marks their 15-year anniversary, which spurred a lot of reflection from its founders as they recognized the need for the brand to evolve. “We have big plans to grow and envision a brand that goes well beyond real estate. One that will be viewed as a luxury lifestyle brand.” Nicklaus states. “My father created the Golden Bear brand and it has allowed us to build a solid foundation for this business. But, we are bigger than just one person and we want our name and company to reflect that.” The company began in Palm Beach, Florida and quickly expanded its services to Delray Beach and Stuart. Then, in 2013, NV Realty Group set its sights on the historic Charleston, Kiawah, and
Seabrook areas of the South Carolina coast. With the support of Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and their team across the Southeast, NV Realty Group aims to launch offices in more cities, partner with additional golf communities and will continue to pursue opportunities that fit within their luxury lifestyle brand. In spite of their rapid growth, the same familial qualities of excellence and integrity remain at the company’s core, and the stage is now set for new and exciting business ventures.
“We are thrilled about the name change and how it fits with our goals to create a larger lifestyle brand,” says Vance. “While our name may be changing, our commitment to the highest quality service remains the same.” One of the founding pillars of the company has always been its dedication to impacting the local community.
Recently, NV Realty Group presented a $30,000 check to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation to carry on the legacy of the beloved Golden Bear himself, Jack Nicklaus. The company will continue to honor this commitment to children’s charities by pledging to contribute a portion of every real estate transaction throughout the year. This annual donation will directly support the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital – a world leader in pediatric care. “We owe a great deal to Jack Nicklaus and his commitment to family, value and integrity,” said Vance. “His values set the foundation for our company and we aim to continue that legacy through NV Realty Group as we expand into new markets and opportunities.”
NV Realty Group was founded in 2003 by Michael Nicklaus, son of golf legend Jack Nicklaus, and his business partner, Todd Vance. The firm specializes in luxury lifestyle real estate and golf communities. Headquartered in North Palm Beach, Florida, NV Realty Group has three Florida satellite offices in Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Stuart. In 2013, the company opened offices in historic downtown Charleston and Kiawah/Seabrook Island, South Carolina. For more information contact: Todd Vance at (561) 707-5822.