Get to Know Our Team
Exceptional People. Extraordinary Results.
Guzel Commercial Group is made up of a group of passionate people who are dedicated to making us be the best Commercial Real Estate Development Firm. Exceptionally talented, creative people are at the heart of what makes this such a great company work within all your future projects. Get to know these individuals below.
President, Business Development/Government Relations
Strong relationships with city staff and officials with experience working in Williamson, Bastrop and Hays counties as well as COA.
• Campaign Manager for Leander 2018 Mayor and 2 City Council Members. Marci Cannon/Troy Hill/Christine Sederquist.
• Negotiated terms, space planning, build out and property management for over 159k SF of lease space.
• Managed $5M in personal transactions that include buy, sell and leasing of residential and commercial property.
• Lead Agent / Project Manager $ 52M of land development listings
• Attended development and City Council meetings.
Project Manager of land maintenance contractors, surveyors,
1987 – Texas A&M University, BA Electrical Engineering. 9 yrs - Executive Manager, 15 years of real estate investment analysis and ownership. Licensed Residential Loan Officer. All around Bad Ass, AKA “Velvet Hammer”.
A executive business consultant in Austin, Texas. Sales, marketing, business and product development, and operations professional experienced in developing products, accounts, and markets; in negotiating partnership and supply agreements; and in growing profitable business lines. Been closing deals and project management for more than 25 years knows the importance of project team culture, time management and open communication. He has the knowledge and ability to assist through the project life cycle with ease and will be at the forefront of all risk mitigations.
experience analyzing demographic, economic, lifestyle, and real estate market trends
use informed data analytics to help institutional, private and angel investors create and implement top performing portfolios.
experience monitoring and evaluating strategic real estate and business trends — leverage these insights to define and execute a successful direction for your firm, portfolios, and projects.
President, MO Brokerage
Guzel Broker of Record
Guzel Advisory Team
37 years of professional experience within Real Estate, Customer Relationship Management, Organizational Development, and Sales and Marketing.
Facilitated $180 million in Land and Residential homesite sales.
Recipient of numerous and consecutive awards for Top Land Sales Executive within multiple start-up luxury golf and residential communities.
Facilitated $15 million in residential land sale (Comanche Trace, Kerrville, TX)
$3.5 million in residential land sales (The Horizon, Kerrville, TX)
$20 million in residential land contracts (Waterford, Marble Falls, TX) $4.3 million in residential land sales (Spanish Oaks, Bee Cave, TX)
Strategically involved in the development of four residential communities and responsible for the marketing of 300 home sites to multiple builders and $6.7 million in residential land sales, (Black Wolf Partners & Developers, Indian Hills, Salado Lake, Highlands Ranch)
Development Consultant, Construction Manager, RE Acquisition and Negotiations
Guzel Advisory Team
Managing Partner of Definity Capital, LLC. John’s business background includes heading several profitable startups. John has consulted for companies with operations nationwide and has a remarkable eye for profitable investments. Through various partnerships and related entities, John has been involved in the development of over $ 30 million in real estate and consulting.
John’s business background includes 10 years in the real estate and mortgage business. Lee has been involved in the acquisition, development, and/or financing of $ 30 million of real estate. Previously, John Lee co-owned and managed a large luxury automobile dealership that generated in excess of $ 48 million in annual revenue. In addition, John spent six years working for the State of Texas, auditing fortune 500 firms. Lee is a graduate of the University of Texas where he earned his B. A. in Government in 1979. He has resided in Austin, Texas for over 50 years.