what sets us apart from the rest

For many years, this team comprised the leadership and key personnel for another real estate and auction firm. Through the years, this team handled the successful sale of real estate on both a local and national level. In fact, the team has sold property in all 67 Florida Counties and 49 states across the USA.

Meet the team

Our uncommonly diverse team includes an attorney, REALTORS®, real estate agents, title specialists, property maintenance technicians, and an auction bid strategist. This unique combination of skills provides you a source of unparalleled knowledge of property and all aspects of the real estate industry.


CEO / General Counsel

Joseph J. Nolan has been active in the real estate industry since 1978 as an investor and consultant and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987.
As a transaction attorney for over 30 years, Joe has successfully handled more than 10,000 real property transactions for thousands of satisfied clients...



President and Managing Broker

John is a fourth-generation Plant City native and has been in the real estate business for nearly 20 years. During his career, he has sold everything—from high-rise office towers to luxury homes to industrial facilities. He is exceptional in his field for having sold property in all 67 Florida counties, 41 different states, and four foreign countries...



Chief Financial Officer
Gigi brings over 25 years of experience as comptroller, administrator, and closing agent for the law firm of Joseph J. Nolan PA. Her skill and knowledge regarding finance and accounting is a valuable asset to our clients. Gigi earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa.



Sales Associate / Auction Manager

In his more than 14 years of experience, Earl T. Williams has sold real estate in at least 36 states through a variety of methods, including traditional listings, auctions, and bankruptcy foreclosures. He has closed over 1500 transactions totaling more than $50 million in sales, with the largest single transaction being over $18 million...


Julee Shepherd

Office Administrator

Julee has worked for ACE since August 2018, after a 10-year career with Hillsborough County Public Schools. Her enthusiasm, attention to detail, and people skills assist ACE brokers, associates, and clients in executing successful sales and efficient closings...



Business Consultant

Tom is an accomplished auctioneer and sales associate with over 35 years of experience. He is also skilled in finance and business operations.



Principal Auctioneer

Jim Owen is uniquely qualified to help ACE Realty & Auction clients earn their highest potential return. His many years’ experience of real estate auction sales—including varied and often complex situations—have taught him how to correctly analyze and market clients’ property...


Metts III

Sales Associate

Carter is a new ACE Realty & Auction agent who hit the ground running with several new residential and commercial property listings which were quickly under contract and sold.
He has worked most of his career as an insurance agent, most recently as an independent adjuster, helping people put their lives and homes back together after hurricanes...


Buddy Johnson

Sales Associate

Buddy has developed and transacted real estate for years and understands that hard work and good intel gets the job done right. Co-founder with his brother of BuddyFreddys Restaurants, Buddy developed multi-million dollar projects in the private sector and served in the public sector as Director of the Florida Real Estate Commission...


Cynthia Clonts

Sales Associate

Cynthia Clonts has been buying and selling real estate since 2008. In 2017, she became a realtor to enhance and manage her own portfolio and to increase her knowledge in order to help others find their dream homes or investment properties.
Since 2017, she has achieved approximately $2 million dollars in sales in 10 transactions...

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