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David Dawkins, MBA


Prior to real estate, David spent 10 years in corporate finance and sales and also completed his Masters in Business Administration. During that time, David gained experience in all aspects of customer and employee relations while running multiple offices for one of the largest U.S. Fleet Management companies. Throughout his 4 years in real estate investing David has been able to start and grow his portfolio from one single family rental to over $3.5MM in assets under management, as he moved into multifamily properties. Throughout that time David has gained first-hand experience in all facets of real estate investing from property acquisition through to sale and all aspects in between, including project and property management.

Gino Barbaro


Gino Barbaro is an investor, business owner, author and entrepreneur. He has grown his real estate portfolio to over 1500 multifamily units. He is the co-founder of Jake & Gino, a multifamily real estate company that was founded upon their proprietary framework of Buy Right, Manage Right & Finance Right. He is the best-selling author of three books, Wheelbarrow Profits, The Honey Bee, and Family, Food and the Friars, and is a graduate of IPEC, (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) where he earned his designation as a Certified Professional Coach. He currently resides is St. Augustine, Florida with his beautiful wife Julia and their six children.

Marissa Gilyard

Marketing Coordinator & Investor Relations

Marissa Gilyard, a local to Jacksonville Florida, joined the Seven Bridges community in 2019. Marissa comes from a background of customer service and technology education. Pursuant to her entrepreneurial goals to become an investor, Marissa is an active Realtor operating in North East Florida, growing her business, while aligning her interest with Seven Bridges to build her knowledge in the multifamily sector of Real Estate Investing. 

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We partner with the local Junior Achievements Chapter to help underprivileged youths in Jacksonville learn about financial literacy.
To learn more about about The Junior Achievement of North Florida visit their website here.

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