Born and raised in South Florida and from a lineage of builders and developers, Joe Caprio is a dedicated family man and a successful Broker/Realtor specializing in luxury estates in the South Florida area. His sales areas include: Southwest Ranches, Davie, Cooper City, Weston, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale. Joe is one of Florida’s top producing real estate agents with more than a half a billion dollar in sales. His success can be attributed to his extensive knowledge of the South Florida luxury home market, his drive to satisfy his clients’ dreams… and his team of professional Associates and office Support Staff.
Educated in the building and developing world, Joe’s experience has included representing some of the top builders and developers, in the West Broward area, recognized as the premier leaders in custom built homes with an excellent reputation over the past decade.
Joe Caprio and his dedicated team of professional Associates’ combined experience in real estate sales, marketing, appraising, building and transaction processing tops over 145 years of combined experience. The Caprio Real Estate Firm will assure that all your real estate needs are met, 7 days a week, with the highest level of professional service possible while maintaining honesty and integrity. Our team will work to assist you in all aspects of your real estate transactions with the highest level of customized service and performance.
The Caprio Team includes Sales Agents: Thomas Crivello (Broker Assoc.), Eldita Garcia, Philip Caprio, Anthony Caprio, Ivy Walls, Alex Fernandez, David Mantz, Marketing Director & Website Mgmt: Katerina Garcia, Transaction Processor: Harvey Goodman, and Computer Systems Mgmt: Chris Caprio.
The Caprio Sales Team
Tommy Crivello – Broker Associate
Thomas J. Crivello was born & raised in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating with honors from Kingsborough Community College & receiving an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Tommy enrolled in Boston University. While attending Boston University, the adoration & respect for his country unequivocally enhanced his decision to enlist in the United States Navy in 1995.Tommy was stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on board the USS Fletcher DD-992, a naval Destroyer Ship. During his unblemished naval career, Tommy served two tours in Iraq & participated in Desert fox/Desert Shield where he was awarded one of his two Navy Achievement Medals. Before being honorably discharged in 1999, Tommy had achieved the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. Returning to familiar roots, Tommy worked as a union carpenter in New York City for the following two years. In 2002, he & his bride, Nicole, made a life changing decision by moving to south Florida where Tommy became a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser.Upon completing the two-year requirement for appraisal training, Tommy’s continual drive for success led him to establish TNN Appraisal, Inc. Due to professionalism & excellent service, TNN Appraisal grew extremely fast becoming one of the largest appraisal firms in South Florida from 2005 to 2009. Supervising & managing twenty-eight licensed appraisers, an office manager, & two full-time secretaries, Tommy acquired the interpersonal & communication skills necessary to flourish & emerge as a competent entrepreneur.In 2009, Tommy expanded on his knowledge & career working in the South Florida Housing Market by obtaining his Sales Associate, Real Estate license. Shortly, thereafter, he joined the Joe Caprio & Co. Real Estate team. In 2013, persistent in his determination for success, Tommy enhanced his realtor expertise becoming a Real Estate Broker. He continues his effort as a Broker Associate working in the pristine areas of South Florida: Southwest Ranches, Weston, Plantation & Davie.Tommy’s extensive knowledge in the housing market has given him a competitive edge over other realtors in the industry. The fundamental core of his business approach is the military’s foundation with a background in two vital industries, Construction & Appraisals. The unique combination of learned skills has enabled Tommy the aptitude to understand & identify all the intricate components of construction while being able to accurately evaluate a property for its true worth.Tommy Crivello’s persistence in excellence has earned him a business degree with a hands-on education absorbing & acquiring the necessary knowledge in construction, evaluation, & sound configuration of homes. His drive to continually equip & move forward in business led to one of the largest appraisal firms in South Florida. With the ability to appreciate, recognize, evaluate, & market homes in the South Florida housing industry, Tommy has exceptionally propelled & elevated himself above the competitor brands. Today, he specializes in the South Broward niche market, concentrating on promoting & selling Luxury Estates & Equestrian Properties for both buyers & sellers.
Eldita Garcia – Luxury Real Estate Specialist
Eldita Herreria-Garcia, was born & spent her early childhood in Louisville, Kentucky. Growing up in the Blue Grass State developed her love of horses which brought her to live, work, volunteer & play in our prestigious Southwest Ranches community for over 17 years. Born of Catholic Cuban parents, Eldita is fluent in both English & Spanish. Her parents migrated from Kentucky to Florida where she soon earned her B.A. w/honors in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Florida. As a Gator Grad she started her extensive marketing career as a Resource Development Manager at United Way of Dade County where for 3 years she was responsible for the Combined Federal Campaign’s fundraising of 22,000+ federal employees. Acquiring considerable experience in fundraising, marketing, & corporate event production led her to her next position as the Marketing & Promotions Director of PCA Family Health Plans for 5 years. At PCA, she strengthened her skills within the public relations arena, her media-noted promotions included state-wide grand openings, health fairs, tradeshows, & community events. When the marketing budget was cut, she handled the construction supervision of the medical centers’ interior design & build-outs. In 1996, as the healthcare industry spiraled down, Eldita established Events By Eldita, Inc., a successful corporate events consulting business. Responsible for all aspects of operating her own small business, detailed event planning & production, some of her illustrious clientele included: General Motors, Hewlett Packard, Benihana, Humana & the Assn. of Floral Importers of Fla. Her years as a Corporate Event Planner has made her the organized, effective problem solving, detail-oriented individual she is today. In 2000, Eldita founded G.E. Development of So. Fla., Inc., a commercial building construction company where she learned the field of construction from the ground up working alongside her husband. After her husband passed away in 2003, Eldita closed down Events by Eldita & focused all her energy into raising her two young children & GED, which she developed into a $10M/yr restoration construction company working exclusively for the Archdiocese of Miami. In 2006 she completed the $22M construction of her family’s parish, Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, earning her ADOM’s accolade as “their one & only tenacious female contractor”. During her construction decade, Eldita acquired her Certifications in Safety & Construction, EPA Lead Paint, Chinese Drywall Removal & her Water/Mold Remediation/Restoration State License while at the College of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University. As the construction industry also spiraled down, Eldita entered the real estate industry. She acquired her Real Estate Sales Associate State License in 2010 & immediately joined the Caprio Team. Her keen eye for detail has evolved into home staging for her Sellers & her construction knowledge helps her Buyers envision the endless possibilities of their new home. Her talents also include shooting her own listings’ photos & writing her listings’ advertisements. She is a creative marketer, negotiator, troubleshooter & holds herself to the highest level of professionalism. She brings all these traits & talents to the Caprio Team and its marketing endeavors. Her primary sales specializations are “Servicing her Sellers” in Southwest Ranches & “Family Relocations” to Southwest Ranches, Davie & East Fort Lauderdale. When she is not selling real estate, Eldita volunteers of her time & talents at Archbishop McCarthy H.S., Sunshine Kids Club & at Leadership Broward’s Annual 5K Turkey Trot with her children on Thanksgiving mornings. Eldita’s promise to her customers, & fellow realtor-colleagues, is that “she will answer or respond to her phone calls & texts 24/7/365 in under 1 minute”. This trailblazing Woman, Mother, Volunteer & Realtor is set to raise the bar in the real estate industry.
Phil Caprio – Realtor
Phil Caprio was born and raised in New Jersey in a very close knit Italian family. In the early 1950s the Caprio family moved south to Miami Shores. After his move south, Phil attended and graduated from Florida State University. Shortly following his graduation Phil began operating his own Delicatessen Italian grocery stores for 20 years. Beginning in the 1980s Phil joined the industry of real estate and directed his focus towards development and onsite sales, residental listings, and general real estate. Throughout the 90s his main focus was in development as he and three of his brothers began their own construction development company, named Capa Builders & Developers, specializing in office buildings and retail centers in the Plantation and Fort Lauderdale areas.
Tony Caprio – Residential & Commerical Specialist; Aquisitions, Development & Investment Properties
Anthony (Tony) Caprio was born and raised in Miami Dade County, Florida. He attended and graduated North Miami High School and furthered his education by receiving his Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade College. Shortly after acquiring his degree, throughout the 1980s Tony opened and maintained his own retail wine business in Boca Raton named Maison Du Vin. After ten successful years in the retail wine industry Tony and three of his brothers opened their own development company, Capa Builders & Developers, in which they specialized in office buildings and retail centers in the Plantation and Fort Lauderdale areas. In 1994, Tony’s passion for commercial real estate is what drove him to acquiring his real estate license and becoming an entrepreneurial real estate consultant. Tony defines himself as a Buyer’s and Listing’s agent and through his personable and communicative characteristics will help to find the best home for his buyers. On the Caprio Team he serves as the Open House Team Specialist and liason point person with multiple realty firms in Broward County for our Broker’s Open Houses. Tony maintains active in acquisitions of land for retail and commercial developments, as well as serving his many residential/commercial clients and customers.
Ivy Walls – Realtor
Ivy Walls began her real estate career as a buyer, investing in properties throughout Broward County and learning the market from a multifaceted point of view. With over 15 years of experience in the Real Estate market, this has allowed her the opportunity to see things from both the seller and buyer perspectives. This makes her a great asset as an educated guide in the South Florida market. Understanding how the market moves and the ability to track and project growth is a crucial factor in the value she brings as an agent. Having that opportunity has allowed her the privilege to empathize while still being able to perform at the highest level. Ivy’s passion is to keep you informed while helping you to understand and feel confident in making important real estate decisions that make sense to you. Her strong work ethic, sense of urgency, and critical thinking are traits that distinguish her. She prides herself on being able to listen to your needs and truly understand what has to be accomplished. Going the extra mile and maintaining flexibility is very important and that comes easy for her. Whether you’re in a position of selling or purchasing real property, you want to feel confident that your agent is going to advocate for you and work in your best interest. Ivy’s entrepreneurial spirit has always made it easy for her to manage business and excel in many tasks. Ivy is someone who’s able to walk you through the process whether its analytics, marketing, financing options or closing related. Ivy’s innate ability to keep pushing forward to get the job done the right way, the first time, is the result of her commitment to excellence.
Alexander Fernandez – Realtor
Alexander Fernandez is a new and ambitious player in the residential real estate market specialized on South Florida. Alexander is the son of Alex and Lourdes Fernandez, long-time home developers in the Southwest Ranches, FL market. Of course his father Alex is also noted as a Major League Baseball alumnus and World Series Champion, having pitched for the Chicago White Sox and Florida Marlins. Alexander received his education at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University. Alexander is bilingual in English and Spanish, and his cultural diversity will be critical to fulfilling an aggressive and effective marketing approach for his clients. His competitive nature, drawn from his high school and collegiate athletic pursuits, drives his work ethic to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients while delivering a level of unparalleled customer service. Alexander’s mission is to grow long-lasting positive emotional relationships with his clients through laser-focused attention to detail, which is what sets him apart. Alexander is constantly evaluating market movements and opportunities to make the best possible recommendations to his clients and openly shares his analysis and insights. He is a content creator and key influencer, and is eager to go to work for his clients and be the difference-maker in successful real estate transactions.
Dave Mantz – Realtor
Dave Mantz is a former Navy Seal who served from 1988-1997. After his service he moved to South Florida where he met and married his wife of 22 years. Dave welcomed three children as well as his own new appraisal company. Starting in 2007, Mantz Appraisal, Inc. began and served within the Miami-Dade and Broward areas. After two years, in 2009, his love of the real estate industry grew and he became a residential realtor working in the Cooper City and Davie areas. It is through his life experiences within the Navy Seals as well as beginning his own appraisal company that Dave has been able to fine tune his dedication and responsibility when dealing with his clients.