Leadership & Management Team
Tony A. Isbell
Tony Isbell, an Alabama native is a successful investor and entrepreneur. Mr. Isbell is founder and former CEO of RealtyBid.com, one of the first companies to sell homes online back in 1999. The company was a pioneer in the online bidding space for real estate. To date the company has marketed and sold over 100,000 homes nationally to buyers in at least 10 countries. Isbell sold the company to Chronos Solutions, LLC, a Dallas based real estate company in January 2015, to focus solely on the emerging single family rental market. Isbell cares so much about employees, RealtyBid was "One of the top 10 best companies to work for in the state of Alabama". We think that shows his commitment to his employees and his compassion in helping people each and every day.
Jenny has assisted Mr. Isbell with the creation of RealtyBid.com, and several other real estate related startup companies. She excels in the areas of Operations and Customer Care. She is a professional in real estate who wants to make people’s lives better and happier by relieving them of the uncertainty and burdens that owning real estate can sometimes cause. She is a hard worker but never fails to take time to assist in the community. If you have concerns about working with Icon in selling your home, you should talk to Jenny about those concerns as she has helped countless buyers and sellers working with RealtyBid.com throughout the past 15 years.
Dakota J. Isbell
VP PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Dakota is a skilled real estate professional and all around good guy. He has obtained a Real Estate Inspector license, a Real Estate Property Manager license and a Real Estate Salesperson license as well. He has worked for some of the top real estate companies in the country including CBRE and Marcus & Millichap selling or managing commercial real estate assets. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from UNLV. When he’s not working in real estate, you can catch him on the drag strip with his Shelby Mustang.
D. Mark McKeller
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC GROWTH
Partner in FranDev LLC, the company responsible for selling and training over 750 HomeVestors (HVA) franchisees nationally. McKeller is responsible for much of the explosive growth at HVA and at Grace as well. He understands how to select, train, mentor and monitor exceptional real estate investors. The hundreds of Franchisees under his team’s direction are consistently the highest performers in the network. McKeller will utilize all of his skills to grow Icon’s business by selecting, training and monitoring everyone under the Icon umbrella. He is currently a partner in four HVA Franchises, and has bought and sold or rented over 700 homes throughout his career.
Partners & Advisors
Andrea is one of the top real estate broker’s in the United States and former investor in RealtyBid.com. She has personally managed the sale of thousands of REO properties during her career for some of the nation’s largest companies including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo. She also has experience personally buying and selling all types of properties throughout her home state of Oregon. Her accolades are extensive; in 2008 and 2009 she has had the distinction of being the top broker in the state of Oregon for RE/MAX International. In 2008 she also set an all time record for the most transactions with the company. She has been awarded:
- #1 RE/MAX Broker in Oregon 2008, 2009, 2010
- Top 1% in Nation for Natl Assoc of Realtors
- #42 WSJ Top for National Producers 2009
- #60 RE/MAX World Wide for Realtors
- RE/MAX Hall of Fame, Chairman’s Circle
- RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award
She is also the Past President & Founding Member of USREO Partners, an exclusive network dedicated to partnering with default& REO industry professionals. So that’s what everyone else calls her, we just call her a great partner and trusted friend.
Michael A. McKeller
Partner in FranDev LLC. Michael has been responsible for “on-boarding” of over 700 HomeVestors Franchisees, ensuring that their business software, corporate structure and advertising are established properly for business success. Michael also coordinates initial field support and is initial liaison between the Franchisees and the HVA corporate office. He will perform the same leadership and oversight for all of Graces’s expansion offices. His 27 years of business experience include office management, accounting, technical support and HomeVestors Franchise operations.
CEO KEYES COMPANY
Mike Pappas is the CEO of Keyes Company, one of the top 30 largest independent real estate firms in the country. Keyes is the #1 real estate brokerage firm in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties with over $5 billion in sales. The company boasts an impressive 50 offices and over 3,000 real estate agents. Mike is a serial entrepreneur and serious tactician in the real estate industry and especially in the state of Florida.
CEO & Founder of Insurance Facilities, Inc in Gadsden, Alabama, one of Alabama’s premier insurance companies. Steve is also a Partner in Meadowood Partners, LLC, a real estate investment firm in Alabama. Steve Gilbert is one of Mr. Isbell’s long time mentors and friends. He has been actively involved in commercial and residential real estate for over 40 years including owning hundreds of apartments, student housing condos, resort condos and assisted living facilities. Steve was an advisor and investor in RealtyBid.com and is a great partner to Grace as well.