New area sales manager joins Neal Communities team

Neal Communities (, southwest Florida’s premier, private homebuilder, recently hired Debbie Gericke as an area sales manager.

Gericke brings 30 years of experience in the real estate industry to Neal Communities. She will focus on managing, training and guiding the sales team to achieve yearly goals.

During her three decades in real estate, Gericke has overseen more than $1 billion in sales throughout the Southeast. She is originally from Destin, Fla., and the Neal Communities position brought her to Sarasota.

“I joined Neal Communities because of the quality of the leadership team, the quality of their construction and their dedication to customer service,” Gericke said.

Prior to becoming area sales manager for Neal Communities, Gericke was the broker for Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate. She served as director of operations for Coldwell Banker United, Realtors, in Destin. During that time, she guided and trained the management teams in the 11 offices she oversaw to earn $650 million in sales. Gericke also has worked in management roles for several national homebuilders.

About Neal Communities

Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder national 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit

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