Meet Axel & Bea
My name is Axel Weiss and I have been in international investments since the early 1990s. At that time I was pursuing my MBA at the University of Bayreuth, Germany with focus on international real estate and taxation. I founded and successfully sold several businesses during in the mid to late 1990s in good old Germany. During my studies at the University of Bayreuth, I had the opportunity to also spend time in Berkeley, CA, Miami, FL and Nice, France for research.
Over the following 15-years, I was working closely with many of the largest investment firms all over the world. I used to run two (some say pretty) successful companies at that time dealing with the new developing internet. At the age of 26, I was selected as one of the youngest new economy advisers for the current German Secretary of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU).
After graduation and right into the new millennium, Axel (MBA) and Bea (JD) decided it’s time to say good bye to lovely Germany (we are Bavarians BTW) and make Florida our permanent home. We joined Keller Williams Realty, the fastest growing Real Estate franchises in the US at that time. Axel was responsible for the teams operations and orchestrated the global acquisition of international clients, while Bea served as dedicated luxury real estate buyer’s specialist and adviser in the legal counsel.
Bigger franchised real estate companies are a good place to get in touch with the procedures. As expected we decided after 18 months, the uniqueness of personal services provided by big companies like Keller-Williams, Remax or Sotheby’s Realty got limited at some point. It’s not the customer who stays in focus, it’s more for their own benefit. Through my leadership, Axel together with my partner Bea (partner in business and in life), who holds a German attorney license, we led the foundation for Sea to Sky® Group of companies to become fully customer dedicated. Sea to Sky Realty (Residential), Sea to Sky Investments (Commercial) and Anna Maria Island Real Estate LLC (Suncoast Vacation, the vacation rental division) are the current licensed Real Estate Brokerages in the Sea to Sky Family.
Bea is dedicated to helping her clients find their own piece of paradise. She holds both L.L.M. and J.D. law degrees and is admitted to the German Bar as well as a licensed Florida Real Estate Consultant. She decided to concentrate on supporting people to make their dream become reality instead of watching other people fight in court as an Attorney or Judge in Germany. Her knowledge in various local and global legal systems provides the basis for smooth deals from the beginning to closing and many times thereafter.
On a personal note:
We have been involved in the Bradenton and Anna Maria Island real estate market for more than 20 years. We are living near the Manatee River in Northwest Bradenton along historic Riverview Boulevard. We both graduated from Germany’s well respected University of Bayreuth (the City is known for Richard Wagner’s classical Operas), are soccer fans (cheering for both American and German teams – the world’s champions) and enjoy living the American Dream. We both share our enjoyment for classic European (Porsche & Mercedes-Benz) and classic American automobiles but still love to visit Germany and friends each year.
We look forward to helping you with all your Real Estate needs.
Axel & Bea
Axel Weiss, M.B.A.
Lic. Real Estate Broker
Bea Weiss, J.D.
Lic. Real Estate Consultant, Attorney at Law