Former mayor open real estate office in Bay

Bass Ohio Real Estate, a full-service brokerage and consulting firm, recently expanded into the residential market by opening an office in Bay Village at 419 Dover Center Road.

“We are extremely excited to enter the residential arena by operating an office in our hometown,” said Thomas Jelepis, CEO and broker for the firm and a former Bay Village mayor. “Our focus will be on the Greater Cleveland area. We plan to expand at a slow and steady rate which will allow us to cover more geography as time progresses.”   

The Bay Village office will be staffed by a pair of real estate veterans, David Matthews and David Lyons.

Matthews, with 12 years of residential sales experience, is a teacher/lecturer at Hondros College. He recently was named the school’s “Instructor of the Year” for students pursuing their licenses and continuing their education. A former sergeant major in the U.S. Army, Matthews will head sales and staff development for residential operations.

Lyons, a licensed real estate salesman, will oversee the business side of Bass Ohio Real Estate. The retired FBI agent has extensive residential investment experience and possesses both an MBA and CPA.

“We’re thrilled to have these two outstanding individuals managing this new venture,” Jelepis said. “They bring our company their own unique skill sets, which will add value to our customers and clients and, ultimately, give them the type of representation they deserve as they consider buying or selling a home. We are very excited about the future!”

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 9:45 AM, 03.04.2014