Mr. Parham serves as President and Managing Broker of River Oak Realty leading the company beyond its 30-year milestone. In this capacity, he oversees all brokerage activities, conducts business development, and sets the strategic direction of the company.
Al was raised in North Carolina, but has resided in the Northeast Florida area since 1978. He has been in the real estate business since 1984 and founded River Oak Realty Inc. in 1986. He lead the growth of the real estate business from a small residential sales office to an established Real Estate Brokerage firm in the Northeast Florida area now boasting a Property Management Division inventory of nearly 500 properties.
Al served for over 7 years on the Clay County Board of Directors, Chairman of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, Clay County REALTORS® Association Grievance Committee and President of the Clay County Association of REALTORS® in 1992.
Lauren relocated to North Florida from the Baltimore, MD area in January of 2021. She brings to our team a strong background in event planning and communication, as well as extensive social media knowledge. Her artistic abilities and positive mindset provide her with a unique vision for change and organization. Coupled with her strong work ethic and team player attitude, Lauren is an integral part to the success of the River Oak team.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time enjoying outdoor activities with her boyfriend and the family dog.
Having managed Multifamily properties for the past 17 years in Gainesville, Florida’s panhandle, and in North Carolina, Whitney is pleased to return to her native First Coast to guide families through the process of achieving their homeownership goals.
As the daughter of a Navy veteran/retired realtor and a small business owner, Whitney has a thorough understanding of the hard work and motivation it takes to achieve a family’s dreams, and brings that dedication to every client.
Through her extensive property management experience, Whitney gained an excellent reputation for dependability and tireless follow-through. She has navigated many large-scale renovations and improvements and a diverse range of client needs. Above all, Whitney maintains that good communication is the keystone of success in every aspect of real estate.
When she isn’t working with clients, Whitney enjoys DIY projects, kayaking, gardening, and the easy-going Florida life with her partner of 9 years and their spoiled fur babies. She looks forward to working with families that also value the vibrant community and natural beauty of the area.
Ben Parham is the President and Managing Real Estate Broker of Integrity Realty & Management, Inc. in Denver Colorado. Prior to founding Integrity Realty & Management, Ben was the managing broker of River Oak Realty, Inc., one of the largest property management and sales brokerages in the Northeast Florida area responsible for a property management inventory of over 500 rental properties, and where he continues to serve as Vice President and Communications Advisor.
A veteran of the United States Navy, he proudly served as a Cryptologic Technician (Technical) where he was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals, and a Good Conduct Medal.
After completing his military service, he pursued his education graduating magna cum laude from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate of Science degree, and earning his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College. Ben has been a practicing real estate broker since September 2000, and holds current broker license in both Colorado and Florida.
He is an active member of various professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Currently, Ben serves as the 2018 President of the Denver Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers. In 2015, he was the Chairman of the Young Professionals Network for the South Metro Denver Association of REALTORS®. From 2011-2012, Ben served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of REALTORS®, the largest trade association in the state with a membership of over 100,000 members. His REALTOR® memberships include the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association, Colorado Association of REALTORS®, Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®, Florida Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
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