- October 15, 1959
Larry Starr, Sarasota real estate developer, property manager, and entrepreneur is the CEO of Realty One Alliance, a company which offers a wide range of services to buyers and sellers of real estate. He is also President of Realty One Florida and Barrier Island Realty which offer Real Estate services to buyers and sellers of residential real estate, and he heads up the Sarasota based offices of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisory Services, a commercial real estate firm specializing in acquisition, sale and management of commercial properties. According to Larry Starr, Sarasota is an ideal location for his various business ventures that, in addition to real estate, include vacation rental services and luxury vehicle ownership programs.
In 1983, just after college, the Larry Starr Sarasota Cellular One franchise was opened. He and his brother remained partners in this business until 1988 until Starr, eager to pursue new opportunities, sold his interest and entered the vacation rental management arena. Soon, Larry Starr’s Sarasota area holiday rental properties business was taking up the majority of his time.
According to Larry Starr, Sarasota’s Longboat Accommodations was his first successful property management project. Here, Starr managed 400 properties and purchased an additional leasing agency to handle the volume of inquiries he was fielding on a daily basis. Larry Starr, Sarasota vacation rental expert by this point, opened his own travel agency, and rebranded his vacation rental company as Florida Vacation Accommodations. FVA encompassed all of the Larry Starr Sarasota vacation rental property companies.
In 2001, reports Larry Starr, Sarasota-based Florida Vacation Accommodations was sold to ResortQuest International. Starr remained president of his division for nearly eight years. In 2009, Larry Starr’s Sarasota vacation rental and real estate career saw his return to Longboat Key, where he serves as President of RVA, Resort Vacation Accommodations, the area’s largest vacation rental management firm.
Larry Starr’s Sarasota real estate background has played a major role in his success throughout his career. Through Resort Vacation Accommodations, Starr developed properties in Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, and Longboat Key. The Larry Starr Sarasota developments helped this real estate professional achieve sales of over $75 million. Included in the list of resort communities developed by Larry Starr-Sarasota and Manatee Counties’ Silver Sands Gulf Beach Resort, The Beach Club at Anna Maria, The Beach at Longboat Key, and The Beach Club at Siesta Key.
Larry Starr, Sarasota real estate entrepreneur, recently debuted AutoXotic, a luxury vehicle rental and ownership program designed with the professional traveler in mind. AutoXotic’s fleet of exotic sports cars includes Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, and McLaren to name a few. This Larry Starr Sarasota-based firm specializes in bringing exotic and luxury vehicle ownership to those who want to experience the thrill of exotic car ownership without the exotic expense!
Aside from being ideal for his business, Larry Starr says Sarasota County and the surrounding area is a wonderful place to call home. He currently resides in Longboat Key where he is active in a number of civic organizations. He has served as president of the Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau. Larry Starr, Sarasota County Arts Council former Director on the board, encourages vacationers to take advantage of the beautiful white sands and tranquil waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast and the rich and varied culture that the Sarasota Area offers.