David A. Flayhan, President
In October of 2011, David decided to venture out and create his own commercial real estate firm named The Southpoint Group LLC, after 12 years of working for another company. As a Commercial Realtor, he has proven to be an aggressive producer in both investment sales as well as office leasing. David’s portfolio consists of leasing more than 975,000 sq. ft. of space consisting of office, retail, industrial and R & D space. Concurrently, he is aggressively pursuing the marketing and sales of many investment real estate and development projects, which to date have an aggregate sale value exceeding $125,000,000. Recently, David has been involved in the handling of financial transactions for regional and national banks. A specialist in 1031 transactions, he has single handily made a market for tax deferred property exchanges for The Southpoint Group’s clients. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Connecticut where he studied Business Management and Horticulture. He resides with his family in Norwalk, CT.
Read Auerbach, Senior Vice President
Prior to joining The Southpoint Group, LLC, Read worked at HK Group of Westport, CT for two years. During that time, he was and still is aggressive in identifying opportunities and acting upon them resulting in closed business in both retail leasing and investment sales. Read joined The Southpoint Group, LLC with over 40 years of experience in the construction business as owner of his carpentry company, and management of Auerbach Properties. For the past 60 years, Read has resided in Norwalk, and has obtained exclusive knowledge of the Fairfield County market. Read has completed 36 years with the Norwalk Fire Department, and currently holds the rank of Captain. He is a member of The Shore and Country Club and South Norwalk Boat Club, and has served on the East Norwalk Improvement Association Board. Read and his family enjoy boating and reside in Norwalk, CT.
Greg Peck, Vice President
Greg has worked as an active commercial realtor for over 3 years and specializes in tenant representation services for office, medical, and retail clients in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Lately, his focus has been on restaurants and franchises. Greg has played an integral part in closing the sale of several office buildings, multi-family properties, and restaurant deals. Prior to getting involved in commercial real estate, Greg worked for People’s United Bank as a Branch Manager in the Greenwich market, and has used his entrepreneurial spirit to create multiple successful business start-ups in the past. Greg holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of New Jersey where he studied Law, Business and Psychology. He resides in Norwalk, CT. When not pursuing real estate deals, Greg enjoys boating, skiing, and volleyball. Besides his work and play, Greg also finds the time to volunteer as a basketball coach for his nephew, and is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Tom Bonaventura, Vice President
Tom Bonaventura joined The Southpoint Group in 2014 as a Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Division. His focus is to provide leasing, investment sales and consulting services to commercial property owners, occupiers and investors throughout Connecticut. Prior to joining The Southpoint Group, Tom had a successful career in consumer products, with increasingly responsible positions in marketing and sales at some of the top consumer product companies, such as ConAgra, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Diageo, and Energizer. Tom has been buying and selling real estate for more than a decade and decided to pursue Commercial Real Estate as a full time endeavor. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine and a Master’s Degree from Fordham University where he studied Marketing and Finance. Tom and his family reside in Westport, CT. When not pursuing real estate deals, Tom enjoys boating, skiing, and DIY home projects. Tom finds time to volunteer at Assumption Church in Westport.
Janette Dutt, Vice President
Janette has worked in Real Estate services for over 20 years. She started with Coldwell Banker California in the 1990’s. Janette has extensive experience in human resource management and corporate relocation services. She has maintained her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) since 1999. Janette combines an enthusiasm for real estate with a strong commitment to customer service. She strives to provide her clients with an exceptional real estate experience through hard work, diligence, integrity, proactive communication, and a relentless determination to exceed customer expectations. Janette joined The Southpoint Group in June 2014; she brings a positive and can-do attitude to every customer interaction.
Will Segar, Sr. Vice President
Will Segar, a distressed debt specialist with experience in all property types, is the Sr. Vice President of the Real Estate Investment Banking Division of the Southpoint Group LLC. Will’s role primarily focuses on creative solutions and debt restructuring. Will provides national coverage in primary and secondary markets. As a dynamic problem solver with the ability to analyze and accurately assess a variety of distressed loan scenarios, his strength lies in possessing multiple prospective of each situation as he is experienced as an appraiser, owner, investor, broker, banker, property manager and general contractor. With close to 30 years experience in the commercial real estate and finance industry, Will has been a partner in a private real estate investment company, and a Vice President at both Lehman Brothers, Inc. and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Will acts as an advocate for borrowers, analyzing each individual situation, underwriting property information and offering a host of options to assist borrowers in making the most well informed decision. Will functions as a financial advisor in complex Chapter 11 and distressed debt cases and has successfully helped dozens of companies, property owners, with troubled debt situations.
Senior Mortgage Banker
Steve has been a loan officer and marketing manager for 23 years. His experience includes originating over 2700 mortgages, personally processing over 1000 loans, public speaking seminars, teaching Real Estate continuing education classes as well as courses designed to maximize marketing and sales and creation and implementation of marketing programs. Prior to The Southpoint Group, Steve and a business partner owned and operated Phoenix Financial for 7 years. Steve’s business goals are to build a relationship driven referral pipeline, which emphasizes mutual respect and professional values based in trust and service. He strives to give his clients and partners the benefit of his years of expertise and contacts to enhance their business and lives. Steve and his family reside in Brookfield, CT and he is active in his community as a basketball and soccer coach as well as aiding his daughters in managing their local non-profit organization “Casseroles for the Hungry” a ministry which provides 16 casseroles a month to feed the homeless at the Dorothy Day House in Danbury, CT. Since its inception, hot meals have been provided to over 20,800 people.