Luxury Homes Belize was founded and is managed by Brad Reeder. Brad is a lifelong self-employed entrepreneur, having started his first business at age 10 and selling it at age 16 to 3 business partners (all more than twice his age, in their thirties). Since then Brad started, developed, and successfully sold 4 additional businesses in the United States.
In 2006 Brad, along with his wife, Shannon, bought a business that had been wildly successful since its inception in 1983 (and the very place Brad started his career as a professional stand-up comedian while in college). Brad continued to do business with the owner from 1985 until 2006, both performing there himself, booking other entertainers, and serving as personal business manager to several comedians that started at the venue.
In 2006 this business had “withered” and was in a decline. It was a 12,000 + square-foot entertainment venue featuring two restaurants, one of the top comedy clubs in all of America, and bar business. From the purchase, Brad & Shannon built the business back to its glory days, renovating and rebranding the business and operating a 105 seat Tex-Mex restaurant and bar, a 275 seat Comedy Theatre and a 54 seat Steak & Chop House, all within the same building. The Comedy club featured nationally known headliners and celebrities such as Drew Carey, Tracy Morgan, many of the stars from Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central TV hosts, and other notable comedy celebrities such as; Damon Wayans, Sinbad, David Brenner, Louis CK, Carlos Mencia and many other household names, along with top acts from Las Vegas and New York. Brad & Shannon built and operated this business for 8 years, then successfully sold it at the end of 2013 for 4.5X our purchase price to an up-and-coming comedy chain as their flagship club.
As a performer, Brad traveled throughout the Caribbean working Cruise ships on business and spent several years visiting more than 20 islands/Caribbean countries. In 2015, my wife and I wanted to explore Caribbean living and had never visited Belize, so we took a trip. After four trips in 6 months, back and forth from Belize to the US, Brad & Shannon made the move.
Since arriving in Belize, we’ve managed a small hotel/bed & breakfast on the mainland, then moved to Ambergris Caye where we operated several small ventures before opening a new restaurant from a converted space that had been “a restaurant” previously (we use “a restaurant in quotes” because it had no hot water, minimal electricity, and no decor except for plastic tables and chairs). We built this into one of the top ten restaurants on the island and in less than a year were ranked #7 on TripAdvisor and received a “Traveller’s Choice Award” and “Best of Awards” from TripAdvisor (voted on by customer reviews). We sold this business and helped the new owner’s transition.
Brad has more than 30 years in business in the United States, which involved negotiating tens of millions in performance and sales contracts, consulting agreements, and leases. He has also owned and operated businesses in both the US and Belize and has actual experience in operations. Brad is familiar with Food & Beverage, Hospitality & Hotel Industries, and the Entertainment Industry, having been on all sides; talent, management, agent and agency, production for live events, television, and film. So he can bring valuable experience to your project, share from first-hand experiences and knowledge.
In Belize, Brad has both listed and sold businesses, helped people to start a business from the gourd up, and has acted as the “buyer’s agent” for businesses to be purchased.
We are happy to discuss your needs, combining your interests and talents to help you find the best match for a Luxury Home in Belize. We want to help you find and live the Caribbean lifestyle you are looking for. Whether on a Caribbean Island or in the rainforest, we are familiar with the entire country and have developed a network of professionals to help with all of your housing and relocation needs.