Bradley A. Scherer
President and Founder
Mr. Scherer is owner and founder of the Atlantic Western Companies and is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker with 36 years of commercial real estate brokerage, management and finance experience. He has been recognized as a qualified expert on commercial real estate matters in a wide range of judicial venues, including Federal Bankruptcy Court, Federal and State civil courts, and for various municipalities.
From 1980 – 1993 Mr. Scherer served in a variety of senior bank officer positions primarily focused on non-performing asset management including:
Mr. Scherer holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Virginia and graduated as a 2nd lieutenant from Culver Military Academy. For more than 40 years, Mr. Scherer played competitive high goal polo, both nationally and internationally, achieving a 5-goal rating outdoors and an 8-goal rating indoors.
Director of Investment Sales
Mr. Romfh has been affiliated with Atlantic Western since 1994. He is a licensed real estate broker and candidate for designation as a Certified Commercial Investor Member (CCIM) of the Realtors Marketing Institute. Mr. Romfh has an extensive background in commercial real estate, including office, retail, and industrial, as well as the sale of land for development and equestrian uses.
Prior to his joining Atlantic Western, Mr. Romfh directed the Palm Beach County office of Keyes Asset Management, Inc. and was the Vice President and Director of the Retail Properties Division of Merin Realty and Merin Hunter Codman Realty in West Palm Beach.
Mr. Romfh is a second generation Florida native and has been a resident of Palm Beach County since 1977. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. During a 30 year career playing professional polo, Mr. Romfh achieved a 4-goal rating.
Lester “Red” Armour, III
Equestrian and Land Sales
Mr. Armour has been a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker with Atlantic Western since 1995. He has extensive experience in equestrian and polo markets throughout the United States, with particular knowledge and expertise in polo and equestrian real estate development and agricultural operations in South Carolina, Wyoming, Texas and Florida. As one of the United States’ most notable professional polo players achieving a 9-goal handicap, Mr. Armour served as a United States Polo Association Governor for eight years and, in 1999, was inducted into the United States Polo Hall of Fame. Along with his 30 year professional athletic career, Mr. Armour was involved in the formation, management, operation and sale of some of the United States’ most iconic polo and equestrian properties and clubs. Mr. Armour has been a Wellington resident since 1980. He attended Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
Land Sales Representative
George G. Smigiel is a second generation Floridian born in Palm Beach County. He attended Matlock Academy and Palm Beach State College.
For the past 5 years, Mr. Smigiel has been associated with Smigiel Partners, Ltd.; the development arm of long-time Florida agri-business, Mecca Farms, Inc., one of South Florida’s largest and most prominent land investors. Mr. Smigiel’s experience includes the management, acquisition and sale of major real estate tracts including agricultural and development land, and improved commercial real estate.
Mr. Smigiel is also the owner/operator of a 1,000+ acre beef cattle operation in Costa Rica and is fluent in conversational Spanish. Mr. Smigiel holds an active Florida real estate salesman license.
Bettina Holland Scherer
Mrs. Scherer is a Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker who has been affiliated with Atlantic Western since 1991, focusing on real estate asset management.
For 14 years, Mrs. Scherer served as a Development Partner with Trammell Crow Residential and as the Vice President of Development for Gables Residential (REIT), an IPO created by Trammell Crow Residential. During her tenure with Crow/Gables, she was directly responsible for the acquisition, development, entitlement, financing, construction and management of over 3500 multi-family units in South Florida.
Mrs. Scherer has been a resident of Palm Beach County since 1984 and holds a paralegal degree from the Adelphi School, Garden City, New York.