bobBob Clausen, Realtor, Broker

“We take care of all aspects of real estate, ” said Bob. “We are full-service Brokers; sales, research, and management services for all types of properties to assure maximum return for our clients.” Bilingual in English and Spanish, he said although he advertises Clausen Properties locally and throughout the world, most of his business comes from referrals.

Originally from Rockford, Illinois, Bob graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in English. After serving three years as an officer in the United States Army, he began selling real estate for Deltona. “It’s been a wonderful opportunity,” he said. “I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I first saw Marco.” Having lived in or traveled to the West Indies, the Middle East, South America, and Europe, Bob has found no better place to live or work than Marco Island.

Bob Clausen began his association with Marco Island for the Deltona franchised dealer in Venezuela. It was this dealership that sold the first 10 lots on Marco Island in 1965. From 1970 to 1985, Bob was a dealer with the oldest and largest franchise Deltona had overseas. He was also a dealer in Wisconsin. “When I first came here in 1967 there was only one condominium on the beach,” Bob said.

A full-time resident since 1983, Bob has owned property on Marco since 1976. Today, he also owns Clausen Properties, Inc., which specializes in the international market. His daughter Catherine works with him as does his son Ian who specializes in new sales.

jereJere Hunt,Realtor, Broker-Associate

Jere L. Hunt has been a full-time Marco Island resident and Realtor since 1977. Prior to that, he was involved in real estate in his hometown of Pawling, N.Y. With a strong knowledge of Marco Island lots, Jere has had sales ranging from his first sale of a waterfront lot on Leeward Ct. for $17,000 in 1978 to the sale of a waterfront lot listed by him in the Spring of 2004 for $3,200,000.

As the owner of a vacant lot mowing company (Mow Marco, Inc.), for 18 years he is well versed in Marco Island homesites. With the steady decline in the number of vacant Marco Island lots, Jere has recently started a demolition company the take advantage of the many ‘teardowns’ currently occurring on the Island.

ianIan Clausen, Realtor, Broker-Associate, GRI

Ian Clausen joined Clausen Properties, Inc. in 2004 following a dynamic, 10-year sales career in companies such as Descartes Systems Group, The Aberdeen Group and SemiXchange, Inc. Much of his experience lies in overseas markets, having built an interest in, and lived in, countries like Caracas, Venezuela; Richmond, Surrey (England) and Madrid, Spain. Domestically, Ian has lived in Boston, Orlando, Dallas, and Miami.

As a Realtor Associate, Ian currently focuses on new sales and rentals. He draws on family ties to Marco Island through the Deltona Corporation. His father worked for the oldest and largest franchise Deltona had overseas, which sold the first ten lots on Marco Island in 1965.

Ian received his baccalaureate from Stetson University in Florida and is currently enrolled in the Harvard Extension School. In 2006 he was a member of the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors Leadership class. He received his Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) designation in 2009 and has been Co-Chair of the Professional Standards Committee since 2007. Ian is also a mediator for MIAAOR and was recently elected to the Board of Directors.


cathyCatherine Clausen Neff, Realtor, Rental Manager

Having grown up in the Real Estate industry with my parents owning a franchise for Deltona, in Caracas, Venezuela, one could say that real estate is in my blood. I have been in the Real Estate Business for close to 30 years having first worked as a receptionist for my father’s company here on Marco Island since I was 18 years old. After college, I came back home and eventually worked on getting my Real Estate license. My first actual dip in the business started out in new construction. I assisted my father in marketing and selling condos at a development on Marco Island called Villas at Waterside. Once that project was complete, I was presented with an opportunity to go into rentals and have been doing this for the last 20 years. I had previously worked with 2 other companies in their rental departments before joining my father’s company in 2004 managing the rental side of the business full time. At that time he had approximately 25 properties and since then I have managed to grow the rental side up to 135 properties both seasonal and annual and still growing. I have an awesome team that has helped with our success and daily operations of the business. Being part of the family business is not always easy but it is very gratifying, as my father will one day retire and being able to carry on his name and his company is something I take great pride in.

kelliKelli Swanson

Kelli has been with Clausen Properties for many, many years and loves Marco Island. She works closely with Catherine to help every guest feel special. She manages many of the minute details of the day-to-day aspect of the 100+ vacation rentals on Marco Island.