Adirondack Real Escapes

7947 Brantingham Road
Greig, NY 13345
(315) 348-8428

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-- Resume for Broker John Droz, jr. --

Note: this is a real estate focused resume, and is NOT representative of the several things that John has been involved with since retiring in 1979.

Personal: John J. Droz, Jr. was born in 1946, and is in very good health.
Married for 40+ years to former Elaine R. Anken (from Rome, NY).
Summer residence is at 7947 Brantingham Road, Greig (Brantingham Lake community).

Education: Boston College: B.S. in Physics 1968, B.S. in Mathematics 1968.
Participated in several sports, social, and cultural activities.
Was awarded Boston College Presidential Scholarship for four years.
Syracuse University: Masters Degree in Solid State Science 1975

Employment: General Electric (Aerospace Electronics Systems): Utica, New York.
Monolithic Memories: Sunnyvale, California.
Mohawk Data Sciences: Herkimer, New York.

Real Estate: Owns and has renovated numerous NYS investment properties, which he began accumulating in 1971. Due to these investments, he was able to retire from industry employment in 1979 (age 33). Since that time John has gotten involved in numerous community activities (as an unpaid citizen), primarily being an environmental advocate. John is a sought after public speaker who has given many talks on topics ranging from water quality, energy, property taxes to real estate investing, at places from Kiwanis Clubs, to Regional meetings of the NY State Association of Realtors. In the 1980s he taught a widely acclaimed course on "How to Succeed in Real Estate Investing."

John co-founded the "new" Faith Properties (now a Coldwell Banker franchise) in 1979, which grew to be one of the largest real estate companies in central New York... In 1984 he obtained his broker’s license and subsequently began Adirondack Real Escapes, as a part-time real estate business focused on Brantingham Lake properties.

In these positions he has been recognized throughout upstate New York as exceptionally well-versed in all aspects of real estate investing, with particular skills in financial planning, taxes, and 1031 exchanges.

Has been an active Greater Utica Board of Realtors (GUBR) participant on such committees as: Professional Standards, All Realtor Board, Realtor Associate, etc. He was recognized by the GUBR in their first ever "Oliver" Award as the only salesperson in the area to sell over $1 million dollars of Real Estate in 1982. John has also been on the editorial review board of the national magazine Real Estate Today, circulation of some 1 million.

Some Other Memberships and Activities: Interests range from music (plays piano, organ and trombone), golf, bridge, computer consulting, energy and environmental concerns, water and cross-country skiing, trail-bike riding, Ultralight airplanes and boating, to extensive reading and travel. Some present and past non-business associations are with: Tyrolean Ski Club, AOPA and EAA (pilot groups), Brantingham Community Association, Mohawk Valley Sports Car Club, High School Teacher for Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Utica Zoo, Utica Bridge Club, Knights of Columbus, Boston College Admissions, Little League baseball team manager, Utica Civic Music Society, Players Theater, church parish council, South Lewis School EAP Committee, St. Peter’s School Board, Foster Parent, Big Brother, and member of Mensa.

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