The Owner Rental Group's leadership team is dedicated to providing exemplary customer service and support to its homeowners and guests. When looking for Ocean Reef vacation rentals or if you are interested in renting out your lovely home, look no further than The Owner Rental Group, located in the beautiful Florida Keys!
Meet The Team
Russell A. Post - Founder
With his unequaled wealth of knowledge of Ocean Reef and the Florida Keys, Russell Post leads an experienced sales team that delivers the highest level of client service.
Russ came to Ocean Reef in 1973, and served as director and president of the Ocean Reef Community Association from 1977-1985 and president and director of the Ocean Reef Club from 1980-1992. A year later, Russ established his own brokerage firm to assist the Ocean Reef community with all its real estate needs.
Since then, Russ' firm has accounted for more than 50 percent of all real estate sales at Ocean Reef and 70% of all transactions above the $2 million price level. In addition to the two Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty offices in Ocean Reef, Russ opened a third office in Islamorada in 2010 to serve the entire Florida Keys.
Today, Russ and his family reside at Ocean Reef. As an active civic leader and member of the Angel group of donors at Ocean Reef, Russ is proud to support a number of community causes, including the Medical Center at Ocean Reef, Ocean Reef Cultural Center, the Academy at Ocean Reef, Art League, ORCAT, Ocean Reef Chamber of Commerce and the Ocean Reef Historical Society. He is also Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Academy at Ocean Reef, where all three of his children have attended school.
Nicole Simons - General Manager/Owner
Nicole joined the company in 2012 as the Reservations Manager. Nicole played such an integral role in both facilitating ORG’s Rental Division and assisting in overseeing Operations, that she was promoted to General Manager in 2016. In early 2018, Nicole seized the opportunity to purchase the company from Mr. Russell Post. She now oversees all operations and financials, housekeeping, and marketing to ensure the company continues to grow exponentially. In her free time Nicole loves kayaking, snorkeling, boating, cheering on her Green Bay Packers, and spending time with her fiancé, Jay and their two dogs, Tebow and Luna.
Sarah Curtis- Client Care Specialist
Sarah joined The Owner Rental Group as Administrative Assistant four years ago. She serves a significant role in the day to day organization of operations by coordinating housekeeping schedules and assisting the owners and guests to ensure a pleasant and personalized experience. Her outgoing, ambitious personality adds to the positive team dynamic that exists at ORG. Sarah enjoys live music, boating, biking, and her cats.
Jessica Banks- Reservations Agent
As Owner Rental Groups’s Reservations Agent, Jessica supports the rental team by coordinating availability and accommodations with guests. She assists the GM in ensuring each guest is comfortable in their Ocean Reef vacation home.
Maria Carvajal- Housekeeping Supervisor
As the Housekeeping Supervisor for over ten years, Maria is one of Owner Rental Group’s veterans! She oversees the Housekeeping Department to ensure that each home is perfectly prepared for arriving guests. She also assists with coordinating the housekeeping schedules and performing maintenance inspections on each rental home. On weekends, Maria loves spending time with her family and playing with her pet Chihuahuas.
Jay LeBlanc ABR, GRI- Operations Manager
As the Operations Manager, it is Jay's job to create and implement initiatives to positively impact the bottom line for owners, and to brand the business as a leader within its market segment. He strives to advance the services, products, and profitability of the Owner Rental Group with proven techniques and measurable results. Jay is a true Florida native and enjoys diving, spear fishing, and offshore fishing when not in the office. He is an avid botanist and takes great pleasure in cultivating a myriad of plant species. He resides in Key Largo with his gorgeous fiancée Nicole, his sweet Rottweiler “Tebow,” and rambunctious Husky “Luna. As a veteran of the Gulf War, his attention to detail, focus, follow through, and ultimate mission success is paramount in his quest for superior guest and owner satisfaction.