Tony was Featured Story for the Emerald Coast Real Producers Publication

Tony was Featured Story for the Emerald Coast Real Producers Publication

As a Luxury Real Estate Advisor/Developer/Principal/Investor and Team Lead with Manthey Group at Premier Property Group, Tony has a passion for rising to the challenge and not being your "typical" Real Estate Agent.

"I really do love the challenges that come with this industry. In the Real Estate Market, there are always up and down cycles so must be prepared to adjust accordingly," he points out.

"There will be times when the real estate market is on 'fire', but there also will be down markets like the one we are in right now due to high interest rates, inflation concerns, and financial uncertainties. However, even in a down market there can be some amazing opportunities if you position yourself with the right people. That is why Manthey Group remains optimistic and motivated to help our clients think outside the box. They know based on my experience, creativity, and being set apart from everyone else that I will help them maneuver through all types of markets."


Over the last few years, Tony has amassed over $250 million in real estate closings. This volume was obtained by representing the buyers, sellers, or both on luxury residential properties for the primary and second-home buyer along with short-term rental properties throughout the Emerald Coast for his investor clients. Tony also is involved with commercial sales and development projects in the local area along with his consulting work through Manthey Capital Group, in the New York and Southern States Market, with areas of emphasis in the multi-family, hospitality, senior housing and retail/commercial sectors. Tony takes pride in providing a "One-Stop-Shop' for his clients.

The honors and accolades that Tony has collected through time are impressive, including owning the record for the most expensive residential closing in the Florida panhandle - at $25 million. He actually has been involved with the sale of the property twice. The first time, the 10.78-acre beach/waterfront 25,963SF estate sold for $16.5 million in 2019. In June 2022, Tony was asked by owner-ship to sell the property - in which he brought this off-market property to the new buyer/developer who purchased it for the record price point.


Tony contributes his hard work ethic to how he was raised on a family farm in a small rural town in South Dakota. His parents, Bob and Elaine Manthey and his four other siblings (Cherie, Steve, Mike and Ryan), now all residing in the Destin area, started working at a very early age. The Manthey Family grew corn and soybeans on approximately 750 acres along with raising cattle, hogs and over 30,000 chickens.

After high school, Tony moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He earned his Electrical Engineering degree, along with his MBA at FSU working for 13 years with a defense contractor. From there, he became the US National Sales Director for Future Electronics with corporate office in Montreal, Canada for eight years.

"Even during my time in the corporate business world, I had a passion for real estate and knew eventually I would make a career change. I saw from the beginning how Emerald Coast was being transformed by the ever-expanding push east of new residential homes, communities and commercial buildings from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City. More and more people were finding out about our quiet little beach community with crystal white sand and emerald water," he remembers. "I wanted to get involved and be part of the development and expansion of the area."


In 2008, Tony was ready to move forward with a new career path. He became a Partner in a mortgage brokerage in Destin. After the big financial downturn in the 2007-2008 timeframe, he moved full-time into real estate sales, starting with Beachy Beach Real Estate. After a few years, he wanted to get more involved with development, so moved his Real Estate License over to Premier Property Group.

A couple of years ago, Tony and his partner formed GMP Development and Investment. As part of that endeavor, Tony wanted to move forward with his long-time passion of developing residential and commercial projects in which they would buy raw properties, develop the site, work with a GC on the construction, and then allow Manthey Group to sell the properties. In fact, the company just received a C/O on a 6,651-square foot waterfront estate, complete with a pool and boat dock located at 330 Kelly Plantation Drive, Destin with a list price of $6,999,999.

Due to his expanding real estate business, Tony formed Manthey Group at Premier Property Group. Jillian Pulire, Luxury Real Estate Advisor was recently brought onto the team and has been an incredible source for social media marketing and working with new clients looking to sell or buy properties in our local area.

"I had always been a one-man show, so it's been fantastic having Jillian on my team," he emphasizes.

As Jillian says, "Tony is an incredible person to work with. He is great to learn from, is patient and he has a large depth of experience. I love the people part of it. I love interacting with clients and helping people find their piece of paradise for personal use or as an investment."


Away from work, Tony's world is made much richer by his family, including his wife of 21 yers, Bonnie, who works as a Mortgage Lender, and their four children (Eric, David, Kayla & Adrean). Tony and Bonnie also have five grandchildren (Brecken, Bowen, Remy, Ryker and Dominic) which they love spending time with as much as possible.

In his free time, Tony enjoys time at Emerald Bay Golf Club as an avid golfer. He also loves anything outdoors including boating, riding his Harley, hiking and walks on the beach... as well as taking walks with his dog, Charlie. He is also long-time member at Destiny Worship Center.

When it comes to giving back, Tony supports Food for Thought, an organization that supplies food to underprivileged children at local schools and surrounding area.

The record of achievement that Tony continues to build upon is impressive by any measure. But he doesn't rest on past achievements. He keeps moving forward and enjot helping others take steps forward in their own careers, as well.

"As I think about new people who are getting into real estate, I would remind them that it takes time to build your business and establish long-lasting relationships with your clients. You have to be patient. It's not a get-rich proposition as many new Agents think it its," he points out... "You need to be dedicated to your clients and be a reliable source. If someone calls me, I answer the phone. You need to set yourself apart from everyone else."


With his contagious positive attitude and upbeat energy, Tony finds creative ways of bringing new opportunities to his clients. Those who have worked with him appreciate the "value" he brings such as many off-market opportunities not available to other people.

"It makes me feel good to see how hard work always pays off," he emphasizes. "My clients know that I am working for them from the start of the transaction to the end. They also know that not only are they my clients but my friends for life."

Congratulations to Tony Manthey for his tireless dedication and sense of creativity that allow his clients to move closer to their dreams each day! 



Tony was Featured Story for the Emerald Coast Real Producers Publication
Tony was Featured Story for the Emerald Coast Real Producers Publication

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