“Strive not to be a success, but to rather be of value.” -Albert Einstein
There are certain people born with the drive to do outstanding work, no matter the industry, no matter the challenge. Melvin Abreu is one of those people. A perfect fit for the highly motivated Griffin Group, his steadfast determination and commitment to excellence is always accompanied with perseverance and enthusiasm. While the choice to pursue real estate wasn’t immediate, his colorful life and impressive background give him the qualities required to succeed as a real estate agent, especially in the luxury market.
Born and raised in Tampa, FL to parents from the Dominican Republic, Melvin grew up with Spanish as his first language. He spent his childhood in Tampa Bay, an area he knows very well and the place he would return to after leaving to join the military. A veteran who served 9 years, Melvin was on a Special Operations Deployment Cell and completed multiple tours to Iraq and Afghanistan as a member of the Air Force Security Forces. His fortitude and team work mentality put him in a leadership role not only within his own unit, but jointly with other military branches as well. After his 7th deployment, Melvin separated from the military to prevent further stress and injuries to his body. Soon after, he became a federal police officer in charge of protecting military veterans and federal properties. His experience of interacting with people from all over the world and compassion for fellow disabled wounded veterans gave him the ability to defuse situations unique to ex-combat military personnel.
As a self-proclaimed “life learner” and “tech junkie” with a passion for visual storytelling, Melvin put that creativity to work and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production at the Art Institute of Tampa. Even with the challenge of working full time as a police officer and going to college, he managed to win several filmmaking awards and went on to run a successful video production business creating commercials for Bright House TV.
After Melvin’s personal experience with multiple real estate transactions, an interest was sparked and he decided to pursue a new opportunity with the same tenacity used in his military experience and police work. By nature, he protects and serves. That innate sense is now channeled through his position as a real estate agent, working diligently on behalf of his clients to achieve the best results possible. His persistence, compassion for people, problem-solving skills, along with his creative outlook and knowledge of the latest in technology make him a valuable asset to The Griffin Group and a tremendous partner as an agent.
18302 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy #110
Tampa, FL 33647