Our Team

Paul Hardy

Paul Hardy is the broker of record and owner of Development Realty. Over the past thirty years, Paul has been a principal in the development of over 4,000 units in Lee and Collier counties as well as commercial components including office, retail and shopping center parcels . As developer of four major golf communities, he was intimately involved with every aspect of land acquisition and partnerships, the entitlement process, site planning, site development and lot and tract sales. Since 2002, Paul has together with his equity partner, purchased and entitled large commercial, industrial and residential development tracts for resale. Paul has been a licensed Florida real estate broker for twenty-two years. There is no down time for Paul, his “off” time is filled with property management, projects and spending time with his wife, four grown children and four grandchildren.

Jessica Russo

Jessica Russo is the Broker/Owner and Development Consultant. Over the past twenty plus years, Jessica has worked with all aspects of residential and commercial real estate. From constructing and opening a new golf course community to managing land purchases, zoning, permitting, subdivision, infrastructure construction and sales, Jessica has worked with commercial, residential, industrial and excavation projects on properties from 10 to 300 acres in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hillsborough and Polk counties. This experience allows her to knowledgeably sell a broad spectrum of real estate and have the expertise needed to assist her clients in land development. Jessica offers due diligence and permitting coordination services to landowners and potential buyers. In her free time, Jessica enjoys gardening and spending time with her daughter.