Sales Team Leader and Manager, Real Estate Sales
Ken believes a good life is built on lasting relationships
Servant Leadership, integrity, positive influence, and Expert real estate knowledge polished by decades of experience – are exactly what Ken offers to his Realtor team members and Plumlee’s real estate buyers and sellers. He believes that a good life is built on lasting relationships. Ken is devoted to his team. He and his Realtors are committed to treat people like they want to be treated – and deliver the highest professional standard.
During his career Ken has led large Realtor teams and managed thousands of transactions valued at hundreds of millions helping hundreds of Realtors, buyers, and sellers achieve great success. Ken is committed to Realtors providing the best professional service for our customers. He has served serves as Public Policy Committee Chair for the Pinellas Realtor Organization and as Florida Realtor State Director where he has served on the Land Use, Prop Rights, and Sustainable Dev Breakout Group, Legislative Think Tank, Professional Development, and Resort and Second Home Committees. He holds the Graduate Realtor Designation (GRI), CMLSv Designation, and is a graduate of the Florida Realtor District 6 Leadership Institute. He has previously served on PRO’s Board of Directors, Stellar MLS of Board of Directors, RPAC as Chair, Grievance Committee, Citation Committee, Nominating Committee, the President’s Advisory Group, the Florida Realtor District 6 Leadership Institute Committee, and the Stellar MLS Advisory Committee.
In his career Ken has led real estate development at Florida beach resorts in Destin, Naples, Panama City Beach, and Tampa and others in Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah. He is humble to be associated with Plumlee’s Brokerage family who remain dedicated to a sterling reputation of sales success through three generations. Ken has been helping his team members list and sell properties for decades. As Managing Broker for Plumlee Real Estate Sales, Ken helps busy agents achieve their personal goals. He and his Plumlee team enjoy what they do by making it their business to know what the Pinellas County real estate market is doing at all times and by being the best in real estate. They are happy to share their local knowledge and elite professional service.
Ken holds a Degree in Real Estate Finance from the University of Alabama where Ken and Kathy served on the UA Parent Advisory Council. Upon graduation he entered the building and real estate business and became a Broker and General Contractor – advancing to senior executive leadership. He has been successful with national companies as Director of Sales, Executive VP of Real Estate, and President CEO with assignments in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Utah, Georgia. Florida is considered home since moving here in 1974. And, living all across the United States has certainly taught Ken to connect well with people. He has also served as local, state, and national officer with the National Association of Realtors, National Association of Homebuilders, and Associated General Contractors and been a Realtor in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. In 2006 Ken was selected as the Director of the Year for Intrawest (international beach resort developer).
When not dealing with real estate, Ken enjoys Florida water, flying, sporting clays, and college football. He and his wife Kathy have been together for over 40+ years and are the parents of two. Their daughter Danielle is a very successful Institutional Consultant Relations at Schroders, an Asset Management firm based in New York City. She is married to Scott Manniello who is in Investment Services with KKR. They live in southern California with their daughter and son. Ken and Kathy’s son Zach is a Realtor at Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty, owns Breland LLC, a small projects general contracting firm in Seminole FL, Project Manager with a national GC, and has completed his degree at the University of Florida .
Ken is truly dedicated to the Florida we remember as kids. It is no secret that Ken and his wife Kathy are attracted to the lifestyle and folklore of this part of the Florida Gulf coast. Indian Rocks Beach was originally settled in the 1800s when legend has it Indians still visited its rock encircled spring. The Indian Beach Hotel arrived in the early 1900s, and in the 1950s growth really accelerated. Today, Indian Rocks Beach is thriving with local character and culture that preserve the original residential beach community flavor.
Ken “partners” with successful Realtors to help them achieve their goals. When your goal involves property in this part of Florida, contact Ken and his Plumlee team. They will help you achieve your real estate destiny.My Professional Summary
- Contact information
- Professional Licenses
- Florida Broker Associate, BK 145223
- Licensed since 1977
- Previously licensed Broker in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas
- Florida Certified General Contractor, CGC 13793
- Licensed since 1982
- Professional Performance
- Broker of Record closing over 100 million in transactions annually
- Professional Education
- GRI – Graduate Realtor Institute
- CMLXv Designation – Council of Multiple Listing Services Management Volunteer Certification
- Graduate Florida Realtor District 6 Leadership Insitutue
- Commercial Property Builder Designation – NAHB
- Career Highlights
- Joined Plumlee Gulf Beach Realty in 2013
- Senior Corporate Real Estate Officer Leading National Development and Sales
- Sales Leader of the Year
- Graduate of the University of Alabama, Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
- Other Professional & Personal Leadership & Service
- Pinellas Realtor Organization Board of Directors and RPAC Chair
- Florida Realtor Board of Directors and Committee Member
- Stellar MLS Board of Directors
- Realtor in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas
- Fun Facts and Interests
- Private Pilot
- Hobbies: Beach walks, sporting clays, buying and selling real estate
- Author: Billy Goat Squadron – Expanded from the log book of Kenneth R Breland Sr covering 79 WW II combat missions as B-25 Bombardier Navigator throughout north Africa, Italy, China, Burma, India – 12th Bombardment Group.