JP Piccinini is CEO and Founder of JP and Associates REALTORS (JPAR), Founder and CEO of Odasi Real Estate App, as well as an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and proud father.
Best known for growing JP and Associates REALTORS from zero in 2012 to close to $2B in sales and 1100 agents in 2017, thus creating one of the top 100 and fastest growing real estate brokerages in the US.
Before becoming an American entrepreneur – Mr. Piccinini’s was born in Naples Italy and immigrated to the US at age 13. In his new hometown of Wichita Falls, TX, he attended Burkburnett High School and had a crash course in English and American culture. After high school his parents returned to Italy, but he stayed to pursue the American dream, earning a BS degree in Engineering at Midwestern University and beginning his journey. As of June 2016, Piccinini is a proud American citizen.
Prior to real estate, Piccinini’s career began by crossing the globe as a project manager and engineer for fortune 500 companies both in the aerospace and consumer goods sectors. He credits the corporate training, methodology, and travel from these careers for the success he’s had in his real estate career, which began in South Carolina. There, he became the top selling agent, closing 10 times more deals in a year than the average REALTOR. After several years of selling and hundreds of deals under his belt, he was compelled to move back to Texas in DFW to be close to family.
It is so that in October of 2011, in his Frisco home, Piccinini began JPAR with a vision of a real estate brokerage firm dedicated to exceeding expectations through productivity and service. His plan was to train and hire only full-time career real estate professionals who shared the same passions for real estate and helping others as he did. With the company’s overly successful 100%-commission model, it truly is a full-service brokerage at a transaction-cap model cost, with a productivity standard and a service based culture.
Soon, his philosophy and business model led JPAR to become one of the top brokerages in the US, according to REAL TRENDS 2017 report with sales exceeding the Billion dollar mark in 2016 and beyond. JPAR was also ranked as an RISMedia Top 500 Power Broker and named an Inc. 5000 company. Piccinini, who was named 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year, was also named CEO of the year by DMN readers, and received an Industry Visionary Award. Piccinini was also voted top CEO in Dallas Fort Worth by the Dallas Morning News And JPAR was voted repeatedly as one of the top Places to work.
He is the author of the book the Real Estate Journey – I wasn’t born here but I got here as fast I could.
Piccinini is a true Texan at heart. He and his family live happily in DFW and are avid supporters and donors of children charities such as Youth Athletes foundation, City House homeless shelter, and several other charitable organizations.