Inside Graystone

Learn About Graystone Investment Group

Graystone Investment Group was established to provide investors with a one-stop shop for all their Real Estate needs. Based in Tampa, Florida, the business owns a number of specialist subsidiary brands that provide clients with a highly personalized service. Graystone’s companies deal with a broad range of investors from around the World, from individuals, through to investment funds and has tailored strategies to accommodate every scenario. The company’s team of professionals pair investors with the best opportunities to match their strategies and requirements, whether it be flips, buy and hold properties to rent out, or land to build new homes on. Regular investors can also benefit from Graystone’s VIP service, which provides clients with priority access to the very best deals. Due to close, long standing relationships with our network of partner banks and financial institutions, many of these deals are usually exclusive to Graystone. Graystone’s Florida real estate spans from Jacksonville to Miami, with a strong focus on Tampa Bay, where there is still a huge amount of distressed inventory. This area is one of only a few in the U.S. still capable of providing high rates of return on rentals and strong profits on flips. Whether you area first time investor, or a fund wishing to expand its portfolio, please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements and to find out how Graystone can help you become successful in the Florida real estate market.

Leadership Team

Ian ReadmanIan Readman

Ian Readman is Graystone’s Chairman and founder. A serial Entrepreneur, Ian has grown a number of successful businesses, in both Real Estate and Information Technology. After selling his first Real Estate business in 1999, he went on to develop a pioneering Cloud Computing business, which was eventually sold to a UK based PLC in 2014. Ian is passionate about growing organizations through developing its people. His mantra is doing business with integrity and this ethic runs strongly through all the companies he has helped to develop. A fanatical kiteboarder, Ian can be seen out on the water around Tampa Bay whenever it is windy…work permitting, of course!

Jorge VazquezJorge Vazquez

Jorge Vazquez is the Chief Executive Officer at Graystone Investment Group. Jorge’s previous company, TJ Global Investments, was acquired by Graystone and as part of the acquisition; Jorge took over as Group CEO. Before working with Graystone and TJ Global, Jorge was a licensed financial specialist with Wachovia Securities, which enabled him to create a valuable network of contacts, relevant to the supply of investment property. He has over 15 years of direct experience in Real Estate and has secured more than one thousand properties for his clients. In addition to his experience as a Real Estate investor and business owner, Jorge is also a N.E.N Director Center Club member, and as a philanthropic individual he is always interested in joining not-for-profit boards. To contact Jorge about possible business ventures, you can reach him by phone, email, or via LinkedIn.

Rafael CastroRafi Castro

Rafael Castro (a.k.a. Rafi) is the Chief Operating Officer of Graystone Investment Group. His role is to manage the day-to-day administration and operation of the business, with a focus on ensuring the company’s business plans are efficiently executed. Before joining Graystone, Rafi worked in Operations for several Fortune 500 companies including Citigroup, Target, The Home Depot and Capital One Financial, managing large teams based both domestically and internationally. Rafi is a recognized community leader, as exemplified by his work as President of the Tampa Bay Chapter of Prospanica (formerly known as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA)). He is an accomplished Youth Soccer Coach and has an MBA from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Rafi is the proud son of Yapi y Cuchi, and is married to Dalia with three sons, Krystian, Rafael and Sebastian and his “Princess” Coquí, a Miniature Schnauzer that rules the house.

Richard GilderRichard Gilder

Richard Gilder is Graystone’s non-executive Director. He advises the board on its ongoing strategy and sanitizes many of its major decisions. Like Ian, Richard is a serial Entrepreneur, having also owned two Real Estate businesses and a major stake in a technology business which was sold a few years ago. He sits on the Boards of a number of businesses and brings a wealth of knowledge to these companies, which are based in both in the UK and the US. Richard splits his time between the UK, the US and also in France, where he spends much of the Winter in his Chalet in the French Alps, feeding his addiction for snowboarding.