Chris Barney

Chris is a partner at Trinity Commercial Group and the co-founder/team leader for the South Florida office. He is an experienced commercial real estate professional with a keen focus on the retail and restaurant industries in Florida and the Southeastern US; he has a demonstrated history of success for 15+ years via skillsets such as Tenant Representation, Landlord Leasing Representation, Development, Acquisitions, Dispositions and more. Throughout his career he has represented dozens of national and regional brands as well as multiple well-known developers and shopping center owners.

“My foremost mission is to create trustworthy perpetual relationships and to properly position my clients and partners for long term success, all while having a positive impact on those I have the blessing to interact and work with.”

Born and raised in South Florida, Chris has had the opportunity to watch the real estate landscape evolve, grow, and mature in Florida for several decades now. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee in 2005, he set his eyes on the commercial real estate industry and dove in headfirst never looking back. As a standout athlete throughout his life, Chris has always instinctually desired competitive environments where commitment and teamwork are paramount to success, so his attraction to the real estate business was naturally love at first sight.

Chris is married to his wife Kelly and they have two amazing children, a son named Lincoln (6) and a daughter named Remi (2). He is an avid traveler, adventure junkie and fitness enthusiast who on the weekends can typically be found pacing the sidelines of an athletic field or court living vicariously through Lincoln’s same love for sports.

  • Trinity Commercial Group
  • Continental Real Estate Companies (CREC)
  • High Street Retail USA
  • Evolution Ventures
  • Cohen Commercial Realty
  • Woolbright Development
  • Florida State University – B.S. Political Science
  • MD Now – Florida
  • H-Mart – South Florida
  • Benihana – South Florida
  • Phenix Salon Suites – South Florida
  • Pet Supplies Plus – South Florida
  • Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana – South Florida
  • Naked Taco – South Florida
  • RA Sushi – South Florida
  • Dunkin Donuts – Broward County
  • American Social – US
  • Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – US
  • Car Lotz – South Florida
  • Checkers – Dade County
  • Mayweather Boxing and Fitness – South Florida
  • Savvy Sliders – Florida
  • Dominos – Select Markets of Central Florida and South Florida
  • Trek Bikes – South Florida
  • Too Jays – South Florida
  • Clean Machine Carwash – Florida
  • Big Whisk Brands – South Florida
  • Skillets – South Florida
  • Dog Stop – South Florida
  • Diesel Barbershop – South Florida
  • Jimmy Johns – South Florida
  • All Smiles Dental – South Florida
  • Riverchase Dermatology – South Florida
  • Garrett Hospitality – South Florida
  • Culvers – Treasure Coast, Palm Beach County and Broward County
  • Keystone Holdings
  • Inland
  • Mouhalis Capital Management
  • Truist Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • Has successfully advised and represented 50+ different National and Regional tenants in the Florida markets, including the initial rollout of numerous national or international brands. Prior clients include: Office Max, Corner Bakery Cafe, Planet Fitness, DXL, 2nd & Charles, Applebees, Supercuts, Regis, Smoothie King, Popeyes, 100 Montaditos, Haircuttery, Wing Stop and more.
  • Has completed in excess of $500 Million worth of transaction volume throughout the State of Florida.
  • Diverse track record of successful deal transactions by way of: Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Acquisitions, Development, Distressed Assets and Investment Sales.


Tom Daugherty

  • 35 years of Commercial Real Estate Development/Management
  • Oklahoma State University
CORE Responsibilities
  • Facilitate construction/development activities
  • Maintain current client relations
  • Establish new client relationships
  • Identify target markets
  • Planning and Zoning activities
  • Development of contract and bidding systems
  • Meet with Owners, Architect, Subcontractors
  • Pre-Construction project planning and estimation
  • Design review /scheduling
  • Brookside Holdings 8,500 SF retail development
  • Tuscola Commons North Port retail project
  • Christian – Married to wife Kim for 23 years
  • Proud father of four beautiful children and two grandchildren
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Tim Schneider

Tim Schneider, Partner at TCG, specializes in site acquisition in the Southwest Florida market for several end users and regional and national developers. Whether it is an outparcel to an anchored shopping center, main street redevelopment, or larger land tracts for mixed-use development, he has done it all.

Born and raised in Fort Myers, Tim has an excellent network of relationships to tap in to as well as firsthand knowledge of what is going on behind the scenes leading to the growth and success of this area. With 2 bachelor’s degrees from Florida State University in Real Estate and Development, holding leadership positions in local real estate networking organizations, and earning the CCIM Designation, he is well versed and adept on taking on any of the challenges this industry has to offer.

  • CRE CONSULTANTS (2011-2013)
  • CBRE Ft. Myers-Naples (2008-2011)
  • Florida State University B.S. Real Estate
  • Florida State University B.S. Housing
  • Wawa Inc,. – Southwest Florida
  • Tijuana Flats – Southwest Florida
  • Cintas Inc. – Southwest Florida
  • Goodwill Industries of SW FL – Dispositions
  • Creighton Commercial Development
  • Lennar Commercial
  • Barron Collier Companies
  • Aileron Capital Management
  • Champion Development Corporation
  • Hughes Development Group
  • Sold more than $30,000,000 in transaction volume in first half of 2015
  • Past President of Commercial Investment Professionals of Southwest Florida, 2015
  • Representing the Forum, a 706-acre mixed-use development in Fort Myers, FL exhibiting dense retail, residential, and office. Focused on the sale & leasing of the remaining 129.6 acres of commercial property.
  • International Counsel of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Commercial Investment Professionals of Southwest Florida

Walt Nelson

Walt Nelson is a founding Partner of Trinity Commercial Group. He brings over 35 years of business and real estate experience to his clients.  His specialization is on site acquisition, disposition, ground up retail development and multi-market retail and restaurant tenant representation for local, regional and national clients.

With over 35 years of experience in real estate and financial services, including corporate experience with IBM, Merrill Lynch, and Apple Computer as well as start-up businesses and the unique challenges of those endeavors. Walt Nelson has performed in a variety of capacities including principal, development partner, investment advisor, vice-president of sales and marketing and start-up business entrepreneur.

This background gives him the life experience to realize and understand the challenges of owning, building, and managing a successful business.  Although real estate is a very significant part of the success of a business, he thinks like an owner, and realizes it is not the main objective.

The main objective is to make a profit!  For this reason Walt will first spend time gaining an understanding of the specific business model and its success factors and then work to find the ideal location to meet those factors.

  • Culver’s Restaurants – Southwest Florida
  • Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
  • Home Depot-Southwest Florida
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Southwest Florida
  • Tropical Smoothie Café – Southwest Florida
  • Dunkin Donuts – Southwest Florida
  • Mattress Firm
  • Pet Paradise
  • McAlister’s Deli
  • Snappy Car Wash

Walt was selected to represent Culvers Restaurants entry into the Florida market in 2012, initially only in Southwest Florida, and has been instrumental in their very successful growth throughout the state.  He has been involved in the successful selection, negotiation, and purchase of over 35 sites since the inception.

He has successfully completed multiple transactions with Moe’s Southwest Grill, Goodwill industries of SWFL, Dunkin Donuts and Tropical Smoothie Café.

Walt is a active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a licensed real estate sales associate in the state of Florida.

Doug Olson

Doug Olson is a partner and former managing director of Trinity Commercial Group.  He has a passion for retail, consistently leading the market in production and landlord representation of anchored shopping centers.  Doug specializes in the life cycle of shopping centers with a focus on value creation through targeted acquisition, thoughtful tenant curation, effective leasing strategies, and disposition.

Doug, now a transplanted “native”, has been visiting Naples since childhood moving here full-time back in 1994.  He grew up in Southern California and noticed the growth, development, and opportunities the West Coast of Florida presented. A short time after attending the University of Arizona, he relocated to Naples permanently.

He lives in Naples with his wife of twenty years and two daughters. Doug is passionate about retail real estate and enjoys traveling, eating out, and socializing with friends and family. His activities of choice include golf, tennis, pickleball, snow skiing and stand-up paddle boarding.


  • Alto Real Estate Funds
  • Balfor Global
  • Bayshore Investments
  • Brixmor (NYSE: BRX)
  • Inventrust (Nasdaq: IVT)
  • KPR Centers
  • Crow Holdings
  • Metro Commercial
  • New Market Properties
  • Site Centers (NYSE: SITC)
  • Costar Power Broker: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top Producing Agent 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019
  • Founders Square- 55-acre mixed use project at SE corner of 951 & Immokalee Rd.-Naples,FL.
  • The Collective- 63,239 sf One of a Kind Design Hub in the heart of the downtown Naples Design District
  • Marco Town Center- Redevelopment and stabilization of 109,394 sf Publix anchored center on Marco Island

Matt Fredrickson

  • Trinity Commercial Group (2011 – Present)
  • CBRE – Ft. Myers-Naples (2009-2011)
  • Paramount Real Estate Group (2008-2009)
  • CBRE – Ft. Myers-Naples (2006-2008)
  • Bethel University – B.S. Finance (Major)
  • Bethel University – Leadership Studies (Minor)
  • Successfully advised and represented private, public, and institutional clients with the acquisition & disposition of over $400 million in transactions throughout Florida and Minnesota
  • Specializes in the brokerage of investment property ranging from single tenant net-leased investments to institutional quality anchored shopping centers
  • Successfully closed on sales involving investment grade tenants such as: Chipotle, Pollo Tropical, Bank of America, Outback Steakhouse, WAWA, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, Sleep Number, Bank United, Chase Bank, Albertson’s and more
  • Recognized as 2010 Rookie of the Year – CB Richard Ellis – Ft. Myers- Naples
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Candidate

Tony Mangione

Tony Mangione is an entrepreneur with deep connections to the business community in Southwest Florida. In 2011, Tony was instrumental in launching Trinity Commercial Group. Tony became a partner in 2015 joining its founders. He shares their vision to change the way the commercial real estate business is experienced by serving clients’ needs above his own interests.

His focus is site acquisition, disposition, ground-up retail development leasing, and tenant representation. It’s been his honor to work with local, regional, and national developers/landlords and tenants. These include Xfinity/Comcast, Fifth Third Bank, Pet Supplies Plus, Truist Bank, Regions Bank, Heartland Dental, Lake Michigan Credit Union, and Wild Fork Foods.

He is originally from West Michigan and now resides in Naples, Florida with his wife and four children. When not working, Tony enjoys spending time with his family outdoors at the beach, pool, and park as well as playing basketball. He is involved in the local church, international mission organizations, foster care, adoption, and supporting other charities and nonprofit organizations.

  • Trinity Commercial Group Inc. (2011 – Present)
  • CBRE Ft. Myers – Naples (2011)
  • Cornerstone University – Grand Rapids, MI
  • Florida Gulf Coast University – Fort Myers, FL
  • Allstate – Cape Coral, Florida
  • Bank of America – Merrill & Private Bank – Southwest Florida
  • Boost Mobile – Southwest Florida
  • Diesel Barbershop – Southwest Florida
  • DMD Ventures – Southwest Florida
  • Fifth Third Bank – Southwest Florida
  • First Watch – Southwest Florida
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union – Florida
  • Pet Supplies Plus – Southwest Florida
  • Regions Bank – Southwest Florida
  • Save A Lot – Southwest Florida
  • SunTrust Bank – Southwest Florida
  • Wild Fork Foods – Southwest Florida
  • BB&T now Truist
  • Casto
  • Catalyst Community Capital
  • Champion Development
  • Creighton Commercial Development
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Citizens Bank
  • First Horizon Bank
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Lund Capital Group
  • Mouhalis Capital Management
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Palmetto Capital Group
  • Regions Bank
  • Seagate Development Group
  • Stock Development
  • SunTrust now Truist
  • WMG Development
  • Assumed leasing responsibilities for Stock Plaza in Naples with more than 50% vacancy and within 24 months increased occupancy to 98% in part due to an e-commerce resistant lineup comprised of service, medical, and restaurant tenants including NCH Healthcare, Naples Oxygen, Tropical Smoothie Café, Sherwin Williams, Heartland Dental, Five Guys, California Closets, Massage Luxe, AT&T, and more
  • Participated in over 250 transactions in the past 5 years with a gross value of more than $250 million
  • Facilitated Lake Michigan Credit Union’s expansion to Florida through surplus branch acquisitions
  • “40 Under 40” – Class of 2017 as a 24-year-old in The Business Observer/Gulf Coast of Florida
  • Paul Sands Memorial REIS Scholarship Awardee
  • Represented multiple owners throughout The Forum, a mixed-use development in Fort Myers, selling land for Champion Development to Incore Residential and The Garrett Companies to develop 450 apartments, selling/leasing for Creighton Commercial to develop for Starbucks, Moe’s, and McAlister’s Deli, and ground leasing for Daszkal Corporate Real Estate to Dunkin’ Donuts and Valvoline
  • Actively representing Fruitville Commons, a mixed-use development in Sarasota, on behalf of Stock Development for commercial sale and leasing opportunities. Fruitville Commons boasts 300 new luxury apartments, called Citria, and pending deals with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, The Lock Up Self Storage Group, Extended Stay America, Dunkin’ Donuts, Brewery Tap Room & Market Hall, and more shaping Fruitville Commons to be one of Sarasota’s premier retail & entertainment destinations
  • Integral part of the leasing team for Creighton Commercial to develop and redevelop multiple projects transforming the retail landscape of Southwest Florida. These projects include executing deals with notable regional and national tenants such as West Marine, Lucky’s Market, Pet Supermarket, Bank United, Culver’s, Burger King, Five Guys, Pollo Tropical, Buffalo Wild Wings, McAlister’s Deli, Metro Diner, Chipotle, Tijuana Flats, Moe’s, Jimmy John’s, Wawa, 7-Eleven, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, Xfinity/Comcast, Sleep Number, Mattress Firm, Mattress One, Med Express, MD Now, and Aspen Dental
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Real Estate Investment Society (REIS)

Dan O’Berski

Dan O’Berski is an owner and the Broker of Record at Trinity Commercial Group.  He primarily works on new market accounts and supports teams throughout TCG.  In the past he has focused on Tenant Representation and development services and now works substantially on land transactions, Government and institutional relationships with a growing passion for Multifamily and especially in Affordable housing and dis-invested markets.  Dan loves to engage in new opportunities and think strategically about how real estate impacts his clients and how to bring solutions to the complex nature of their business or operation.

Dan graduated in 2003 from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics and simultaneously finished his first year in real estate.  He graduated, got married and moved to Florida to get started in a market he had always loved and wanted to make his permanent home.  Since their move, they have had 4 natural born children, adopted their eldest son, and are a support family in foster care and Better Together. Dan filters all decisions and actions based on his love for Jesus and lives on mission seeking to live according to Psalms 115:1 that says, “Not unto us, O Lord,  not unto us, But to your name give Glory.”

From an early age, Dan’s passion for business and opportunity has led him to be able to participate in over 10 different starts ups, 20+ development/investment ownership positions, and assist in a leading company and team in over $1 Billion dollars in transaction values through 2020.  He works diligently to pour into junior brokers who want to get into the business and assist in attracting and servicing clients both at TCG and for the deep relationship they have throughout the markets they serve.


University of Michigan B.S. Economics

  • Leading and growing the TCG relationships and broker program
  • Client Development and Strategy
  • Mentoring JR brokers
  • Vision casting alongside TCG Partners
  • Trinity Commercial Group LLC (2011 – Present)
  • CBRE Ft. Myers – Naples (2008 – 2011)
  • Naples Realty Services Inc. (2004 – 2007)
  • Preview Properties (2002 – 2003)
  • Lee County School District
  • Stock Development
  • Neal Communities
  • Advenir Oakley
  • Barron Collier Companies
  • Ryan Companies
  • Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers
  • Harry Chapin
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee
  • Creighton Commercial Development
  • Forum, a 706-acre mixed-use development in Fort Myers, FL exhibiting dense retail, residential, and office. Focused on the sale & leasing of the remaining 129.6 acres of commercial property. Developed by Mike Horn and Pat Riley.
  • Founders, 56 acre mixed use development at Immokalee and Collier Blvd with 400 units of class A and 100,000+sf of office and retail including The Point a creative 38,000sf restaurant HUB. A JV project including principles in TCG, Barron Collier Companies and Metro Commercial
  • Tuscola Commons – 15 acres Mixed use development of 6 parcels including medical, hospitality, retail and restaurant uses in North Port Florida
  • Fruitville Commons – Special curated development including apartment, hotel, office, showroom, retail, medical, restaurant and storage, developed by Stock Development
  • College and 41 – One of our most transformational redevelopment of a dead grocery box and class d hotel into a vibrant activating area of Grocery, retail, restaurant, Banking and convenience!  Developed by Creighton Commercial Development
  • Southward Village CNI Grant – 5 acre mixed use development providing retail, restaurant and housing along with Grocery in a food desert – Target completion 2025.  TCG Development and consulting alongside SWFL Impact Partners
  • Dunbar Housing – We activate and build and buy homes to rent to families and individuals who are working to step up in life.  By 2022 we have built 2, in permitting on 3 more single family home, renovated one large home and own 7 more lots in community hoping to build on over the next couple years.  Completed through Liberating Homes consulting SWFL Impact Partners targeted areas
  • Job Creation and stabilization – Purchased and transformed 16,000sf commercial building to be activating spot for community lead small business. SWFL Impact Partners and TCG Development
  • Lake Vue – 20 acre JV with Ron Matthew and Ernest Freeman for attainable family housing rental and home ownership and SWFL Impact Partners Targeted outcomes
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • SWFL Impact Partners
  • Liberating Vision Design
  • B’Way
  • Liberating Homes
  • Lee BIA
  • Building Zoning Oversight Committee City of Fort Myers
  • United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades and Okeechobee, Board of Directors
  • Ride Nature, Board of Directors
  • Samaritans Health and Wellness, Board of Directors
  • Big Life, Board of Directors