The QuestStar mission is to be the premiere authority on real estate acquisitions and sales in the Tampa Bay area, while providing our clients with the highest level of skills, ethics and integrity to accomplish their goals.
The QuestStar team is headed up by Mike Nahat, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified Public Manager, Certified in Environmental Contamination, with over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mike served as the acquisition manager from 2000 through 2009 for a Florida government agency, which acquired homes, land, parklands and resort properties. Mike was a real estate investigator for the State of Georgia and business professional who owned and operated a real estate company and managed a staff of professionals. Mike has a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and graduate courses in Public Administration from Troy University. Mike has completed extensive training in all areas of public and private sector property acquisition, relocation assistance, as well as the following:
Management & Leadership - Experienced Supervisory Skills Series, Supervisory Leadership Series, Budgeting and Finance, Negotiation Skills, Public Presentation Skills, Working with the Media, Running an Effective Meeting, Performance Measurement, Written Communication for Leaders, Strategic Planning, Sterling Facilitation Training, Business Writing, Problem Solving-Decision Making, Advanced Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Building a Culture of Accountability, and Finding and Keeping the Right People.
IRWA (International Right of Way Association) - Standards of Practice for the Right of Way Professional (C104), Bargaining Negotiations (C205), Conflict Management (C213), Eminent Domain Basics (C803), Income Approach (C402), Reviewing Appraisals in Eminent Domain (C410), Environmental Awareness (C600), Project Development and the Environmental Process (C602), Environmental Contamination in Real Estate (C603), Relocation Assistance (C501), Business Relocation (C502), Mobile Home Relocation (C503), Computing Replacement Housing Payments (C504), Advanced Relocation Assistance-Business (C506).
Appraisal Institute - Appraisal Principles, Appraisal Procedures, USPAP, Comparison & Income Approach.
CLE - Land Use Law, Eminent Domain Law, Endangered Species Act.
Additional Training - State of Florida – FDEP Wetland Delineation, FDOT Land Acquisition; Easements-Right of Way and Other Encumbrances, Condemnation Law, Court Room Testimony, Title and Boundary Law, Real Estate Investment Qualifications, Investment Practices, Investment Specialist, Advanced Investigation Techniques, Internet Investigation, Internet Tools, Advanced Photography, Computer Systems, Wilderness Leadership.