Company Overview / Team
Ed Rymer is the owner of Rymer Companies. Mr. Rymer has more than forty-years of broad-based experience in the ownership, development and redevelopment of commercial-investment real estate as well as numerous other companies and businesses with a focus and expertise primarily in Florida and Minnesota. Ed is the past President of the Minnesota/Dakotas CCIM Chapter.
Ed attributes much of his success to having a keen eye for an opportunity and surrounding himself with a group of professional, experienced, talented and results-oriented individuals.
Ed is married to his beautiful wife, Paulette, for 40 years, and they have four adult children and many grandchildren. He has completed eight full Ironman races, and competed/qualified numerous times for the famous Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.
John Patterson (Developer Attorney) is a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney with over 45 years of experience. A former litigator and appellate lawyer, John is a partner in Shutts & Bowen LLP, a full-service law firm with a more than 270 attorneys. He regularly represents clients in commercial real estate, business, and financing matters in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, hotels and resorts, retail, marinas, personal storage, mobile home parks, and real estate development. He has represented the Rymer Companies for over 10 years.
John has held numerous leadership positions in the Sarasota community and The Florida Bar, having served as a director and president of The Florida Bar Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, former President of the Sarasota County Bar Association and three years on the Second District Court of Appeal Nominating Commission. He has been consistently recognized for his pro bono efforts, earning The Florida Bar Foundation President’s Award of Excellence and Community Youth Development Leadership Award.
Leo practices in the areas of business law and real estate. He has extensive experience in advising closely held businesses in a broad range of issues, ranging from business structuring to mergers and acquisitions. Leo also practices in all aspects of real property law, focusing on representing clients in commercial real estate transactions involving the acquisition, development, construction, financing, leasing, and sale of real estate. Leo is certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Leo has worked with the Rymer Companies for over 30 years.
Matt Cason, who joined Concept Companies in 2008 as Director of Construction, is the PRESIDENT/COO of Concept Companies and has managed the construction and development of more than 1.8mm sf. Matt’s extensive construction knowledge is an invaluable asset. He has a keen eye for recognizing key development issues in the planning phase, and the knowledge of how to properly resolve them before they become real problems. He is a licensed Florida Building Contractor and Real Estate Agent. Matt oversees and has an active role in site selection and presenting properties to our clients for their approval, and serves to ensure that projects stay on their critical paths through the acquisition, due diligence, permitting/entitlement process, as well as the construction of your project.
Concept Companies provides a true full-service real estate development experience. Our vertical integration and cross-discipline expertise provide more accuracy in budgeting costs and time, resulting in significant savings across the arc of a project. This efficiency also creates reduced delivery timelines and mitigated risks.
The Concept team has a vast depth of construction and development experience in commercial retail, office, institutional, industrial, life science, government, and residential projects. The experts at Concept have the combined accomplishment of over 7 million square feet of construction and development projects throughout the southeast. In October of 2016, Concept Companies accepted an Award of Recognition from the Design-Build Institute of America for Foundation Park, a 120,000 square foot life science park.
Concept Companies, through their construction subsidiary, Theory Construction, has $44.7 million in active construction projects representing over 208,000 square feet. Twenty20 Development is in various stages of development of projects, totaling over 500,000 square feet of office, retail, and mixed-use space.
Brian started Concept Companies in October of 2004 with Concept Construction. After successfully completing numerous residential, commercial, and industrial projects in various parts of the U.S., Brian began investing in real estate, which led to the birth of Concept Development in 2009. Since then, Brian has been responsible for developing over 150 commercial projects in Florida totaling approximately 2 million square feet. Brian is a licensed General Contractor in multiple states, Florida Roofing Contractor, and Florida Real Estate Agent.
Brooke Rymer is a seasoned marketing professional and consultant, bringing over 12 years of experience to Rymer Companies. Brooke has experience in a variety of industries including transportation, health & wellness, food & beverage and also music & entertainment, while living in Los Angeles working for numerous celebrity clients.
Brooke also brings years of experience working for large corporations including Fortune 500 Target Corporation and Life Time Fitness. Her deep knowledge and expertise in digital marketing has resulted in leading numerous national marketing campaigns with results exceeding industry benchmarks.
While Brooke currently resides in Minneapolis, her vast experience with clients has taken her all across the world including Canada, Chile, Mexico, California, and Florida.
John Hall is the President of Newby Management. He joined the Newby Team in 2012 as a Regional Manager and managed a portfolio of communities from Sarasota to Tallahassee. He was promoted to Director of Property Management overseeing forty-eight properties before being promoted to President of Newby Management in 2020. John’s parents managed several RV communities throughout their careers, so having grown up in this industry, he has a special love for RV community management. Newby Management has faithfully served the RV and Manufactured home communities for over 46 years. We are a full-service property management company. We support on-site managers and handle all aspects of community operations from resident relations, collecting rents, maintenance, human resources, financial and accounting needs as well as sales and marketing.
Donna Campion has over 25 years of experience in customer service and management.
Donna has been in the RV Resort industry since 2008 and has extensive knowledge, experience, and success in RV resort operations, reservations, administration and guest relationships.
She brings the knowledge and experience to focus on managing all aspects of a premier resort.
With almost two decades of experience in commercial real estate, Eddie Rymer and his team offer their clients a proven process built on collaboration, trust and transparency. Although Eddie resides in the Twin Cities, his team’s real estate knowledge and the clients they serve extends throughout North America and beyond. Eddie leads an occupier advisor and tenant representation team focusing primarily on serving corporate users of office and industrial space.
Professional Affiliations and Accreditations
Eddie holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University. Eddie also holds a CCIM designation. In Minneapolis, Eddie was a past public policy member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), and the Association for Capital Growth (ACG). Eddie is active in his community as he has served on the Children’s Hospital of MN Counsel which includes the Executive Committee and Corporate Giving Board Committee.
Eddie R. Rymer
Cindy provides property accounting services for Rymer Companies’ Minnesota-owned commercial real estate portfolio and other operating entities. A Minnesota-licensed real estate broker, Cindy brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, including accounting, property management, leasing and marketing. Cindy is a strategic thinker who employs a unique blend of creativity and common sense to drive business results.
Jayne Cohen founded Jayne L Cohen & Associates in 2012 and has over 40 years of outdoor hospitality management and campground development experience. She owned a large and very successful family resort in New Hampshire until it was sold in 2003. For 8 years, until the end of 2011 she was President of a large privately owned company with 12 resorts.
Jayne has extensive knowledge and experience in park operations and uses her skills and experience to assist clients to improve their revenues and profits by creating better experiences for their guests and creating systems and procedures, and strategic plans to obtain a client’s financial goals.
Jayne has worked with hundreds of clients on new RV park developments and campground expansions conducting market and comparative analysis, feasibility research and reporting for lenders and investors, and land planning and design. Her operational audits for RV park buyers, sellers, and operators have had great success reducing expenses, increasing revenues, and creating better guest experiences.
In 2009 two friends, Ken Hendrickson and Jimmy Sorenson decided to build a software for storage facilities owners called Easy Storage Solutions and launched its software made their first sale that same year. By 2011 we hit 100 active customers and went international. In 2013, our company hired its first full-time employee, and by 2015 we reached 1,000 active clients. Today, their company has over 5,000 storage facilities that use their software. Easy Storage Solutions runs globally, and they add over 115 new storage facilities a month. Today, Easy Storage Solutions offers management services, as well as call management, accounting and tax services, tenant protection plans, SEO and online marketing, cloud access control, and self-storage consulting.
Darla Sinnard, CMP
With 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a 15-year designation as a Certified Meeting Professional, Darla provides a unique understanding of customer service and engagement, customer retention, event planning and resort management combined with RV industry knowledge. As the Regional Manager for Jennings Communities, Darla was involved in the design, development, and operation of Sunkissed Village RV Resort, which opened in Summerfield, FL, in December 2019, and another highly rated RV Resort, Bay Bayou RV Resort in Tampa, FL. Bay Bayou was recently awarded the 2023 Florida RV Park of the Year for mid-size properties by the Florida and Alabama Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.
Darla has extensive experience in HR, procurement, vendor and contract negotiations, activities planning, advertising, marketing, budgeting, and operations management. As a Certified Pool Technician and licensed LP Gas Qualifier II, she also provided staff training.
Darla is currently serving her fifth year as the Executive Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Florida and Alabama Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. The opportunity to serve on the Board provides a valuable opportunity to be aware of current industry trends, products, services, and involvement in all aspects of the evolving RV industry.