131 Orange Ave – Downtown Orlando, FL

Who We Are

Established over three decades ago, Red Bell Partners is a diversified real estate company that focuses on the investment, development, and management of well positioned, long term real estate holdings. We are opportunistic with a lean structure providing agility in swift decision making. Over the years the company has established a reputation for integrity, honesty, and knowledge that continues to benefit our associates, financial stakeholders, and our local communities.

With a history of developing and/or managing over half a million sq. ft. of commercial real estate across the Country, Red Bell Partners demonstrates a proven track record behind successful real estate investments development and management.

Years In Business

Where We’re Headed

Our growth is attributed to our ability to align ourselves with strategic partners who, as a team, are able to work efficiently towards business objectives. Each one of our partners shares the fundamental principals of integrity and honest business practices we exercise every day.

Our History


Development begins on several industrial buildings and residential communities across Redmond, WA


Development expansion into retail & office with several downtown Redmond developments


Continued expansion of industrial development throughout the Eastside of Seattle


Expansion into Phoenix, AZ with the development of a small retail, medical office and industrial portfolio.


Expansion into Orlando, FL with the redevelopment/repositioning of several retail and industrial buildings.


Expanded a vertical into Medical Marijuana retail following the legalization in the State of FL. Concurrently introduced a platform allowing outside capital from investors to participate in deals.


Added build to suit services, commencing construction on medical office and specialty use buildings in Central Florida.

Our Team

Nicholas Jones

Managing Member

Nick Jones has been involved in commercial real estate management, investment, development and brokerage for over 15 years. Each industry roll has added perspective, introducing various angles and strategies to evaluate each opportunity Red Bell Partners pursues. During his career he has brokered over $125MM worth of real estate transactions, managed several hundred thousand square feet of industrial, retail, office, and medical office, and developed/redeveloped/repositioned over 80,000 sq. ft. of retail, industrial and special purpose properties.

Nick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida while concurrently participating on the World Circuit as a Professional Wakeboarder. He is an active member of ULI, ICSC and NAIOP.


Karla Kantzas

Controller & Asset Manager

Karla Kantzas joined Red Bell Partners in June 2021 to serve as Controller and Asset Manager for the firm’s entire portfolio. Prior to joining Red Bell Partners, Karla was a senior member of the corporate finance team for AmCap Incorporated, a Connecticut Commercial Real Estate firm with a portfolio size over 4.5 million square feet and approximately $1 billion in total property value. In her 15-year tenure with them Karla served as Property Controller.

Karla brings experience in handling all aspects of commercial real estate for a large portfolio of retail and office properties from inception to completion. Karla graduated with an Associate Degree in Accounting from Housatonic Community College. She also holds a certificate as Master Tax Advisor and is registered with the IRS.


Lance Samardge

VP, Asset Management

Lance Samardge joined Red Bell Partners in early 2023 building on more than 20 years of residential and commercial real estate investment, development, and management experience.  While managing a private equity portfolio across vast asset classes, ranging from apartments and hotels to Broadway musicals, Lance has been GP focused while managing investor relations, and cultivating partnership continuity with a focus on asset performance.  Experiencing significant market growth and retraction throughout his career, the cycles have helped hone Lance’s skills that complement the strategic focus at Red Bell Partners.

Lance is also a proud University of Central Florida alumni member and when not in the office, loves to be on or in the ocean.


Our Clients

What Our Clients Say

I’ve worked with Nick Jones for nearly five years on a number of real estate projects in the downtown Orlando corridor and surrounding areas. Nick has really shown creativity and the ability to add value to existing projects by restructuring or repurposing the property to get great quality tenants and significantly improve each project in both terms of cash flow and value. Nick is also a pleasure to work with on the banking side. He communicates well, is always available to discuss any project in detail, provides me with any and all information in a quick and concise fashion, and really understands what is needed to navigate the approval and closing process in today’s banking environment. I thoroughly enjoy working with Nick on his projects and certainly hope to continue to do business with him in the future.

Chris Van Buskirk
Mainstreet Community Bank

Red Bell Partners has proven to be a valuable partner to Fluent as we pursue our Florida expansion. They have shown their ability to efficiently underwrite and close on properties that fit our real estate needs while working with us in a fair and transparent demeanor. As we continue to expand we plan on maintaining and increasing our relationship with Nick and Red Bell Partners.

Jovan Ramos
Cansortium Inc.

Nick at Red Bell Partners has been a great client for the past 4 years. Over the past year, our relationship has grown beyond work. Nick is a gifted real estate owner. At such a young age, Nick has grasped a full understanding of purchasing, owning and managing commercial real estate. Every property he owns is a winner. I have even invested my own personal income with Nick in a few of his real estate ventures and will continue to do so in the future. I look forward to our continued relationship and very happy our paths crossed.

Derek Heed
Senior Vice President/Managing Director

Nick with Red Bell Partners, has been a viable partner in securing contacts for commercial building renovations, real estate brokerages, and tenant lease expansion. Personally, he’s been an intricate partner for our success in the commercial real estate marketplace.

Jeffrey Carr
President/Managing Member