Joe Gates, Realtor®


Joe grew up in Buffalo, New York and attended college at the University of Houston, in Houston, Texas where he earned a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management and met his wife of 30 years, Hillary. After college, Joe returned with his family to New York, living in Queens and Long Island before making the move to Southwest Florida in 1987.

A true Foodie, Joe has been Chef / Owner at some of Fort Myers most popular Italian Restaurants including Pasta & Pizza Italian Restaurant and Il Pomodoro Italian Restaurant and has been an active member of the local food scene for over 20 years.

Starting his own businesses from scratch, Joe developed a strong ability to research, plan, develop and negotiate. He achieved success by pursuing excellence, working with the highest integrity, earning the trust and loyalty of team members and customers every single day with a clear focus on the end goal.

Joe takes his experience in negotiating, a strong work ethic, the ability to analyze and resolve problems along with a drive to provide complete client satisfaction and applies it to every Real Estate transaction that he is a part of. He truly enjoys and strives to assure that every client, whether buying or selling a home is completely satisfied from the first phone call all the way to close.

When Joe isn’t selling Real Estate- you can still find him in the kitchen, cooking up Italian favorites for friends and family or playing a round of golf.