Ralph L. Calabrese
Ralph L. Calabrese is president and owner of the R. Calabrese Agency, LLC. Mr. Calabrese holds a real estate broker’s license in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
Mr. Calabrese is a past director of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). Mr. Calabrese is also a member of the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), a professional organization dedicated to retail development and made up of retailers, brokers, and developers nationwide. Mr. Calabrese is an active member of ICSC, participating in quarterly meetings throughout the country. With over 35 years of experience, Mr. Calabrese is recognized as a leader and innovator throughout the industry.
He is often called upon by bankers, appraisers, attorneys, and community leaders to consult and advise them relative to their various real estate endeavors.
Following his graduation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and earning a B.S. in Hotel Administration and a Minor in Finance, Tony Valenti commenced his career in the Hospitality Industry working for several recognized hotel companies including Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos, Hilton Hotels, and privately owned first class resorts. He held several corporate level executive positions with Hilton Hotels, supporting and managing the Embassy Suites Hotel brand with responsibility for domestic and international hotel development, sales and marketing, and hotel and food and beverage operational support.
In 2000, Mr. Valenti established New England Hotels, LLC, a hotel development company focusing on ground-up development and acquisitions of hotels. His organization currently owns two Hampton Inn Hotels in Connecticut. Mr. Valenti is a licensed Real Estate Broker, joining the R. Calabrese Agency, LLC in 2010. His areas of expertise include; real estate and businesses relating to food and beverage and hotels, tenant and landlord representation for retail, office, and bank owned commercial properties. Mr. Valenti is proud of his exclusive, long and ongoing relationships with clients such as Dunkin’ Donuts, and several high net worth investors. He is an active member of ICSC, as well as several other professional and social organizations.
After studying civil engineering and working in the construction industry for 5 years, Bob Bowden began his real estate career in 1985 as a property manager for a developer in Miami, Florida. In 1987 leasing high rise office space was added to his management duties and in 1991 he began leasing and managing shopping centers.
Bob joined the R. Calabrese Agency in 1999 and specializes in retail leasing and investment property sales.
Bob has represented retailers such as SuperValu, CVS, Staples, Radio Shack, Jiffy Lube, Dunkin’ Donuts, Advance Auto, and Walgreen's in the disposition and subleasing of their excess space. Recent sales include a number of shopping centers, a large medical office building, and a 370 room full service hotel.
Bob's expertise in retail lease negotiations, dispositions and investment property analysis provides a key component to the continued success of the R. Calabrese Agency.