Maurice Connaughton

Maurice is the principal and founding broker of Signature Sarasota Real Estate having opened the main office in the heart of downtown Sarasota in 2014. With an international business and real estate background spanning over 10 years, Maurice’s vision for the firm was to create a best-in-class real estate brokerage, management and advisory firm that could cater to buyer, seller and investor alike. By working as a fiduciary on behalf of each of his clients, Maurice and his team cover all ends of the [residential] real estate spectrum, offering a comprehensive array of advisory, management and brokerage services that are second to none in Sarasota and its surrounding areas.

Maurice welcomes potential buyers and investors from around the world to come and experience the Florida (Sarasota) lifestyle first-hand and evaluate the many excellent opportunities currently available. There is a reason Sarasota was voted the number 1 retirement destination in the United States (according to the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch in February 2014). Maurice can show you why this is true, and how best to avail of the sophisticated tropical paradise that is Sarasota and its environs.

In addition his many foreign-national and domestic clients, Maurice has recently cultivated a large number of investors eager to avail of current market opportunities. Maurice’s extensive contact list and local knowledge facilitate his ability to make deals happen with an entrepreneurial zeal unmatched anywhere in South Florida. What sets him and his team apart, is that they are not just real estate brokers, but also co-investors, co-structures and co-arrangers who invest with many of their clients and know the local landscape better than anyone.

This is Signature Sarasota’s unique value proposition. Aside from being a one-stop-shop for all your real estate needs, Maurice and his partner Carlo Piras can also bring the very best expertise and strategic partners to bear on your investment, financing or ownership goals. In fact, both Maurice and Carlo have invested heavily themselves in the local market and have amassed on extensive portfolio (over 30 units) of residential and multi-family investment properties. They do not just ‘talk the talk’ but instead ‘walk the walk’, and can show you how to profit from the many great opportunities that remain available - because they have done so themselves.

By way of background, Maurice was born and educated in Galwa