Since founding the company in 1986, Al Parham has directed the growth of River Oak Realty, Inc. from a small residential sales company to an established real estate brokerage firm in the Jacksonville area boasting a property management inventory of over 500 properties. Al serves as President of River Oak Realty leading the company through its 25 year milestone. Al has been in the real estate business since 1984 and was the President of the Clay County Association of REALTORS® in 1992. He and his wife are members of Westside Baptist Church.
Justin Spencer, P.A., Managing Broker
Prior to joining River Oak Realty, Justin served 20 years in the United States Coast Guard. During his Coast Guard Career, he graduated from Howard Washington University and Southern Illinois University before retiring and settling to Orange Park. Justin became licensed in 2007 and has been involved in all facets of real estate services including: Commercial, Residential Property Management and Residential Sales. His success in an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace is a function of his tenacity, drive, leadership skills, and the ability to assemble and empower high-functioning teams. He achieves the highest praise because of tireless dedication to River Oak Realty, Inc and the customers that he serves on a daily basis. Justin is involved with the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors having been a committee member since January 1, 2010. His Affiliations also include the National Association of REALTORS, Florida Association of REALTORS, and Home from Work Keynote Speaker for the Northeast Association of REALTORS.
Ben Parham, Broker, e-PRO
Vice President – Systems Implementation
Ben Parham serves as the Vice President of Systems Implementation for River Oak Realty, Inc. In this capacity, he designs and implements business systems for the company’s sales and property management divisions to enable the company to better serve its customers.
Prior to joining River Oak Realty, Ben worked as a Senior Systems Engineer for KDM Systems, Inc. in Denver, Colorado. While at KDM, Ben provided national security consulting services to the U.S. Government and its foreign government partners. He was also the President and Managing Broker of Metro Denver Realty, Inc., a company which he founded specializing in residential sales and property management. Ben served in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Technician (Technical) where he was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal, two Navy Achievement Medals, and a Good Conduct Medal.
Ben graduated magna cum laude from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate in Science degree, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Colombia College. He has been a practicing real estate broker since 2000 and holds current broker licenses in both Florida and Colorado.
Ben is an active member of the Northeast Florida Association of REALTORS®. In 2012, he served as Treasurer, Chairman of the Budget & Finance Committee, Vice Chairman of the Forms Task Force, and in 2010, served as Chairman of the Grievance Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of REALTORS® from 2011-2012, an organization composed of over 100,000 members, where he sat on the Property Management Committee.