Our Team

Beau Bryant

Realtor Associate®

Beau has been licensed since 2003. He is also a licensed General Contractor and has been the owner/President of Bluewater Signature Homes since 2003 as well.

Phone: 850.450.4656

Brian Choron

Realtor Associate®

Brian has been licensed for over twelve years. He is also a certified residential appraiser and a licensed insurance adjuster.

Phone: 850.377.5331

Bryan Baars

Realtor Associate®

Real Estate Broker Associate for over 30 years having expertise in residential waterfront, acreage, investment and commercial properties. Previous sales positions at Marriott Hotels in New Orleans, Dallas, New York and Southwestern Regional Sales Manager for the hotel division of Rank Organisation, London. Community involvement with participation in Five Flags Sertoma, Gulf Coast Arts Festival, and Habitat for Humanity. Attended University of Denver and Florida State University majoring in Economics and minoring in Real Estate. Special interest include sailing, snow skiing and's a master swimmer.

Phone: 850.712.5341

Fred Gunther

Broker/Owner, CCIM

Fred is owner and Broker of Gunther Properties, which he launched in 2006.  He has over 20 years of experience in real estate specializing in complex commercial transactions. Fred has been instrumental in the growth and development of downtown Pensacola.  In 2006, he partnered with architect Scott Sallis and the City of Pensacola to develop The Lofts on Intendencia creating much-needed professional housing downtown.  Since then he has served as Chairman of the City of Pensacola's Zoning Board of Adjustments for several years and is a Trustee and Officer of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board.  He is currently developing Galvestown, a mixed use development on Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola.

In addition to being owner/broker of Gunther Properties, Fred holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).  This distinction notes recognized experts in the commercial and investment real estate industry who are also part of a global commercial real estate network with members across North America and in more than thirty countries.  Of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners in North America, 9,000 hold the CCIM designation.  Fred has also been a member of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Developpment Association, since 2007.  NAIOP is the leading organization for developers, owner and investors of office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. 

Fred lives in Pensacola, FL, with his wife and son. 


Phone: 850.433.0666

Jennifer Merchant

Realtor Associate®

She brings to Gunther Properties more than 12 years of combined health care operations and management experience, having focused in project management, program development and implementation, strategic business planning, staffing, multi-site operations coordination, and the creation of technological solutions. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Communication Arts, Marketing and Philosophy from the University of West Florida.

Jessica Nguyen

Realtor Associate®

Realtor Associate®
Jessica Nguyen has always had a passion for homes. For over 13 years she has been a REALTOR® with Gunther Properties and also owns a residential interior design business, 3A design Studio.
Her unique combination of real estate experience and interior design skills provides added value to her clients. She can help her sellers best prepare their property for a quick offer and help her buyers not only see the potential a home has, but also make it happen. In both cases, maximizing their return on investment.
Whether you are a buyer, seller or investor, Jessica strives to make the most complex transaction seem simple and works hard to be your go to person for all of your real estate needs. She values the relationships that she has built and works relentlessly on her client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals.

Karen Myers

Realtor Associate®

Karen specializes in residential sales and has over twenty years of experience in real estate.

Phone: 850.384.1092

Lynn Rumsey

Director of Property Management

Lynn comes to Gunther Properties with over 22 years of proven success in commercial real estate property management.  Starting her real estate management career in Birmingham, Alabama, with Sloss Development she managed iconic buildings including Pepper Place and the former Southern Living headquarters.  At Daniel Realty Services she managed The Daniel Building, the headquarters of Compass Bank, now BBVA.  From there she moved to Washington, DC to be near family; there she worked for REIT Management and Research LLC managing their Northern Virginia portfolio, 500,000 sf of office space.  During her time in DC she also worked for Cushman and Wakefield managing historic Flour Mill in Georgetown along with five other properties.  When those buildings sold she then was hired by JLL, to manage The Evening Star building, 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, a Trophy, Class A iconic building on the DC Historic Registry owned by KanAm-Grund, Frankfort, Germany; when in 2010 the building sold to TIAA, one of the largest institutional investors in the nation, she was asked to stay on and continue to manage The Evening Star  building.  She managed The Evening Star through two Presidential Inauguration parades hosting the Secret Service and other law enforcement during the inauguration events.  While there, she was awarded by JLL for her quick response and management of a water incident.  During her time managing for TIAA, Lynn was a TIAA’s top performer for sustainability and performed at the “Excellence Level” in the TIAA’s Governance Operation’s Audit.  Under her leadership tenant satisfaction was at an all-time high with the major long-term tenant stating that her team was the best they had experienced.  In 2016, at CBRE Lynn managed 1100 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA for AEW.  Lynn’s strength is attention to detail in maximizing the value of an investment with trained focus on tenant retention and satisfaction.  

Lynn is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a BS degree in Business Management.  She has a Florida Sales Associate real estate license and an Alabama Associate Broker real estate license.  Lynn is also a certified LEED Green Associate and a leader in Energy Star ratings by producing results in energy cost savings and performance.  Lynn has been vacationing in the Pensacola area with her family for over 35 years and is very excited about “coastal living.”

Phone: 1-202-425-7755

Michael Thiel

Michael is originally from New Orleans Louisiana. He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in Business and Marketing. Following graduation, he began working in the banking industry and eventually became a VP in real estate lending and was in charge of managing and selling the bank's Real Estate Owned (REOs). In addition to his banking career, he began building and investing in new construction real estate deals ranging from single family dwelling to small commercial. He also became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the New Orleans area and still holds that license today. During his banking career, Michael would often visit the Panhandle of Florida for long weekends and weekly. He visited Florida so often, coworkers and friends would say “you go there so much, why don’t you move there permanently?” He did in 2002, to the Pensacola area, to initially invest in and build new construction beach houses. He has developed and sold new beach houses on Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach and Perdido Key Beach. He is also a realtor and has sold condos and other properties on the beaches and in the City of Pensacola. Not long after moving to Pensacola, Michael discovered an area on the fringe of Downtown Pensacola, called East Hill, that he thought had tremendous potential. He soon began developing single family dwellings, townhomes and small commercial properties in that area. Michael is currently a realtor with Gunther Properties, a commercial brokerage in Downtown Pensacola. He offers hard work and a professional work ethic in assisting individuals and investment groups find their piece of paradise in the Panhandle of Florida. He invites you to contact him to discuss finding that perfect piece of Florida real estate that suits your needs and desires.

Phone: 850-304-6084

Troy Stepherson, CCIM

Sales Associate

Troy Stepherson specializes in the marketing and sales of commercial real estate, distressed assets and investment properties in the Northwest Florida region and Downtown Pensacola. Prior to working with Gunther Properties, Troy served the Ropella Group, Coast 360 Television, PBS television, AT&T, several startups in the region, the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, the Florida Small Business Development Center Network State Office at the University of West Florida, the UWF Department of Communication Arts, and Pensacola State College. He has served as a Guardian Ad Litem, and currently, since 2017, on the City of Pensacola Zoning Board of Adjustments.  His spare time is primarily devoted to the great outdoors.

You can find his curriculum vita and portfolio at this site.

Phone: 850.748.4152