Bruce Bleiman created Giving Tree Realty in 2010 on a foundation of giving back. All broker associates choose a charity and pledge to donate 24 hours per year to the cause. Giving Tree Realty makes a donation to a broker associate's chosen charity for each home sold. Bleiman co-founded Giving Tree Charities with his wife, Brandy Gaiser.
In 2018, Giving Tree Realty supported 61 501(c)3 organizations and donated over $86,000 and was on track to surpass that in 2019. The company has donated a total of over $500,000 since 2010. Bleiman hopes to one day reach $1 million in annual donations.
Bleiman has been involved in military charity work for nearly 20 years. He founded Patriot Charities in 2005 to support wounded veterans and their families. The organization works with and financially supports nonprofits in the Carolinas whose sole focus is to help veterans who were wounded in action.
Bleiman has created an agent-centric firm where agents receive residual income for life and have access to SEP retirement plans. Giving Tree Realty is the only real estate company in the Carolinas to have been named among the "Best Places to Work."
In his approximately 40 years in the real estate, building, development and real estate investment industry, Bleiman has worked in new commercial and residential construction, renovation, land development, and design in nine states and two other countries. His firms have completed thousands of renovation projects and sold thousands of homes. Bleiman has also served on the boards of several for-profit and nonprofit businesses.