Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini is the founder of JP and Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) and CEO of Vesuvius Holdings LLC, the parent company of JPAR, JPAR Franchising, LendGenie and other holdings. In 2019, JPAR successfully expanded into 10 new states and markets across the U.S., and it is now among the fastest-growing 100-percent commission brokerages in the country.
Piccinini describes his role as that of "visionary, prophet and industry disruptor." He was born in Naples, Italy, and immigrated to Texas at the age of 13. After earning a degree in engineering from Midwestern University, Piccinini entered the real estate field, became a top-selling agent in South Carolina and eventually ran the top team in his market.
After returning to Texas, Piccinini launched JPAR in 2011 and hired only full-time career real estate professionals who were passionate about the industry and helping others. JPAR has grown from three agents to a national real estate firm operating in 12 states with more than 2,000 agents who closed nearly $4 billion in sales in 2019.
Piccinini's goal is to operate in all 50 states by 2023. "Paralysis by analysis is a real disease I hope I never catch," says Piccinini. "Blood and guts as we charge across all 50 states."
In addition to being a successful real estate agent, Piccinini is an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He co-founded the Emilio and Giovanna Piccinini Better Future Foundation to provide financial assistance to at-risk youth who strive to succeed in academics and leadership.