Our team has assisted marinas owners nationwide with marina disposition, acquisition, financing, due diligence and valuation. Over $250mm marine sites marketed/sold. We have made good friends, many are repeat clients.

Michelle AshMichelle Ash – MBA, Ph. D, Marina Investment Advisor

Michelle’s first involvement in marinas was as an investor and getting additional equity investors, as well as facilitating the financing and permitting for Snake Creek Marina in the Florida Keys. She sold the marina twice and launched her marina sales career due to her love for marinas and boating and is fortunate to live on the water and enjoy yachting in South Florida. She is known for her ability to close deals.

Her training has been helpful in assisting marina clients in valuation and in advising marina owners how to position their marina for sale. Michelle had executive positions in sales, marketing, and financial analysis in her past roles as a Management Analyst, Director for Community Relations, and Executive Officer of PBS affiliate and as a top producer for various Chambers as a volunteer.

Previous: CEO, PBS WLRN Public Radio and TV—Managed 150 employees and a 30m budget; Director, Community Relations, Miami Dade County Schools; Consultant, Organizational Development; Research Associate, University of Miami; Headed InvestFlorida LLC, network of local, national and international investors.

Business and Life Coach, Yoga Practitioner, Total Quality Management and Performance Improvement Consultant.

Education: Doctorate, University of Miami and post doctorate in performance improvement with dissertation on Community Partnerships; MBA, Nova South Eastern.

Awards include: Top sales producer six years in a row for three local chambers; Finalist: Coral Gables Chamber Athena Award for outstanding business woman and community involvement; Hall of Fame, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; Recognized by the Miami Today as one of six woman business leaders in Miami.

Community Involvement: Chair, Personal and professional development, Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Creator of the Emmy-nominated positive thinking programs, “Enlighten Up;” Member, St. Jude Church; Member of state-wide committees on community involvement and total quality management — appointed by four Governors on boards and committees; Board of Governors, Miami and the Beaches Realtors Association; Member, Miami River Group.

Family: Married to Dr. Sam Ash, Orthopedic Surgeon, mother to Dr. R. Ash, Neurology, and George Ash, Simply Marinas partner.



George AshGeorge Ash

Current: Simply Marinas National Director, Marina Investments and Marketing

Private lender and investor

George is in touch with marina owners nationwide to assist with valuation, re-positioning operational financials and advising on how to best get their marina ready for sale.

He assists buyers with their marina acquisition advising on pricing, financial analysis, coordinating due diligence, research, and financing.

Previous: Managed and owned award winning hospitality businesses.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Event and Recreation Management from the University of Florida

Certificate in Real Estate Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CCIM Candidate



Jason CumminsJason Cummins – Coastal Engineer

Mr. Cummins is a Coastal Engineer. He has significant experience in the planning, engineering, regulatory permitting and ultimate construction of coastal and waterfront development projects. throughout Florida, Caribbean and Latin America. Mr. Cummins is a registered Professional Engineer in the U.S. capable of designing marine facilities, shoreline stabilization and coastal structures. He is proficient in the application of numerical models, including the Danish Hydraulics Institute (DHI) MIKE-21 suite as well as structural analysis tools and Federal, State and Local design codes. In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Cummins presently serves on the non-profit Board for Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

Fred RohanFred Rohan

Mr. Rohan has an MBA in Finance and Business. He does environmental studies, Remedial Investigations & Feasibility Studies. He has over 19 year of consulting experience and as a project manager.

Jon KukukJon Kukuk

Mr. Jon Kukuk owns and runs Nestegg Marina, WI, selected as marina of the year, and business of the year.

He assists marina owners in positioning their marinas for sale by improving efficiency and productivity. He specializes in management techniques such as policies, job descriptions, strategic planning, process flow charts and quality assurance.