Counts Oakes Resort Properties, based in Panama City Beach, Florida is a full-service property management company specializing in vacation rentals, resort management, homeowner/condominium association management and long term residential and commercial leasing. The company was formed on April 1, 2008 and is owned by Andy Phillips, Steve Counts, and Jason Oakes. Counts, a 30-year Bay County real estate veteran, and Oakes, a third generation Panama City Beach hotelier founded Counts Oakes Resort Properties when they purchased the Resort Division of Coldwell Banker.
Counts Oakes Resort Properties is strategically aligned and concentrated on scenic Highway 30A, Panama City Beach, and Destin. The company’s current portfolio is comprised of 450 vacation rental properties that include resorts, condominiums, and beach houses, 600 long-term rental properties, and ten homeowner/condominium associations that range in size from 30 owners to 440 owners.
The corporate office for Counts Oakes Resort Properties is located at 22623 Panama City Beach Parkway in Panama City Beach, Florida, and has seven other office locations throughout Highway 30-A and Panama City.
Andy Phillips, Managing Partner
Counts Oakes Resort Properties is led by President and Managing Partner, Andy Phillips. Phillips is a seasoned resort operator with 30 years of hospitality industry experience. Prior to heading up Counts Oakes Resort Properties, Phillips worked for Marriott Hotels and Resort in various management positions for 16 years in locations including San Diego, Key West, Denver, Ponte Vedra Beach, Boston, and New York City. Most recently, Phillips was the General Manager for Edgewater Beach Resort Management Inc. and Resort Collection of Panama City Beach. In this role, Phillips was responsible for growing the company into the largest resort management company in Panama City Beach with a portfolio of nine resorts and room inventory exceeding 2,500 rooms.
He currently serves on the board of the Bay County Tourist Development Council and has been the past Chairman on two separate terms. Phillips also is very active with the Panama City Beach and Bay County Chambers of Commerce. He served as Chairman of the board for the Bay County Chamber of Commerce in 2008. He has served on the board of directors for the Florida State University Panama City Campus Foundation Board in addition to serving on the board of directors for the Greater Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. He is an Executive Committee Member for Coastal Vision 3000. CV 3000 is a membership organization that was established to promote tourism across a five-county region in Northwest Florida. He is a graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Hospitality Management in 1985.