John Duncan

Jim Tharp Realty

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Northwoods Drive,
Columbus, Ohio 43235 (View Map)

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Frank Nunziata

About the Company

Business Brokers Since 1969, Jim Tharp Realty has been bringing Buyers and Sellers in Central Ohio together for over 40 Years.

We are a business brokerage firm, specializing in the sale and purchase of small to medium size main street businesses and commercial properties.

Jim Tharp Realty is a Real Estate Brokerage, licensed with the State of Ohio, and also a member in good standing with the OBBA "Ohio Business Brokers Association," "Columbus Board of Realtors," the "Ohio Association of Realtors," and the "National Association of Realtors."

Our dedicated and experienced agents (Business Brokers) are Real Estate professionals, fully licensed with the State of Ohio. Our team of professional agents come from varied backgrounds, former business owners, as well as, prior senior executives of large corporations, and are equipped with a wealth of business experience. With customized strategies, exclusively tailored for your needs, plus an unwavering emphasis on bridging the gap between Buyers and Sellers, the team at Jim Tharp Realty promises to guide you through the entire transaction process minimizing the potential stress a business transfer may bring to your life.

Jim Tharp Realty can help YOU sell your current business and/or help you buy your next business in the most professional, knowledgeable and effective manner possible. We are leaders in the industry and our methods, procedures and expertise are second to none.

Regardless of what kind of business you want to buy or what kind of business you want to sell, Jim Tharp Realty can help you !

At Jim Tharp Realty,

* We possess broad market knowledge in business sales and acquisitions.
* We conduct strategic and innovative marketing, tailored to sell your business.
* We have over 40 years of successful experience in business sales.
* We have developed an extensive network of business acquaintances to work for your business needs.
* We have well-developed systems and procedures, ensuring that the transaction is handled effectively and efficiently, from start to finish.
* We offer integrity, honesty, and confidentiality in all dealings.

We invite you to Visit Our Website to browse our listings. Or, browse the Buyer or Seller Tutorials, to familiarize yourself with the business transfer process.

Frank Nunziata
President, Owner, Broker, Jim Tharp Realty

Cell: (614) 325-6206
Fax: (614) 431-6450

Frank Nunziata is the President/Owner, and the licensed Real Estate Broker for Jim Tharp Realty. He has over 30 years of extensive experience in accounting, sales, marketing, and business ownership. Frank has a bachelor's degree in accounting and started his career, working for Price Waterhouse Coopers as a public accountant. He has held senior and executive level positions for numerous Fortune 500 companies. After leaving corporate America, Frank started an independent accounting practice, specializing in client businesses, having 50 or less employees.

Frank has first hand knowledge of what it means to operate a Main Street business; he has personally owned both independent and franchised business operations. Having been the Master Franchiser for Buffalo Wings and Rings, in central Ohio, Frank has gained in-depth knowledge of the franchising industry. He has been a licensed Real Estate agent since 2005 and has negotiated numerous leases for both existing and start up businesses.

Frank has been a Business Broker since 2005 and his background is unlike most business brokers in the industry. Frank draws from his vast experience in accounting, real estate, business ownership, and corporate America, applying his experience to Your situation. Whether you are coming from corporate America, own your own business, or buying or selling a business Frank has the experience to relate to your situation. His skills will be working directly for You in order to reach Your goals.

Frank is member in good standing with the OBBA "Ohio Business Brokers Association," "Columbus Board of Realtors," the "Ohio Association of Realtors," and the "National Association of Realtors."

We invite you to Visit Our Website to browse our listings. Or, browse the Buyer or Seller Tutorials, to familiarize yourself with the business transfer process.

Broker Biography

John Duncan (614) 204-6833


John Duncan is lifelong resident of central Ohio. He is seasoned, professional entrepreneur with over 30 years of small-business experience. John was the Chief Executive Officer of Rent-A-Flick, Inc and directed the start-up and operations of this eight store video chain. During his time at Rent-A-Flick, John worked with Jim Tharp Realty to purchase other video stores to add to company market share, inventory and profits. John also owned and operated retail businesses in tanning, buy sell trade/video games, bakery, and pool/spa supplies. As a business owner, when John decided to sell the bakery and lease the space to a new tenant, he once again called on Jim Tharp Realty for a successful sale. John’s experience as a small business owner and former customer of Jim Tharp (both buying and selling) provides him with insight to the needs of our clients. John will use his experience to meet your objectives in finding a suitable match while providing a level of service that exceeds expectations.

In addition to John’s retail background, he owns a real estate investment company and has experience in property management, site selection, zoning and development. John’s holdings include residential and commercial units including a shopping center he developed. John is pursuing his Real Estate License in order to lend his personal experience to further the success of Jim Tharp Realty and our clients.

John has years of e-commerce experience through, a continuing education company he founded. provides training and instruction for tanning operator certifications in Ohio and several other states. John’s clients are business owners of salons and fitness centers who need properly trained and certified employees to operate tanning equipment according to state and federal regulations.

John serves as a mentor for the Small Business Administration’s Columbus Chapter of SCORE. He fosters entrepreneurship by mentoring prospective and start-up enterprises toward successful feasibility, planning, launch and establishment. By mentoring, John, demonstrates his commitment to the ideals of small business ownership and his willingness to invest his efforts in the success of others. As a client of Jim Tharp Realty and in working with our Sales Associate John Duncan, you will find an individual who has walked the walk and is willing to help you down the path of buying or selling your own enterprise.

Services Provided

Business Brokerage - Buy or Selling a business.

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