Andrew Phillips has over 30 years of experience in the hotel, resort, condominium, association management and property management industry. He was President and Managing Partner of Counts Oakes Resort Properties for 10 years until the company was sold in 2018.Prior to heading up Counts Oakes Resort Properties, Phillips was General Manager for the Resort Collection of Panama City Beach for ten years. He also worked with Marriott Hotels and Resorts and Interstate Hotels Corporation from 1985 until 1998 managing several prestigious resorts and flagship hotels including the 1600 room Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles and Marriott’s Reach Resort in Key West, now part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection of hotels and resorts.
Andrew is the past Chairman and current board member of the Bay County Tourist Development Council and Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor Bureau. He has served as chairman of the Bay County Chamber of Commerce and Bay County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee. 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 on directors for the Greater Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. He was an Executive Committee Member for Coastal Vision 3000. CV 3000 was 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 Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration with a major in Hospitality Management in 1985.
If you were to put my playlist on shuffle, you might find one of these songs:
Depending on the vibe of the moment……Birthright Remix by Nora En Pure, Space by
POOLCLVB, No Eyes by Claptone, On My Mind by Brian Culbertson, A Sky Full of Stars by
Coldplay, That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars
Some of my favorite places to eat along 30A are:
2. The Bay
3. Amici 30-A
4. FOOW- Fish Out Of Water
Some of my favorite places to play along 30A are:
1. Anywhere with my wife and our Australian Labradoodle Guinness
2. Early Mornings or Sunsets on the Beach
3. Paddle Boarding on the Gulf
Thing(s) People are surprised to find out about Me:
1. I have won several freestyle skiing competitions
2. Prior to moving to the area I was the General Manager of the 1500 room Westin Bonaventure
Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles
3. I’m very CHILL
My favorite thing on the beach to eat:
Sushi, Steamed or grilled local Shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce, Pizza..
My number one tip for my buyers or sellers is…
Buyers: Buy the property that FEELS right and makes YOU happy. You’ll just know “IT”
Sellers: Allow me to take the stress out of selling your home so you can focus your attention on
other priorities. Selling your home should be a positive experience.
“What you accept becomes your new standard.”