Giuseppe “JP” Piccinini is the founder of JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) as well as the CEO of Vesuvius Holdings LLC, the parent company over JPAR brokerage, JPAR franchising and other holdings from tech to commercial properties. He is a real estate agent turned entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. Piccinini started JP & Associates REALTORS® in 2011 with three agents and is known for growing JPAR to a national real estate brokerage and franchisor with close to 3,000 agents closing nearly $4B in sales in 2019. The brokerage firm is now ranked as one of the Top 50 real estate brokerages in the U.S. by sales and the fastest-growing 100-percent real estate company by REAL Trends. JPAR brokerage is also the No. 1 independently owned brokerage in Texas. JPAR franchising operates outside of Texas in 12 states and has expansion goals to be in all 50 states by 2023.