A native Philadelphian, Joe has been involved in virtually every aspect of real estate and resort development, marketing, sales and management since he began his career as staff attorney for Keystone Resort, Colorado in 1985. After attending Denver University Executive MBA program, Joe came to the Turks and Caicos Islands in January 1989 (22 below to 82 degrees!) at the behest of a family friend to manage the now highly successful Ocean Club Resort, a condominium resort project that led the way for the concept in the region. Today, over 20 years later, Joe’s track record is among the most impressive in the jurisdiction. During Joe’s first six years at Ocean Club, he committed his efforts to the development of tourism and real estate in the Turks and Caicos Islands – leading the fish out of water lifestyle of Norman Paperman, the central character in Herman Wouk’s hilarious novel “Don’t Stop the Carnival”. He co-founded the Turks and Caicos Resort Association, served on the nation's Tourist Board, and even penned the hit island song "Beautiful By Nature." Joe went on to serve as Sales Manager for the Mansions on Grace Bay, then co-founded Point Grace, where he continued until 1998. Joe then formed Connolly Zahm Properties, which has been the vehicle for his involvement in many successful projects, including The Sands at Grace Bay, Coral Gardens, Royal West Indies, The Renaissance on Grace Bay, and more recently, Le Vele, The Villas at Grace Bay Club, The Estate at Grace Bay Club, Seven Stars, West Bay Club and Gansevoort. These projects represent the cream of development in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In his 20 years involved in real estate in these islands, Joe has managed, consulted, marketed, and brokered well over $350 Million U.S. Dollars in condominium and real estate product. Looking towards the second decade of the new century, Joe recently merged Connolly Zahm Properties with Turks & Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty to form the premier luxury real estate brand in the Turks & Caicos. Joe is also an active singer – songwriter and producer, and resides on Provo with his wife, Gosia, daughters Isabella and Aleksandra, and son Dylan. A fish out of water no more.