The Notte Hospitality Team
Howard Chase, Broker
Born and raised in Boston, MA, Chase earned his BA in Communication from Tulane University in 2002 and his Masters degree in Business Administration from Florida International University’s Chapman Graduate School of Business in 2007.
In 2002, Chase moved to Los Angeles to capitalize on the booming real estate market. By 2005, Chase became a top producer with invaluable experience in every facet of real estate from construction to sales. In 2006 Chase moved back to the east coast for his Masters Degree and to complete his vision for a full service luxury real estate brokerage.
Chase has been involved in more than 3,000 real estate transactions, primarily residential and residential income, but also commercial, industrial and land development, along with a number of 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. His sophistication and passion in dealing with an assortment of issues in real estate has contributed to his success.
Chase attributes his success to his strong work ethic, discipline, determination and focus. A lifelong athlete, Chase prides himself on training ardently and practicing with fervor. While continuing to compete physically, he has focused on challenging himself in the same way through business. Chase’s ongoing commitment to provide exemplary service that goes beyond the ordinary is a quality on which he prides himself.
Through Howard Chase Real Estate’s specialized marketing programs, state-of-the-art computer systems, office support staff, and his vast knowledge of today’s real estate market, Chase is able to provide prodigious service to every client. His reputation within the real estate community is synonymous with success.
Umberto Sorbo, Director, Realtor Associate
Entrepreneur and restaurateur, Umberto Sorbo has been a dedicated businessman for over 25 years. Owning and operating over 20 businesses in his career, his key to success has been the fundamental attributes of honesty, integrity, compassion and hard work.
Mr. Sorbo graduated the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacology in 1985. After several years in the field, he realized this was not his dream. At the young age of 24, Mr. Sorbo opened his first nightclub. It wasn’t long before he opened three more clubs. Mr. Sorbo’s Club Baby Head in Providence, RI became one of the most popular live music clubs in the country featuring national bands as well as local bands and DJ’s.
Mr. Sorbo soon became a major concert promoter. He provided bands for venues across the country small and large, from 700 seat clubs all the way up to 12,000 seat arenas. Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Frank Sinatra were some of the bands Sorbo promoted during his career. Before long Mr. Sorbo opened 5-star American Brasserie, Grill 262, on Providence’s historic river downtown. Earning accolades for its walk-in humidor and fabulous wood-grilled dishes, Grill 262 fired on all cylinders. Mr. Sorbo opened his first sports bar, Sharx Bar and Grill in 2003. This led to 2 more craft beer pubs opening recently in the center of Brown University Medical School.
Currently Mr. Sorbo has 2 restaurants operating, two more in development stage and more to come. He is a seasoned real estate investor with many properties in Rhode Island and Florida to his credit. As the director of Notte Hospitality Group, Mr. Sorbo uses his real estate acumen and his experience in the hospitality industry to provide his clients with a wealth of advantages.