Jeffrey Allen

Broker Associate, Realtor®

Your Neighbor Since 1949
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About Jeffrey Allen

Jeffrey Allen’s love of Vero began with his first visit in 1996. Every winter since then he has traveled to Vero Beach from Blue Hill, Maine to enjoy the beauty & serenity of the area and to spend time with dear friends who have a deep connection to Vero Beach. In 1988, after graduating from Marquette University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Jeffrey worked in the Chicago area at Oscar Mayer and Best Foods. In 1993, Jeffrey returned home to Maine to help run the family blueberry business. He served as general manager and supervisor of G. M. Allen & Son, Inc. which was founded by his grandfather in 1912 as an Individual Quick Freezing (IQF) processing plant for wild Maine blueberries.

Venturing out from the blueberry business in 2002, Jeff and Tina (his wife of five years whom he met when she was the general manager a fine dining restaurant known as the Firepond) added Fairwinds Florist to their portfolio. They owned the florist for 3 years and it was during this period that Jeffrey caught the Real Estate fever. He was searching for a new venture and consequently became a business partner for a highly successful waterfront sub-division. That is where he met the legendary former owner of Downeast Properties, Vance B. Gray. Vance became a true friend and mentor to Jeffrey and soon offered to sell the company to this up-and-coming entrepreneur. In 2004, Jeffrey and wife Tina purchased Downeast Properties, a 45+ year old luxury real estate firm. Today, both Jeffrey & Tina successfully list and sell Real Estate and Downeast Properties continues to be one of the most successful agencies on the Blue Hill Peninsula. Jeffrey is excited about bringing this success to the Vero Beach area!

Community service is a priority for Jeffrey. He served as a volunteer coaching soccer, basketball, and baseball. He was a youth group leader for many years, a deacon at his church; former selectman: board member on the Chamber of Commerce and is a Master Mason at the IRA Berry Lodge. He particularly enjoys working with youth and his family hosted international students from China, Korea & Austria. The students were enrolled at George Steven’s Academy, a semi-private High School where Jeffrey currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

Jeff and Tina have three children. Daughter Ashley Allen is the Senior Manager in charge of Talent Recruitment for Amazon’s AWS Department. She and her husband Kayven live in Tucson, Arizona and are expecting their second child. J. Payson Allen is a junior at Maine Maritime Academy majoring in Marine Transportation Operations. Parker Allen, a freshman at the University of Maine, is majoring in Business/Finance and seeking a career in Real Estate while going to school and working part-time at the family business, Downeast Properties, Inc.

Filling his off-time, Jeff’s hobbies and interests include being an avid golfer, snow skiing, boating, walking on the beach, hunting, fishing, playing guitar, and is a certifiable foodie who enjoys cooking and frequenting the fabulous restaurants in Maine and Florida. The Ocean Grill is always his first stop when he arrives in Vero followed by a quick stop at Crabby Bill’s to stock up!

Traveling is another of Jeff’s passions. While serving in the Navy, he traveled southern Europe, mostly along the Mediterranean and found great pleasure in experiencing the unique qualities of the various counties he visited. He has traveled extensively around the United States and recently was honored to be invited to China for his host daughter’s wedding in Hangzhou and spent time with the family of another student in the amazing city of Shanghai. Of all the places he has traveled to, Vero Beach still rates as his preferred place to be!

With nearly 20 years of experience in the luxury and second home market, Jeff brings a great deal of experience and enthusiasm to helping buyers find the perfect residence. He also possesses the knowledge and integrity necessary to help sellers achieve a rewarding and successful property transaction. Jeffrey welcomes the opportunity to share his wealth of knowledge for Real Estate and invites you to contact him anytime at 207-266-9242 or at