Our Team

Michael Thiel

Michael is originally from New Orleans Louisiana. He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a degree in Business and Marketing. Following graduation, he began working in the banking industry and eventually became a VP in real estate lending and was in charge of managing and selling the bank's Real Estate Owned (REOs). In addition to his banking career, he began building and investing in new construction real estate deals ranging from single family dwelling to small commercial. He also became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the New Orleans area and still holds that license today. During his banking career, Michael would often visit the Panhandle of Florida for long weekends and weekly. He visited Florida so often, coworkers and friends would say “you go there so much, why don’t you move there permanently?” He did in 2002, to the Pensacola area, to initially invest in and build new construction beach houses. He has developed and sold new beach houses on Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach and Perdido Key Beach. He is also a realtor and has sold condos and other properties on the beaches and in the City of Pensacola. Not long after moving to Pensacola, Michael discovered an area on the fringe of Downtown Pensacola, called East Hill, that he thought had tremendous potential. He soon began developing single family dwellings, townhomes and small commercial properties in that area. Michael is currently a realtor with Gunther Properties, a commercial brokerage in Downtown Pensacola. He offers hard work and a professional work ethic in assisting individuals and investment groups find their piece of paradise in the Panhandle of Florida. He invites you to contact him to discuss finding that perfect piece of Florida real estate that suits your needs and desires.

Phone: 850-304-6084

Troy Stepherson

Licensed Sales Associate

Troy Stepherson specializes in the marketing and sales of commercial real estate, distressed assets, investment properties, acquisitions, and residential real estate in the Northwest Florida region and Downtown Pensacola. Prior to working with Gunther Properties, Troy served the Ropella Group, Coast 360 Television, PBS television, AT&T, several startups in the region, the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, the Florida Small Business Development Center Network State Office at the University of West Florida, the UWF Department of Communication Arts, and Pensacola State College. Between spending time with his family, fitness, and reading, he enjoys fishing and bowling. His favorite volunteer opportunities are Guardian ad Litem and Covenant Hospice.

You can find his curriculum vita and portfolio at this site.

Phone: 850.748.4152

William VanHorn

Realtor Associate®

William's family has been in the real estate business for four generations, so William has been active in real estate since before he learned to walk. He has managed a number of commercial development projects nationwide and specializes in retail Tenant representation. William has a Management degree with a Marketing Minor from the University of West Florida and also earned a Sales Management Certificate in 2012.

Phone: 850.572.7400