Frank was born in the Bronx, NY to Sybil Delores Crawley born in St. Thomas, Jamaica, West Indies and, Frank Spaulding, Sr. born in Kingston, Jamaica, WI who was a former three-term Mayor of Kingston, Jamaica as he was also a betting & gambling and real estate mogul on the Island of Jamaica and abroad in the area of real estate. At the time of Frank’s birth, his father owned 1777 Watson Avenue, 1247 Noble Ave and 1144 East 233rd. Street, Bronx, NY, all multi-family dwellings and, where Frank was raised for a short while at 1144 East 233rd. Street before moving on to the Soundview section of the Bronx, Harlem, NY and Cambria Heights, NY for the remainder of his youth. He now resides in Queens Village, NY and walking distance to Belmont Racetrack.
Frank’s eldest brother, Anthony Spaulding, Attorney-At-Law who became the Minister of Housing in Jamaica under former Prime Minister, Michael Manley for 8 years in 1972, one year after Frank was born, intently studied every aspect of public housing in NYC as he went on to oversee the building of 40,000 homes for working class families island-wide for those 8 years which, is a public service feat unmatched to date world over.
In the back drop of Frank being born into a real estate active family, he got his professional start in real estate in 1996 with a job as a loan officer with Household Finance Corp. and moved around the mortgage industry up until 1999 as he decided to reenter college in 1998 to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Finance at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) in Elizabeth City, NC. He played one season of college football at C.W. Post Campus/LIU, Rugby at Fordham University and three seasons of college baseball at Nassau Community College, ECSU and Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Frank is an honorably discharged member of the US Armed Forces with time spent in the US Marine Corps, US Navy Reserves and the US Army/National Guard.
Frank has held numerous sales positions in multiple industries where he has always and enthusiastically met and exceeded sales goals and plans. One of the greatest lessons Frank learned while doing scrap metal sales in Hampton Roads, Virginia is, success only comes before work in the dictionary and that all things must be done with integrity and authenticity or else, there will be a price to be paid for not adhering to integrity and authenticity that will never impact the bottom line of growing a business in a positive manner.
Frank became a licensed real estate salesperson in Cambria Heights, NY in 2013 under famed residential Real Estate Broker of Cozy Homes Realty and legendary boxing promoter and manager, Dennis Rappaport. Frank quickly put enough deals together in the residential distressed market of south east Queens, NY and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY to become a NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker in 2016.
Within Frank’s first five months at Berko & Associates, Frank is already closing deals from relationships established and nurtured earlier in his real estate and business career. Frank is additionally focused on raising capital for Berko & Associates’ equity capital arm, Astor Capital Realty through the friends and family ambassador program that lend investment capital to developers for ground up projects, bridges loans and mezzanine financing.
Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc.
International Council of Shopping Centers
Stillman College Baseball Fundraiser
BNI NYC Chapter 52