The Devinney Group

Justin DeVinney manages various investments and seeks to find new business ventures and investment opportunities both locally and nationwide.

Justin DeVinney graduated in 2002 form Northeastern University with a degree in Marketing. After working in marketing and communications for over 10 years he founded The DeVinney Group, in 2012 the company began with buying and fixing distressed properties in the Washington D.C. Metro area. The team’s knowledge and experience in real estate and property investment services provided success and satisfaction to many clients. The DeVinney Group has subsequently evolved from a full service property investment group based in Northern Virginia to a broader range New York based investment company funding both startup and existing businesses not limited to those in the real estate industry. The DeVinney group has funded and/or partnered with a number of successful startup companies, including Northeastern University, Little Lighthouse Foundation , Porche Club of America,The DeVinney Group, LoopPay, The Driven Group, The Denver Collection, and Cider Creek Hard Cider.

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Now a resident of Rochester, NY, Justin DeVinney manages various investments and seeks to find new business ventures and investment opportunities both locally and nationwide.
For nearly a decade, Justin lived in the Washington DC metro area and managed many home renovations that changed neighborhoods in the Alexandria and Del Ray area. He demonstrates his passion for real estate not only in the quality of the homes he renovates but in the exemplary level of service he provides his leaseholders, clients, and investors. A true visionary, Justin established The DeVinney Group to assemble a team to provide expertise in real estate and property investment. Few real estate executives can boast the depth and breadth of Justin’s knowledge and experience.

About me

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Justin Devinney

Prior to becoming a realtor and investor, Justin built a solid career as an account executive at a national marketing and communication PCI Communications  firm. Justin uses his sales and marketing skills coupled with his ambition and passion for real estate to make wise and profitable real estate deals and seek sound investment opportunities. Justin founded the The DeVinney Group in 2012.

Once a “Scholar Athlete” at Plymouth State University and an alumnus of Northeastern University  with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing, Justin believes strongly in social responsibility and regularly dedicates his support to local charitable organizations. During his leisure time, Justin enjoys quality time with his family and strives to be an outstanding and exemplary father and husband. Additionally, he is an avid car racer drive mostly racing with Porsche Club of America Club Racing.

Racing

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake Live today with gusto.

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“Me time” is rare these days but I do my best to pursue my ultimate pastime and sport as often as I can.  I’ve always loved everything about cars, especially racing them.  What started out as an enthusiastic interest became a serious hobby over ten years ago when I first attended the Porsche Club of America Driving School, which is located at Barber Motorsports Park  in Birmingham, Alabama.  Barber Motorsports Park is considered one of the most challenging racing circuits in the country. This world-class circuit hosts the IRL Indy Car Series, and the MotoAmerica Superbike Series.

Throughout the driving program students spend their time perfecting the most efficient driving line, learn the importance of being smooth, trail braking techniques, heel/toe downshifting and refining car control skills which are all part of the curriculum. There is some classroom training in the morning but time is mostly spent behind the wheel alongside amazingly qualified, patient, and knowledgeable Porsche instructors.  I was hooked.

Justin DeVinney – Watkins Glen – Winning G Class Sprint Race

This is a video of me driving at the PCA Club Race at Watkins Glen NY in my 964 race prepped G Class Stock race car.  I was able to get a good start and stay out front for the whole race and bing it home for the win!

Shortly after this experience at the Porsche driving school I purchased my first Porsche.  It was a used 2002 black Porsche 911 Porsche enthusiasts would refer the 911 as a 996 body style. Throughout the years when Porsche makes a major change to their flagship 911 model sports car they change the line up.  They all are categorized as Porsche Carrera 911s but the three numbers i.e. 996, 997, 991 indicate the redesigned body style for however many years they make the vehicle.  To fully understand the evolution of the Porsche Carrera 911 check out this site: www.carthrottle.com

For over ten years now I’ve been a member of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) and I began my driving resume by doing Autocross.  Autocross is the sport of trying to navigate your car through a defined course of pylons usually on a large parking lot, faster than the competition. Autocross courses are set up using soft orange traffic pylons which will not damage your car, but they do melt! Events are run at speeds usually between 40-65 miles per hour, usually in second gear. Porsche Club of America Say’s “Autocross is a ‘performance driving event’ and a safe way to learn how to drive your car at its limit. You not only learn how to handle your car at speeds that you drive daily, but you also:

  • Gain confidence in your driving ability
  • Learn the limits of your car’s brakes
  • Learn correct seating, hand, and feet positions
  • Learn the limits of your car’s tire adhesion
  • Finally, autocross is a social gathering of new and old friends and LOTS OF FUN!”

Justin DeVinney – Watkins Glen – Sprint Race 2

I got black flagged on the start so I had to start from pit row and at the back of the pack. I passed 22 cars in 2 laps, take a look…

After Autocross I really wanted to improve my driving skills and take it to the next level so I got into PCA’s High Performance Driver Education .  The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America’s Driver’s Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations.  PCA’s Drivers Education Committee has developed this page to show actual in car video from different drivers on various tracks throughout the US and Canada. “It is our hope that anyone can view these videos to get an idea of the track and the line to be driven.”

I furthered my driving experience in 2014 by getting my PCA Club Racing Licens.  The basic structure of Club Racing involves a national PCA Club Racing Committee, the PCA National  Office, and the Regions. The PCA Club Racing Committee maintains the Club Racing Rule Book, determines the Licensing Procedures, and oversees all the planning of a Club Race.

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I had my 2001 Carrera 911, a 964 body style built to (PCA) G-Stock class specifications by Intersport Performance in McLean VA.  Intersport has been involved in auto racing for many years.  The business is owned and operated by Omar Hilmi and Charlie Murphy since 1991.  The two make a fantastic team!   While Omar runs the front-end sales and service, Charlie, the “Porsche Whisperer” does all the “wrenching”.  Between the two of them they know everything and anything Porsche related. For years they have built racecars in all different PCA classes that consistently win national championships year after year so when it came time to build a racecar, I knew these were the guys to do it.

This year in 2017 I finally decided to become an instructor and completed the PCA National Instructor Program.  It’s great to teach and instruct novice drivers; I’ve spent so much time focused on honing my own driving skills to become a racer.  It’s really rewarding instructing new drivers in the sport and passing on some of the knowledge, technique, and skills that I have spent so much time learning.  It’s a real eye opener and very gratifying when a student leaves the track hooked on the sport… like when I first got into it.

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Travel

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“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

One thing Lauren and I really connected on was our desire to get out and go explore.  I’ve probably been more places but she was definitely bit by the travel bug at a much younger age.  I am blessed to have the perfect travel companion by my side and we’ve been on so many adventures together.  Now that we have kids, our travel methods may have changed but our travel plans have not.  In this section you will find posts on past trips and pending trips, advice on “baby moons” and couples’ getaways to full family vacations and international toddler travel.

Family Life

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I had no idea that being a husband and father could be so rewarding.  Absolutely nothing can prepare you for fatherhood, you just sort of wing it and hope for the best.  Don’t get me wrong there are times where it can be very, very challenging but I wouldn’t change it for the world.  Becoming a father is truly the best thing that’s ever happened to me.  I have an incredible wife and the most beautiful, happy little girl who is now just over a year old.  Our second daughter is right around the corner and with her will come more challenges but even more rewards.  I love family time.  Whether its a family hiking excursion to local falls, touring maple farms and learning how syrup is made, checking out a music festival, or (Lauren’s favorite) seasonal berry picking, we try to be a fun and active family.

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Food & Nutrition

Food and Nutrition

All things food and nutrition related to my lifestyle.  We love to cook as a family and host get togethers with friends.  Lauren has a knack for concocting sauces, soups, and dressings while I prepare the meats and veggies (grilling is my preferred method).  We always make a point to cook together at least 3 nights a week.  Lauren finds the recipes, some a little more adventurous and others a little more healthy, depending on what culinary phase we are going through.  I love putting on some background music, pouring myself a nice glass of wine, getting Ellie in her high chair and then we get cooking!  It’s a great way to bond, unwind, and try different meals together.  In addition to our enthusiasm for cooking we enjoy fine dining and scour cities for the best restaurants, after all sometimes there’s nothing like going out for a good meal and being wined and dined.  I’ve also included nutrition in this section because after the birth of our daughter, Lauren and I plan on giving weekly meal prep with a clean eating/paleo focus a try.  Check here for recipes, restaurant reviews, and join us on our meal prep/diet overhaul.

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