HUNT Auctioneers was founded October 6, 2016 on Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park overlooking the East River and Manhattan skyline. We have a mission: to help non-profit organizations serve others. Our core values are gratitude, positivity, generosity, connection and empathy. Paul Florez is our Head Auctioneer, and leads a growing team that strives to be the best in fundraising.
Our President is Lucas Hunt, a celebrated American poet born and raised in rural Iowa. He graduated from World Wide College of Auctioneering, has a Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneer’s Association.
His auctioneering career began in 2012, when the president of a charitable organization in the Hamptons thought his natural generosity, outgoing nature, and excellent public speaking abilities would make him the perfect person to oversee a black-tie fundraising event, with a high-stakes live auction.
As auctioneer, Mr. Hunt shattered all previous fund-raising records, and far exceeded the expectations of the board of trustees. Word quickly spread through the Hamptons and New York area, and he was flooded with requests by top-tier organizations for his consultation and outstanding professionalism.
HUNT Auctioneers are licensed, bonded and insured. We exceed the expectations of clients, in how we are able to command generous financial commitments from persons in attendance—and our ability to put the room at ease by creating an exciting atmosphere of friendliness and good-will.