The Backbone of Our Organization

Larry Baum

Managing Director

In 2009, Larry Baum founded Stellar Homes Group having completed over $2 billion in real estate transactions during his previous ventures. Today, Larry is a managing partner of the progressive green development company. He has instilled a company culture at Stellar Homes to not only believe in your product but—despite any economic cycle—that you can thrive by delivering an exceptional, eco-friendly product at the right price. Larry drives the “eco-luxury” initiative behind each and every Stellar Homes project. This leadership and dedication to providing sustainable luxury home communities for generations to come puts Stellar Homes on the forefront of green development as an undeniable industry leader.

Early on in his real estate career, Larry worked as a Development Officer for Centrecorp Realty, Inc., a Canadian REIT specializing in grocery-anchored shopping centers across Southeast and Southeast Florida, as well as Mississippi. He then joined Prestige Builders Partners as a project manager and within less than a year, was promoted to Managing Director of Acquisitions and Dispositions, eventually becoming a partner in the firm. Under Larry’s directorship, he helped transform Prestige into Florida’s largest condo conversation company with 12,000 units valued at almost $2 billion.

Stephen Petrucci

Managing Director

A fellow graduate of Florida State University, Stephen Petrucci and Larry Baum teamed up to create Stellar Homes Group and have developed a successful formula of building the highest quality homes at the right prices in the most desirable locations. Petrucci started his more than 24-year real estate career as a financial analyst with the Aztec Group in Miami, and later founded Home Finder Direct, a real estate investment company in West Palm Beach, FL. Petrucci holds a Florida Real Estate Sales Associate License, a Florida General Lines Property & Causality Insurance (220) License, and is a board member of National Association of Realtors.

Roberto Szerer


Roberto is an operational maestro with a long history of managing several companies with hundreds of employees in a variety of sectors; including the plastics, apparel, shoe-wear, ecommerce, construction, and paper industries. Roberto also sits on the board of Iris Holdings Group, which acquires and maintain an important portfolio of income producing residential real estate assets in New York, etc. Roberto has a unique managerial ability for implementing controls and systems for checks and balances. He is also currently the Chief Executive Officer of Luxe Designer House, one of the most prominent online retailers.

Tony Valle

Vice President

With over 27 years of industry experience Tony Valle is a well-respected success in residential land planning, development and construction of master planned communities, mid-rise construction projects, limited service hotels and multi-family apartments throughout the state of Florida. As the Vice President at Stellar Homes Group, Valle is helping to re-shape the home building industry in South Florida through sustainable and energy-efficient development of green communities. Valle’s career started with the publicly-traded Engle Homes on the West Coast of Florida where he oversaw the divisions’ vertical construction, responsible for 18 communities and a staff of over 20. Each year the division was responsible to build and deliver over 300 single family homes. After, Tony accepted a position with Transeastern Homes, at the time the fastest privately held home builder in the country. During his tenor at the company, Tony started several large communities in various areas of the State with the smallest community size totaling more than 1,500 home sites and the largest being 2,500 home sites.

Valle’s expertise includes a key role working as an RAC-contractor for the FDIC during the countries great recession which addressed the closing, field management and resolution of failed financial intuitions brought under control of the FIDC.

Liz Metott

Director of Sales & Marketing

As Director of Sales & Marketing and an employee since the inception of Stellar Homes Group in 2009, Liz Metott has over 10 years of sales and marketing experience. A native of South Florida, Liz is consistently valued for her resources and extensive knowledge of the regional real estate market and local communities.

Liz focuses extensively on continued growth for Stellar Homes, having recently lead her division in the sale and delivery of over 200 homes, in the Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. During her career with Stellar, Liz has also successfully spearheaded the rental portfolio venture with Starwood Capital, overseeing a team of 12 professionals and leasing over 2,000 homes in 18 months.

As a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Title Agent in the State, Liz possesses an unwavering commitment and knowledge which elevates her within the South Florida real estate industry. She also manages optimization for website traffic and company branding through a scope of advertising, design and event marketing. Liz also works closely with her sales and marketing team, ensuring premier client service and results.



With a dedicated team of professionals, Stellar Homes Group offers a professional turn-key operation from land planning, site development, architectural design, and construction, every step of the process is executed with the utmost professionalism and dedication to quality. Each project is specifically tailored to its surroundings and market, ensuring it caters to its unique target audience.


Realizing the dream of homeownership is a task not taken lightly by Stellar’s talented sales executives. Well connected, knowledgeable and with years of professional experience, the Stellar sales team impresses buyers and realtors alike and produces consistent results. Through creative marketing and award winning product offerings, Stellar Homes Group delivers innovative communities that feel like home and have a sense of place. Stellar’s team is driven to excel and is the first South Florida builder to include solar panels along with a broad range of state-of-the-art green features as standard in all new homes. This kind of innovation and ground breaking initiatives will continue to deliver the highest level of quality and service to our homeowners.


Every Stellar homebuyer deserves an exceptional experience. That means our team of professionals will be available every step of the way to take care of any home maintenance or warranty questions you may have. We offer a 30-year warranty on solar panels and “bumper-to-bumper” 10-year structural warranty as well as manufacturer warranties on all appliances. Customer service is at the heart of our business and we will be there for you long after we hand you the keys. It’s the Stellar way.