Melva Wagner Broker-In-Charge
Melva was born and raised in Washington, DC and at the age of 15, she was awarded an academic scholarship to attend the prestigious Emma Willard Prep School in Troy, NY. She discovered the south (warm weather) during a family vacation and soon graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA with a degree in economics.
After an extraordinary corporate career in sales, construction management and real estate at IBM and General Electric, Melva was nominated in 1989 and confirmed by the United States Senate as a Presidential Appointee during the President George H. W. Bush administration. Managing a Senate appropriations budget of $250 million and a staff of 24, her office’s main responsibilities were assisting minority, women-owned, small businesses and HBCUs obtain contracts with the federal government.
In 1995, Melva opened Melco, Inc. and since then, has been very successful providing the private sector and the federal government with facilities and real estate management services.
In June 2008, Melva reached another milestone with the US Small Business Administration 8(a) certification for Melco, Inc. giving her company the ability to be awarded sole source contracts through the federal government. Melco, Inc. continues to grow offering a wide range of real estate and facilities management services nationwide and collaborates with other small businesses when teaming opportunities become available. In 2011, Melva was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve as a Board Member for the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. When not assisting clients and the business community, Melva volunteers her time with Rotary International, Girls Scouts of America and conducting real estate workshops for women/minority home buyers and non- profit organizations.