Groom Properties, Inc.
Rock Hill Development LLC
Virginia Groom Foundation
Attitude Media Inc.
Indo Art House
Foundation For Sane Public Policy
Real estate, technology, and media.
In a world increasingly dominated by large institutions and very specialized businesses, John F. Groom has taken a different path, engaging in a wide variety of entrepreneurial ventures, always trying to find a new and better way of creating value, focusing on real estate, technology, and media.
Our current focus is Casa Command, an app we believe will change the way real estate is built, managed, insured, and fixed – and the way that people move.
Casa Command integrates imagery and data in a way that allows people to see information in a visual context. It combines innovations in imaging, OCR, Artificial intelligence, image recognition, valuation algorithms, and business models.
It is being developed by a team that includes Groom Ventures employees in the US and India, as well as contractors in Pakistan, Lebanon, and elsewhere.
GV has been doing real estate ventures in Northern Virginia since 1989. It’s interesting to take our first real estate project and compare it to our latest one; both 10 acres, but quite different.
In the early 90s, Groom Properties, Inc. did the grading, built the road, and installed the street and utilities, then sold 22 finished single-family lots to NV Homes, a division of publicly-traded NVR, for the Maple Valley Project in the Franconia area of Fairfax, Virginia.
Now our Rock Hill Development LLC affiliate is taking the same amount of land, very close to the future Innovation Metro Station in Loudoun County, Virginia, and partnering with Greystar, the biggest apartment developer in the US, to build 415 apartments.
Groom Ventures has a long history working with cutting-edge technology. In 1996 one of our ventures, Attitude Media, launched the Positive Press website, followed by The Outrage in 1997. These early web ventures garnered a lot of high-level publicity.
THE OUTRAGE REVIEWS
- Web Magazine: “a brilliant use of the Web”
- Netscape’s Netcenter: “Unbridled rants that can brighten even the dullest day”
- The Boston Globe: “John Groom also understands that man’s nature is contradictory”
- Playboy: “Entertaining rants on topics such as NBA labor negotiations and government waste.
Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief
Living Sanely in an Insane World: Philosophy for Real People
Life Changing Advice From People You Should Know
The Real Case Against Goldman Sachs
From Tragedy to Triumph : 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks
New Home Buyers Guide
The 1.4 Billion Dollar Man
John F. Groom
John has been involved in digital technology since 1996 with the launch of the Positive Press website, which garnered wide publicity. In 1998 he became the 4th full time employee of AnnuityNet, the first company in the world to sell variable annuities online. The processing system developed by AnnuityNet is now used by every major insurance company in the US.
John has 3 software patents:
- System and Method for Searching, Organizing, Exploring and Relating Online Content – issued in 2018
- Alternate Search Methodology – issued in 2021
- Multi-dimensional interaction with data stores related to tangible property – Pending, filed in 2020.
Bryan has been with Groom Ventures for almost a year. During his time with Groom Ventures he has been working on design, research, and testing for development of Casa Command.
Previously, he held the role of Lead Designer for three years at Rome Technologies, a management software developer. He has a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design.
Senior Software Engineer
Prudhvi has been with Groom Ventures since 2019. He has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science & Applications and a Masters in Business.
Previously, he was a Software Engineer at Sigma Info Solutions, Bangalore.
Groom Ventures has worked with contractors and investors around the world for many years. A few of them are featured below.
Explore Media Designer
Author of Counting to God
Real Estate Brokerage
Co-author of From Tragedy to Triumph: 100 Amazing and Inspiring Comebacks
Senior Associate at Dewberry
Social Media Handler
Josey Thomas M.
Research on Sales and Financing
Financial Tool Development
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Image Librarian and Researcher
Project Manager of Attitude Media
Project Manager of Scrapbook & Explore
Project Manager & Technical Lead of Explore
Digital Books Sales Executive
San Diego, CA
Marketing & Sales Research
Social Media Promoter
Iowa City, IA
Real Estate Broker
Health Care Consultant
US Based Admin Asst / WordPress Developer
Marsing, United States
Business Research on Successful Conservative Digital Entrepreneurs
Elliot, South Africa
Web Design with focus on Images
Art research and Photography
Mobile Development Team Lead, CodesOrbit
Zia Ur Rehman