About Us


Palm Life Realty and Florida Command Homes

Palm Life Realty LLC has been in the industry for over 15 years and has sold over 100 million dollars in real estate. Walter Penachio is the owner and broker and he proudly serves his community on the local and international level. 

Florida Command Homes is owned by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Steve Aki who currently works as an agent for Palm Life Realty and specializes in working with US military personnel and veterans.  The combination of experience between the two of them allows them to meet all of your property buying and selling needs. Residential, Commercial, Investment, New Construction...we can help.


From Soldier to Service Provider

Steve retired from the US Army in 2015 after 30+ years of service. After a few years as a certified Project Management Professional, post-retirement, he decided it was time for a change. Real estate was the perfect fit that gave him the opportunity to do what he did best, help people and solve problems. As an active real estate investor and member of several  Real Estate Investment Associations (REIA), he has the knowledge, experience and connections to help clients across a broad spectrum of needs.  

Steve also gives back to the community as the current Board of Directors President for the Pinellas County Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) a non-profit organization dedicated to working with military personnel and first responders locally and nationally. VAREP focuses on affordable housing as well as other programs designed to assist our military, veterans and first responders.


Experience Makes a Difference

Between Walter's extensive experience as an agent, broker and investor and Steve's experience as a realtor, investor and senior leader we get the job done. Looking to develop some land? We have the connections, experience and resources to help. Residential, commercial, industrial, new construction, multi-family investments? It doesn't matter what your needs are, we will find the solution that meets or exceeds your expectations. As a senior leader Steve's mantra was and still is, "don't tell me why you can't, tell me how you can." As a strategic planner and consummate problem solver he doesn't quit until the mission is complete. 

So who do you want to work with? The person who only does enough to get the sale or the guy who wades deep into the mud to analyze all aspects of the deal to ensure you get the best possible outcome. 


Serving our Nations Military, Veterans and Local Community

We are dedicated to serving those who have sacrificed so much for our nation and our community. Whether you are on active duty, a reservist/national guardsman a first responder or just a member of our local community, we are here to support you in your property buying or selling needs. Our mission is your success our objective is your total and complete satisfaction in how we treat and serve you. If you aren't happy when the deal is done then we haven't done our job. Customer service is not a catch phrase but our way of life and we take it very seriously. Give us the opportunity to serve you above and beyond what any of our competitors will do.