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Our Team

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Dan Decraene, CPA – President


Dan started Advance Realty Service (ARS) in 1990 to specialize in the smaller office, industrial and investment deals in Atlanta.  He oversees the firm’s brokerage, accounting and investment performance. 

Dan has represented several prestigious companies such as Truist Bank, ATT, Clorox, SouthCrest Bank, Kraft Heinz Company, Brunswick Corporation and the City of Tucker.

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Dan graduated with Honors from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.  He has six years of public accounting experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.   He became a CPA in 1982 and continues to maintain his active CPA license in Georgia.  Dan lives in Dunwoody with his wife of 36 years, Patricia.  They have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

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Gloria Skinner Woods, MBA, CRB, Senior Vice President of Operations and Leasing


Gloria has been with Advance Realty Service since July 2010.  She provides leadership and direction to all property associates and vendors. She currently manages the day to day operations of three commercial properties. She manages and leases Heritage Place, an office park on Hugh Howell Road in Tucker, Hammermill Place, a light industrial park also in Tucker and lastly, she manages in Dunwoody, Sunset Harbor (Gainesville) located at Independence Square and Peeler Road.

Originally from Delray Beach, Florida she attended Palm Beach Community College, now Palm Beach University where she studied real estate and English education. She earned her BA and MBA from Beulah Heights University in Atlanta graduating with honors.

Gloria was Broker and CEO of Ritz Realty Service on Boynton Beach Blvd, in Boynton Beach, FL for 11 years before moving to the Atlanta area. She served as president of the Boynton Beach-Ocean Ridge Board of Realtors and District 3 Vice President of the Florida Association of Realtors.

Gloria resides in Stone Mountain, GA. She has three adult children and 7 grandchildren.  

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Anice Charles-Walker – Executive Assistant


Anice is responsible for the Administrative duties at Advance Realty Service, Inc.  She brings over 20 years’ experience in excellent customer service to this company. Anice is instrumental in the day to day operations of the office and sees to it that all our tenants are kept happy and satisfied.


Prior to joining Advance Realty Service, Inc. in 2020, Anice was employed with HMS Host International as an Accounting Specialist. During her 3 years with HMS Host she oversaw the Accounts Payable functions for over 30 restaurants at the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport and received a 97 % in its recent audit.  Before joining HMS Host, she has worked in the hotel industry since 1997 with well known chains such as Wyndham and Hilton in various positions which include, Front Desk, Night Audit, Housekeeping and all areas of Accounting.


Anice earned a BA from Florida A&M University in Business Administration.  She is a native of St. John, United States Virgin Islands and has called Decatur, GA her home since 2006.


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