As part of its “what’s next” series headlining major island employers, Michael Polly — president and managing partner of Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc., and Royal Shell Vacations, Inc. — will be guest speaker for the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce April 12 business luncheon. It takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa in Fort Myers.


In addition to his positions with Royal Shell, Polly oversees the marketing for RLR Investments’ business assets in southwest Florida. He grew up in Kentucky and worked in the information technology field before moving to Fort Myers in 1999 with his family, who had vacationed in the area for 10 years and fallen in love with the islands. He came to the area with extensive background in management and logistics including 15 years of experience with UPS, where he honed his skills in training, project management, and business growth in various roles.


Polly boasts a diverse background in management, logistics, technology, and real estate. He has earned several designations and certifications that reflect his expertise in the real estate industry: Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI), Accredited Seller Representative (ASR), Certified Property Valuator (CPV), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and Certified Residential Broker (CRB).


Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his love of golfing, boating, and fishing. He is an active community member and has volunteered with local organizations that focus on supporting the preservation of local waterways and helping those in need.


“We look forward to hearing RLR’s timeline and scope going forward for its large inventory of properties on Sanibel and Captiva,” said John Lai, chamber president and CEO. “In the past couple of months, we have heard from South Seas Island Resort and Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts on where they’re headed. Michael’s presentation will round out the perspective on the islands’ future in a very real and crucial economic sense.”


Clive Daniel Home sponsors the April luncheon business meeting.


The chamber business lunch is a monthly networking opportunity held at various member locations. The chamber strives to provide speakers to discuss relevant business topics for the membership. Sanibel-Captiva chamber members receive meeting invitations by email. Cost for luncheon attendance is $35 for chamber members only.


Advanced registration is required to attend; walk-ins are not accepted. Register by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7, at or by contacting Aaron Walton at [email protected] or 239-472-8759. Payment is due at time of registration.



The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of its members and preserving the quality of life of our community. The Chamber plays a key role in facilitating communication and cooperation between business, residents and government to enhance the economic health of the islands. The Chamber website receives more than 1.3 million website visits per year. For more information about the chamber, visit or contact John Lai, president and CEO, at 239-472-2348 or [email protected].