An I.M. Pei Inspired Modern “Tree House” on Gibson Island and a 1930s Brick Colonial Hit the Market

Ellie Shorb, sales associates with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Bethesda office, has listed 6401 Kennedy Drive in Chevy Chase for $3.237 million and co-listed 703 Skywater Road on Gibson Island for $1.29 million with Lorin Culver. The Chevy Chase property is located in the exclusive Kenwood neighborhood and provides views of the Crescent Trail. The Tree House on Gibson Island is a mid-century modern glass and steel home, designed by Ulrich Franzen. The virtual tour and website for the Gibson Island property can be found at: gibsonislandmodern.com.

The home at 6401 Kennedy Drive is a traditional, three-story, brick colonial. Built in the 1930s, the residence is a 7,600-square-foot, eight-bedroom home with six-full-bathrooms and one-half-bath. The residence is located on a cherry-tree-lined street. The blossoms are anticipated to be in full bloom the week of April 14th. Highlights of the layout include a spacious entry hall, formal dining room, family room, game room, office, eat-in kitchen with island, sun room and large walk out basement with separate den, recreation room, bedroom and kitchenette. The second floor features the master bedroom suite with walk-in closets and en suite bath, and four additional bedrooms. There are two additional bedrooms on the third floor. The home has undergone renovations and updates, including interior painting, all new moldings and the addition of a deck with railings that run across the entire back side of the home, overlooking the wooded parkland.

“This home is located on one of the most beautiful streets in the Kenwood neighborhood,” said Shorb. “The owners love the casual elegance to the home. They enjoy the morning light in the sunroom and relaxing by the fireplace in the family room after dinner.”

The Tree House, located at 703 Skywater Road was built in 1962. It was designed by Ulrich Franzen, a German-born architect who studied under I. M. Pei, the architect who designed the Grand Louvre in Paris. The home was originally commissioned to be built for an executive of Bethlehem Steel and features the company’s weathering steel on the exterior of the structure. The mid-century modern home is located on the highest point of Gibson Island on a sloping 1.08 wooded acre lot. The 2,826-square-foot, two-story home is comprised of three-bedrooms, three-bathrooms, kitchen, dining area, living/den/family room areas and an indoor resistance swimming pool with radiant heat flooring. Unique architectural features of the home include a floor-to-ceiling double pane glass curtain wall system with UV coating, stone infill walls, an elevator and manicured sloping gardens with low maintenance landscaping.


Significant upgrades were made to the home with local architect, Amy Gould, AIA, who maintained the architectural integrity of the original layout and construction materials. Renovations included enclosing the two main level decks, enlarging the master bedroom, as well as the addition of elevator and interior staircase, exterior stone steps connects the upper and lower patios, lower driveway and carport.

“This is an exceptional mid-century modern home, and aptly named the Tree House for its immersion with the surrounding woodlands. It is truly a nature lover’s paradise,” said Culver. “The home’s interior living areas are flexible and open which provide convenience and functionality for entertaining family and friends.”

Gibson Island has many amenities to offer its residents like sandy beaches, a freshwater pond and numerous fitness trails. The Gibson Island Club provides dining, tennis, golf, swimming, summer camps, skeet, paddle tennis and a fitness center. The island is also home to the Gibson Island Yacht Squadron’s facilities, among which include a boathouse, moorings, slips, showers and a full service yacht yard. Gibson Island is a secure, gated community with its own police force and service department.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Tim Elmes Sells 17 Nurmi Drive to Social Media Guru Eric Roach

The Tim Elmes Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Fort Lauderdale-South East Beach office, closed on the sale of 17 Nurmi Drive for $4.685 million. The buyer was Eric Roach, co-founder and CEO of the social media leading EveryoneSocial and the seller was Monaco International Development Corp.

The 6,877 square-foot, deepwater custom residence has six bedrooms including a two-room master suite with a 40-foot covered waterfront balcony , six bathrooms, two half baths and access to a deep, wide canal with a concrete marble dock. Additional features of the home include limestone and wood floors, contemporary lighting, custom kitchen, media den and an impressive pool and patio with four covered loggias.

“Nurmi Isle has seen very little new construction throughout the past few years. A brand new home like this located in a prime luxury waterfront neighborhood is a rare find,” said Elmes. “An added feature of Nurmi is the high street elevation and underground power lines, leaving uninterrupted views of the paradise in which this estate resides.”

Elmes is known as a waterfront real estate expert. In 2013, he transacted more than $70 million in listings. His other recent sales are 10 Harborage Isle Drive for $6.5 million, 501 Coral Way for $4.2 million and the sale of 2400 Del Lago this past May for $14.5 million. Currently, Elmes has over $219 million worth of active listings.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Julia Pulles To Speak at Costa Del Sol Association’s Strategic Planning Committee

Julia Pulles, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Coral Gables office, has been invited to speak on Tuesday, April 15 at The Costa Del Sol Association’s Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) meeting in Doral. The SPC is interested in getting feedback and perceptions of the Costa Del Sol community from local realtors.

Pulles’ strong involvement with sellers and buyers in the CDS community has led her to this opportunity. She has 20 years of experience working with residential buyers, sellers and landlords in the Falls, Greater Miami Area, Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay Coral Gables and South Broward.

“I feel honored and privileged to speak at their Strategic Planning Committee meeting,” said Pulles. "Their decision to open the meeting to soliciting ideas and comments from varying experts is a reflection of their continued commitment to the residents at Costa Del Sol."

Pulles’ topic of conversation will be providing the members of CDS with observations, feedback, challenges experienced and overall perceptions shared and/or provided to her from buyers, sellers, potential renters and landlords, as well as other agents.

She will also provide certain suggestions on how to communicate effectively CDS’ lifestyle and keep their costs down as they promote their image and name.

The Jills® Sell 30 and 15 Star Island Drive

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s No. 1 sales team worldwide, The Jills®, have sold 15 Star Island Drive for $17.5 million and 30 Star Island Drive for $29 million, totaling $46.5 million in Star Island real estate in less than 30 days. Since 2012, there have been only eight sales on Star Island, and The Jills were involved in five of those transactions. The sale of 30 Star Island closed today, while the sale of 15 Star Island which closed in late March.

“This is the highest recorded sale on Star Island. This exclusive enclave has always been in demand, but even among the gorgeous properties, this one really stands out as the ‘shining star’ of Star Island,” said Jill Eber. “This home was newly built with the finest finishings, custom décor and design, with walls of glass, breathtaking views and contemporary architecture, which is very much in demand. It is, without question, a trophy property that was a delight to market and such a pleasure to show. Jill and I have been selling Star Island our entire careers and are so pleased to have sold this property right after the fantastic sale of 15 Star.”

The waterfront estate at 30 Star Island Drive was developed by Todd Glaser and the Posner Group, designed by architect Kobi Karp. It sits on a 40,000-square-foot lot and encompasses a 16,000 square foot estate made up of 11 bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, two half baths, and an 1,800-square-foot guest house with its own private second-story pool. The home features a palatial master suite with spa bathroom, theatre, gym, gourmet chef’s kitchen, elevator, rooftop deck, cabana and a five car garage.

“Star Island is very special and this property adds a wonderful new dimension to the island. This private gated island has been a playground for luxury seekers since 1922. The oversized lots, expansive views and privacy are unparalleled,” said Jill Hertzberg.

The Jills also sold 15 Star Island Drive in late March, which included an 8,700-square-foot, nine bedroom, nine full bathroom and two half bath home featuring lush landscaping, a family room, gym, large pool area with gazebo, two cabanas with bathrooms, second level sun deck and 100 feet of waterfront. The estate sits on a 40,000-square-foot lot. Unique architectural features of the home include wood coffered ceilings, large windows showcasing the wide bay view, wood paneled study and ample skylights.

As the leading luxury real estate agents in South Florida and Miami Beach, The Jills have sold more than $2.3 billion in real estate since 2005. They have been named Florida’s No. 1 team for 11 consecutive years by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and were named the No. 1 residential real estate sales team in America by The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends in 2013. Their expertise and knowledge of the luxury market has helped The Jills achieve record-shattering sales, including the sale of the Versace Mansion and the highest recorded sale in Miami ever, the $47 million 3 Indian Creek.

Roger Pettingell Sells $4.25 Million Longboat Key Condo

Roger Pettingell, a Previews Property Specialist with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Longboat Key office, has sold 4125 Gulf of Mexico Drive #301 in La Firenza on Longboat Key for $4.25 million. Roger has contracted and sold over $25 million in real estate since the start of 2014, is ranked the No.1 Realtor in Sarasota and Manatee counties for 2013 and was named the No.1 sales associate in Florida based on total sales volume by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Roger represented the seller.

“It looks like 2014 is shaping up to be a very strong year for luxury real estate. The properties on Longboat Key are selling,” said Pettingell. “This was an exceptional penthouse property in a small, intimate community. The residence encompassed the entire floor with amazing views.”

The 4,800-square-foot residence has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, one-half bathroom and a private three-car garage with private elevator. There is an expansive wraparound Gulf-front terrace, with direct access from nearly every room and includes a summer kitchen with gas Wolf grill. The master suite includes its own foyer, wet bar and a private sitting room or study with its own terrace overlooking Sarasota Bay. The two guest suites have their own private terrace and den. Unique features of the home include a custom tray ceiling, statuesque columns and Travertine tile floorings. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with Wolf stainless steel appliances, side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, solid cherry wood cabinets, granite countertops, an extended island, breakfast bar and built-in planning desk.

Pettingell is a leader in marketing and employs a group of marketing and management experts to assist in providing one-on-one support and boutique –style service to Roger’s customers, from listing to sale. His website, LongBoatRealEstate.com, averages 1,500 unique visitors a month, and he has a loyal following on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. His philanthropic involvement in the local community includes serving on the board of directors for the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, the Ringling Museum and Southeastern Guide Dogs. Pettingell is an avid supporter of Girls Inc., and was awarded the 2010 Father of the Year Award by the organization. He is also on the advisory boards of the Child Advocacy Center of Sarasota and Forty Carrots Family Center.

Rare Marion Syms Wyeth Designed Dutch South African Village Home for Sale

Laura Mullaney and Juliana Ramirez of the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Coral Gables office have listed 6705 San Vincente Street for $2.175 million. Located in the historic Dutch South African Village neighborhood of south Coral Gables, this home was designed in the 1920s by architect Marion Syms Wyeth and is the only one of his designs located on San Vincente Street.

“A listing in the historical villages of Coral Gables is rare, especially one in the Dutch South African Village designed by Marion Syms Wyeth. This home has not been on the market in 75 years which suggests that not only does it have a fascinating, historical pedigree but it must be quite livable and comfortable having had but one owner content to stay there for all these years,” said Laura Mullaney, a Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate who specializes in historical homes. “This 1920s Cape Dutch-style home is one of the five village homes designed by Wyeth. This exceptional gem provides a look back to a time when American architecture focused on elegance, glamour and intelligent floor planning.”

In the 1920s, George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables, had a vision to build fourteen villages from difference international regions, aimed at attracting home buyers from up North and offering them some variety in architecture. The goal of the Village Project was to showcase the architectural styles of Africa, China, France, Italy and Mexico. The Dutch South African Village is a unique assemblage of houses patterned on the farmhouses of Dutch colonists who settled in South Africa in the 17th century. The hurricane of 1926 and the depression ended the further development of The Village Project.

“The timeless features of this home have been perfectly preserved by the owners for almost a century,” said Juliana Ramirez. “Very few houses in America are this unique, like a work of art and this is one of them.”

The 3,304 square-foot, Cape Dutch-style home has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath. The two-story main house features a vaulted center hall with winding stairwell, formal dining room, original windows, large family room, kitchen and a large sun room on the back side of the home. Unique features of the home include open beam ceilings, generous and spaciously sized rooms, and a 50-foot-long screened-in veranda overlooking the pool and landscaped courtyard. There is a separate, two-story guest house in the rear of the property with two bedrooms and one full bathroom. The home is decorated with antique furniture and works of art, which are for sale, separate from the home.

Elaine and Robin Adair Affiliate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Robin and Elaine Adair have affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Downtown Sarasota office. Formerly with Michael Saunders & Company’s Palmer Ranch office, Elaine is a 20-plus year real estate industry veteran who has listed and sold homes in Massachusetts and Florida, while Robin transitioned into the industry from a long career as an international business consultant in 2011.

“We are so happy to welcome Robin and Elaine Adair to Coldwell Banker. Their dedication to excellence, hard work and international business experience are all assets in the real estate business, particularly in Florida where we have so many international buyers,” said Pauline Bennett, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Downtown Sarasota office.

Elaine Adair has 24 years of real estate experience and is an award-winning real estate agent. In 2011, she won the President’s Award from the Sarasota Association of Realtors, and received the Five Star Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding performance based on her sales in 2013, when she sold 16 properties and $3.9 million in total sales volume. She will be the 2015 Chairperson of Community Outreach Committee for the Sarasota Association of Realtors. This will be her third term.

“Coldwell Banker provides global connections, marketing resources and worldwide network that we need to take our business to the next level, so we’re both very excited about becoming Coldwell Banker sales associates,” said Elaine Adair.

Robin Adair has been an international businessman for more than 50 years. Originally from London, England, he has worked with some of the world’s largest IT companies throughout Europe and Asia. Robin speaks five languages: Danish, English, German, Norwegian and Swedish, and has lived in Copenhagen, Berlin, Hamburg and Brussels. He made the full-time career move to real estate three years ago and currently chairs the Global Business Council for the Sarasota Association of Realtors.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Top Sales Associates in Dallas/Fort Worth for 2013

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading real estate brokerage in Dallas/Fort Worth, announced its top sales associates of 2013 today. The Anderson Team of the company’s Keller office and the Chad Collins Team of the Southlake office were both recognized with the prestigious Society of Excellence Award, which is the highest award level for sales associates of Coldwell Banker NRT.

The Greg Graham Team and Melissa McClain of the Ellis County Regional office and Ellen Batchelor of Arlington were awarded the International President’s Premier Award for outstanding sales production.

Three teams received the International President’s Elite Award: the Lee Lamont Team and Team Whiteside, both of the Lakewood office, and the Jo Ann Moore & Pamela Bookout Team of Arlington. Several individual sales associates also received this award, including Beverly Beasley and Sandy Mercer of the Keller office; Steve Bradbury, Ann Corley and Carley Moore of Fort Worth Tanglewood; Frank Lu of Rockwall; Susan Mayer of Southlake; Janis Smith of Plano; Eric Stout of Irving/Las Colinas; and Grant Vancleve of Lakewood.

“These teams and sales associates are the best of the best, and put in a tremendous effort in 2013,” said Sue Meyer, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Dallas/Fort Worth. “Their market knowledge and dedication to customer service have allowed them to achieve exceptional results.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Announces Top Sales Associates in Atlanta for 2013

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading real estate brokerage in Greater Atlanta, announced its top sales associates of 2013 this week. Debbie Sonenshine of the Sandy Springs office was named the No. 1 sales associate in Atlanta for 2013. Top producers for Atlanta include Robin Blass from the Dunwoody office, who was named the No. 1 sales associate for both sales volume and units sold, and Bradford Smith from the Intown office, who was named No. 1 team for units sold.

In addition, Blass received the prestigious International President’s Premier Award, which is the highest award level earned by an Atlanta agent, and Sonenshine won the International President’s Elite Team Award in recognition of exceptional sales results.

Several individual sales associates also received the International President’s Elite Award, including Karen Armstrong of the Dunwoody office, Bernetha Calhoun of Sandy Springs, Mary Russell and John Thur of Marietta/West Cobb, Corey Sayre of Midtown, and Sally Westmoreland of the Intown office.

Three teams received the International President’s Circle Award: Cathi Lund of the Roswell office, Kevin Qualls of Johns Creek/Duluth, and Bradford Smith of Intown. Several individual associates also received the International President’s Circle Award, including Anita Bryde and Judy Linderman of the Alpharetta/North Point office; Toni Itkin of Buckhead West Paces Ferry; Barbara Cordell, Tricia Leuallen and Al Maxwell of Cobb; Darnell Bender, Jan Brownfield, Betsy Malcolm, Jane McAuley, Rocky Seaman and Carole Short of Dunwoody; Cliff Grable, Mike Kondalski and Amber Mason of the Intown office, Marsha Floyd and Kelli Hayes of the Marietta/West Cobb office, Jim Fountain, Marc Castillo and Judy Hollowell of the Midtown office; Catherine Nesset and Mary Wynkoop of Roswell; and Sandra Holmes of Sandy Springs.

“These teams and sales associates are the best of the best, and put in a tremendous effort in 2013,” said Charlotte Sears, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Atlanta. “Their market knowledge and dedication to customer service have allowed them to achieve exceptional results.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Announces Top Sales Associates in West Central Florida for 2013

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the leading residential brokerage in Florida, announced its top sales associates in West Central Florida today. The Hughes/Shelton Team of the Tampa Southwest office was named top team and Tammy Campbell Plummer of the St. Pete Beach office was named top sales associate in West Central Florida for 2013.

Three were named to the prestigious Society of Excellence, the highest award level for sales associates of Coldwell Banker NRT: Christina Griffin of South Tampa, who last week was ranked the No. 7 Coldwell Banker sales associate nationwide of 2013 by units sold, the Thorn Collection of Belleair and the Hughes/Shelton Team of Tampa Southwest.

Tammy Campbell Plummer was named to the Legends Society, which honors Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s top producers.

Six were recognized with the President’s Premier Award for outstanding sales production: the Knowles Team, Frank Bazail and Randy Benton of the Lakeland office, Joe Lewkowicz and Martha Loss of the North Tampa office, and Jamie Meloni of the South Tampa office, who was recently ranked the No. 10 Coldwell Banker sales associate nationwide by units sold in 2013.

“These teams and sales associates are the best of the best, and put in a tremendous effort in 2013,” said Clark Toole, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Florida. “Their market knowledge and dedication to customer service have allowed them to achieve exceptional results.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ellie Shorb Lists $1.9 Million Gibson Island Chateau

Ellie Shorb, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Bethesda office, has listed 803 Rackham Road for $1.985 million. Located on Gibson Island, the 1926 French revival style chateau was one of the first homes constructed on the island. The home provides views of the Chesapeake Bay and Magothy River. The virtual tour and website for the property can be found at: gibsonislandchateau.com.

Situated on 1.44 acres, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom home features a large kitchen with breakfast bar, a side loading two car garage with mechanic’s pit, cobblestone driveway and expertly manicured gardens. Distinctive details of the home include a large glass conservatory with a fireplace, English-built sunroom with heated tiles, a turret and in-ground heated swimming pool. Hand crafted features include a wooden cathedral ceiling in the living room with herringbone brick fireplace, wooden octagonal ceiling in the dining room, a cherry wood paneled office with secret door panels, custom ironwork and wide plank wood floors.

“This is the perfect home for someone looking for a special island retreat,” said Ellie Shorb, a Previews® Properties Specialist. “There are just over 200 homes on the island. This charming island reminds me of Mayberry on the Fourth of July. It is a truly special place where time stands still.”

Gibson Island has many amenities to offer its residents like sandy beaches, a freshwater pond and numerous fitness trails. The Gibson Island Club provides dining, tennis, golf, swimming, summer camps, skeet, paddle tennis and a fitness center. The island is also home to the Gibson Island Yachting Squadron’s facilities, among which include a boathouse, moorings, slips, showers and a full service yacht yard. Gibson Island is a secure, gated community with its own police force and service department.

Christina Griffin and Jamie Meloni Recognized Among Top Coldwell Banker Sales Associates Nationwide

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Christina Griffin and Jamie Meloni, sales associates at the company’s South Tampa office were ranked an impressive #7 and #10 in the Top 10 Coldwell Banker Sales Associates in North America for the number of sales transactions on both the buyer and seller side.

Griffin, who specializes in sales and foreclosed properties, successfully completed 246 transactions in 2013. In just over 10 years, Griffin has managed to accumulate a wide range of achievements. In 2012, she was named one of the Top 10 Coldwell Banker Sales Associates in North America in adjusted gross commission income. This past year, she was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Coldwell Banker® “Hero of the Year” award, based on her exceptional service to charitable causes, making her community a better place.

Jamie Meloni, a team leader for the areas # 1 foreclosure sales team, www.TampaBayREO.Com, successfully completed 210 transactions in 2013. This group of sales professionals is highly dedicated to the marketing and management of REO properties and currently represents over 45 different bank and asset management company clients. Meloni also hosts a real estate show every Monday at noon on Tampa Bay's 1250 WHNZ. The show aims to promote and inspire home ownership across the Tampa Bay Region in an effort to revitalize blighted communities affected by the foreclosure crisis and promote responsible Real Estate investing that focuses on stabilizing communities and adding value to diminished homes.

“Christina and Jamie have achieved incredible success working with bank-owned properties and have done an amazing job developing relationships with lenders nationwide,” said Clark W. Toole III, President, Florida, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT. “Their hard work and efforts have paid off tremendously, resulting in their placement among the top 10 sales associates in the U.S.”

The Jane Fairweather Team Named No. 8 Coldwell Banker® Sales Team in the Nation

The Jane Fairweather Team with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Bethesda office have been named the No.8 sales team in North America by Coldwell Banker®. The team closed over $125 million in sales in 2013, shattering their sales record from 2012 of $109 million.

“The Jane Fairweather Team not only exemplifies our mission, which is to provide truly remarkable service, they really believe this mission,” said Dean Cottrill, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic. “The high level of customer service, industry expertise, love for their community and dedication they provide to each client truly set them apart.”

Jane Fairweather is a 30-plus year veteran of the business and a pillar in the Maryland real estate community. She has been named the top Coldwell Banker sales associate in the Washington metropolitan area for 11-consecutive years, and her career sales exceed $1 billion. She also serves on the Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett’s Economic Advisory Council, and has deliveredthe “State of the Market” speech at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce’s Real Estate Update Presentation the last five years.

Fairweather is considered an expert in the Washington metro area real estate market by the local media. She often appears on CNBC and Fox 5 News, and is frequently quoted in the Washington Post Real Estate section, Bethesda magazine, Realtor Magazine, and the Washington Business Journal.

In addition to her extraordinary resume, Jane Fairweather also plays an active role in the community through her association with such local organizations as the Rotary Club, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, and the BCC Rescue Squad. Along with her husband David, Jane Fairweather runs various programs to benefit the local community, among them the Jane Fairweather Community Service Scholarship Award, which is presented to one student from each of the three Bethesda-area high schools.

The Mandy & David Team Named No. 7 Coldwell Banker® Sales Team in the Nation

The Mandy & David Team, comprised of Mandy Mills and David Getson with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Dupont Circle office, have been named the No.7 sales team in North America by Coldwell Banker®. The team closed over $131 million in sales in 2013, surpassing their sales record from 2012 of $104 million.


“The Mandy & David Team commitment to excellence is evident in the white glove service they provide to each and every client,” said Dean Cottrill, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic. “Mandy Mills and David Getson are truly exceptional real estate experts who continue to better the communities we serve.”

Mandy and David have several unique marketing approaches to the properties they list, including community-driven events. They have found success in hosting “Neighbor Parties” at the listings before they are posted on the MLS .In addition, they throw “Pricing Parties” for brokers to drum up interest and buy-in for the properties they list.

The team is well known for their philanthropic efforts throughout the greater DC area. They are proud supporters of Fair Chance, an organization that partners with community-based non-profits serving children, youth and families in Washington, D.C. to improve their capacity, strengthen their sustainability, impact and success. Their slogan is “every child deserves a fair chance.” In addition, the team hosts an annual fundraiser for the Washington Animal Rescue League called “Santa Dog,” a dog and owner photo shoot during the holiday season. The team also supports the Human Rights Campaign, Bancroft Elementary PTA, St. Colletta of Greater Washington, Amazing Life Games Preschool and the National Center for Children and Families.

In 2011, the Mandy & David Team was named the No.1 Coldwell Banker team in the DC area and was included in The Wall Street Journal’s list of the Top 250 Real Estate Teams, with just over $51 million in sales. In 2012, they topped $100 million in sales, placing them in the Top 10 of Coldwell Banker nationwide and #90 in the country on The Wall Street Journal list.

Pettingell Named #1 Coldwell Banker Sales Associate in Florida

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Roger Pettingell was named the company’s number one ranked sales associate in the state of Florida for 2013. Roger closed 59 sales transactions in 2013 with a total sales volume of $61.85 million1, up from $50.7 million in 2012. He also sold more listings over $1 million in Sarasota County than any other Realtor, according to Trendgraphix2, and was the number Realtor in Sarasota and Manatee counties by sales volume. He had been named number four out of the last six years.

“We are extremely proud of Roger for once again being named the number one sales associate in Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate,” said Clark Toole, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Florida. “His accomplishments, hard work and commitment are commendable and I congratulate him on this impressive accomplishment.”

In 2013, Pettingell grew his business and hired two additional staff members to assist in his marketing efforts. Roger’s group of marketing and management experts provide one-on-one support and boutique –style service to Roger’s customers, from listing to sale. In addition he revamped his website, LongBoatRealEstate.com, began a blog, has built an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, created a unique website for each of his property listings, and has created a video for many of the properties.

A dedicated family man with a wife and two children, Pettingell makes being an active member of the Sarasota community a top priority. He sits on the board of directors for the West Coast Black Theatre Troupe, the Ringling Museum and Southeastern Guide Dogs. Pettingell is an avid supporter of Girls Inc., and was awarded the 2010 Father of the Year Award by the organization. He is also on the advisory boards of the Child Advocacy Center of Sarasota and Forty Carrots Family Center.

The Jills Named #1 Coldwell Banker Sales Team Worldwide

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s The Jills® have been named the number one ranked sales team worldwide for 2013, closing over $552 million in real estate transactions. They have broken their 2013 record of $474.4 million in sales and set a new all-time record for the highest production of any agent team in Coldwell Banker’s 107-year history.

“We are extremely proud of The Jills for being named the number one Coldwell Banker sales team in the nation for the third year in a row,” said Bruce Zipf, President and Chief Executive Officer, NRT, LLC, the parent company of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida. “Their accomplishments, hard work and commitment are a credit to NRT.”

As the leading luxury real estate agents in South Florida and Miami Beach, The Jills have sold more than $2.3 billion in real estate since 2005. They have also earned numerous awards of distinction, including being named Florida’s number one team for 11-consecutive years by Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and were named the number one ranked real estate team in America according to The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends in 2013.

“The Jills are truly exceptional and deserving of their number one sales team worldwide designation,” said Clark Toole, president, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Florida. “Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber have a work ethic that is unparalleled and provide the highest level of service to luxury real estate buyers and sellers. I congratulate them on this impressive accomplishment.”

The sale of the Versace Mansion in September pushed them past their 2013 record of $474.7 million in sales volume, and other recent sales have carried them past the half-billion mark for last year. Their expertise and knowledge of the luxury market has helped them achieve record-shattering sales and accolades throughout southeast Florida, including the sale of the Versace Mansion and the highest recorded sale of all time in Miami (the $47 million 3 Indian Creek sale).

The Jills team, which includes Jill Hertzberg, Jill Eber, Felise Eber, Danny Hertzberg and Hillary Hertzberg, use powerful marketing strategies, extensive media exposure and affluent contacts worldwide to attract a client list that includes celebrities, Fortune 500 executives, diverse international clientele and long-time Miami Beach residents. The team specializes in high-end multi-million dollar properties in South Florida’s most elite enclaves such as Star Island, Fisher Island, Indian Creek Island, the Sunset Islands, Venetian Islands, La Gorce Island, Golden Beach, Miami Beach, Gables Estates and Tahiti Beach.

Second Largest Home in Wellington Hits the Market

Anita Lamberti , sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Plantation Lakeside office, has listed Wellington’s second largest private home for $7.9 million. The almost 15,000 square-foot estate is located at 13401 South 55th Street South in the Palm Glade Ranches area of Wellington. Highlights of the property include a four stall horse stable, a 1,520 square foot guest home with elevator and lighted tennis courts. The virtual tour and exclusive website for the property can be found at: hiddengeminwellington.com.

“From the moment you enter through the private gate, you can’t help but be enchanted by the elegant landscaping, reminiscent of the European countryside,” said Anita Lamberti, a Coldwell Banker Previews International ® property specialist. “This equestrian retreat is the perfect mix of casual luxury and privacy yet close enough to the amenities living in Wellington provide like polo and world-class equestrian centers.

Situated on 10 acres, this nine bedroom, eleven bathroom and one half bath mansion features a gourmet kitchen with custom granite countertops and custom maple cabinets, a grand master bedroom suite with French stone outdoor lounge and fireplace, large formal dining room, two living rooms, outdoor summer kitchen, game room, exercise room, seven fireplaces, four car garage, oversized pool with waterfalls, koi pond and manicured gardens.

The horse stables on the property are equipped with four 12-foot by 12-foot airy stalls. The stable also features a tack room and specialty fly-system. There are four paddocks, two large and two small. The largest paddock measures 247 feet by 122 feet and includes a shed with raised pad.

“It is my goal to feature this beautiful estate to the international attendees of the Winter Equestrian Festival. It is the perfect opportunity to showcase an equestrian home of this caliber to the masses,” said Lamberti.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Alex Nicodemi Selected to Market 2.5 Acre Gulf-to-Bay Captiva Property for Auction

The seller of 16151 Captiva Drive have appointed Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate, Alex Nicodemi, of the company’s Fort Myer’s Beach office, to facilitate the auction of a 2.5 acre, gulf to bay lot on Captiva Island. The auction will be handled in conjunction with the Premiere Estates Auction Company.

Zoned for ten residential units, the property features approximately 106-feet of Gulf waterfront and 110-feet of waterfront on the Bay beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico, a new seawall, a grandfathered concrete boat ramp and an oversized observation/fishing deck. Captiva Island has been voted as one of the Top Ten Beaches in Florida by The Travel Channel and in 2010 was named as one of the 10 Best Places for Second Homes by The Wall Street Journal.

“This lot is a very rare find and is the last gulf to bay property of this size available for development on Captiva Island. Therefore, this property, due to its size and desirable location will draw significant attention from prospective buyers from across the country,” said Nicodemi. “There is no opening bid on the property. The estate was previously priced at over $11.9 million, and now the buyers will determine its value.”

Nicodemi is handling the marketing and promotion of the property through Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s marketing outreach programs that reach more than 16 million buyers on more than 575 high-traffic websites every single day.

The closed bid auction will be held on Thursday, March 27. Registered bidders must submit the sealed bid on or before March 26 by 5 p.m. EST. Premiere is instituting an early bid offer program, among which if an offer is provided prior to the auction that is acceptable to the seller, the seller has the right to accept the offer and cancel the auction.

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Julian Cohen Makes Record Breaking Sale

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate, Julian Cohen of the Julian Cohen Group in the company’s Miami Beach –Lincoln Building, closed on the sale of Unit 3209 in the Icon South Beach for $3.085 million. The residence sold for $1,595 per square foot, the highest priced sale per square foot in the Icon, with the exception of the penthouse. Cohen represented the seller.

“Previously, the highest one or two bed unit sold for $1163 per square foot, which is 37% less than the price my seller was able to receive,” said Cohen. “This condo sets a new bench mark for non-new construction condominium buildings in the area. Prior to this sale, many property owners and prospective purchasers looking at the Icon and rivaling buildings thought only preconstruction buildings on Miami Beach would be able to command a price point like this. The sale is proof that even a building like the Icon which saw sales of $500 per-square-foot in the past can rise in value to this degree.”
Unit #3902 is a two-bedroom, two bathroom, 1,933 square-foot luxury residence with floor to ceiling windows, nine foot ceilings and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami, Key Biscayne and South Beach. The gourmet kitchen includes stone countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf glass cooktop and dual convection oven, Bosch dishwasher and double stainless-steel sink. Other high end features of the residence include French limestone flooring in the bathroom, walk-in marble shower and Italian cabinetry.

The 250 unit Icon South Beach is located 450 Alton Road in Miami Beach. The property features a heated infinity-edge swimming pool, a lap pool, poolside bar and grill, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, billiard room, conference room, 24-hour security and full-service concierge. Celebrated French designer, Philippe Starck created the interiors of the common spaces throughout the building. The Icon is also home to Dolce, a fine dining Italian restaurant.

“People want to live in the Icon because for the price, it is the ultimate in luxury living in the south of fifth neighborhood, known as SoFi,” said Cohen. “The views from every apartment are absolutely incredible, especially as you go up in the building and the building amenities rival to any top condominium in New York City let alone Miami Beach.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Tim Elmes Sells 10 Harborage Isle for $6.5 Million

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate sales associate, Tim Elmes of the company’s Fort Lauderdale –South East Beach Office, closed on the sale of 10 Harborage Isle Drive for $6.5 million. The home originally listed for $6.9 million and the seller was Lady Fitness of America founder, Roger Wittenberns. The house sold for $645 per square foot, the highest priced sale per square foot on Harborage Isle since 2007. Elmes represented both the seller and the buyer.

“This was more than just a home, it was also my corporate office, where I monitored health club franchises all over the world. I would use the media room for training video screenings and entertain potential franchisors on the back deck overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal,” said Roger Wittenberns. “This was a home meant for entertaining. It was the place to be during the Winterfest Boat Parade or the Air and Sea Show. You can even see fireworks from the surrounding cities from the fourth floor balcony."

The 10,060-square-foot, four-story, Intracoastal Mediterranean estate has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, two half baths and an eight car garage with lifts. Additional features of the home include marble floors, gourmet gas kitchen featuring Bosch appliances, formal dining room, spacious office, gymnasium, media room, Lutron and Creston systems, conference room, outdoor gas kitchen, elevator and 110 feet of waterfront dockage directly on the Intracoastal Waterway.

“I specialize in marketing properties of this caliber to well-qualified buyers, and this home had so much to offer,” said Elmes, a Coldwell Banker Previews International ® property specialist. “ A sale of this caliber further strengths confidence in the ultra-luxury market in Fort Lauderdale and South Florida.”

five from coldwell banker residential real estate appointed to miami association of realtors leadership team

Four branch managers and one sales associate affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate have been named to the leadership team of the Miami Association of Realtors®. The association is the largest local Realtor association in the nation. Francisco Angulo, Terri Bersach, Ingrid Carlos, Donna Reid and Gina Blanco were installed at the sold-out Annual Inaugural & Awards Luncheon at Jungle Island recently, attended by more than 900 local real estate professionals.

Francisco Angulo, Managing Broker of the Coconut Grove office, was named the 2014 Residential President of the Miami Association of Realtors. A licensed Realtor for 20 years, Angulo has been with Coldwell Banker since 2012 as a broker associate at the company’s Miami Beach Lincoln Building office and moved into management in 2013. Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, he was a broker at Century 21 United. Angulo is the 2014 National Association of Realtors (NAR) Director. Since 2010 he has served as NAR’s Regional Coordinator to South America, and from 2006-2009 he was the NAR president liaison to Venezuela, his place of birth. He holds a bachelor of business administration from Andres Bello University in Caracas, Venezuela, and he is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Terri Bersach, Branch Manager of the Weston office, was named the Broward Residential Governor and was installed to the Corporate Board of Directors. With two decades of real estate experience Bersach was a sales associate for four years before transitioning to management. She was the 2012 Treasurer of the Miami Association of Realtors, 2012 Florida Realtors District 4 Vice President, 2011 President of the Broward Council of The MIAMI Association of Realtors, 2010 Chairman of the Board of The Realtor Association of Miami & The Beaches, and on the National Association of Realtors Conventional Finance and Lending Committee in 2008 and 2009.

Ingrid Carlos, Managing Broker of the Coral Gables office, was named Residential Governor. Carlos has been a branch manager with Coldwell Banker for four years and was previously a real estate agent, with a total of 13 years of experience in the industry. She has served on the Broward Council of Realtors in 2011 and 2012, as a Governor for the Miami Association of Realtors Residential Board, and has been a Florida Realtors State Director since 2011. She has also led training sessions for the association on technology, using iPads, business planning and advanced business planning.

Donna Reid, Branch Manager of the Hollywood office, was named Broward Residential Governor. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Donna has been with the company for 20 years and a member of the management team for the past 10 years. With a background in economics, Donna’s philosophy is to “serve people and take them to a level that they will not go on their own.”

Gina Blanco, a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker’s Coral Gables office, was named Residential Governor of the Miami Association of Realtors. With 10 years of real estate experience, Blanco joined Coldwell Banker five years ago after a 17-year career in banking as a loan officer. She has held several other leadership positions, including Director and Leadership Academy graduate of Florida Realtors; current Women's Council of Realtors Florida State Chapter Governor and Vice Chair of Leadership and Development Committee, as well as past District Vice President of the group’s Florida State Chapter and President of its Miami Dade Chapter; and is currently the National Chair of the Global Alliance Committee of the Council of Residential Specialists.

Former Flory Real Estate Owner Affiliates with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Rogers Moore, an experienced real estate professional and former owner of Flory Real Estate, has joined the Longboat Key office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Moore has more than 30 years of experience working with both residential and commercial buyers and sellers in the Sarasota area. In his career, he has been involved in sales totaling an excess of $100 million.

Moore began his real estate career in 1975 when he completed his real estate license and signed on as an associate with Huskey Realty in Orlando. Husky Realty was owned by E. Everette Huskey, whose son, Budge Huskey, is the current president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

In 1978, Moore was transferred to Sarasota for a new job managing the west coast district office of a large insurance company. A twist of fate brought Moore back to the real estate industry. He was looking for office space in Sarasota for his insurance business, and the owner of Flory Real Estate invited him to purchase the real estate company along with the office space. In 1980, Moore took over the real estate company, successfully operating the business for 33 years.

“I have always had an affinity for Coldwell Banker, and truth be told, I didn’t have the time or resources to train new associates in my early days at Flory. I would tell new agents to go to Coldwell Banker to get trained and learn how to list and sell first,” said Moore. “I saw the real estate market changing rapidly and knew that I needed to be with a company that has global alliances and can offer a strategic advantage for buyers and sellers.”

Moore is active in the community has served and supported various organizations including: First Presbyterian Church, Caritas Food Pantry, All Faiths Food Bank, Resurrection House, Van Wezel Foundation, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Rotary Club of Sarasota, Laurel Oak Homeowners Association and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.

Regional Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Giving Highlights

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Florida

Across Florida, the sales associates and employees at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate were busy supporting charities in need in 2013. By donating their time, talent and treasures through Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES, the foundation raised more than $262,500 for nonprofit organizations in 2013, for an impressive 10-year total of more than $3.78 million. A statewide contribution of $20,000 was made by the foundation to the University of Miami Crohn’s & Colitis Center, which provides specialized patient care. In recognition, an infusion suite will be named for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate CARES, creating a lasting legacy. Associates and employees also supported Ronald McDonald House Charities, built several Habitat for Humanity homes and assisted numerous community organizations throughout the state.

Regional Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Giving Highlights

Southeast Florida, Miami-Dade – Associates and employees helped build Habitat for Humanity homes and donated their time and money to the Ronald McDonald House, the military lounge at Miami International Airport and homeless shelters in downtown Miami, South Miami and Homestead.

Southeast Florida, Broward County – Associates and employees sponsored the Plantation and Parkland Relay for Life events to benefit the American Cancer Society, hosting a booth at both events. The Coral Springs office’s annual auction raised $8,400, the Plantation Tour of Homes raised $5,000 and a Southwest office event generated more than $1,000. They also painted an outdoor recreation area wall for the Children's Home Society and assisted Ronald McDonald House and PACE Center for Girls. The Southeast offices collected 27 bicycles and more than 1,400 toys for the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign.

Central Florida, Orlando – Associates and employees raised $25,000 to sponsor the Coldwell Banker® Bedroom at the Ronald McDonald House, raising funds through raffles and office events. They also donated 200 toys to the house, supported the University of Central Florida Foundation and collected $800 worth of food for Second Harvest Food Bank.

East Central Florida, Palm Beach County – Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Stuart office raised $2,000 with a silent auction and also earned $10,000 for House of Hope and Treasure Coast Hospice in the Charity Chase Outgoing Referral Contest. The West Palm Beach Intracoastal office raised $1,600 with a fun event that featured a buffet, bingo, cutest dog photo contest, silent auction, raffle and pet adoption opportunities. The Fort Lauderdale SE office presented a $2,500 sponsor donation to the SMART Ride, which covered all event costs an enabled 100% of the funds raised to benefit HIV and AIDS service organizations.



East Central Florida, Brevard County – Associates and employees donated $2,500 to Brevard Children in Need, which helps homeless children. They also supported the Space Coast Realtors’® Annual Brevard Children in Need fundraiser, which has raised more than $100,000 in two years.

West Central Florida, Tampa Bay – Associates and employees raised $50,000 by hosting their annual Tampa Bay CARES Walk for Children, which benefited Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Shriner’s Hospital for Children. They also volunteered at Ronald McDonald House, Metropolitan Ministries and Trinity Café. They were instrumental in facilitating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ donation of jerseys to Clothes to Kids, and also raised money in support of Hurricane Sandy relief.

Southwest Florida – The Sarasota Downtown office held its 7th Annual CARES Charity Raffle, raising $6,750 to benefit the Warren Backpack Program, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center. The Southwest Florida associates and employees held a golf tournament and luncheon to raise more than $26,250 for several local nonprofit organizations, including a high school drop-out prevention and recovery program. They also constructed three Habitat for Humanity homes in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties.

At Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the sales associates and employees are proud to give back to their local communities as they continue to make a difference statewide.

Rick Hoffman Named Regional Sales Vice President by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic has named Rick Hoffman, formerly branch vice president of the Georgetown office in Washington, D.C., as regional sales vice president. Hoffman will lead the Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia management team, which includes branch vice presidents at 14 offices and almost 900 sales associates.

“Rick is a phenomenal leader and his expertise in both the business, financial and legal side of real estate has been invaluable,” said Dean Cottrill, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mid-Atlantic. “We are thrilled to have him taken on this expanded role with our company.”

As branch vice president of the Georgetown office, Rick has successfully built one of the top-producing Coldwell Banker branches in the region. He came to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from the Corcoran Group in New York, where he led 11 offices in the Hamptons and oversaw the acquisition of the company’s largest competitor. Prior to joining Corcoran, Hoffman served in a similar capacity as vice president and regional director of operations for Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, where he led the region's management team and sales associates regarding policy, procedures and sales. Under his leadership, the region increased market share plus grew the business from 6 to 10 offices and from 190 to approximately 240 agents in 18 months.

Before transitioning to corporate management, Rick practiced law for 14 years specializing in real estate law.

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Rick studied architecture and earned his BA in economics at Tulane University in New Orleans. After graduating, he worked in commercial construction lending for Maryland National Bank before pursuing his law degree.

Cobb Association of Realtors Recognizes Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sales Associate

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, serving the Atlanta metropolitan area, is pleased to announce that Phyliss Graham, an agent from the Marietta/West Cobb office, is president-elect for the Cobb Association of Realtors (CAR).

Cobb Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1954 to promote the highest good for customers, clients and the community through the ethical practice of Real Estate. Today CAR is comprised of nearly 1,600 agents, brokers and affiliate members in and around Cobb County.

Cobb Association of REALTORS® provides all members: Professionalism, Association Involvement, Community Involvement, Financial Discounts, Education and Governmental Affairs.

“Phyliss has a passion for excellence. We are so proud of her outstanding accomplishments with the Cobb Board of Realtors,” said Fred Cassidy, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Marietta/West Cobb office.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Ron Martinez Named One of 2014 NAHREP Atlanta Board of Directors

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associate, Ron Martinez, has been named one of the 2014 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) Atlanta Board of Directors.

Martinez is a real estate expert in Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Marietta/West Cobb office and has been a member of NAHREP for two years. He has been recognized in the NAHREP Top 250 for the past three years. In addition, he is a past winner of Coldwell Banker’s President’s Elite Award, an honor bestowed upon the top echelon of Coldwell Banker sales associates nationwide.

“Specializing in residential real estate, Martinez is widely recognized as a dependable and honorable leader in the Latino community,” said Charlotte Sears, President of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Atlanta. “His market knowledge and contributions to our community has truly made a difference.”

NAHREP is the voice for Hispanic Real Estate® and proud champions of homeownership for the Hispanic community. Homeownership is the symbol of the American Dream, the cornerstone of wealth creation and a stabilizing force for working families. Their role as trusted advisors and passionate advocates is to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream in a sustainable way that empowers them for generations to come.