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Lake Homes Realty Relocates Headquarters Amid Executive Shuffle

Joe Gaeta, previously of Zillow Group, and Kiki Wanshura, previously of Pacaso, have joined the lake markets-focused brokerage. Heather Glass, who joined the corporate in 2020 has additionally been promoted.

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Birmingham, Alabama-based Lake Properties Realty has moved to a brand new headquarters and added two new govt members in preparation for an anticipated busy summer time market, the brokerage introduced on Tuesday.

Joe Gaeta, who was beforehand at Zillow Group, is now Lake House Realty’s director of strategic development; and Kiki Wanshura, who comes from Pacaso, is now the brokerage’s director of market acceleration. Heather Glass, who joined Lake Properties Realty in 2020 from MoxiWorks and is one other Zillow Group alum, was additionally not too long ago named to the newly established nationwide director of growth place.

“With Joe and Kiki becoming a member of Heather together with the transfer to our new company headquarters, thrilling occasions are forward for Lake Properties Realty,” Glenn S. Phillips, CEO and lead financial analyst of Lake Properties Realty, mentioned in a press release. “The attraction of a major or secondary lake house on our hundreds of lakes stays excessive and stock is on the upswing as summer time approaches. Our lake homebuyers and sellers are, for essentially the most half, unaffected by mortgage charges and financial uncertainty.”

Heather Glass, Joe Gaeta and Kiki Wanshura | Lake Properties Realty

Gaeta has greater than 20 years of business expertise and was most not too long ago with Zillow Group for seven years as director of dealer relations. Wanshura additionally has been within the business for greater than 20 years, most not too long ago working within the business relations staff at Pacaso for the final two years.

Gaeta and Wanshura will work intently with Glass of their new roles at Lake Properties Realty.

“It was so necessary for me to lock arms with like-minded individuals,” Gaeta mentioned in a press release. “During the last seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting with Glenn and Doris Phillips [Lake Homes Realty’s chief operating officer] sometimes — and dealing with them has all the time been a pleasure. I really like the specialization of their mission and the way they’re really altering the lives of their brokers. Many brokerages promise enormous success, Lake Properties Realty truly delivers on it.”

Wanshura additionally added a press release.

“Having labored at quite a lot of actual property firms, I proceed to be extremely impressed with the instruments, know-how, and useful analytics that Lake Properties Realty gives which can be distinctive to the business. I need to proceed my profession with an organization like Lake Properties Realty — a progressive firm that’s making a constructive impression in the actual property business.”

The brand new headquarters, which the corporate moved into on the finish of March, is in Hoover, Alabama, simply south of Birmingham. It incorporates 48,864 sq. toes of workplace house and 5,881 sq. toes of studio house, doubling the brokerage’s earlier workplace house. The constructing additionally incorporates RealSource Title Insurance coverage and Actual Property Closings.

Lake House Realty’s new headquarters was designed by Williams Blackstock Architects of Birmingham and can obtain an official ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Hoover Space Chamber of Commerce on April 18.

Glenn S. and Doris Phillips | Lake Properties Realty

“We stay extremely targeted on the lake actual property market and imagine Joe, Kiki and Heather have the expertise to determine key brokers in lake actual property and comparable niches as we proceed to develop,” Doris Phillips mentioned in a press release, who serves as president of RealSource along with Lake Properties Realty’s COO. “The three of them have highly effective actual property backgrounds and the personalities to make a big impression in increasing our market footprint.”

Lake Properties Realty now operates throughout 34 states within the U.S.

E mail Lillian Dickerson