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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 Houses Realty has moved to a brand new headquarters and added two new government members in preparation for an anticipated busy summer season market, the brokerage introduced on Tuesday.

Joe Gaeta, who was beforehand at Zillow Group, is now Lake House Realty’s director of strategic progress; and Kiki Wanshura, who comes from Pacaso, is now the brokerage’s director of market acceleration. Heather Glass, who joined Lake Houses Realty in 2020 from MoxiWorks and is one other Zillow Group alum, was additionally lately 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 Houses Realty,” Glenn S. Phillips, CEO and lead financial analyst of Lake Houses Realty, stated in an announcement. “The enchantment of a main or secondary lake residence on our hundreds of lakes stays excessive and stock is on the upswing as summer season approaches. Our lake homebuyers and sellers are, for probably the most half, unaffected by mortgage charges and financial uncertainty.”

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

Gaeta has greater than twenty years of trade expertise and was most lately with Zillow Group for seven years as director of dealer relations. Wanshura additionally has been within the trade for greater than 20 years, most lately working within the trade relations staff at Pacaso for the final two years.

Gaeta and Wanshura will work carefully with Glass of their new roles at Lake Houses Realty.

“It was so essential for me to lock arms with like-minded individuals,” Gaeta stated in an announcement. “During the last seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting with Glenn and Doris Phillips [Lake Homes Realty’s chief operating officer] now and again — and dealing with them has at all times been a pleasure. I like the specialization of their mission and the way they’re actually altering the lives of their brokers. Many brokerages promise big success, Lake Houses Realty really delivers on it.”

Wanshura additionally added an announcement.

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

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. ft of workplace area and 5,881 sq. ft of studio area, doubling the brokerage’s earlier workplace area. 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 Houses Realty

“We stay extremely centered on the lake actual property market and consider Joe, Kiki and Heather have the expertise to establish key brokers in lake actual property and related niches as we proceed to broaden,” Doris Phillips stated in an announcement, who serves as president of RealSource along with Lake Houses Realty’s COO. “The three of them have highly effective actual property backgrounds and the personalities to make a major affect in increasing our market footprint.”

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

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