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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 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 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 just lately named to the newly established nationwide director of improvement place.

“With Joe and Kiki becoming a member of Heather together with the transfer to our new company headquarters, thrilling instances 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 dwelling on our 1000’s 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 Properties Realty

Gaeta has greater than 20 years of trade expertise and was most just 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 just lately working within the trade relations crew at Pacaso for the final two years.

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

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

Wanshura additionally added a press release.

“Having labored at quite a lot of actual property corporations, I proceed to be extremely impressed with the instruments, expertise, and helpful analytics that Lake Properties Realty provides which are distinctive to the trade. I wish to proceed my profession with an organization like Lake Properties Realty — a progressive firm that’s making a optimistic affect in the true 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 accommodates 48,864 sq. ft of workplace house and 5,881 sq. ft of studio house, doubling the brokerage’s earlier workplace house. The constructing additionally accommodates 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 establish key brokers in lake actual property and related 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 major affect in increasing our market footprint.”

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

E-mail Lillian Dickerson