Lake Houses Realty Relocates Headquarters Amid Govt 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 govt members in preparation for an anticipated busy summer season market, the brokerage announced 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 improvement 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, mentioned in an announcement. “The attraction of a major or secondary lake house 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 essentially 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 workforce 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 mentioned in an announcement. “Over the past seven years, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting with Glenn and Doris Phillips [Lake Homes Realty’s chief operating officer] once in a while — and dealing with them has at all times been a pleasure. I like the specialization of their mission and the way they’re really altering the lives of their brokers. Many brokerages promise large success, Lake Houses Realty truly delivers on it.”

Wanshura additionally added an announcement.

“Having labored at a wide range of actual property corporations, I proceed to be extremely impressed with the instruments, know-how, and invaluable analytics that Lake Houses Realty gives which are distinctive to the trade. I wish to proceed my profession with an organization like Lake Houses Realty — a progressive firm that’s making a constructive impression 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 Houses Realty

“We stay extremely centered on the lake actual property market and imagine Joe, Kiki and Heather have the expertise to determine key brokers in lake actual property and related niches as we proceed to develop,” Doris Phillips mentioned 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 big impression in increasing our market footprint.”

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

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