For the 12th year in a row, the Ron Kowalski Real Estate Group of KWCP Springfield hosted the Ron K Monopoly Tournament, this year raising about $7,000 for the Lorton Community Action Center, the beneficiary of the tournament for the last six years.
More than 300 players turned out, helping contribute to the 12-year total of donations raised for a variety of different charities to more than $70,000.
In describing this year’s tournament, Ron Kowalski said: “Interestingly, the final round, sponsored by CPMG Foundation (Capital Properties/ Menkiti Group), was different than any other we’ve ever had. It was an epic battle of patience and wits with no monopolies, no houses or hotels, no players going bankrupt, and no property trades among players.”
Ron stands out as a prime example of how the culture of a company is more than happy hour events and a few volunteer hours a year. He exemplifies the Keller Williams Capital Properties’ mission to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate, and he’s very humble about it. Ron’s colleagues recently honored him with the Ethic of Service Award at the 2019 Annual meeting for exactly this type of effort and impact that he makes.
We are proud to announce that Keith James, an Agent Entrepreneur with KWCP Capitol Hill/Dupont, has been announced as the 2018 MD/DC Region Rookie of the Year.
Keith began his journey in real estate as an investor buying cash flow multi-family units. He developed a deeper passion for the industry and decided to become a licensed agent in order to share his knowledge and passion with others and assist people in realizing their dream of homeownership.
Since joining Keller Williams Capital Properties in February 2017, Keith has focused on taking advantage of the training that KW has to offer, locally, regionally and nationally. Through focus, determination and a strong support system of mentors, Keith has booked a YTD production of $15.6M in Closed Volume and 47 Units.
Washington, DC – Today Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP) announces the appointment of Harrison Beacher to the role of Vice President of Next Gen. In this role, Harrison will spearhead the organization’s ongoing commitment to be the brokerage of choice for the next generation of leadership talent in the real estate industry.
Beacher will drive the Next Gen engagement and attraction of aspiring industry leaders who are committed to personal growth, professional development, and positive social impact.
“Appointing Harrison to this role is further evidence of KWCP’s commitment to evolving the organization and to laying a solid foundation for sustainable future growth fueled by collaborative, energetic and dynamic individuals,” said KWCP COO Dontae Carroll. “We’re proud of what Harrison has already accomplished in the industry and are excited for what he will do with the Next Gen initiative.”
An Agent Entrepreneur with KWCP since 2015, Harrison Beacher was recognized by the National Association of Realtors® as a 30 Under 30 standout agent, and currently serves as a NAR Participation Representative on the Realtor Political Action Council (RPAC), and as a YPN Advisory Board Member.
“I’m excited for this opportunity and see this commitment by KWCP to offer a roadmap for success to Next Gen agents as a real game changer,” offered Beacher. “This platform is possible because KWCP leadership has consistently demonstrated what makes true leaders in the real estate industry and recognizes the need for an initiative like this.”
Are you committed to reaching your goals and being successful next year?
There tend to be three different groups of goal-setters based on where they are in their real estate career. There is the new agent, the established solo agent, and then teams. Each group has a unique set of influencing factors which impact their planning. Regardless of which group you fall into, the first essential step in business planning is getting a grip on what your current reality is and coming face-to-face with it. Without this, the goals you set can be very pie in the sky and not necessarily reflective of reality.
So ask yourself (and be honest): What did last year really look like, and what are you capable of achieving next year?
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Today we are excited to share the news that Marriah Unruh, Team Leader and Agent Entrepreneur of KW Capital Properties Stafford, has been elected to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors 2019 Board of Directors. Announced at the NVAR Convention and Tradeshow on Monday, October 9th, Marriah will assume her position on the Board of Directors and receive her committee assignment in December.
Marriah, an award-winning real estate professional with over 17 years of experience in the industry, said “I’m most excited to meet more members of the NVAR community and to give them a platform, through me, to let their voices be heard.”
Marriah is one of six real estate professionals to be elected to the Board of Directors by her peers through a web voting campaign. “The overwhelming support from KWCP and KW means the world to me and is a perfect example of why I’m with Keller Williams Capital Properties.”
Stay tuned for more information on Marriah’s Committee appointment in December.
The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that Keller Williams Capital Properties has made the 2018 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America, based on revenue growth. ICIC, a 25-year-old national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, promotes economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents.
The list was revealed at the 20th Annual Inner City 100 Conference and Awards in Boston October 1-2. The full list is available on Fortune’s website. Keller Williams Capital Properties, led by CEO Bo Menkiti and COO Dontae Carroll was ranked #92 based on its growth rate from 2013 to 2017 of 68.33% and 2017 revenue of $64,811,875.
2018 marked the 5th appearance on the prestigious list for KWCP, placing our brokerage into the ICIC fastest-growing companies Hall of Fame. The Menkiti Group was also ranked for a record 5th appearance, this year at #93, which places the company into the Hall of Fame as well.
Said ICIC CEO Steve Grossman, “Inner City 100 companies are forces of economic opportunity, optimism and transformation in their communities. They lead the way in innovation, job creation and economic revitalization and it’s an honor to shine the spotlight on their leadership and accomplishments. In addition to excellence in business, these pioneering entrepreneurs have demonstrated a deep commitment to and passion for their communities, which significantly impact the wellbeing of their local economies”.
Now celebrating its 20th year, ICIC’s Inner City 100 list has long celebrated urban entrepreneurship. Since its inception, ICIC’s list has recognized 975 companies, which have seen average growth rates of more than 400 percent during a five-year period and have collectively created more than 126,000 meaningful jobs in America’s distressed and underserved communities and neighborhoods. The Inner City 100 program opens doors for other budding urban entrepreneurs and stimulates inner city business development and job creation through recognition, networking and learning.
“These businesses and their owners are a testament to the impact innovation and entrepreneurship have had in rejuvenating urban areas across the U.S. Companies such as (COMPANY NAME) are experiencing revenue growth and increased investment, which are in turn creating more jobs and economic opportunity for citizens in the communities where these companies call home” said ICIC President and COO, Matt Camp.
2018 Inner City 100 by the numbers:
Average growth rate of 436 percent between 2013 and 2017
Represent 46 cities in 23 states
Employed 10,085 individuals in 2017
Created 5,516 new jobs in the last five years
On average, 36 percent of employees live in same neighborhood as the company.
Average company age is 15 years
Average 2016 revenue is $14.8 million
31 percent are women-led
38 percent are minority-led
Represent 26 industries
CEOs from the winning companies were invited to the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards, two days of robust networking opportunities and educational sessions led by Fortune 500 executives and academics from top-tier universities, including Harvard Business School. Past winners have reported connecting with multi-million dollar investors as a result of appearing on the Inner City 100 list and attending the Conference.
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
ICIC is a national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, and Santander Bank’s Cultivate Small Business program. Learn more at www.icic.org or @icicorg.
Hurricane Florence slammed into the North Carolina coast early on Friday, September 14, 2018, wreaking havoc on anything and anyone in its 400-mile-wide path. In the coastal and surrounding towns of Wilmington, New Bern, Morehead City, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, the storm slowed to a crawl and unleashed torrents of relentless rain and wind. Now the state is dealing with catastrophic inland flooding the likes of which most residents have never seen.
Days before the storm, Keller Williams’ leaders swung into action to ensure the safety of agents in partnership with KW Cares – a public charity that supports KW associates and their families.
“Our number one goal was to communicate the need to evacuate and take care of their personal safety. Our secondary goal was to assess property damage and personal needs,” said Ladd Gasparovic, operating principal for Keller Williams Wilmington.
Thanks to KW Cares’ disaster relief model, Gasparovic and others were able to quickly organize to help agents evacuate. Through social media, texts, and phone calls, they let every agent know that immediate funds were available through emergency grants from KW Cares to help them safely move away from the storm’s path.
“The speed with which KW Cares got money into the hands of our people who needed it was remarkable,” Gasparovic recalls.
Born in the Storm
Daniel Castro, a brand-new agent in Wilmington, received a grant from KW Cares just in time. His in-laws were visiting from Colombia, South America, for the imminent birth of his and his wife’s second child. At 39 weeks pregnant, a shelter wasn’t their best option, but it was one they would have to take if they couldn’t find an alternative.
When KW Cares learned about Daniel and his family, they wired money into his account and connected him with host homes in Bristol, Tennessee, where they could safely wait out the storm and have access to a hospital.
On Tuesday, September 18, the couple welcomed their daughter, Susanna Victoria Castro, into the world.
Castro is overwhelmed with the outpouring of care and concern. “Everyone here in Tennessee has been so good to us. They welcomed us with open arms and have checked on us to let us know they’re praying for us and looking out for us. KW Cares has made such a difference for us.”
Latwanna Singleton has a similar story. The grant she received from KW Cares helped her get to safety at a critical time. She had planned to hunker down at home so she’d be near the hospital when she went into labor. When the leadership in the market center inquired about whether she had a generator, she second-guessed her decision to stay. “After a short conversation with KW Cares, they had money in my account in less than two hours. We packed up the babies and got out.”
Just days after evacuating, Singleton delivered a healthy baby boy, Matthew Isaiah Jenkins.
Singleton says she is so proud to be a part of a company like Keller Williams, where everyone is treated like family. “I am ready to get back to work so that I can contribute to KW Cares and hopefully help someone in a similar situation at some point in the future.”
The Work Continues
To date, KW Cares has distributed 110 grants totaling $250,000 to those in need. Early last week, the organization set up a command center in New Bern to service the immediate needs of victims and over 100 volunteers have already assisted in clean up efforts.
“The biggest thing we can do right now is not just about the physical possessions or generators we bring, but when we can put our arms around someone else, tell them it’s going to be all right, and get them working again with a glimmer of hope,” says Tom Freireich, head of operations for the KW Disaster Relief Team.
As the rivers continue to rise, the worst of the flooding isn’t over yet. It may be weeks before power is restored and agents can return to their homes to evaluate the damage. Even so, Keller Williams will be there. When Mark Brenneman, regional director of the Carolinas, thinks of the support the region has received, he is overwhelmed with gratitude.
“The mantra of our company is ‘God, family, business,’ and sometimes we use words loosely. But in this case, I’ve got to experience and see over the last seven days what a true family Keller Williams Realty is. The support we’ve received is beyond comprehension. These next few days will be trying, but the amazing thing is that we will be here to support our family.”
To make a donation to those impacted by Hurricane Florence, volunteer, or receive assistance, please visit www.kwcares.org.
Today we are pleased to announce that Joe Martin has been named to the Washington, DC Keller Williams Capital Properties leadership team as the Team Leader at the Capitol Hill Market Center.
Joe joins fellow Team Leaders Mary Garner DeVoe in Dupont Circle, and Caitlin Martinez in Tenleytown to continue to grow our presence in the DC marketplace.
Joe began his career with KWCP six and a half years ago as the MCA of Capitol Hill | Dupont Circle before assuming his current brokerage-wide leadership role. Over the years, Joe has been directly involved in the launch of three new Market Centers and has led dozens of team members to achieve professional development success. This experience has helped him better understand how to foster the development of talent, and how to help the Market Centers meet the needs of KWCP Agent Entrepreneurs.
“I love the agent family that we have at Keller Williams Capital Properties, and my excitement comes from the opportunity to take on the dynamic role that inspires, leads, and develops our agents to be the best in the industry,” offered Joe. “This next stage for me is about delivering impact that transforms lives. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the platform of KWCP.”
In his day-to-day role, Joe will be focusing on improving Market Center operations, productivity, educational offerings, and technology resources. He will also work to attract and recruit more top producing agents and teams.
Originally from South Florida, Joe moved to Washington, DC to attend Catholic University where he started all four years on the CUA Football Team. He was named Captain his senior year, graduated at the top of his finance class, and was presented with the Wall Street Journal Award by the CUA Business Department for outstanding achievement. In his free time, Joe enjoys remodeling his Arlington condo, fishing, playing golf, or hitting the gym and spending time with his family, including his 110lb Rottweiler, Diesel.
Give Joe a shoutout or update his information to your address book: firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.243.7840
We’re pleased to share a big welcome to the new Team Leader of Keller Williams Capital Properties Rockville, Maryland Market Center – Jessica Olevsky – she officially starts her new role Monday, Sept. 17.
With more than 30 years of entrepreneurial know-how and real estate business acumen Jessica is well positioned for a larger, pivotal Team Leader role. Most recently Jessica has been working as an agent from KWCP Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
“After a few years of struggling with systems on a large volume team, I found the answers to my questions in MREA,” describes Jessica. “I knew the culture was right for me after Family Reunion 2017, and I signed my paperwork with Tim while still in Las Vegas! I firmly believe that our industry is only as strong as we work to make it – sharing our Culture, our Mission, and our Vision with others is how we will grow to be #1 in Montgomery County.”
In her new role, Jessica is excited to lead KWCP growth in MoCo by bringing her energy and vision to the Market Center and by working with the ALC to recruit top producers. She wants to establish KWCP Rockville as the destination for experienced agents to grow their businesses through KW tools and systems.
Born into a family of real estate professionals, Jessica began her career in commercial real estate in 1985, then launched a successful lighting and design company in Colorado before returning to the DC area in 2012. Licensed in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, she is certified in seller and buyer representation, real estate negotiation, land and farm, military relocation, home staging, property marketing and most importantly, market analytics.
Of special note, while as an Agent Entrepreneur with KWCP Bethesda Jessica was named a 2018 KW Cultural Ambassador at Mega Camp and shared that “Representing KWCP and our region was an amazing opportunity to see how agents across the world truly demonstrate our KW Culture, and our inclusiveness for every person to reach their potential through our collaborative and learning-based environment.”
Jessica balances family time with her five children (one is a Realtor®!) with an array of hobbies that include reading historical novels and biographies, wine collecting, cooking, organic gardening, and raising honey bees, as well as volunteering with GCAAR, and her synagogue, with her HOA, Hadassah, and the Interfaith Partnership for the Chesapeake. Whew!
Please join us in welcoming her to her new role by sending Jessica a note, and update or add her information to your contacts lists: email@example.com, 301.251.1221.
Today we are pleased to announce the official placement of Angela Sherrill as the Team Leader for the Springfield Market Center, one of Northern Virginia’s most productive real estate offices.
With nearly 25 years of real estate experience to share, and a commitment to the KW systems and models, Angela Sherrill is excited to be in the Team Leader role with a keen eye on helping Springfield agents to build bigger businesses and to assist them to better serve their clients. Most recently she has led KWCP Springfield as the Interim Team Leader since fall 2017.
“I really enjoy assisting people to find more ways to grow through real estate. What we do is directly tied to people’s hopes and dreams,” said Sherrill. “When I started out as an agent, I quickly realized that I was really passionate about this business, especially when it came to help make homeownership a reality for my clients. To be in this role means I will get to help more agents transform others’ lives through real estate.”
Angela began her career in Northern Virginia with Weichert Realtors, then spent time at Long & Foster, finally joining Keller Williams about six years ago. She immediately immersed into the systems, education, training, and tools to build her big business. Her experience includes having lead a small team ($18-22M), giving her a well-rounded perspective to best assist agents. When the opportunity arose to help start a new Market Center in Springfield in early 2015, she was on board.
In her day-to-day role with KWCP, Angela’s key objectives will be working with agents to focus on growing their existing businesses, to increasing the number of agents in the Market Center, to take the #1 position in the Springfield market.
When she’s not leading the market center, Angela is dedicated spending time with her family, and to directing B.L.A.S.T. (Bringing Learning And Sports Together) a non-profit organization that she founded with a mission to assist young women enter and fund college through athletics. The organization provides a vehicle to education, and in many cases, offers participants the realization that a dream of a higher education is not as far away as they once thought.
Angela will say her biggest and proudest accomplishment is being the mother of 10 children, and can attest to finding the balance of family and business through the KW models and systems – which allow her to be present – and everything else is a distant second.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018: WASHINGTON, DC – It was announced last night that Kymber Lovett-Menkiti, Regional Director for the Maryland/DC region for Keller Williams Realty International, and President of Sales for The Menkiti Group and for Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP), has been named to the Washington Business Journal 2018 40 Under 40 list of honorees, a group of the greater Washington, DC region’s brightest and best young business leaders under age 40.
“I am thrilled and humbled to be recognized among an incredible group of business leaders in the Washington, DC region, and among standout women in particular,” said Lovett-Menkiti. “When I reflect on my journey to this point, I’m proud to say I have built my career in doing what I love most – in doing good while doing well, succeeding in business while serving the community. I’m fortunate to have many talented people around me that challenge and inspire me each day to transforming lives, careers, and communities through real estate,” she added.
Since the founding of The Menkiti Group in 2004, and subsequent founding of KWCP in 2006, Kymber has demonstrated outstanding performance as a sales driver for the two companies and helped to generate significant revenue growth. Both entities have been consistently recognized on the INC. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies for a collective 14 times and have also been recognized by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as fastest growing inner-city businesses in the United States for a combined seven times.
In January 2018, Kymber accepted the role of Regional Director for the Maryland/District of Columbia Region of KWRI, directing growth for 19 Market Center offices, with close to 5,000 real estate professionals, and is the first African American woman to hold as high a position in the company. Washingtonian Magazine has named Kymber a Top Real Estate Agent multiple years, and in 2015, she was recognized by Washington SmartCEO as a 2015 Brava award winner for distinguished achievement as a member of Greater Washington’s top women business leaders.
Kymber is a charter member and Board Chair of the CPMG Foundation, a joint project of The Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties created to support the housing, education, and entrepreneurship needs in the DC Metro area, Kymber is also a founding member of the board for DC WISE, (Women in Solidarity for Empowerment), a Washington, DC non-profit organization established to support organizations that serve women and children. To date, the organization has contributed more than $650,000 to the communities in which it serves.
Magna cum laude graduate of James Madison University with a degree in Social Work, Kymber also holds two Master’s Degrees in Social Work, and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. An Associate Broker and licensed REALTOR® in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, she has been a long-time resident of the District of Columbia and enjoys celebrating the culture and big city luxuries of the urban setting while appreciating the small-town comforts of its neighborhoods and communities with her husband and three active boys.
KWCP’s nearly 1000 associates closed a record-breaking year in 2017 logging $2,223,217,224 in Sales Volume and 4,775 transaction sides, a 6% increase from 2016 numbers.
KWCP, with seven Washington, DC metro-area offices, stands as one of the fastest-growing Keller Williams Realty International brokerages ranking in the Top 15 of all KW franchises across all three lists.
KWCP is honored to be ranked among the best and believes this is a testament to the strength of our business and the dedication of our incredible Agent Entrepreneurs, who work each day to help the company grow as a leader in the region, and across the country.
Addition of Carroll as a senior level executive enhances the 1,000 agents strong brokerage for continued growth and expansion across greater Washington, DC metropolitan region.
Washington, DC – Keller Williams Capital Properties, a top 100 residential real estate brokerage in the U.S., and a top 15 Keller Williams Realty International franchise, announced today that Dontae Carroll will become the new Chief Operating Officer for its eight regional offices throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
“We are very fortunate to have connected with Dontae, who is known in our industry to be a highly regarded senior leader, with extensive operational insight in some of the leading brokerages across the country. The addition of Dontae to our team will strengthen our ability to help our 1,000 Agent Entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses,” said KW Capital Properties CEO and Co-Founder Bo Menkiti.
Brandon Green, Co-Founder and Principal Broker added, “With this move, we are excited to advance the attraction and growth of more top agents, as we continue to capture more market share in the region and lead the way for real estate professionals.”
“The Keller Williams model has always fascinated me and seeing how Keller Williams Capital Properties is an industry leading company, I knew this would be a good fit with tremendous opportunity,” commented Carroll. “I’m really eager to learn all I can about the company that Bo Menkiti and Brandon Green have built and led over the last 14 years so that I can leverage the many assets of the organization to help take it to new heights,” he added.
Most recently Dontae Carroll was a senior executive and regional manager at Long & Foster Real Estate, where he oversaw 19 offices and realized success in managing and leading service teams. Prior to starting with Long & Foster in 2011, Carroll held similar roles for large real estate organizations such as Century 21 and RE/MAX. Carroll began his real estate career in 2000 and later became a Certified Brokerage Real Estate Manager, coming to the role at KWCP with over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Prior to joining Long & Foster, Carroll worked with Century 21 in a number of positions, including regional director for brokerage services in eastern Pennsylvania and Maryland, general manager for a highly productive firm in Southern Maryland, and as Mid-Atlantic vice president of business development. He also worked at RE/MAX as a management consultant for the eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware brokerages. Carroll specializes in coaching, business planning, business development, strategic planning, and sales operations.Carroll received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from Loyola University in Maryland in 1996 and is a licensed realtor in Maryland, where he’s been a lifelong resident. He and his wife have two children.
For more information about Keller Williams Capital Properties, or for growth opportunities with KWCP, contact Dontae Carroll at 202.733.5474, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit KWCapitalProperties.com
The 2018 SP200 (Swanepoel Power 200) and other Real Estate industry recognition lists are the definitive rankings of the leaders and executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry published annually by T3 Sixty.
On the SP2018 Trendsetters list is Keller Williams Capital Properties CEO and Founder Bo Menkiti, in an exclusive list of 20 other innovators, dealmakers, and movers-and-shakers who made a noteworthy impact over the last year.
Standing at the top in the #1 spot of this year’s Power 200 list is Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty International, and he is joined on the list by KW colleagues, including CEO John Davis (#7), Regional Owner and KW Board Member Mary Tennant (#74), MAPS CEO Diana Kokoszka (#89), Josh Team, Chief Innovation Officer (#134), and several other Regional Owners.
Other lists recognize Corporate Executives, Power Brokers, Technology Executives, ORE Executives, Women Leaders, Emerging Leaders, Trendsetters, and Social Influencers. In all the Swanepoel lists include 360 industry professionals, of more than an estimated 6 million professionals worldwide.
The SP200 team invests more than 400 hours analyzing hundreds of bios, annual reports and transaction and sales volume data. They send hundreds of requests for additional information, personally verifying announcements, stats, and actions that took place over the past year. Then they spend several days in a room deliberating who, what and why.
Real Estate Industry leaders are evaluated based on the office they hold, the decision-making power associated with the office, the financial resources at their disposal, their organization’s industry significance and geographical reach, public announcements about imminent changes, their tenure and their personal influence in the industry.
Congratulations to Malia Tarasek, a KWCP Associate with The Bob Lucido Worldwide Network, for the recent announcement that she’s a finalist for REALTOR® Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. Licensed since 2013, Malia joined the KWCP family in September 2017 as an Accredited Buyers Representative and absolutely loves what she does.
Born and raised in Vienna, VA, Malia’s deep-seated Northern Virginia roots have enabled her to become a neighborhood specialist quickly in DC. Not only is she a valued asset to clients, she is committed to helping her community and was appointed by her peers as the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network co-chair for 2 years, and now serves on NVAR’s Education Advisory group.
Show your support for Malia by voting Every Day, on Every Device at bit.ly/VoteMalia through Friday, March 23rd!
Today we’re excited to share the news of the installment of Marla Shea as the new Team Leader for the Keller Williams Capital Properties Rockville Market Center.
Marla has more than 25 years of sales expertise, entrepreneurial know-how, accomplishments, and business acumen that have positioned her to carry out the pivotal role of Team Leader. She is excited and eager to help other agents reach their highest levels of success, to contribute to the growth of the Rockville Market Center, to cultivate relationships and attract Rockville area Realtors®, and work together to grow the culture in the office to increase the charitable outreach in the community.
“I fell in love with KWCP the moment I walked into a Market Center. Becoming part of this award-winning leadership team is a dream come true. I am grateful to be engaged with an organization with such positive energy that is committed to community service and collaboration, and to one that grows associates both personally and professionally to their highest level of happiness and excellence.
The KW systems and models feel like home to me, and nothing makes me happier than sharing our wealth of expertise and wisdom….and then watching people FLY! I cannot wait to see where 2018 and beyond leads our KWCP family.”
New to KWCP, Marla joined the real estate community in 2016. Her early career was as a successful Television Broadcast sales Executive with ABC, NBC & FOX for 12 years. During that time she flipped 17 homes, then followed her passion and lifelong dream to do more of the same, so she co-founded T&M Design & Construction, Inc. in 2001, serving the greater Philadelphia area. In 2004, when her two children and their father were diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and other pre-existing conditions, Marla sold her construction business and began her journey as a special needs/mental health advocate for Tourette families and families with special needs everywhere.
She Chaired the Greater Washington Tourette Society (now Mid Atlantic Tourette Society) for 6 years serving the Virginia, Maryland and DC constituent needs while continually growing the chapter base and fundraising efforts through existing members and with the development of strong community outreach programs. After ten (10) years Marla Co-Founded Tourette International Community of Support (TICS) to reach an even larger community of families needing advocacy and support. As Co-founder/Vice Chair, and Executive Director she worked to unify and inspire the Global Tourette community, to educate international lawmakers, to inform law enforcement and educators about the truths about Tourette’s, expanding to nine states in the U.S., and to over thirteen countries internationally.
In 2011 Marla was honored by being selected into the inaugural class of Williams & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe Law School for Special Needs Advocacy (ISEA) where she became a Certified Special Needs/Mental Health Advocate. She spends much of her free time advocating for families of special needs children in school systems across the U.S., ensuring they receive the best education and services possible.
In her day-to-day role with KWCP, Marla’s key objectives will be to grow the Rockville Market Center with great enthusiasm and a roster of top producing agents and to positively and significantly affect the real estate market in the greater Rockville area.
A busy mother of two beautiful daughters Devyn (23), Rheagan (18), and their Little Boy Chihuahua Man Mateo (12) Marla is a lifelong traveler, foodie, and lover of family, friends, music, and useless movie quotes. Clearly very passionate about real estate, and about life, Marla thrives when others succeed.
Please join us in welcoming her to her new role by sending Marla a note, and update or add her information to your contacts lists: Mshea@kwcapitalproperties.com, 202.352.3100.
Today we’re excited to share the news of the installment of Marriah Unruh as the new Team Leader for one of our newest Market Centers, Keller Williams Capital Properties Stafford, VA.
An experienced, award-winning real estate professional, Marriah has more than 16 years of experience, accomplishments, entrepreneurial know-how, and business acumen that has positioned her to carry out the pivotal role of Team Leader. She is excited and eager to help other agents reach their highest levels of success, to be a part of the growth of the Market Center, to cultivate relationships and attract Stafford area realtors, and work together to grow the culture in the office and to increase the charitable outreach in the community.
“This opportunity was a no-brainer for me, because of the tremendous environment that Bo and Brandon have created for agents as compared to other brokerages. I feel very connected to the company, and it became clear very quickly that the forces that drive KWCP leadership are what empower their associates to be as successful as possible, and to give back to the community. I’m excited to be an integral part of the future of KWCP Stafford and to attract more agents that share that mindset.”
Not only a very familiar name in the KWCP family, Marriah Unruh is also highly recognized in the greater Northern Virginia real estate community as a top producing agent, a key industry advocate, a powerful and dedicated volunteer, and a Keller Williams cultural ambassador. She started her career in 2001 and quickly rose to gain her Associate Broker’s license a few years later. She achieved ASP designation in 2006, and has been recognized as a Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) Multi-Million Dollar Top Producer, an NVAR Lifetime Top Producer, the Unruh team has appeared in Washingtonian’s Best Real Estate Agents Top Team List, and she has been the #1 Realtor® in Aquia Harbour by sales since 2008. A champion of the Keller Williams belief system and the mission of KWCP to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate, she fully embraced the opportunities to serve the brokerage and in the community, including: member of the NVAR Grievance Committee, (2013-2017); NVAR Cares Vice Chair (2017), and as a KW Regional Cultural Ambassador, (2016). In 2018 Marriah will Chair the NVAR Cares committee.
Most recently at KWCP Fairfax, Marriah was the Lead Associate Broker, and served for four years in the highly impactful roles of ALC member, and as Cultural Chair, most notably seeing over many RED Day events with her typical and infectious energy, enthusiasm, heartfelt dedication, and fanatical approach to making each event better than the next.
In her day-to-day role with KWCP, Marriah’s key objectives will be to oversee the relocation of the Market Center to a new home, to launch the office with great enthusiasm and a roster of top producing agents, and to positively and significantly affect the real estate market in the greater Stafford area.
A busy mother of three and a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, Marriah is clearly passionate about real estate, and about life, and she thrives when others succeed. To wind down, she enjoys playing the guitar and Aerial Silks – maybe it’s time to have a serious discussion about that KWCP talent show!
Please join us in welcoming her to her new role by sending Marriah a note and update /add her info in your contacts: email@example.com, 703.855.5084. Watch for more news and updates in the coming weeks on the buildout progress of the Market Center, and an official grand opening launch date later in the spring.