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When it comes to real estate, Tommy Kanarellis has done it all. As
the former owner of a mortgage company that funded residential and commercial
loans, he understands the financial commitment involved for buyers and sellers
in their real estate transactions. Being on the financial side of the home
buying equation gifted Tommy with a deep understanding of the financial
commitment involved for buyers and sellers in their real estate transactions.
Organized, efficient, reliable, meticulous, detail oriented, and always responsive, Tommy is driven to succeed in any endeavor he undertakes. He thrives on the fast pace and unique challenges of real estate transactions. “No two days or two deals are alike and you are continuously meeting new people and learning something new,” he states. “You can be in this business for 20 years and still be learning.” Tommy wasn’t born in Houston, but he got here as fast as he could. Originally from Santa Barbara and raised in Singapore, Tommy moved with his family to Katy when he was 12 years old and graduated from Taylor High School. He attended the UT Austin and returned in 2003 to settle permanently in Houston.
A dedicated volunteer for worthy causes, Tommy is a Lifetime Ambassador for Texas Children’s Hospital. His additional commitments include Dachshund Rescue of Houston and Dec My Room. Tommy is a steward of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Houston. He is also a member of Watch Enthusiasts of New York (WENY), a private, by-invitation-only social club founded in 2005 for watch collectors. He enjoys cooking with his family and friends, traveling and snow skiing.
A native Houstonian, Beth Cassidy is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, Certified Home Marketing Specialist, and is certified in home staging. In 2016, she sold one of the ten most expensive homes in Houston. During the 2017 Super Bowl, Beth served as a Game City Showcase Ambassador at the request of the Houston Mayor’s office.
When she’s not providing her clients with the tools they need to find the perfect home, Beth volunteers for the Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation, Child Advocates and The Liver Foundation. She enjoys decorating, cooking, exercising and traveling. She considers her children, family and friends her most valued possessions.
The latest in our #AgentsOfCarnan series, Gordana Vickers brings global business savvy to the Carnan Properties team. After graduating from Colgate University with a degree in International Relations, Gordana worked as an Operations Manager for several international oil companies in New York and Houston. The fast paced oil industry demanded strong organizational and problem solving skills, as well as strong customer relations, paving the way for Gordana’s second career in residential real estate.
Now a full time Realtor® Associate, she treats her clients like family, making them her top priority. Gordana guides and cares for her clients through closing and after the sale, providing a wealth of knowledge about the Houston lifestyle- neighborhoods, schools, and other aspects of the city- so they can make the best decision possible when buying or selling a home.
Like his favorite neighborhood EaDo, Keaon Hobson is drawn to the eclectic nature of his native Houston, from the businesses to the entertainment to the people to the food. The mix of historical communities and newer builds all over the city make it one of the most exciting times to buy a new home, and as the market continues to energize and reshape the city he is dedicated to helping his clients secure and enjoy the next chapter of their lives. His background in finance gives Keaon unique insight into the investment aspects of the home buying process, and he uses those skills to find properties that will grow with his clients. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, buying a home is a big decision, and Keaon prides himself on making the process as seamless as possible and free of surprises.
Keaon came to the City of Houston when he was 10 years old, growing up in Bellaire and graduating from St. Pius. He attended Bryant University in Rhode Island on a full football scholarship, but decided he preferred academics to flag patterns and gave it up to pursue economics at the University of Houston. Before coming to Carnan, he was in energy investment banking, served as Captain at the award-winning restaurant Pass & Provisions, and was the bourbon steward- aka whiskey sommelier- at the Four Seasons. In his free time, you can find Keaon enjoying a fine meal, attending spirit tastings, or challenging himself with active outdoor experiences.
After moving from New York to Houston David Gugino immediately fell in love with The Houston Polo Club. Since then, he’s been a member for over 15 years. In that time he’s also become an expert in the Houston high-rise market. Drop by the field and let him help you on your next high-rise home. #HoustonHighRiseExpert
Texas native Rhine McNeill began his career in real estate shortly after he graduated from the University of Houston. In the 30+ years since, he has become one of the most well-recognized, sought after, and top producing agents in the Houston area. Rhine specializes in Houston’s finer neighborhoods: Montrose, the Galleria, Upper Kirby, River Oaks, Rice/Medical, Southgate, West University, Bellaire, The Heights, Memorial, the Energy Corridor, and beyond.
Rhine’s commitment to his clients stands on a foundation of clarity, market knowledge, problem-solving, communication and vision. In fact, he is often consulted by his peers to help with challenging situations. He stays up-to-date with the constantly changing real estate market and engages his own passionate eye for architecture to discover the perfect properties for his clients. Using his expertise, his network, his dynamic personality, and his decades of experience, Rhine breaks down challenges and leads the way as the REALTOR® in their corner, which has led to a repeat and referral based business.
Rhine has been recognized by numerous publications as one of the top agents in the City of Houston, and he’s had the privilege to work with some of the best real estate firms in town, having served on the Agent Council of each. In 2017, he discovered the opportunity to take Houston real estate to the next level and joined the team at Carnan Properties.
When Rhine isn’t serving his clients, or closing on a property, he enjoys the arts, architecture, museums, and loves to ski, sail, cycle and travel, as well as support numerous local charities.
Susan Collins, the Galleria Guru, has been selling real estate for over a decade with a big Texas smile, zest for life and copious knowledge of all aspects of the industry. She takes pride in matching each client with a home that is best suited for their needs. Working closely with buyers and sellers, from start to finish, she provides a stress free transaction. Her goal is to provide the highest level of service and professionalism, coupled with honesty and integrity.
Husband and wife Jesse Ulloa and Ayde Mejia Henao, also known as the Kasa Mia Team, sold their last listing in 13 days. This was after it had been with two other firms over the course of a year.
People choose to work with brother and sister Carlos and Connie Zubizarreta because they’re true experts bringing deep knowledge with assisting clients in selling, buying, and leasing residential and commercial properties. They bring rooted knowledge of the local markets in neighborhoods all over Houston, including the Galleria, Memorial, River Oaks, West University, Sugar Land, Katy, the Woodlands, and Kingwood. Always in pursuit of the best deal for their clients, they provide an exceptional experience serving both international and domestic clientele. Fluent in English and Spanish, they build relationships based on trust and centered on professionalism, consistently.
Native Houstonian Melissa d’Attilio fulfills the real estate needs of local and worldwide clientele. Her addition to Carnan Properties has been not only the next step in her career but also a homecoming in her personal history after 30 years of residing and working in New York City in the fashion industry. During her time in the northeast, she founded Fly Productions Creative, an acclaimed production company that produces top quality fashion shows and special events for world renowned clients. Services she has provided include conceptual consulting, event design, set design, project management, technical execution, show direction, artists procurement, budget negotiations and management, all with logistical precision.
When Melissa isn’t assisting buyers in finding the home they have always wanted, she enjoys Ashtanga Mysore yoga, photography, working with artists in various mediums, animal rescue, entertaining, traveling, surfing and being a motivational speaker to students of all ages.
Since starting his career as a Realtor® in 1998, John Marr has seen the tastes and trends of Houston’s luxury real estate market evolve from expansive single-family homes to trendy four-story townhomes and into today’s world of high-rise condominiums. The revitalization of neighborhoods like the Heights and Downtown have created dynamic new centers of high-end culture that fit any lifestyle, and John is more energized than ever to get his clients in on the ground floor of Houston’s continued evolution.
When he isn’t immersed in Houston’s new condominium developments, John enjoys playing the role of uncle to his nieces, nephews, and cousins. He also donates extensively to his favorite charity, Dec My Room, which employs volunteers to decorate the hospital rooms of children to create a healing space and ease their extended stay.
Andrea Smith has been actively involved in the real estate industry for more than 17 years. Ten of those years were spent working in the title business with lenders where she garnered a complete understanding of all aspects of real estate transactions. She’s an incredibly knowledgeable realtor and can confidently guide her clients through every transaction.
Andrea is a 3rd generation Texan and a 2nd generation Houstonian, and has had a front row seat for the city’s transformation. Growing up, she explored every corner of every neighborhood and surrounding township. She knows the streets of the city first hand and what each market has to offer her clients. Her knowledge and excitement for what’s possible in Houston is what drives her passion for her home city’s real estate market. She believes that getting the best value for her clients’ sale or purchase hinges on providing ethical and efficient representation.
Not only does she volunteer in her free time, but she also loves to cook. She scratch-makes bread, pasta, pie crust, even her daughters baby food when she was young.
Working partners Patricia Sayegh and Susan Sajadi headed to meet a client for lunch. These two working moms specialize in the Galleria area as wells the areas where they each live; Patricia in WestU and Susan in Memorial; giving them access to three of Houston’s hottest and most prestigious markets.