Adriana Morrell, Associate Broker
When Adriana purchased her first home, she realized that she might be good at helping others find comfortable homes. She was right. After twelve years as a real estate agent, the sense of satisfaction she receives by matching people to new homes has confirmed her intuition. She enjoys the selling and negotiating process equally and has helped buyer realize a homes attributes and has also helped sellers throughout Fairfield County get top dollar for their homes.
Buying or selling a home is very personal. At Adriana & Company, they take it personally. Helping you and your family achieve a smooth successful transaction in the location with best suits your needs is the main goal. Having lived all over Connecticut, Adriana has knowledge of many markets, communities and the personalities of those areas. Understanding the flavors of each she can help you determine which area corresponds to your specific requirements.
Adriana is a true student of the markets she covers. Having graduated from Columbia University with a major in English Literature, she understands the importance of doing your homework. "I love learning the markets and keeping track of the home buying and selling trends in our communities." That's how she differentiates herself from the rest of the real estate world. "Extensive research... I go beyond crossing my T's and dotting my I's. I want to help people understand everything physical and financial about the property they are considering and the location in which they are purchasing before the deal is done." she says. Adriana has extensive knowledge of the real estate markets throughout Fairfield County and New Haven as well.
Jonathan Makovsky, Realtor
Jonathan Makovsky formerly from Ernst & Young and BlackRock, where he was involved with large real estate acquisitions and dispositions, overseeing portfolios, spearheading sales, marketing, and operations of two different companies. Jonathan graduated from Queens College summa cum laude with a B.A. in accounting.
Jonathan runs an investment group and is a licensed real estate professional in Connecticut and New York. He has been successfully investing in Connecticut real estate since 2014.
Kim Handelman, Realtor
Kim brings many talents to her real estate agent position. She has 20 years experience in the advertising industry. Working as an art director/creative director in agencies such as Ogilvy & Mather, McCann Erickson, Foote Cone & Belding, Digitas, and more, she learned how to work as a team player in a very high stress environment. While at the big agencies, her focus was on TV, print, branding, interactive and direct mail. She understands the marketing process from beginning to end. But more importantly, she understands that in real estate, every home is a unique product and therefore deserves it’s own custom promotional plan to show it in it’s best light.
Lisa White, Associate Broker
Lisa White brings us her experience as contractor, designer, and architect for her renovation company Breakwater 2000, and has been doing renovations and additions since 2000. Lisa has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and works most often in Upper Fairfield, Western New Haven, and lower Litchfield counties. Her experience and organizational skills make her a very helpful broker every step of the way. And she also likes to ski.
Lisa enjoys helping people find their new home and has been a member of her community for 22 years. By virtue of her work with renovations, she knows houses inside and out, and enjoys tearing them down and rebuilding them to suit the homeowner's lifestyle and needs. She helps sellers look at their houses through the eyes of the buyer, without emotional attachment, and helps prospective buyers know when they've found "the one."
Robin Helburn, Realtor
Robin Helburn comes to us from the legal industry, where she was a technical consultant, managing a portfolio of clients along with day-to-day operations for her team. She's a 'people person' who loves helping others to better their lives and enjoys assisting first-time home buyers through what can be a rigorous process. Originally from New York, Robin made her most recent move from New Canaan to Milford and considers it one of Connecticut's best-kept secrets. (Shhh!)
Robin's background in project management lends itself to her detail-oriented organizational skills - there's really nothing she can't handle. She is no stranger to working around the clock and previous clients will attest that her punctuality is a godsend. Her hustle and tenacity help clients find what they need, when they need it.
Ed Wise, Realtor
Ed Wise comes to us with 25 years of experience in property management as a Procurement Manager, where he was responsible for contracts and purchases of nearly 2,000 housing units. "Mr. Ed," as some call him, attended Texas Western College and graduated from the Alliance School of Real Estate Management. He works Fairfield and New Haven counties, and has lived in Connecticut for 45+ years.
Ed enjoys working with first-time home buyers and guiding them through the trenches of real estate warfare. He finds that most people, especially first timers, don't understand how involved the process can be. But worry not - Ed aims to make the experience as smooth and seamless as he can for his clients. In his free time, Ed can be found walking on the beach or reading a good book. Feel free to make recommendations!