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Kevin Brunell has been an involved resident of his 14th Street neighborhood for over 7 years, and brings the deep knowledge and experience necessary to find the best properties for his clients and assist in their real estate needs across the DMV. As an active member in his field, Kevin has served on the Public Policy Committee at DCAR, and as Board President for The Wanda Alston Foundation. Kevin’s involvement in his local community extends to his personal interests, which include Bikram Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, rowing, running, hiking, traveling around the world, and pursuing his private pilot’s license.

Kevin’s professionalism and individualized service exceed client expectations, whether you are a first-time buyer or seasoned investor. Many of Kevin’s clients have often commented on how well he listened to their unique wants and needs, making sure to find a home they really love.

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David Getson grew up in northern Virginia, near to his eventual home in Washington, DC’s Logan neighborhood. In 2002, he began as a buyer’s agent at a Coldwell Banker office in Washington, DC, distinguishing himself with the personal attention with which he showed his clients. In 2005, after a year of conversations and transactions where the represented clients on different sides of the table, he partnered with a local agent at a competing firm, Mandy Mills, and joined the brand new boutique agency, Hounshell Real Estate.

In 2006, they added their first assistant and in 2007, officially became the Mandy & David Team, in response to the demands of the marketplace. With their business continuing to grow, they moved three blocks to the downtown Coldwell Banker office in 2011, which offered them both more resources and the strength of the firm’s international name recognition.

In 2011, they were the #1 Coldwell Banker agents in DC and were included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the Top 250 Real Estate Teams in the Country, with just over $51 Million in sales. In 2012, they topped $100 Million in sales, placing them in the Top 10 of Coldwell Banker nationwide and at #90 in the country on the Wall Street Journal list.

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A self-proclaimed military brat, Christopher moved six times before he was eight years old, which sparked his passion for real estate at a very young age.

After a career as a professional ballet dancer was cut short by injury, Christopher worked his way through college in Baltimore and enjoyed a tenured career as a marketing executive before he rediscovered his childhood passion and pursued real estate professionally, which Christopher proclaims as “the most fulfilling career decision I’ve ever made.”

Bringing more than 15 years of professional experience to each real estate transaction, Christopher’s proven ability to deliver specialized services to a wide variety of clientele demonstrates his “Client-Centered” approach to business, which continues to serve as his philosophy today.

Christopher helps Buyers and Sellers successfully achieve their real estate goals with remarkable business acumen and astute negotiation skills. His performance helping clients navigate the intricacies of the DC metro area’s complex real estate market has earned him several Top Producer awards and more than $60 million in closed transaction volume since 2012.

In 2015, after spending several years working side-by-side building successful careers as individual real estate agents, Christopher Bulka & John Peters merged their businesses and created Bulka/Peters Residential. The dynamic partnership between these two highly respected Realtors allows them to combine their superior customer service, innovative marketing techniques, skilled negotiation strategies and professional transaction management to enhance their clients’ home buying and selling experiences.

When he’s not working, Christopher enjoys dining out, spending time with friends and family, and being outdoors as much as possible. He is currently the Treasurer of the Crispus Attucks Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community organization, which owns and operates Crispus Attucks Park in Washington, DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood, where Christopher and his partner recently completed a top-to-bottom renovation of their circa 1900 Victorian home.

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A Southern gentleman at heart, Donnell received his formal education in Virginia. Upon graduating from the College of William & Mary, he moved to Washington, DC and began his career in Financial Services. From retail banking branch management to investment banking to insurance services, he mastered the skills necessary to advise his clients on the best ways to manage their financial portfolio.

He obtained his real estate license in 2001. Drawing from his financial background and personal experience, Donnell is able to advise his clients on the best options for locating, financing and renovating their properties for personal use or for investment purposes.

He is happy to share his contacts with his clients and sphere of influence so that they have the same access to his network of experts.

Donnell specializes in residential real estate in DC and Maryland. He currently resides in the Brookland neighborhood with his partner and their two dogs.

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Ty has been a top-producing agent in the DC metro market for more than 17 years, In addition, he has worked in Los Angeles for several years and between the two areas, he has been consistently recognized as a top producer since his auspicious start in 2000.

Honest, resolute and knowledgeable, Ty’s focus on customer service and up-to-the-minute market tracking have earned him a sterling reputation as one of the industry’s finest. Along with his business partner, Sheila Mooney, the two are known for saving their clients’ valuable time thus resulting in an effortless experience.

Ty has lived in several DC neighborhoods including Dupont Circle, U Street, Capitol Hill, and Adams Morgan. Having been a resident in these areas has provided him with a comprehensive knowledge of and an insider status of the neighborhoods he serves. He currently resides in the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, DC.

Ty received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, graduating with honors from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He was fortunate to have worked professionally as an actor appearing in leading stage roles throughout the country. In addition, he earned his Master’s Degree in Education from The George Washington University and taught third grade at Somerset Elementary School in Montgomery County.

Hailing from a small town in Ohio, Ty is the youngest of 6 children and grew up in a blue-collar family where he nurtured the value of hard work as a way to distinguish himself from others – a key driver in his dedication to integrity and professionalism with his clients.

Ty is involved in many local charities including the Whitman Walker Clinic, Martha’s Table and the SITAR Center for Performing Arts.

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Born in Miami, Florida, Mark relocated to the DC metro region at the age of 8. He was raised by a hard-working waitress and a officer in the Army’s Paratroopers. His father served in WWII. Mark attended the University of Mary Washington and later became an expert in the hospitality industry. Transforming venues with declining sales became a passion. With that passion, Mark decided to help individuals achieve financial independence through home ownership, so in 2002, under the Coldwell Banker brand, Mark became a Realtor. Mark Rutstein’s various television appearances, as well as awards, support his love and success in the industry. Now, following the technology advanced brokerage, he is under the Compass name!

Mark is an active member of the community, volunteering his time with multiple community organizations and events. His involvement in the community brings knowledge of the local businesses, nightlife, museums, and transportation that is important while buying or selling a home.

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Dyle grew up in Juneau, Alaska and graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a BA in Political Science. In 2008, Dyle earned a prestigious internship on the Hill and immediately fell in love with the city and its rich history and culture. Several years later, Dyle moved off the Hill and into the private sector; however, he ultimately decided to make a career change and follow his passion – real estate.

Dyle joined The Mandy & David Team in the Spring of 2014 as a Licensed Contract Coordinator. In this role, Dyle managed the “contract to close” process for clients, helping buyers and sellers navigate the inspections, contingencies, and logistics they encounter on the path to settlement. Dyle has since moved on to become a full-time agent. Bringing with him a deep understanding of the intricacies of the transaction process and familiarity with the DC market, Dyle helps his clients to achieve their dreams and start their next chapters.

In his spare time, you can find Dyle taking a fitness class at Vida, [solidcore] or Flywheel; enjoying brunch along 14th St.; catching a show at 9:30 Club; or shopping at one of the city’s many farmers markets. Always with his hand on the pulse, Dyle enjoys challenging himself and trying everything at least once.

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Michael’s guiding principle in real estate is fun. Since moving to D.C. in 2003, he has developed a deep, contagious love of the city, and a commitment to helping his clients enjoy real estate as much as he does. With almost $30 million in sales in a variety of neighborhoods, Michael is poised to help clients buy and sell throughout D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. In 2015, Michael joined Compass to combine his passion for customer service with the best technology to serve his clients.

Michael began his real estate career with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, where he won a variety of awards, including the 2013 GCAAR Rookie of the Year Award for his business success and contributions to the community. Before real estate, Michael spent over 10 years cultivating his negotiation and sales skills while building elite teams of salespeople at high-profile companies, including Apple and Pottery Barn.

As a resident of the Shaw neighborhood, Michael works closely with the Shaw Main Streets organization. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The DC Center for the LGBT Community, and he is on the Executive Committee for the Lupus Foundation of America DMV’s Annual Gala.

As part of his commitment to the community and the real estate industry, Michael chairs the DC Association of Realtors (DCAR) Communication Committee, serves on the DCAR Board of Directors, and is the Vice-Chair of the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors (GCAAR) Community Service Committee.

Michael enjoys spending time with his partner and their Miniature Pincher, and he stays active training with CrossFit, and engaging in a variety of social sports (badly). He ran his first (and only) marathon in 2010. Michael loves to travel, and to indulge in delicious food and good wine at the many fabulous restaurants right here in D.C. He has a love of movies and TV, including an unhealthy obsession with anything produced by Bravo.

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Jeff Taylor is a Realtor Associate with 12 years of real estate sales experience. He began his real estate career in Texas, with a focus on residential sales and commercial property management. After relocating to Washington, D.C., his passion for real estate grew, as did his love for the city, the architecture, and the people. Jeffrey has been featured in Washington Life and The Washington Post for historic condominium sales and rentals in Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and Shaw – where he resides. Jeff prides himself on local expertise, strategic marketing efforts, and a commitment to offering his clients an unsurpassed level of service and attention.

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Jenn Smira combines relentlessness, diplomacy, negotiating skills, and a can-do attitude that sets her apart from the pack. She is every client’s advocate, working until each has found the best home or sold for the right price. Her many repeat clients are a testimony to her dedication and results, as is her ranking among the top 10 agents in the city.

Recognized for her leadership in the field, she was selected in 2014 for the DC Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors. She currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors and the Public Policy Committee.

After years on Capitol Hill and then Shepherd Park, Jenn and her family now live in Chevy Chase. Jenn plays basketball, runs half marathons, and unleashes her creative side through her cooking.

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