Taylor is the top choice for clients who want high-quality representation. An advisor to his clients, he fully understands his client’s needs and works diligently to attain the best result while smoothing the sales process. Whether it’s finding a home off-market, selling a unique property, or consulting with a buyer new to the DC area, Taylor’s strength lies in making effective decisions based on clients’ goals.
Known for expertly negotiating a competitive offer and thinking outside the box, Taylor has built a solid reputation amongst buyers and sellers working on one of their most important life decisions. With a degree in Business and Communications from Northeastern University and his work experience at Department of Defense, Hilton Hotels, and numerous small corporations, Taylor’s background provides him with the ability to create confidence and ease in his approach to all real estate transactions.
Taylor attributes his love for real estate to growing up in the architecturally stunning city of Newport, Rhode Island. His other passions include travel, photography, and hunting for D.C.’s best coffee. He resides in the H-Street neighborhood and can often be found biking around the city or walking his mutt, Ella.
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.
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.
John was born and raised in Oklahoma, attended college in Nashville, Tennessee and finally chose Washington, DC as his adopted hometown in 2000. Seeking a wide breadth of professional experiences, John worked in the banking, small business management, and IT fields before finding his career passion in helping people buy and sell real estate.
John’s client-centered approach to his business has set him apart in the industry by making his clients feel at ease and informed so they can make the best decisions on one of the most important financial transactions in their lives. John believes that expertise, honesty, communication, and responsiveness are the keys to a successful relationship with his clients.
John began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker where he quickly rose to be one of the top-producing agents in the firm. With over $46 million in sales volume since 2012, John has experience representing clients in transactions throughout the DC metro area.
In 2015, John & Christopher Bulka founded Bulka/Peters Residential, and affiliated their new business with Compass to bring unmatched technology and marketing resources to their clients as a complement to the first-rate customer service philosophy they both share.
Outside of work, John loves to travel and has visited over 30 countries across the world and lived in the south of France for one year. John’s other hobbies include cooking, dining out & collecting locally handcrafted art pieces each place he visits. John lives in a historic Victorian home in DC’s Bloomingdale neighborhood with his partner Jonathan. Jonathan would like to get a dog but John thinks they work too much. Stay tuned.
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.
After building miniature neighborhoods and cities that spanned his parents’ basement floor, Kevin knew he had a keen interest in real estate. Upon graduating from The College of Wooster in 2001 with a double major in Urban Studies and Studio Art, Kevin started working in real estate in the Metro DC Area. He has had an invaluable array of real estate marketing and sales experience with top brokers ever since: first with an established agent in one of the highest-volume offices in Bethesda, then for a top-producing partnership in the Mid-Atlantic and finally with the highest-grossing listing agent in Georgetown before joining the Trent & Company team. Whether selling single-family homes in suburban Maryland, coops, and condos in Kalorama and Upper NW or row houses in Logan and Dupont, Kevin has had a varied real estate history in and around DC.
Among Kevin’s greatest strengths are his area knowledge (as an area native), his effective persistence, a formal and career-related education in architecture and his easy-going disposition in what can be a difficult arena.
In representing his clients with the highest level of personalized service, Todd delivers outstanding results. His real estate expertise allows him to skillfully advise his clients to make sound decisions about their real estate investments. He provides unmatched candor and the highest standard of ethics to advocate on their behalf
Todd’s unique blend of marketing expertise, legal training, and knowledge of the D.C. Metro region allow him to serve buyers and sellers in all of the city’s unique neighborhoods. His dedication, creative approach to negotiation, and unwavering drive to satisfy his clients are what set him apart from other agents. Todd offers his clients a high level of professionalism, as well as the extra time and attention for a smooth transaction process. He offers his clients a high level of professionalism, as well as the extra time and attention for a smooth transaction process. Don’t just take his word for it. Take a look at his 5-star client reviews on Zillow.
Todd grew up in Maryland and moved to DC in 2003. He earned a degree in political science from Wake Forest University and went on to complete his JD at Catholic University. Along the way, he studied in London, England, and Krakow, Poland. In his free time, Todd likes to travel, cook, run, ski, swim, and entertain friends. You can find him all over the Metro region, but most often he’s walking his dog around Capitol Hill or grilling in his backyard.
Todd is a Senior Vice President at Compass who is licensed in DC, VA, and MD.
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.
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.
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.
Bob is a genuine D.C.-area native. He was born in Alexandria and has lived in Northern Virginia ever since. Bob’s approach to real estate is to always go the extra mile. He believes in close relationships with his clients and always listening and paying attention to the details. He keeps up-to-date on all of the latest technology for expanding the reach of listings and finding the best properties—if there is a new piece of technology out there, chances are Bob has it and is feverishly putting it to work for his delighted clients in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland. When he does, temporarily, step away from the screen, Bob is somewhere outdoors biking, hiking, skiing, or kayaking.