Names and faces

March 24, 2014 

Kristie Tonitis has joined the Real Estate Law Division of Icard Merrill as part of the Steven Greenberg Group.

Tonitis joined the firm in January as a closing processor in the real estate law division. She is a lifelong resident of Sarasota with more than 12 years of experience in multiple facets of the real estate industry. She began her career as a closing processor for Chelsea Title and has also worked as a Realtor and a licensed mortgage broker.

Four branch managers from Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Sarasota have been named to the 2013 President's Council for Managers. Michael Taylor, Lakewood Ranch; Pauline Bennett, Sarasota Downtown; Bob Stanley, Longboat Key; and Steven Baily, Siesta Key were recognized in the top 20 percent of branch managers who demonstrated exemplary leadership and management skills in 2013.

Realtor Edward G. DeLosh Sr. has joined the Anna Maria Island office of RE/MAX Alliance Group, specializing in rental property sales, as well as property management, in the Gulf Coast vacation rental market. Born in Japan, DeLosh was a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 28 years. He has been visiting South Central Florida since 1962 and moved to Bradenton in 1989. DeLosh has a background in the retail industry, owning a range of businesses from auto dealerships to a window treatment company. He also has experience as an investor and property management specialist.

Dave Oelker has joined SaraBay Real Estate. Born and raised in central Ohio on a family farm he obtained his Ohio real estate license while attending Ohio University. He is currently a licensed sales agent in Ohio and Florida.

Marie Avery, a Manatee County Realtor at RE/MAX Alliance Group has been awarded the RE/MAX Platinum Club Award. The award honors successful agents. Avery has been in the real estate industry since 1993.

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