Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty announces the recent addition of seven well-known Realtors to its team of real estate professionals.
“We are thrilled to have these agents on board with us at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s,” said Justin Healy, broker at Ocean Atlantic. “In addition to diverse and interesting professional career paths that have ultimately led them to the field of real estate, many of our additions have deep roots in our local community. Our greatest resource is our talented people, and our mission is to cultivate long-term careers for our team based on training, education and business development. In fact, our agents on average have over 10 years in the real estate industry with Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s, enabling us to provide seasoned advice and trusted market guidance to our clients.”
Dave Green is widely known throughout the coastal Delaware real estate community for his ability to collaborate successfully with clients, investors, developers, and colleagues. A property investor since 1988, Green obtained his real estate license in 1998 and has focused on land development, commercial and residential property. He has been directly involved in 50 subdivision developments throughout Delaware and is also the owner of Harbour Homes building company. Originally hailing from Somers Point, N.J., Green began spending summers in coastal Delaware in 1994, with his winters in Colorado where he owned snowboard shops in Frisco and Copper Mountain. His love for construction and real estate is reflected in his educational background as well, with degrees in construction estimation and apprenticeships, as an operating engineer and tower crane operator.
Dale Brown is a widely known and respected real estate professional in coastal Delaware, focusing on residential and commercial properties, large land parcels, and new home developments. After receiving his real estate license in 1995, Brown has worked with his business partner Dave Green to successfully transact well over $300,000,000 in real estate sales volume thus far in their careers. Together, Green and Brown have worked with buyers and sellers to execute the sales of many of the most noteworthy commercial properties in southern Delaware, including Jimmy’s Grille in Bridgeville; Shark’s Cove in Fenwick; Captain’s Table in Rehoboth Beach; Mariner’s Plaza in Lewes; Starboard Raw in Dewey Beach; Catch 54 in Fenwick Island; and Fins in Rehoboth. Their development projects have included Ross Station and Saddlebrook in Seaford as well as Marsh Homestead in Lewes. They have earned numerous awards throughout their real estate careers and maintain a robust sales business based on hard work, deep industry knowledge and client dedication.
Brown’s roots in Sussex County go all the way back to the 1930s when his parents owned land in Dewey Beach. He spent all his summers at the beach, with a 10-year commitment to lifeguarding on Dewey Beach from 1978-88. After attending college and playing football at Wesley College and West Virginia University, he returned to the Delaware beaches. He is an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, a merchant mariner, a U.S. Coast Guard captain since 1984, and a captain on the Cape Water Taxi and Tours. He is actively involved throughout the local community, having coached Rehoboth Little League softball and baseball, and the Cape Henlopen golf team. Brown still enjoys working in the local hospitality business. He and his wife Barbara have a daughter, Alexis, in the Cape school district and two lovable dogs, Aspen and Marley, to round out their beach family.
Jeff Hecker recently joined the Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty brokerage directly, after originally having worked with a team inside the brokerage since 2017. During his time with the Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s team, Hecker has exceeded $20 million in residential sales, helping both buyers and sellers achieve their real estate dreams. In 2021, he was nationally recognized for his professionalism and excellence in real estate, receiving the Five Star Real Estate Agent award and being named to the Marquis’ National Register of Who’s Who in America. Hecker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him from his previous career as vice president of digital marketing, e-commerce and creative for the South Moon Under company and as director of operations and analysis for Urban Outfitters, e-commerce division. With a degree in marketing and minors in international business and French from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Hecker is uniquely positioned as a problem solver to bring buyers and sellers together where obstacles may otherwise seem unsurmountable.
David Levenson earned his Delaware real estate license in 2017, and also recently joined Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty directly after working with a team inside the brokerage. He has listed and sold residential properties throughout the Delaware coast and secured additional licenses in Maryland, Florida and Tennessee. With degrees in political science and economics from Temple University, Levenson had a very successful career in steel distribution for a wide range of companies ranging from small family businesses to multinationals such as Kloeckner Metals Corporation. Having worked throughout high school and college with local homebuilders and then closely with his general contractor while building his custom home in Lewes in 2001, Levenson decided to channel his interest in real estate into helping buyers and sellers in the local area. His attention to detail, exceptional listening and communication abilities, and superb negotiation skills have all proven to be invaluable assets to his client base.
Kim Dyer recently joined the brokerage after a successful career as a sales director in the paper industry. A resident of Lewes and current volunteer for both the Refugee and Migrant Education Network and Being the Blessing Foundation, Dyer completed Villanova University’s Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates - a new educational program that trains students to become immigrant advocates ready to serve migrants and refugees. Having experienced the difference that a great Realtor made when pursuing her longtime dream of laid-back coastal living in Delaware, Dyer found her career in real estate. “Buying and selling a home is a monumental event, and as someone who believes in the value of hard work, communication, excellence and integrity, it was an obvious and exciting career choice for me,” said Dyer.
Steph Parker hails from Montgomery County, Md. She spent most summers in Bethany Beach. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in political science, she worked in advertising, lobbying and public policy in and around the Washington, D.C. area. Following a leadership position working with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Bethesda, Md., Parker decided to pursue her lifelong passion for real estate by moving to the Delaware beaches and joining the Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty team of professionals. As an experienced negotiator, she works tirelessly to ensure her clients’ interests are professionally conveyed and represented throughout the sales process. An avid strategist and sports fan, Parker is actively involved in fantasy football and hockey leagues, as well as competitive contract bridge.
Born and raised in Maryland and having split time living in Baltimore and at the beaches, Stacy Ward uses her extensive knowledge of both areas to benefit buyers and sellers alike. In today’s competitive buyers’ market, Ward was able to secure second homes for several buyers over the past year, while helping her sellers get top dollar for their listings. Her background in education has proven to be highly valuable to her career in real estate, which began in 2016. She approaches real estate just as she approached teaching, by communicating effectively, acquiring and conveying complex knowledge in a clear manner, keeping others calm when they are under pressure and staying organized. She holds a master’s degree in education and is also a photographer.
“The real estate market in Sussex County, and especially coastal Delaware, has seen a dramatic increase in sales and volume over the past year,” said Healy. “The pandemic brought a surge of interest to our beautiful area and we are delighted to expand our team to include these talented professionals. They are most welcome additions and we look forward to continuing to provide clear and concise real estate strategy and advice for our clients based on over 30 years of insight into our local markets.”
For more information about Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty or to contact any of these Realtors, call 302-227-6767 or go to oasir.net.