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Reef Point Real Estate is one of the leading real estate companies in San Diego. Founded in 2011 by two former Marine Officers and Naval Academy graduates, Reef Point has rapidly expanded and now services all areas of San Diego County. Our team is comprised of military veterans and dependents who fight hard for their client’s needs. We are a full service agency that assists in buying, selling, investing and relocation.

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The John Reeves Team

Featured Agents

Aja Hughes

Realtor®

323-791-9587
323-791-9587
CalBRE# 01918735
aja@reefpointrealty.com

Aja was drawn to Southern California over a decade ago by the sunny weather and outdoor lifestyle. She originally began her real estate career in Los Angeles where the luxury residential real estate market, beautiful homes and beautiful people captured her interest. There she put to good use the skills acquired while working in the luxury fashion industry. Her expertise spanned multiple international markets including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris and Milan. Since moving to San Diego, she has employed her knowledge of marketing techniques, social media outreach, public relations and customer relations to provide her clients hi-touch, personalized, customer care. She prides herself in being accessible, responsive, resourceful and discreet. With great attention to detail, she invites you to rely on her ability to negotiate the best results and exceed your expectations.

Alanna Strei

Realtor

619-889-2466
CalBRE# 01993265
alanna@reefpointrealty.com

San Diego Association of Realtors Rookie of the Year 2016! As a certified Military Relocation Professional and US Navy Veteran herself, Alanna specializes in working with VA buyers. Currently serving as a Lieutenant in the Navy Reserves, Alanna has experienced the frustrations of PCS moves, and the uncertainty of knowing where you'll be in six months, and she's here to help YOU and your peace of mind. Whether you're a first time buyer or an experienced investor, Alanna knows how to plan for the big picture and ensure that you, the client, have the smoothest, most fun(!) experience possible. University of San Diego '08 and University of Southern California '16 (Fight On!)

Allison Marklein

Realtor®

858-335-8124
858-335-8124
CalBRE# 01364421
allison@reefpointrealty.com

Allison Marklein brings a depth and breadth of experience to selling your home. She began in 1986 consulting for major multinational corporations in Europe and Asia, then leveraged her business knowledge in the real estate field. By 2003 Allison taught seminars across the county, working as a Contracts and Marketing Trainer, Agent Leadership Council Member and invested as an owner in one of the top 4 rated brokerage firms in Southern California. Drawing on over 27 years of direct marketing expertise, Allison knows that producing flashy marketing materials is not what sells your home; it is the ability to identify your target audience, reach it and show them the value of your home that achieves results. Most of her time is spent reaching out to our database of approximately 4,500 homeowners and investors who are most likely to be interested in purchasing the properties we are promoting. With a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, a Master s Degree in International Relations, and a Certificate in Finance from USD, Allison also holds real estate specialty designations in the residential, international and commercial fields. With the CCIM Institute, Allison successfully completed over 160 hours of coursework in Financial Analysis, Market Analysis, Lease and Investment Analysis, Disposition Strategies and Taxation issues for Investment Real Estate. Only 6% of Realtors Nationwide have achieved this designation.

Allison Norgaard

Realtor

203-910-5174
CalBRE# 02028159
anorgaard@reefpointrealty.com

Allison claims Woodbury, Connecticut as home, but has lived in seven different states before recently settling in San Diego for the second time. She attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where she played soccer while earning her degree in Communications. Before pursing real estate, Allison worked in several industries including marketing, sales, legal, tourism and education. She is married to a Navy helicopter pilot and they will be welcoming a baby girl in April 2017. In her free time Allison loves to hang out with her chocolate lab, Indiana, work out, travel, and shop!

Alyssa Davies

Broker Associate

619-277-6927
CalBRE# 01952325
alyssa@reefpointrealty.com

Alyssa began her career in restaurant management however, after starting a family she decided to seek out a new career path. After talking with her grandmother who owns and operates multiple apartment complexes in San Diego, she was inspired to pursue a career in real estate. She received her Real Estate license in 2014 and shortly after she joined the Reef Point Real Estate Team in as a licensed assistant.  Alyssa has a true passion for San Diego as her home town and has is an excellent resource on the city as she has watched it evolve and transform. When she is not working you will find her at a game supporting the Chargers and Padres or just enjoying the outdoors.

Benjamin Hobbs

Realtor

707-301-9607
CalBRE# 02012604
Ben@ReefPointRealty.com

A California native, Ben left the Bay Area to enlist in the Navy in 1996, where his hard work as a Machinist Mate Petty Officer Third Class earned him an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1998. Graduating with the storied class of 2002 with a degree in Political Science, he accepted a commission in the Marine Corps and trained as a logistics officer before deploying overseas to Japan and South Korea. During his combat tour to Al Asad, Iraq in 2007 Ben oversaw the logistics for an entire Marine Aircraft Group, including the first operational deployment of a MV-22 Osprey squadron. Serving in Afghanistan on a Joint Staff in 2009, he was commended for his role in the creation of a Congressionally-directed oversight directorate for armed contractors and private security companies employed in-country. Saving millions of dollars in vehicles and material, and lives, Ben implemented an in-transit visibility capability for armed convoys. After leaving the active-duty Marine Corps in 2013, this combat veteran chose San Diego as his future home and applied his knowledge of veterans benefits to further his education, earning a Master of Science in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego. Following graduation, he began a career supporting business development activities in the government sector before deciding to better serve his community by helping people realize their dreams of home ownership in America’s Finest City. Continuing his career in the Marine Corps Reserve, Ben is proud to live around and work with people that know the value of service.

Ed Houser

Realtor

713-409-3310
CalBRE# 01996687
ed@reefpointrealty.com

Ed brings a wealth of life experience to the Reef Point Team. A Native of Houston, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated in 2005. He served all over the world, from a submarine in the Pacific, to a combat tour in Afghanistan, to postings in Africa and the Middle East. After leaving active duty, Ed settled into the corporate life in Los Angeles, but wanted to give back to the military community that has given him so much. He joined Reef Point to be able to serve active duty and veterans and enable them to achieve long-term financial stability and the American Dream. Ed is still serving as an officer in the Naval Reserve, and in his free time is a runner, hiker, and occasional thespian.

Hunter Gammill

Client Care Coordinator

858-746-9992
619-793-7082
hunter@reefpointrealty.com

Hunter was born and raised in Arkansas.  He is a natural with real estate, having grown up surrounded by family members working in the real estate industry in his home town.  At home he saw his father work in construction, building homes in the area.  His mother then took over as the listing agent on those properties.  His grandfather was one of the biggest real estate developers in the state.  While he could have followed in the family footsteps, California living caught his interest many years ago when he visited on a vacation.  As soon as he could he packed up, drove across the country and hasn’t looked back.  Hunter is hardworking and dedicated to ensuring the best customer service possible.  In his spare time he likes to surf, swim, hunt and take his bike off roading.

Ismael Sotelo

Realtor

619-602-1491
CalBRE# 01328382
ismael@reefpointrealty.com

Ismael is a native San Diegan who, at the young age of 20, purchased his first home in Escondido, CA.  Although he started out young in real estate, he immediately became very successful, and has helped hundreds of families in his 14 years in the industry purchase and sell properties throughout the state of California. He has owned and lived in San Diego, Escondido, Vista and Murrieta, and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the neighborhoods and surrounding areas to help many others accomplish the American dream of owning their own home. He has been a top sales agent at several of the different companies he has worked for, but he is most proud of his time spent assisting many local churches purchase church buildings, lots and other types of properties necessary for housing the pastors and missionaries. Ismael is a proud husband and father of three children who, when not serving the needs of clients, can be found volunteering at his church.

John Reeves

CEO/Broker

858-746-9214
CalBRE# 01861983
info@reefpointrealty.com

CEO and founder of Reef Point Real Estate—combat veteran, Pop Warner football coach, real estate investor, and family man. This former Marine came to San Diego in 1996 where as an infantryman he learned to embrace selfless leadership in taking care of his own. He excelled as a Non Commissioned officer, earning two meritorious promotions and an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated with a B.S degree in Economics in 2003. He attended the Navy Supply School in Athens, GA and was commissioned as a Marine Aviation Logistics officer. He commanded his own logistics detachment in Al Taqaddum, Iraq where he saved thousands of man hours, perhaps lives, by expediting the flow of material across a complex supply chain to a Marine forward operating base air base. Upon return to the United States in 2007, his commanding officer had him trained in Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints methodologies; he then mentored 900 enlisted Marines in process improvement to enhance the unit’s performance. He garnered an award for exceptional achievement which was personally handed to him by the commandant of the Marine Corps. After leaving the Corps, the veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan started his own business leveraging his expertise as a logistician, project manager, Real Estate investor, and leader. He specializes in helping service members and veterans buy, sell, or build their own homes. In July, 2010, he served his country again with the US Combined Armed Services Rugby team as he played rugby in Australia against the Australian Armed Services Rugby team. John is a California licensed Realtor and is an experienced Real Estate Investor in San Diego.

Minjae Kim

Client Care Coordinator

619-577-7823
minjae@reefpointrealty.com

Minjae is originally from New York City, but traveled all over the world during his 10 years in the United States Marine Corps. He has been a resident of San Diego since 2004 when he was stationed at MCAS Miramar. During his time in the Marine Corps, Minjae served as a supply logistician and a combat marksmanship trainer.  He earned three navy achievement medals and won the 1000yd line rifle match at the 2007 Inter-Service Rifle Championship. He purchased his first home when he was 25 and has made several real estate investments since then. After his time in the Marine Corps, Minjae pursued his degree in Business Management and quite naturally ventured into real estate as a full time career. When he’s not working, Minjae enjoys skydiving and spending time with his dog Kai.

Nate Higginbotham

Realtor®

619-384-1962
CalBRE# 01993621
nate@reefpointrealty.com

Nate moved to San Diego in 2009 looking for good weather and palm trees.  He is originally from Iowa and attended Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Nate's passion for real estate stems from his interest in the unique architecture California has to offer.  His business strategy is also extremely unique, he strives to find the very best home for each client, by seeing the big picture and also focusing on the details of what make a house a home. He thrives off getting the right results and has an instinctual concern for his clients’ best interest.  Nate works with a great team of professionals who will give each client the confidence to make decisions with excitement and complete certainty. His knowledge and negotiation skills give his clients’ the peace of mind to make the right decision. Nate and his daughter live in Ocean Beach and in their free time enjoy bike riding and going to the beach.

Nathan Gray

Realtor®

903-603-0221
CalBRE# 02015591
ngray@reefpointrealty.com

Patrick Kappel

Realtor

858-699-6817
CalBRE# #02017034
patrick@reefpointrealty.com

Patrick has built nearly a decade of experience in San Diego residential and investment real estate. Prior to joining the Reef Point team, he worked for the largest investment real estate brokerage firm in the nation, where he provided consultative services for clients owning more than $57 million in San Diego real estate. He is well versed in San Diego’s residential and investment real estate markets, and his transparency and market knowledge ensures that his clients are fully informed while making the most important financial transaction of their lives. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. While earning his graduate degree, Patrick was a member of the UCLA Anderson Real Estate Association and he earned specialized certificates in finance and entrepreneurship. Prior to business school, Patrick served our nation in the U.S. Navy as an officer. While serving in the military, he also invested in property and has grown a substantial real estate investment portfolio in San Diego. He continues his service in the Navy Reserves. He is a board member of the San Diego County Apartment Association’s Legislative Steering Committee which provides legislative input and guides the direction of San Diego’s housing and rental community. Patrick is passionate about educating and assisting others who also want to purchase and invest in real estate, including first-time buyers looking for their initial home, those interested in purchasing their first investment property, as well as those looking to grow an investment portfolio for long-term passive income.

Rebecca Sheen-Pidgeon

Broker Associate

619-846-9770
CalBRE# 01403739
pidgeonrebecca@reefpointrealty.com

Rebecca Sheen Pidgeon was born and raised in Upstate New York. The ocean and amazing weather brought her to San Diego, where She received a Bachelor’s Of Science Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Major – Marketing from San Diego State University. After graduation, Rebecca began her specialization in marketing and product branding working for a national home shopping network. That eventually led to starting her own infomercial production company. She produced many ad campaigns and infomercials for both local and national companies. Attention to details and timeline was crucial in the success of her production company. After her second child was born, she switched gears and went to work at her family owned business; San Diego Beach Rentals, a vacation rental company. She earned her broker’s license in 2003 and expanded the business into property management. A specialty has been working with first-time home buyers and sellers and guiding them through the process. Her extensive knowledge in vacation rentals and property management lends itself to her expertise in investment properties. She is an advocate for her clients; guiding them to the most desirable areas to invest, as well as providing real estate expertise to make transactions go smoothly and close successfully. Rebecca’s reputation with fellow realtors and clients is the highest when it comes to honesty and integrity. Her client’s best interest always comes first! She’s hard working and dedicated to delivering results to her clients. As a PTA member with the Rancho San Diego Elementary School, and a longtime resident, Rebecca is connected to the community. When not in the office or serving her community, Rebecca can be found with her husband John, and two amazing children, Colt and Reese. They enjoy an active lifestyle at the beach, bike rides and watching their son play club soccer and baseball and their daughter’s competitive dance team.

Sarah Carlson

Realtor

858-735-0216
CalBRE# 01947884
sarah@reefpointrealty.com

Sarah is a San Diego native and active member within her community. She began her Real Estate Career with the goal of truly helping people achieve their dreams through Real Estate. She has over ten years of experience having owned and operated a successful Marketing and Event Planning Company, Sarah understands the importance of excellent customer service and timeliness. Sarah’s main goal is to focus on listening to her client’s needs and delivering the best possible results. She has excelled in the real estate industry with both buyers and sellers alike. Her strong ability to multitask and create viable solutions to any problems which may arise through a wide array of resources has helped her to build long-lasting relationships and truly create the formula for success in every transaction.

SarahZane Gomoll

Realtor®

423-309-6771
CalBRE# 01998034
sarahzane@reefpointrealty.com

Sarah Zane grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she received a Bachelor of Arts in acting. Post-college she continued a career in theater in New York City, and then eventually moved to California where she became an independent sales rep for women's high-end fashion. She eventually signed on full-time as an account executive with one of the companies she represented, By Lilla, an accessories company. Based on her outstanding sales she was promoted to National Director of Sales, where she increased sales by 800% during her first year in the position. After several years of nationwide travel with By Lilla, Sarah Zane, recently married to a former US Naval Officer, is looking forward to spending more time in San Diego with her new family and focus on her real estate career. She brings a keen eye and superior negotiating skills to each transaction and endeavors to achieve home ownership success for every client.

Sasna Lim

Listing Assistant

619-218-3554
CalBRE# 02011234
sasna@reefpointrealty.com

Scott Kennedy

Realtor

760-859-6899
CalBRE# 1947462
scott@reefpointrealty.com

As a San Diego native, Scott Kennedy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our local real estate market. His background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from The Master’s College, and soon after, commissioning as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps where he served honorably for over five years as a leader and mentor to countless Marines. During those five years of service, Scott was instrumental to the success of his command/unit both stateside and during a combat deployment to Afghanistan. Now, as a seasoned real estate agent, he brings that same hard-working, enthusiastic and positive attitude to both his colleagues and clients alike. Scott currently lives in Carlsbad and in his free time he enjoys hiking with his dog and spending quality time with friends and family.

Shelly Wilson

Realtor

858-245-2405
CalBRE# 01905353
shelly@reefpointrealty.com

Born and raised in Montana, Shelly earned her Bachelors’ degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Montana. Her move to San Diego 15 years ago helped Shelly transition from her career as a CPA with a public accounting firm to a CFO position with a commercial development company where she also worked in property management. For a time, Shelly owned a small business, running several kiosks for cell phone accessories. Enjoying the educational and client advocacy side of each of her previous roles, she decided to change her focus to residential sales where for the past several years she has found great success and satisfaction. Shelly’s passion for helping others extends outside her chosen career in real estate and into her personal life. Shelly founded Adobe Bluffs Educational Foundation to help a local elementary school raise money for mobile laptops for their classrooms. She is also a breast cancer survivor and has been an incredible resource, stalwart advocate and compassionate supporter to several of her friends who have been recently diagnosed.

Stacia O’Shea

Realtor

760-978-0501
CalBRE# 01987363
stacia@reefpointrealty.com

Stacia is a first generation American and San Diego native who grew up on her father's thoroughbred farm in Ramona, CA. Currently residing in Mission Beach, Stacia has extensive knowledge about San Diego from experiencing life in several different parts of the city and is eager to share that knowledge with clients on her new career path as a Realtor. Before joining Reef Point's team, Stacia managed her family's construction company, which developed her strong work ethic and stemmed her interest in real estate. Stacia earned her real estate license in 2015 and is approaching this exciting new time with determination and a readiness to meet and exceed her clients' expectations. When Stacia is not working she enjoys traveling and spending time with her horses and loved ones.

Stella Matalon

Realtor®

619-890-6445
CalBRE# 01122484
stella@reefpointrealty.com

Stella grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, the daughter of a Navy veteran. She bought her first home in Mississippi when she was just 19 years old. It was during that purchase she felt the power in what she was accomplishing! It left her with such encouragement and enthusiasm that she wanted to duplicate the feelings over many time. She got her real estate license in Mississippi in 1980 and shared her passion for her chosen career with her clients. IN 1990, after her father passed away, she moved her family to San Diego. Stella is the proud mom to Matt and Dominque. She immediately got her California real estate license. That was 25 years ago and she is still at it! Stella puts customer service first and treats every client like they are family.

Susan Green

Realtor

760-803-9065
CalBRE# 01736773
susan@reefpointrealty.com

With a personal passion for real estate, Susan began investing in property soon after college in 1984. She has employed several real estate investment strategies including 1031 exchanges and purchasing real estate through individual retirement accounts. Sales and purchases of remodels, renovations, new homes, land purchases and design/construction of homes have all been included in her love of real estate. Susan has been working in the Real Estate industry for over 30 years and has been noted for her tenacity, integrity, and unrelenting desire to succeed; when presented with a challenge or task she is driven to meet the goal. She is a strong partner to helping and teaching others, she will work hard, negotiate to your benefit, and be there to coach you through. Susan has helped first time buyers to seasoned investors achieve their real estate goals.

Tricia Feldman

Realtor

619-955-2120
CalBRE# 02035328
tricia@reefpointrealty.com

Tricia's diverse experience and background in sales makes her a great fit with the Reef Point team. She is originally from Manila, Philippines and immigrated as a child to San Francisco where she spent most of her years. She met her Navy pilot husband in San Diego and they have since relocated to three different duty stations including an overseas tour in Italy before returning to their favorite city with three little girls in tow. Tricia holds a BA in Tourism and Hotel Management from Arizona State University and an MA in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Her prior experience in Sales Management and Event Management for Hilton and Hyatt hotels in conjunction with international exposure enables her to see the world through a unique lens. Tricia and her husband had an amazing experience as first time homebuyers with the Reef Point Team. It was then that she fell in love with real estate and knew that it was the perfect career match. She knows that as a military spouse you dream of finding stability in a home where you can feel "settled" and truly make it your own. Tricia has a strong drive to help military families find that sense of financial and emotional stability and give back to the military community to ensure that they, too, have a seamless and perfectly executed experience in securing their dream home

Vanessa Munoz

Assistant

562-556-0116
vanessa@reefpointrealty.com

Vanessa was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She moved to sunny San Diego over 12 years ago for her family. It is here in San Diego that she began her career in real estate, learning foreclosures and the legal aspects of such intricate, challenging transactions. Through working closely with those clients and truly helping them, Vanessa developed a passion for the industry. Over a decade later she is still a fervent advocate for taking care of others and making sure they walk away with not only the best property for them, but also the highest level of customer service. When not in the office she loves spending time at the many San Diego beaches, being outdoors and traveling with her husband and her son Aaron.

Yvette Martinez

Transaction Coordinator

619-534-1212
CalBRE# 01488513
ymartinez@reefpointrealty.com

Yvette was born and raised in a small South Texas border town. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 2003 with a BA in Psychology and minor in Sociology. She was the first in her family to attend college. Shortly after graduating she decided to try something new, so she moved out to San Diego. She landed at a real estate office, learned the ropes from a top-producing Broker and became a buyer's agent. Earning her real estate salesperson license in 2005 and Broker's license in 2009. For a brief time Yvette lived in Silicon Valley and spent some time exploring the Bay Area, the West Coast, and going on hikes at Yosemite, but in 2011 she decided it was time to return to San Diego. After several years in the business she started doing transaction coordination work. Yvette has worked on over 1900 transactions. She’s very detailed oriented, organized, and good at tracking deadlines.  She helps clients and agents alike keep on top of all the necessary paperwork required in a real estate transaction. In her spare time, she loves watching college football (go Texas Longhorns!), often attends live shows/concerts, and love exploring local vegan/vegetarian restaurants (10 years vegetarian).

Yvonne Mulgrew

Listing Coordinator

858-746-9217
CalBRE# 01373395
yvonne@reefpointrealty.com

Yvonne decided that there was more to life than watching the rain fall in Northern England and left in 1989 to embark on her journey to the USA. After spending five years in Hawaii she decided that island life wasn’t for her. After a day trip to San Diego, she decided that she had found home and moved to San Diego. In 2001 she started her real estate career as an agent. After taking a break for a few years to help husband in the restaurant industry she realized that she missed working in real estate. When she joined the Reef Point team she brought a strong work ethic to include detailed orientated paperwork, speed and efficiency and customer service skills. While not at work she is at her daughter’s softball field several times week to support and encourage her little one. She will also find any excuse to attend a Padres game or to go to the beach.
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