- The Washington Times - Friday, September 14, 2007

Name: Kimberly Casey

Company: Tutt, Taylor & Rankin Sotheby’s International Realty

Address: 1206 30th St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202/361-3228

Fax: 202/965-6170

E-mail: [email protected] sothebysrealty.com

Web site: www.kimberlycasey.com

Year started: 2002

How did you get started in real estate? Real estate and development run through three generations in my family.

I have always loved the business, and after working 12 years as an international telecommunications executive in corporate development, negotiating joint ventures and partnerships, I wanted a new challenge and knew I could make a substantial difference for clients.

The transition into real estate has been a perfect fit as it combines my business and technology background with my passion for art, architecture and interior design.

I am a social person and enjoy meeting the varied and fascinating clients that only a place like the Washington area has to offer.

How long with the current company? One year

Licenses and designations: Real estate broker in Maryland, Virginia and the District; graduate, Realtors institute

Associations: National Association of Realtors, Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Greatest accomplishment in the past 12 months: I watched the men’s Wimbledon final from second-row seats with my grandmother.

This was a special dream for her, and we were able to share this unique and memorable experience together.

What is your area of specialty? Most of our business is in Georgetown, Palisades, Wesley Heights, Kalorama, Dupont, Logan, McLean, Arlington, Bethesda and Potomac.

Highest-priced home sold: $4,500,000

Most memorable house: One of my best friends referred a co-worker who had moved to Washington from Philadelphia who turned out to be one of the nicest and most delightful people. He was so appreciative throughout the process, and we had a ball working together. He bought a gorgeous condo that is a modern masterpiece renovated by Ernst Development.

I met the developers, Isabel Ernst and Richard Ward, and since then have had the opportunity to work with them on several other projects, which have been some of the most rewarding experiences of my career.

Worst experience: Early in my career, a successful and well-known listing agent acted in a highly unscrupulous fashion by being dishonest with both his sellers and me.

I was shocked, but I learned a lot about the business very fast, and I would never sacrifice my morals for money, which unfortunately he did.

People who work with me know this, so I have enjoyed positive working relationships with my peers and clients.

Age: 38

Pets: Maltese dog, Lily

Education: Bachelor of science in marketing, Clemson University, 1991; master of business administration in international business, George Washington University, 1995; continuing-education classes, Corcoran School of Art and J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University

Community affiliations/community service/outside interests: Washington Project for the Arts, Corcoran Advisory Board member; Citizens Association of Georgetown, Historic Preservation Committee; Children’s National Medical Center, Care for Kids captain; painting; tennis; horseback riding; and travel.

Last book read: “The Diana Chronicles,” by Tina Brown

Last movie seen: “The Bourne Ultimatum”

What kind of car do you drive? Mercedes

What is your personal dream house? Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island, for several reasons. I admire him as an innovative businessman, and I respect that he created such a beautiful paradise for his friends and family and that he would graciously open it to the public and share it with the world.

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