We are a team of highly qualified and passionate individuals who LOVE what we do.
We don’t just sell Homes. We sell a Lifestyle
Imagine a realtor who educates you on all the local insights, market knowledge and insider tips from hot spots to schools and private clubs.
Imagine a realtor who will not stop until he finds you the best deal on the best home to fit you and your family’s needs.
Imagine a realtor who genuinely cares about building a relationship with you for a lifetime, not just the one transaction.
With over 25 years in this community and 16 years as a realtor, Gilles has acquired a depth of market knowledge and experience that led him to the top of the real estate world in South Florida.
By combining a strong drive to succeed and a philosophy to satisfy the needs of his clients, Gilles has gained the trust of an impressive client base including investors, developers, business leaders, and a variety of household names including athletes and celebrities. No matter the status of the real estate industry, Gilles has quickly grown his business and team to one the top and most respected teams in South Florida.
Like all realtors, Gilles invests a great deal in advertising, but year after year the majority of his leads and sales come from referrals. The percent of Gilles’ business that comes from referrals of past clients, friends, and family speaks volumes about his ability to deliver for his clients time after time.
The exceptional reputation and resources of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Global Luxury support Gilles in his marketing efforts on behalf of clients. Gilles’ highly targeted and refined database and marketing tactics allow him to zero in on the right target for each client to effectively drive leads and achieve optimal results in each client’s properties selling price.
In short, his marketing strategies are proven to sell homes in any real estate market.
Born and raised in Ohio, Zoe developed a passion for real estate at a very young age when her family designed and built their childhood home. She moved to NYC directly out of college and pursued a successful career in new construction sales for Halstead Property Development Marketing. She was hired at a young age to be the “closer” of various Toll Brothers projects and took part in the re-emergence of Williamsburg. She also sold homes for Steiner NYC, BFC Partners and 5th Square Partners.
Zoe’s attention to detail and customer-centric relationship building acumen is second to none. She will significantly impact the depth and dynamics of our relentless focus on being the top real estate team in Fort Lauderdale, offering the highest level of concierge real estate services. – GILLES RAIS
Zoe has been visiting Florida for the past 30 years and she finally moved here with her family 5 years ago. Zoe has over ten years of industry experience, with an extensive background in property management, investments, transaction coordinating, new construction sales and resale.
As a seasoned real estate professional, Zoe understands that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. That’s why she is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for all of her clients. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Zoe’s philosophy is simple: Clients come first.
She pledges to be in constant communication with her clients, keeping them fully informed throughout the entire buying or selling process. Zoe believes that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, she hasn’t done her job. She doesn’t measure success through achievements or awards but through the satisfaction of her clients.
One of her favorite quotes is: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
I pride myself on developing strong relationships with my clients that transform into long term partnerships. I pledge to be diligent and to pay strong attention to detail when it comes to researching and consulting on specific criteria for purchasing, selling, or renting a new home.
Betsy Shirah relocated the South Florida Area in 2016, from Tampa. As a graduate of Florida State University and a native Floridian, she has a strong understanding of the joys
She spent 5 years working with the professional sports organization, the Tampa Bay Lightning. She held positions as an Executive Administrative Assistant for the Owner and CEO and was a member of the Partnership team to build world class sponsorship relationships with businesses in the community. After years of service and dedication, Betsy realized that she was not achieving her personal life goals working in the sports and entertainment industry. She took a management position at a private estate where she worked for 1 year overseeing 2.5 acres of land, coordinating multiple interior and exterior renovation projects, and managing a household staff and the residential calendar.
With a desire to start a new chapter in her life, Betsy decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. Shortly after moving to South Florida, Betsy attained her license as a Real Estate Sales Associate and joined the Gilles Rais Fine Homes Team at Coldwell Banker. While new to the real estate world, her proven experience in business and relationships gives her the foresight to understand the connections that can be made between buyers and sellers. She has a strong desire to not only meet but exceed clients’ expectations and strives to be the best at what she does daily.
David is a Palm Beach native who has worked in the luxury service industry for the past 6 years. His primary passion is a simple one: helping people enhance their lives through new experiences.
David exhibits all the skills and ingredients to be an extraordinary realtor. His unique experience working with American Express Centurion translates easily to handling clients in all categories of South Florida real estate. I’m pleased to welcome David to our team. – GILLES RAIS
David has consulted for the likes of Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, and Peninsula hotels. During his time with American Express Centurion, he has managed an extensive portfolio of C level executives, business owners, and celebrities. Most recently, he owned the business management of all luxury lifestyle vendors in Miami, Broward, & Palm Beach County.
This foundation centered David with a strong ability to build lasting relationships, honed his attention to detail, and assured an ethos of doing what is best for his customers. David looks forward to enhancing your life by creating a fulfilling experience through your home purchase, sale, or rental.
Whether you’re interested in exploring your real estate options or simply want to know more, contact David today to set up an appointment.
Jeana Sabatine relocated to Fort Lauderdale in 2002 to pursue her real estate career, from Canfield Ohio where she studied business and communications at Youngstown state university and Florida Atlantic university. Coming from a Great Grandfather, Grandfather, Father, and brother that are all Real Estate Developers. Jeana became a Realtor associate in 2003 offering over 14 years experience in buying, selling, rentals, investments, new development and commercial real estate. Jeana treats her clients as if she was in their shoes and will go above and beyond to bring satisfaction guaranteed.
Jeana was previously working in the hospitality industry for the last 20 years, where she learned that customer service was always number one. Jeana joined Gilles Rais fine homes team of Coldwell banker because of the second to none marketing, knowledge, expertise and a fabulous team of professionals with an unparalleled and highly respected reputation for many years in the industry. When you list your property with Gilles Rais Fine Homes Team we go above and beyond to get your property sold.
When Jeana isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and close friends, just enjoying the Florida lifestyle, boating, restaurants, and Yoga.
The real estate business will always be built on TRUST and RELATIONSHIPS. However, today’s real estate market demands realtors are able to offer dynamic business EXPERIENCE and savvy marketing STRATEGIES to ensure exposure to the appropriate target audience with stealth, speed and efficiency.
With 20+ years of experience as a real estate, retail, luxury goods, sports, entertainment, health care, consumer packaged goods (CPG), and e-commerce marketing executive, Trichelle is uniquely capable of offering a valuable skill set to both her buyers and sellers.
Growing up in the midwest, Trichelle traveled frequently and studied abroad in England and Germany. Trichelle’s passion for advertising and promotions was ignited in a high school marketing class. Then she continued her education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she focused on marketing, research and entrepreneurship. Her initial career path led her to Chicago and then South Florida where she managed advertising campaigns for a variety of brands including large developers such as Lennar, Kolter, Centerline and K. Hovnanian.
In 2012, Trichelle launched her own marketing consulting company, Luxe Marketing Group. At Luxe Marketing Group, she has advised and developed campaigns for clients in real estate, health care, education, entertainment, luxury jewelry and philanthropy.
If you’re considering a new residence, vacation property or investment anywhere in South Florida, she is equipped to help. She has lived and worked in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties over the past 18 years and knows the ins and outs of a plethora of communities.
With her intention and energy focused on real estate, business is growing rapidly. Trichelle loves helping people and connecting clients with the just right home for their needs. Call or text her anytime at 954.610.0956
Lina is a licensed Realtor® with the Gilles Rais Fine Homes Team at Coldwell Banker in Fort Lauderdale Las Olas Office. Our team strives to deliver a positive experience for every client by offering extensive knowledge, personal integrity, and decades of experience working in real estate.
Lina enjoys working with a variety of buyers and sellers, especially first-time home-buyers or young families, as well as past clients who are looking to expand or move-up into a different space.
In her free time, Lina is dedicated to serving the community in support of a variety of local charities. “I believe that giving back is an integral part of life and find working with non-profit organizations to be extremely rewarding. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help others.”
Fluent in English, Russian and Lithuanian, Lina can accommodate any international buyer’s needs. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, Lina would be glad to answer any questions that you may have! She can offer assistance and guidance in helping you find a property that will fit all of your home needs and wants.
“As an agent who’s an expert in Fort Lauderdale area communities, I offer my clients knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here.”
Born and raised in the south of France on the Côte d’Azur, Luc’s experience in the real estate industry runs deep. He managed and owned a construction company for 20 years before moving to Naples, Florida with his family 22 years ago.
Luc always loved the real estate industry and became a licensed realtor not long after settling in Florida. He successfully owned and operated several local businesses as he learned the local market and gained insights and understanding of the residential and commercial real estate markets here.
Luc’s international connections and diverse experiences allow him to understand the needs of buyers moving to the US for the first time, guiding them through the process. His local knowledge allows him to provide valuable insights to all his clients.
Whether you’re looking to sell, invest or move to Florida, Luc will help you achieve your goals.
Either you are looking to invest or move to Florida, let me help you achieve your goals by putting my experience at your service.
Vacation rental specialist and licensed realtor, Michelle Martin has been hosting guests both as a homeowner and a business owner for over 12 years. Michelle takes an enormous amount of pride in ensuring both our portfolio homeowners and our guests have a magnificent and memorable experience.
Michelle believes by reserving one of our carefully curated vacation homes, our guests truly experience the South Florida luxury lifestyle. Guests get so much more than a hotel experience. Reserving our vacation properties, our guests experience greater privacy and unique outdoor spaces which allow friends and family to come together and create priceless memories in a relaxed setting.
Michelle loves spending time with her family, traveling and exploring new destinations worldwide. When she travels, she prefers the “not so” touristy spots and then enjoys sharing the local spots with her guests here in South Florida!
Meet Leo | Leo was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He’s the Realtor that goes above and beyond for his clients. He personally gives tours of his listings, and invests in the deal to make sure that you get the best outcome.
Coming from a background of psychology, business, stock trading, and real estate investment, Leo speaks the language of the investor, understands the market dynamics, and brings a certain level of energy that is unmatched to each transaction.
His love for real estate enabled him to merge his knowledge with his passion for helping homebuyers fulfill their dream of owning a home in Florida. Whether you are looking for a permanent residence, vacation home, or investment property, he takes the time to learn everything he can about his clients’ objectives and then applies his expertise to create the best real estate experience possible. Treating his clients like family is both his guiding principal and a way of life.
Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, invest or move to Florida, he’ll meet your needs and achieve your goals.
Call Leo today—you’ll be glad you did!