Meet our Real Estate Brokers

Matrix Real Estate is a full-service real estate brokerage based in the greater Seattle area. While our company’s main emphasis is consulting on sales and marketing for real estate developers, many of our brokers also work directly with individual buyers and sellers of real estate. With years of experience, our brokers are focused on neighborhoods throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn more:

Yeorgia Anastasiou

Licensed Real Estate Broker
yanastasiou@matrixrealestate.com
206.484.4242

Yeorgia’s brokerage experience spans commercial and residential real estate in the King, Pierce, and Grays Harbor Counties of Washington. With six years of real estate development experience in Seattle and New York, Yeorgia is keenly aware of the needs of developers and investors. In addition to developers, she has represented home sellers and buyers in transactions that included condominium and town home properties. Educated in Economics and Sustainable Development, she offers an extensive understanding of green building, as well as social and economic sustainability.

 

 

 

Warren Ballard

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Warren began his real estate career in 1974 selling new construction properties and became an assistant office manager within two years. In 1977, Warren was one of the founding owners of Kamas Realty, Inc., which quickly became a market leader in the new construction market. Warren operated as the lead for the account management teams for many of their condominium/townhome properties.

Warren sold his interest in Kamas in 1981 to pursue other endeavors. In 1985, he returned to the Seattle real estate market. He specialized in land sales for a Bellevue Real Estate firm for one year and then joined Williams Marketing to lead land acquisition for developers. The company grew quickly and in 1989, Warren was promoted to Vice President. He continues to work with builders and developers as a Developer Representative and team leader. He has over 30 years experience and has been through many different markets. He has the ability to quickly generate new ideas and create a successful marketing and sales program for our buyers.

Warren is an avid fly fisherman and lives with his wife in Bellevue and Palm Desert.

Tamea Duckworth

tduckworth@matrixrealestate.com
253.508.1818

Tamea Duckworth is a West Seattle-based real estate broker with her finger on the pulse of new construction sales in South King County. She maintains the popular Facebook page, “365 Things to do in West Seattle,” and has a wide range of neighborhood knowledge to help you find (or sell) your perfect home. She works with both buyers and sellers in the single family and condominium real estate market. In her free time, Tamea enjoys the company of her husband and three Chihuahuas, and a chilled glass of wine.

 

 

 

 


Faye Torgerson

Licensed Real Estate Broker
ftorgerson@matrixrealestate.com
206.954.4555

The spring of 2010 marked the beginning of my 23rd year in residential real estate. I tried to retire in 2001 but quickly found out that you can take the girl out of real estate, but you can’t take real estate out of the girl. I had an ongoing “crush” on Crescent Bar for over 10 years, spending a week or so every summer in the area.

So, when asked to join the sales and marketing team to represent and sell Sunserra at Crescent Bar in 2004, I was all over the opportunity. Little did I know I would “fall in love” with the community and purchase a home. I now live here April through November, have made many friends and continue to enjoy listing and selling other people’s homes. My current focus is the resort community of Crescent Ridge Ranch in Crescent Bar.

My years of experience give me the knowledge and personal business associations to deal with almost anything. I treat my client’s decision making as if it were my own. I love people and I love challenge. It is my daily pleasure to celebrate the Columbia River lifestyle and to introduce other individuals and families to the opportunity to enjoy a little slice of paradise. I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your real estate decisions. I can promise you one thing for sure – we will have fun and laugh along the way!!”


Larry Gildersleeve

Business Development
larry@gildersleeve.com
425.894.4634

As co-founder and former principal of The Excell Group, Gildersleeve quickly acquired a strong client base resulting in the company’s recent recognition among the largest residential real estate brokerage firms in the Puget Sound area. Previously, he was Managing Director of The Ryness Company’s Washington and Oregon divisions. During his tenure, Ryness was the nation’s largest independent seller of residential real estate.

Gildersleeve has over 25 years of senior management experience in various marketing, sales and operations positions with public companies, including Hilton, Wyndham, MeriStar and Trendwest. He received a BS degree from Western Kentucky University, where he currently serves on its advisory board, as well as an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University.

 


Doug Gordon

Licensed Real Estate Broker
dgordon@matrixrealestate.com
425.286.4883

Doug Gordon became a real estate broker in 1996. He has specialized in new construction sales for the majority of that time but also has experience in resale and office management, gaining his Managing Broker license in 2001. Currently he works with RM Homes managing community sales from start to finish: working with prospective buyers and their agents, negotiating offers, writing purchase-and-sale agreements, tracking deals through closing, offering marketing & pricing advise and working with the construction team to keep closings on time. The active pace and constant challenges of the real estate market keeps Doug energized and helping folks buy homes has always made him feel truly satisfied.

Doug has lived in the Puget Sound region since 1976. He was born in San Francisco but grew up in Bellevue, graduating from Newport High School and then finishing a BA in Global Studies from the University of Washington. He loves spending time with his six children and also loves travelling to near & distant ports with his beautiful wife, Tatyana. Enjoying the bounty of outdoor activities that the beautiful Northwest has to offer keeps Doug living the active lifestyle he loves, especially hiking. Other interests include gardening, bowling league, reading a great book, barbequing with friends and enjoying a great bottle of wine or beer.  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift!

Sarah Heath

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Managing Broker
sheath@matrixrealestate.com
253.653.6299

Whether you’re thinking of buying or selling, you want a broker with the experience and knowledge to help with every step. I’ve been selling real estate in the greater Seattle area since 2006, with a background in public relations and a genuine desire to see every Seattleite in the home of their dreams.

Thinking of buying? Choose a broker who knows the neighborhood. I’ve had years of experience selling condos in downtown Seattle, Capitol Hill and Queen Anne. I’ve spent a decade becoming old friends with Phinney Ridge, Maple Leaf and the U-District. I reside now in West Seattle where my dog has dragged me down every avenue – I know Seattle, its home values, its market trends and I’m here to help you find your perfect home.

Ready to sell? Choose a broker who knows how and where to market your home to get you the smoothest sale at the highest price. With a background in public relations, graphic design skills to create top quality marketing materials, and hundreds of transactions under my belt to ensure a stress-free and on-time closing, I’m ready to help you sell your home and move on to the next chapter in your life.

Michelle Kuper-Smith

msmith@matrixrealestate.com
509.885.6847 

Michelle is here to offer you superior service and to provide you with the most up to date information when selling or buying your property. Whether it is a cozy condo you’ve been dreaming of or a dazzling Eastern Washington dwelling, Michelle will surpass your expectations with her skill and dedication.

As a real estate agent in Southern California and with over fifteen years’ experience in the financial industry, Michelle knows the importance of due diligence and good communication skills and she definitely shows it when working with her clients.

Michelle’s passion for the beauty of the Crescent Bar area led her here over twenty years ago and she currently lives here for half of the year with her  “Goldendoodle” dog. Let Michelle share with you her true love for the “Columbia River Lifestyle” when purchasing your next property!

Erica Lightley

Licensed Real Estate Broker
elightley@matrixrealestate.com
206.660.8490

As a lifelong Pacific Northwest resident I started working in real estate in 2000. My real estate career started in marketing and swiftly moved to sales in 2002. I have worked with buyers and sellers of condominiums and single family homes in neighborhoods ranging from Columbia City up to Lynnwood and all the neighborhoods in-between.

I truly enjoy helping clients navigate the buying or selling process and being a part of such an exciting time in their lives.

 

 

 

Chaun Mackey

Matrix President and Licensed Real Estate Broker
cmackey@matrixrealestate.com
206.650.9000

Since his days at Washington State University, Chaun Mackey has known exactly what he wanted to do:  work with developers to sell and market their real estate. For the past 25 years that is exactly what he has been doing – helping major developers and financial institutions in the greater Seattle area to achieve their sales goals.

Right out of college in 1992, Chaun went to work as a community sales manager for Polygon Homes where he got his feet wet working for Dave Harding. He progressed to Windermere Yarrow Bay as an independent account manager and community sales manager. From there, he became director of sales and marketing for McCaugherty Companies where he managed the entire development and sales process for over 400 units in five multi-family projects.

Chaun joined Mike Miller at Miller Condominium Marketing in 2002, and his energy and drive propelled him to the position of president. He is now a founding partner of Matrix Real Estate, and also serves as president of Matrix, overseeing the daily operations of the company.

With a natural knack for understanding the financial side of the business, Chaun has a keen awareness of developers’ goals and strengths. He works diligently with developers and financial institutions to understand their strategic and financial goals and help them meet their goals with sales and marketing programs.  He is an innovator, always on the leading edge of what’s new and possible in terms of buyer financing and he is always in-the-know on special programs that financial institutions are bringing to the marketplace.

Chaun has great long-term partnerships with research analysts, lenders, banks, title and escrow companies, and he inherently understands the competitive marketplace. A true sales coach, his knowledge and energy motivate sales teams to perform at their best.

Chaun has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Washington State University. In his spare time, Chaun enjoys being in the mountains, snowmobiling with friends and traveling abroad.

Mike Miller

Matrix Partner and Designated Broker
mmiller@matrixrealestate.com
206.940.0688

With a passion for real estate and a knack for surrounding himself with an exceptional team, Mike Miller is a consummate real estate professional. As a founding partner of Matrix Real Estate, he is continuing to fuel his drive for helping developers find the best marketing and sales team for their communities.

For the past 27 years, Mike Miller has dedicated his professional life to Seattle-area real estate. In 1995 he recognized the opportunity for a niche-specialization in condominium marketing when he joined Faye Torgerson at Coldwell Banker Bain Associates in Bellevue. Within five years, from his start as a community sales manager, he was promoted through the ranks to senior management at Torgerson and Associates and then in 2000 Mike purchased the company from Faye and formed Miller Condominium Marketing.

For the next fifteen years, Mike grew his company, renamed MCM Group, into one of the most well-respected and largest-volume condominium marketing firms in the greater Puget Sound area. Specializing in for-sale multi-family product, MCM Group’s diverse portfolio ranged from Tacoma to Everett, including low-, medium- and high-rise condominiums, townhome communities, and both new construction and conversions.

Mike was instrumental in merging MCM Group to form Matrix Real Estate, which now has a diversified product focus including single family, townhome and resort communities throughout Washington State.

Mike has a warm presence and leadership style that naturally draw people to him, allowing him to form long-term partnerships and retain the best sales and management teams. One of his credos is “no ego” – with everyone working on the same team for the benefit of the developer and the community.  He particularly enjoys working in a team environment, collaborating with the development and design team from early site and product development through project sell-out. His ability to oversee the big picture while managing the fine details ensures that nothing falls through the cracks.

In addition to being our expert in-house sales manager, Mike has also taught CSP (Community Sales Professional) classes for the local Master Builders Association.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from City University, and was named the William A. Bain Associates “Rookie of the Year” in 1990. Today he enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and being where the sun shines.

Steve Snider

Licensed Real Estate Broker
ssnider@matrixrealestate.com
206.714.2404

A Seattle native and fourth generation real estate professional, Steve has been part of the Williams Marketing/Matrix Real Estate team since joining the company in September 2006.  As a Developer Representative, Steve works in conjunction with the three partners Chaun Mackey, Leslie Williams, and Mike Miller to manage the sales and marketing of several of the company’s condominium communities.

Steve’s main responsibilities with Matrix Real Estate include maintaining relationships with developer clients, consulting with development teams members, managing his team’s real estate listings, and contributing to the marketing strategy of the properties his team represents.  Steve is actively involved in the industry, participating in numerous seminars, courses and conferences throughout the year.

Last year Steve successfully closed over 11 million dollars in real estate transactions which included; townhomes, condominiums, and single family homes.

Steve is a graduate of Washington State University where he earned a bachelors degree in Organizational Communication and a minor in Business Administration. In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time outdoors whether it is boating, skiing or spending time at his family’s property on Henry Island in the San Juan Islands.

Leslie Williams

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Thirty-year Seattle real estate veteran Leslie Williams is the co-founder and Partner of Matrix Real Estate and founder and CEO, President and founder of Williams Marketing, Inc. With more than 20,000 condominium homes sold and closed, Leslie has built a team of trusted professionals who know what it takes to turn aspirations into reality.

A powerful ally to buyers and developers alike, Leslie’s success concentrates on the importance of uniting buyer satisfaction with developer results.  She and her team of seasoned professionals have pioneered innovative sales and marketing techniques that keep buyers and developers connected from the opening of the project sales office to the final move-in.  Williams also works to keep buyers and potential buyers tenaciously involved in the progress of their new homes and their community, from early stage planning with focus groups and property positioning, to target marketing and Buyer Retention Programs.

Leslie began her Seattle real estate career in 1977 while still enrolled at the University of Washington.  Upon graduation, Leslie was selected as one of the pioneering agents for a new firm that focused solely on condominium sales.  In 1981, she founded Williams Marketing Inc.  Her success working with banks and other financial institutions handling troubled and “work out” projects fueled the dramatic growth of her company and provided a bedrock of understanding that permeates the organization to this very day.  Today, in addition to the many banks and financial institutions she has added many well-known domestic and international developers and owners who entrust their projects to Leslie and her full-service team of experienced, energetic consultants and staff.

Extremely active in the local community, Leslie has served on many non-profit and professional committees and boards.  She is currently active in the community and is a frequent speaker locally and nationally.  Leslie was a committee member for the Olympic Sculpture Park as part of the Seattle Art Museum and is a past board member of the Intiman Theatre.  She was featured as one of the region’s “Smart Women” by Washington CEO Magazine.

Leslie and her husband split their time between Palm Desert and Kirkland.  She is a passionate world traveler, avid golfer, and enjoys experiencing different cultures and traditions.

Interested in discussing your new home development project? 

Connect with Matrix Real Estate today. Call or email Chaun Mackey, Partner and President, 206.650.9000  /  cmackey@matrixrealestate.com.

 

Office:
Matrix Real Estate LLC
14205 SE 36th St, Suite 100
Bellevue, WA  98006
206.650.9000
info@matrixrealestate.com