F. F. "Bud" Adams, Founder and CEO - A South Florida native, Bud Adams has been a pioneer in Florida real estate since the 1950's. Mr. Adams was the original Broker for Lost Tree Village, an exclusive country club community situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal in North Palm Beach. Over the years he built multiple commercial projects in Palm Beach County, as well as dozens of custom homes. Mr. Adams founded Illustrated Properties in 1975 and it quickly became the recognized leader in luxury real estate marketing. As the county grew so did Illustrated Properties. Today, thanks to his vision, Illustrated Properties caters to all segments of the market and has enjoyed the #1 market share in many of the markets the company services for over 30 years.
Mike Pappas, President & CEO - Michael I. Pappas is the President of The Keyes Company, one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States, with sales in excess of $4 billion annually. Keyes is based in Miami, with 35+ branches, 2,600 Associates and affiliates that include Capital Partners Mortgage, HomePartners Title, Keyes Insurance and Keyes Property Management. Mike graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University where he majored in Business and Spanish, and was awarded the Wall Street Journal Award as a top finance student. He joined Keyes as a Sales Associate in 1980 and held a variety of positions, including General Sales Manager, until taking over as President in 1992.
Timothy Pappas, Executive Vice President - Timothy Pappas has been the Executive Vice President of The Keyes Company since 1999. After graduating from Florida State University, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant before joining Keyes as the President of The Keyes Asset Management Company. He then became the Controller, and later the Chief Financial Officer for The Keyes Company before being promoted to Executive VP. Tim is a current Board Member of Chairman Call FM radio station 91.9 and was a former board member of Covenant College and Westminster Christian School. He is also a part of The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. Tim is married to Peggy, has four children and four grandchildren.
Diane has been licensed with Illustrated Properties since 1998. She began her career as an Agent at Illustrated then went into Management in 2000. She started the New Agent Training Program in 2001 and has trained many of our successful Associates throughout the years. She prides herself in assisting newly licensed associates become top in their field. She organizes all companywide trainings and mentors our Associates. She is available for transaction help, contract questions and any overall Real Estate questions our Associates may have.
Amanda was born and raised in South Florida and has been with Illustrated Properties since 2005. Her duties include assisting Mr. Adams in day to day operations with the company and overseeing the Recruiting, Training and Marketing Departments. She is also responsible for all office operations, opening of all new offices and the Home Services program. Amanda coordinates all special events held by the company throughout the year. She has been in the real estate business since 1998 and has been a licensed real estate agent since 2005.
Chris Ferguson, Director of Human Resources - As Director of Human Resources for The Keyes Company, Chris oversees all policies and programs, including employment, training, benefits, and compensation. She also assists and advises senior management on Human Resource issues. Chris has worked with The Keyes Company for 30 years, coming up through the Advertising and Training departments, serving as Accounting Manager, and even acting as Executive Assistance to the President, Mike Pappas. She obtained her degree from Florida International University in Human Resources. Chris and her husband have two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys reading and traveling.
Maria has served as the Administrator for Illustrated Properties' Corporate office since 1998, providing support to over 150 Realtors in her office. She is also the supervisor and trainer for all company Administrators. Some of her responsibilities include traveling to all offices to ensure that office operations are running smoothly and that all offices are up-to-date on the latest company tools and programs.
In 2006, Elisa moved from Brazil to Switzerland to study Hospitality Management and Marketing at Les Roches Hospitality Management University, where she graduated. Elisa joined Illustrated Properties family in 2014 and was rapidly enchanted by the Companys legacy and professionalism. Her vision and passion are reflected in her professional style as a recruiter, where she believes her main goal is to deliver Illustrated Properties concept in order to find committed professionals. Besides English, Elisa also speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French and is involved with our agents needs. She believes the key to a successful real estate agent is the combination of Illustrated Properties both worlds: a respected family-owned business, with a great reputation and top-of-the- line technology and training.
Wendi Iglesias, Chief Information Officer - Chief Information Officer, Wendi oversees all online presences and Internet lead generation for the company, encompassing company and agent websites, mobile apps, listing syndication, digital advertising, SEM and SEO. Her responsibilities also extend to office infrastructure, business software, agent tools and data management. With a passion for both real estate and technology, Wendi works every day to increase market capture. Raised in the real estate business, Wendi went on to found Click Technologies, a B2B Internet services provider. After selling the company, she became Senior VP of Sales and Operations at Expert Realty, developing one of the most aggressive and successful Internet lead capture and conversion models in the industry, before Keyes acquired the company. Wendi lives in North Palm Beach County and enjoys spending time with her family and in the outdoors.
Lisa Kells, Marketing Director - Lisa assists agents on a day-to-day basis with their marketing needs, including the marketing of listings and branding of agents. She is responsible for all corporate advertising and marketing ventures and trains new agents. Lisa has been in the real estate and development industries in various capacities for almost two decades, working with several local developers and real estate brokerage firms. Her marketing and advertising expertise was gained working for advertising agencies and serving in a marketing capacity for FPL Group.
Joy Linet, Vice President - As the Vice President, Joy Linet has added 10 additional services to benefit buyers and sellers, making their buying/selling experience exceptional. Joy began her career in real estate 35 years ago. Her responsibilities include Managing Associates, Customer Service and Training. In 2013, Joy leased, renovated and opened a start up Keyes branch in Delray, FL., expanding the office to 38 Associates presently. She also helps Keyes update, relocate and decorate offices, and assists in planning their Grand Openings. Joy served on several committees for National Association of REALTORS® and on the Board of Directors for Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches. She currently serves on many community and charitable committees and is a member of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Joy is also a member and President of the Women’s Council of Realtors for Palm Beach County.
Steven Reibel, Senior Vice President - Steven Reibel's real estate career began in Florida over 30 years ago with the opening of his Coral Gables real estate company, where he successfully grew the office to 80+ Associates. At that time, Steven began offering auction-marketing services to the company's clients. The success of the program led him to consolidate and joint venture with Auction Company of America, where he became Executive Vice President, and soon thereafter President, helping the company grow to be the 3rd largest real estate auction house in the U.S. Since joining The Keyes Company in 1994, Steven has undertaken its Strategic Growth, where he has acquired more than 75 real estate firms and over 5,000 real estate recruits. Steven says his dream of being a guitar rock star has never been realized due to a handicap known as lack of talent, but the team thinks he's great!
Paula Renaldo, Chief Marketing Officer - Paula Renaldo began with The Keyes Company as Director of Marketing, before her swift promotion to Chief Marketing Officer, the youngest the company has ever had. Her many responsibilities include Strategic Planning, Creative Strategy, Annual Budgeting, Graphic Design Direction, Social Media Strategy and Public Relations. She handles all Event Production for the company, including planning Keyes Annual Retreats and Cruises. Paula also oversees all Branding, including the complete overhaul of the company’s brand and website. Paula is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. In addition to her duties as a brand new mom, she also teaches CCD to 7th graders at her church, along with her husband.
Virginia Spencer, General Manager - Virginia has been General Manager of Illustrated Properties since 1998. In this capacity she oversees the activities of all of the company's agents and offices. She manages real estate transactions and handles escrow disputes, Errors & Omissions claims, ethics and arbitration for the agents and is the liaison with community organizations . Virginia also handles the licensing of the new offices, Board of Realtors applications, and occupational licenses for the company. She organized a commercial division in 2006 and oversees their monthly meetings. In 2005, she helped to organize a group of agents to start Illustrated Properties Charities and was instrumental in forming the Community Partnerships Program.
Denise Talboy | Vice President - Global Relocation & Corporate Services
Denise Talboy, Vice President - Global Relocation & Corporate Services - As Director of Global Relocation & Corporate Services, Vice President Denise D. Talboy is responsible for the overall growth and management of the Global Relocation & Referrals Division at Keyes. She has been in the relocation industry since 1997 and began working for The Keyes Company in 2004. In her previous role of Director of Corporate Services, she was responsible for developing new sources of business for Keyes, as well as assisting the previous VP with overall management of the department. Denise has a passion for rescuing senior dogs; her 19-year-old doxie was adopted at 15.
After serving as Assistant Controller for 16 years for a family owned and operated Cleveland-based builder, Cathy relocated to Wellington in 2001. She then held the position of Controller for Ecclestone Signature Homes for 5 years, until the company was forced to downsize during the housing slump in 2006. Cathy currently holds the position of Controller for Illustrated Properties, handling all its financial data, cash flow management and human resources duties. Cathy manages the accounting staff and oversees the daily accounting for Illustrated Properties and 10 of its affiliate companies.
Debbie joined her Illustrated Properties real estate family as Manager of our West Palm Beach Office in 2007. Debbie now serves as Manager of Agent Resources & Recruiting, applying her passion for building relationships, focusing on individuals, and helping agents with the latest tools, technologies and training to excel in their career. She recognizes that the professionalism and drive of our Illustrated Properties' agents sets us apart from the competition.