DARIEN, CT – Kristin Calve has been appointed as Director of Business Development at William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance’s Darien Office. The announcement was made recently by William Raveis, Chairman and CEO.
“There is no doubt that Kristin will excel in her new role,” commented Mr. Raveis.
“She is an accomplished professional with an impressive background in journalism and marketing, and she brings much experience and talent to the table. We are delighted that she will be heading up the development of our Darien office and I’m looking forward to its success.”
“I am proud and excited to be a part of the William Raveis team and to work towards the development of the Darien office,” noted Kristin. “I expect our office to be in the #1 position in Darien within 3 years. I believe this goal is well within reach because Bill Raveis and William Raveis Real Estate are committed to providing our agents with the best training, tools and support for building their business. As a direct result of their access to these resources, our agents are able to provide clients with the best service, marketing support for properties and critical data about the local market.”
Prior to transitioning to a career in real estate, Kristin worked as a publisher at American Lawyer Media, the leading legal publishing company in the US. In that role, she handled acquisitions of smaller, regional publishers and integrated their operations to form a national publishing business as part of the National Law Journal's Litigation Network. In addition, she was the owner and managing editor of Connecticut Family Today magazine.
Calve earned an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Fordham University in New York City. She is President of the Board of Directors at the YWCA in Darien, a member of the Darien Chamber of Commerce and a committee member on the Human Services Planning Commissions Asset Building project on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce.
She is a resident of Darien and mother of four children. Her husband is Chief Marketing Officer at Proskauer Rose, LLP in New York City. Her family is well-known in the Darien community as long-time business owners.
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is one of the top companies in the nation. It was recently ranked in 2009 by sales volume in REALTOR® Magazine as the #1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the 10th largest real estate company in the USA. The innovative firm is nationally recognized as an industry leader in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. Its award-winning website, raveis.com, will draw an estimated 10 million visitors in 2009.
William Raveis Real Estate began its New York expansion recently and presently has offices in Rye and Harrison in Westchester County. Future plans entail expansion into Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Presently, the firm has 2,100 highly trained sales professionals and 65 offices / two affiliates in Connecticut; Massachusetts; Westchester County, New York; and Rhode Island.