MEET OUR TEAM

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Mary Gillach MBA, MA

MARY GILLACH, PRINCIPAL
Cell: (617) 935-9290 | Email: Mary.Gillach.WG93@Wharton.UPenn.Edu |LinkedIn: Mary’s Profile

As the Principal of the Gillach Group, Mary brings 15 years of consulting and executive management experience. As a new broker in 2001, she quickly built a sustainable and successful practice. Based on a professional services model, her team is comprised of field assistants, sales agents, marketing specialists and administrative staff. The result of which is a team aligned to seamlessly meet the needs of our clients – busy, accomplished, smart folks who need to buy the perfect home – or sell their current one in the most profitable and painless way possible. Our team is steeped in the vagaries of residential real estate, so you don’t have to be!

Exceptional analysis, service, and results. Mary has continually ranked among the top 10 agents in the Boston Metro since 2003. She also holds the distinction of being the area’s top buyer’s agent since 2003.
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Noha Soliman, Realtor

NOHA SOLIMAN, REALTOR
Cell: (781) 369.5211 | Email: Noha.Soliman@thegillachgroup.com |LinkedIn: Noha’s Profile

Buying her first home with her husband in the Boston suburbs ignited Noha’s interest in real estate. Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is her passion. She strives to be someone in whom her clientele and colleagues can put their trust and faith. Every transaction, she believes, is always about the customer. “You are the driver, I am the passenger who’s there to guide, educate, and provide the best service possible.” She knows how to listen and is generous in offering information. While Noha is a strong negotiator and advocate for her clients, she is just as much a compassionate, friendly, humorous partner who eases a process that can often be quite stressful.

Raised in Maryland, she graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in Communications/Public Relations. Noha currently lives in Winchester and in her free time is busy baking, reading, and spending time with her loving husband and two energetic sons.
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Joe Drake, Realtor

JOE DRAKE, REALTOR
Cell: (617) 335.2701 | Email: Joseph.Drake@thegillachgroup.com |LinkedIn: Joe’s Profile

Joe joined The Gillach Group after a successful 35-year career within the global consulting industry. Joe served as an executive with IBM, KPMG, CSC and Sapient. He uses his professional skills for problem solving, relationship building, understanding the economy, market research, negotiation and deal management in all his real estate activities. Joe believes in working proactively to identify real estate opportunities and to expedite their sales, purchases and closing processes for his clients.

Joe is a lifelong resident of the Boston area and has lived in West Newton for the past 25 years. He has been a local real estate investor for years, primarily in the Boston condominium market. He was educated at BC High and graduated from Boston College with a BA in History and went on to earn an MBA. Joe enjoys spending time outside, including taking long walks with his dog and working in the garden.
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Laura Simmons, Realtor and Field Assistant

LAURA SIMMONS, REALTOR & FIELD ASSISTANT
Cell: (206) 779.2370 | Email: Laura.Simmons@thegillachgroup.com |LinkedIn: Laura’s Profile

As the daughter of a highly successful real estate professional, Laura inherited exposure to real estate and developed a keen aptitude stemming from her sincere interest and experience in the industry. Laura prides herself in her passionate and heartfelt drive to serve the best interests of her clients. She enjoys meeting and working with new people regularly and finds it particularly rewarding to shape the life-changing processes of buying or selling a home.

Laura graduated from Colgate University with a degree in History and currently lives in Arlington. In her spare time, she is a design junkie and loves helping friends, family, and acquaintances transform their spaces. She also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
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Krystyn Elek, Realtor and Field Assistant

KRYSTYN ELEK, REALTOR AND FIELD ASSISTANT
Cell: (843) 209.5044 | Email: Krystyn.Elek@thegillachgroup.com |LinkedIn: Krystyn’s Profile

Connecting personally with clients and understanding their individual needs, Krystyn strives to make the processes of buying and selling straightforward and efficient. She is passionate about building and maintaining relationships with clients by putting their needs and satisfaction above all else, all the while operating with honesty. Prior to joining the Gillach Group, she was a top-producing leasing agent at Charlesgate Realty and served as the Listing Assistant for the Vineburgh/DiMella Team.

Krystyn currently lives in Watertown, MA and serves as the head coach for the varsity hockey team at The Winsor School in Boston. Krystyn graduated with honors from Amherst College with a degree in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought and Psychology. She earned her Masters of Science at Smith College.
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Karly Smith, Transaction Coordinator

KARLY SMITH, TRANSACTION COORDINATOR
Cell: 603.545.5044 | Email: Karly.Smith@thegillachgroup.com

As the longest standing member of our team, Karly displays an amazing loyalty and dedication to her job and our clients! As one of our office-based team members, she shepherds the mountains of paperwork associated with each transaction, making sure all deadlines are met to protect our buyers and sellers’ interests. In addition to transaction management, Karly assists with our databases as well as tracking and providing preferred vendor resources for clients. Karly’s many years of real estate experience remain a huge asset to every one of our deals.

Karly, a former competitive swimmer, is a graduate of Keene State College where she majored in Elementary Education. Her love for organization and house hunting makes her a perfect fit for real estate. In her spare time, she enjoys staying fit, reading a good book and spending time with her family.
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Erik Hallgren, Marketing Manager

ERIK HALLGREN, MARKETING MANAGER
Cell: 508.963.1052 | Email: Erik.Hallgren@thegillachgroup.com |LinkedIn: Erik’s Profile

Erik is focused on ensuring our team is branded competitively within all markets we represent. He is dedicated to providing our clients with a customized marketing mix, maximizing exposure through all relevant and available channels. He cares about being involved in projects that add value, seeking to create a user friendly experience for our team and clients.

Erik graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from The New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. He currently is finishing up a Graduate Degree program at Boston University’s MET College with a concentration on Applied Business Analytics. When not spending time with friends and family he enjoys either drawing or going on a nice twenty mile bike ride.
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