WELLESLEY, Mass. – Amy Mizner, Sheryl Simon and Debi Benoit, principals of Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. (BMS), recently announced the addition of two experienced real estate brokers, bringing their agent count to 65. The three-and-a-half year old real estate firm, with offices in Wellesley and Weston, has expanded by nearly 40%, and was honored for the second time in 2013 with a “Growth Award” from The Commonwealth Institute and the Boston Business Journal. The principals also report that revenues were up nearly 40% in 2013, the firm’s largest year over year increase since its inception in fall of 2010.
The two newest hires are longtime real estate developer Stas Burdan, and veteran sales agent Susie Shortsleeve.
Susie Shortsleeve’s dedication, strong networking and community involvement have been a proven asset to her clients. Susie has been a licensed Realtor since 1987 and prior to joining Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. was a top producer at Century 21 and Coldwell Banker. Susie holds a BS in business management from Sacred Heart University and is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. As an active Weston resident for the last 20 years, Susie served on the Weston Board of Assessors, is a member of the Weston Emergency Reserve Corps and involved in fundraising for Children’s Hospital in Boston. She currently resides in the Boston area and has three children: Cassie, Mike and Keri.
“Susie is the consummate professional in all that she does and we are thrilled that she has joined our firm,” noted principal Debi Benoit. “The fact we have been able to recruit such strong talent speaks volumes about our company’s culture and track record.”
Stas Burdan has been involved in real estate development for over 10 years. As Developer/Investor/Managing Partner, Stas has developed numerous successful residential properties, both multi- and single-family, in the Greater Boston area. Stas’ extensive experience includes: project identification, zoning analysis, project planning and cost estimation, permitting/entitlement, obtaining acquisition and construction financing, general contracting, construction management for multi-and single-family new construction, adaptive reuse and rehab projects, condominium conversions, property management, accounting, finance, marketing and sales both pre- and post- construction. Stas also possesses over 20 years of IT engineering and consulting experience. In addition to assisting buyers and sellers in their transactions, Stas offers a wide variety of services related to development, construction management, general contracting and real estate investment. In the last 18 years, Stas has lived in Weston, Newton and Cambridge. When not immersed in real estate, his interests include travel, photography and building automation. He is fluent in Russian.
“As we continue to add agents and brokers, I am constantly reminded of the depth and breadth our team brings to the table,” noted principal Sheryl Simon. “Stas’ background in real estate development, marketing and finance will not only benefit our clients but our agents as well.”
Stas and Susie along with the other BMS agents represent buyers and sellers throughout the entire Metro-West region.
Benoit, Mizner and Simon believe that their team’s experience and diverse former careers in fields ranging from finance to government, architecture and design is what appeals most to their clients. “We’re not ‘one size fits all’ in anything we do,” noted principal Amy Mizner. “Our team is as unique as the clients we serve.”
About Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.:
Debi Benoit, Amy Mizner and Sheryl Simon, who were all consistently number one real estate agents in their respective markets, formed Benoit Mizner Simon & Co. in the fall of 2010. They offer a fresh approach in a changing market that provides their clients with a highly professional, memorable experience – one that from start to finish is delivered in a seamless transaction. With a strong and powerful network of people, resources and technology and a full understanding of the needs of buyers and sellers in this market, their goal is to combine their creative vision and give their clients exposure in two offices to better promote their properties. For more information visit www.benoitmiznersimon.com.