On the heels of announcing its upcoming regional branch launch in downtown Bellevue, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty recently revealed its team would be joined by industry veteran Lisa Whittaker.

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With more than two decades of real estate sales experience and a portfolio totaling more than $500 million in sales — including luxury properties in Medina, Clyde Hill, and West Bellevue — Whittaker will serve Realogics Sotheby’s as founding member.

“Lisa is a long-time friend, peer, and well-respected member of the real estate community — we are elated that she aligned with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty,” Stacy Jones, vice president and chief people officer for Sotheby’s, said in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming Lisa’s thought leadership as we commence operations on Old Main Street in downtown Bellevue, and together, we’ll deliver an extraordinary experience for our brokers and their clients.”

Whittaker said she is, “excited for what the future will bring,” in her new role.

“My passion for progressive marketing and yearning for interstate and international referral connections led my decision to align with Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty,” she said. “I am proud to be a true advisor and client advocate with all property types and price points, around the corner and around the globe.”

When the new 3,200 square-foot branch comes on line in March 2020, Whittaker and the rest of the Realogic’s Sotheby’s team will be able to greet clients in many of the office’s varied venues. It will include the B-Bar — a hybrid café (by day) and cocktail lounge (by night) — and will offer a private event center, real estate showroom, and co-working lounge that will afford guests amenities like food and drink options and valet parking.