Agents

Elad Bushari

Elad founded Bushari Group Real Estate as a client focused company with exceptional customer service and unwavering ethics at its core. As an owner, Elad has worked diligently to build a powerful and reputable brand in Boston, with a strong focus in inbound marketing. As a broker, Elad specializes in luxury condos, lofts and pre-construction development projects in the metro Boston area. His websites use cutting-edge technology to connect buyers, sellers and developers.

Elad was recently elected to serve as the chair of the Grievance Committee of the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS®, and has honorably served as a Director and on the Professional Standards Committee of the Association for the past two years. In 2009, Elad was proud to be recognized as one of the nation’s young innovators in REALTOR® Magazine’s “30 Under 30.”

Elad learned many of his creative problem solving skills while serving as a Captain in the Israeli Defense Forces. He enjoys snowboarding, learning and spending time with his family.

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Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer who strives to exceed expectations. As Director and an Associate Broker, Mara is a key participant in company growth, business development and marketing strategies. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations.

In her free time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and spending time with her family.

+1 617 981 0209
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Andrea McDonough

Andrea is a residential and commercial real estate specialist at Bushari Group Real Estate. Known for her energy, motivation, quality service and values, Andrea is always up-to-date on the Boston real estate market and strives to keep an edge on her negotiating and marketing skills. Andrea uses her knowledge and experience to achieve the most for her clients and was recently awarded one of REALTOR Magazine’s “Top 30 Under 30”.

Obtaining her REALTOR status in the winter of 2009, Andrea moved over to Bushari Group after a successful career in commercial real estate; focusing her efforts on research, marketing and analysis. In the fall of 2011, Andrea added her Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) to her already impressive resume. Andrea is driven to continue educating herself on the market and upgrading her credentials as she moves forward in her career in order to give her clients the best service possible.

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Brendan Cavanaugh

One of the first agents to start with the Bushari Team, Brendan specializes in the sale and leasing of luxury condos, loft spaces, and pre-construction buildings in the competitive Boston real estate market. Brendan is an active Realtor® and exhibits the quality and expert services that define Bushari Group Real Estate’s highest standards of excellence in professionalism, integrity and hands on customer service. Brendan prides himself in his knowledge of the ever-changing market as well as his acute attention to detail that is required in every real estate transaction.

After graduating from Merrimack College in 2005 with a degree in Marketing, Brendan developed an extensive background in insurance sales, marketing and small business management, making the switch to real estate after purchasing his first condo. Brendan is an active world traveler having spent time in Europe, South America and Asia. In his free time, Brendan is an avid sailor, competes in triathlons, enjoys skiing, scuba diving, golfing, along with playing tennis and squash.

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Eric Tam

Eric is a sales specialist who strives to exceed client expectations. He seeks to build lasting relationships with his clients and utilizes his sales skills to help his clients achieve the best value for their home – whether they’re buying or selling. From the savvy investor to the first time homebuyer, Eric believes all home owners should have the opportunity to build wealth through real estate.

Born and raised in Newton, Eric has studied the art of negotiating and majored in sales and marketing at Babson College. Before turning his attention to the real estate market, Eric was a successful sales professional; managing his family’s residential and commercial properties. Eric’s sales background and negotiating skills have helped him to become a strong advocate for his clients and close countless real estate transactions. Eric speaks Cantonese and Taosanese and his family’s roots in the local Asian community run deep. Eric now resides in the South End and enjoys spending time with his family.

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Chris Thoman

Participating in more than $30 million in residential real estate transactions in the past three years and leasing more than 600 units throughout each neighborhood in Boston, Chris’s experience and knowledge of Boston real estate is second to none. Chris has assisted a wide range of clients with purchasing, selling, and renting residential and commercial real estate. In addition, Chris specializes in relocation and is known for the level of quality service and professionalism that he provides. Having previously spent time working in both the mortgage and real estate law industries, Chris has developed an extensive knowledge of all aspects of real estate transactions.

Chris has been an active member of the real estate community in Boston for more than ten years, and a resident of Boston for the past thirteen years. He is also an active member of the North End/ Waterfront Residents’ Association and Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. Chris is an avid snowboarder, skier and golfer. In his free time, he enjoys checking out new restaurants around the city and spending time with his friends and family.

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Georgia Balafas

Georgia is an experienced real estate professional working with buyers, sellers and renters to successfully guide the purchase, sale and lease of residential and commercial spaces. A seasoned marketing and communications professional specializing in business development and sales, Georgia holds strong interpersonal relationships and a down-to-earth communication style that support her negotiation abilities. Georgia is an expert closer committed to a solution-based sales approach with a customer-centered focus.

A Massachusetts native and first generation Greek-American, Georgia is a Boston University alumna graduating with a BS in Communication and concentration in Advertising in 1998 and a Masters in Multinational Commerce in 2008. Georgia has been a licensed real estate sales agent since October of 2002, receiving her real estate broker’s license in April of 2011. She is an active Realtor® and a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. Georgia is fluent in Greek and conversant in French. In her free time, Georgia is an avid international traveler, enjoys hosting dinner parties and frequents art galleries.

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Daniela Cafaro

A current resident of Somerville, Daniela is a native New Englander who knows her local real estate market. Active in real estate for nearly a decade, Daniela posses a knowledge of the North End Waterfront area that is unmatched. A former North End resident of thirteen years, her experience and knowledge comes with passion and excitement for the lifestyle this area brings. She covers the Boston Metro area but will travel anywhere her clients need to go. Whether representing buyers or sellers, her knowledge and can-do attitude has produced a long list of grateful clients. She strives to do the best job possible for every client, providing assistance through what can be a challenging yet rewarding process.

Working as a Real Estate Broker is natural for Daniela, and not only because she is passionate about working with people. Daniela is approachable, dependable and committed to assisting her clients through every real estate transaction with ease. Combined with experience and insight, Daniela’s excellent negotiating and problem solving skills have earned her widespread respect of her clients and colleagues. Widely respected by her peers in the industry, Daniela is known as a hardworking broker with a high energy level who is good with details and follow-through. Her keen negotiating skills make her an outstanding advocate, while her boundless energy, warmth and good humor make her a pleasure to work with.

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Matthew Diozzi

Matthew is known for his dedication to his clients and exceptional customer service. He is both a careful listener and skilled negotiator. Matthew grew up in Belmont and currently resides in Boston. He possesses an in-depth local market knowledge and comprehensive insight into market trends. Prior to moving back to Boston, Matthew worked directly with developers on marketing and selling high-end condominium development projects in New York City.  Matthew’s unique set of qualifications make him a sought after agent by Boston’s most discerning buyers, sellers and developers.

Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University and is dully licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys spending his time on Cape Cod, golfing, and traveling to destinations across the globe. He looks forward to working with you to achieve all of your goals in your real estate endeavors.

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Liz Dehler

Liz is a sales and leasing specialist at Bushari Group Real Estate who has quickly risen to become a top producing agent. She is highly educated on the multifamily and Boston Building Market, closing numerous condominium, single family home, multi-unit building and new construction development sales. With experience representing first time homebuyers to both local and international investors, Liz’s wealth of knowledge has allowed her to flawlessly guide her clients to successfully achieving their desired real estate goals.

Originally from Southern Maine, Liz is a native New Englander. A graduate from the University of Tampa where she majored in Marketing and Communications, Liz has developed unrivaled skills that have enabled her to become a powerhouse in the real estate industry. In her free time, Liz enjoys attending Core Fusion classes at Exhale Spa in Boston. She is also an avid skier and dog lover, and enjoys spending time with her two dogs at her ski condo in New Hampshire.

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Diane Giacobbi

Diane brings more than 20 years of local real estate knowledge and experience to Bushari Group Real Estate. Prior to real estate, Diane was in the human services industry working for The Easter Seal Society. This experience provided her with an ability to combine social work and business into her real estate career. “It is not just about making a sale; it is about moving families, listening to the clients needs, and managing the myriad of details necessary for a smooth transition.” Customer service and a continuing referral network of satisfied clients is the cornerstone of her business.

Diane has earned the CRS® and ABR® designations, which are both a combination of many hours of extensive specialized education and high production requirements. 

A resident of Boston for many years, Diane is extremely knowledgeable about the growth and real estate market trends in all of downtown Boston’s neighborhoods. She has been an active member of the Back Bay Neighborhood Association, The College Club of Boston, and a volunteer for Hospice Care. Diane loves to travel, especially to Las Vegas to spend time with her son and three teenage grandchildren.

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Amy Carlisle

Amy is a dedicated and passionate sales and leasing specialist who consistently offers each client her undivided attention. Having lived in each borough of Boston over the past ten years, Amy has an unparalleled understanding of what each neighborhood has to offer. This knowledge has enabled Amy to accurately guide and educate her clients through every detail of the buying and selling process. Amy prides herself in being a committed leader to her clients and is known for her enthusiasm, attention to detail, communication skills and high level of service and professionalism.

Originally from Waterford, CT, Amy moved to the Boston area to attend the University of Massachusetts Boston. Nearly six years ago, Amy found her start in real estate and has continued to rise to the top of her field. Amy currently resides in South Boston. In her free time, Amy enjoys yoga, horror movies, and watching reality television.

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Andrea Turner

Andrea is a residential real estate specialist at Bushari Group Real Estate. Prior to joining Bushari Group, Andrea was the Marketing Manager for a local boutique wealth advisory firm, Silver Bridge Advisors and also worked for Deutsche Bank in New York City. Andrea spent 10 years working with sophisticated clients with complex needs. She has lived and worked in Boston for 8 years.

Andrea’s experiences have provided her with excellent client service skills, impressive marketing insight, the ability to manage complex situations, and an acute attention to detail. Andrea’s hard work, organizational skills, friendly approachable manner, and dedication to a customized approach to client service help make the home buying/selling process a seamless and enjoyable experience.

Andrea currently resides in Beacon Hill with her husband Brian and their yellow Labrador Retriever Jake. She grew up in New Canaan, CT and attended Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Andrea loves to travel, is an avid skier, enjoys Pilates and spending time in Stowe, VT and Nantucket.

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Josh Stiles

Josh M. Stiles is a forward-thinking real estate professional who provides exceptional energy, attention, and customer service to buyers, sellers and renters in the Boston area. He listens closely to the needs of his clients and connects them with the opportunities that best match and exceed their needs.

Josh graduated from Kenyon College with a BA in Economics. As a collegiate athlete and team captain, he was All-Conference in Men’s Tennis and an NCAA team quarterfinalist and national runner-up. Josh has taught tennis for nine years in various venues, worked in sales at Thomson Reuters and volunteered at Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Josh has lived in Cambridge and Watertown and has vacationed in Provincetown, MA every summer since 1990 with his family and friends.

(617) 581-5907
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Nicole Blanchard

Nicole Blanchard began her career in real estate in 2011 after conducting her own search for an apartment in Beacon Hill. A high-energy, twenty-first century businesswoman, she is one of the most visible, driven, and successful luxury rental brokers in the city with extensive relationships across all neighborhoods in Boston. She has worked with a substantial clientele consisting of celebrities, local athletes, and CEOs. 

Aside from real estate, Nicole enjoys painting abstract art, softball, and vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. She currently lives in South Boston with her two her cats, Lily & Nemo. Clients appreciate her expertise in navigating the ever-changing and competitive Boston market.

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Daniel O’Leary

Daniel J. O’Leary was “born with real estate in his veins.” A product of Boston’s North Shore, he spent many weekends and school vacations working for the family business—a local company focused on high-end residential real estate development.

After graduating from Boston University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Hospitality, Daniel spent time working in fine-dining for Barbara Lynch Gruppo while starting his real estate career. His goal at Bushari is to combine hospitality with real estate, anticipating the needs of his clients and treating those needs as if they were his own. He is consistently on top of new listings to the luxury market, with an eye for great values and investment opportunities. Passionate and dedicated to exceeding expectations, Daniel is always one step ahead.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys Second Empire-style architecture and learning about lesser-known food and wine regions—but most importantly, a weekly dinner with his parents.

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Josh Drawas

Born and raised in Sudbury, Massachusetts, Josh brings nearly 15 years of experience in Boston’s real estate industry. He first received his Massachusetts real estate license after graduating from Colorado College with a BA in Economics in 2001. His background includes several years in property management, overseeing an extensive portfolio of residential properties throughout The Fenway, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, Newton and Brookline, as well as commercial properties throughout the Greater Boston region.

Josh later pursued his Masters Degree in 2010, receiving an MS in Real Estate from Bentley University.

The client experience and developing long lasting relationships are Josh’s main focus. While providing seasoned knowledge and insight of Boston’s real estate market, his philosphy ecompasses responsiveness, integrity and unwavering commitment to go above and beyond for each of his clients. Josh’s warm and approachable personality creates a comfortable and enjoyable setting for both long time residents of Boston, as well as first time buyers, sellers and renters in the city.

One of Josh’s greatest pleasures is world travel, and he has spent time exploring much of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Caribbean, as well as skiing in British Columbia’s backcountry and scuba diving the barrier reefs of Belize. An outdoor enthusiast at heart, he also finds time for adventures in the mountains and oceanside of New England with his white lab named Riley.

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Randy Horn

With a serious commitment to providing exceptional service, Randy Horn prides himself on his ability to cater to each client’s unique criteria, whether helping them navigate the intricacies of Boston’s rental market for the first time or working with them to search for the perfect property to purchase. He takes professionalism to the next level, going beyond expectations while always honoring his fiduciary responsibilities, as his clients will attest.

Randy followed in his family’s footsteps by pursuing a career in real estate and earned his license right out of high school. After graduating from the University of Colorado, he gained tremendous negotiating and transactional experience while working in commercial real estate. He shifted gears by embracing Boston’s residential market, with a focus on developing lasting relationships with each client. His charisma and enthusiasm for real estate are backed by the variety of experiences that he’s had in each sector of the industry.

Though real estate is his passion, when Randy is not assisting his clients, he enjoys traveling, cooking for friends and family and speaking Spanish.

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Kristen O’Keefe

Kristen O’Keefe began her experience in the residential sales market during her career as a leasing agent in South Boston. She is intrigued by the Boston rental market and enjoys finding clients their perfect place to call home. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, she understands the values of hard work and discipline and always maintains a professional attitude.

 Kristen graduated from Lynchburg College in Virginia with a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish, where she served hundreds of hours of community service and participated as a member of the Equestrian Team and Kappa Delta Sorority. She spent time studying in Spain and traveled to many different countries during her time abroad.

 In her spare time, Kristen enjoys horseback riding, hiking with her rescue pup, traveling and spending time with her friends and family on Lake Winnipesaukee, where she grew up.

603.986.4025
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Sam Reifman-Packett

Sam Reifman-Packett is a residential sales and rental specialist, having helped his clients purchase and sell millions of dollars worth of real estate since beginning his career in 2011. Sam takes pride in his constant and prompt communication with his clients and other industry professionals, striving to make sure that his clients receive the best service possible. His clients appreciate his positivity as he navigates them through the sometimes-stressful process of buying and selling a home.

Working with a wide variety of clients, from the first time homebuyer to the experienced investor looking to add more properties to their portfolio, Sam is a trust-worthy agent and diligent worker with a deep knowledge of the Boston market.

When Sam is not working, you might find him playing guitar with his band, which is active in the Boston and New York music scenes.

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