Co-Founder & Multiunit/Development Specialist
Chris joins TTR | Sotheby's International Realty as a Co-founder of the THRIVE Team after spending the last three years servicing a variety of buyer and seller clients, selling approximately $20 million between 2013-2015.
He is well regarded by his developer clients who depend on his skills for locating off-market development opportunities, selling new construction, and consistently delivering new buyers and running 1st time home-buyer workshops.
He is exceptionally knowledgeable in the minutia of Washington, D.C's Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA) and excels at navigating the complicated process of buying and selling multi-unit rental buildings in D.C. Chris is passionate about real estate and enjoys showing his clients his favorite neighborhoods, properties and hangouts around the region.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Chris offers a local’s perspective and deep knowledge of the neighborhoods and suburbs surrounding the city. Chris has been a resident of Columbia Heights for ten years and owns a Wardman row home off of 14th street.
Mr. Burns is a cum-laude graduate of Colgate University and is a renown alumni of the institution's India Study Group, a unique international experience that inspired him to establish Colgate's first collegiate cricket club. Through his effort with the cricket club, Chris successfully raised the funds to construct a wicket in 2005 and the club is still active today. Upon graduating, Chris spent a year writing about his experiences and training with professional cricketers at the MIG Cricket Club in Mumbai, India. He also ran track while at Colgate.
Prior to his real estate career, Chris was a well known DJ in the Washington DC area and has played accomplished sets at almost all of Washington's major nightclubs, including the 9:30 Club, U Street Music Hall, Black Cat, Flash, Lost Society, Public Bar, the Rock and Roll Hotel and many more. If you're lucky, you can sometimes still find him in the DJ booth for the occasional gig.
Staying true to his musical roots, Chris is the founding organizer of the Petwork Park Summer Jam, a newly established summer event that exposes DC's best electronic music makers and DJs to community members of all ages.
In his free time, Chris currently enjoys producing music in his studio and has released projects with a variety of local, national and international record labels (http://chrisburnsdc.com).
Chris is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, & Virginia.
Founder & Team Leader
Yianni joins TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty as the Founder & Team Leader of THRIVE, a new concept in real estate dedicated to providing paramount service and exceptional results built on the promise of authenticity, transparency, and effectiveness.
Yianni embarked on his journey in real estate after a long and successful career in global digital marketing where he worked with some of the world’s most prominent brands. Most recently, he served as the Group Managing Director of social@Ogilvy and was based in Sydney, Australia where he managed a staff of 16 people working across advertising, digital marketing, and communications disciplines. Under his leadership, the social@ogilvy team was able to double revenues, reduce costs, and win several prestigious awards across Asia-Pacific.
Prior to Ogilvy, Yianni served as Vice President of Strategy and New Business Development at Blue State Digital, a WPP subsidiary most well known for being the driving force behind President Barack Obama’s two groundbreaking Presidential campaigns. Earlier in his career, Yianni worked within the Corporate Executive Board’s Corporate Strategy Practice and at the World Bank. During his 15 years as a C-suite executive, Yianni has counseled hundreds of senior executives at Fortune 500 organizations, lead teams that have accounted for over $250 million in new revenue, negotiated or mediated multi-million dollar service contracts, and spoken at countless conferences and events --- all skills that he continues to utilize every day on behalf of his clients.
His passion for real estate began at a young age as he can vividly recall spending summer days working hand in hand with his father and brother, who are both still active real estate developers in the area. Having grown up in the Washington Metropolitan Area across the past 30 years, Yianni possesses a deep knowledge of the city’s many neighborhoods and offers his clients a truly local’s perspective. He maintains an active real estate portfolio that includes rental units in Adam Morgan, U Street, and Columbia Heights, and is always excited to meet new people who share his energy for the dynamic Washington, D.C. property market.
Yianni works closely with clients across the real estate spectrum, from first-time buyers looking to find and settle in their ‘perfect’ home … to multi-unit developers looking to re-envision DC’s vibrant neighborhoods … to institutional investors looking to maximize capital.
Yianni is a graduate of the George Washington University. When not busy working with clients, he can be found outside hiking through Rock Creek Park, coaching the FC Spartan Glory soccer club or the JV team at St. Albans, or just playing with the couple's dog @apollothevizsla. Yianni believes it is critical for real estate agents to know and love the neighborhoods in which they work, and proudly lives in The Kentlands with his wife Lisa and their two young childern.
Yianni is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, & Virginia.
'ALL-STAR' AGENT ROSTER
As a lifelong resident of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, Simon has a very unique perspective on all things Washingtonian.
He started his real estate career in Northern Virginia and quickly established himself as a leading producer on one of the State's top performing real estate teams. Simon's deep background as an analyst allowed him to spot inefficiencies in the industry and client relations, and his straight-forward and honest approach quickly gained traction in the space.
Two years later, Simon decided to shift his focus and bring his knowledge, experience in competitive markets, and statistics-driven approach to the THRIVE Team as he feels it really marries the perfect blend of "tried-and-true" and "cutting-edge."
Simon takes pride in coaching his clients to be knowledgeable, comfortable, and informed throughout every step of the process. In his free time, Simon enjoys live music, Washington sports, and being outdoors. You can catch him at Rock & Roll Hotel seeing a show, catching a Wizards game at Verizon center, or walking his dog Mishka through the National Arboretum. He is a proud homeowner in the District, presently residing in the very trendy and rapidly developing Woodridge neighborhood of Northeast Washington. He takes pride in being actively involved with his community and understanding the city from the inside out.
Simon is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, & Virginia.
Edgardo "eddie" sUAREZ
Eddie joins TTR Sotheby's International Realty as the THRIVE Team's first TRILINGUAL sales associate (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) after spending the last two years serving abroad and a diverse pool of clients across the Metro area with Christie's.
Armed with an intimate knowledge of DC's many vibrant neighborhoods, Eddie is among the first to know of any new project in the city's most desired quadrants. His ability to really understand his buyer's nuanced desires make him an exceptionally talented buyer's agent, while his eye for detail and design have yielded exceptional results for his sellers.
He is a graduate of the prestigious International Business School of Lima, Peru, and leverages many of those skills --- as well as a wealth of knowledge from his extensive international travels --- into many of his day-to-day interactions with clients. Eddie brings to THRIVE an unparalleled level of customer service, a refined business acumen acquired from his past life as an internationally recognized sales executive for Compaq Computer and Hewlett-Packard, and an incredibly personable and approachable personality. He's always willing to lend a hand and his tenacious enthusiasm and passion for life make him a tremendous asset.
He's a 9-year resident of the Petworth neighborhood, which makes him not only one of the earliest movers in a rapidly transitioning neighborhood, but also one of the very few people who can detail all of the changes that have made Petworth exceptionally "hot". He's an avid supporter of many local community organizations and routinely participates in local events, fundraisers, and school partnerships. He proudly lives in Petworth with his spouse Mehl, their lovely daughter, and their pup, Oscar.
Eddie is licensed in the District of Columbia & Maryland.
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Sandi Mujanovic joins TTR Sotheby's International Realty and the THRIVE Team after a very successful year at Compass Real Estate. Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sandi came to the United States by way of Germany in 1998.
Thanks in large part to his unique background, trilingual language skills, and extensive local and international network, Sandi is able to deliver exceptional results to all of his clients. Sandi's warm, approachable demeanor allows him to connect with everyone he meets and quickly turn acquaintances into friends and partners.
Sandi's top priority is exceptional customer service. With an extensive background in logistics, client relations, and business development, Sandi emphasizes personalized experiences for each of his clients. He is dedicated to expertly guiding clients through all of the nuances and complexities that may be involved in buying or selling a home.
Sandi is proud to call Washington, D.C. his home. He loves the architecture, culture, and coming together of local and global communities that make the District such a vibrant, dynamic city. Sandi enjoys exploring and keeping up to date with the latest trends and developments by eating, biking, and running his way through the city. He is happy to offer showings that feature neighborhood tours on foot or by bicycle.
Sandi is licensed in the District of Columbia.
Marketing / Communications / Operations Team
Marketing + Operations Associate
For those that know him, there's little doubt that Justin was born to be in real estate.
While most 10-year-old's spend their time watching TV or playing video games, Justin could often be found with his head buried in house plan books or glued to mock floor plans. Several years later, his passion still remains. While his skill-set has grown tremendously, his enthusiasm is still the same as that wide-eyed young boy.
Justin has nearly a decade of experience under his belt, in various marketing and new business development capacities. Immediately prior to joining the THRIVE Team, Justin played an integral role with MPI, a regional financial services and merchant payment processing company, where he led internal marketing and managed a team of over 30 sales professionals. As a member of our team, his primary responsibilities include working with agents to plan and execute marketing campaigns as well as to help streamline our operations procedures.
Justin is originally from The First State, where he also attended the University of Delaware. Now, he's excited to call Glover Park home, along with his sidekick #BrutusTheBoxer. Justin can often be found, out and about, tasting all that D.C. has to offer in the food scene or hunting for his next furniture piece to re-purpose.