Reasons People Hire Brooke & Co

Working with us

We’re knowledgeable

We know the city, the home selling and buying process, lending and title inside and out.

We’re friendly and easy going

We are easy to talk to, we’re approachable and we explain things in ways you can understand, no matter how many houses you have or haven’t bought or sold. Ask us anything…really.

We have a great team

You hire us all when you hire one of us and we truly work together from start to finish in a way one agent cannot. From our trusted lenders to title to our support staff and agents…to trusted contractors after closing. It simplifies the process.

Why People Refer Us Once They’ve Worked With Us

Working with us

Creativity

We use unconventional and ever changing techniques to get houses sold for the most money and to win clients the house that everyone else wants. We get the best terms possible for our clients’ homes in ways you’ll discover.

Fast, effective communication

They didn’t feel alone for one minute during the emotional and undeniably stressful process of selling or buying a house.

We don’t disappear after a sale

People email us for contractor connections, locksmiths, grocery store and restaurant recommendations after sales. Heck, sometimes we become lifelong friends and we’re hoping we do with you too!

BROOKE WILLMES

brooke@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 267.980.5858
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990


I have 15 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia area and inner ring suburbs. In my former life, I practiced law in Philadelphia in the areas of Premises and Products Liability, which translated beautifully into having a deep understanding of how houses “work” and Contract Law, not to mention completing two personal renovations and two other flips.

I live with my family in Wynnewood in a 1941 stone home and previously lived in Fishtown until 2011 and West Germantown until 2019. I am originally a native of Rochester, NY (go Wegmans!) and attended undergrad at Eugene Lang in New York City and University of Rochester, where I received a BA in Political Science in 1998. I attended Law School at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law where I received a Juris Doctor in 2003 and became a member of the PA Bar as well in 2003.  I practiced in Philly for 2 1/2 years before making the leap to real estate, my true love.

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2020, 2013 Space & Company Top Producer Sales Volume Award

2020 Space & Company Top Suburban Transactions Award

2019 Space & Company Double Digit Growth Award

2019, 18, 16 and 14 Space & Company Leadership Award

2017 and 2012 Space & Company Top Producer Transactions Award

2017 Space & Company Year Over Year Sales Growth Award

2016 Best Realtor-Philadelphia Home Magazine

2013-17 Five Star Real Estate Professional Award

2012-17 Best Realtor Philly Happening List finalist

2014 Best of Trulia Award

SAL GARDNER

sal@brookeandcohomes.com
c.215.880.7893
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990


Sal is a veteran real estate agent who has called Philadelphia his home for over 20 years. He has lived all over the city in everything from a 6 bedroom Victorian townhouse he restored in South Philly, to a rehabbed house in Graduate Hospital, to his current home: new construction in Northern Liberties.

In his previous life, he had over 20 years of experience in the pharmacy industry as a data analyst, which gives him the eye for detail and makes him a “numbers guy” that supplements his love of real estate. Sal holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

Sal is well versed in every aspect of real estate sales – and there’s not a question you can ask him he hasn’t heard. He has a great knack for helping first time home buyers as well as investors, move-up buyers and renters alike.

When Sal isn’t selling houses, you can find him riding his motorcycle, cooking, baking, restoring old technology including antique radios and clocks, collecting mid-century furniture, working on cars and singing in various choruses.

CONSUELA FRANKS

consuela@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 215.870.6834
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990


As a former educator and long-time resident of Philadelphia, Consuela is an urban expert who can guide you through the buying or investing process with ease.  She has a BA from Rowan University in Education & Literature and is a current Fishtown resident.

Consuela was drawn to Philly in 2002 from her native NJ because it feels like a small tight-knit community where she’s always meeting new people, trying new restaurants and enjoying its culture and real estate is an extension of that for her. The process of selling and buying connects her with many different people whom she enjoys assisting in the puzzle-solving of what her clients need and want.

Consuela is a great problem-solver, easy to talk to and a fantastic leader to guide you in your search or your sale. When she isn’t working with clients, Consuela enjoys salsa and tango dancing, traveling and spending time with her family, which often involves arts and sporting activities for her son!

MARY HOGAN

mary@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 267.230.4760
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990


Mary has a BA in Science and concentrated in graphic design.  She has lived in Philadelphia for 25 years: in Art Museum for 10 years and Northern Liberties for 15. She’s owned a restaurant (Rustica) for 16 years and raised her family in Northern Liberties and still maintains a graphic design business, H-Design.

Her work has always been based on relationships and her love of Philadelphia which fueled a natural transition to becoming a realtor with Space and Company. Mary works with buyers, sellers, investors and renters, whether it’s a first, second or 10th home.  She believes that Philadelphia is still a very accessible town and a fantastic place to raise your kids, retire, invest, and live. Her keen attention to detail, finances and negotiation really shows in her representation of clients.

When Mary isn’t selling houses, you can find her downhill skiing, cooking, gardening, entertaining or working on her Lake House at Lake Henry.

JENNIFER BAZYDLO

jennifer@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 267.570.3830
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990


Jennifer is a licensed zoning and land use attorney and has both a current practice she owns as well as serves Of Counsel to other firms. She brings all of this knowledge and expertise to being a real estate agent as well, helping buyers, sellers and investors reaching their goals.

Jennifer holds a BA in History from Haverford College and a JD from Temple and is a member of the PA and NJ bars, as well as the Eastern District of PA. She also was recently elected as a Committee Person in the 25th Ward, 5th Division.

Jennifer has lived in the Philadelphia area for over 15 years, and currently resides in Fishtown neighborhood. She loves all the conveniences that city life has to offer, and in her free time can often be found exploring the city on her bicycle, clean cooking or clean eating!

RICH BRUDER

rich@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 267.242.5340
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990

Rich has a wealth of knowledge of Philadelphia acquired from a life time of  living and working in the city. He has fond memories of touring the inner-city with his father as they worked together in various business ventures.  In addition to his Associates Degree in Fine Arts he earned a BA  in graphic design from Rutgers-Camden University. Though choosing real estate as his career he’s proud of having designed album covers, gig posters, logos and t-shirts for area bands. He also credits his education in the arts for his eye for detail and appreciation for quality workmanship.

 

Having sold his home of 20 years in Northern Liberties he currently lives with his wife and daughter in Ardmore PA. While getting more familiar with the neighborhoods, bars ,  eateries and real estate market of the Main Line, he’s still close enough to the city he loves to still be part of the community.

KYLE FENNIE

kyle@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 570-650-1908
o. 215-625-3650
f. 215-689-3990

For the greater part of the past 20 years, Kyle has been an active member of the Philadelphia Theatre community working as an actor, fight choreographer, and technical director. For Kyle, working as an actor drew him to real estate because of a similar ability to connect with people on an individual and personal level. At his core, Kyle enjoys collaborating to bring communities and people together and in real estate home is where families come together.
Kyle studied acting at The University of the Arts where he focused in stage combat earning his Bachelors in Fine Arts. He also has a Masters in Arts from Villanova University. Kyle and his wife Meg live in Girard Estates with their two children, Saoirse, and Beckett along with their 16 year old Papillon, Petey. Outside of work, he volunteers his time at The West Philadelphia Community School.

MARCO BAKER

marco@brookeandcohomes.com
c. 267-870-4992
o. 215-625-3650
f. 215-689-3990

The DNA of many single and multi-family new construction projects in Brewerytown and Strawberry Mansion is based on the building blocks of Marco‘s previous work as a “Wholesaler,” or off-market real estate buyer, for a leading Lower North Philadelphia development company.
A native reared in East Oak Lane, Marco excels and enjoys employing non-traditional, creative solutions to connecting buyers and sellers.  In off-market acquisitions, he liaised between buyer, seller and title officers to help ensure clear and transferable title in a multitude of complex, dynamic transactions.  On the investment end, he understands appreciation, ROI and the science of real estate valuation.  An insider from a full scale building company, he also has a sense of construction-quality and an appreciation of “Shovel-to-Sale” real estate development.
Marco is not just an advocate for the best comparative value or peak sales price, but of aesthetics.  He follows trends in interior design, appreciates architectural history, follows the world of high-fashion, and has an affinity for Danish Mid-Century modern teak furniture and Contemporary art.
A trained cook and gourmand, Marco often indulges in local Southeast Asian culinary adventures.  He is the owner of a workman’s row in Sharswood on a most quaint, historic, tiny block just beyond the north end of Girard College’s great wall.

JUAN GIUSTO, Transaction Coordinator

juan@brookeandcohomes.com
o. 215.625.3650
f. 215.689.3990


Juan is the glue that binds the Brooke+CO team together as part-administrative assistant/part-marketing guru.  Juan is an artist, graphic designer, and photographer who has studied at Art Institute of Philadelphia.  He has an extensive background and many years experience as a screen printer and logo designer. Juan enjoys photographing a city that is rich in architecture, neighborhoods, and beautiful murals throughout its streets–if you see Philadelphia photographs popping up on our social media, you know Juan’s been out and about.

Juan is a Philadelphia native who lived in Fishtown for over 25 years and now resides in Port Richmond, who enjoys the Philadelphia music scene, iconic music theaters, and the ever growing art culture and community.  He’s also a passionate sports fan, competitive sports player and a dog lover who has two dogs, an American Pitt-Bull-Bulldog pup named Shero and pup Black lab-pitt named Hexy.