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DWELL Residential Supports The Arts


DWELL Residential supports the arts. Specifically, we support artists. We believe it’s a great fit for artists to work in real estate because, at its worst, they’re used to starving to death, rejection and being lied to. They are also used to working hard and putting their heart and soul into what they do. And, at its best, participating in a real estate transaction is fun, rewarding and closes with great reviews! Meet our agents who work in both worlds.

 “There’s no business like show business…except Real Estate!”


A New York native from a family of entertainers, Justine made her professional debut at the age of twelve performing with her mother in several cabaret clubs in Manhattan. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Theatre, after which she relocated to Los Angeles and shifted her focus from acting to directing and producing. Following many years in the film and television industry, Justine returned to the New York stage in 2005. A year later she landed her first role as a Real Estate Salesperson originally specializing in rentals and recently adding property sales to her resume. In addition, Justine is the Marketing and Operations Manager (aka MOM) here at DWELL. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Gallery Players’ in Park Slope where she has donned the hat of a producer, director and performer. A proud parent within the community, she lives, works and plays right here in her beloved Brooklyn. To see her bio and contact information, click on this link,


David has been a professional actor and voice over artist for nearly 15 years. On Broadway David has appeared in Tom Stoppard’s award winning trilogy The Coast of Utopia, and The Rivals both for Lincoln Center Theater, as well as Terrance McNally’s recent Mothers and Sons. He has also worked extensively in regional theaters across the country including The Old Globe Theater, Seattle Rep and the Geva Theater in Rochester. When he’s not auditioning, performing or in the booth, David is a hard working agent who understands the anxieties people experience in any real estate transaction. He takes the time to really understand his clients needs and then he focuses one hundred percent on finding that perfect fit! For bio and contact information, click here:


Valerie has been a professional actress for the last 30 years. She has been in seven Broadway productions, countless regional theater, national tours, film, T.V and commercials. She co-created Destination Broadway, a two week summer intensive in the arts for kids ages 8 thru 18. She has taught acting and dance and has coached monologue and scene study, and she is the writer, producer and performer on her CD Green Beans on the Floor. Recently she has also begun directing and choreographing and has mounted productions of Fiddler on the Roof and Pajama Game for Brooklyn Players and The Baker’s Wife for Gallery Players both here in Brooklyn. Over the past two years, she has been involved with the production Tuck Everlasting, a musical adaptation of the book by the same name, which is slated for a Broadway opening in April of 2016. Valerie continues to work in her field and has added Real Estate to her many interests. It is truly her greatest thrill to be able to match a person to their dream home, whether that is a Park Slope brownstone or a Fort Green condo and everything in and around, she simply loves to try to find the perfect fit. She says it is not unlike acting: when a part is well cast it’s–magic! To see her bio and contact information, click on this link,


In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. His unorthodox style of comedic story-telling, seasoned with original characters, has earned him a rabid fan base of all shapes, sizes, shades and ages over the last 26 years. His Comedy Central half hour is one of the highest rated in the networks history, and he was a top 8 finalist in season 8 of Last Comic Standing. When he is not performing, Benny is busy selling real estate. Sellers and buyers like to work with Benny because he has been through the process himself numerous times and offers expert guidance with a sense of humor. Currently he lives wife his wife Kristina in their Carroll Gardens brownstone and they have a house in the North Fork of Long Island. There, Benny helps other Brooklynites find second homes and good local wines. Check out his website, And also check out Kristina’s awesome bath and body website To see his bio and contact information, click on this link,

DWELL Residential is growing

DWELL Residential is growing! As of this very moment we have 17 agents on our roster. I will introduce all of them to you but, perhaps not in one shot. I am grateful to all of them for putting their trust in DWELL Residential. Here’s a few of our new additions:


Gene Keyser comes to us with a proven track record in Brooklyn real estate. Gene knows his stuff due to his relentless pursuit of information. He always has the pulse of the market and is happy to share it with his clients and the office. In addition, he is a fun and intelligent character who makes our office smarter and more interesting. Check out his bio and contact information at


Tom Curtis already was a successful broker when I first started in real estate. He told me the first rule of the job was to “show up.” I credit him among several brokers who helped me get my feet wet and am grateful that he elected to join me at DWELL Residential. To see his bio and contact information, click on this link,


Aaron Isquith is another successful broker who was there right at the beginning for me. Happy to give advice and help anyone along the way has been a large part of his real estate persona since my first day in real estate. His clients always come back to him because they love the care and attention he gives them. More about Aaron at