Our Team:

The Reishman Group is passionate about providing an exceptional and unique client experience. We are advocates, negotiators, and experts in the DC real estate market, backed by a team of professionals who ensure that no detail is overlooked.

Lindsay Reishman

Senior Vice President at Compass

Lindsay Reishman entered the real estate industry in 2004 and quickly became a top producing agent. In 2010 he decided to form his own brokerage with the goal of creating a unique business model that better services clients. The model proved successful and in 2014 the brokerage was acquired by Compass, a New York based company which shared a focus on innovation. Lindsay subsequently helped grow Compass to the third largest brokerage in Washington, DC, but found that his management role pulled him further away from client centered work. In 2016, Lindsay launched the Reishman Group in order to return his focus to his clients.

Lindsay grew up in Sewanee, TN and moved to DC after graduating from Middlebury College.  After many years in Dupont Circle, he now lives in Spring Valley with his wife, four kids, and lab.  In his free time he enjoys skiing, playing squash, and getting outside.

Sean Aalai

Vice President at Compass & Agent

Sean started his career in real estate in 2010, after a decade working as an account executive for two major DC-based publishers of building industry magazines.  His past experience allowed him to gain expertise in the residential construction industry, and he soon became a top producing agent, first at Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, and then at Compass where his volume earned him the title of Vice President.

Sean listens carefully to address the specific needs of each client and has earned rave reviews from first-time homebuyers as well as seasoned developers and investors.  His clients appreciate his strong work ethic and attention to detail and rely on his market expertise to simplify the process of buying and selling.  Sean’s goal is to maintain client relationships and to be a valuable resource for life, not just the duration of the transaction.

Sean grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, and attended the University of Maryland in College Park.  He resides with his wife in Tenleytown, in one of the neighborhood’s five modernist houses designed in the 1940s by renowned DC architect Joseph Abel. Sean loves the residential feel of Tenleytown as well as the quaintness of its tree-lined streets.


Jeffrey Chin


Jeff is a native of Boston, MA and moved to D.C. in 2012. After graduating from Boston College with a B.A. in political science, Jeff joined a Boston-based development company as a project manager specializing in residential renovations; particularly income producing properties.

Before joining The Reishman Group, he worked as an agent for the Kathleen Eder Group. He also serves as the managing member of a DC-based residential real estate development firm. As an agent, developer, and homeowner himself, Jeff brings knowledge and experience from every seat at the table in each real estate transaction.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys playing tennis, training for marathons and supporting all of his hometown sports teams.

Kathleen Eder

Vice President at Compass & Associate Broker in MD, DC, & VA

Kathleen began her residential real estate career in 2000 and has been consistently ranked among the top Realtors nationwide.

Before joining Compass and The Reishman Group, Kathleen founded her own successful brokerage, Towne Residential. During the transition, Kathleen took advantage of the opportunity to devote innovative energy to the aspect of her work that she feels most passionate about – providing personal attention and careful guidance to each client. Kathleen is diligent in anticipating issues in a sale. Solving problems behind the scenes allows the client a positive experience through the counsel she provides.

Before she entered the residential real estate field, Kathleen was the Director of National Marketing for Core Location, a Bethesda-based real estate development company. She holds a B.A. in business administration and a B.S. in information systems management from the University of Maryland. In addition to her real estate work, Kathleen is a managing director at Cityscape Development, a D.C.-based residential real estate development company.

Over the years, Kathleen has called many of the District’s neighborhoods home. She currently resides in a 1930s colonial in Crestwood with her husband, two daughters, and two mini-dachshunds. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys yoga, travel, and skiing.

Susan Fagan


Susan, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has made Washington her home for over thirty years. Susan resides in Cleveland Park however she also has lived and still owns property in American University Park.

Licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland since 2003, Susan attributes her success as a consistent top producer to truly advocating for her clients and striving to make the transaction as smooth as possible for her buyers and sellers.

Previously, Susan has managed numerous high end stores including Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Hugo Boss and Jaeger. Her strong background in sales, management and marketing benefits her clients.

Melanie Gowen


Melanie is one of the East Coast’s emerging real estate designers with over 10 years of experience in architectural interior design, brand strategy, investing and residential real estate. As a native Washingtonian, she has a deep understanding of the city’s unique neighborhoods, architecture and communities.

Before practicing design and real estate sales professionally, Melanie spent five years working in finance and strategic consulting. In her investment management experience, she witnessed the value that design and brand marketing have in the success of real estate assets.

Melanie attended the National Cathedral School in Washington, DC and graduated from Cornell University in 2009 with a BS in Interior Design and Business Strategy. In Italy she studied International Marketing and became Wine Spectator certified. She was a member of the Cornell Sailing Team. When she steps way from the studio or job site, she loves running, tennis, music, and entertaining with family and friends.

Shane Hedges


Shane Hedges moved to DC when he was sixteen to serve as a page in the US Senate. He fell in love with the city and developed his skills as a respected corporate executive and public affairs strategist. Before real estate, Shane ran Washington’s preeminent experiential education company with operations on five continents. Shane received his MBA from Maryland and lives to help people achieve their goals and fulfill their ambitions. Whether buying or selling a home on your behalf, Shane Hedges wants your real estate transaction to succeed. He is a skilled and seasoned negotiator, adept strategist and an astute business leader.

Shane Hedges is proud of his service on the Board of Directors of the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing and the DC chapter of the American Marketing Association. Most importantly, Shane engages as a dad for his children and their schools, serving in a variety of volunteer positions in the schools on the Cathedral Close. Whether you need a place to call home or an investment in your future, Shane looks forward to helping you succeed in Washington’s fast-paced market.

Collette Kutil


Collette has been a top producing real estate agent since launching her practice in 2010. She has successfully assisted clients across a range of real estate needs from first-time home purchases and relocations, to high-end luxury beach houses, estate homes, investment properties, and new home developments. Additionally, Collette has been invited to share her luxury listing best practices and market expertise at industry conferences (e.g. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Artisan Group). Collette’s national network of industry contacts is also an invaluable resource to her clients.

Prior to becoming a real estate agent, Collette spent ten years as a national sales professional at both Oakwood Corporate Housing and Equity Corporate Housing. In this capacity, Collette worked with major relocation companies and Fortune 500 firms specializing in executive relocation services and was awarded “Sales Super Star”.

Collette holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Redlands and a Marketing Certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Collette is a licensed Realtor in the District of Columbia and California.

Collette lives in Washington, D.C. in the beautiful neighborhood of Kalorama. Her granddaughter attends Georgetown Day School and her grandson attends Little Folks School. A California native, Collette particularly enjoys Washington, D.C. for its history and museums. She is an avid cyclist, enthusiastic reader, and doting Grandmother.

Shane Reeder


Shane began his real estate career in 2012 at Lindsay Reishman Real Estate, which became Compass in 2014. The foundation of Shane’s business has been a personalized, collaborative approach, serving each and every client’s specific needs. Over the years he has built a loyal client base, which has developed into a solid referral-based business.

While the process of home buying and selling can seem daunting, Shane takes the time to educate his clients about the process and provides the tools clients need to feel confident in their decisions. In our competitive market, Shane’s in-depth market expertise and negotiating skills combined with creative solutions have proven valuable to his clients’ ability to secure properties encountering multiple offers. Shane’s attention to detail and friendly nature are what earn him rave reviews from clients and colleagues alike.

Prior to his career in real estate, Shane worked as a merchandising manager for a large home goods retailer for 20 years. He draws on his experience there to provide the highest levels of service to his clients. This experience also gives Shane a unique eye for helping clients with furnishing newly purchased homes and staging existing homes for sale.

Licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia, Shane takes joy in sharing his love of the area – the rich history of the beautiful architecture, monuments, parks and cultural sites with all of his clients. He currently lives in a 1926 Wardman style rowhouse in Brightwood Park with his husband, Jeff, and their dog, Lola. He is an avid traveler, admirer of mid-century design, and a lover of vintage cars, aircraft and ocean liners.


Kate Sheckells


A native Washingtonian, Kate was born and raised off Massachusetts Avenue in Bethesda, and her family goes back generations in Maryland. Kate offers intimate knowledge of neighborhoods, schools, and the history of the community. She has been a practicing real estate agent since 2004. Before that, she worked in politics for 15 years, including the White House, the Democratic National Committee, and statewide elections. She likes politics, but believes there is nothing more rewarding than assisting people who are in the midst of the hugely important and complicated process of buying and selling real estate. A proud graduate of Bethesda public schools, she attended Wood Acres Elementary, Walt Whitman High School and Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland. Kate currently lives in Chevy Chase with her husband Paul their sons Teddy and Charlie.


Alexandra Thomas


Alexandra has been one of the top producing agents in DC for the past six years. She has over a decade of experience as a sales and marketing specialist, continually setting new standards of excellence while honing her skills in marketing, negotiating and innovating. She has gained knowledge of the marketplace in DC, especially in specific neighborhoods such as Wesley Heights, Cleveland Park, Dupont and Georgetown. With her keen understanding of the factors affecting both buyers and sellers, Alexandra has been able to apply her sales and marketing background to help her quickly sell her clients’ homes for top dollar.

In addition to her sales background and insight on the marketplace, Alexandra pays extreme attention to detail and offers her clients exceptional service. She values her clients and takes time to form a personal relationship with each one in order to meet their needs. Through her wealth of neighborhood knowledge, contact base and exceptional marketing skills, she has successfully been a multimillion dollar producer.

Alexandra received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans. She enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her son, Mac.


Hannah Tucker

Agent in DC, MD & VA

Hannah started her Real Estate career with the Kathleen Eder Group in early 2017 following a career in events management. As client coordinator, Hannah has created customer systems and generated marketing content for the team. Most notably, she has worked as a transaction manager, monitoring the contract to close process and ensuring that each home-buying experience moves as seamlessly as possible.

Hannah’s work with Kathleen has sparked her interest to become an agent so that she could bring her passionate commitment to helping clients find the home that they love. She is dedicated to ensuring that all clients feel comfortable and secure in the all-inclusive services offered by The Reishman Group.

Kelly Virbickas


Kelly Virbickas has lived in the Washington area since graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S. Degree in Business Management in 1993. She began her career in Real Estate in 2004 and specializes in helping sellers achieve the highest possible price for their homes. When the economic crisis occurred in 2006, Kelly filled a dire need for her clients by creating Washington Home Staging, a business dedicated to giving sellers a competitive edge by staging their homes to perfection. When the Washington area recovered from the recession, Kelly focused back on sales and retained her home staging expertise. Kelly strongly believes that proper presentation is the key to her success in delivering record sale prices for her clients.

Kelly consistently ranks among the top producers and in 2014, she was recognized as the Number 2 Individual Agent for her former brokerage’s Dupont-Logan Office. She has lived in many different neighborhoods in the DMV, including Old Town Alexandria, Capitol Hill, and Logan Circle. Kelly now resides in Chevy Chase with her husband and three daughters. She is licensed in DC, MD, and VA.

Samantha Wears


Samantha began her career in Real Estate in 2013 after working for several years as a hairdresser. Before joining The Reishman Group, she got her start at Keller Williams in Falls Church and then joined the Kathleen Eder Group in 2016. As a specialist in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia market, she is diligent in carefully monitoring the specific trends of the region and is dedicated to providing crucial, in-depth local market knowledge.

Samantha excels at providing insightful, comprehensive expertise and marketing applications that produce results. Her immediate accessibility, answers to timely questions and trusted guidance makes her invaluable to her clients. Going above and beyond is all part of the special care and attention that makes each transaction come together and produce positive results.

Samantha currently lives in Fairfax, VA. She loves being in the suburbs but also loves living close enough to the city to be able to tap into its culture and all it has to offer.

Katherine E. Wellborn


Katherine, or Kat as her friends call her, moved to D.C. from the South over 10 years ago and immediately fell in love with the city’s architecture and rapidly changing neighborhoods. After practicing law for several years, Kat decided to combine her long-standing passion for real estate with her desire for client-centered work and a chance to step out from behind the computer. Kat understands how daunting the buying and selling process can be and she aims to provide her clients with the best guidance to facilitate a smooth, stress-free transaction. Her goal is to help clients feel confident and at ease when making decisions in the complex process of buying and selling.

Kat is originally from Nashville, TN. She has lived in several neighborhoods of D.C. and has recently settled into Capitol Hill.  Kat enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and running, but she spends most of her spare time with her gigantic white Berger Blanc Suisse puppy, Dolly Rose.


Daniel Baldassara

Operations Assistant and Office Manager

Daniel, or Danny is a native of Manchester, New Hampshire. After graduating from Plymouth State University in May of 2019, and working in insurance brokerage for a few months he decided to head south to pursue a career in real estate in DC. Joining our team immediately upon his arrival, Danny‘s diligent back-end work has been essential in keeping the group running smoothly. With about 50% of his time being spent outside of the office, Danny has an unmatched understanding of DC’s different neighborhoods. He is excited to make an impact on The Reishman Group and beyond.

Danny now lives along U Street where he enjoys long runs on the mall and settling in for Sunday night football. He spends his weekends exploring all Mid-Atlantic

Amber Bush-Joseph

Director of Marketing

Originally from Virginia, Amber graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in Sociology.  After spending the first season of her career working as an analyst at a consulting firm and purchasing her own home, Amber was drawn to residential real estate.  She has worked alongside Lindsay for several years and served the clients of the Reishman Group in various capacities, giving her a unique ability to serve as Director of Marketing.  She is a skilled marketer who brings a fresh approach and distinctive effectiveness to each of the homes we sell.  After calling DC home for over five years, she now lives in Alexandria with her husband and young son.

Delaney Parrotta

Marketing Associate

Delaney was born and raised in Glenn Dale, MD. She recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from High Point University in May of 2019, where she studied Marketing and Business. After spending the last year working as an Account Analyst at a digital marketing agency, Delaney was drawn to pursue a career in Real Estate. She is an enthusiastic and creative contributor, who is committed to delivering positive results consistently. Delaney is thrilled to join The Reishman Group and become a valuable addition to the already talented team.

Outside of the office, you can find Delaney exploring new restaurants, spending quality time with friends and family, or enjoying nice days out on the water. She hopes to soon call D.C. her new home.


Brenan Tjelmeland

Transaction Manager

Brenan is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and has been in DC for 5 years. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in Political Science and spent the beginning of his career on Capitol Hill and at a pharmaceutical company. Most recently, he served as a Special Assistant to a senior Member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Brenan has extensive experience in operational support and is excited to pursue his passion for the real estate industry as our Transaction Manager, handling all listings in the pre-market to market process. He strives to make the client experience professional and efficient. Brenan lives in the Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington, DC.