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Moving across the country? Across the world? McKenzie Drake Realty offers a full spectrum of settling-in-services to help transferees and their families adjust to their new home.
As President of McKenzie Drake, Suzanne Carpenter-Rivera has a clear vision… build a growing enterprise geared toward providing local, national, and international clients the right housing solutions. Suzanne began shaping this vision when she founded McKenzie Drake in 2009 after building a successful career in delivering relocation services to Fortune 500 companies and their employees at a previous firm. Suzanne is highly regarded for her expertise in nationwide corporate housing, apartment leasing, and real estate services. She also is a subject-matter expert in expatriates and addressing the issues that often arise in an international relocation.
Suzanne works tirelessly to promote a company culture that strives to redefine what customers expect in the relocation process. Suzanne strongly believes in face-to-face customer relationships while leveraging today’s popular technology and social media outlets… all designed to deliver McKenzie Drake clients the best relocation solution and experience possible.
Her dedication and personal commitment to her clients 24/7 has cemented Suzanne’s reputation as a leader in the corporate relocation industry. Suzanne’s customer-centric focus, combined with her excellent work ethic and positive attitude make her a professional from start to finish.
Suzanne, a native Houstonian, has been a Licensed Real Estate Agent since 2001 and earned her Brokers License in 2005. She is one of 837 Real Estate Brokers in the United States to hold the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) designation. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of Houston. Suzanne serves on the corporate guild for Dress for Success Houston and is actively involved in Susan G Komen for the Cure, and the Krist Samaritan Center. She is a member of the Women Business Enterprise Association, Houston Association of Realtors, Houston Apartment Association, Corporate Housing Providers Association, Worldwide Employment Relocation Council, Houston Relocation Professionals, and numerous other industry associations.
With a strong background in apartment leasing and property management, Krista has a customer-centric approach that is guided by her principles of delivering on her promises. Her responsibilities include meeting and greeting clients, managing reservations and leases, and all of the many things that go into the preparation of our units prior to move in, as well as making sure that any and all issues are immediately addressed and resolved throughout our clients’ stay. Krista brings the perfect mix of hard work and dedication, with a healthy dose of team-spiritedness, which is essential in such a fast-paced industry where client satisfaction means everything. Krista is a native Houston and a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her degree in Agriculture Leadership and Development. This dynamic degree combines a major curriculum of study in management, sales and marketing. While attending Texas A&M, Krista became a licensed Realtor and was the “go to” girl for apartment leasing. She also appeared on radio shows, which helped her market herself and make a name for herself among her peers. Krista stays very involved in the real estate industry and enjoys volunteering in the local community. She is also a member of WBEA (Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance).
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Leslie Johnson knows Houston well, having lived here for more than 25 years. As a former resident of Camp Logan, she has personally experienced the schools and community in the Memorial Park, downtown and Galleria areas. As a current resident of Bay Oaks, Leslie is also knowledgeable of the Clear Lake area and the multitude of amenities it has to offer.
Leslie graduated from the University of Houston with a BS in Accounting. Prior to joining McKenzie Drake, she was global cash manager in treasury operations for the world’s third largest chemical company.
A member of Houston Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, Leslie also volunteers for the March of Dimes, Dress for Success, Race for the Cure and other local charities.
As a Realtor, Leslie’s primary goal is to ensure that each of her clients gets the personal attention he or she deserves. She treats every client professionally and maintains an open line of communication to serve all of her clients’ needs.
On a personal note, Leslie and her husband Nate, a Director for iGate Technologies, enjoy spending time with their two children, travelling, attending football games, dining out and playing golf.
Bettina is a real estate agent and second-generation Houstonian. She grew up in the Katy and Cypress areas, and has lived in various other areas of Houston including the Memorial area, which she now calls home. Being a life-long Houston resident is very helpful to Bettina’s real estate clients who rely on her to help them determine which area of Houston will best suit their needs. This is an important advantage, especially for her relocation clients and expats in particular, who may have little knowledge of the Houston area. Bettina prides herself on her ability to have a good understanding of her clients’ needs and to reassure them regarding their decisions on areas and properties that they choose. Her clients often tell her that her outgoing personality makes her good at what she does and helps them feel comfortable throughout the process. “I think if you realize that you are helping people find a place that they will one day call home, that it helps you to understand the importance of finding something that suits their needs and their budget. I think the knowledge I have gained through my property management experience and living in Houston for so many years, gives them more confidence in my advice and suggestions.” Prior to being a Realtor, Bettina worked in property management for three years. That experience helps her to teach her clients about the leasing process and determine the best fit for them in terms of leasing an apartment. She also worked in finance for UBS Financial Services and earned her Series 7 license. That experience helps her to better understand the real estate market and how it affects our economy. Bettina also enjoys volunteering with the Houston LSU Alumni Association, as well as participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Corrie Fleming is a native Houstonian and resident of the West University area for over 30 years. Corrie purchased a home years ago in the Pearland area and found the entire experience of the home search fascinating–from finding the exact property that fulfilled her needs, the contract negotiations, all of the details of the purchase and getting to closing. She developed a passion for real estate through the process. Corrie is now an expert on the Houston inner and surrounding areas, and has represented clients in all areas of Houston.
Corrie doesn’t want to just find a house for her clients, she wants to help them find their home. She is committed to representing all of her clients to the highest caliber. Be it a lease, purchase or sale, it’s imperative her clients find joy in the process; and building a relationship with those she represents is a priority and delight.
An undergraduate of Texas A&M University, a Masters degree from Houston Baptist University, and a wife and mother of three are just a few of her accomplishments.
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