ABOUT US

 

Our Philosophy: McKenzie Drake was founded on the belief that each of us has only one life to live and there is too much to see and do to stay in one place for too long.

Relocating should be exciting, not exhausting. We know there is no substitute for friendly, dedicated customer service. We love what we do. We get genuine enjoyment out of turning clients into friends and using our expertise to find that perfect spot for someone.

We Bring Enthusiasm, Expertise, & Heart to Every Move!

 

McKenzie Drake is a full-service real estate company based in Houston, Texas. We are licensed agents who provide apartment locating, corporate housing, and brokerage services to our city and far beyond. We are also adventurers at heart with a passion for travel and a kindred spirit with all our fellow explorers out there. 

Our business is not a one-size-fits all model; temporary doesn’t have to be ordinary. McKenzie Drake handpicks premium, quality furniture and housewares to create warm, inviting living spaces designed with the guest in mind.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Whether you’re interested in a furnished or unfurnished apartment in Downtown Houston, Midtown, The Heights, River Oaks, The Galleria, or some other area, we won’t rest until we’ve got the keys to your new apartment in your hand. Because we’re a boutique firm by design, you can count on us always being just a call, text, email, or knock on the door away, 24/7.

SUZANNE RIVERA

Founder, President & Broker

Suzanne’s journey started 19 years ago when she was persuaded by a friend to get her real estate license and join forces with her to deliver relocation services to Fortune 500 companies and their employees. Working in the relocation industry, Suzanne realized there was a void in the market when it came to renters, as if a whole section of house hunters were being overlooked and under-appreciated.

Suzanne founded McKenzie Drake in 2009 and never looked back. She made it her mission to focus on renters needs instead of million dollar listings. Today she flexes her people skills as a corporate housing and apartment locating expert, educating renters about the finer points of apartment living and building relationships with top management in the multifamily industry.

Ten years later and a rebrand, Mckenzie Drake is levering today’s popular technology and social media outlets… all designed to deliver our clients the best relocation experience possible.

She chalks up much of her success to going the extra mile, her positive attitude and simply being nice, which she’s found goes a very long way.

Suzanne, a native Houstonian, earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. In her free time, she and her husband, Hernaldo, enjoy traveling the globe and embracing other cultures, being particularly fond of France, where they were married. She also loves cooking, entertaining, a great bottle of wine, and hanging out with her two rescue kitties George and Sophie.

“I LOVE what I do… its different everyday!” –Suzanne

KRISTA SCHOEFFLER

Vice President

Krista launched her apartment locating career in 2009 with a radio commercial in which she promoted Aggieland Apartment Finders. Her radio debut jumpstarted her real estate career in which she assisted fellow Aggies in finding apartment deals in and around campus. After college, she planted her roots in Houston and applied her set of skills to the Greater Houston rental market.

Krista is passionate about hospitality, which is why she thoroughly enjoys showing clients all that Houston has to offer in what has become one of the most thriving markets for furnished and unfurnished apartments. Her customer-centric focus combined with her excellent work ethic and friendly demeanor make her a professional from start to finish.

Krista provides housing solutions, manages day-to-day operations and lead generation.

Krista’s drive and heart for service extend beyond work. She is actively involved in Keepers of the Faith, leading spiritual devotions with young women in Houston’s Third Ward. She’s also a member of the host committee for the Small Steps Nurturing Center and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s hospitality committee.

Krista and her husband Kurt are expecting a baby girl in 2019! In the meantime, they enjoy spending time with their three dogs, Mia, Cam, and Fancy, and look forward to growing their family together, demonstrating their love for others through foster care, and sharing their love of big family dinners, queso, and football with them. Her goal is for people to remember her as someone that made them feel loved and challenged to make a difference in the world.

“Work hard, play hard, pray hard!” – Krista

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