Meet The Team 2017-04-18T16:11:43+00:00

Meet The Team

Jill Penman
Jill PenmanPrincipal, Estate Agent | 305.807.9199
Jill Penman offers a fresh approach to South Florida real estate, providing expert guidance throughout Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, South Miami, Pinecrest, Key Biscayne, Brickell and Downtown Miami. Professionalism and passion, along with sharp market insights and dedication to client needs drives the success she achieves in all transactions. Her remarkable sales record in the luxury market and consistent rave reviews over the past 14+ years speaks for themselves, whether she’s advocating for buyers or sellers. Her luxury real estate passion and mastery of every part of the sales process, from navigating city codes to negotiations and contracts, manifests itself in over $205,000,000 in total sales since 2003.

Jill’s innovative approach to lifestyle marketing and resulting successes demand the attention of major broker associations throughout her career. Jill was recently recognized in early 2017 by the Real Deal South Florida and ranked as one of Miami’s Top 30. Miami Agent Magazine also recognized Jill as “Who’s Who in Miami Residential Real Estate” in 2017. In 2016 and 2017, Jill is part of the ONE Sotheby’s “Top Producer Circle,” a designation awarded to the firms top 2% producing agents.

Jill is a longtime resident of Coconut Grove where her four children attend schools from preschool on up. Recognized as a community leader, Jill is a member of the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce and a fellow at The Kampong in Coconut Grove where she serves on the annual Bali Ha’i Event Committee. She is an avid supporter of The Villagers Incorporated in Coconut Grove which works to preserve historic properties. She is also a member of the Master Brokers Forum of Miami-Dade and the Women’s Council of Realtors.

Kristy Martinez
Kristy MartinezEstate Agent | 305.903.6306
As a Coral Gables native and a resident of South Miami, Kristy has built a wealth of knowledge and nurtured invaluable relationships within her community and neighboring areas.

Kristy is committed to offering her clients the highest quality representation and professionalism along with superb customer service and individualized marketing strategies. No matter how complex the transaction, her immeasurable passion for real estate is what fuels her commitment to best serving her clients. Her transparency and professional character are what allow her to build and maintain solid relationships.

Prior to fully immersing herself in the real estate industry, she worked in interior decor for 3 years, which has organically become an asset to her clients. Emphasizing on the importance of community involvement, Kristy is an active member of the United Way Young Leaders Organization and the United Way Women’s Leadership.

Kristy looks forward to working with you and introducing you to the best neighborhoods and lifestyle Miami has to offer.

Francisco R. Bird
Francisco R. BirdEstate Agent | 305.510.7860
Francisco Bird was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He had been traveling to Miami since he was young and had always known that at some point in his life he was going to live in South Florida. After graduating college from Georgia State University with a BA in Economics, he moved to Miami and joined The Coca-Cola Company.

During his time with Coco-Cola, Francisco honed his marketing skills and learned the importance of brand recognition. However, he realized in time that his passion was in Real Estate so he obtained his Real Estate Sales Associate license in 2012, and his Broker’s license in 2015.

Francisco’s first transaction was over $2,000,000 and he has focused on luxury properties throughout his Real Estate career. He has dedicated years to learning the industry and the market behavior in order to make the best decisions for his clients. He has been involved in numerous condo and single family residential transactions throughout his career ranging from the $300,000 to over $2,000,000.

Francisco is well on his way tachieving his goal of becoming one of the top producing agents in the areas of Brickell, Downtown Miami, Edgewater, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Cocoplum, Gables Estates, Pinecrest, and, Palmetto Bay.

 Shanut Anaut
Shanut AnautEstate Agent | 786.325.0883
Born in Coconut Grove and raised in the crossroad between Shenandoah and The Roads, Shanut has lived and breathed all things Miami meanwhile developing an almost innate insight of the city.

After discovering a passion for real estate trading at the age of 18, Shanut sought mentorship and guidance from industry leaders and as a result of this was involved in various significant ventures early on. She now credits these experiences as the foundation of her thriving career in South Florida real estate. Her initial years in the industry were comprised of extensively edifying days fulfilling her duties as the executive assistant, or “right hand”, to separate
prominent real estate brokers and developers garnering vast knowledge in both commercial and residential transactions.
Close to 10 years later, in what some may consider a saturated industry; Shanut has solidified a record of successfully guiding local, national and international clients in all aspects of their real estate endeavors. She is committed to providing a diligent, honest and satisfying experience for all clients- past and future- alike. Having a heavy hand in creative marketing and social media, Shanut consistently curates bold and ahead of the curve marketing strategies – a valuable asset to Sellers. As for Buyers, her true understanding of the pulsing Miami lifestyle continues to prove a keen ability to fuse dreams and realities.

Vanessa Guzman
Vanessa GuzmanMarketing Specialist
Vanessa always had a love for art, design and clean artwork, design is her passion! After honing her skills at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, she went on to work as a designer supporting local and national brands touching everything from logo design, to brochures, websites, and digital advertising.

She also pursued a career in Real Estate as a Realtor while freelancing as a designer. While she enjoyed the business of Real Estate, she soon realized marketing and design were her true passions. At the Jill Penman Group, she has found the best of both worlds. Staying close to the exciting world of luxury real estate by using her craft to support the Agents at the Jill Penman Group, as well as market the homes JPG represents.

“I consider myself capable of creating unique concepts according to the style appropriate for the situation,” Says Vanessa. “As a designer my goal is to provide strong and effective concepts and ideas with an innovative twist, at the same time achieving consumer satisfaction and leaving a mark with great designs”

Vanessa is a strong supporter of her community and has lent her design and marketing skills to such organizations as Fort Lauderdale City Parks & Recreation, The Fine Art of Film Fashion and Food, and the Bonnet House Young Artists Music Series.

Vanessa’s passion for innovation and creativity is a trait she shares with her husband George. New inspiration has arisen for her since her baby boy Sebastian was Born in July of last year. Along side with her white schnauzer Teph, her family provides her with the inspiration she needs to come up with clever and groundbreaking designing ideas.

Contact The Jill Penman Group for all your Real Estate needs.

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