MEET THE TEAM
Holly Berry Cosentino | Get in touch
Owner & Broker (#139520)
As the Third Generation of Berrys, Holly assumed responsibility as President and Owner in 1991. Holly, Bob's fourth of five children began her Real Estate career in the Relocation Industry in 1979. Her background encompasses a thorough scope of all branches of the Real Estate Industry. From the core financial aspect of the Secondary Mortgage Market - trading and selling of Residential Mortgage Loans, to the Marketing & Contract Negotiations of approximately 3,700 properties and over 125 Million Dollars in Residential Real Estate for both Merrill Lynch Relocation Management and Coldwell Banker Relocation.
Her integrity, personality, and desire for excellence in all she does will exceed all of your expectations!
Ralph Cosentino | Get in touch
Associate Broker (#140247)
Ralph’s career, and love for real estate, began at Homequity, Inc., founder of the relocation industry. As a regional director for Homequity, Inc., Ralph was responsible for marketing real estate inventory throughout the Southeast. Ralph’s continued successes in relocation led him to serve as Executive Vice President for Merrill Lynch Relocation Management in White Plains, New York.
As an associate broker, his experience in the relocation industry with major corporate clients, combined with his expert knowledge of the appraisal business, allow him to contribute significantly to the growth and management of Berry Real Estate & Design Build as a whole.
Honor Cosentino Vess | Get in touch
Lead Project Manager | Licensed Contractor (License # RBQA005560)
Licensed Real Estate Consultant (License #383120)
Honor graduated top of her class from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture in 2012. Her experience from architecture schooling, former jobs and internships have prepared her for the work on the Berry Design Build team. Her skills, determination, and constant positive attitude make her a huge asset to the team. In 2013, she furthered her career by gaining her Residential Contractors License. She oversees each detail for renovation and new construction projects.
Outside of work, Honor enjoys personalizing her new home in Decatur through various DIY projects and spending nights in the Square with her husband.
Nicole Crabtree | Get in touch
Administrative Coordinator | Licensed Real Estate Consultant (License #383119)
Nicole joined the Berry team in 2011, representing the 4th generation of Berry Real Estate & Design Build. As Administrative Coordinator, Nicole wears many hats in aspects of both Property Management and Sales. Nicole is dedicated to making sure coordination of maintenance for all of our rental properties are met as well as process all work order request, maintenance items, and accounting details.
Her active experience in the property management + design build divisions aid her in her real estate career, creating a knowledgeable and proactive environment when it comes to all things real estate.
Karen Pratt | Get in touch
Real Estate Sales Director| Licensed Real Estate Consultant (License #354005)
Karen has been with Berry Real Estate & Design Build for the past 17 years. She became a member of the team after moving to Georgia from Sydney, Australia. Her passion and drive to meet all the needs of our sales department make her a invaluable asset to the team. Not to mention her great sense of humor, fun-spirited personality, and constant joy, Berry would not be the same without her. Our clients recognize Karen for her expertise in making sure all the 't's are crossed and 'i's dotted in preparing the sales contracts, and assuring a smooth closing. We praise her for her dedication and hard work for Berry.
Tayleen joined the Berry team in 2020 after moving to Georgia at the end of 2019 from North Carolina. As a Project Coordinator for the Design Team, Tayleen works alongside clients, tradesmen, and team members alike. Her penchant for organization and attention to detail make her an asset to the team as she works behind the scenes to provide the best possible results for each of Berry’s design projects.
Outside of work, Tayleen enjoys spending time with family (especially when it comes to preparing big family meals!), walking in the park, and playing board games with her husband.
Jonathan Leverett | Get in touch
Licensed Real Estate Consultant (License #360606)
Jonathan joined Berry in 2014. His education and background in finance allow him to assess property value and sustainability on behalf of our real estate investors. His easy-going and can-do attitude enable him to work as an advocate on behalf of investors, while he also maintains a strong connection with first time home buyers.
His time away from work includes weekend lake retreats with friends, being an uncle to his nephew and niece, and staying on top of the Atlanta music scene.
Beau Estes | Get in touch
Licensed Real Estate Consultant (License #331147)
Beau's passion for people combined with his background in television drive his approach to a "communication is first" brand of real estate. Combining his mass media background with an aspiration for community involvement and an honest desire to help people led Beau to the natural choice of real estate and more specifically Berry Real Estate & Design Build. Beau's background in television interviewing allow him to truly understand each client’s specific criteria during the home buying process.
These days, Beau still makes time to get in front of the camera for events like the British Open and the PGA Championship, as well as the MLB Playoffs and NASCAR racing.
Brenda Stepp | Get in touch
Licensed Real Estate Consultant (License #127134)
A Native of Atlanta, Brenda began her Real Estate Career here, four decades ago.
Since her journey began, she’s been involved in almost every imaginable facet of real estate - leading sales in new residential home construction, resale residential homes, mixed-use projects, hi-rise complexes, and even some commercial properties.
Because Brenda has personally been a landlord, as well as flipped homes, for so many years, she has consistently kept her finger on the pulse of the Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market. As such, she has a keen and progressive eye towards its neighborhoods and properties, most likely trending upwards in value. Her vast knowledge gives her a unique edge as a Real Estate Consultant and savvy negotiator in real estate transactions.
Over the years, Brenda has been called to serve as an “Expert” in the Real Estate field, in numerous Real Estate court cases, as well as, by various lending institutions seeking to determine current, accurate property values.
Brenda is a graduate of Oglethorpe University, with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and membership in the International English Honor Society. In her spare time, she is a Freelance Writer. Her articles have appeared in such publications as Atlanta’s Finest Dining and Atlanta’s Finest magazines, as a local Atlanta Food Critic. She currently writes about and reviews music for ArtsAtl.org. Her other passions include an immense love of animals, nature, giving back to her local community, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Brenda now returns to Berry Realty after many years. She describes her New Chapter, like this:
“Leaving Berry Realty was truly one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. It was like leaving home to venture out and explore - and, this I did. The past few years led me to so many exciting real estate experiences and to working with so many wonderful clients. So, I shall always be grateful for, and treasure this time. Still, the commitment Berry Realty offers to every Real Estate transaction - whether big or small, complex or simple - has always been, and remains, unparalleled in Atlanta.
Success in the Real Estate Industry, largely, rests in the details. Berry Realty pays close attention to all the details. My Broker, Holly, tirelessly, gives her attention and support to everyone involved with her Real Estate Firm. This, in turn, leads to smooth and successful transactions for clients and agents, alike. Undoubtedly, she came by this honestly, and learned from her Grandfather and Father, who both preceded her as Broker at Berry. I know with certainty that my client’s best interest is not only held by me, but also by my Broker. This is what first attracted me to Berry Realty - in addition to Berry being a historical name in Atlanta Real Estate since 1932, and located in the neighborhood in which I grew up. And - this is exactly why I have returned.”