MEET THE TEAM
BROKER-ASSOCIATE | ATTORNEY AT LAW
Adam has local roots having grown up in Mountain View and attending Bellarmine College Prep. He went on to UC Santa Barbara before returning to the Bay Area to get his law degree at Golden Gate University. Prior to being a broker-associate, Adam specialized in landlord/tenant law, land use, real estate transactions and litigation.
Adam’s passion for residential real estate developed at an early age, working alongside his father, an entrepreneur, architect and real estate investor on the Peninsula. Prior to forming The reSolve Group, Adam and Wendy Kandasamy worked together as The AW Team selling more than $600 million in residential real estate.
Adam stays close to the action, living in downtown Palo Alto. He enjoys dining at new restaurants, attending live music events and hanging out with friends in San Francisco, where he maintains a second home.
LUXURY PROPERTY SPECIALIST
Wendy began her career as a software engineer in the financial industry. Her combined understanding of the economics of home ownership and ability to analyze the real estate market comes in handy when engineering solutions for her clients’ real estate needs.
Wendy has been a local realtor for more than fifteen years.Since working with Adam as part of The AW Team, she has closed hundreds of transactions resulting in more than $600 million in sales. She is a long-time resident of Palo Alto, where she was an active member of the Parent-Teacher Association at the schools her three children attended.
Wendy studied Computer Science at UC Irvine and is fluent in Mandarin. She enjoys spending time with her children, traveling with her friends and attending classes at Stanford in different fields of interest—just for fun.
Katharine (or Kat as she’s known to most) made her way to the Bay Area from Tennessee during her time as a professional cyclist. After a career spent racing all over the U.S. and with the National team in Europe, she was drawn to real estate in 2011. She relied on skill, focus and determination during her training as an athlete, and found the same traits necessary to help her clients prevail in the highly competitive Bay Area real estate market.
Like Adam and Wendy, she takes a highly analytical approach to her work, consistently innovating to best serve the needs of her clients in this dynamic market. While analysis and clear communication are important, she also knows that buying or selling a home can be an emotional and stressful process. She is level-headed and practical, and calmly helps clients achieve their goals.
Though she still loves to tour the peninsula on two wheels, Kat now squeezes in quick rides between spending time with her wife and two young children. She sits on the National Advisory Council for NCLR and is an ardent supporter of organizations focused on civil and human-rights work.
SALES ASSOCIATE | OPERATIONS MANAGER
Alex studied Psychology at Willamette University and feels very fortunate that his career in real estate is the perfect marriage between his two passions, psychology and home design. In his role as operations manager, Alex helps clients by coordinating the many moving pieces that come together when preparing a home for sale. He is particularly compassionate to the client experience as he recently helped his family sell the house that he grew up in, in San Mateo. Alex is an avid cook, and enjoys exploring the many tasty offerings dotted throughout the Bay Area.
Louella started her career in a call center industry, where she have had serviced US clients for 11 years, from directory assistance to credit card services, healthcare insurance, telecommunications, and travel agency. From operations, she decided to join the Workforce department and eventually joined the management team.
Out of curiosity, Louella stepped into the world of Virtual Assistance to be more productive and spend more time with family. She gained her first experience as a Virtual Assistant in Real Estate by doing back office tasks in the Maryland and DC area. Now, Louella's been with Adam and Wendy as an assistant and transaction coordinator for 8 months. She is hoping to learn more with every transaction.
Louella enjoys spending her free time with family, hanging out with friends, spending long weekends at the beach or hiking.
FOUNDER & CEO
Robert Reffkin is an entrepreneur on a mission to help everyone find their place in the world. He was inspired to enter the world of real estate by his mother, Ruth, a longtime agent who now proudly works at Compass. After completing Columbia University in less than 3 years, Robert worked at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and as a Fellow in the White House before returning to Columbia for his MBA. He ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for charities — including for New York Needs You, the non-profit he founded to serve young people living below the poverty line who are the first in their families to go to college. Robert lives in Tribeca with his wife Benis and their two (soon-to-be three!) children.
Barca has served for many years as a director for the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and MLS Listings, Inc. He served as director of the National Association of Realtors for several years between 1999 and 2014. Barca was honored in 2001 by the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors with the Community Service Award for his work as founder and chairperson of the Realtor Service Volunteer Program, and in 2009 as Realtor of the Year. He was also recognized by Coldwell Banker as one of three recipients of the company’s National Service Excellence Award.
Rae‘s introduction to real estate began at a large discount brokerage working as a receptionist. She quickly became fascinated with the fast-paced world of real estate and as the scope of her responsibilities expanded, she became even more enthralled with the details of the business. Sharpening her skills in marketing & administration, Rae has taken on a leading role assisting some of the Bay Area’s top-selling agents. Embracing a “willingness to go the extra mile”, Rae’s varied talents, personal ambition, and dedication are an added benefit to any agent and the clients they serve.