Introducing JoAnn Kalogianis Spaneas
Of the 2 million+ licensed real estate agents in the United States, JoAnn is the one you want to work with.
An award-winning REALTOR® and commercial broker for outstanding sales performance and achievement, there are few in the industry who know more about building, buying and selling properties than JoAnn. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Business Administration and earning her builder’s license, JoAnn spent the first 20 years of her distinguished career leading marketing and sales for Olympic Construction, Inc., a renowned contractor in Merrimack Valley that was owned by her late father, the builder/developer Anastasios “Arthur” Kalogianis. With Arthur at the helm and JoAnn joining the company to lead operations, the two worked together in a close partnership, enabling the firm to successfully build and sell over 1,000 homes.
Now CEO of Land & Sea Real Estate, Inc., JoAnn puts her wealth of industry knowledge to work for her clients, who describe the experience best: “it’s like hitting the jackpot of real estate agents.” Holding the rarest of all residential designations (achieved by less than 1% of all real estate agents)—JoAnn is a member of the Institute For Luxury Home Marketing. She utilizes powerful marketing databases and is affiliated with a global real estate network that enables her to connect distinctive properties with hundreds of thousands of real estate agents around the world. With a keen eye for detail and quality, JoAnn helps sellers turn up the energy on their home’s amazing features, and has thrice achieved record-setting prices for luxury homes that had previously languished on the market.
A breast cancer survivor since age 31, a working mother of three – as a single parent for five years following a divorce – and one of only a few women in the early 90’s to attain a Massachusetts Construction Supervisor license, JoAnn redefines what it means to be determined. Whether it’s protecting the best interests of a home buyer, negotiating zoning requirements to save a commercial deal or keeping a pulse on “off-market” properties for developers, JoAnn perseveres where other agents would simply give up. Exceeding expectations at every stage of the process, JoAnn’s integrity, responsiveness and determination are characteristics that keep her clients coming back to work with her time and time again.
JoAnn married her husband Demetrius in 2015, which was an incredibly special event, as her terminally ill father Arthur – who she had taken some time off from her career to care for – was able to attend before he passed away. Both JoAnn and Demetrius are active members of their community, volunteering for multiple non-profit organizations. A board member at Ironstone Farm, JoAnn is currently volunteering to manage the building of a new Veteran Center, which will allow Ironstone to provide breakthrough treatments for veterans returning from war. In addition, JoAnn serves on the board of Bellesini Academy in Lawrence (where she also leads the Strategic Partnership Team), and volunteers with the Andover Rotary Club, Bright Pink and The Pike School Alumni Council and Facilities Committee.
Introducing Demetrius Spaneas
President and co-owner of Land and Sea Real Estate, Demetrius is a dynamic leader and commercial broker who is passionate about bringing people and projects together to make your business opportunity a success. An international award-winning composer, public speaker, cultural diplomat and consultant who speaks four languages, Demetrius offers his clients an unmatched commitment to integrity and excellence that you won’t find elsewhere in the commercial real estate industry.
With vast experience in business and marketing, Demetrius is a Fulbright Scholar and powerful negotiator whose career includes business partnerships with international organizations, including the U.S. Embassy system and UNESCO. A prolific business influencer with a strong network of high net worth international investors, as well as prominent business groups in major U.S. cities, Demetrius can connect you to the partners with the highest potential to drive the success of your sale or investment. Whether you’re seeking an equity partner for a long-term opportunity, a 1031 exchange to preserve capital or a REIT vehicle to diversify your portfolio, Demetrius has the specialized knowledge and established partnerships to assemble the right financial team for your unique needs.
A proactive problem-solver, Demetrius perseveres on behalf of his clients, even for the most difficult and multifaceted projects. Uniquely able to create opportunities where other brokers have failed, Demetrius drives the creation of innovative strategies for the development, marketing, financing and prospecting of commercial properties. One of his brokerage clients described the results he was able to achieve:
“I have a property that went unsold for ten years. I turned it over to Demetrius. He not only had creative ideas for how it could be re-developed, he identified a list of likely buyers, and he called on them in person. He got three offers in 30 days”.
Currently a resident of Andover, Demetrius was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music. Both Demetrius and his wife are active members of their local community, where Demetrius serves on the board of the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, Ironstone Farm, and the Andover Rotary Club – where he recently received the “One Man Band Award” for being instrumental in the success of almost every 2016-2017 project. In addition, Demetrius is the Chair of the Andover Cultural Council, on the Steering Committee of Andover Cares, an Officer of the St. Mathews Masonic Lodge of Andover and a member of the Middlesex 3 Coalition. He is a proud stepfather and accomplished musician whose work includes operas, symphonies and film and television productions. As a saxophonist, Demetrius has shared the stage with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and many others.