After graduating from the University of New Hampshire magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science and English, I moved to Washington, DC to work for Merrill Lynch in the Private Client Group.
In 2000, I left Merrill Lynch to travel the world for a year before moving back to Maine to work for Fairchild Semiconductor where I assisted in the management of software upgrades. During this time, I began a masters program at Tufts University in Medford, MA. In 2005, I left Fairchild to pursue my entrepreneurial spirit in real estate and opened Apex Luxury Rentals.
I am the Designated Broker at Apex Real Estate Group, a member of the Portland Board of Realtors, and a member of the Portland Landlord Association. I enjoy working with investors who are focused on acquiring property based on rational investment returns and provide the property management after the sale which is the real key to successful and responsible property ownership.
I live in Falmouth and travel often to Naples, Florida. Both personally and professionally I support numerous local charities including the Alzheimer’s Association, Winter Kids, Seeds of Independence, and the Falmouth Food Pantry.
In my free time I enjoy paddle boarding, Orange Theory Fitness, and reading. I am an avid collector of art, especially art by local Maine artists.
ADAM SHAPIRO | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
I grew up in Falmouth. I graduated from Falmouth High School and attended The Leysin American School in Switzerland. I attended the University of San Diego. I began working for the family business, Union Oil Company, where I was in charge of business development and customer service. I spent 17 years working beside my father to build Union Oil into a well respected company that was ultimately sold to Dead River Company.
That decision allowed me to focus on establishing a real estate holding company that owns commercial properties and operating businesses in Southern Maine. I currently live in Falmouth with my family. Both personally and professionally I support numerous local charities including Falmouth Boosters and all the local sports teams, United Way, Camp Sunshine, Winter Kids, and the Falmouth Food Pantry.
PAM WALKER | OPERATIONS MANAGER
Raised in Aroostook County, Maine, I have lived in the Greater Portland area ever since attending college. I hold a degree in Business Administration and have over 20 years of experience as a paralegal and litigation manager. Having always had a keen interest in real estate, I am excited to be a part of the Apex team.
In my leisure time, I have a passion for travel, music, the waters of Casco Bay, and any outdoor activity which allows me to enjoy the beautiful state we call home. Currently, I live in Portland with my two children, Kate and Jack. Kate recently graduated from UNH and Jack will be attending Maine Maritime Academy in the fall.
EMMA PICKETT | PLATFORM DIRECTOR
I am from Byfield, Massachusetts and graduated from The Newman School, an International Baccalaureate High School in Boston. I currently attend Fordham University in New York City and am studying Finance and Mathematics. I am concentrating in Alternative Investments, such as Real Estate, because of the experience I have gained working at Apex.
I spend my summers in Falmouth, Maine, working and exploring the state. During my free time I enjoy skiing at Sugarloaf, playing soccer with my intramural team and reading, typically Stephen King or about finance.
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CHRISTA KELLEY | DESIGNATED BROKER /OWNER
I am the Designated Broker at Apex Real Estate Group, a member of the Portland Board of Realtors, a member of the Portland Landlord Association. I enjoy working with investors who are looking to acquire property based on rational investment returns and provide the property management after the sale which is the real key to successful and responsible property ownership.
PAM WALKER | SALES AGENT
In addition to my role as Operations Manager at Apex Luxury Rentals, I am also a Sales Agent for Apex Real Estate Group.
PAT KIRBY | ASSOCIATE BROKER
I love Maine! I first visited while living in Boston in the late 1970’s. Although it took me twenty years to get back and buy a home, I am now and forever hooked. My husband and I live in an old seaside community in Falmouth. Summers are spent on the waters of Casco Bay, and at our island home. Our three labrador retrievers relish their year round swims in the Bay and the open Ocean.
I have been in real estate for more than twenty years and grew up in a construction family. My other life included twenty years in law enforcement, where I was an homicide detective and FBI profiler. In that career, listening, analyzing and evaluating were necessary tools for success. Today, I continue to listen to my clients, analyze their needs and evaluate the best real estate solutions for them.
I am involved with the American Heart Association. Am on the board of several schools, in Maine and Maryland. A member of the Portland Board of Realtors and the Casco Bay Island Development Association.
NANCY DUBIN | ASSOCIATE BROKER
I moved to Maine in 2017 after a 25+ year career in real estate on the Philadelphia Main Line. I lived and raised my two children in the town of Bryn Mawr. I’ve spent the last several years getting to know Coastal Maine and the Greater Portland area while continuing to study the real estate industry, and I am delighted now to be working with the Apex Luxury Real Estate Group.
My professional activities included service to the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors as Co-Chair of the Grievance Committee and as a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Main Line Suburban West Realtors Association, and as a member of the Real Estate Buyers Council.
My professional designations include Graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS), e-PRO, eCertified, and Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Prior to my real estate career, I earned a Master’s Degree in Education and taught first grade in inner city Philadelphia for ten years.
Whether in Maine or Philadelphia, I have practiced real estate by representing my clients interests with loyalty, honesty, integrity, hard work and personal service, and this has led to a long list of happy clients.
I am a longstanding member of the National Association of Realtors and now proud to be a member of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors and the Maine Association of Realtors.
ADDITIONAL STAFF | SUB CONTRACTORS
Apex Luxury Rentals contracts with qualified and licensed contractors who assist with all our electrical, plumbing, heating, painting, landscaping, appliance, and cleaning needs. We are able to pass competitive pricing on to our owners and tenants.