Kurt, trained as an attorney, has been actively engaged in real estate brokerage for almost 25 years and is a knowledgeable, seasoned professional. Kurt is also licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin with access to those markets through his affiliation with Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty in Chicago.
With his extensive experience in many areas of real estate including auctions, construction, property renovation and development, Kurt adds a new dimension to the Haverkate Group. Admitted to the bar in Illinois, Virginia and Florida, Kurt has dealt with hundreds of legal and real estate clients over the years. Kurt’s management experience includes being the managing broker for Sudler and Company, a Chicago real estate firm founded in 1926, where he was responsible for overseeing five offices with approximately 130 agents.
He is also well versed in international transactions, primarily in Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.
His ability to communicate honestly and intelligently with his clients, combined with his solid legal background and real estate expertise, has enabled him to understand and identify each client’s specific needs. Using old fashioned determination, Kurt is tenacious in the representation of his clients, enjoys their loyalty and respect and brings the highest level of service to each transaction.
Having visited the desert since the ‘70s, Kurt currently resides in Rancho Mirage where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Presidential Estates Homeowners Association.
He is also a docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum and also serves as a docent at the Museum’s newly opened Architectural and Design Center, expanding his expertise, knowledge, and involvement with Mid-Century and Modern Architecture, the specialty of the Haverkate Group.
Professional Organizations include: NAR (National Association of Realtors), CAR (California
Association of Realtors, IAR (Illinois Association of Realtors), WRA (Wisconsin Realtor Association)
CAR (Chicago Association of Realtors), GREF (Global Real Estate Forum – CAR Committee, 2011
Chairman), ICREA (International Consortium of Real Estate Associations), FIABCI (International
Real Estate Federation), AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America). Professional
Designations include: GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), TRC (Transnational Referral Certification),
IRES (International Real Estate Specialist), CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist), RSPS
(Resort and Second Home Specialist).