Member Nation Assoc. of Realtors, Newport County Board of Realtors,
Kent/Washington County Board of Realtors
Northeastern University BS Marketing and Sales
Post graduate Architecture and Construction
Area of Expertise
Waterfront, Vacation, Second Homes & Modular
Vice Chairman Tiverton Harbor Commission
Director RI Blueways Environmental Group
New York Yacht Waterfront Committee
Herreshoff Marine Museum
Newport Yacht Club
Bristol RI Elks
Partner/REALTOR® & Licensed Administrator
Originally from Larchmont, NY, Shari Rubeck is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Md. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, she began the pursuit of her arts career by founding her own company, Art In Mind, exhibiting artwork both nationally and internationally. She taught art to children in her studio and in private schools and pioneered an after school elementary arts program. Simultaneously, Shari gained valuable business experience working as an administrator for an aerospace engineering firm.
Shari relocated to North Kingstown, RI with her family in 2003. Drawing on her administrative experience, she launched her real estate career with a national brokerage in East Greenwich, where she worked as a receptionist and administrator. She additionally managed marketing, social platforms, website development, event planning and curating for the team Coastal Properties Group and its Wickford & Warren gallery offices, Coastal Living Gallery.
In 2017, Shari became a Licensed Sales Associate, while continuing her administrative duties, with the brokerage Coastal Properties Group. Having a mother who has been a licensed Associate Broker in New York for over 30 years has afforded her great insights and knowledge of the real estate climate/market. Shari looks forward to assisting both buyers and sellers with what is probably the biggest and most important transaction of their lives.
A Native Rhode Islander, Doreen Picone currently resides in North Kingstown.
She is a member of the NK Lions and the National Association of Realtors, Kent/Washington County Board of Realtors, the North Kingstown Chamber Of Commerce and the Wickford Art Association.
Owner of Draperies Plus, Doreen has expertise in Interior Decorator/Home Staging and as a realtor, enjoys assisting buyers and sellers in making their house their home. She is also a member of NAR/RIAR, Greater Providence Board of Realtors and the Statewide Multiple Listing Service.
I have been a resident of South Kingstown since 1996 along with my husband Michael and our three children. Licensed as an agent since 2006, I have experience working with buyers, sellers and investors. My focus is real estate in the South County area. It would be my pleasure to assist you with all of your real estate needs.
Lance Bennett is a licensed realtor and a lifelong resident of South County with over twenty years of law enforcement experience serving the community. Lance holds a Master of Science in Management degree from Salve Regina University and numerous professional certifications. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Rhode Island Association of Realtors, Kent & Washington Board of Realtors, and the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce.
Lance’s tenacious drive and attention to detail and technological market trends will be an asset to buyers and sellers. Call today for a free market analysis or to inquire about a particular area in his area of expertise in South County’s Charlestown and surrounding communities.
Originally from the Mid-West, Jessica Powers is proud to be a Rhode Island transplant. As an active resident of the revitalized West End of Providence for nearly a decade, Jess has an affinity for preserving the historic charm that helps makes Providence a unique city. Drawn to the neighborhoods historic charm and vibrant character, Jess owns two revitalized multifamily properties, both from the late 1800's. A proud mother of two children, she and her family enjoy visiting locally owned shops and restaurants and surrounding parks with their dog. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Kent/Washington County Board of Realtors.
As both a performer and event promoter, Jess has been part of the burgeoning music scene of Providence since 2003 and often collaborates with other performers and musicians within the community to produce unique events. As a realtor, Jessica Powers is passionate about helping people find the home and community that best fit their lifestyles.
Jennifer is a lifetime resident of Rhode Island and lives on Prudence Island full time. Jennifer pursued a Historic Preservation Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams University due to her love of historic houses. She is also a Founding Member and Historian for the RI Antique Fire Apparatus Society & an auxiliary member of the Prudence Island Fire Department.
Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Realtors and Kent/Washington County Board of Realtors. Jennifer is dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to finding the perfect fit for her clients. Besides sales, Jennifer can assist you with renting on Prudence Island!
A native of Rhode Island, an active resident of Pawtucket for more than two decades, Diane Dorval is a highly effective management professional with 25 years’ experience in the Real Estate and Sales and Marketing industries.
She has extensive business experience with emphasis on Property Management, Real Estate, Sales, Marketing and Event Planning. Working in the Hospitality Industry she gained knowledge of the Rhode Island area to be able to advise newcomers to Rhode Island about the state and where some of the local flavor is and the newest places worth checking out.
Diane also has five plus years of Property Management experience for condominium associations throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors and the Kent/Washington Board of Realtors, a Certified New Homes Specialist and an Accredited Buyer Representative with an ABR designation, and has experience listing/selling high end properties in RI and MA. As a Realtor, Diane Dorval is passionate about helping people find the home of their dreams!
Originally from the southwest, Kristin now resides in the beautiful Edgewood neighborhood of Cranston, Rhode Island. Passionate about the Rhode Island Community, Kristin is a member of the Edgewood Yacht Club, Providence Athenaeum and is the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator of the Providence Children’s Film Festival.
Before deciding to turn her passion of architecture, home styling and landscaping into a full time career in Real Estate, Kristin was the owner and head pastry chef of The Cupcakerie, a Cranston bakery that specialized in wedding cakes and special events.
Armed with a background in art and design, Kristin is the perfect agent for both Buyers and Sellers. As a seller’s agent, Kristin will recommend small fixes and switches you can make to your home, to appeal to a wide variety of buyers. As a buyer’s agent, she can make suggestions and recommendations of how you can turn a house into your dream home. A licensed Realtor and active member in the Kent Washington Board of Realtors, The Rhode Island Association of Realtors and The National Association of Realtors, Kristin will navigate you through the paperwork and logistics throughout the process.
A native Rhode Islander and an active resident of Cranston, Kristin Altrui is passionate about the needs and goals of her clients and will assist them with all of their real estate needs. She is an active member of The National Association of Realtors, The Rhode Island Association of Realtors and the Greater Providence Board of Realtors.
Kristin is a highly effective management professional with extensive business experience in the marine industry managing and operating a local marina. As an experienced real estate appraiser, her market knowledge is extensive. Bringing passion and attention to detail, Kristin offers conscientious and caring service, while assisting buyers in highly focused searches for their new home and helping sellers get the most value for their home.
Experienced Real Estate Broker in MA and RI with emphasis working with the “greatest generation.” As a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) assisting with the concerns of the maturing population and their families with buying and selling a home of many years to downsizing and ageing in place. A Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) attaining one of the highest levels in residential real estate.
With ambition, honesty and discretion, Van Souvannasane offers synergy and fresh perspectives to his clients and associates.
A resident of Providence via NYC, Van has been active in the community as the Owner and Director of Yellow Peril Gallery, a vital presence in the contemporary art scene since 2011. Yellow Peril has earned respect as a serious venue by focusing on solo shows and participating in international art fairs in NYC, Miami Beach, the Hamptons, Istanbul and Paris.
A Hampshire College and Boston University Brussels graduate, Van is passionate about contributing to Providence’s creative heritage and cosmopolitan vibe by promoting artists through innovative, engaging channels. Prior to gallery work, he spent 10 years in corporate communications in NYC and Belgium, learning about the importance of standardization and partnerships for success. Incorporating these “co-opetition” lessons into running a gallery – with no previous experience – provides him with the right level of discipline and professionalism for conducting business in the art world and its numerous satellites.
At Coastal Properties Group, Van specializes in carefully curated properties for discerning clients on the East Side of Providence and waterfront communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. Through UNLISTED Rhode Island, he works exclusively with buyers and sellers interested in luxurious properties.
Van is a member of the Greater Providence Board of Realtors, Rhode Island Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and he is certified in GREEN building and sustainable business practices.
Amanda Nickerson Toste
Originally from Little Compton and South Tiverton, Amanda spent eighteen years living and working all over New England and California before returning home to roost. Growing up as a free-range child on the farm coast, Amanda attended Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Massachusetts and Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Resource Conservation.
Amanda has lived and worked in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California, and locally as the Associate Publisher and Duchess of Sales for Rhode Island Home & Design Magazine. When RIH&D closed in 2011, Amanda packed her bags and her little dog too, and moved to Pacific Palisades, California. She landed in the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked as the Marketing Coordinator for Sotheby’s International Realty | San Francisco and Wine Country.
Amanda has always loved real estate and turned that passion into helping realtors brand their businesses on both coasts, working directly with agents to market some of the most luxurious properties internationally. After three years on the west coast, it was time to return home to be near her family and launch her own real estate business.
As a Realtor/Partner with the Coastal Properties Group and with intimate local knowledge of the most desirable coastal villages of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, Amanda is your local connection to the farm coast. She thrives on a collaborative approach employing a unique blend of innovation, technology, relationship building, networking and practices as always positive, can-do attitude.
Amanda lives in Little Compton with her husband and their two dogs, spending her free time renovating their 1940s Bungalow, with friends and family, at the beach, messing about in boats, organic gardening and hugging trees. She is a volunteer for Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine Rhode Island, Northbound Pound Puppies, and supporter of The Potter League for Animals, RISPCA, Special Olympics of Rhode Island, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Sailors for the Sea, and Defenders of Wildlife.
Buying her first home with her now husband in Coventry, Rhode Island ignited Kate’s interest in real estate. Kate had such a wonderful house buying experience with her own real estate agent, and wanted to provide that same level of customer service for others. Kate joined a small boutique brokerage, where no client is just a number. She loves the Coastal Properties Group family and enjoys going to work every day. Meeting new people and helping clients find the right house to call home is her passion. Her client dedication and love of helping others are what motivate her most. Naturally, Kate loves discovering the architectural gems of each neighborhood, especially those with pre 1940s detailing. Raised in Vermont, Kate later relocated to Rhode Island, where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Kate continues to provide Emergency Room care to patients at the Providence Veterans Medical Center on a part time basis. In her free time, Kate is busy cooking, reading, and training for running events. As a long-time lover of the country, she and her husband enjoy back road drives and hiking all year long.
Peter has been a licensed real estate agent in Rhode Island and Connecticut for the past 4 years. He brings over 30 years of technology sales and sales management experience to Coastal Properties Group. His corporate experience has proven to be an asset in every real estate transaction. Peter understands every step of the entire process and keeps his clients informed throughout. Buying or selling a home is an arduous endeavor and he takes pride in managing the entire journey.
Having spent summers on the RI shore their entire lives, Peter and his wife Beth now live full time in East Beach, Quonochontaug with their black lab Gus who gets to swim in the ocean and salt ponds every day of the year.
"We have lived in many places, but Rhode Island, the beach, has always been our home."
Peter volunteers on various local boards including the East Beach Water Association and spends time helping out at the WARM Shelter in Westerly. His wife Beth is employed at South County Hospital.
After concluding his four years of service as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), Ryan dived right back into helping to serve his community; only in a different, more shoulder-to-shoulder way. His experiences in the USMC ingrained in him, a sense of determination to get the job done, and to do so without compromising. He approaches every property with the clients’ best interests in mind.
Partnering as a licensed sales associate and REALTOR® with the Coastal Properties Group, Ryan is able to apply his one-of-a-kind knowledge from living in Rhode Island all of his life, to work for those who are searching to do the same. This local familiarity is amplified by being part of a boutique brokerage that excels in the personalized approach. With a clear understanding of the stresses that can coincide with moving and relocating, Ryan’s goal is to facilitate ease of transition for buyers and sellers.
Ryan lives in North Providence, and can be found enjoying a Bruins, Celtics or Red Sox game when he isn’t spending time with friends and family. While Ryan has lived in cities and countries across the world during his time in the USMC, Rhode Island is the one place he’s always considered home. He is eager to help with all of your real estate needs.
Chuck Barend moved to Little Compton from the North Shore of Oahu in 2003. His passion to serve others led him to launch and operate Living Water Surf Co., a surfing retail that quickly became part of the community. Further, Chuck also co-founded and helps operate LC Surf Camp, a fun weekly surf camp that fills our youth with "stoke." Chuck epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. He learned through retail that customer service and integrity while meeting people's needs are essential. Chuck is looking forward to hearing from you so he can help you achieve your Real Estate goals.
Chuck is devoted to his family, wife and best friend Ana, their twins, Ed and Maria, as well as black lab Coby and "big ol" Tiger cat. Chuck is an athlete by nature, former East Coast Surfing Champion as well as USCG Helicopter Rescue Swimmer. He continues to challenge himself when the Barend family goes on vacations to Hawaii to experience the sport of surfing that they all love.
Chuck gained invaluable experience serving on the Little Compton Planning Board for years and it gave him a greater understanding and insight into Real Estate development and many specific needs of the community such as affordable housing, land preservation, and taking special care of the special community we live in.
Chuck can help make your Real Estate buying/selling experience easy and stress free. He wants to help his clients with every aspect of the real estate transaction, from finding that special home or land all the way to closing. Feel free to give him a call. 401 662-9291
Kristyn-Anne is originally from Long Island, New York, but fell in love with Rhode Island during her college days at URI. After college, she and her husband moved to Anchorage, Alaska for 3 adventurous years. When it was time to move back to the East Coast, Rhode Island was an obvious choice to became a permanent home for Kristyn-Anne.
She now lives in East Greenwich with her husband and two children, and loves all that the area has to offer! Kristyn-Anne's background in both sales and marketing, coupled with her own personal experience with investment properties make her a great resource for your real estate needs.
A native Rhode Islander and longtime resident of the Exeter/West Greenwich area, Lauren Branca has transitioned her vast knowledge of fashion, sales, and marketing to the Ocean State’s real estate market. Lauren’s attention to detail is second to none, and her 25+ years in the local jewelry industry has provided her with skills that directly translate to her passion for home decor and architecture.
She and her husband have designed and built 5 homes in RI, from a historic restoration in Edgewood to new construction featured in the Providence Journal’s “Home of the Week”.
Lauren hobbies include hiking and photography, exploring every area of Rhode Island’s beautiful coastline in search of the perfect sunset. Her personal experiences with the process of buying and selling, coupled with her expertise and proficiency give Lauren the ability to fully understand her client’s real estate needs.