President / Broker
Rhett Winchell is a real estate broker with 30 years of professional experience at internationally acclaimed real estate firm Kennedy Wilson. As President of the Kennedy Wilson Auction & New Home Sales Group, Winchell is responsible for the oversight of auction and builder marketing services worldwide.
As a pioneer, Winchell provides best-in-class auction, marketing and sales programs to the top echelon of real estate industry executives, financial institutions, governments, developers and investors. With extensive senior management experience and real estate expertise, Winchell has overseen the sale of over 20,000 properties worldwide. These have included the successful sales of: single family homes, condominium developments, five-star resort properties, bank owned (REO), FDIC residential and commercial properties, probate properties, apartment buildings, income properties, tax sales, estate liquidation and bulk sales. Winchell’s unique and varied abilities to manage complex real estate transactions has resulted in sales of over $10 billion in commercial and residential real estate.
Winchell is currently broadening the company’s residential new home sales division and expanding the group’s services into major international markets such as Spain and Portugal.
Winchell is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), the highest designation awarded to real estate brokers in the residential field; only 5% of all real estate brokers have earned this designation. In addition, he is a Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and a member of The National Association of Auctioneers (NAA).
Winchell was awarded the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR. He is also a member of the NAR’s Green REsource Council, which is at the leading edge of green real estate building awareness and addressing the increasing demand for knowledge and resources on both new and existing sustainable homes.
Winchell attended the University of California, Los Angeles, with an emphasis on real estate, including real estate appraisal, practice, economics, finance, law, property management, administration, ethics and investment analysis. Winchell has been a real estate broker since 1983.
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