Meet the Team
About Drew Peterson:
“I am passionate about real estate and my mission is to assist qualified buyers and to obtain the best price obtainable for motivated sellers while committing daily to my professional business strategy with personal enthusiasm and integrity.”
Drew Peterson has been a REALTOR since 1989, serving in many capacities as a marketing director, corporate trainer, sales manager and residential sales specialist. Drew has received numerous customer service awards, including top honors from one of the nation's largest relocation clients, USAA.
He holds a BA in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC and a Masters in Marketing from Northwestern University. With emphasis on marketing and customer service, Drew offers specialized marketing and negotiating strategies as Director of the DREW PETERSON REAL ESTATE TEAM concentrating in Connecticut, New York, Florida as well as National and International Relocation.
Originally from North Carolina, Drew brings his "Southern Hospitality" to Connecticut where he has resided for a number of years. Drew has lived in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Columbus, Miami, and New York, as well as overseas. Due to his national and international exposure, Drew has an understanding of his clients' special preferences for the home purchase event. Drew assures discretion and enthusiasm for his clientele and has worked with celebrities, authors, corporate CEO’s and relocating families worldwide.
About Ron Fertig:
“I know value. With over 25 years of experience and having worked as a seasoned trader & salesperson I am passionate for Greenwich Real Estate.”
Ron’s fastidious attention to detail stems from a management background where he was the Chief Operating Officer of a Registered Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor. He has a long history as a convertible bond trader and salesperson focused on identifying value and profitable investments.
Ron brings his experience to each Real Estate transaction. His distinguished negotiation skills were honed trading bonds and agility with numbers enable him to find opportunity with solutions. Moreover, Ron benefits his clients through his passion for staging, which began when he earned his Master of Arts from NYU in 1987. Since then, he has renovated, staged and sold numerous homes of his own, with top of the market price execution during competitive Real Estate markets.
Ron focuses on finding the perfect home for each buyer by listening carefully and identifying the best value available for his client’s needs.
About Julie Creighton:
“Throughout my international travels I have had an interest in buying, selling, and managing properties in the United States and England. I take an interest in you and you become part of my Real Estate family.”
Julie Creighton was born in Liverpool, England and received a BA in Honors Economic and Social History from the University of Nottingham before embarking on a successful career in Residential and Commercial Real Estate in London. Julie now lives in Greenwich because she understands that it is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.
Julie’s in-depth knowledge and experience of the Fairfield County, CT and New York City Real Estate markets, together with her honesty, reliability, and relentless attention to detail enables her to smoothly guide clients through the buying and/or selling process, whilst maintaining a sense of humor. Julie has a genuine concern for her clients’ best interests by investing herself personally into achieving their Real Estate goals and providing superior customer service. She listens carefully to specific needs and ensures help and advice at every step in the process.
Julie has lived everywhere from the remote edge of the rainforest in Tanzania to the city of Moscow. She is approachable, open-minded and a creative thinker - which helps her navigate the many complexities of property transactions. With Julie’s experience in Real Estate negotiations and her commitment to her clients, coupled with Coldwell Banker’s strong brand marketing, unmatched resources, and the DREW PETERSON REAL ESTATE TEAM clients receive the very best innovative Real Estate Brokerage services.
About Jackie Zoeller:
“As a former production and communications affiliate with NBC I am used to a fast paced lifestyle in the television industry and I roll that over to my Real Estate business. I am on the go 24/7 and provide my clients with immediate follow-up information from showings and negotiations to ensure a successful sell.”
Jackie Zoeller graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a degree in Communications prior to working at NBC. Jackie joined the DREW PETERSON REAL ESTATE TEAM to work with a variety of professionals each with unique skills and personalities that compliment her own.
Some of her recent listings and sales include: a renovated cape in the highly sought after Glenville section of Greenwich, a high-rise unit with balcony in Stamford’s downtown area, and a loft style condominium unit remodeled in an early 1900s factory building.
As a professional Millennial, Jackie offers her clients an expertise in strategic Social Media marketing campaigns. With her enthusiasm, energy, and meticulous attention to detail, Jackie makes listing your home or finding your new dream home a smooth and pleasant experience.
About Emily Lyon:
Emily Lyon moved to Greenwich, Connecticut from Manhattan. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona, and proceeded to work on Wall Street, and then in medical and retail sales. The sixteen plus years of sales experience has prepared her to deal truthfully to knowledgeable clients, and form strong customer relationships based on excellent service and diligent follow through.
Selling moderate to luxury real estate is the next development in her sales experience. Her love of real estate makes her well suited to this new venue. Having grown up in New Rochelle, New York and living near Scarsdale and White Plains, Emily is very familiar with these Westchester areas. Now living in Greenwich, and near Armonk these locations too, have become as familiar.
Passionate about golf the move to Greenwich is a perfect fit. In her leisure time you will find her honing her skills on the golf course, spending time with her daughter, and playing with her dog.
About Elizabeth McMachan:
“One of my greatest passions is helping families relocate to or within Fairfield County and sharing my firsthand knowledge of our area and all of the exciting activities that make our community a home.”
Elizabeth McMachan obtained her real estate license at the age of 20, where she started her career as a property manager for several residential buildings located in Greenwich and Ridgefield, CT as well as New York, NY. Elizabeth was also responsible for ensuring all available apartments and storefronts were rented, and maintained a goal of 100% occupancy rate.
Elizabeth career expands to Real Estate development. She personally constructed two condominium projects in Greenwich, CT. In addition she has converted apartment buildings into condominiums.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Greenwich, CT. She graduated from Greenwich High School and attended Manhattanville College and Fairfield University. After living in Greenwich her whole life, Elizabeth knows Greenwich is a great place for families. She has raised her four children in Greenwich. In addition to traveling between houses, Elizabeth also has a background in travel management and can assist in relocation at home and abroad, having visited many countries.
Elizabeth’s true love of Real Estate has brought her to the DREW PETERSON REAL ESTATE TEAM at Coldwell Banker where she loves to help families relocate to or within Fairfield County and share her firsthand knowledge of the area and all the benefits for children and adults.
About Shannon Ludeke:
“Everyday changes in our office. I thrive in a fast paced environment and love the energy the team and I create to help you in your Real Estate Adventure!”
Shannon Ludeke is the most recent addition to the DREW PETERSON REAL ESTATE TEAM. Shannon is a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a BA in Political Science and is currently pursing her Connecticut Real Estate license.
Shannon serves as Team Operations Manager and Social Media Coordinator and specializes in presentation, organization, customer relations, and marketing. While working with team members, Shannon ensures implementing a synergistic media strategy to assist the team’s clients with the attention and promotion they deserve.