New Haven, CT – John Wareck and Frank D’Ostilio, Jr., partners of Wareck D’Ostilio Real Estate take great pride in announcing that Olivia C. Martson, DiDi Strode, and Carolyn Kuzmeski, the Urban Specialists Team, have joined the company. Consistent top-producers in the industry, they will be working out of the company’s New Haven office located at 47 High Street at Yale.
Olivia C. Martson, ABR, CRS, GREEN, ASP® has been a successful Realtor for 24 years. Thoroughly familiar with the pros and cons of urban living, Olivia specializes in urban properties from multi-family homes to condominiums and co-ops and particularly enjoys working with first time buyers and historic homes. Olivia has served on the New Haven Board of Alderman representing Ward 2 (the downtown neighborhood immediately west of Yale) from 1992 to 1997. A graduate of SCSU with a BA degree, her Fine Art and Design background is highly advantageous when helping sellers emphasize the best qualities to show when preparing their homes for sale. Olivia volunteers for the New Haven Urban Design League and she is a past member of the New Haven City Plan Commission. She serves on the Greater Dwight Development Corporation Board and is a member of the Dwight Central Management Team. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys bicycling, interior decorating, reading and foreign travel. She is married to photographer Sven Martson. She and her husband have owned their home in downtown New Haven for more than 35 years.
DiDi Strode, ABR, CRS, GREEN, ASP® has been a top producing Realtor for 14 years. She thinks of her involvement in real estate as a way “to help people meet their goals.” A long time resident of Connecticut, DiDi graduated from UCONN and received her MBA degree from the University of New Haven. Involved in many aspects of real estate with a focus on downtown properties that include single family homes as well as condos, DiDi is an expert in the buying and selling of historic properties, condominium conversions, and multi-family homes in New Haven, Yale University area and surrounding towns. In the community, DiDi volunteers her time and sits on the board of the Montessori School on Edgewood Avenue.
In her spare time, DiDi enjoys taking walks along the city streets and parks. She has taken up the sport of running and has competed in multiple New Haven Road Race 20k marathons. DiDi has a daughter, Taylor, who currently resides in Brooklyn. Taylor is a recent graduate of Quinnipiac University and works at Dow Jones including the Wall Street Journal as a financial analyst.
Carolyn Kuzmeski began her career in real estate in 2014 and has found a synergy working with the Urban Specialists team. Carolyn holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from SCSU. She later became a chef after studying at The Natural Gourmet in New York City. Carolyn went on to own a business, Saveur Catering. She eventually became the private chef for PCPA, formerly Cesar Pelli Architects. A Glastonbury native, Carolyn is married to Saul Fussiner and they currently reside in Whitneyville with their two children.
“We are delighted to have The Urban Specialists affiliated with Real Living Wareck D’Ostilio Real Estate,” said John Wareck, Partner/broker. “We are excited to have their experience, professionalism, warmth, and great spirits in our office,ˮ he added. “Our strong position in the community and continued growth have enabled us to achieve a level of sales growth unsurpassed in the New Haven real estate market,” added Frank D’Ostilio, Jr., Partner.