Jen grew up in both the Chicago-land area and London. She received her BA degree from Indiana University in Social and Behavioral Psychology and recently completed her second degree, a BS in Nutrition. After completing her undergraduate studies, she worked in Marketing Research and Sales as a Research Analyst and Sales Manager until she met her husband and joined him in the Foreign Service. Life abroad took them to Africa where they have lived in Senegal, Uganda, and Gambia. Working as an EFM, Jen has worked as both a Sub-Contractor and an Assistant General Services Officer. Jen has a passion for working with people and delivering excellent customer service to ensure her clients needs be met at a standard they desire. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling and has been known to be a pet whisperer of sorts as well. Jen is a licensed Real Estate Agent and an EFM.
Karen has had a passion for real estate for many years and has worked in various capacities within the industry throughout her career. Karen first developed practical experience as an appraisal and accounting assistant starting in 2001. She then joined Prudential Real Estate as an award winning agent for over a decade, finding joy in marketing and selling homes as well as matching clients to the best home for them. She spent six years overseas, in Paraguay and the Dominican Republic, and worked as the leasing assistant at U.S. Embassies for the General Services Office in both locations. She then served as the Community Liaison Office Coordinator in Santo Domingo, resulting in several recognition awards as she assisted families with their transition and housing overseas. Karen’s degree in sociology prepared her to analyze and anticipate people’s relocation concerns, from both the landlord and tenant perspective. Additionally, she has managed her own two rental properties. Having returned with her husband, four children, and family pets to her Northern Virginia “home base,” Karen is excited to throw this passion and all her efforts into property management with Globe Trotter Properties where she is committed to fulfill the company mission by providing empathy and understanding for her clients as she assists with their housing needs.
Shefali was born and raised in New Delhi, India. She speaks English and Hindi. She worked as a GSO/Housing Assistant in the New Delhi Embassy for over ten years and it is where she met her husband. They have since been posted in five different countries and moved over 12 times. Shefali is a licensed realtor in Virginia, works with many clients who buy or sell whilst being stationed overseas, and has been working in real estate, doing make-readies, and property management for many years. Because of her experience in this field, she understands the stress of renting and staying overseas, and her goal is to make it as painless for you as she can. In her career, Shefali has received a Superior Honor and Meritorious award for her work. Her excellent customer services and time management skills are coupled with her expertise in real estate and property management. Shefali presently lives in Virginia with her husband, two boys, and her dog. She loves dancing, reading, traveling, and the work that she does.
Andreas, originally born and raised in Austria, attended Law School before joining one of the country's major logistical firms managing the travel and fleet department. While living in Europe, he was known for his passion in real estate; himself owning and managing several properties in his home country. As is most of our GTP team, Andreas is married to a State Department Foreign Service Officer. As an EFM, during their last tour in Belgium, Andreas was the General Manager of the US Embassy Tri-Mission Association. Andreas and his spouse live in Reston with their rescue Foxhound, “Dixie”. He enjoys cooking and entertaining friends, traveling, is very social and of course speaks German fluently. Austrians greet friends by saying 'Servus' which means 'at your service'. Andreas can best serve his clients by drawing from his own understanding and experience of being an overseas Homeowner-Landlord himself. As a licensed Realtor, he will assist you in any way he can and he will not disappoint!