Windermere Real Estate Southern California is pleased to welcome agents Bev Howard and Stewart Penn to their Coachella Valley offices. Bev Howard joins Windermere’s Palm Desert San Pablo office located at 44-350 San Pablo Avenue, Suite 101. Stewart Penn joins Windermere’s Palm Springs South office located at 2465 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 605.
“Bev and Stewart are fine examples of the high caliber of agents that continue to join us,” said Bob Deville, co-owner of Windermere Real Estate Southern California. “They both have exceptional histories of superior customer service, ethical business practices and strong track records of production. We are thrilled to have them join our offices and look forward to supporting them as they continue to grow their businesses.”
A familiar face at the Ironwood Country Club in Palm Desert, where Bev Howard has been a resident and member since 1997, Bev is not only a familiar face around the club but also a genuine, hard-working agent for its residents. As an active member of her community, Bev has served on the Social Committee at Ironwood and currently sits on the Membership Committee. Of the local non-profits that Bev supports, two are especially close to her heart, Olive Crest of the Desert Communities and Safehouse of the Desert. Both organizations offer services and housing for at-risk or abused youth. Bev is also a member of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, as well as her local, state and national Realtor® associations.
Originally licensed at real estate in 1978, Bev possesses a substantial knowledge of the local desert real estate market. In 1982, Bev purchased her first home in the Coachella Valley at The Club at Morningside in Rancho Mirage. During a break from real estate, Bev continued to sharpen her sales skills as the National Sales Manager for a large Northwest hotel chain and as the proprietor of her own imports and antiques business. Returning to real estate several years ago, Bev continues to show a strong record of sales and high customer satisfaction ratings. Bev works with the full range of buyers and sellers, including vacation homes and real estate investors. She focuses on the South Palm Desert communities of Monterra, Summit, and the Ironwood Country Club.
Since his childhood, Stewart Penn has had a passion for architecture, design and homes. He enjoys working in the Palm Springs area market, home to an abundance of Mid-Century Modern and other distinctively designed homes and condos. Stewart’s love of all things mid-century is easily seen at popular Just Modern, Inc., the retail store he co-owns in Palm Springs’ Uptown Design District that features home furniture, art and accessories.
Stewart remains a high producing real estate agent in California for over a decade. Before moving to the United States from South Africa, Stewart worked in real estate sales for 13 years. After moving to the US, Stewart owned and operated his own independent brokerage, Penn Properties, for 11 years where he specialized in the sale, purchase and exchange of fine homes, condos, lofts and income properties in West Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles area. A highly skilled and astute negotiator, Stewart is known for his exceptional attention to detail and his innovative marketing strategies.