Who We Are

We are a full service boutique real estate company with access to absolutely EVERYTHING available for sale and lease in South Florida. We strive to make your transaction, a smooth and seamless experience. By focusing on the details of our clients transactions, we maximize our clients valuable time and results. We have an extensive marketing contract in place to feature our Sellers properties on the world's most visited real estate websites. We also have an endless supply of Buyers generated by our marketing campaigns. Our Listings get millions of page visits every month. For access to ALL the private homes, townhomes, villas, condos and commercial real estate available, please call to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed professional Realtors. We look forward to working with you.

Michael Jones
Broker

Michael’s passion for real estate is fueled by helping others achieve their Real Estate goals and objectives. His 21-year background in financing and real estate through a variety of market conditions has provided him the wisdom to best represent his clients short and long term interest. In addition to real estate, he’s passionate about philanthropy, animals, traveling, golfing and the Florida lifestyle.

Carol Benavides-Hynes
Realtor

Carol moved to Palm Beach Gardens from the Washington, DC area in 2005. In Washington, D.C., she was an Executive Assistant for a Commercial Real Estate Developer for over 15 years. She graduated from the University of Maryland in College Park. She is currently a Realtor and an elementary school teacher in Palm Beach County. She loves meeting new people and helping clients find the perfect property to call home. In her free time, she loves boating and reading by the pool.

Gina Cabrera
Realtor

Gina combines her background in design, business, and sales management to deliver the high-quality customer service you deserve. After living in Broward county for more than 11 years, where she had investments in real estate, she decided to relocate to Palm Beach County to raise her family. She lives in Jupiter with her husband and three children. Gina enjoys being involved with the community and specializes in helping families' dreams come true. Finding not just a house but a place they can call home! As your Realtor, Gina's number one goal is your satisfaction. She understands that buying or selling a home can be a time consuming and emotional experience, her goal is to provide a positive, easy, and seamless process for all her clients. Whether you are buying, selling, or renting she will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. Gina speaks English and Spanish. Se Habla Espanol.

Michelle Jones
Marketing Director

Michelle Jones has been in marketing and sales for over 15 years. She has secured residential and commercial business for the Blue Water Real Estate group helping many families, corporations, and businesses to exceed their real estate goals. Prior to working with the company, she worked as a marriage and family therapist, and life coach specializing in real estate and investment. She’s an avid traveler who enjoys spending time with her family, golfing, and cycling.

Arthur Kennedy
Realtor

Arthur joined the Blue Water Real Estate team in 2012 and has been a Florida realtor for over 14 years. He has also been licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia. Arthur specializes in both residential and commercial real estate in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. He has worked extensively in all facets of sales and leasing, serving all manner of clients from first time buyers and long-term investors to corporations. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Florida with a BS in Public Relations. He is also an avid traveler having visited 46 states and over 20 countries.

Karen Mack
Community Affairs

Karen’s career has been a diverse and successful one. Karen's career started in retail banking and progressed to a position in the investment department. She was solely responsible for the bank’s overnight Fed Funds operation which at the time consisted of $300 million daily. After moving to South Florida, Karen’s entrepreneurial spirit was piqued when she became involved with manufacturing and importing from Asia. For many years Karen traveled extensively throughout Asia, checking factory production and sourcing. In 2004 Karen ran for United States Senate. As a political newcomer with strong independent views on a host of issues, she was the only candidate at the time with a lifelong business background and without ties to special interests. As the company’s community affairs specialist, she manages the organization's public image, relations, organizes volunteers, coordinates special events and implements community outreach programs.

Gary Marquez
Realtor

Gary is a Navy veteran and an avid sailor. He personally started investing in real estate in 1982 while living in England. Now in South Florida for over 20 years, he received his real estate license in 2007 and has completed over 500 transactions to date. He is at home working with buyers, sellers, landlords, and lessees. Whether you are a couple looking for your first dream home or the independent investor, he can help. Gary speaks English and Spanish. Se Habla Espanol.

Zachary Mignogna
Realtor

Zach Mignogna was born in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and he loved it so much he never left. He found his interest in real estate when searching for his first home, and combined with his gregarious personality, found his talent as an agent. Zach’s goal is to take the stress out of buying and selling real estate by giving his clients peace of mind and providing an enjoyable experience. His love of real estate drives his constant research of the market giving him the expertise that his clients can trust. In his spare time, Zach enjoys golfing, fishing, or spending time with his two dogs Jude and Chewbacca.

Dara Ocepek
Realtor

Dara is a native of South Florida and has an extensive knowledge of Palm Beach County. She attended South College and Palm Beach Atlantic Colleges where earned degrees in Real Estate and Business. Being a native and having the opportunity to raise her children locally, gives her a unique perspective on how to find the perfect home for you and your family.

George Ryan
Realtor

George Ryan is a twenty-year resident of South Florida who has been with Blue Water Real Estate Group for the past four years. After spending his years in Florida working at the prestigious Bak Middle School of the Arts, George brings a deep knowledge of school zoning and magnet programs to help buyers and families to settle in the right community. His work ethic, dedication, and ability to work with many personality types in education has made him a natural fit in real estate. George is not a traditional style agent who prefers to work in a small area. With the advent of technology, he’s willing to work and market far and wide to help clients achieve their goals. Centered in Palm Beach County he has conducted business from Port Saint Lucie down through Miami. Wherever the client needs to be is where he will go. Whether buying or selling, residential or commercial, George is willing to go beyond to meet your needs. His experience working with traditional buyers and sellers, investors, commercial retail, and medical office space will afford you a comprehensive approach to achieving your real estate goals.

Robert Snow
Realtor

Bob has had a diverse career including real estate sales, wholesale jewelry sales and as an importer of art and sculpture. The common thread throughout his career is his ability to drive sales by guiding others to successful outcomes. Bob joined the Blue Water Real Estate group where he specializes in applying his expertise and market knowledge to broker residential homes, commercial properties, and investment opportunities for his clients. He has a passion for and extensive background in automobiles and aviation.

Christopher Soomdat
Realtor

Chris has been a realtor with Blue Water Realty since 2011. He operates with integrity, energy, and creativity in every detail of real estate transactions for his clients. He understands buying and selling are some of the biggest decisions in a person’s life. He views the representation and guidance of his clients a true honor and privilege. Chris has lived in South Florida for almost 20 years and is extremely knowledgeable of the local real estate market. This thorough understanding of the market gives his clients a unique advantage which also separates him from other agents.

Cassidy Sullivan
Office Manager

Cassidy has lived in Jupiter for over twenty years. She has an in depth understanding of the local area and strives to deliver the best customer service for Blue Water Real Estate Group’s clients. As the office manager, she also provides support for the company’s agents to help facilitate clients’ goals. She plans to stay in sunny South Florida for many more years. She frequently walks the beach with Bella (her dog) and loves to read. She’s currently a student at Florida Atlantic University and plans to pursue law school after graduating.

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