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Global Recognition. Local Expertise.

Anna Olcese is a Miami native who relocated to Gainesville over 20 years ago. A serial entrepreneur, she has started several companies during the past couple of decades, and in addition to real estate has worked in the fields of marketing and communications, corporate event management, and publishing. 


She attended the University of Florida and moved to Atlanta after graduation, returning to Gainesville in 1998 as a trailing spouse. Consequently, she understands the challenges of relocating to a new, and smaller, city and that is the number one reason she has dedicated the majority of her real estate career to serving the relocation and executive real estate markets.


Anna works closely with the University of Florida, Shands/UF Health, government entities, tech companies, and other businesses to help recruit top talent from around the globe and then assist them with their real estate needs. Known for her white glove service and concierge-style approach, Anna's real estate expertise and customized experiences for buyers, sellers, and referral partners has earned her the reputation as a go-to person for top notch service. This, in turn, has helped her to secure a spot among North Central Florida's top producing agents, with nearly $50 million in sales since she became an agent in 2015.


“Last December I was unexpectedly contacted by Engel & Volkers to discuss joining the brokerage as an Advisor,” Anna said. “I was hesitant at first because all I knew were my old systems and team structure. However, after learning more about Engel & Volkers and the brokerage’s culture and approach to the real estate experience, I felt completely at home and knew that I had to make the move.”


“Engel & Volkers’ philosophy of making the luxury experience accessible to individuals at any stage in life, whether starter homes or dream homes, perfectly aligns with mine,” she continued.  “The transition will allow me to continue to provide my customers with everything that I always have provided, now in a boutique-like brokerage that feels very much like a family with shared values and beliefs.”


In addition to helping her customers buy and sell real estate, Anna's "Let's Talk Real Estate" podcast helps to educate listeners about a variety of real estate-related topics, local and national market conditions, and how the area’s growth and opportunities compare to other cities nationwide. By combining her publishing and marketing backgrounds, she also creates videos to showcase the area's natural beauty, housing opportunities, businesses, and the people who make the area what it is today and what it will become tomorrow. 


Anna and her husband spend their free time traveling, especially throughout Europe, which is where they intend to move in the future. Interestingly, she became familiar with Engel & Volkers during her travels abroad and was intrigued when she learned that the brokerage had opened a shop in Gainesville. She is excited to have the opportunity to be an Advisor and continue her real estate career with the brokerage.