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PETER J CATALANO

Company President & Real Estate Broker (RI, CT, NY)
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Peter J Catalano was born, raised, and educated in New York City. He received a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York. Shortly thereafter he became a Registered Architect and a Member of the National and NY State Association of Architects. Throughout the 80’s & 90's, Catalano enjoyed a successful career as an architect and real estate developer acquiring significant properties on Park Avenue South and Broadway's Fashion Center. For the renovations of major commercial office and residential properties, New York City honored him as a "Living Treasure".

Catalano is a licensed real estate broker in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

In December 1985, he purchased for his wife, singer Dana Valery Catalano, the "Watch Hill Inn", a National Landmark, located in the Village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Together they spent twenty successful years in the hotel and restaurant hospitality business with an eye on creating a first class resort property. Today it is known as the Watch Hill Inn Villa Residences, operated by Ocean House Management for Relais & Chateaux properties.

In 2006, they transformed the Watch Hill Inn property into a Residential Condominium complex consisting of a completely renovated Watch Hill Inn and the new Bayside and Harbor View buildings.

At the same time, Catalano formed Watch Hill Properties LLC, ("WHP") a Rhode Island Real Estate Broker Company specializing in high end luxury homes and waterfront condominiums.

Since 2006, Peter Catalano has served on the Board of the Watch Hill Inn Condominium Association and the Bayside Condominium Association.

MARK A SZARO

Real Estate Broker (RI & CT)
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Mark A Szaro has been practicing real estate in Watch Hill and the surrounding area for over 25 years. He is dedicated to providing the finest real estate service to his clients. He is a million dollar producer with the Kent Washington Association of Realtors. Mark was the seller’s agent when the Watch Hill Inn was purchased by Peter and Dana Catalano in 1985. Mark became General Manager of the Watch Hill Inn from 1986 to 2005, overseeing the day to day operations of the hotel, banquet facility, and restaurant. Between 2005 and 2007, he oversaw the renovation of the Watch Hill Inn and new construction of the Bayside building on Bay Street.

Mark serves on the Bayside Condo Association Board. Mark also works as the Club Room Manager at the Ocean House, a Relais & Chateaux hotel in Watch Hill.

He has been a resident of Westerly for 37 years.

DANA V CATALANO

Real Estate Sales Agent (RI)
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Dana V Catalano was born Dana Valery in Milan, Italy. Later, at the age of five, moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, then spent several years in New York City. In 1985, Dana and her husband Peter purchased the Watch Hill Inn and spent twenty successful years in the hotel and restaurant business. When the property was converted to condominiums in 2006, she became part owner of Watch Hill Properties. Her personality, charm, and knowledge of the area make her an excellent fit as Sales Agent at Watch Hill Properties. Dana is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian. She resides in Miami and Watch Hill.

JANICE DALE

Bookkeeper
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JANICE LEPIKKO

Administrative Assistant / Parking Manager
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Janice is the full time Administrative Assistant for Watch Hill Properties.  Joining the team in the Winter of 2015, she enthusiastically brings over 20+ years experience in administrative assistance + customer service and 8 years experience in HR. 

Janice is a life-long resident of Rhode Island and has been in the town of Westerly for 37 years.

LIZZIE DANIEL

Front Desk Assistant
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Lizzie is one of the new members to join the team in 2018 as a front desk assistant. She was born and raised in Westerly, RI. She has known the Watch Hill area all her life and is very fond of its coastal community. With her 7+ years of customer service, knowledge of Watch Hill, and bubbly personality, she very much enjoys her role on the team and is looking forward to assisting clientele. Aside from working in the office, Lizzie is also a makeup artist who lends her talent to photo shoots, commercials, and weddings. She now resides in Pawcatuck, CT.

 

 

MARINA SPECK

Assistant Property Manager
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Marina is the Assistant Property Manager. Born and raised in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where she received a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Hospitality. In 2008 she moved into USA and 9 years later become a US citizen.  In 2017-2018 received Certification in Administrative Office Management, Customer Service and Microsoft Word 2013.  She is joining the team in the spring of 2018. For personal time, she enjoys the beach, gardening and outdoors.

Marina resides in Westerly, Rhode Island.

NICK TREBISACCI

Head Parking Attendant
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Nick Trebisacci is the newest Head Parking Attendant of the Watch Hill Parking team. Nick has been a parking attendant for three summers now, starting in 2015, and is eager to take on this new role as Head Parking Attendant. He has the knowledge, determination, and friendly personality to run the parking lot efficiently, and is always there to assist the parkers with any of their requests. He is currently attending Rhode Island College where he is studying psychology and one day hopes to become a therapist. Nick currently resides in Westerly, RI where he has lived his entire life.