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Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Robin Sue Kaiserman

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to bringing the highest level of service to today’s home buyers and sellers. This tradition continues with the recent addition of luxury Real Estate Advisor, Robin Sue Kaiserman, to the Tucson Office.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents strive to deliver real estate experiences beyond expectations to enhance lifestyles for their clients, expanding their reputation as the most respected name in real estate.

I always look towards the future and believe Tucson’s real estate future is the Sotheby’s International Realty brand.

I decided to come to the Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Tucson office because of the prestigious reputation of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. With a prominent national and international presence, the Sotheby’s International Realty global network is full of the finest and most successful real estate advisors in the business.

Robin Sue Kaiserman

Robin Sue Kaiserman is an experienced Tucson real estate agent, she has homes for sale throughout the Tucson area and specializes in the Foothills, Oro Valley, and the Central University of Arizona area. She can help you find the Tucson, Arizona real estate MLS listings to meet your needs.

Robin Sue has lived in Tucson since 1976 and prides herself on providing excellent, dedicated service. Robin has continuously sold several thousand homes over the past 30 years and is known as Tucson’s real estate legend who during that time has been Tucson’s #1 Real Estate agent for the past 12 years.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s Tucson Office is thrilled to welcome Robin Sue Kaiserman, a perennial elite top producer to our team. Robin is an icon with over three decades of unparalleled production, knowledge, marketing skills, and professionalism.

Will Rose, Managing Broker
Real Estate, Residential Real Estate

Rackensack Mine

Off-Grid Famous Gold Mine Property For Sale Just North of Scottsdale: Rackensack Mine

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is well known for connecting buyers to sellers for many of Arizona’s most gorgeous, custom properties with all of the trappings of comfort. But every once in a while a property comes around that has those trappings yet manages to be so incredibly unique at the same time.

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Announces an Off-Grid Famous Gold Mine Property For Sale Just North of Scottsdale.

For starters, at 400 feet from the Scottsdale city limits, it has one of the closest helipads to Scottsdale. No need to fight rush hour traffic with this property.  You can simply helicopter back and forth without opening your car door. Watch this video and see for yourself.

That’s just the start, living near this gold mine property.  The Rackensack Mine property is, true to its name, situated on land that has a gold mine that thousands of people have paid money to tour. Take the speed tour of the mine yourself here.

 Those are just the more idiosyncratic features of this amazing property, however; in essence, it is the ultimate safe haven secluded refuge. Constructed on a cliff, the property is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest, 360-degree panoramic views, and 14 potential sites for additional buildings. At 62 acres, to call it expansive would be an understatement. The property currently includes two structures; a two-room guest house and a fitness studio with a patio and bubbling hot spa, and plenty of room to still build your dream house. 

 Finally, if you’ve ever found yourself lamenting the heat during the summer, this is the property for you. Situated at 4,500 feet, you will almost certainly find it to be wonderfully temperate in the summer and might even find some snow in the winter.

Listing Agent Preston Westmoreland has represented numerous Arizona gold mines throughout his 30-year-real-estate-career but this one, he says makes you feel like you are on top of the world. 

I love to explore the desert and have been in over 100 mines over the years and this is one of the most fun mine trips I’ve ever taken, especially with the level tunnels, very exciting. It’s amazing to me, looking from the top of the mountain, how much you can do in a remote off-grid location and talk about a safe haven, even though you’re looking right at the northern boundary of Scottsdale, you’re surrounded by the national forest with gated access.

Preston Westmoreland, listing agent for Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.



Between a corporate retreat, a wilderness B&B, a center for eco-tourism, or just your own dream home, the options for this land are endless. You can check out the full listing of this truly unique property here

It is yet another example of how Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty manages to continually showcase incredible bespoke properties.

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Helps Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury Win The Internet and Social Media With His Luxury Home / Ultimate NFL Draft War Room

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury won the internet on the first night of the NFL Draft with a shot of him in his own personal, luxurious and one-of-a-kind war room at his Paradise Valley home. The shot of Kingsbury in his luxury and very contemporary home was posted by the Cardinals on social media and garnered tons of attention during the NFL Draft.

Photo from the Arizona Cardinals Twitter Account

Lisa Roberts helped Kingsbury find the home when he was hired by the Cardinals last year.

I previewed hundreds of homes online and about 40 homes in person prior to showing him top properties. This was new construction and checked all the boxes as far as amenities go – views, backyard, and the quality he was searching for. We made a few changes after close including a movie theatre room so he can watch back plays. Certainly, this is coming in handy now that we are in quarantine!

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has exclusive listings across Arizona for discerning buyers who want their own high-end and personal ‘war rooms’ and living spaces that redefine luxury. Here is a sampling.

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Debbie Negrin and Jay Pennypacker offers a world-class home under Pinnacle Peak.  The estate at 10199 East Cavedale Drive 249, Scottsdale Arizona 85262 totals 12,971 square feet and includes 6 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. The home has a home theater and media room, can accommodate 25 televisions, a game room, saloon-style bar, luxury man cave and a 30-foot wall of curved glass door to access the Scottsdale property’s outdoor spaces. This one-of-a-kind home is being listed for $6.2 million.

In Sedona, Ed Pennington is honored to list a contemporary gem with incredible Red Rocks views. The golf course property at 1296 Verde Valley Road School Road, Sedona, Arizona 86531 totals 6,370 square feet and is listed for $5 million. Contemporary artwork and sculptures are included in the home which sits on the Oak Creek Country Club Golf Course. This oasis features a home theater and plenty outdoor spaces to relax and entertain.

Josie Pakula and Racquel Miller are excited to present 7328 W Brookhart Way, Peoria, Arizona 85383. The 7,462-square-foot home backs to and has unparalleled mountain views. The 5-bedroom, 7.5-bath luxury property also features an outdoor kitchen and entertaining spaces and a resort-style backyard to enjoy games. The Peoria home is listed for $2.69 million.

Cheryl Anderson and Jeff Anderson are presenting 4901 East Tomahawk Trail, Paradise Valley, Arizona 85253 for $3.85 million. This European inspired 7,758-square-foot-home has 6 bedrooms, 8 baths as well as a home theater, lush gardens and a wine room.

Some of the luxury homes (and war rooms) are contemporary and sleek while others are more historic and iconic. 

Marta Harvey and Dawn Jacobs are excited to present Hacienda Escondida, a one-of-a-kind luxury property in Oro Valley northwest of Tucson. The private estate sits on 4.6 acres and was first built in 1943. The property has been transformed by award-winning architect Clay Scrivner.  The home features iconic views, resort style pool and spa as well as studioand workshopspace for artists. The estate has an outdoor kitchen and shaded verandas. The 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom, 6,659-square-foot estate is listed for $2.795 million. The homeis located at 630 West Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, Arizona 85704.

Jennifer McMahon and Lee Borst are presenting a Santa Fe style elegance with the 5,814-square-foot home at 1341 Sierry Peaks Drive, Prescott, Arizona 86305. The home is listed for $1.3 million and feature expansive entertainment space and breathtaking views of Thumb Butte.

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR WElcomes Sandon Nixon

We are excited to welcome Sandon Nixon to our Camelback Tower office!

Real Estate is in Sandon Nixon’s DNA. He learned every aspect of the business since his early days growing up with a world-class broker/appraiser, his mother! 

First licensed in 1996, Sandon has had a passion for creating lifetime value with clients & professional partners through comprehensive real estate planning, exceptional service, education, and resource referrals.

Sandon works closely with financial advisors, estate planning attorneys, licensed fiduciaries, senior living professionals, & corporate HR managers as a trusted real estate consultant, education partner, relocation resource, & life stage transition specialist.

Sandon grew up in a real estate world, it’s in his blood. A very smart and intuitive guy that will look at real estate from each angle and guide the client to make the best decision possible!

SHERRI MONTEITH, MANAGING BROKER
Business, Real Estate

Russ lyon Welcomes Jeffrey Sherpa

We are excited to welcome Jeffrey Sherpa to the Camelback Tower office!

Jeffrey Sherpa was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio and moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Jeffery began planting roots in Scottsdale and never looked back! 

“I have been fortunate to have lived and experienced different career opportunities all across the country,” said Jeffrey. “I have lived and worked in California, Ohio and throughout the Midwest, South Carolina, Florida and even sailed the high seas in the Caribbean Ocean. For me, Arizona is truly a place I call “home” and feel fortunate to live in a state that offers so much opportunity for adventure and perfect weather year-round!”

When Jeffrey is not selling the next Scottsdale dream or helping clients transition to a more enjoyable lifestyle in paradise, you will likely find him outside enjoying everything Arizona has to offer. He enjoys golf, tennis, boating and snowboarding.

Before venturing into real estate, Jeffery held various sales positions across diverse industries from furniture to residential solar and travel/tourism. He earned his MBA from Grand Canyon University and managed the College of Enrollment at the University. He had always felt drawn to residential real estate and made the leap of faith in 2016. 

When I first met Jeffrey, I knew that Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is where he belonged. He exudes class and professionalism and we look forward to a very successful and lucrative career path with him!’

Sherri Monteith, Managing Broker
Architecture, Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Lists Villa Esperero

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is thrilled to list a one-of-a-kind property with incredible views in Tucson’s exclusive Rattlesnake Canyon and Canyon Ranch area. Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents Judy Smedes and Kate Herk are listing the Villa Esperero estate at 6799 North Rattlesnake Canyon in Tucson.

The 48-acre private estate includes a 9,000-square-foot main house listed for $5.5 million. There is also an option to purchase the main house and additional lots totaling 133 acres for $8.9 million.  Judy Smedes and Kate Herk, who are top luxury agents in the Tucson market, actually sold the same home in 2005. The luxury home was designed by prominent Tucson architect Ron Robinette.

“This luxury property offers iconic and unparalleled views of Sabino Canyon and Tucson along with custom designs and amenities that define luxury living,” said Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agent Judy Smedes.

The Villa Esperero estate also has a separate 4,000-square-foot sports complex with a spa, 60-foot lap pool and huge skylights. The main house has 25-foot, beamed ceilings, two master suites, an elevator, library, three additional en-suite bedrooms and two additional bathrooms.

The exterior includes multiple patios and terraces, an infinity edge pool and spa that all offer amazing views of thousands of Saguaro cacti that dot Tucson’s beautiful mountain and canyon landscapes.

“This incredibly private and incredibly exclusive property marries Tucson’s Spanish heritage with custom contemporary designs. From the expansive views to the mesquite hardwood floors, natural stone, flagstone and marble finishes, this home stands out in Tucson’s luxury market,” Kate Herk said.

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Recognized on 2019 REAL trends and Tom Ferry “The Thousand”

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to congratulate Lisa Lucky and Private client Group for their inclusion in the 2019 REAL Trends & Tom Ferry “The Thousand,” a summary of the top 1,000 independent real estate agents and teams in the United States.

The REAL Trends “The Thousand” comprises four categories: the top 250 agents by sides, top 250 agents by sales volume, top 250 teams by sides and top 250 teams by sales volume. Lisa Lucky was ranked #229 in the Top 250 Individual Real Estate Professionals by Sales Volume. Private Client Group was ranked #145 in the Top 250 Real Estate Teams by Sales Volume.

“The recognition of our agents on the “The Thousand” rankings is a result of hard work, extensive market knowledge and the support of the Sotheby’s International Realty, which enables our agents to effectively market and sell extraordinary residences,” said Jim Lyon, Chairman.

“We are proud to have everyone involved with Lisa Lucky and Private Client Group represent our company on this prestigious industry list.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty brand claimed 41 of the top 250 sales associates in the REAL Trends individual sales volume category, more than any other real estate brand. The brand also had the highest combined individual sales volume from sales associates in the same category.

“Achieving a leading number of sales associates represented in the individual sales volume category of the REAL Trends rankings is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Sotheby’s International Realty affiliated professionals,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer of Sotheby’s International Realty. “Agents affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty demand more of themselves to set the highest standard in the business. This dedication made a record $112 billion in global sales volume for Sotheby’s International Realty possible in 2018. I am proud to honor the companies and sales associates represented on this list and their commitment to their clients and the industry.”

Click here to see the complete list of Sotheby’s International Realty brand affiliated sales associates represented on “The Thousand.”

A part of the Lucky Team are: Lisa Lucky, Matt Lucky, Laura Lucky, Kelly Hobrock, Meghan Marum 

A part of Private Client Group are: Frank AazamiDavid Arustamian, Bill Bulaga, Jaclyn Brand, Chey Castro, Alisha Collinson, Michel Edery, Mardi Kirkland, David Mayo, Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon, Bill Ramseyer, Nancy Read, Thomas Scott, David Smith, Barry Van Patten II, Alan Zieder

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Caroline Cancel

After relocating to Arizona several years ago from New York City, Caroline Cancel felt fortunate to have been able to come into an amazing opportunity to pursue her passion for real estate.  She has BBA degree in Finance from Pace University, NYC.  After 25 years in the Corporate Banking industry, Ms. Cancel completed a Master of Real Estate Development from Arizona State University in 2014.  She returned to New York City to volunteer and subsequently work in the non-profit sector for Habitat for Humanity NYC, where she aided in the restoration of communities for families devastated by Hurricane Sandy.  Her work brought her back to Arizona, where she served as the Director of Real Estate Development, for Trellis, another non-profit organization that specializes in developing affordable housing in the metro Phoenix area.  Ms. Cancel had the privilege of attending and graduating from the Valley Leadership Program, class 40, in 2019 which has strengthened her commitment to continue to develop sustainable, healthy communities.

Caroline’s passion is connecting people to opportunities. She specializes in providing clients with a high level of personalized service in their dream to find the right home. While she will be delighted to find your dream home anywhere in the Valley, Caroline specializes in guiding clients who are searching for their next home experience in a more urban setting, particularly Scottsdale and Central Phoenix.  She is well-versed in the market in these areas and currently resides there.

Ms. Cancél looks forward to serving her clients with the utmost integrity, respect, reliability and commitment.

“I am proud to join Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty and look forward to working with the best of the best!” Caroline Cancel said.

 “Caroline is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “I am thrilled that Caroline has chosen Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty as her brokerage of choice to pursue her Real Estate career.  She comes to us with an extremely strong business acumen, and no doubt will be of huge benefit to each of her clients. Welcome, Caroline!”

Business, Real Estate

Russ Lyon SIR Welcomes Brad Kimmelman

Brad Kimmelman’s dedication to his clients, ability to provide creative and immediate decisions when dealing with the countless details of the day and a solution based perspective has made him a leader in the Luxury Real Estate arena. Kimmelman takes this role very seriously and approaches every day as an opportunity to provide the type of service that has become a rarity in today’s culture.

His success comes from a history of putting the client first. “When I make you #1, I elevate myself and all those around me. This is paramount to a smooth and expedient transaction,” Kimmelman said.

His experience in managing a busy New York Sotheby’s International Realty office and being a top producing broker, combined with the global reach and exceptional marketing of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand spanning more than 72 countries and territories, makes him a solid choice…should you choose Brad Kimmelman to represent you.

When asked about choosing a local brokerage to join, Kimmelman said, “Picking an office to join in Arizona was a no-brainer for me. Since I have been an ambassador for the Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty was the perfect choice to continue my Sotheby’s sales career!”

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty has gathered realty experts in the field of luxury real estate dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. Additionally, the seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the company’s agents to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.

 “Brad Kimmelman is an extraordinary addition to our Camelback Tower office,” said Sales Manager, Heather McNamara. “Brad’s advertising and marketing background led to his success as a top producing sales agent and as a manager of one of the most prestigious real estate offices in the Sotheby’s International Realty network.  That, mixed with his ability to relate to people and his knowledge of the industry, will lead to his success at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.”