Written by Posted On Monday, 07 June 2021 13:09

Naples, FLA. (June 3, 2021) — Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Florida’s Gulf Coast luxury real estate leader, has announced the appointment of three key leadership positions: Corrine Kelly-Brao has joined the company as vice president of human resources; Paul Hendriks has been named managing broker of the Clearwater sales gallery; and Nita Max has been hired as the new managing broker of the Broad Avenue and Fifth Avenue sales galleries in Naples. All appointees will report directly to President and CEO Budge Huskey.

Based out of the Naples headquarters, Kelly-Brao will oversee HR initiatives for the brokerage and all divisions of its parent organization, The Lutgert Companies. An accomplished executive, she brings 27 years of strategic HR leadership expertise to the company, previously serving as HR director for a luxury beachfront resort in Naples. 

Max most recently served as managing broker for ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in South Florida. A seasoned professional with three decades of success in the real estate industry, she began her career as a sales associate in upstate New York and proceeded to lead top-producing sales teams up and down the East Coast. 

A real estate industry veteran, Hendriks brings an extensive knowledge of residential and commercial markets to this new role. Over the past two decades, he has built a solid foundation of loyal customers and business referrals. He previously worked with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty as a broker associate in Sarasota.


“We are pleased to have executives of this caliber join our team. Corrine, Nita and Paul are all proven leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to their new roles. I am confident that these new appointments position us well for continued growth.”

  • Budge Huskey, president and chief executive officer, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visit

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