Meet the Team!

Melanie Lovati – Thomas
Broker Associate
Keller Williams Realty Lakeside Innovation RES Team

Experience isn’t Expensive – it’s PRICELESS!
Your life’s work and accomplishments include the home you live in.  Servicing Michigan for 30 years with 4,000 sales, Melanie has helped multiple generations within families and has a vast referral network in her residential division.  13 MLS systems sharing data allow for great marketing and research data.  Melanie is also a member of the Commercial Board of Realtors and CoStar.

Choose the Broker who is highly regarded in the industry:

              30 years’ experience

              Residential and Commercial Sales

              Director – Grosse Pointe Board of Realtors

              Chairperson – Community Outreach

              Top 5% of all Realtors – Detroit Hour Magazine

Melanie is a wife and mother of 2 grown boys, and an English Labrador Retriever.  She enjoys travelling, boating, and gardening. 

When it is time to sell or buy choose a professional that can help you accomplish your goals and keep as much of your hard-earned dollars as possible. Honesty, Integrity, and hard work are our core principals

Aubrey Bondy

Executive Assistant
Transaction and Closing Coordinator

Aubrey has 18 years’ experience in the Real Estate Industry.  She is a Licensed Realtor.  Aubrey manages contract negotiations, inspections, appraisals, and scheduling closings.  


Her interpersonal skills, tech ability and willingness to care for the client is beyond care and competence.  She has a bachelor’s degree in social work. She is married with two young children.  She practices yoga, meditation, photography and enjoys a good read. 


Certifications Achieved:

          Pricing Strategy Consultant

          VA Mortgage Services

          Real Estate Negotiation Expert

          Real Estate Team Specialist

Kera Grubb
Media and Marketing Editor


Kera is a Licensed Realtor.  She has been in the real estate realm for almost 20 years.  She has a marketing background in the entertainment and real estate industries.  Her artistic ability transcends into her work, reflecting exceptional online marketing including social media and web-based applications. 


Kera lived on the West Coast but returned to her home in Michigan to be close to family and friends with her husband, 2 boys and daughter.  She loves exploring the great state of Michigan with her family and is an advocate for nature, the environment, and a healthy lifestyle. 

Derek Fohey
Inside Sales Director


Derek is a dependable Realtor who exudes integrity, commitment, and determination.  His passion for real estate is apparent through his excellent communication skills with our buyers and sellers.  He has obtained several certifications as a Realtor.


Derek is a retired Army Veteran who served 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  He loves working with Veterans.  His dedication to his country resulted in 3 Purple Hearts.  He works as tirelessly for the client as he did for his country. 


He is married and father of 3 beautiful daughters.  He coaches the Osprey Soccer Team.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends and is an avid fisherman and hunter. 


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