Dan is the President and Principal Broker of the company. He started his real estate career selling residential homes in Newport, Rhode Island and Aquidneck Island in 1983. Dan joined Old Stone Bank in 1984 and over the next 20+ years, his banking career exposed him to several different aspects of real estate.
He has sold residential and commercial real estate, OREO properties, conducted foreclosures, commercial real estate workouts, and commercial real estate lending. Dan has been involved in real estate projects from New England to California and Florida to Texas. He left the banking industry in 2002 to pursue his dream of owning his own real estate brokerage firm - a dream now realized.
A licensed real estate broker in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Dan is a member of the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. He has received the RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) designation.
Dan serves on the Board of the Hope Alzheimer’s Center.
Jean, like Dan, also started her career in the banking industry and is well versed in the needs of both business owners and private clients alike. She has facilitated the purchase and sale of properties for satisfied residential customers throughout Rhode Island, Massachusetts and across the East Coast.
Awarded the Rhode Island "Five Star Real Estate Agent” rating for six consecutive years. Jean is among four percent of the real estate agents in the Rhode Island area who received this recognition based on research with clients, peers and industry experts. Results were based on feedback from over 7,000 real estate buyers and sellers that were polled between February and October each year.
Jean has received the RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert) designation and is certified as a PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor).
Experience serves Jean well as she understands the nuances of the regional markets. She has been a consistent top performer as a result of her knack for uncovering the needs of each client.
As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, Jean has received additional training to best serve the unique needs of older clients.
Within the past few years, Jean worked as Sales Director for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. This position enabled Jean to develop numerous contacts across industry types. Jean’s extensive sales and marketing background, combined with her compassion for those in need, make her a perfect advocate for her clients.
Jean is a sales associate in Rhode Island and is a member of the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of Realtors; Rhode Island Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors. She is on the board of directors for the Hope Alzheimer's Center.
Brian Fish, Sales Associate
“Brian is an accomplished professional who brings a strategic, yet personal, approach to the home buying and selling process,” said Daniel Awde, president and principal broker. “As a Rhode Island native from Wakefield, and a graduate of Roger Williams University, he brings extensive local knowledge of the South County and Aquidneck Island areas.”
Brian draws from his experience working in property management and business consulting.
“His market knowledge, combined with his impeccable work ethic, makes Brian a valuable asset to Keystone Real Estate Group,” said Awde. “Whether a client is purchasing a first home, looking to invest in or find tenants for rental property, or selling a family home, Brian strives to make the process seamless.”
Brian sits on the board of directors for the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, RI Association of Realtors, RICABOR, and the Newport County Board of Realtors.
Betsy Morrison, Sales Associate
“Betsy’s commercial real estate finance background well prepared her for the brokerage realm,” said Dan Awde, president and principal broker. “Her strengths are accuracy, detail, follow through and implementation.”
Morrison’s real estate specialty is multifamily, for profit and not-for profit development.
Previously holding positions involving for- profit development for 15 years both as a lender and working with developers, her career transitioned to the nonprofit sector.
The following seven years were spent assisting in development and asset management for a not-for-profit developer, strengthening her conventional debt skills while gaining extensive experience in equity sources, including low income housing tax credits, state and federal historic tax credits, new market tax credits and renewal energy sources.
Morrison’s commercial real estate experience has included historical rehabilitation of vacant mill property, new construction and acquisition of market, cash flow property.
Betsy is licensed in Rhode Island and Florida.
Steve Sawyer, Sales Associate
Keystone Real Estate Group, Inc. is proud to add Steven Sawyer to our real estate family. Steve comes to us with over 25 years in the construction industry. He owned his own roofing and remodeling company, and his in-depth knowledge of the “nuts and bolts” of the business gives him a discerning eye for solid construction. If a client needs to know if a project is cost prohibitive, Steve can provide a contractor’s perspective. That knowledge is invaluable for buyers and sellers.
Steve’s philosophy is to give back as much as he receives. He is very much a leader in his church community and is always willing to lend a hand. He is an active member of Special Olympics RI, the RI Food Bank and the Providence Rescue Mission. Between his work ethic, integrity and sense of compassion, his clients are well served. He is a member of the NAR, RICABOR, and is a Realtor here in the state of Rhode Island.