Our Team

Philip Savarese – Broker

Phone: (609) 597-7653Email: pjsavarese@greatercoastal.com

philip-savarese-brokerAfter achieving a B.S. in engineering from N.J.I.T. and working 10 years in the corporate world, the New York City born-and-raised entrepreneur relocated to Long Beach Island to pursue his passions of real estate and sport fishing. Founder and CEO of GCR Greater Coastal Realty, Inc. and Coastal Associates, Inc., Phil has been brokering and developing New Jersey real estate since 1985.


Susan Racioppi

Phone: (609) 290-7800Email: sueracioppi@greatercoastal.com


Professional, Knowledgeable, Task and Goal Oriented, Service and Commitment. Whether you are looking to buy or sell real estate, before your search begins, start out by aligning yourself with a REALTOR that will best represent your interests. I, Susan Racioppi, hold a New Jersey Real Estate Brokers License. I have been SUCCESSFULLY representing both buyers and sellers since 1985.


Joe Gherardi

Phone: (609) 384-5449Email: joegherardi@greatercoastal.com

Joe was licensed in 1992. He has been selling waterfront and non-waterfront properties for over 19 years. Joe is a Multi-Million Dollar Producer and is relentless when circumstances seem impossible. He has a builders license and is very familiar with the positive as well as the negative when purchasing or selling a home.


Ann (Nancy) Cowhig

Phone: (609) 618-3494Email: anncowhig@greatercoastal.com

Ann has been a Realtor-Associate since 1992. She started her real estate career in Middlesex County, NJ, and previously worked in corporate business in Human Resources, making the transition a natural to assisting people with their real estate needs.


Laura and Larry Leary

Phone: (609) 290-1076Email: TheLearyTeam@greatercoastal.com

We have been residents of Ocean County living on the water for over 25 years with experience in Sales, Marketing and Finance. Over the years we have gained a vast knowledge of the area, focusing mainly on Waterfront properties. Working together as a team we can help both the buyer and seller with the information needed to make an informed decision on the sale and/or purchase of a primary or secondary home by the sea.


Pete Hutto

Phone: (973) 454-4454Email: petehutto@greatercoastal.com

Originally from North Jersey, I relocated to Beach Haven West permanently in 2002. Before joining Greater Coastal Realty in 2009, I was Vice-President of Investment Operations at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York City. I graduated Seton Hall University in 1992 with a degree in Finance. As a North Jersey transplant, I have a keen awareness of what people are looking for, whether it be year-round living or just summer enjoyment.


George Gotthold

Phone: (609) 597-4657Email: georgegotthold@greatercoastal.com

Since relocating to the Shore, George has been continuously involved in all phases of real estate, primarily in the market of listing and selling waterfront homes. He is very familiar with all areas on the Mainland and LBI, and has extensive knowledge of all phases of construction and home inspection issues.


Tom Fiore

Phone: (609) 618-9369Email: tomfiore@greatercoastal.com

Tom has been a resident of Manahawkin since 1978, when he and his wife relocated from Essex County, NJ. They raised their family, enjoying the “shore life” full time rather than as a vacation destination. Tom worked in the service industry after receiving a degree in Marketing from Seton Hall in 1969. Becoming a NJ Licensed Real Estate Agent in 1986, Tom is dedicated to helping bring people and properties together 24/7.


Judy Miele

Phone: (609) 290-3372Email: judymiele@greatercoastal.com

Judy has lived at the Jersey Shore for over 13 years. She enjoys watching positive changes, and being part of the growth and management for her community. If you are looking for someone who will represent your interests in Real Estate, she is a great choice. Judy is pleasant and professional, hard-working, enthusiastic, and an organized person.


Elaine Defalco

Phone: (609) 290-3695Email: elainedefalco@greatercoastal.com

Elaine has lived in Manahawkin for over 10 years and just loves it. She knows all the neighborhoods inside-and-out, and can help you select the best one for your family’s needs. Elaine can put her knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice. Elaine also uses the latest Internet marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers.


Dennis Garbacki

Phone: (609) 290-5700Email: dennisgarbacki@greatercoastal.com

Dennis is a native to the Long Beach Island, Manahawkin shore area, growing up as a child, living year around in Barnegat Light and working with his family commercial fishing business. In the late 70s he got his 100 ton Master Captain’s License and ran a 100 passenger 70’ fishing boat out of Barnegat Light. He received his real estate license in the mid 80s and been an agent with the GCR group since and lives in Manahawkin. Not only in real estate but also the owner of East Coast Marine Brokers, Inc. which is a boat business in Lanoka Harbor, N.J. He knows shore homes and boats go together and can help you with either or both if you are looking to own or sell. Give him a call at (609) 290-5700 even if you are curious and have any questions about the area which he would be happy to assist you with your great living at the shore experience!


Ruben Nazario

Phone: (609) 339-4520Email: rubennazario@greatercoastal.com

Ruben has been a resident of Manahawkin since 2008. He joined Greater Coastal Realty in 2014 after 10+ years in Finance as an Equity Trader/Investor, and achieving honors at St. Thomas Aquinas College for Marketing.

Since then, his strategy has been to simplify the task of buying or selling a home, while keeping his clients as educated and comfortable as possible during the process. Ruben’s goal is to meet and exceed your needs and expectations at all times, which is one of many driving factors helping him guide all of his client’s in the right direction.

Ruben is teamed with Coastal Associates. What does this mean for you as a Seller or Buyer? Almost every transaction requires some sort of construction or rehabilitation. No agency can get it done faster and easier.


Joyce Bianco & Joan Testa

Phone: (609) 234-6897 & (732) 614-3980Email: beachbum1962@comcast.net jtesta1960@yahoo.com

The Dynamic duo sisters Joan & Joyce have been rooted to LBI over the span of their life. Our grandparents were year round residents of Holgate back in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Engraving us with a deep, wonderful, love, and commitment to this fabulous water community. Enjoying the beautiful beaches of LBI or fishing the vast waters of Barnegat Bay, we would proudly love to help you create your wonderful memories also. Whether buying or selling our number one commitment is to you and your family.


Diane Kett

Phone: (609) 709-2897Email: dianekett@greatercoastal.com

Originally from Bergen County I relocated to Southern Ocean County in the early 1980’s. I became a licensed Realtor in 1985 and specialized in vacation homes and investment properties both on Long Beach Island and nearby Mainland. A mother of 3 daughters and grandmother of 6 my passion for this area is as great now as the 1st time I crossed the bridge to LBI! Let my knowledge of the area and experience in buying, selling, marketing, as well as renting help you to find all that this area of the shore can offer you!


Deja Lopiccolo

Phone: 609-548-0158 • Email: info@greatercoastal.com

Deja has been a resident of the Beach Haven West Waterfront community for over 10 years. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter and successfully continues to show her daughter that you can have a career and be a mother. With her vast knowledge of the area, and being a Licensed Real Estate Office Administrator, she makes running the office a breeze. Not only does she answer any questions or concerns when you call GCR’s office, and handles the fax, email, & scanner, she also assists all of GCR’s agents, while making sure all deals are running smoothly. You can count on her to be there.


Al Kania

Phone: (908)-967-2093Email: alkania@greatercoastal.com

Al KaniaAs a BHW homeowner since 2007, I have witnessed the Stafford-LBI area become more beautiful and enjoyable for year round or vacation living each year. I am graduate of Rider University (BS/Mgt), and have over 40 yrs experience in the mechanical systems of homes and commercial buildings. My personal commitment to every client has always been to provide a service of the highest quality and level of trust, as is the tradition of Greater Coastal Realty. Whether you are buying or selling, either a summer/beach home, or a year round residence I offer the following: total attention to detail, awareness of the important of your transaction to YOU, the highest level of trust, integrity, and earnest effort, and promise to complete satisfaction in the handling of your transaction. Call me today- at Greater Coastal, we are “1st in Service 1st in Results”