Meet The Poduslo Group

Joseph Poduslo is a founding agent at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Over the course of his 15-year career, Joseph has cumulative sales over $250 million dollars, garnered industry-wide recognition for his results-driven leadership style, and won the hearts of his clients with his caring personal approach. Joseph has been featured in the Washington Post, NBC, CNN, and was recently named Washington Life Magazine’s “Most Influential Business Person Under Forty.”

This year, in the wake of COVID-19, Joseph launched Poduslo Group Media, a real estate production company focused on state-of-the-art multimedia video production services that have catapulted him as a leader in his industry. Joseph is excited to be leading the way as the first D.C. real estate firm to offer a full suite of multimedia production services. Joseph now travels across the U.S. teaching the best agents how to utilize new technologies for their business.

When Joseph is not redefining the real estate industry, he serves on the board of Capital Alliance, founded a 3700 member networking group called DC Social Distancing to help DC residents through the hardships of COVID-19, and has invested in numerous DC small business and restaurant investments in downtown DC over the last 13 years.


Joseph Poduslo

Senior Vice President | TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Tel: 202.487.6225

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Raquel Gutierrez

COO and Global Real Estate Advisor

Raquel Gutierrez is an award-winning real estate agent with record-breaking sales and a track record of client satisfaction. From multi-family condominium buildings in DuPont Circle, to million-dollar rowhomes of Capitol Hill, to bucolic parcels of land in rural Virginia, Raquel is no stranger to the real estate landscape in the DMV. Whether you’re a buyer looking for the perfect place to call home, a seller looking to make the top dollar in your zip code, or an investor looking for an incredible return, Raquel is ready to make the market work for you.

Born and raised on Long Island, Raquel transplanted to the District, where she studied psychology at George Mason University. Falling in love with the region’s Neoclassical architecture, Raquel decided to turn her focus to selling the homes she loved to tour during weekend open houses.

As a world traveler, Raquel Gutierrez has a keen eye for style and detail. Armed with her tenacity and determination, she never backs down from a challenge, ensuring every one of her clients is sitting in the winner’s circle.

With over 6 years of experience, Raquel prioritizes relationships. From investors, to developers, to families looking to purchase their first homes. You can expect reliable service when dealing with Raquel.

When she’s not showing clients their dream homes or advising a seller, Raquel can be found riding her bike on Mount Vernon trail, hiking around the region’s many scenic wineries, or snorkeling for sea turtles in Turks and Caicos. In a world of uncertainty, one thing is for sure: when you’re with Raquel, you’re in good hands.

Kristos Kowgios


A native Washingtonian, Kristos possesses the rare combination of enthusiasm, drive and creative ability that allows his clients to consistently meet and exceed their real estate goals. He specializes in the luxury real estate market on the representation of both sellers and buyers throughout the DC area market.

Kristos presently resides in NoMa with his beloved American Staffordshire Terrier, Coco. When he is not selling real estate, he enjoys swimming in the ocean, weightlifting, and spending time at home with his family. Kristos is also an avid Harley Davidson rider and was recently recognized by Harvard Business School as a “High Potentials Leader.”

Holly Glass


Holly Glass has spent more than 36 years in the Washington, D.C. area building a distinguished career as a journalist, public affairs consultant, lobbyist, a corporate executive and Emmy Award-winning television producer.  Holly’s work has taken her all over the DC metropolitan area. She has learned what makes each neighborhood special and has gotten to know so many of the people living in those communities.

Holly’s real estate interest merges modern and historic design styles, influenced by her own home-buying experiences in the United States and abroad, and has led to several of her homes being featured in major style and architectural magazines. Holly’s personal experience in buying and renovating properties make her the perfect fit to help find your new home and, if necessary, offer creative ways for transforming it into the living space of your dreams.

With degrees and graduate studies in human communications, sociology, finance and legislative politics, Holly learned early on how to navigate the chaotic and partisan waters of the nation’s Capital and cultivate friendships and relationships across the political spectrum. She will bring the same skills to bear to help you negotiate what can be the equally challenging and exhilarating journey of finding your dream home and your defining lifestyle in this vibrant and multi-cultural city.


Dana Butler

Marketing & Operations Manager

Dana comes from a media background at iHeartRadio where she offers a fresh take on the real estate industry and unique outlook on property presentation. With a true passion for the Washington, D.C. area, she continues to be intrigued with its diverse real estate. Dana excels in marketing and assists our clients throughout the entire transaction process. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, trying out new restaurants, and traveling.

Ali Strickland

Marketing & Transaction Management Associate

Ali grew up in Northern Virginia and went on to attend the University of Kentucky, where she studied marketing and business management. After time spent in Kentucky working in marketing and promotions for Cumulus Radio. Ali with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is responsible for transaction management as well as marketing collateral, including mailers, email, and social media. When Ali is not working, she enjoys gardening, attending live concerts, and traveling to Ireland to see her relatives.

Embassy Connection

The Poduslo Group at Sotheby’s International Realty is Washington DC’s trusted source for information on diplomatic housing needs. Whether the request is for the purchase of an ambassadorial residence or simply temporary rental accommodations, our experienced professionals can help. We understand the economic, security and protocol issues that arise in these transactions and will guide you through the buying or leasing process. We are the only brokerage firm in Washington with a network of affiliates in 800 offices in 61 countries worldwide.

We have a long history of representing international buyers and sellers. As a trusted local affiliate with a global reach, we are often engaged by embassies as well as directly by foreign governments. Contact us to connect you with your diplomatic housing needs or create a custom search for ambassadorial worthy address.

Samuel K

If you wish to feel comfortable and confident while making a real estate transaction, I strongly recommend that you engage the Poduslo Group. I have bought or sold 12 properties across my life — and no agent that has represented me has been better than Joseph. He embodies a rare mix of characteristics that I have come to value in a real estate agent: knowledge, diligence, and respect. From our first conversation, I could tell that he knew the local (DC) market well. Throughout a very long process (occasioned by many delays by the builder), he remained on top of every detail — ranging from studying contract questions I had on through to following up on punch list items. Importantly, whether as I approached the decision to buy or any time through the process, he was never pushy or intrusive. In short, I felt very confident that I could leave all the details to him and that my interests were being represented fully. Were I to tackle another real estate project in this area, I would go to no other than the Poduslo Group.

Samuel K.

Sandy J

I have been working with Joseph since we purchased our first home from him in 2007! Since then we have worked together on half a dozen properties. Most recently, he helped us successfully sell our home in DC. It was no easy task because the house was a unique home in Shaw. Through it all, Joseph has proven to be a consummate professional and a true friend. He knows how to represent both buyers and sellers in a way I have never seen any other Realtor do. He really cares, which is a quality that is hard to come by. If there were more stars I would give them to him!

Sandy J.

Joshua B

We are so pleased with The Poduslo Group. We worked with the Joseph Group over the course of this most recent (successful!) transaction. What I like most about this team is that they are realistic – they do not tell you what you want to hear, they tell you what you NEED to hear in a respectful, professional, informed manner.

We knew what to expect every step of the way, and Joseph was always just a call/text/email away. It never seemed like we were bothering them, regardless of how insignificant the question. We will absolutely use The Poduslo Group again and will (continue to) refer them to friends and family.

Joshua B.

Diane T

The Poduslo Group are consummate professionals, with particular strengths in negotiating and in helping keep everyone on an even keel during the ups and downs of the buying/selling process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them, especially to anyone looking to buy/sell in the Dupont/Logan/U-Street neighborhoods of Washington D.C.

Diane T.

Shay W.

As a first time home buyer, I was very nervous about how the experience might’ve panned out after hearing horror stories from others. I was referred to Joseph by a friend who was very satisfied with her experience and am so glad I listened! The team has remarkable interpersonal and negotiating skills and worked around the clock to find me everything I wanted in my new home. I would refer the Poduslo Group in a heartbeat to anyone looking for quality realty services.

Shay W.