John Restrepo

Meet Our Team

Because we all know…

                                  “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” 

                                                                                                                                                                         ― Aristotle

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“Simple Honest Real Estate. It is the Heart of What We Do. This is my mantra, and I am proud to introduce my team. I  am also proud that all of us on the team honor and live with this ethos”

~John Restrepo~

David Restrepo
Licensed Real Estate Agent

With exceptional tenacity and follow-through, David Restrepo brings skillful negotiation, professionalism and heart to every transaction. Dave understands that buying and selling real estate can be an emotional process. He is there to provide expert guidance with calm, thoughtful and sound reasoning to lead his clients through an often multidimensional process. Furthermore, Dave is capable of distilling a complicated process and situation to its simplest terms, enabling his clients to make an informed and clear choice. His services are always tailored to each client’s individual needs as he views each transaction as a unique and special connection. Because of his business insight and depth of real estate knowledge, Dave has achieved phenomenal success and is consistently one of the top producers in the area.


Catherine Rivera

Catherine Rivera
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Catherine M. Rivera, born and raised in Brooklyn NY started her career in the financial industry. Initially working in a small savings bank in Brooklyn she soon after moved on to the world of high finance on Wall Street in Manhattan. It wasn’t long before Catherine was back in Brooklyn working toward her true calling, people and Real Estate.  Making the move back to Brooklyn and managing a successful Real Estate office for one of the top Brokers in Brooklyn made for an easy transition to a Real Estate Agent. After becoming a fulltime Real Estate Agent and starting a family there was one more move to make.

Catherine joined John Restrepo, Broker and owner of Arbo Realty, to work with one of the most knowledgeable, successful, honest, supportive and genuine person that anyone could have the pleasure to know. Making the move to Long Island and working under the mentorship of John and the other experienced agents in the office was the beginning of a successful and rewarding career. Catherine has accumulated a realm of experience that creates a perfect fit to manage the many details that need to be covered from contract to closing. Catherine’s professionalism and reliability extend far beyond the final walk through and closing.  Time and time again she has successfully and effortlessly managed to bring together the ideal house to the perfect people.

Clients and customers alike appreciate Catherine’s sense of humor, which adds a light touch to an often trying endeavor. With over twenty three years in the financial industry and over 13 years in Real Estate, Catherine possesses a profound knowledge of residential Real Estate making her an asset to anyone she works with.  With Catherine’s pleasant demeanor and passion for people, she gets the job done and always makes a friend for life.


Mankwasi HilsonLicensed sales Agent347-683-3578

Mankwasi Hilson
Licensed Real Estate Agent

With nearly twenty years’ experience in the construction industry and eight years in the field of service management, Mankwasi Hilson has cultivated the “art of listening” to meet the needs of his clients. He understands that Real Estate is a very personal business, buyers and sellers have THEIR money on the line, and he does not take this lightly. For this reason, Mankwasi takes the time to truly listen and learn what is important to his clients. His overall objective is to help them make the right decisions that will lead to the results they are seeking. He never sugar-coats the truth, and always points out both the positive and negative. Mankwasi helps his clients explore all their options, get all the facts and understand the processes. If transactions are met with unexpected delays, he works through them, keeping everyone fully informed, positive, and moving forward.

Knowing that 93% of real estate buyers begin their search for homes online, Mankwasi strives to provide the very best service to his clients by utilizing all the cutting edge technologies. His marketing strategies center around Internet and Social networks that have proven to provide greater exposure for both buyers and sellers at a faster pace than some of the more conventional methods.

During his years as a contractor Mankwasi was driven by a simple mantra “Building Home- One foundation at a time”. This was more than a tagline for his business. It was a statement of his commitment to connect individuals with the home of their dreams. He always gave each client One Hundred Percent- 100% of the time. When helping you realize your real estate dreams Mankwasi will give you the same level of dedication and attention.

If you would like Mankwasi to help you buy a home, sell your home or provide you with any real estate service, feel free to call him, email him or just stop by the office!!



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George Womack
Licensed Real Estate Agent

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