Chris Allen Realty Staff:


Chris Heine Jr

President / Broker


I was born into the Real Estate industry. I am a third-generation builder and I have a passion for building homes that customers will love

Both my father and grandfather were in the building industry and passed their talents onto me. I was born and raised in Palm Beach County, and I grew up watching my father build many communities throughout the county. From an early age I knew that I wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps and I feel great pride and commitment to my community to continue the work that my father did so many years ago. Wanting to fine-tune my craft, I attended Florida Atlantic University to receive my bachelor’s degree while working and learning different sectors of the Real Estate industry. After graduating college, I became a licensed Real Estate agent and a short time later a licensed General Contractor. This set me on the track of owning my own business to provide buyers a great home.

After several years of experience with a successful business in both new construction and home remodeling, I felt it was time to take the business and my abilities to the next level. I launched Chris Allen Homes and Chris Allen Realty after becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker.

Chris Allen Homes is a company that focuses specifically on building a high-quality product for our buyers. Chris Allen Homes has found much success and steady growth with many satisfied customers across Palm Beach County. With over 150 homes built in the last 8 years, the experience of knowing what a customer wants is evident. We focus on identifying a property and building a product that is the highest and best use at the time. Once the project is complete, the new owners can make it their home no matter their intended use.

Chris Allen Realty focuses on servicing our clients’ needs in every aspect of real estate. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, Chris Allen Realty will help you through the process. Being a real estate investor myself, I know that there are a lot of emotions involved in each transaction and the company strives to provide the best experience for each client.

Goldstar Mortgage Financial Group focuses on providing the best customer service and helping clients obtain a home loan. We strive to keep clients updated and educated throughout the home loan process.

My family and I continue to reside in Palm Beach County and real estate is not only my career, but it is also my hobby.

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Jeff Hirsch
Executive VP / Sales Associate


I am originally from New York, but have called Palm Beach County my home for over 30 years. Since graduating from college, I have worked in the hospitality industry and therefore understand how important meeting the customers’ needs are. I am an ambitious, sales oriented professional with over 20 years of progressive sales, marketing, and service experience. First, as a hotel manager for a national chain in the greater West Palm Beach area where my main focus was always providing the customers with excellent customer service. Later I took my talents to Wyndham Vacation Ownership where I worked along with Sales Department to ensure that customers’ wishes where met on a daily basis.

In 2011, I became a licensed real estate agent. I have worked with both buyers and sellers and focus on making my clients’ real estate experience as pleasant and easy as possible. I specialize in residential real estate and have had great success with helping my clients find their dream homes, which is a result of being familiar with the Palm Beach County communities and my commitment to my clients. I make sure that when I am representing a seller, I perform enough research and am thoroughly familiar with the surrounding areas to ensure the client is getting the most for their home.

In 2017, I accepted the role of Execute Vice President of Chris Allen Enterprises. I work to ensure that our agents are trained with customer service as their #1 goal. We pride ourselves on the products we build and also on providing the best representation for all Real Estate Transactions.

When I am not working with real estate, I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 young children. And during football season, I will be watching my beloved Giants!

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Luz Heine
Accountant/Mortgage Loan Originator


I was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico and relocated to Palm Beach County, FL at the age of seven. I graduated from Lake Worth High School and attended Florida Atlantic University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and later with a Master’s degree in Accounting. I have worked in corporate accounting and finance for many years before transitioning to our family business. I was able to take my corporate experience and create an efficient accounting system within our multiple divisions. I have enjoyed growing our companies with my husband over the past years. Besides handling all the finances within the companies, I also collaborate with Chris on the design and selections on the spec houses that we build.

When I am not working, you can find me enjoying my time with Chris and our two children.

Katie Echentile
Social Media/Marketing Manager


Having grown up in Pennsylvania, and spending many years in Maryland, I am thrilled to finally be settled and raising my family in the great state of Florida!. I attended Loyola University Maryland where I graduated with a BS in Biology before attending Johns Hopkins University and earning a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. I spent 7 years as a classroom teacher, team leader, and mentor in Howard County, MD before stepping back to start a family. It was during this time that I dove deeper into the study of social media marketing, learning how to use a variety of platforms to build and grow a business. As the social media manager and marketing specialist for Chris Allen Realty, I am responsible for developing and executing marketing strategies for all the company’s social media outlets. Daily tasks include generating inbound leads, engaging an audience through social media posts & interactions, improving SEO for sites, and creating an overall positive image and brand for a company. I enjoy working with businesses in a wide variety of fields and helping a business grow and obtain their greatest level of success.

When I’m not on social media, you’ll find me soaking up every moment with my husband and our 3 children. We enjoy spending time at the beach, trying new restaurants, traveling, puzzling and playing board games, and enjoying year-round outdoor activities together as a family.

Renee Mauro
Executive Assistant


Originally born and raised in New York, I have lived in Palm Beach County for over 30 yrs. My professional background spans a variety of industries to being a small business owner, which has allowed me to tailor my skills to meet the needs of any client.

As the Executive Assistant, it is my responsibility to provide administrative support to the executive team and ensure the smooth running of the office. I have a keen eye for detail and take pride in my work, which has resulted in me being recognized as an asset to the team. I have excellent time management skills and can juggle multiple tasks at once, whilst still maintaining a high level of accuracy. I am a proactive problem solver and thrive in a fast-paced environment. I am also a team player and enjoy working collaboratively to achieve common goals. My goal is to provide support that contributes to the success of the organization and its employees.

In addition to my duties as an Executive Assistant, I enjoy gardening and spending time with friends and family.

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Debra Tynes
Sales Associate


My name is Debra Tynes. I grew up in Baltimore Maryland and I worked for Johns Hopkins Hospital for over a decade. My family and I relocated to sunny South Florida to escape the brutal winters. I enrolled in local courses and decided to pursue a full-time career in real estate. I am highly recommended by my past clients for which I am very grateful.

I enjoy assisting clients with the purchase of their dream home. This process starts with a buyers consultation in which I analyze the clients needs. My clients and I work together to select and view local properties and assist through the navigation of an offer to the closing table and beyond.

I also enjoy working with clients to sell their houses. It starts with building relationships with my clients during the first meeting with them. I always give the exposure that each house deserves, from marketing systems to open houses to the public and staging of the house since first impressions count!

As a licensed real estate professional, I am a member of the Association of Realtors. I am knowledgeable and have insight to the housing market. I have access to the M.L.S and can assist with information as far as beaches, recreational complexes, shopping and public transportation close by. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, playing tennis and going to the beach.

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Jen Mezzetti
Sales Associate


My name is Jen Mezzetti and I have been a licensed Realtor in South Florida for the past 3 years. I grew up in Wellington, and graduated from Wellington High School.  After graduating I went on to obtain my personal trainers license.  For 3 years I worked for a very well respected private gym in Palm Beach. I trained competition athletes not only physically but through nutritional education as well.  My background also includes the hospitality industry as well as a marketing company where I was responsible for all aspects of customer service.  I have always had a passion for real estate and decided this was the career for me.  I enjoy working with people and I find it rewarding when I can help someone find the home of their dreams or sell their home so they can move on to their next adventure.  I am very familiar with the real estate market from Delray to Port St. Lucie and all areas in between and would welcome the opportunity to work with you.

I am excited to be working with Chris Allen Realty and appreciate their continued support and encouragement and look forward to a very successful career.

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Joanna Maud
Sales Associate


I am originally from the U.K, but have lived in Florida for over 16 yrs., 10 of them in Palm Beach County. Since graduating college, I have worked in many sales and service industries which has taught me how important building honest lasting relationships with clients is and the ability to meet their needs.
In 2014, I decided to go into real estate and became a licensed realtor. I have assisted many buyers and sellers with the sale/purchase of their home, while making the process as smooth and easy as possible. I am always available and ready to find you the answers to any questions you may have. My ultimate reward is seeing my clients happy at closing!

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Larry Tynes
Sales Associate


I am a real estate professional and top producing agent in the West Palm Beach Area. I have lived in the Palm Beaches since 2010 and call it my home. I enjoy the people, weather, culture and the many outdoor activities available
to me.

In my practice of real estate, I am well known for great service, consistent communication, strong attention to detail and ensuring a positive experience for all parties in a transaction: buyers, sellers and cooperating agents. Many other agents don’t share my same paradigm which has made it a priority for me to ensure a better way. My approach to any transaction is, ” it’s all about the people, not the agent “. I know what it means to communicate, and I know what it takes to successfully close a transaction
making the buying or selling positive and seamless.

I’m not number one, YOU are.

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Peggy Mezzetti
Sales Associate


My name is Margaret (Peg) Mezzetti and I have been a licensed Realtor in Florida since 2015.  I feel very fortunate to work on a team with my daughter Jen.  I have lived in South Florida for the past 28 years. Through the years I have had extensive customer service experience that plays a vital role in the continuing success of our real estate business.  My background includes working as an Administrative Assistant for a large property management company in Boca Raton as well as a Legal Assistant for a real estate attorney in Wellington.  In addition to working as a Realtor, I currently own and operate my own company in which I contract out Administrative Services to the health care industry.

I joined Chris Allen Realty with the expectation that I would be working alongside some very experienced, knowledgeable and supportive agents and that is exactly what I have found.  I am pleased to be part of a team that works together supporting and encouraging one another to be the best team we can be.  Jen and I pride ourselves on our dedication and diligence to our clients and we look forward to working with you in the future.

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Tony del Valle
Sales Associate


I have resided in South Florida for over 20 years and I thoroughly enjoy everything this wonderful area has to offer. I have vast knowledge of the area and am also fluent in Spanish. I find that being bilingual really helps do more for my clients in this diverse area. There is nothing more enjoyable to me then helping people through the process of buying or selling a home. When they see that I am here for them and am going to walk them through it all, it really eases the otherwise stressful nature of real estate.

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Ilena Lee
Sales Associate


Ilena Perez is a Palm Beach County native with a passion for education, organization, the outdoors and books. Starting out as an ESE Teacher for most of her adult life, Ilena and has been working in Real Estate for the last 1.5 years, managing a team of up to 5 agents and has added Real Estate to her list of passions. Ilena realized through her experience of working with clients and managing a team of agents, that she could continue to educate while maintaining her love of Real Estate part time.

She also works as the ESE Coordinator at a local charter school. Her organizational skills acquired from teaching, in addition to being detail-oriented, allows Ilena to utilize the knowledge she gains on a daily basis and to help insure the best interest of all that she works with. This also creates an opportunity for each transaction to run as smoothly as possible. Additionally, Ilena helps organize fundraising and social activities for the not-for-profit organization, Best Buddies International.

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Dani Short
Sales Associate


My name is Dani Short. Originally from the Lawrenceville/Princeton area of New Jersey. My daughter and I have been enjoying the warm Florida living for 10 years. When I am not working, I enjoy coaching youth sports, being a fitness competitor and anything water related, especially fishing.

Real Estate has always been a love of mine. It is with this passion, enjoyment of working with people and knowledge of South Florida that I can help you find your forever home.

You have come to the right place with Chris Allen Realty, we will be with you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on keeping that family feel with our team but also with you as our client.

It would be my pleasure to work with you!