Our team is designed to give you the best possible real estate experience from start to finish. Whether you are buying your dream home or making a move, The Calenda Real Estate Group is here to make your transition as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Jennifer Calenda, Broker

Listing & Buyer Specialist

Jennifer has built an impressive career around her expertise in the worlds of finance and real estate. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Real Estate and Finance, and went on to work for a $35 billion bank, working her way up to the executive role of Senior Vice President and Director of Small Business and Business Banking.

In 1998, Jennifer moved to Punta Gorda, and it seemed only natural to pursue a career helping people buy and sell homes in this beautiful place. Jennifer has become a leader in the Punta Gorda marketplace, and has consistently ranked in the top 5 in sales of over 1,100 Realtors. Jennifer has sold  $400,000,000 in real estate since 2000. She has been recognized in Prudential’s Chairman’s Club and Michael Saunders Presidents Club over the past 20 years.

In her leisure time Jennifer is working on staying fit at the Y, practicing yoga, or is having a good time with friends. She also enjoys boating, hiking, and skiing with her husband Tom.

Makala Mulley, Realtor

Team Manager and Marketing Specialist

Makala is the Team Manager for the Calenda Real Estate Group. She delights in using innovation and technology to keep our team’s marketing fresh and current. In addition to designing ads and postcards, Makala creates narrative write ups for our listings. You may also find Makala showing property,  staging new listings, and streamlining the team’s workflow. From listing to closing, Makala oversees every step in the process from an administrative perspective.

Originally from the Finger Lakes area of New York, Makala moved to Florida with her family at a very young age and currently lives in Punta Gorda. She enjoys traveling to neighboring cities to find new places to eat or going to the beach with a picnic on the weekend. In her spare time, you will find her at home with a book, painting, or walking at one of Punta Gorda’s waterfront parks.

Cyndi Martin, Realtor

A Michigan native, Cyndi and her husband John moved to Florida five years ago after completing a six-year sail around the world on their 46’ sloop “Glass Slipper”.  Departing the day after their wedding from a small island in Lake Michigan, they covered some 48,000 miles and 54 countries and returned with an enhanced appreciation of diverse cultures and lifestyles.

The move to Florida was a natural choice as they could satisfy their love of being on the water.  After looking extensively at many locations in SW Florida, they quickly fell in love with the small town feel of Punta Gorda and its proximity to the sea.

Cyndi is a conscientious Realtor who exudes credibility, commitment, and determination.  Since receiving her license in 2020 she has completed over $4,500,000 in real estate sales.  Drawing on her time as a Director working in the staffing industry for many years, as well as her world travel experiences, she prides herself on excellent communication skills and a warm and friendly approach.

In addition to enjoying the extended golf and boating season in Florida, Cyndi and John adore spending time with their children and grandchildren whenever possible.  Cyndi considers partnering with clients to find their perfect home or property her latest adventure.

Rebecca Hobbs, Realtor

Transaction Coordinator

Rebecca is the Transaction Coordinator for the Calenda Real Estate Group and is also a licensed Realtor. She works with our clients from the time a contract is written and leads them seamlessly through the selling or buying process, even assisting them after closing. She helps to facilitate inspections, appraisals and deposits, making sure all contract deadlines are met. Rebecca keeps in constant contact with the other agent, title company, and lender to ensure that the closing goes smoothly and is as stress-free for our clients as possible.

Since moving to Florida eight years ago from Missouri, Rebecca has enjoyed exploring local beaches shelling and soaking up the beautiful sunny weather, going fishing and trying new foods. She lives in Port Charlotte with her incredible son, Alex, and spends her free time with her family and friends making memories.

Renee Wortsman

Listing Coordinator

Renee is the Listing Coordinator for the Calenda Real Estate Group. She has a genuine desire to help others and works diligently to provide white-glove service to all our customers. Renee makes our listings truly shine by preparing homes for photography, writing narrative to highlight each home’s unique selling features and ensuring accurate information. She makes it her goal to provide topline customer service by keeping in communication with sellers throughout the listing process.

Renee was born and raised near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been making her way south ever since. She currently lives in the Buckingham area of Fort Myers with her husband, Mark, their two beautiful children and their adored dogs. In her free time, Renee loves cooking and entertaining, decorating, and doing just about anything outdoors in the Florida sunshine!

Nathan Davis, Mortgage Banker

Hamilton Group Funding, NMLS 829401

As a Ft Myers native, Nathan enjoys working closely with many of the top real estate agents in Southwest Florida helping first-time home buyers, vacation homebuyers, and property investors purchase their piece of paradise. He brings over 20 years of Mortgage Banking experience; and started his Mortgage Lending career working for one of the developers of Burnt Store Marina in the late 1990s. Since then, Nathan has assisted hundreds of buyers in financing their new home in Punta Gorda, drawing on his experience, knowledge and dedication to make the purchase process as smooth as possible.

Outside of his busy professional life, Nathan enjoys long distance running, spending time with friends and family on the water, and attending some of the many classic car shows in the Punta Gorda area.

Linda Raphial, Branch Manager

Title Agent, First International Title

Linda Raphial is the Branch Manager of First International Title’s Punta Gorda office. She has been in the title business for over 20 years, and has worked in her current role since 2015. Detail-oriented and exceptionally well-organized, Linda streamlines the closing process and helps customers feel secure at this critical step in the transaction.

Linda holds a Florida Title License and is also a Certified Land Closer (CLC). Born in Canada, she moved to Charlotte County in 1978 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2007. Linda graduated from Charlotte High School and has an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies.

Linda loves the friendly atmosphere and laid-back pace of life in the Punta Gorda area. While she is a self-confessed workaholic; she enjoys watching movies and spending quality time with her husband, son and daughter.