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. He also has his Broker License in the state of       Florida.

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.


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.



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.



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.

Roxann Giordano

Phone: 845-541-6322 • Email: roxanngiordano@greatercoastal.com

I have been vacationing on LBI for the past 35 years. Because my children are all grown its time for me to relocate, which is how I discovered Beach Haven West as well as my love for real estate. I am a people person, I owned and operated a very successful large child Care center for 22 yrs, I retired to be a at home mom about 15 yrs ago. What makes me happy is when I can help others and what can be happier than finding your dream home on the Jersey shore. Whether you are an experienced investor or a first time buyer, I can help you find the property of your dreams. Looking to buy, sell or rent I’m here to see you through to the end. My goal is to successfully help you achieve your goal, then you will refer me to all of the those you care about.

Barbara Warren

Phone: 609-549-6026

Barbara brings with her a diversified professional background including 28 years of banking experience with an emphasis on mortgage servicing, document and collateral control and assisting with customer needs. Her most recent background was in retail and customer service.

She is a graduate of Wagner College with a BA in Art Education and has been a Manahawkin resident for 36 years and spent summers prior to that in Barnegat Light on Long Beach Island. She is very familiar with the area and huge amount of growth that has occurred over the years. She will be assisting in the office and filling in wherever needed.

Tracie Johnson

Phone: 609-709-1251 • Email: traciejohnson@greatercoastal.com

Tracie has been a resident of Manahawkin since 1996. As a Fairleigh Dickson University graduate with a degree in Marketing, she has spent the past 27 years in the transportation industry. During this time she has had the opportunity to manage a variety of different functions within sales and business development. She has extensive knowledge of account management and operations in logistics and transportation. She is honest, hardworking, and extremely dedicated to the needs of both the organization and her clients. Her goal in joining the Greater Coastal Realty Team is to utilize her knowledge and ability to understand customer needs and wants. Whether it’s selling purchasing, leasing, managing waterfront vacations homes, upland estate homes, and/or investment properties Tracie is ready to represent any transaction.