TTR Sotheby's International Realty Welcomes Peg Mancuso to its Bethesda, Maryland Brokerage

Peg Mancuso, Senior Vice President at TTR Sotheby's International Realty.

TTR Sotheby's International Realty is pleased to welcome Peg Mancuso to its Bethesda, Maryland brokerage office.

A lifelong Washingtonian, Mancuso joins TTR Sotheby's International Realty as Senior Vice President with over 35 years of real estate experience and as the top real estate agent in Potomac, Maryland for the last 21 years.

With career sales in the billions of dollars and the leader of the esteemed Daly Mancuso Group, Mancuso brings a wealth of experience and a distinguished record of success to TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Bethesda, Maryland brokerage, including active memberships to the public policy and forms committees with the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®, the Maryland REALTORS® Legislative & Public Policy Committee, and the Maryland REALTORS® Political Action Committee. 

Previously, Mancuso served as the President of Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®, a trustee of the Maryland REALTORS® Political Campaign and Campaign Affairs Committee, and a member of the Board of Maryland REALTORS®. In 2016, she was awarded REALTORS® of the Year by the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®.

“When I was looking for the next step for myself and my team, there really was only one choice," says Mansuco. 

“The culture at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty was exactly the right fit — the firm’s vision, strategy, and marketing are second to none and the chance to work alongside the best people in the industry is an opportunity that’s exciting to be a part of.”

Educated at the University of Maryland, Mancuso has called Potomac, Maryland her home for the past 30 years and has dedicated her time outside of real estate towards several charitable and philanthropic endeavors, including community leadership roles with the Madison House Autism Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

"It is a great honor to work with someone as accomplished as Peg," says Marcus Jaffe, Managing Broker of TTR Sotheby's International Realty's Bethesda, Maryland brokerage office.

She and her team’s commitment to excellence is a perfect fit with our Bethesda office.”

Following its most successful year to date, with over $3.4 Billion in closed real estate sales for 2019, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty has its sights set on Bethesda, Maryland as a key area of growth for the firm.

Peg represents the very best of Washington real estate professionals,” says Mark C. Lowham, CEO and Managing Partner of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Her leadership roles in numerous regional and national real estate organizations is an example for everyone who aspires to impact the future of our industry.”

TTR Sotheby's International Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Community Spotlight: At Home with Chef Eric Ziebold of Kinship

Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent of Kinship in Washington, D.C.

As one of the Washington Metropolitan Area's foremost leaders in corporate philanthropy, TTR Sotheby's International Realty is committed to strengthening the communities in which we live and serve.

That's why we are pleased to support businesses like Kinship, one of Washington, D.C.'s most revered fine dining restaurants. 

Located in downtown Washington, D.C., Kinship represents one of the many small businesses that is making the best of the COVID-19 pandemic by charting a new path for fine dining.

Today, we speak with Chef Eric Ziebold to learn more about Kinship, the restaurant business, and how you can bring the fine dining experience to your home.

Eric, please tell us about your start in the restaurant industry.

I got involved in the restaurant industry at an early age because I liked food, I liked cooking, and I wasn’t afraid to work long hours — and that was all I really needed at that time to get started.

You are originally from Iowa. What brought you to Washington, D.C.?

While in Culinary School, I had visited Washington, D.C. during Thanksgiving Break. I still remember going out to see the sights and as we drove across The Mall and I saw people out jogging and just living life I thought to myself “Wow, this would be an awesome place to live.”

Tell us about Kinship, your award-winning restaurant.. What inspired you?

I’ve been fortunate to have some amazing experiences and memories from time spent gathered around the dinner table. From our family dinners in Iowa to sharing a table (and a bottle of wine) with a stranger in Kowloon, I’ve always loved time spent gathered at a dinner table. That’s our inspiration for Kinship. 

As a Michelin rated restaurateur, what is the secret to a great restaurant experience?

You need to put together an amazing package. For us at Kinship, it’s about the camaraderie at the dinner table. So not only does the food have to be delicious, but the service needs to be warm and inviting, the dining room needs to be elegant but comfortable, and you need to make sure people have a good time.

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the restaurant experience has been flipped on its head. How have you rescinded?

At Kinship, we’ve responded by trying to provide what we felt would resonate with people as emotions evolved. Even before the take at home order we offered a meal kit for $25 because we saw the food shortages already starting in the grocery stores. We started doing take out almost immediately, serving the kind of things I’d make at home. Gradually, we started doing more special occasion type meals as we felt people needed some relief after the shock of the stay at home order subsided. We offered kids decorating kits and our version of a CSA basket as people started needing things to do. We tried to evolve as our community evolved.

With everyone hunkered down, what is the best way to bring the experience of fine dining into their home?

Candles. There is simply something about a candlelit dinner that makes the whole experience glow. Past candles, get take out from someone you can trust. If you want to do it yourself, splurge a little bit: Buy that ingredient you may not normally buy. And always remember, the most important thing is making it about the people you’re with.

Often, the kitchen is the heart of a home. How can an amateur chef get the most out of their kitchen?

Have enough counter space. If it’s too constrictive it’s really a chore to cook. Have the space you need for the inevitable pile up of dirty pots, pans, and kitchen utensils and don’t have everything getting in your way while you’re trying to finish getting dinner ready.

TTR Sotheby's International Realty is a licensed real estate brokerage in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.