The Townsend Team
Dean and Keith Townsend, REALTORS®
You will love living in Key West!
WE BET YOU WILL LOVE LIVING IN KEY WEST AS MUCH AS WE DO!
Making our home on a lush tropical island, where we are free to be ourselves, is a dream come true.
The island’s unique combination of small-town life and big-city amenities allows us to be as involved as we wish and to disconnect in the paradise of our own backyard.
Walking to dinner in the evening, meeting friends at a gallery opening, or spending a sun-filled day on the water, always reminds us that we are exactly where we are meant to be.
No matter where we travel in the world, coming home to Key West never disappoints.
Whether you are longing for a part-time tropical escape, or you choose to settle into island life permanently, we can help you discover the charming Victorian cottage, stunning oceanfront condominium, or historic Old Town estate of your dreams.
When the time comes to sell your Key West gem, our laser focus and proven strategy for marketing online and through social media will get your home sold fast.
We don’t just list properties, we market and sell homes.
Dean & Keith Townsend, The Townsend Team
DEAN & KEITH TOWNSEND, THE TOWNSEND TEAM
KELLER WILLIAMS KEY WEST COMPASS REALTY
333 Fleming Street, Key West, FL 33040
Dean was born in Montréal, grew up on Chicago’s North Shore and
spent his childhood summers in the English countryside.
After attending McGill University, he toiled away as a
thermal dynamics engineer by day so he could invest in real
estate by night—buying and selling thirty homes by the age
In 2002, escaping a cold Chicago winter, Dean first visited Key
West. Captivated by the island’s tropical charms, he
returned to the frozen north, quit his engineering job, sold
his house in Lake Forest, and moved into his first Key West
cottage within a few months. Dean found his place in the
Dean dove into Key West real estate head first, becoming a REALTOR®
shortly after settling in. Between selling houses and
devoting himself to numerous community organizations, he
found time to complete a couple of residential redesign
projects and constructed a new home in Old Town. In
January, 2008, Dean brought his seasoned selling skills and
vast knowledge of the ins and outs of reconstructing and
building in Key West to Doug Mayberry Real Estate.
Dean played a pivotal role in building Doug Mayberry Real
Estate into one of the top producing real estate companies
on the island. A dynamic real estate partnership began
in 2013, when Dean and partner Keith combined efforts to create
The Townsend Team.
first moved to Key West in the 1990’s, after graduating from
the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and
earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mississippi
University for Women. Key West’s unique combination of
tropical small-town life and generous cultural activities
ignited his imagination. Among the island’s colorful
characters and regal palms, Keith brought his dream of
becoming a successful art dealer and gallery owner to
fruition. Although career opportunities eventually took him
away from his beloved island home, he made a commitment to
come back to Key West once he made his entrepreneurial
dreams come true.
Keith joyfully returned to Key West. After teaming up with
veteran real estate agent Dean Townsend in life, the two
made the decision to team up as REALTORS® in 2013. With the
creation of The Townsend Team, a dynamic real estate
partnership was born.
spent selling one-of-a-kind artistic treasures, proved to be
a fertile training ground for selling Key West’s real estate
gems. Keith consistently attends to the smallest detail,
offers superior customer service, and builds lasting
relationships. Mastering the art of matching buyers with
their dream homes and inventively marketing and selling properties are Keith’s driving passions.
After achieving over 13 million dollars in annual real estate sales, Dean and Keith Townsend
made the transition in 2017 to Compass Realty to be a part of their core group of REALTORS®
as they joined forces with the most dynamic real estate company in the world,
Experience, Creativity, Knowledge: qualities that make Dean and Keith Townsend,
The Townsend Team, your REALTORS® of choice.
OUR KEY WEST
In our blog, Our Key West, we share all the wonderful, uniquely
quirky things we love about our tropical island home. Read
about the restaurants that consistently satisfy our taste,
the homes we wish we were buying, the galleries and shops
that keep us coming back, along with the local characters
and events that keep us continually entertained. You will
undoubtedly love Our Key West as much as we do!