Melissa Makris

Lifestyle Realtor/Designer

Melissa Makris brings her special design talent to the Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes team of Lifestyle Realtors. Known for her ‘Design DNA’ approach, Melissa is recognized for creating custom solutions for her clients while exceeding their expectations. She made her mark with interior design and space planning for luxury waterfront properties, historic preservation, modern classics, pool houses and guest cottages.

Melissa’s extensive design background—ranging from high profile magazine work to Fortune 500 corporate brand development—brings a dynamic element to her clients and a heightened focus on pure individual style. She has a broad bandwidth of design abilities, which she uses to create one-of-a-kind custom signature designs. ‘Design DNA’ is inspired by her clients’ lifestyle, personality, architecture and location. Melissa is involved in all phases of the sales and staging process: from initial input session, to concept, to identifying project management, creating timelines and budgets. Whenever possible, green efforts are incorporated. She brings this passion and creativity to her work with homeowners, too, whether they are buying or selling.

A featured designer in Albert Hadley’s Rooms-with-a-View design showcase in Southport, Connecticut, she has also served as design chair. Melissa’s interior design work is featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, HOME Magazine, Country Home, Better Homes and Gardens, Westport Magazine, and Clarkson Potter's The New Apartment Book. Melissa Makris Interiors is recognized as one of 100 leading designers in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens: Little Black Book of Interior Designers, and is the recipient of many awards. 

Melissa is a Realtor® whose experience as a top tier designer makes her uniquely competitive thanks to her ability to sell, stage & design.

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Team Members

Mar Jennings

President/Founder

Mar Jennings is an Emmy® nominated TV host, best-selling home and garden author, and former banking SVP. He exclusively partners with Douglas Elliman Real Estate to bring a new-found approach to the business.

Elayne Cassara-Uva

Lifestyle Realtor / Home Staging Expert

Elayne’s own personal real estate investment successes contribute to her ability to serve her clients well.

Yvonne O’Kane

Lifestyle Realtor

Yvonne O'Kane has a superb eye and hometown expertise. She is ready and actively available to help you sell or find your next dream home.

Melissa Makris

Lifestyle Realtor/Designer

Melissa Makris brings her special design talent to the Mar Jennings Lifestyle Homes team of Lifestyle Realtors.

Greg Mathias

Lifestyle Homes Coordinator/Realtor

Greg brings his passion for media, broadcasting and sales to the world of real estate.

Salvatore N. Mancuso

Home Mortgage Consultant

Sal Mancuso is our exclusive representative from Wells Fargo, who has done outstanding mortgage packages to service our clients and their needs.

Dave Uva

Lifestyle Homes Graphic Designer/Realtor

Dave joins our exciting team this fall.