Trish Kelly is a Philadelphia native, currently living in Passyunk Square. She has been a Real Estate Agent for 20 years and draws on her vast experience in the field including project management in residential flips, property management from the rental side and over 1,000 properties sold during her career. Trish is a trained electrician and was the 2nd woman to attend the apprenticeship program at IBEW local 98.

Besides her real estate knowledge, Trish is co-founder of Theatre Exile in Philadelphia ( and continues to support the Arts Community by donating 10% of her commissions to Arts Organizations in Philadelphia. She sits on the Board of several Arts Organizations and enjoys attending events/performances in a multitude of disciplines.

Trish has a long background of Customer Service with 15 years of management in the airline industry, 8 years as a Massage Therapist at The Sporting Club at the Bellevue, and 5 years as Managing Director at Theatre Exile. She approaches her Real Estate business with a keen eye to her clients needs and a determination to provide 110% customer satisfaction.


Benjamin is a South Philadelphia resident and investor with a deep love for the arts, culture, food, and spaces of Philadelphia. He was born and raised in the Philadelphia area, and has lived in the city since he graduated from Swarthmore College.  As an agent, Benjamin wields his extensive planning skills and eye for long term investment to simplify the overwhelming process of buying and selling and make sure you’re having fun.

When he’s not working with homeowners and buyers, Benjamin is managing arts and culture organizations.  He is the Co-Director of Camp Bonfire, which offers summer camp retreat weekends for adults, and the Artistic Director of Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, a company creating original performance events and theater in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is an inspiring place to live, and as a city expert, Benjamin can make the journey of buying or selling a home here efficient, pleasurable, and financially beneficial.  Owning a home is a huge part of ensuring a solid investment for the future, and Benjamin is dedicated to helping you make the right decision for You.


Before making real estate his craft, James spent 20 years as a theater artist and musician. He moved to Philadelphia in 1998, joining the then fledgling theater company, Pig Iron. He has collaborated with theater and dance companies across America and has toured world-wide from Japan to Peru, Poland to Italy. The quality of his work earned him four Barrymore awards, the prestigious Pew Fellowship and New York’s coveted downtown theater prize, The Obie. James has translated these high standards and attention to detail into his work with real estate, employing collaboration and communication with his clients as well as a feverish curiosity for the field. Whether you are a young Philadelphian taking root in a first home or a family growing into the next, James’ knowledge of the city, the market and the process will make buying or selling a home an empowering experience top to bottom.


Maya Choldin joined the Kelly Group with over 15 years of project management in film/theatre production as well as venue management. Her attention to detail and ability to manage large complex projects and negotiations are an asset to the group. Maya began her real estate career in January 2014 and enjoys working with First Time Buyers. She brings an enthusiastic and knowledgeable attitude to her clients and their needs.

A native of Canada, Maya has adopted Philadelphia as her hometown, having moved here in 1998. She lives in Fishtown with her husband, an award winning sound designer, and has made it a mission to stay on top of what is unique and interesting about Philadelphia neighborhoods.


Christy Lee received her PA Real Estate license in 2013 and is happy to be a part of The Kelly Group. Christy is energized about entering new spaces and envisioning their potential. She would love to add her expertise in flow and design to help you discover and envision your future home.

Along with a career in real estate, Christy holds a BFA in Dance from Temple University. She currently works as a dancer/choreographer and a PA Licensed Massage Therapist. Christy was co-founder of Moxie Dance Collective and a company member of Bessie award winning Headlong Dance Theater, Karen Bamonte Dance Works, Nichole Canuso Dance Company and Group Motion. She has collaborated with many other dance companies and independent artists in Philly. Christy has also choreographed for theater at Yale University and the Yale Cabaret. She was co-owner of PAD home furnishings in Northern Liberties where she collaborated on the buying and merchandising of vintage and contemporary furniture and home goods.