The Collection Real Estate Team, JLA Realty
Kelly Donawa, manager
Amber Kuhl, manager
Combined, Kelly Donawa and Amber Kuhl have nearly 12 years of experience in real estate, a career they both came to after working in different fields.
Donawa, manager at The Collection Real Estate Team, JLA Realty, spent 13 years working in technology sales. “It taught me the value of providing exceptional customer service and solutions to any issue that may arise,” Donawa says. “I transitioned into a career that would allow me to help others with their individual goals, as opposed to those of a large corporation.”
Kuhl worked in a designer kitchen and bath showroom, learning the inner workings of the design and construction industries. “Real estate gives me the ability to express my creative side through marketing properties while satisfying my passion for helping others. The success of The Collection is truly a dream come true,” Kuhl says. Together, they manage a team of stellar agents that focus on buyers and sellers across all of Houston.
In 2018, Donawa, a Houston Association of Realtors Social Media Pro, earned her company’s “Premier Listing Agent, Multi-million Dollar Producer” award. The honor came three years after she was named “Rookie of the Year.” Kuhl, a HAR Certified Strategic Marketing Specialist and Social Media Pro, is also a “Multi-million Dollar Producer.” In addition, she made Houston Agent magazine’s “2019 Who’s Who in Houston Real Estate” list and served as the co-chair for the “2019 Operation: Holidays for Heroes Montgomery County” charity event.
With a reputation for making each client and agent feel like they are the only one, Donawa and Kuhl are patient, thorough and effective problem solvers. It’s a style that serves them well. In 2019, the year they opened their flagship office, their team assisted 115 clients, resulting in a total sales volume of more than $27 million.
Actively involved in the community, the team donates a portion of all proceeds to ThisIsHouston, an animal rescue group. It also supports many other nonprofits, as well as global and local disaster-relief efforts.