Fite Shavell & Associates Face Loss

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Co-Founding Principal, Wade Shavell Passes Unexpectedly

Fite Shavell & Associates is deeply saddened to announce the unfortunate passing of Wade Shavell, Co-founding principal of Fite Shavell & Associates. Shavell's family has shared medical reports confirming Shavell's death accidental. Shavell slipped and struck his head causing a fatal brain hemorrhage early yesterday morning.

Wade’s passion for real estate throughout Palm Beach, Connecticut and the Hamptons, was steadfast and palpable within each community. Shavell's numerous strengths were recognized by all who knew him.

  •     Keen market insights, strategically identifying under-valued real estate investment opportunities and locations before they were widely known
  •     An uncanny ability to identify motivation and negotiate successfully
  •     Strong agent management skills, inspiring Fite Shavell Associates to continually strive
  •     Great compassion toward all

The accomplishment of which Wade Shavell seemed most proud up to the day of his untimely passing was the establishment of Fite Shavell & Associates, with co-founding partner David Fite. Merging Wade's passion for real estate with his desire to help people - both agents and clients - through a culture of teamwork and collaborative success, the Fite Shavell brokerage prospers. Every day of the week, weekends included, Wade loved his life's work, cherished his firm family and adored Palm Beach, his home. Wade was a part of the fabric that is Palm Beach and Fite Shavell & Associates is a wonderful part of his legacy.

While Wade will be missed immensely, his death a shock to us all, the Fite Shavell Family will live on in the continued success of the firm and our associates in no small part thanks to Wade’s indelible influence, commitment and heart. David Fite remembers his business partner fondly, "Wade had an uncanny ability to connect with all types of people and he always had a story to put people at ease. His work life and personal life overlapped, as clients always became friends. I will greatly miss his friendship."

Fite Shavell & Associates is a strong and vibrant company that sustains thanks to the joint leadership through which it was established. Since its founding in November 2008, Fite Shavell has sold over $1 Billion in real estate. In only 4 years, the firm has grown aggressively from an organization of 10 to more than 100 Associates, with new agents joining weekly. Fite Shavell has thrived since its inception, opening three office locations – Palm Beach, North Palm Beach, Westport CT - with a fourth to come shortly in Delray Beach.

The cornerstone of Fite Shavell & Associates are the values and business practices established by Fite and Shavell when they set out... these values will continue to live on and through Fite Shavell & Associates.

o    To be locally owned and operated with national experience and a global approach to buying and selling Palm Beach county residential real estate
o    A Steadfast commitment to clients and customers through unsurpassed service, advice and insightful, market savvy counsel
o    To Value our Associates with respect and dignity, continually encouraging development and rewarding fine performance
o    To Uphold the highest levels of integrity, honesty and honor at all times

While the firm mourns the loss of our partner, Wade Shavell, we also celebrate his friendship and rich memories. The Fite Shavell Family looks forward to continuing to pursue with passion the vision of our company that Wade helped to create. The focus of Fite Shavell & Associates on our clients, our associates and our markets will not waiver. In celebration of a wonderful man, friend and colleague, Fite Shavell & Associates shares the grief and pain of loss with the Palm Beach community and all who cherish Wade Shavell.

Wade is survived by his loving parents, Pat and Steven Shavell, two sisters, Cathy and Leslie, Brother-in-law Michael, niece Abigail and nephew Andrew. Details regarding funeral services will be forth coming.

About Fite Shavell:

Fite Shavell & Associates is a locally owned boutique real estate broker in Palm Beach, with national experience and a global approach to buying and selling residential real estate. Their unique approach combines the flexibility and traditional values of local leadership with decades of experience in a range of neighborhoods, property types and deal structures in some of the country’s most sought-after luxury real estate markets. Through a commitment to personalized service, expert guidance and absolute integrity in our professional actions, Fite Shavell & Associates places the customer’s needs first and creates a clear advantage for buyers and sellers within the markets they serve. Fite Shavell & Associates has office in Palm Beach, North Palm Beach and Westport, CT.

For more information about Fite Shavell & Associates, visit or call 561-655-6570

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