Drum Realty is South Florida's premier luxury waterfront real estate firm serving Fort Lauderdale over the past seven decades. The family-owned company, located in their own historic nautical business setting at Lauderdale Marina, has earned an international reputation built on offering the highest quality properties with the most personalized service.
A native of Fort Lauderdale, owner and broker Ted Drum considers himself a generalist with an emphasis on "significant" properties. In fact, he is a real estate advisor to top domestic and internationally known firms. With over forty years experience in real estate, Ted is a former President of the Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors and has been Realtor of the Year. His reputation is one of solid knowledge and forthrightness. Ted is also a decorated Infantry Commander, having served in Vietnam. Drum Realty believes in teamwork and has been a successful family business for over 50 years. Ted was a 17 year member of the Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board and is in the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate. As the co-owner and developer of The Shipyard at Lauderdale Marina and 15th Street Fisheries restaurant, Ted and his family are very familiar with the outstanding luxury waterfront opportunities in South Florida.
Kelly Drum is a principal partner in Drum Realty, luxury waterfront specialists, selling exclusive commercial and residential properties for 30 years. Since 1948, Kelly’s family has been a leader in the recreational boating business and is considered a pioneering presence in South Florida, known as the yachting capital of the world. His family’s Lauderdale Marina, of which Kelly is co-owner and vice president, is home to numerous marine-related businesses and provides dockage for yachts from around the world. With his family, Kelly is co-owner and president of the landmark 15th Street Fisheries restaurant located within Lauderdale Marina. Among his many marine-related projects, he is co-owner of the Art Institute/Boat House property in Fort Lauderdale which consists of over 7.5 acres of waterfront property, a 40,000 sq ft covered mega-yacht facility, and a 70,000 sq ft office building.
Kelly's wife Christine has been a licensed associate with Drum Realty since 2015, specializing in residential properties throughout Fort Lauderdale. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Smith College, Christine has lived in Rio Vista for over 25 years. Her passion for interiors and experience as a former residential interior designer gives Christine an edge in helping her customers buy and sell their homes. Christine holds dual citizenship in the United States and Switzerland, is bilingual and speaks German as well as English.