Our Team


Alexander Brandau IV

Alexander Brandau IV | Owner, Lead Agent

“You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” – Walt Disney

Alex is a true Nashvillian! He attended University School of Nashville until the 8th grade and graduated from Father Ryan High School. Alex continued his higher education at University of Tennessee, majoring in Sports Management and graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Alex soon realized that his blood ran the color of real estate following in the tradition of his mother and grandfather. He joined Colley Real Estate in 2001 and moved out on his own with Keller Williams Realty in 2006.

Alex has proven his sales ability as a top producer, consistently ranking in the Top 5 agents in the Keller Williams office. He combines the acquired knowledge and sales techniques with an instinctive flair for how to help people buy and sell what is normally their largest financial asset. He always conducts his business professionally and ethically while doing what is best for his clients. Alex’s goal is to create a relationship for life with his clients and that is evident through his referral driven business.


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Penny Hawkins | Buyer Specialist

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” – Thomas Carlyle

Penny is a Michigan native and attended the Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. She has spent the last thirty years in hospitality, working her way up to becoming a partner in several restaurants in Michigan, Denver, and Texas.

Wanting a fresh start and new career path Penny made her way to Nashville in 2014.  Her love of meeting new people and helping others brought her to the wonderful world of real estate where she uses her interpersonal skills, positive outlook, and hospitality background to find clients the perfect home.


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Wyatt Wallace | Buyer Specialist

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Wyatt is the proud child of two university professors and at a young age, Wyatt got comfortable interacting with people. After moving around the midwest, he learned two things for sure, the power of laughter to keep spirits high and the importance of ensuring each person feel special because they are important to him.

Wyatt and his mother Beverly, rehab houses in the Nashville area and are always looking to partner with and help others on their own journeys in real estate.  With his free time, Wyatt’s hobbies include golfing, going to concerts, and anything outdoors.  Wyatt looks forward to lending his talents to the team at Alexander Brandau Partners and to help clients through their next exciting life experience.


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Emily Koepplin | Showing Specialist

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” – John F. Kennedy

Emily was born and raised in Northern California. After high school, she moved to Southern California to attend California Baptist University.  Emily graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Sciences and Masters in Counseling Psychology.  In the fall of 2015, Emily, moved to Nashville to work for Nordstrom.  While at Nordstrom, she was ranked in the top of her division and among the top 10% of the company in her role. 

Emily loves to travel and has always had an interest in learning about other cultures and people.  She has traveled all over the world, her most recent trip was to Thailand and Cambodia.  She holds relationships in high regard and has a strong passion for helping people achieve the goals they have for themselves.  In late, 2017 Emily joined the Alexander Brandau Partners team as a Showing Specialist.


Susie Rieniets | Business ManagerSusie Rieniets

“Plan your work for today and everyday, then work your plan.” – Margaret Thatcher

Susie runs the office and helps make this experience stress-free for you. Whether you are a buyer or a seller Susie is here to ensure a smooth transaction and keep all lines of communication open! She is a 1989 graduate of Vanderbilt University and former Human Resource Manager for Federated Department Stores. Susie and her husband Jim moved back to Nashville in 2001 with their two oldest children, Henry and Gracie. Ella Clare joined their family in 2006.

Susie has been working in real estate on a small scale as an investor for a decade, joined Keller Williams in 2005 and joined Alex’s team in November 2007. She is completely committed to making your real estate transaction smooth and stress-free.


Alicia Almade | Executive Assistant 

Everyone shines, given the right lighting” – Susan Cain

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Alicia graduated from the University of South Florida majoring in Communications. While there, she was an intern in the Athletic Communications office, where she utilized her knowledge of sports to further her education. After graduating, she spent a few years in Los Angeles, working for a voice-over talent agency. In 2016, Alicia moved to Nashville and joined Alexander Brandau Partners. As the Executive Assistant, her wonderful people skills and cheery personality make her a terrific addition to our team.