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Having influence is not about elevating one's self, but about lifting others and mentoring them through inspiration.

Local Influential-Chicago introduces residents to local area influencers who are making a difference in the lives around them by following their passion and believing in themselves, despite obstacles that are presented along the way. Behind each and every establishment is someone inspirational who has a unique story to share.

Each story is compelling, sharing a unique path to success. Our featured local influencers provide inspiration and words of wisdom for residents who share their passion for leading a success-driven lifestyle, both personally and professionally.

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THE VILLE TEAM of NAPERVILLE | Meet this 9-Associate Award-Winning Real Estate Team


With a Combined 80+ Years of Experience, The Ville Team Has Been Helping Local Residents as the No. 1 Team for the Past 3 Years In Coldwell Banker

The Ville Team is composed of nine full-time Broker Associates with Coldwell Banker Realty in Naperville, Illinois. They are a full-service team for residential, rental, and commercial properties and are dedicated, knowledgeable, and committed to providing an exceptional customer service experience with every real estate transaction.

Walt Burrell and Bridget Salela, co-owners of The Ville, created the team based on a true team environment with the client’s best interest in mind. This advantageous approach provides the client with the experience and teamwork of multiple Brokers working towards one strategic, common goal.

The Ville closed $68+ million in 2021 and doubled sales last year due to their exceptional customer service, unique marketing strategies, exclusive digital platforms, and global network. Combined with over 80+ years of real estate experience, it is no wonder that The Ville has been the No. 1 team for the past three years in Coldwell Banker Naperville.

“Our brand is built on a strong foundation of knowledge, experience, and integrity,” says Bridget Salela. “This is highlighted during each transaction as we deal with some of our clients’ biggest assets.”

The Ville Team shares everything there is to know about the area with their clients — the ins and outs of the different subdivisions, neighborhoods, and school districts — because their team members have lived in and raised their families in the community.

“The Ville is where we have built our foundations and families,” Walt Burrell adds. “We’re excited to share the unique amenities Naperville has to offer.”


  • Residential & Luxury Property Specialists

  • Rentals and Relocation

  • Commercial Sales and Leasing Services

  • First Time Home Buyers

  • Land Acquisition


"The key to giving our clients our best is learning how to manage work / life balance. We work hard, but we also play hard!" -The Ville Team


  • #1 Team Coldwell Banker Realty Naperville (3rd year in a row)

  • #3 Large Team (4+) Coldwell Banker Realty Illinois by AGC

  • President’s Club 2019-2021 including the International Presidents Elite Team tier in 2021

  • Top 1% Residential Sales Volume for 2021 by Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS® (Data provided by Chicagoland MLS)


The Ville Team - Coldwell Banker Realty

1212 S. Naper Blvd., Suite 122

Naperville 60540

(630) 420-8834

Team Members:

● Bridget Salela - Owner & Partner

● Walt Burrell - Owner & Partner

● Nikki Genthner - Residential Broker Associate

● Tom Maschmeier - Commercial & Residential Broker

● Paul Martis - Commercial & Residential Broker

● Kristy Garcia - Residential Broker Associate

● Luke Salela - Rental & Residential Broker Associate

● Serena Drendel - Residential Broker Associate

● Amy Hill - Residential Broker Associate

● Sylvia Gorden - Director of Marketing


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