The Team



Eric founded Sovereign Realty Advisors 2007.  Prior to SRA, Eric spent over 20 years as a real estate developer of commercial and residential properties and has invested and managed numerous multi-residential, industrial, and retail spaces.

As a licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker and Construction Supervisor, he’s overseen residential and commercial projects and ground-up developments throughout the North Shore.

Drawing on his background in development, Eric’s range of expertise includes permitting, financing of new construction projects along with sales and leasing of industrial, office, multi- residential and mixed-use space.  Eric provides his clients with guidance throughout the entire process of acquisition and disposition of a property and offers valuable assistance on complex issues such as environmental/21E clean ups.

Eric has a BS in Business Adminstration with a concentration in accounting from Salem State College and enjoys spending his free time with family and attending his son’s sporting events.

Jim Cooke_Profile PicJIM COOKE | Vice President

Jim is committed to helping SRA’s clients achieve their real estate goals. For nearly 20 years, he’s been actively involved in the acquisition, sales, development and management of properties. His passion for real estate started at a young age as he watched and appreciated the transformation and repurposing of distressed properties.

Prior to joining SRA, Jim spent his career in real estate and the financial services industry. Jim successfully completed multiple development projects from Cape Cod to Cape Ann. As a proud resident and active member of the North Shore, Jim enjoys volunteering his time to youth sports, schools and community projects.

Jim has a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Salem State College. In his free time, he enjoys boating and spending time with his wife and four children.

FRED NEWTON | Senior Sales Associate fred-newton_round-headshot

Fred joined Sovereign Realty Advisors in 2013, specializing in Commercial Sales and Leasing within the Office, Retail, Industrial and Multi-Family markets.

Prior to SRA, he spent seven years as Director of Sales and Marketing for a privately owned real estate development company located on the South Shore. Fred managed the firm’s multi-residential portfolio as well as the sales and leasing of their commercial property developments.

With over 20+ years of industry experience, Fred has an in-depth knowledge of market trends and provides each client with a level of confidence that he is committed to helping them meet their financial goals.

Fred and his wife are lifelong residents of Boston’s North Shore, where they enjoy boating and keeping up with the busy schedules of their three children.


Steve Quillinan Bio

Prior to joining SRA, Steve was the property manager of a retailed anchored shopping plaza where he negotiated leases, managed renovations, and maintained 100% occupancy during his time there.

Steve has a BS in Communications from The University of Albany (SUNY) and enjoys spending his free time on the golf course with friends and family. Steve is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their real estate goals.