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Delphi to Handle Renovation of Historic Cape Cod Church

Multi-Market construction management firm, Delphi Construction Inc. announced today that they have been selected to handle the historic renovation and addition to The First Congregational Church in Chatham, Massachusetts.

The historically significant church was first established in 1693 with a number of meeting houses constructed over the centuries. The current project will involve extensive renovations to portions of an 1830’s building, construction of an addition for new administrative spaces, a robing room and a new location for the church pipe organ. New mechanical/HVAC systems, plumbing and electrical upgrades will be added along with a new four stop elevator to provide handicap accessibility throughout the building.

Design on the m+ project was provided by Design Associates of Cambridge with structural and civil engineering from Coastal Engineering of Orleans. Pomroy Associates of East Bridgewater is the Owner’s Project Manager. Delphi is managing construction out of their Mashpee Office.

“Delphi is thrilled to have been selected as the construction manager on this exciting, historically significant project. We look forward to working as part of the team, many members of which we have had the pleasure of working with on several other projects. Our shared goal is to help bring this project to fruition in a way that exceeds the client’s expectations. We know this project will bring value not only to the members of the congregation but to all who appreciate the rich history of Chatham and Cape Cod,” said Corey Heaslip, Project Executive at Delphi Construction.

Members of the design team commented on the design vision for the project.

“Coastal Engineering invited us to work with them at the church based on successful prior collaborations at historic properties. The clear vision of the client and strong architectural character of the church guided Coastal Engineering and Design Associates to a design endorsed by the congregation and approved by the Historic Business District Commission. We are thrilled to be working with Delphi to implement the renovation and renewal of First Congregational Church of Chatham for its upcoming 300th anniversary,” said Patrick Guthrie Principal of Design Associates.

“Coastal Engineering Company takes pride in our long-standing working relationship with the First Congregational Church of Chatham. We are honored to once again be a part of the team that is working to renovate this iconic New England church, improve accessibility, and enhance the worship experience of the congregation,” said John Bologna, Coastal Engineering President/CEO.

Owner’s Project Manager, Rick Pomroy of Pomroy Associates expressed his firm’s enthusiasm about the project and the assembled team.

"Pomroy Associates is honored to be representing our client, The First Congregational Church of Chatham, on this exciting historic renovation. We have tremendous confidence in the design and construction team selected for this project including Delphi, Design Associates, and Coastal Engineering. Each of these firms has a proven track record of delivering the highest quality projects and a demonstrated commitment to placing the needs of the client first. We know they will do the same for The First Congregational Church of Chatham,” Pomroy said.

Pre-project planning is well underway, construction is expected to begin in November and be complete by next summer.

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Social Real Estate App Rila Launches ,000 Giveaway for New Real Estate Agents

Rila, a new social real estate mobile app where agents, buyers, and sellers can connect and list homes and rentals outside the MLS for free, has officially launched a ,000 giveaway and mentorship opportunity geared toward licensed new real estate agents. To enter for a chance to win, agents can sign up at After entering, they will receive a referral link that they can send to their network. They will receive one additional contest entry for each person that downloads the app through their referral link.

In addition to the cash prize, the winner will have the option to receive 12 complementary hours of mentorship with Rila founder Ben Bacal, a top-producing Los Angeles agent with over billion in sales. Bacal will walk the up-and-coming agent through the process of marketing and selling the multimillion-dollar listing at 8474 Harold Way in Los Angeles, California. The learning opportunity will provide an overview of vital skills such as creating marketing materials and learning how to effectively show a luxury home to potential clients.

The contest is open until August 17. For more information about Rila, visit

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 years or older, with a valid real estate license from one of the 50 U.S. or D.C.. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes Period begins: 07/17/19 at 12:01 am PT. Enter Sweepstakes by: 08/17/19 at 11:59 pm PT. 1 Grand Prize: ,000 and 12 hours of mentoring with a luxury real estate professional. Limit: 1501 entries per entrant. Free entry available. For Official Rules including entry limitations and prize descriptions, visit Sponsor: Rila Inc., 750 N San Vincente Blvd, Ste. 800, West Hollywood, CA 90048.


About Rila:

Rila is a social real estate app that helps agents generate leads and grow their clientele without the MLS. Real estate agents can easily list a property in a matter of minutes, post engaging photos and content, and connect with buyers and sellers—all for free. Rila also helps buyers and renters discover great new properties by accessing crowd-sourced listing information they wouldn’t find on any other portal. For more information, visit or download the iOS app from the Apple App Store.

Media Contact:

Alexander Ali 
The Society Group 

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Azure Paradise Valley Wins Two Gold Nugget Grand Awards in International Competition

At the PCBC Closing Ceremonies & Gold Nugget Awards Presentation in San Francisco on May 31, 2019, Azure Paradise Valley was selected from among the Award of Merit winners as the Grand Award winner in two categories: Residential Detached Collection of the Year and Best Single Family Detached Home – 3,500 to 4,500 SQ. FT. for Residence 1. This annual competition honors architectural design and planning excellence and draws entries from throughout the United States and internationally.

“To be honest, we weren’t sure what to expect, going into these national awards for the very first time,” said Shea Homes Arizona VP of Sales and Marketing, Ken Peterson. “Receiving the prestigious honor of being named the residential detached collection of the year is a testament to the talent and efforts of our team, which includes both the Shea architecture team and our partner PHX Architecture.”

Prior to being selected as the winner of these Grand Awards, Shea Homes Arizona earned Merit honors for Azure Paradise Valley for Best Single Family Detached Home — 3,500 to 4,500 sq. ft. (Residence 1); Best Single Family Detached Home — Over 4,500 sq. ft. (Residence 3); Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Home (Residences 1 and 3); and Residential Detached Collection of the Year.

“Gold Nugget Award winners reflect our industry’s best, brightest and most innovative architects, planners and builder/developers,” said Judging Chairman and Gold Nugget ceremonies administrator Lisa Parrish. “We applaud them all, and we look forward to our May 31 celebration of Merit and Grand Award winners.”

Azure Paradise Valley is the first luxury community to be offered under the Shea Signature brand. Located at Indian Bend Road and Mockingbird Lane in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, this exclusive gated community will include 66 homes on 23 acres. Shea’s architecture team designed the residences of Azure in collaboration with the award-winning PHX Architecture. With base pricing from .9 - .9 million, residences feature transitional architecture with open floorplans, open riser staircases, and rolling walls of glass that offer a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor living spaces. These homes are designed for homeowners to maximize enjoyment of the available water features and stunning desert mountain views. Modern design is balanced with traditional elements like clean, cut stone and light, bright colors.

About Gold Nugget Awards
Now in its 56th year, Gold Nugget Awards (GNA) is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. It honors design and planning achievements in community and home design, green-built housing, site planning, commercial, retail, mixed-use development and specialty housing categories. Winners this year were chosen from over 600 entries from around the world. The Gold Nugget Awards recognize those who improve our communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development.

About Shea Homes
Shea Homes is one of the largest private homebuilders in the nation. Since its founding in 1968, Shea Homes has built more than 100,000 homes. Over the past several years, Shea Homes has been recognized as a leader in customer satisfaction with a reputation for design, quality and customer service. Shea Homes builds new homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia and Texas. For more information about Shea Homes and its communities, please visit the company’s website at Sales by Shea Homes Marketing Company (AZ DRE #CO550381000), Construction by Shea Homes Limited Partnership (ROC #195895).

About Shea Signature
Shea Homes has always set itself apart by elevating the home experience. And now, Shea introduces Shea Signature™ its most exclusive living experience ever. Designed from the ground up to evoke incomparable elegance at every turn. With exceptional materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and sophisticated style. More than a luxury home—this is an unparalleled lifestyle. The most inspired new home experience awaits.

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Blue Chariot Now Offers Professional Residential Rental Property Management In Raleigh / Durham (Triangle), North Carolina

Blue Chariot (, a Real Estate Company located in the Raleigh / Durham (Triangle) area of North Carolina, is officially announcing their latest service offering of Residential Rental Property Management - as Blue Chariot Management (http://www.BlueChariot.Management).

Blue Chariot is a Real Estate Company founded in 2015 by Entrepreneur, Jonathan Taylor ("J.T.") Smith. Prior to Blue Chariot (and even still today) - J.T. also has other businesses, including his most successful to date: ViUX Systems ( - offering Websites, Domains and Web Hosting for thousands of individuals and small businesses around the world.

Having been interested in Real Estate for many years, Blue Chariot was created just prior to J.T. buying his first Rental Property located in Durham. At the time, it was J.T.'s first thought to hire a Property Manager in the area, so he began searching online for "Durham Property Management" and "Raleigh Property Management" - but he ultimately decided to self-manage, to better learn the business for himself.

Asked about choosing to self-manage his Rental Properties, J.T. stated "There's no better way of learning than to do... So, I immersed myself, essentially giving up entertainment (television, movies, sports, music) for about 3 years, to learn this business in-depth." - J.T. went on to say, "As I added properties and started encountering issues with tenants and various situations, the systems and procedures I put in place over time and the improvements I made to my lease, better tenant screening procedures and enhanced tenant on-boarding processes - It just became an easier and more efficient business for me as I progressed in my knowledge and skills... I became pretty good at both Real Estate Investing and Rental Property Management!"

Now here in 2019, Blue Chariot Management is officially offering the knowledge and skills gained and the team built by J.T. - since Blue Chariot began in 2015. This makes J.T.'s expertise, systems and team available to other Landlords in the area to have Blue Chariot provide their needed Rental Property Management Services. And we use the word "officially" [announcing and offering], because Blue Chariot Management actually started in 2018. But it was previously only promoted through word-of-mouth and referrals, as it did not even have its own website prior to now. In talking about this, J.T. mentioned, "I recently started my [... and Landlord!] Podcast to teach people about Real Estate Investing and being a Landlord. But for those with less time to learn from me and other sources to handle this for themselves - they can now hire me and Blue Chariot Management to do it all for them!"

So you can listen to the [... and Landlord!] Rental Real Estate Investing Podcast to learn how to be a Professional Property Manager. And/or you can hire Jonathan Taylor Smith and Blue Chariot Management to apply the Blue Chariot model of Professional Property Management to your Rental Property in the Raleigh / Durham (Triangle) area of North Carolina.

To this end, show #12 of the [... and Landlord!] Podcast is titled "Elevate your Real Estate Investment - Introducing Blue Chariot Management". This was the Podcast episode in which J.T. first announced Blue Chariot Management to his Podcast listeners. And the reference to "Elevate Your Real Estate Investment" is related to the impact that Professional Property Management should have on your Investment Rental Property. J.T. mentioned "The right Property Manager should pay for themselves in reduced vacancy, less frequent tenant turnover, less tenant conflict, no property damage and other avoided headaches, plus increased rents."

In consulting with J.T. it becomes clear that Professional Property Management can help Rental Property Owners to: select the right tenant / avoid problem tenants; collect rent easily and on time / avoid late rent payments; keep tenants long-term / avoid frequent tenant turnover; get the most rent for the property / avoid loss of potential rental income; have excellent tenant (customer) experience / avoid property damage and evictions; grow your rental portfolio; etc... It goes on and on - the benefits (and avoided hassles and headaches) that Professional Property Management should bring - if you select the right Property Manager.

Who better to select as your Property Manager than someone who owns a double-digit number of Rental Properties nearby themselves, with over 2 decades of familiarity and reputation in the area and years of dedication to perfecting their craft? And who is then freely teaching you how to do the job yourself on his Podcast (demonstrating his expertise in the process) - who you can hire if you don't want to learn and do it all yourself. This is why J.T. is excited to be officially announcing Blue Chariot Management to Landlords in Raleigh-Durham / Triangle, North Carolina.

J.T. and Blue Chariot stand ready to take the lead in North Carolina Property Management... Visit the Website at: https://www.BlueChariot.Management - to get a Rental Analysis Report on your Investment Rental Property and to inquire about Blue Chariot's Property Management Services.


About Blue Chariot:

Blue Chariot, LLC (dba Blue Chariot Homes) is the original Blue Chariot Company of what has become an association of privately held companies related to the businesses of: Real Estate Investing / Residential Re-Development; Rental Property Management & Realty Agency - each owned by Jonathan Taylor Smith. Blue Chariot additionally consists of: Blue Chariot Properties, LLC; Blue Chariot Management, LLC; Blue Chariot Realty, LLC (in association with Keller Williams Preferred Realty); the [... and Landlord!] Podcast by Blue Chariot Media; and other companies and partnerships - all established beginning in 2015.


About ViUX Systems:

ViUX Systems, Inc. ( is a privately held North Carolina Corporation established in 2002 / 2003 by Jonathan Taylor Smith - with the mission to provide individuals and businesses of all types and sizes with the Web / Internet Technology and Software Solutions required to offer their products and services to the world over the Internet with Vision, Understanding, & eXperience in Web Services. Blue Chariot would not exist without ViUX.

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The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it will produce a series of free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.

New York, NY: The Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC (“EMC”) announced today that it will produce a series of free “Virtual Seminars” for the retail energy industry.


EMC will advertise them as “Cyber Tuesdays” online through its social media network, (using Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook), at its conferences, as well as on its website and to its email list of approximately 15,000 retail energy professionals. 


EMC will send out links to the Virtual Seminars after the event takes place so that thousands of retail energy professionals can access the Virtual Seminars free of charge.


EMC will have the Virtual Seminars available on its website as a free and valuable educational tool for the industry.  


The purpose of the Virtual Seminars is to provide a valuable branding opportunity to the Virtual Seminar Sponsors as well as to educate the retail energy industry on a variety of important topics.


The Virtual Seminars will all take place on Tuesdays, hence the term “Cyber Tuesdays”.


“There are more than 100,000 retail energy professionals in the competitive energy industry. Our semi-annual conferences attract between 600 and 700 attendees each time.  Where are the other 99,000 professionals going for information, education, and inspiration?” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of the Energy Marketing Conferences. “EMC will now reach out to a much larger audience and provide people who aspire to have careers in retail energy with valuable information to help them innovate and succeed.”


The next Virtual Seminar will be 30 minutes and will take place on Tuesday June 25th at 11:00am EST and it is entitled “Boost Your CLTV (“Customer Lifetime Value”) using Machine Learning'. It is sponsored by TEG Analytics. The speaker will be Dr. Madalasa Venkataraman, the Chief Data Scientist.  The discussion will center around how retail energy providers can improve the lifetime value of their customers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and it promises to be an enjoyable and educational seminar. 

Who should attend: CEO’s, COO’s, CMO’s and CFO’s of retail energy suppliers should tune into this seminar.  “We are excited to team up with EMC to produce this valuable Virtual Seminar,” said Arvind Nagpal, Founder & CEO, TEG Analytics. “These are exciting times for retail energy professionals to drive profitable growth for their business using the power of AI and ML enabled decision support platform.”

“EMC will be crafting this program to appeal to all levels of retail energy companies including: CEO’s, CMO’s, COO’s, CFO’s as well as managers of divisions, retention managers, sales managers, channel partner managers, customer service personnel and IT professionals,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC. “This program is the first of its kind in the industry and we are excited to make it happen.”


Click HERE to register for FREE.


Log into to see a list of other planned Virtual Seminars that you can participate in free of charge from the comfort of your office or home.

The next Energy Marketing Conference will take place at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City on September 12th 2019.  CLICK HERE to register for the largest retail energy event ever.


ABOUT Energy Marketing Conferences:

Energy Marketing Conferences

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences LLC is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.  The EMC Monthly e-Newsletter goes out to more than 15,000 retail energy executives each month with important articles written by industry professionals. The EMC Virtual Seminars are the newest program of EMC, designed to help educate the industry on a host of topics – free of charge.  Visit for more information.


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Luxury Canal-Front Property Listed by RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos Featured on

RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos announces its newest luxury property, Dragonfly Landing, is now featured on, a leading online platform for international real estate investment opportunities.

Currently listed at U.S. .495 million, Dragonfly Landing is celebrated for its elegant detail and breathtaking views. This beautiful canal-front home offers an expansive 300 feet of crystal-clear turquoise water frontage, including a custom 48-foot concrete dock ideal for boating and water sports enthusiasts.

This five-bedroom residence is located in the renowned community of Leeward. The interior palette draws from a Caribbean motif that perfectly complements the unique beauty of the island. The exterior is an impeccably manicured paradise.

“The attention-to-detail, timeless elegance and inspired landscape of Dragonfly Landing truly set it apart as a coveted investment opportunity,” said Blair MacPherson, broker and co-owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos Islands. “Leeward is well-known for its wonderful canal-front living; Dragonfly Landing is no doubt a statement property that takes this reputation to the next level.”

This home creates the perfect legacy investment through a convergence of livability, location and amenities. The estate can easily accommodate visitors in a spacious guesthouse to the left of the main home and features a saltwater pool, hardwood maple flooring and newly upgraded kitchen appliances.

To view the property on visit For more information regarding Dragonfly Landing, visit our website or contact Blair MacPherson at 649-432-5677 or by email at blair(at)

About RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos: 
The RE/MAX Real Estate Group Turks and Caicos offers unique, luxury real estate opportunities on the islands that are home to Grace Bay Beach, which has been named multiple times as one of the world's best beaches. With breathtaking views, world-class spas and resorts, fine dining, local culture and the awe-inspiring coral reefs, the Turks and Caicos Islands offers unique investment opportunities in a tax-free jurisdiction. 

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MLM Incorporated Named Top Five Best Kitchen Remodeling Contractors in New Orleans

MLM Incorporated announced today that they have been named one of the top five best kitchen remodeling contractors in New Orleans. The distinction was awarded by GC Magazine, a national publication that highlights the best contractors in America, city by city. The magazine staff determines the rankings of contractors in a city by applying a standardized analysis that looks at the scope and history of work, customer reviews, previous awards, recommendations from others in the industry, licenses and more.

MLM Incorporated is one of the highest-rated and best-reviewed construction companies serving New Orleans, Metairie, Baton Rouge, and most of Southeast Louisiana. They specialize in both residential and commercial construction, as well as real estate development. In addition to kitchen remodeling, their residential work includes historic renovationbathroom remodeling and new construction. In 2012, MLM won a Sonata Award as the top bathroom design and remodeling contractor in the region. They maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

"We are really excited to have been awarded this honor from GC Magazine," said Machi Medrzycki, owner of MLM Incorporated. "I think most people know that there are a lot of lists and rankings available in remodeling and construction, like any industry, but GC Magazine is well respected for their broad approach that weighs a lot of different factors. So, to be counted among the best by a professional and thorough organization like that, it's a special honor."

To learn more about MLM Incorporated and their extensive areas of specialization, interested parties can visit http://www.mlm-inc.comor contact MLM Incorporated by phone at 504-322-7050. MLM Incorporated can also be visited in person at 3500 N Causeway Blvd. Ste. 160 in Metairie, LA 70002.

MLM Incorporated is a full-service general contractor based in Metairie, Louisiana. They work on projects throughout the region. MLM Incorporated provides both residential and commercial construction services, including new construction, remodeling, retrofitting, and historic renovation. MLM Incorporated also does real estate development, managing new buildings from conception to completion on behalf of clients.

Posted in: Real Estate,U.S

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty Chosen to List Portland’s Iconic Floating Home on the Willamette River, The Aqua Star

Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has been chosen to list one of Portland’s most iconic floating homes, ‘The Aqua Star.’ Long hailed as an artistic masterpiece in and of itself, the 2,800 square foot home on the Willamette River was listed this week by Jason Mendell, broker, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty.

Fondly named The Aqua Star by owners Buzz and Pam Gorder, the home has been described as a ‘floating fantasy’—like living in a sculpture reminiscent of the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. The Aqua Star was the first home featured on Home and Garden’s Extreme Homes series and has since become a Portlandia icon and has been featured in movies.

The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home was built by current owner, Buzz Gorder, who combined incredible passion, design and innovation to create a retreat style of living incorporating many Well Building features. The one-of-a-kind home boasts bright light and sweeping panoramic views from every room bearing witness to nature interacting with urban living.

This idyllic dream home is perfect for an active lifestyle or enjoying the tranquility of the natural environment from your home. The interior is inspiring with artistic features around every corner with sustainable design components throughout, including silos as domes. For video lifestyle images of this spectacular home click here.

The Aqua Star has 15-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows and offers both secure privacy and scenic flair for a unique living experience. Imagine watching Portland’s famed Christmas ships, spring and fall runs of chinook salmon and enjoying year-round boating, kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddling and swimming out your doorstep. The Aqua Star also offers access to the East Bank Spring trail for cycling, running past Oaks Bottom Natural Preserve to downtown Portland, swimming in the no-wake Holgate Channel, 10-acres of shoreline walking trails, and Sellwood-area restaurants and shops.

“We chose Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty to list our beloved home because of the team’s proven and creative marketing methods—and Jason demonstrates an outside-the-box style that matched our home perfectly,” says Pam Gorder, owner. “The national and international partnerships of Cascade Sotheby’s offer access to global exposure and marketing that the home so richly deserves. We wanted a one-of-a-kind iconic realtor for our one-of-a-kind home. We look forward to finding the next steward who may want to create their own Portlandia experience on the river!”

Other features of this extraordinary property include: 

  • Spacious outdoor decks and dock for boat moorage
  • Light, bright living rooms that bring the outside in
  • Energy Star heating and air conditioning
  • Open concept floor plan
  • Eclectic 3D art sculptures throughout, specially created for the home
  • Expansive windows that soak in all levels of day & night
  • Whimsical touches delight, from leopard print countertops to brightly colored walls
  • Ample space for an additional ‘Tinder’ or ADU to be built on the opposite dock
  • Relax in nature on this calming ‘liquid lot’
  • Ample space for gatherings, the current owner once hosted an event that had over 200 attendees


About Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

For over a decade, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty has been an innovative leader in the regional residential real estate market. Our brokers are passionate masters of their craft, combining local expertise and global connections to set the standard for real estate guidance in Oregon and SW Washington. We have grown and evolved in rhythm with market and technology advancements and seen significant progress and change in our communities. Along the way, we have never lost sight of what inspires us—the endless beauty and distinct landscape of our remarkable place here in the Pacific Northwest. It is this deep—almost sacred—sense of place that we share with our clients and compels us to accompany them on the journey to buying or selling a home. Cascade Sotheby’s is powered by the global prestige, heritage and fortitude of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand. In an ever-changing real estate market, that gives us staying power. Today, we have 12 offices and nearly 300 brokers that form the most expansive luxury and lifestyle real estate network in the Pacific Northwest. This exceptional team of brokers all share one belief—your best life begins with a home that inspires you.

For more on this stunning and unique property, contact Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Jason Mendell, at 503-349-4711.

Media Contact: Claudia Johnson, 503-799-2220

Posted in: Home & Garden,Real Estate,U.S

ZOM Living Sells 366-Unit Luxury Garden Apartments in Tampa

ZOM Living, in partnership with affiliates of The Mattoni Group and New York-based Clarion Partners, LLC on behalf of a commingled fund managed by the firm, recently sold AZOLA Apartments, a 366-unit multifamily apartment community located within the Brandon area of Hillsborough County to an affiliate of institutional investor Nuveen Real Estate.

Azola at Magnolia Park was completed in Fall 2018. With convenient access to downtown Tampa, the beaches, shopping, and major employment centers, Azola Apartments are spread across 25 acres and feature well-appointed one, two, and three bedroom units in a variety of floor plans ranging from 704 to 1,457 square feet, with private yards and hard surface flooring in select units. A large resident community center and on-site amenities include a club room with cyber café, game room with virtual sports simulator, dog park and dog spa, state-of-the-art fitness center complete with cardio and cycling studio, as well as a boxing ring. The clubhouse is adjacent to an oak hammock and lushly landscaped grounds, which feature a resort-style pool with beach entry, private cabanas and grilling station.

“Azola’s community orientation and design aesthetics contributed to strong absorption of 30 apartments per month and we achieved top tier rental rates for the submarket,“ said Kyle Clayton, Senior Vice President, ZOM Living. “This was our first venture with ZOM, and to combine with Clarion Partners made for a terrific ownership team,’” added Ricardo Caporal, Founder and President of Mattoni Group. “We are very pleased with the result, and also adding this fine project to the Brandon/Riverview community.”

"Sole at Brandon, as now rebranded, offers luxury interiors and resort amenities at mid-level rents in one of the fastest growing submarkets in Tampa. The property is immediately adjacent to I-75 and the Selmon Expressway, providing connectivity to Downtown, Westshore Business District and other major employment entertainment centers within minutes. We are looking forward to continue expanding our housing platform in the main Florida MSAs as part of our investment strategy,” said Carlos A. Burneo, Senior Director at Nuveen Real Estate and lead for Housing in Florida

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) exclusively represented the seller in the disposition. “ZOM’s ability to deliver best-in-class product in one of Tampa's fastest growing submarkets allowed for a very successful lease-up," said Patrick Dufour, NKF Vice-Chairman.

About ZOM Living 
ZOM Living is one of the most highly regarded luxury multifamily developers in the United States, and has joint ventured or directly developed nearly 21,000 apartment units nationwide, with an aggregate value of over Billion. Throughout its 40-year history, ZOM has garnered more than 170 industry awards for project design and development expertise, including the prestigious National Multifamily Development Firm of the Year award. Most recently, ZOM Living was ranked in the top 10 of national Multifamily Development Firms for 2018 by Multi- Housing News.

ZOM has 6,000 units currently under construction or in design/predevelopment throughout the U.S., with a total capitalization of .9 Billion. For more information on ZOM’s multifamily portfolio, visit

About Nuveen Real Estate 
Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest investment managers in the world with 8 billion of assets under management. Managing a suite of funds and mandates, across both public and private investments, and spanning both debt and equity across diverse geographies and investment styles, we provide access to every aspect of real estate investing. With over 80 years of real estate investing experience and more than 500 employees located across over 20 cities throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, the platform offers unparalleled geographic reach, which is married with deep sector expertise.

About Mattoni Group 
Founded in 2009, Mattoni Group is a private equity real estate investment firm that specializes in placing equity and debt with experienced operating and development partners working on transformative projects. The firm has built a national reputation for transparency, reliability, flexibility, and velocity in acquiring and financing real assets. Mattoni Group exists to be the bridge between best in class managers/operators and investor capital. Mattoni’s current portfolio and realized investments consist of a diversified mix of real estate assets including multi-family, office, retail, industrial, and specialty product types.

About Clarion Partners 
Clarion Partners LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser with FCA-authorized and FINRA member affiliates, has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for more than 36 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm maintains strategically located offices across the United States and Europe. With approximately billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its 350+ domestic and international institutional investors. More information about the firm is available at

About Newmark Knight Frank 
Newmark Knight Frank ("NKF"), operated by Newmark Group, Inc. ("Newmark Group") (NASDAQ: NMRK), is one of the world's leading and most trusted commercial real estate advisory firms, offering a complete suite of services and products for both owners and occupiers. Together with London-based partner Knight Frank and independently-owned offices, NKF's 16,000 professionals operate from approximately 430 offices on six continents. For further information, visit

Posted in: Real Estate,U.S

RealtyTech Set to Expand Their IDX Software Into Bakersfield Market

Integrating the real estate marketplace with current digital marketing trends and strategies is at the heart of RealtyTech, Inc.’s mission--a company making strides in real estate software since 2002. The Thousand Oaks-based real estate software provider is releasing their IDX platform solution to Golden Empire MLS in Bakersfield, CA, which is an up and coming market for buyers and sellers alike. In recent years, Bakersfield has become a highly desirable residential location with a sizeable working class, making the real estate market competitive and in need of IDX software and a viable Multiple Listings Service. Real estate professionals must join the Bakersfield Association of Realtors to become a member of the local MLS.

For over 15 years, RealtyTech has continuously developed digital lead generation tools and assets to help real estate professionals succeed in an ever-changing market. Offering websites for agents and entire brokerages, integrated IDX home searches, SEO services, and other digital marketing solutions, RealtyTech helps real estate professionals harness the potential of search engine marketing and online lead generation, so new and established agents can grow their business and increase their ROI.

A few of the company’s achievements include the adoption of HTTPS protocol to secure their realtors’ websites and demonstrate quality assurance to web visitors and potential clients, the Agent123 Websites platform, and the development and launch of their Apex IDX listing service. Expansion into the Bakersfield area is a new initiative that will benefit both the local market and RealtyTech, Inc. itself. With the use of a geo-targeted MLS and IDX software, Bakersfield real estate professionals can increase their online leads and thrive in the growing local market. As of the 2019 census, Bakersfield is an extremely populated city boasting 380,874 citizens within 151 square miles. Moreover, the growing abundance of young adults and Millennials residing in California cities, with Bakersfield being no exception, illustrate the tremendous potential for the real estate market with many first-time buyers looking for their dream home.

Richard Uzelac, CEO of RealtyTech, says about the company’s growth into a new regional market: "We are excited to provide our digital marketing services and software to the wonderful real estate professionals in Bakersfield." Uzelac adds, “RealtyTech services allow a client to access the most efficient, effective real estate products and user-experience that home buyers and sellers are looking for right now." Critically acclaimed by business critics as well, RealtyTech, Inc. has received an A+ Better Business Bureau rating for their outstanding performance and commitment to integrity.

About RealtyTech, Inc. 
Based out of Thousand Oaks, CA RealtyTech, Inc. offers professional websites for real estate agents and brokerages as well as IDX home search software that shows listings and available properties in real-time to potential buyers online. Since 2002, RealtyTech, Inc. has remained committed to offering savvy software solutions and digital marketing strategies that give real estate professionals an online platform optimized for generating more leads and revenue. RealtyTech, Inc. keeps new and established real estate professionals on the cutting-edge for their digital marketing and advertising strategies. For more information on their software solutions and other packages, contact their team for a free consultation at (805) 413-7888 or visit

Posted in: Real Estate,U.S

Energy Marketing Conferences announced the winners of the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award”

Energy Marketing Conferences announced the winners of the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award”.

The three awards were presented at its eleventh semi-annual Retail Energy Marketing Conference held at the Houston Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas on April 2nd 2019.  

The Energy Marketing Conference featured a sell-out crowd of more than 600 attendees, 45 sponsors, a sold-out exhibit hall packed with 50 of the best exhibitors, more than 50 well-known industry professionals speaking on six interactive panels, ten executive workshops, a networking breakfast, luncheon and reception with live music.

The conference was the largest gathering of retail energy professionals in North America ever.

The panels included: “Successful Channel Partnerships”; “Show me the Money: How Distributed Resources make everyone more profitable”, New Competitive Markets: Foreign and Domestic”, Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies in Retail Energy”, and the CEO Round Table focused on growth, expansion and overcoming obstacles that are in the way.

Sponsored by LED Plus USA and TrustedTPV, the nominees for the 2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award were: Agway, Direct Energy, Eligo Energy, Engie, Griddy, Just Energy, and NRG.  And the winner was Griddy. Emily Cipes accepted the award on behalf of the company.

 “The nominees for the Most Innovative Marketer Award were all extremely creative, but the industry selected Griddy for its overall value proposition for customers. They clearly broke the mold,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC and CEO of TrustedTPV.

Sponsored by Arise Digital Marketing, the nominees for the 2018 REP of the Year Award were: Constellation, Eligo Energy, Engie, Just Energy, NRG, Shell and Tomorrow Energy.  The winner was NRG and all its brands.  Kelly Fay accepted the award.

“The seven nominees for the REP of the Year Award are all leaders in the field, but NRG has proven again that their portfolio of brands led the retail energy industry across the board in so many categories,” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Capital, LED Plus and Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC.  

Sponsored by Crius Energy, the nominees for the 2018 Vendor of the Year Award were: EC Infosystems, energy Services Group, Feller Law Group, Powwr, the Retail Energy Supply Association, Shell Energy, TrustedTPV, and Znalytics.  The winner was RESA – the Retail Energy Supply Association.

The nominees and winners of all three awards were voted on by the industry itself as EMC teamed up ERCG to produce a first-ever industry vote on the awards,” said Doueck. “This was a democratic process and Larry and I wish congratulations to all the nominees on a great 2018”.

The next Energy Marketing Conference takes place on September 12th at the Midtown Hilton Hotel in New York City.

To watch the video from a previous Energy Marketing Conference in New York click here:

About Energy Marketing Conferences:

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.

Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance Market,Real Estate,Retail

FD Stonewater Closes Sale of Mission Critical Aviation Maintenance Facility

FD Stonewater announced today that the company recently completed the disposition of a single-tenant property located on the grounds of the Grand Junction Regional Airport in Grand Junction, Colo. The company acquired the property in a joint venture along with P&L Properties and Lynxs Group in April 2015 as part of the firm’s single-tenant strategy. The facility was fully leased at the time of acquisition on a long-term net basis.

The 30.6-acre site included a 229,744 square foot airport hangar facility housing an industry-leading aviation maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) service provider. The seven-building facility is an FAA-authorized, Class 4 repair station, able to service all makes and models of large metal aircraft. Key investment attributes included the asset’s attractive, long-term lease and the tenant’s market-leading reputation.

FD Stonewater and their JV partners were initially attracted to the opportunity due to the long-term cash yields combined the tenant’s strong business prospects, along with the facility’s strategic location and mission critical functions.

During the hold period, the company renegotiated the tenant’s lease expiration date and renewal options to align with a restructured ground lease, which resulted in significant value to potential buyers. Multiple bids were received during the competitive process. The JV partners settled on a public REIT buyer who closed on an extremely aggressive timeline.

Andrew Schwartzman, a Principal at FD Stonewater, noted, “This was an extremely successful transaction for all parties involved. We’d like to thank our JV partners at P&L Properties and Lynxs Group who were instrumental throughout the deal. We knew going into this acquisition that it was a unique endeavor, but we were optimistic about the potential and confident that we had aligned ourselves with strong partners to implement and execute a robust business plan for the asset.”

About FD Stonewater 
FD Stonewater is a boutique real estate investment, development, brokerage, and advisory firm headquartered in Arlington, VA. The firm’s leadership has a collective track record of more than billion of transactions, including over 45 million square feet of leases, 21 build-to-suit projects completed, and over 0 million of assets currently under management.

Posted in: Real Estate,U.S

Julio Gonzalez, CEO of Engineered Tax Services is Elected as National Finance Chairman for RNHA

Republican National Hispanic Assembly Elects New Board Members and Grows its National Leadership Team.

The Board provides the organizational leadership required to carry out the mission. They promote the fundamental principles and values of republicanism throughout the Hispanic American community in the United States.

The National Finance Chairman will be Julio Gonzalez, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Engineered Tax Services, Inc., a nationally licensed engineering firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida with 15 offices nationwide and over 140 employees and consultants. ETS works with many of the Top 100 CPA firms and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

Julio is a well-respected leader in his field, as well as in the tax reform world. Amongst many of his talents, Julio has an extensive track record of speaking at national events on topics such as cost segregation, historic tax credits, opportunity zone, research and development, and emerging tax programs.

About Republican National Hispanic Assembly 
The RNHA is an American political organization founded in 1967 that was formally recognized by the RNC a few years later. Its purpose is to develop and effectively educate a strong Republican Hispanic constituency throughout the nation. The participation of citizens of Hispanic heritage in the American political process and the Republican Party is critical; we encourage able and qualified Americans who are registered Republican voters, to seek office at all levels of government.

About ETS 
Engineered Tax Services, Inc. (ETS) is a licensed engineering firm that focuses on federal, state, and local tax benefits. Founder and CEO, Julio Gonzalez, is an expert in tax reform whose strong presence is helping define our current tax laws. Under Gonzalez's guidance and true insight into how the industry is shaping, Engineered Tax Services is one of the largest, fastest growing, and most innovative engineering, energy, and specialty tax credit services firm in the country. Visit us at

Posted in: Education,Real Estate,Services

Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced today the nominees for the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award

Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC announced today the nominees for the “2018 Retail Energy Provider of the Year Award”, the “2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award” and the “2018 Vendor of the Year Award”.

The three awards will be presented at its tenth semi-annual Retail Energy Marketing Conference being held at the Houston Hyatt Regency Downtown in Houston, Texas on April 2nd 2019.  

The theme of the Energy Marketing Conference will be ‘Relationships vs. Transactions’ and it will feature 45 sponsors, a sold-out exhibit hall packed with 50 of the best exhibitors, more than 50 well-known industry professionals speaking on six interactive panels, 10 executive workshops, a networking breakfast, luncheon and reception with live music.

More than 600 attendees from all over the country are looking forward to hearing over 50 panelists and speakers.  The conference will be the largest gathering of retail energy professionals in North America.

The panels include: “Successful Channel Partnerships”; “Show me the Money: How Distributed Resources make everyone more profitable”, New Competitive Markets: Foreign and Domestic”, Blockchain and Other Emerging Technologies in Retail Energy”, and the CEO Round Table focusing on growth, expansion and overcoming obstacles that are in the way.

The breakfast, luncheon, breaks and cocktail reception have all been designed to allow participants to maximize their learning and networking opportunities.

Sponsored by LED Plus USA and TrustedTPV, the nominees for the 2018 Most Innovative Marketer Award are: Agway, Direct Energy, Eligo Energy, Engie, Griddy, Just Energy, and NRG.

 “The nominees for the Most Innovative Marketer Award have all created new programs, differentiated products offerings, bundled services, and overall improved customer experience,” said Larry Leikin, Co-Founder of EMC and CEO of TrustedTPV.

Sponsored by Arise Digital Marketing, the nominees for the 2018 REP of the Year Award are: Constellation, Eligo Energy, Engie, Just Energy, NRG, Shell and Tomorrow Energy.  

“The nominees for the REP of the Year Award are seven companies who have exemplified real leadership in the retail energy industry,” said Jack Doueck, Co-Founder of Advanced Energy Capital, LED Plus and Energy Marketing Conferences, LLC.  

Sponsored by Crius Energy, the nominees for the 2018 Vendor of the Year Award are: EC Infosystems, energy Services Group, Feller Law Group, Powwr, the Retail Energy Supply Association, Shell Energy, TrustedTPV, and Znalytics.  

The nominees and winners of all three awards were voted on by the industry itself as EMC teamed up ERCG to produce a first-ever industry vote on the awards,” said Doueck. “This was a democratic process and Larry and I wish congratulations to all the nominees on a great 2018”.

This promises to be an event that can’t be missed for professionals in the retail energy space.

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To register for the Energy Marketing Conference visit:

To watch the video from a previous Energy Marketing Conference in New York click here:

To watch the video from a previous Energy Marketing Conference in Houston, click here:

About Energy Marketing Conferences:

The mission of Energy Marketing Conferences is to provide the competitive energy industry with exciting conferences in premium locations at extremely affordable prices. The goal of the conferences is to bring together hundreds of energy companies, utilities, marketers, vendors and suppliers in the competitive energy industry to network and learn more about our industry. EMC is the largest gathering of retail energy executives in North America and it takes place twice a year: Houston Texas in the Spring and New York City in the Fall.


Posted in: Business,Energy & Environment,Finance Market,Real Estate,Technology

AEC provides a ,500,000 factoring facility for Canadian-based property maintenance company

Advanced Energy Capital provided a factoring line for Pristine Property Management, Ltd (PPM) to enhance their working capital position. Pristine Property Maintenance is a mid-size company that has years of experience providing grounds-keeping and landscape maintenance services throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Their focus and expertise lies largely in the grounds and snow and ice maintenance for condominium townhomes and municipal properties.

  The 1,500,000 facility was completed and funded on January 17, 2019 and provided significant working capital over and above Pristine’s incumbent lender’s line of credit.

“As a company that invoices in advance of our service and under long term contracts, we needed a capital provider who was comfortable with our operating history to structure a working capital facility that provides us the ongoing capital to propel PPM to the next level.” said Adam Watson, CEO of Pristine.

“Adam’s cooperation, history of corporate success and blueprint for long term growth made our job easy in closing and funding this cross-border transaction” Reported Richard Rudy, Principal at AEC.  “We look forward to a long term relationship with Adam and PPM as they continue to execute on their business plan” said Steven Feldman, Managing Director of AEC.

About AEC:
AEC is a commercial finance company which provides working capital financing ranging from 0,000 to ,000,000 to small and middle market manufacturers, distributors, and service companies nationwide. Based in New York, AEC is committed to helping businesses increase their capacity for business transactions. AEC’s programs provide companies with capital in a fraction of the time it would take to process a loan through the bank and in many cases provide significantly higher proceeds than the traditional factoring companies and asset-based lenders, while taking on assignments the traditional commercial finance market ignores.

Posted in: Finance,Finance Market,News & Current Affairs,Real Estate,U.S Launches New Retirement Channel to Help Chinese Spend Their Golden Years Overseas, the No. 1 Chinese international property platform that reaches 3.1 million Chinese consumers per month, has launched a new Retirement and Lifestyle Channel on its website, dedicated to giving its Chinese users information and real estate listings related to retirement living and property buying abroad.

The new channel is the last element of’s fourth-quarter 2018 new product push. In total, has launched five new channels focused around buyer intentions in just two months: commercial property, emigration, education, investment, and retirement plus lifestyle. The retirement channel can be found at: CEO and Director Carrie Law said:

“The four top reasons Chinese retire overseas are affordability, medical care, family, and lifestyle. They can find real estate and daily expenses to be more affordable. They can access more advanced health care. They can be near children and grandchildren who are already living internationally. And they can enjoy themselves by choosing a place that has the weather, environmental quality, and lifestyle they desire.

“With this new channel, they have at their fingertip homes in all the world’s best places to retire. Developers shouldn’t miss this opportunity to introduce their projects to Chinese consumers based on targeted demographics and lifestyle

“Some recent content on the retirement channel includes an analysis of the world-rankings-leading Dutch pension system, a listing for a 5-bedroom oceanfront mansion in the California city of Newport Beach, an analysis of the pros and cons of retiring in Thailand, news about the 17th Shanghai Overseas Investment and Immigration Fair, news about a Canadian proposal to curtail birthright citizenship, and tips on outfitting a new home in Australia.

“Within 11 years, there will be 340 million Chinese aged 60 or above. That’s more than the present population of the entire United States. The potential audience for this channel is even larger than just those who are already at retirement age. We know that most people begin planning and investing for retirement in their 40s and 50s.

### Most Popular Countries for Chinese Retiring Overseas

“The countries that are most popular for Chinese retirees are the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Most older Chinese want to live near their children and grandchildren, and these are the countries with the largest Chinese immigrant populations.

“Malaysia has the My Second Home program that gives foreign retirees renewable, 10-year visas if they can meet relatively modest financial requirements. They need to have liquid assets of about US,000 and have a monthly income of about ,500. Malaysia offers a high quality of life at a low expense, quality health care and easy access back to China.

“Thailand has a one-year renewable visa for retirees over 50 years of age. It requires that you have only about US,000 in liquid assets. Thailand is close to China and within several years should be connected by a fast rail link that will make traveling back and forth much more convenient. Thai cities like Chiang Mai are already popular with Chinese retirees.

“The Philippines offers a retirement visa for people as young as 35 and in exchange for nothing more than depositing US,000 in an approved Philippine bank. The cost of living is very low at less than US,500 per month. In Manila the standard of health care is high.

"With the fast launch of these new channels, our Digital Team proved themselves the best in the industry. These five new channels went from conception to implementation in only two months. That helps our users. It helps our advertisers reach the right users in the most cost-effective way.

"With these new channels we hope to limit the number of clicks that separate users from the information and listings they are looking for. That should improve their experience. It should also lead to even better results for our customers in the form of awareness, enquiries, and transactions. We're keeping the search box and also giving consumers other ways of finding what they need.”

Posted in: Lifestyle,Real Estate,Website & Blog

Fruitful 2018 Heralds Positive Change for Signature Gives Back, Inc.

Signature Gives Back, Inc. (SGB), the philanthropic outreach of The Signature Real Estate Companies (Signature), has continued its growth pattern in 2018, garnering the national attention of charities interested in its grassroots approach and participating REALTOR® volunteerism. SGB’s goodwill measures up to a report from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), a December study indicating REALTORS®, in general, donate more money than the average American to charitable causes/organizations.

SGB has been very active with various fundraisers addressing real-time needs, including the tragedies at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Parkland, FL, and Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, PA, and the housing expenses of two families devastated by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. SGB has been proactive as well, addressing the continual needs for volunteers and funding for local charities and causes.

Its most successful 2018 event, SGB’s Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament, Nov. 8, 2018 at Gleneagles Country Club, Delray Beach (to benefit both SGB and UnLIMBited Foundation), was wildly popular with participating golfers and Cocktail Reception attendees from Signature and the greater South Florida community.

“Our golfers enjoyed themselves immensely and expressed their appreciation as to how organized and entertaining the event was, especially considering that it was our inaugural tournament, says Event Co-Chair Jack Jaiven. He attributes the event’s rousing success to his hard-working and creative team, including Event Co-Chairs Ivan M Benjamin, Jr., Melainey Gunning, Robert Gleichenhaus and Wendy Pressner, who worked tirelessly for the worthiest of causes: children and their families.

Auction Chairs Gayle Elliott, Judith LeComte, Rachel Gleichenhaus, and Sung Knowles produced a “beautifully arranged Silent Auction that included several valuable travel packages, attractive golf foursomes, sports memorabilia, and many other valuable delights,” says Jaiven. A number of signed celebrity auction items curated by the Signature team---including those donated by a bandmember of Judas Priest and golf great Jack Nicklaus---were the centerpieces that anchored the highly successful live auction.

Produced in a brief five-month window, SGB’s charity golf tournament netted more than ,000, a standout achievement for the relatively young 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit. SGB awarded a significant grant from the event proceeds to the UnLIMBited Foundation’s “Tommy Fund.” Tommy Morrissey, the renowned 8-year-old, one-arm golf prodigy, who was Guest of Honor at the tournament, was featured by local ESPN and WPTV-5 news shortly after the event.

Earlier in the year, SGB dedicated three grants, to KidSafe Foundation, Wayne Barton Study Center, and one that was life changing to the family of a teenage survivor of the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The group continues to collect from the sales of its #PittsburghStrong #EndHate wristbands for the surviving family members of those killed during an anti-Semitic attack on members of the Tree of Life Congregation.

With recognition and gratitude for the exceptional leadership and dedication of Wendy Pressner (former SGB Committee Co-Chair) during her nearly three-year tenure, Jaiven, Executive Vice President of The Signature Real Estate Companies and Vice President of SGB’s Board of Directors, recently welcomed Dana Levy and Karen Evans as his two new SGB Committee Co-Chairs; The trio has initiated a number of new strategies for selecting its charitable causes for future grants.

With its pulse on the health and well-being of South Florida’s individuals and families, SGB continues to “Be the Change You Wish to See in This World.” For more trending info, please visit, and email

Posted in: Business,Real Estate

Kalyan Developers Offering Well Built Apartments and Flats at Competitive Prices

A subsidiary of Kalyan Jewellers Group, one of the leading jewellers in India and the Middle East with a turnover in excess of INR 10,000 crore, Kalyan Developers takes the trust and quality assurance of its parent company to the next level. Standing as one of the greatest developers with 10 lakh square feet of development to its credit, the builder offers a wide range of apartments, villas and flats for sale at different locations in Kerala that include Thrissur, Trivandrum, Kottayam and Kochi respectively at competitive prices. 

With the intent to put some light on the real estate development and housing solutions that Kalyan Developers offer, one of the senior executives working with it stated, "We emulate the reputation of our parent company that has been earned over the years. We lead the real estate industry in Kerala and this owes much to our uncompromising resolve to build flats, villas and luxury apartments that are sheer eye candies. However, we don't ask customers to spend exorbitantly to own and live in homes that they have always dreamt of."

Owing to the extensive experience, efforts, dedication, perseverance and adherence to industry best practices, Kalyan Developers like Kalyan Jewellers has built trust among the customers. This has enabled the company to make inroads into the real estate industry and remain in the leading position in four cities of Kerala that include Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin, Thrissur and Kottayam respectively. At the moment, the firm has 5 lakh square feet of area under development and adding various projects that it has completed by the end of 2017 takes the overall built-up area tally to 10 lakh square feet. This speaks volume about the dedication and success of the company. 

When asked about the availability of premium apartments in Kottayam, the senior executive further stated, "What makes our flats, apartments and villas sell like hot cakes is the fact that each construction exudes luxury, indulgence, opulence and flaunts marvellous architecture. Same is the case with each of our construction in Kalyan Sapphire, which is located at Peroorkada. All the properties are built on prime locations and are aimed to fulfil the dreams of people to own homes at special locations."

Another piece of sheer opulence and architectural marvel that comes from the house of Kalyan Developers is Kalyan Marvella Apartments. These apartments are elegantly crafted houses and are aimed at providing a life of understated luxury. Constructed at a very convenient location and in the heart of Girinagar city, Kochi, Kalyan Marvella is just 750 meters away from the metro station, which makes it easily accessible. Therefore, those who are looking for well-built apartments for sale in Kochi can count on Kalyan Developers.

About Kalyan Developers
Kalyan Developers is a sister concern of Kalyan Jewellery – a name that needs no introduction. However, the former is known for offering meticulously detailed and painstakingly built flats, villas and apartments for sale in four cities of Kerala that include Trivandrum, Kochi, Thrissur and Kottayam. Therefore, those looking to own well-built apartments for sale in Trivandrum should consider exploring the options that Kalyan Developers offer.

Posted in: Real Estate

Excelerat - A Google Connect Event on Digital Marketing

An estate agent’s website is their most important office. The footfall there is far higher than for any high street branch and with the market slowing, it is this reality that is pushing the most innovative traditional estate agents to embrace digital marketing and find ways to grow.

At an event hosted at Google’s central London headquarters on Tuesday 15th May, global award-winning agency Fountain Partnership and the leading UK live chat conversion experts Yomdel explored best practice digital marketing strategies employed by some of the fastest growing UK estate agents.

Attendees, who included senior executives from Knight Frank, Hunters, Carter Jones, SDL Group, Miles & Barr, Arun Estates and many more, heard presentations from the two companies -- as well as a terrific insight from Google itself – to paint a picture of low cost, high impact digital marketing strategies for estate agents.

“Yomdel and Fountain began working together on EweMove in 2014, and since then we have developed unique approaches to generating quality traffic and then turning that traffic into high-converting new business opportunities,” said Yomdel Founder, Andy Soloman. “It’s a complete no-brainer for any business – invest in getting the right clicks as well as ensuring you also put in place the ability to maximise conversion.”

The programme for the evening heard key note sessions from Andy Soloman, Fountain’s Head of Digital Alice Rose, and Roxanne Brownlee from Google.

The event was exclusive invite-only, and attendees besides being able to visit the impressive Google HQ, went away with ideas on how to carve out competitive advantage and maximise ROI through digital investment.

Alice Rose, the Head of Digital at Fountain spoke of proven digital marketing strategies for estate agents and outlined the best way to drive new business in a short space of time. She also took the audience through the most effective strategies for growth, prioritising the lowest cost with the highest return on investment.

"The Estate Agency Industry has faced a lot of disruption over recent years with the rise of online and hybrid agents, Brexit and now GDPR. Today we've shared our proven roadmap for success, discussing the one thing all Estate Agents should invest in now, as well as 4 top tips for rapid growth in 2018." 

Andy Soloman spoke of how to transform distracted website visitors into loyal customers through bringing human interaction online and then delivering an exceptional digital customer experience.

“We live in an age of distraction where people expect immediate answers to questions and if we are not there to help at exactly the time they need it, they will go elsewhere”, he said.  Andy explained how intelligently targeted managed live chat can significantly multiply results achieved via digital marketing channels. “Conversion can increase 50% or more,” he said.

Yomdel can be used on any website for online sales, lead generation or customer service and support. As well as live chat, Yomdel sets itself apart from competitors by offering extra services such as taking visitors direct from chat into phone calls, SMS engagements, integrations into CRM platforms and Google Analytics. “There are other live chat providers out there, but Yomdel is unique in the way we partner with clients to deliver the very best results,” says Andy. “Our technical platforms are built based on my experience as a former Reuters foreign correspondent and editor, and speed and accuracy are essential. We are continuing to innovate and invest in our services to help clients grow faster.”

Google was represented by Roxanne Brownley who works with Google’s high-performance clients on their growth ambitions discussed how to future proof your business in a changing landscape. She also stressed the importance of getting the Brilliant Basics right to stay ahead of the competition. The event was introduced by event compere Rachel Murray from Fountain.

For more information about how the Yomdel can benefit your organisation, contact our team on 01403 616 000 or email


Yomdel is based in Billingshurst, West Sussex. It was the first company in the UK to offer intelligent 24/7 managed live chat operator services. The service is used by over 2,000 UK estate agents, including Fine & Country, Chestertons and Belvoir, as well as many businesses in other sectors spanning finance, legal, automotive, construction, events and many more. Yomdel services can be used on any website for online sales, lead generation or customer service and support.

 Fountain Partnership

Fountain Partnership is a globally recognised digital marketing agency with offices in London and Norwich. The Partnership founded almost nine years ago has developed a unique, numbers-based methodology which takes the risk out of digital marketing for its clients. This approach led to Fountain winning the Google Premier Partner Award for Best Search Performance last year, beating thousands of marketing agencies from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


Andy Soloman, Yomdel Founder & CEO, is available for interviews on +44 (0)7928 542917 or 

 Dan Bell

Marketing & Events Manager at Fountain Partnership


T:  020 3325 6681 M: 07843 692738

Ambrose Harcourt
Yomdel PR
Tel: 01403 616000

For more on how Yomdel helps businesses grow and generates leads please visit or call on 01403 616000

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Cummins Selects Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana for Regional DC

Cummins Selects Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana for Regional DC Agility facility to stock parts for Cummins regional operations in West Africa ACCRA, Ghana – May 22, 2018 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center.

Cummins, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engines, generators, filtration and associated engine components, will use the facility to stock and distribute a range of over 10,000 spare parts for Cummins operations across West Africa.

Cummins joins other multinationals and small and medium-sized Ghanaian companies that have chosen the Agility Warehouse Park at Tema because its secure, convenient location provides international standard warehousing and services for their West African operations.

Location was a significant factor in Cummins’ selection. The Agility park is eight kilometers from Ghana’s main seaport and is adjacent to the Aflao highway connecting Ghana to Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria.

Felix Bani, Cummins Operations Manager – Central Supply Chain Operations (CSCO), said: “Product distribution can be fast-tracked, either by road, sea or air. By choosing the Agility Warehouse Park, Cummins has addressed one of the biggest constraints to companies doing business in West Africa – the lack of quality infrastructure.”

Bani said Cummins was also attracted to the facility because it meets international environmental standards and features eco-friendly construction materials. Agility used energy efficient roof and side insulated panels; wind-driven roof fans; skylights for natural lighting; LED and energy-saving bulbs; and solar-powered streetlights. The site will recycle paper, plastic, metal, and carton waste. It provides eco-friendly waste management services and carbon footprint reporting.

The Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana is part of a network of international standard warehouse parks that Agility is funding and developing across key markets in Africa to support the development of domestic and regional trade.

Geoffrey White, CEO Agility Africa, said, “We believe that the provision of international standard warehouses in Africa for storage, distribution and light manufacturing is one of the fundamental building blocks necessary for economic growth. The Agility Warehouse Parks enable companies, whether multinationals such as Cummins, or small and medium enterprises, to access quality infrastructure easily, quickly and cost effectively.”

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with more than .6 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including customs digitization, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

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About Cummins Inc.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business segments that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.A.), since its founding in 1919, Cummins currently employs approximately 58,600 people committed to powering a more prosperous world. Cummins serves customers in about 190 countries and territories through a network of some 500 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 7,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned billion on sales of .4 billion in 2017. Press releases can be found on the Web at

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Real Estate Blockchain Platform METRUMCOIN Announces Pre-sale

METRUMCOIN — is a new generation digital Real Estate market platform that unites B2B, C2C and B2C into a single worldwide net designed for simplicity of use.

About the platform

METRUMCOIN —  a multifunctioning, multilevel platform based on the Blockchain technology with the use of iDeals (the next generation of smart contracts). The platform is capable of bringing any participants’ business processes to life.  The main purpose of the platform is to remove geographical, bureaucratic and transactional barriers, while uniting all participants within a single digital space for the international RE market. It substantially simplifies the activities of buyers, brokers, investors, developers, construction companies, and all those who consider the RE business their lifestyle. We are making the market available in just a few clicks. Transparency, speed and safety are in METRUMCOIN’s DNA.

About the project

The idea of METRUMCOIN project belongs to Mr. Telman Abbasov, a specialist with more than 25 years of real estate experience, and the President of the World Council of Developers and Investors FIABCI 2015-2017. The project was presented to the public at significant industry events such as "MIPIM-2017" in Cannes and "BlokTex-2017" in Kuala Lumpur. It has sparked great interest among RE specialists, as well experts from the IT industry. A team of highly qualified RE specialists determines company strategy. In addition, leading international experts assist METRUMCOIN. In 2017, we obtained a patent, which protects our methodology for attracting investments in real estate objects with the help of crypto-instruments.

Why to participate?

Real Estate allows quick and safe capital investment. Unlike other assets, RE assets do not devalue. We are offering unprecedented opportunities for conducting business both online and offline. Never before has conducting deals and transactions in the RE market been so easy!  But that’s not all. Early participants of the project are guaranteed a 20% discount for purchase of METRUMS token.

Every single investment you make is your personal contribution towards the evolution of the RE market in the 21st century, as well as contributing to the project that will forever change the way business is conducted. 

For further information about our project and technical details of the platform we recommend looking at the Roadmap  and White paper.

Join METRUMCOIN’s pre-sale, and become the key to global RE market transformation

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