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WAV Group's Kevin Hawkins Accepted Into Forbes Real Estate Council
SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2017 -- Kevin Hawkins, President of WAV Group Communications, has been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry. Hawkins, award-winning strategic communications veteran, joins other Forbes Real Estate Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and gain access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com. Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits, and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support. Hawkins, who runs the public relations and strategic marketing communications division for the WAV Group, Inc., based in Arroyo Grande, California, said, "It is vital for real estate companies today to build trust through effective communications and becoming part of the Forbes Real Estate Council and having an opportunity to significantly raise awareness about the importance of strategic communication is energizing," said Hawkins. "The visibility and networking opportunities the Forbes Real Estate Council provides is truly unique and our hope at the WAV Group is that it will expand our reach within an industry we know deeply," he added. Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, "We are honored to welcome Kevin Hawkins into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world." Named one of real estate's most influential leaders for 2017 by Inman News, the number one real estate news site, Hawkins leads the WAV Group's efforts to expand and deepen the communications services provided to leading Multiple Listing Services, REALTOR® Associations, top real estate brokerages, and real estate technology firms. Victor Lund and Marilyn Wilson, two of the most well-known and respected business consultants in real estate, run WAV GROUP, which they established in 2004. Hawkins joined WAV Group in 2015 to run its communications division. He has successfully launched and promoted hundreds of new business and consumer products and services in residential real estate, mortgage finance and technology sectors, transforming communications programs for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Among his current clients are Real Estate Standards Organization or RESO, based in Raleigh, North Carolina; Florida Realtors® technology firms Form Simplicity and Tech Helpline, based in Orlando, Florida; innovative mortgage lending and wealth management firm Opes Advisors, a Division of Flagstar Bank, based in Cupertino, California; HomesUSA.com and Ben Caballero, the #1 real estate agent in America, ranked by REAL Trends, based in Addison, Texas; hot new startup zavvie, the nation's first hyperlocal marketing platform for real estate agents, based in Boulder, Colorado; Imprev, America's largest marketing technology company, based in Bellevue, Washington; and Gabriels Technology Solutions, the world's leading authority on luxury real estate websites, based in New York, New York. WAV Group Communications also provides PR consulting services for a number of other real estate technology firms including FBS, creators of FlexMLS; Quality Services Certification, Inc. and RatedAgent.com; Property Panorama and its category-leading virtual tour platform InstaView; leading marketing and technology service provider Elm Street Technology; IDX website leader AgentSquared, and others. Previously, Hawkins held marketing, communications and leadership positions at Fannie Mae, CHASE (then Great Western Bank), HomeGain, Inman News, and helped Inman establish its first Real Estate Connect conferences. He also headed up Communications and Marketing at Imprev, Inc. As an award-winning freelance writer, Hawkins authored more than 50 magazine feature stories on the leaders of the real estate industry and emerging technologies at both California Real Estate magazine and Real Estate Technology magazine. He won the only two writing awards offered to non-journalists from the prestigious National Association of Real Estate Editors, and two NAREE Presidents recognized his volunteer efforts with two "President's Awards." He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Florida and completed his graduate studies at the University of Southern California, toward a Master of Public Relations degree at the USC School of Journalism. Today he serves on the Council of Multiple Listing Services Marketing and Communications Section Council. He also is a marketing mentor for FIRST Robotics Team 4915 Spartronics, a world-championship competing high school robotics team from Bainbridge Island, Washington outside of Seattle. About Forbes Councils Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council's community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on Forbes.com. For more information about Forbes Real Estate Council, visit https://forbesrealestatecouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com. About WAV Group WAV Group has a depth of experience in technology, strategic planning, research, business development, sales, product development and marketing in the real estate industry. Its partners have collectively launched over 25 businesses and have led several hundred business process evaluations and system installations in North America, Europe and Asia. WAV Group has created significant increases in sales and profits for Fortune 100 to start-up companies and includes some of the largest MLSs in North America, International real estate franchise organizations, technology companies and trade associations. Its diverse collection of global industry experience allows the WAV Group to cross-fertilize ideas and bring best of breed solutions to its clients. Discover more at www.wavgroup.com.
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T3 Sixty Adds New Mergers and Acquisitions Services
Experienced M&A specialist Michele Conn joins the T3 Team. SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (AUGUST 03, 2017) - Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have become an increasingly important part of the residential real estate industry. The pace of M&A activity and investments into the industry has skyrocketed. As of today, T3 Sixty, the consulting arm of the Swanepoel T3 Group, announces the launch of a new group focusing exclusively on the strategic evaluation, design, negotiation and management of mergers and acquisitions within the residential real estate brokerage and technology sectors. The group is led by Michele Conn, the newest member to join the T3 Sixty team and an executive with over 20 years of experience working with growing real estate and technology companies. Michele's deep experience in the category includes roles as: Principal at Moderne Ventures, an early stage venture fund and accelerator program focused on technology companies innovating in the real estate industry; Vice President of Corporate Development for Move, Inc. where she led over $55M of acquisitions including ListHub, TigerLead and FiveStreet; and 10 years at the Tribune Company, conceiving and executing strategy initiatives through new products, acquisitions and joint ventures such as CareerBuilder.com, Apartments.com, HomeFinder.com, ShopLocal.com and metromix.com. "Michele's expertise in mergers and acquisitions adds an additional level of service to our consulting offering," said Stefan Swanepoel, Chairman & CEO of T3 Sixty. "We are thrilled to be able to serve our clients with this additional capability." The T3 Sixty consulting team has grown rapidly over the past year. Michele is the fourth senior hire within that timeframe and joins Wendy Forsythe (head of brokerage consulting and T3 Fellows), Kevin McQueen (head of MLS consulting) and Aman Daro (head of marketing and publications). Together with Jack Miller (president and head of technology consulting) and Stefan Swanepoel (CEO and head of strategy), T3 Sixty has grown into the most trusted advisor and diverse consulting group to the leaders of the residential real estate industry.
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Solutions for High Growth - Four Companies to Create New Large Management Consultancy
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (August 4, 2015) -- The residential real estate brokerage business received a recent boost when four existing consulting companies decided to work together to create the largest consulting practice to now serve the industry. Named T3sixty, the new management consulting company brings together RealSure Consulting, Recon Intelligence Services, RealEstateCoach.com and Miller Consulting. Technology expenditure, MLS fees and business consulting is estimated to annually exceed $3 billion dollars and still only has a handful of small management consulting companies serve this ever-growing industry. As part of the Swanepoel T3 Group this new consulting company will focus on market research, strategy innovation, scenario planning, change management solutions, technology evaluation and design and risk and compliance audits. Stefan Swanepoel, Chairman of the Swanepoel T3 Group, will serve as CEO of T3sixty while Jack Miller, the Chief Technology Officer is promoted to President of T3sixty. Jeremy Conaway and Tinus Swanepoel will respectively serve as Chief Business Development Officer and Executive Vice President of the company. The Swanepoel T3 Group, the largest publishers and most sought-after analysts in the residential real estate brokerage industry have this year already published four widely respected and widely referenced reports including the 2015 Swanepoel Trends Report (www.retrends.com), the 2015 Swanepoel Power 200 (www.sp200.com), the 2015 T3 Tech Guide (www.t3techguide.com) and the D.A.N.G.E.R. Report (www.dangerreport.com). This combined 600 pages of research spans a very comprehensive cadre of issues including, industry threats and risks, trends and shifts, opportunities, management and leadership, as well as software and web based solutions. T3sixty starts with nine professionally qualified consultants: Stefan Swanepoel, Masters in Economics, B.S., and Diploma in Arbitration Jack Miller, B.S. in Computer and Electrical Engineering Jeremy Conaway, Juris Doctor Tinus Swanepoel, B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Tom Mitchell, B.S. in Business and Finance Jared Conaway, Juris Doctor Chuck Curtis, Masters in Business Administration Bernice Ross, Ph.D. Leslie Ebersole, B.A. Statistical Methods See http://www.t3sixty.com/about-us/ for details. The Swanepoel T3 Group are champions of change and innovation and its management team with over 200 years of collective experience has provided extensive expertise and in-depth understanding in all facets of the residential real estate business industry including market research, business trends analysis, scenario and strategic planning, competitor evaluation, franchising, brokerage management, MLS and association management and technology. Team members have collectively authored over 40 books and reports spanning during every decade since the 1980s analyzing over 300 different trends and shifts. With acquisitions, consolidation, IPOs and technology rapidly changing the landscape of this once before cottage industry, there is a growing need for a multi-disciplined consulting company that can provide a broad based team of services and the long term continuity that larger staffed companies can more easily provide. T3sixty plans to guide and facilitate those companies that wish to obtain high growth and increased market share during these dynamic and fluid times of re-engineering and restructuring of an entire industry into a more professionally empowered, more technology enabled, modern-day consumer driven service industry. For more information visit www.t3sixty.com About Swanepoel T3 Group The Swanepoel T3 Group is the leading information and management-consulting firm in the residential real estate industry and is synonymous with superior market intelligence through a large portfolio of publications including its annual Swanepoel Trends Report, the SP200, and the T3 Tech Guide. Founded in 1998 by Stefan Swanepoel the group has served approximately seventy percent of the industry's largest franchises, brokerage companies and Realtor® Associations.
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