SARASOTA, Fla. – June 29, 2023 – PRLog — RE/MAX Alliance Group associates were recently recognized in the 2023 “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings by REALTrends + Tom Ferry. Those ranked are among the top 1.5% of 1.6 million real estate professionals in the United States.
The prestigious survey is based on 2022 transaction sides and sales volume for participating agents and teams in the United States.
To qualify for the REALTrends + Tom Ferry “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” list, participating agents must have completed at least 50 transactions or closed $20 million in sales volume during the year. Participating teams were required to have completed at least 75 transactions or closed $30 million in sales volume.
The following agents and teams are honorees at RE/MAX Alliance Group.
Individuals By Sales Volume
Listed among America’s Best individuals by sales volume are Cindy Quinn and Christine Kourik of the Anna Maria Island office; Leonard Giarrano, Carey Beychok, Ryan Adamson and Reeny Kaney of the Sarasota office; Ryan Carson and Robert Anderson of the Siesta Key office; Warren Ring of the Trinity office; Karin Dubbs of the Englewood office; and Stacy Cunneen and Barbara Mollanazar of the Bradenton office.
Individuals by Transaction Sides
Joyce Ratliff of the Trinity office; Anita Rybarcyk and Laura Varner of the Spring Hill office; Barbara Mollanazar of the Bradenton office, and Cindy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island office were named among America’s Best individuals by transaction sides.
Small Teams by Sales Volume
Listed among America’s Best small teams by sales volume are Team Tritschler, the Glenn Brown Team, the Lamielle Group, the Trexler Team, the Keyser Team, the Cleary Group and Team McLaughlin of the Sarasota office; the Travis Group of the Bradenton office; the Arrazcaeta Team and Wooley Team of the Trinity office; the Kathy Damewood Team of the Englewood office; the Oakland Team of the Spring Hill office; and the Alpha Team of the Venice office.
Small Teams by Transaction Sides
The Kathy Damewood Team of the Englewood office, the Arrazcatea Team and the Mike Constantine Team of the Trinity office; Team Tritschler, the Lamielle Group, the Keyser Team, the Glenn Brown Team and the Trexler Team of the Sarasota office; and the Oakland Team of the Spring Hill office were listed among America’s Best small teams by transaction sides.
Medium Teams by Sales Volume
The Stiver First International Team of the Englewood office; the Brewer Team and the Fevrier Group of the Sarasota office; and Team Richard Capes of the Bradenton office were named among America’s Best medium teams by sales volume.
Medium Teams by Transaction Sides
The Stiver First International Team of the Englewood office; the Brewer Team and the Fevrier Group of the Sarasota office; and Team Richard Capes of the Bradenton office were named among America’s Best medium teams by transaction sides.
RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida and the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network. The company now offers residential and commercial real estate solutions through 13 offices in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. For more information, please visit https://www.alliancegroupfl.com.
PHOTO: From Left
(Top Row) Ryan Adamson; Robert Anderson; D.J. Arrazcaeta; Carey Beychok; Lee Brewer of Brewer Team.
(Second Row) Glenn Brown of Glenn Brown Team; Robert Massengill, Richard Capps, Stephen Arters, Jo-Lee Mansfield, Amanda Childers, Jane Bear, Jenny Payne and Holly Cole of Team Richard Capps; Ryan Carson; Missy and Joe Cleary of Cleary Group; Mike Constantine of Mike Constantine Team.
(Third Row) Stacy Cunneen; Karin Dubbs; John Fevrier of Fevier Group; Leonard Giarrano; Reeny Kaney.
(Fourth Row) Kathy Damewood of Kathy Damewood Team; Brett Keyser of Keyser Team; Christine Kourik; Joey Lamielle of Lamielle Group.
(Fifth Row) Marcia & Dick McLaughlin of Team McLaughlin; Barbara Mollanazar; Brittney, Sharie & Brad Oakland of Oakland Team; Cindy Quinn; Joyce Ratliff.
(Sixth Row) Warren Ring; Anita Rybarczyk; Bailey Nichol, Ryan Roberts, Mary Clemans, Katrina Shrode, Sandy Strickler, Carla Stiver, Alex Chirillo, Stacey Becker, Oskar Nuut and Sandra Newell of Stiver First International Team; Christy & Jay Travis of Travis Group.
(Seventh Row) John & Larissa Trexler of Trexler Team; Rachel, Rick and Caroline Tritchler of Tritchler Team; Laura Varner; Denise Wooley and Alyssa Smith of Wooley Team; Lisa Zambuto of Alpha Team
Following approval by the Boards of Directors of Renault Group and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance today announced new initiatives to take their partnership to the next level.
A three-dimension program to maximize value creation for all Alliance stakeholders will include: – High-value-creation operational projects in Latin America, India and Europe; – Enhanced strategic agility with new initiatives that partners can join; – A rebalanced Renault Group-Nissan cross-shareholding and reinforced Alliance governance.
Renault Group and Nissan have entered into a binding framework agreement regarding the above-mentioned transactions, with a view of reaching definitive agreements by the end of the first quarter of 2023. The transactions contemplated in these definitive agreements would be subject to a limited number of conditions precedent, including regulatory approvals, and completion is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2023.
This far-reaching program paves the way for a renewal and strengthening of the 24-year partnership, creating a new agile spirit and harnessing the pioneering technologies of all three Alliance members. This next level will create more growth opportunities and help secure operating efficiencies for each Alliance company to innovate and transform in the fast-changing market for automotive products and mobility services.
Details of the binding framework agreement will be announced during a joint conference today at 8.30 am GMT in London.
High-value-creation operational projects A year after defining the Alliance roadmap towards 2030, the companies announce consideration of new key projects in Latin America, India and Europe that aim to deliver win-win, large-scale and actionable benefits for the Alliance members along three dimensions: markets, vehicles, and technologies. Each company would benefit from these value-creating projects in the mid-term while realizing short-term benefits from both cost sharing and cost avoidance.
Latin America The four projects to be considered in Latin America include: – A new half-ton pick-up, developed by Renault Group and shared with Nissan in Argentina. – The successful collaboration on the Nissan Frontier/Renault Alaskan family, a one-ton pick-up, would continue. Renault Group would produce the pick‑ups in Cordoba (Argentina) for both Renault and Nissan. – In Mexico, Nissan would produce a new model for Renault Group, making it the first Renault vehicle to be produced there in 20 years. – Additionally, Nissan and Renault Group would commercialize two common accessible A‑segment Electric Vehicles, both based on the CMF-AEV (Common Module Family) platform.
India – For India and export, Renault Group and Nissan would collaborate on several new vehicle projects including new SUVs shared by both Renault Group and Nissan, and a New Nissan car derived from the Renault Triber. – Additionally, as in Latin America, Nissan and Renault Group are also considering common A-segment electric vehicles.
The companies are exploring the following initiatives in Europe: – Renault Group and Mitsubishi Motors would leverage the assets of Renault Captur and Clio to develop 2 new vehicles with the next-gen ASX and Colt based on the CMF-B platform. – Renault Group would launch FlexEVan on the LCV market, as its first Software-Defined Vehicle from 2026 and share it with Nissan in Europe. – For their line-ups beyond 2026, Nissan and Renault Group would also explore possible collaborations on the next generation of C-segment Electric Vehicles. To ensure benchmark charging time, Nissan and Renault Group would continue sharing technologies on their European cars, including potential usage of common 800-volt architecture. – These initiatives would build on existing commitments including plans for the future Nissan compact Electric Vehicle (B-segment), based on CMF-BEV platform, to be produced at Renault Group’s ElectriCity facility in France from 2026.
Beyond the vehicle: Cooperation in Distribution, Aftersales, Charging Infrastructure and Batteries
In Europe, the scope of collaboration would go beyond the vehicles to cover lifecycle from distribution, to usage, to recycling and end-of-life. – Distribution, Aftersales & Sales Financing: Renault Group, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors are working on shared opportunities within the distribution network to support and increase dealer profitability and reduce their respective costs: >> By increasing the number of shared outlets in key markets. >> By developing common strategies on Used Car, After Sales and Sales Financing, leveraging the strong presence of Mobilize Financial Services in Europe. – Electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure: Renault Group and Nissan are considering jointly deploying charging infrastructure in Europe at both Renault Group and Nissan dealerships (charging@dealer). – Circular Economy: Renault Group and Nissan plan to select common battery recycling partners for their end-of-life batteries and production scraps.
Enhanced strategic agility with new initiatives that partners can join In the second area of enhanced cooperation, all three Alliance companies agreed to explore their existing strategies in electrification and low-emission technologies by investing and collaborating in respective member-company projects that could provide incremental value to each individual business.
These agile strategic initiatives are designed to complement the business plans of member companies, including Nissan Ambition 2030 and Renaulution, as each business leverages commonality and investment opportunities to deliver on their respective goals for sustainable growth and targets for decarbonization.
The areas of collaboration under consideration include:
Nissan’s intention is to invest up to 15% in Ampere, Renault Group’s EV & Software entity in Europe, with the aim to become a strategic investor. Through this intended investment in Ampere Nissan would enhance and accelerate new business opportunities for Nissan in Europe. Mitsubishi Motors would consider investing in Ampere. Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors would become customers of Renault Group’s Horse project, an initiative to achieve further scale and market coverage for its low-emission internal combustion engine (ICE) & hybrid powertrain technologies.
These initiatives would complement ongoing areas of technology collaborations such as All Solid-State Battery (ASSB), Software-Defined Vehicle (SDV) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) & autonomous driving.
A rebalanced Renault Group-Nissan cross-shareholding and reinforced Alliance governance
As each Alliance member company delivers on its business plans, it was important to put in place a cross-shareholding structure and governance terms aligned to the goals of the next-generation Alliance. Whilst previous Alliance agreements enabled the companies to execute their respective strategies over the last 24 years, a new approach is required to enable the Alliance members to best prepare for future industry opportunities.
Renault Group and Nissan, the founding-members of the Alliance, have therefore agreed to rebalancing their cross-shareholding and governance terms to ensure effectiveness and maximize value creation.
A binding framework agreement defines the principles of a new governance scheme and the rebalancing of the cross-shareholdings between Renault Group and Nissan. The two companies intend to enter into a new Alliance agreement [by March 31, 2023] and replace the current agreements governing the Alliance (i.e., the Restated Alliance Master Agreement, the Alliance Equity Participation Agreement and the Memorandum of Understanding of March 12, 2019).
This new Alliance agreement would be put in place for an initial period of 15 years.
Rebalanced cross-shareholdings between Renault Group and Nissan to enable future collaboration – Nissan and Renault Group would retain a 15% cross-shareholding, with a lock-up obligation, as well as a standstill obligation. – Renault Group would transfer 28.4% of Nissan shares into a French trust. The entrusted shares would be voted neutrally, except for: >> the election or dismissal of the directors of Nissan nominated by Renault, (where the trustee would vote as directed by Renault); >> the election or dismissal of directors who are nominated by the Nissan Nomination Committee, other than the Renault Group nominees (where the trustee should vote in favor of the Nissan Nomination Committee decisions and proposals). >> shareholder proposals not supported by the Nissan board of directors (where the trustee should abstain). – Renault Group would continue to fully benefit from the economic rights (dividends and shares’ sale proceeds) from the entrusted shares until such shares are sold. The transfer to the trust would trigger no impairment in Renault Group financial statements. – As a result of the transfer of the 28.4% of Nissan shares to the trust, Nissan would be able to exercise its voting rights attached to its shareholding in Renault Group. – The voting rights of Renault Group and Nissan would be capped at 15% of the exercisable voting rights, with both companies able to freely exercise their voting rights within such limit. – Renault Group would instruct the trustee to sell the entrusted Nissan shares if commercially reasonable for Renault Group, but it has no obligation to sell the shares within a specific pre-determined period of time. – Renault Group would have full flexibility to sell the Nissan shares held in the trust, within a coordinated and orderly process with Nissan, in which Nissan would benefit from a right of first offer, to its or the benefit of a designated third party.
Voting rights & governance – As a result of the new arrangements, the governance agreement entered into on February 4, 2016, between Renault Group and the French State related to its shareholding in Renault Group would be terminated. This would enable the French State to exercise freely all its voting rights in Renault Group. – Renault Group would remain entitled to nominate two representatives at Nissan’s board of directors, and Nissan would remain entitled to nominate two representatives at Renault Group’s Board. – The Alliance Operating Board would remain the coordination forum for Renault Group, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, July 6, 2022
The noncomMUSIC Alliance is pleased to welcome five new members to its Advisory Council, effective July 2022. Serving as a collective network of stations, the noncomMUSIC Alliance is dedicated to public radio music and elevating public radios role in connecting musicians, performers, and artists with local audiences. Each new Council member brings a wealth of experience within the public radio system, and will help to strengthen the mission of the noncomMUSIC Alliance for public radio music stations across the country.
As the landscape of public radio music continues to evolve, we are excited to work with these leaders who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their careers and approached their work with creativity and innovation, said Marta McLellan Ross, NPR Vice President of Government and External Affairs. The Advisory Council plays an important role in shaping and advancing the noncomMUSIC Alliances goals, and we look forward to the contributions of all of our Council members to enhance awareness of and support for public radio music.
New members include: Cheryl Bennett, General Manager, Radio Milwaukee; John Clare, Classical Music Director, Cincinnati Public Radio; Frank Dominguez, General Manager, WDAV Classical Public Radio; Tammy Terwelp, President and CEO, KUNC and The Colorado Sound; and Ernest Walker, General Manager, KTSU The Choice.
The Advisory Council are public radio music station leaders representing all genres of noncommercial music with a proven background of being a change agent for the industry. In partnership with the noncomMUSIC Alliance team, the members play a pivotal role in broadening key initiatives, objectives, and collaborations for diverse public radio music audiences and public radio stations in their communities.
You can read the full list of Advisory Council members here.
About the noncomMUSIC Alliance: The noncomMUSIC Alliance, with more than 125 partner public radio stations, celebrates noncommercial, nonprofit, local public radios role in connecting artists with the communities that enjoy and support their music. Established in 2018, the Alliances primary aim is to bring diverse noncommercial music constituencies together, amplify their voices, and inform others particularly public policy makers about the need to support public radios role in local communities across the United States.
RE/MAX Alliance Group associates were recently recognized in the 2022 “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings by REALTrends + Tom Ferry. The prestigious survey is based on 2021 transaction sides and sales volume for participating agents and teams in the United States.
To qualify for the REALTrends + Tom Ferry “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” list, participating agents must have completed at least 50 transactions or closed $20 million in sales volume during the year. Participating teams were required to have completed at least 75 transactions or closed $30 million in sales volume. Only 1.5% of all Realtors in the country make up “America’s Best.”
The following agents and teams are honorees in the Sarasota area.
Individuals By Sales Volume
Robert T. Anderson Jr., Ryan Carson, Cathy Rustin and Carey Beychok of the Sarasota office; Cindy Quinn and Christine Kourik of the Holmes Beach office; Karin Dubbs of the Englewood office; and Lily Behrends of the University Park office were listed among America’s Best individual agents by sales volume.
Individuals by Transaction Sides
Cindy Quinn of the Holmes Beach office and Karin Dubbs of the Englewood office were named among America’s Best teams by transaction sides.
Teams by Sales Volume
The Brewer Team, Team Tritschler, the Glenn Brown Team, the Cail Grande Group, the Trexler Team and the Cleary Group in the Sarasota office; the Travis Group and Team Richard Capps in the Bradenton office; and the Stiver Firth International Team, the Sandra Newell Team and the Kathy Damewood Team in the Englewood office were listed among America’s Best teams by sales volume.
Teams by Transaction Sides
The Brewer Team, Team Tritschler, and the Trexler Team in the Sarasota office; Team Richard Capps and the Travis Group in the Bradenton office; and the Stiver Firth International Team, the Kathy Damewood Team and the Sandra Newell Team in the Englewood office were named among America’s Best teams by transaction sides.
RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida and the #1 RE/MAX franchise in the Southeast. It is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network. The company offers residential and commercial real estate solutions through 12 offices in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. For more information, please visit https://www.alliancegroupfl.com.
RE/MAX Alliance Group Sheila Brannan Longo (941) 355-3006 https://www.alliancegroupfl.com Media Contact: Thomas & Brannan Communications www.thomasbrannan.com
The 26-airline alliances robust customer-centric vision is encapsulated by a new brand tagline Together. Better. Connected.
Continued focus on innovations in customer experience, loyalty, and technology.
WEBWIRE – Friday, May 13, 2022
Star Alliance and its 26-member carriers will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the worlds first and leading global airline alliance on Saturday, May 14, 2022. This bold vision was established in 1997 based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition, and seamless service. It continues today by leveraging technology to foster a harmonious experience for customers.
We reflect on the successes of Star Alliance in uniting the leading global airlines, with an eye firmly focused on a future where the customer continues to be at the heart of our work and our global network, said Jeffrey Goh, CEO of Star Alliance.
I am very excited for the innovations led by Star Alliance and our members carriers as we aim to be the most digitally advanced airline alliance offering seamless travel experiences with a unique loyalty proposition. This year, we look forward to further developments in seamless connectivity such as new digital and mobile innovations and exciting industry-first offers that loyal customers of our member carriers will welcome, Goh added.
Together. Better. Connected. with Star Alliance
In conjunction with the anniversary milestone, Star Alliance and its member carriers will release exciting campaigns and customer innovations under the new brand tagline Together. Better. Connected. The new brand tagline captures the intent of fostering better human connections through the Star Alliance global network coupled with digital seamless connectivity.
We have defined the way the Earth connects for years, and now more than ever, is the time to enable technology to provide seamless journeys and delight the loyal customers of our member carriers, Mr. Goh said. I am happy that Together. Better. Connected. our new tagline reflects that earnestly and is also future-facing. It will motivate us to do better.
Among the key successes and future offerings upon which Star Alliance continues to innovate are:
To introduce a new partnership model that cements network leadership
To be announced an industry-first co-branded credit card in a regional market that will offer loyalty customers of member airlines the opportunity to earn miles and points with spends
Jointly adopted a sustainability statement with member carriers to commit to the industry goal of net-zero carbon emissions and consequent joint efforts on decarbonisation
Star Alliance Biometrics, launched in 2020, is now available across four major airports – Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna with Hamburg added in April 2022
Expansion of the Digital Connection Service to augment the Star Alliance Connection Centres to aid connecting passengers at major airports and the airlines serving them. This service is currently available at London Heathrow and will expand to a key European hub soon.
Progressive ability to reserve seats and track baggage location on codeshare flights and multi-carrier journeys through the digital channels of member carriers
Award-winning Star Alliance lounge in Los Angeles and other premium lounges in Amsterdam, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Paris, with new options for paid access being progressively rolled out.
Collection and online redemption of points and miles for award flights and upgrades across the twenty-six member carriers
Star Alliance innovations are underpinned by a robust and ever-evolving IT infrastructure that integrates the member carriers, coupled with more than 50 business practice standards and audit functions that place the customer at the center of the travel experience. On that basis, the Alliance has repeatedly won several Best Airline Alliance awards including the notable World Travel Awards, Skytrax World Airline Awards and Air Transport Awards which have recognised its positive contribution to the future of air travel.
About Star Alliance:
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance , based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey. The member airlines are: Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries. Further connecting flights are offered by Star Alliance Connecting Partners Juneyao Airlines and THAI Smile Airways.