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@HuffRealty in your #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier: here’s the #Press #Release

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact
Jon Reischel
jon@color-nine.com, 513.237.7758

Link to @BusinessCourier story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/06/15/exclusive-one-of-cincinnati-s-largest-residential.html

HUFF looking to add 125+ sales agents over next 5 years

‘Teaching Relentlessly, Serving Passionately’

Local Berkshire Hathaway affiliate grows to 450 agents by taking care of its own

Long the real estate king of Northern Kentucky, HUFF continues growth across southwestern Ohio. Renewed Anderson Twp. lease coincides with 20-year presence in Ohio market.

FORT MITCHELL, KY – June 15, 2017 — Local Berkshire Hathaway affiliate HUFF Realty is looking to expand in Greater Cincinnati with at least another 125+ agents over the next five years, in the same fashion as its corporate parent and the international icon behind it, billionaire Warren Buffett: “Slow and steady, acquire and keep.”

Instead of company-by-company, as they do in Omaha, our growth strategy here locally is agent-by-agent, and agent team-by-agent team,” adds DeVries, who runs three other Berkshire Hathaway real estate brands besides Huff (www.huff.com) through the HomeServices of America Inc. family.

Based on Beechwood Road and now deploying 450 sales agents in the Tri-State, the growth equates to an average 5 percent annual growth in agents, factoring in boom and bust factors. Recruitment at HUFF is a deliberate practice integrating a system of core values that culminates with a highly-motivated sales professional benefitting from a superior training system.

And, for DeVries and the HUFF leadership team, it’s more about quality than quantity.

I’m not overly interested in the individual being the number one salesperson in the region. I am interested in someone who recognizes the value of this operation, somebody who brings just as much as they take, who would be a great cheerleader, and encourage their fellow agents and staff,” said DeVries.

If they grow to be the number one salesperson in the region, that’s great. But we are more interested in the integrity and character of the individual, and their desire to be successful – their desire to serve the customer well.”

The five core values espoused by HUFF reflect the company’s commitment to agents by “teaching relentlessly and serving passionately,” and begins with DeVries’ original point emphasizing the firm’s most valued characteristic:

  • Honesty and Integrity: “Too many people sell on sizzle. The honesty and integrity of the person are their most important character traits. Whether male or female, old or young, matters not.”
  • Continual Pursuit of Excellence: “We are constantly trying to get better at everything we do.”
  • Mutual Respect and Caring: “We recognize the importance of working on a team. The Bengals QB is important – but so is his second-string center, and the team trainer.”
  • Family Takes Priority: “We talk long and hard about falling in love with the job. We don’t want our people working seven days a week, 365 days a year. Your loved ones will fall by the wayside.
  • Loyalty In Relationships: “We march together, arm-in-arm. We want people who respect that, who recognize and have mutual respect for the education and the training we provide, and who understand loyalty is a two-way street.”

DeVries is a Florida native and graduate of Centre College in Danville, Ky., who manages more than 1,200 agents at HUFF Realty as well as a triumvirate grid of realty firms in Louisville and Lexington (Rector Hayden REALTORS, Semonin REALTORS and Wakefield Reutlinger REALTORS).

He has worked in real estate for 25 years, and began his career with HomeServices of America Inc., corporate parent of HUFF Realty, in 1999.

Our job is to get the customer from Point A to Point B, as successfully and professionally as possible, with their mind intact, their emotions intact, the correct proceeds from their sale, or the right amount of money they are choosing to invest, while keeping everything as healthy as possible on both ends,” DeVries says.

All brokers essentially play the same role of having their agents under that umbrella of education, protection, guidance and support. When we bring them in, we keep them, by teaching them relentlessly and serving them passionately,” says DeVries.

In an Era of Technology, People Have Never Been As Important

Real estate sales agents have never been more valuable than they are today, despite the plethora of tools, websites, software solutions and television shows who say they aren’t.

As anecdotal evidence, DeVries recalls a late 1990s, company-wide concern for the future of real estate.

There were all these urgent meetings behind closed doors, and it was all about this big, monstrous thing called ‘The Internet,’ which was going to put us all out of business,” DeVries says.

Everybody was horrified about all these websites going up, that we were not going to be relevant or necessary for long, that we needed to have all this figured out with a new model. It was going to annihilate us.

Nothing could have been further from the truth,” DeVries adds.

Back then, about 88 percent of the market used an agent, with about 10 percent FSBO (For Sale By Owners). Today, we know that up to 92-93 percent of the market now uses an agent, and only about six percent are sold by the owner,” said DeVries.

We think that’s because people need us. Contracts that used to be 2-3 pages now take up a binder. There’s never been more complications, never been more fraud, more disclosures, never been more layers to a transaction than there are right now.

“Agents – the right agents – educated, well-trained agents who can make a sometimes-brutal process easier to bear – have never been more essential to the equation than they are today.”

ABOUT HUFF REALTY: Based in Fort Mitchell, Ky., with 450 sales agents deployed at 13 offices throughout Greater Cincinnati, Huff Realty was created by former owner Jim Huff and his wife, Bert Huff, to be the dominant commercial and residential real estate force in Northern Kentucky. HUFF Realty is a one-stop service shop providing products and services for Home Sales, Commercial Real Estate, Mortgages, Insurance, Relocation, Title, Home Warranties, Rentals and Auctions. Offices are in Anderson Township, Cincinnati, Downtown Cincinnati (OTR). Fairfield/Hamilton, Florence, Fort Mitchell, Highland Heights, Hyde Park, Lawrenceburg (IN), Mason/Deerfield Township, Montgomery, Union Centre and Western Hills. For more information, please visit www.huff.com or call (859) 341-7400.

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spotlight on Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC), the #Cincinnati @BusinessCourier feature article published online 2.21.17: ‘Here’s How One of Cincinnati’s Largest Contractors Rebuilt Itself’ ~ thx @TomCincyBiz

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Online Release:

Constructing the $100 Developer, By Design

Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC) diversifies design offerings, credits relationships with municipalities and business owners: Reputations earned, and kept, dealing with real-world issues.

Municipalities Remain: The Infrastructure and Backbone of the Queen City.

Smart Growth with Exceptional Schools: “Winners Want To Be With Winners.’

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Feb. 23, 2017] One of Cincinnati’s best-known developers has once again hit the $100 million mark by sticking to old-school principles, while offering a diverse palette of new buildings, new product and design at Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC) Inc., soon to be celebrating a 40-year anniversary. Revenue growth has remained consistent between 10-20 percent annually since the crash of 2008.

We’ve been fortunate to be above $100 million for the last several years by applying our skills and talents to any project type,” says Chance Truemper, vice president of Cincinnati United Contractors – CUC (www.cintiunited.com).

There’s a saying around here: We’ll build anything from your doghouse to the penthouse,” Truemper says.

Whatever it takes – and, sometimes, it takes building that doghouse, for someone to get to know you, in order to get the opportunity to build their penthouse.”

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Chuck Kubicki, founder and President of Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC), left, with Vice President Chance Truemper at Summit Woods in Sharonville. Photo: AndyHemmer.com PR

RELATIONSHIPS & RETAIL – OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL – CHURCHES & MANUFACTURING

Like every other year since 1978, CUC has earned its stripes through relationships earned, and promises kept, with the many and various corporate clients, business owners and municipalities located throughout Greater Cincinnati.

It’s not just a strategy at Cincinnati United Contractors (CUC). It’s a cornerstone block. “Particularly with the cities,” Truemper says.

Municipalities are key to being successful in construction and development. Taking the city, county, and/or township on as a partner is critical,” Truemper says.

Municipalities are in charge of buying police cars, fire trucks, snow plows, and many other aspects of city needs. Usually they’re one of the biggest employers. If you have a good city manager and a pro-business council, you will be able to attract great businesses. Business interests can, in turn, pour all kinds of tax money back into the community.”

 

A manufacturing rebound has boosted CUC, as well as light industrial, and office work such as the new $20 million Blue Ash headquarters for Integrity Express Logistics on Cooper Road. CUC recently added another office building at the popular Summit Woods Office Park in Sharonville; construction recently wrapped up on the East Side in Milford (UC Health and Roney’s) and in Mount Orab (new AutoMall for Mark Williams Auto Group).

We’re still doing a wide variety of projects. So much of our business is referral-based, so we actually do enjoy the variety,” Truemper says.

SUCCESS IN CINCINNATI: CITIES THAT WORK, SCHOOLS THAT PRODUCE

Cincinnati United Contractors – CUC is a Cincinnati native and development/construction company owner who learned the business literally from the group up: he spent his early years in the business behind the steering wheel of a bulldozer for Gallenstein Co. Truemper has been a vice president at Cincinnati United Contractors – CUC for seven years; he’s a University of Cincinnati graduate from the renowned UC College of Applied Science.

Cincinnati is comprised of a quirky network of cities, counties, villages, townships, and states – a terrain few know better than Kubicki, Truemper and their home-grown team at CUC. “The success of local school districts, in particular, remains a prime catalyst for the success of any real estate project,” Kubicki says.

When school districts require a levy, home owners need to understand the positive impact it will have on their property values,” Kubicki adds.

Whether it’s for your own living expenses, or for passing wealth on to the next generation, having a house in a good school district is critical. It’s a tremendous advantage, to development, if the Superintendent is running her or his school district like a municipality. Just like a City Manager, a School Superintendent is running a large company.”

Winners want to be with winners,” concluded Kubicki.

There are many who will vote down levies simply because they don’t have children in the school district anymore. However, that home is probably one of their biggest investments, and they need it to be worth as much as possible when it’s time to sell.”

ABOUT CUC: Cincinnati United Contractors (www.cintiunited.com) is the premier commercial real estate developer in Greater Cincinnati, having developed and redeveloped thousands of acres of land and millions of square feet of office, industrial, retail, owner-occupied, specialty-use properties and facilities for the faithful (churches). For more information, please call (513) 677-0060 visit www.cintiunited.com, find CUC on Facebook or follow on Twitter @CintiUnitedCUC.

For media inquiries regarding CUC, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.

Contact:
Mr. Chance Truemper
Vice President, Cincinnati United Contractors Inc. (CUC) 7143 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
ctruemper@cintiunited.com (513) 677-0060

 

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Business Courier photo shoot 2day: Nathan Kosman of Rosselot Financial Group

Posted in AndyHemmer.com PR with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/13/2016 by @CincinnatiPR
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Press Release posted on Cincinnati.com

Business Courier online story, posted Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Print story is scheduled to run in The Cincinnati Business Courier  this Friday, January 15, 2016.

Here’s some media from the photo shoot today, starring Mark Bowen, Shutterbug to the Stars and owner of Mark Bowen Media:

Nathan Kosman, president of http://www.rosselotfinancial.com at the Cincinnati Business Courier photo shoot on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

Nathan Kosman, president of http://www.rosselotfinancial.com at the Cincinnati Business Courier photo shoot on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

Cincinnati Business Courier tweet on http://www.rosselotfinancial.com

Cincinnati Business Courier tweet on http://www.rosselotfinancial.com

Counselor, Counsel Thyself* ~ introducing *The Rosselot Financial Group v2.0, featured in your Cincinnati Business Courier today: Advisors Who Preach Succession, Teach Themselves the Progression. Industry stalwart Ron Rosselot retires, Nathan Kosman named President: Press Release and Photo

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Press Release – for Immediate Release: Counselor, Counsel Thyself – Ron Rosselot of Rosselot Financial Group retires Nathan Kosman named President press release 1.6.16 by Andy Hemmer PR

COUNSELOR, COUNSEL THYSELF*

(introducing The *Rosselot Financial Group, v. 2.0)

Advisors Who Preach Succession, Teach Themselves the Progression. Next-Generation Leadership Unfolds; Same Family-First Attitude and Client-First Fiduciary Practice.

Industry stalwart, company founder The Rosselot Financial Group retired January 1, 2016.

New leader: Nate Kosman, UC Grad, Cincy native and former Cincinnati Wolfhound (rugby).

Growth and Growing: Rosselot 2.0 hiring, poised for next steps of the journey.

Ryan Antepenko Ron Rosselot and Nathan Kosman of Rosselot Financial Group PR by Andy Hemmer

[ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Cincinnati, Ohio ~ Jan. 6, 2016] Three decades after Ron Rosselot opened his family-owned, family-oriented financial planning firm – the Rosselot Financial Group – this legend in Cincinnati business, investment, philanthropic and financial circles is handing the leadership and keys to the company to …. family, of course.

Nathan M. Kosman, Ron Rosselot’s step-son and right-hand man, is an experienced and accomplished financial services veteran himself, having joined the company (www.rosselotfinancial.com) in 1998 and making partner in 2005.

Kosman, named company president late last year, has been running the day-to-day operations since 2011.

Mr. Kosman will lead and guide the multi-faceted financial services firm along with his right-hand man, Ryan Antepenko, vice president and partner of the company (www.rosselotfinancial.com) founded in Downtown Cincinnati in 1986.

Rosselot Financial Group employs a team of a dozen, and is currently recruiting for two additional advisors.

Nate Kosman of Cincinnati, the new President of Rosselot Financial Group in Anderson Township --> http://www.rosselotfinancial.com

Nate Kosman of Cincinnati, the new President of Rosselot Financial Group in Anderson Township – http://www.rosselotfinancial.com – photo by AndyHemmer.com PR

It’s a tremendous honor, and a blessing, to be able to step into the shoes of Ron Rosselot,” Kosman says.

I speak to Ron not just as my step-father, but my mentor, a professional of the utmost integrity who is leaving behind a legacy that we’re all proud to be a part of.”

The Rosselot Financial Group assists individuals, business owners, retirees and executives through all stages of their lives, frequently for business succession scenarios exactly like the one Rosselot Financial Group itself is experiencing.

http://www.rosselotfinancial.com featured on The Cincinnati Business Courier app

http://www.rosselotfinancial.com featured on The Cincinnati Business Courier app

CORE COMPETENCY: BUSINESS CONTINUATION ISSUES, AGREEMENTS

Mr. Kosman assumes leadership of the Anderson Township firm as Mr. Rosselot enters a new chapter in his life, personally and professionally.

Rosselot has been shuttling between Cincinnati and a home in Florida for the past few years. “And besides, what better way to practice what we preach?” says Rosselot.

Business continuation is a core competency; complete financial plans include services in asset management, estate and college planning, retirement planning and budgeting, and the proper use of life insurance in business continuation.

Rosselot Financial Group specializes in working with family businesses for business continuation, often providing funding vehicles to insure agreements.

We turned the lens around, and focused on us,” Rosselot said.

We started the transition and succession process of our firm several years ago, which we would advise to anybody we sat down with today. With financial strategies, there is no substitute for proper planning and preparation, so that the execution is seamless.”

Many Cincinnati financial-services firms offer business continuation and related financial transition/succession services.

A major differential for Rosselot Financial Group, is the experience and expertise that Mr. Rosselot brought from a litany of roles.

For years, he served as Chairman of the Board for the Goering Center for Family & Private Businesses at the University of Cincinnati.

Business Courier post on LinkedIn featuring story on http://www.rosselotfinancial.com

Business Courier post on LinkedIn featuring story on http://www.rosselotfinancial.com

Rosselot’s resume is extensive, people-centric and focuses on his lengthy career in financial services. A highlighted version would include work with the Cincy USA Regional Chamber CEO Roundtable, Life Success Seminars, Financial Planning Association, the Advanced Association of Life Underwriters, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Million-Dollar Round Table and Top of the Table, the Goering Center for Family and Private Business at the University of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Estate Planning Council and the National Association of Estate Planners.

Kosman is a University of Cincinnati graduate, born and raised in the Queen City, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary who began his financial-services career while still at UC. Kosman excels at creating a road map to future financial independence by listening to client objectives and expectations, and proposing strategies.

An Anderson Township resident, Nate is married to Christy Kosman; the couple are raising three children. Outside the office, and post-rugby career, Kosman still enjoys pursuing his passion for the game by coaching one of his sons at Walnut Hills High School.

Rosselot, Kosman and other Rosselot Financial advisors are Registered Representatives of INVEST Financial Corp., member FINRA/SIPC. INVEST and its affiliate insurance agencies offer securities, advisory services and certain insurance products, and are not affiliated with Rosselot Financial Group.

Besides Rosselot, Kosman and Antepenko, the Rosselot Financial Group team also includes Tom Gilday (Registered Representative), Stewart Bonem (Referral Representative), Tracy Smith (Insurance and Marketing Director), Jeffrey Moeller (Registered Representative, INVEST), Shemika Freeman (Operations Director), Deanna Russell (Registered Sales Assistant, INVEST), Kyle Merk (Compliance Director) and Ryan Grote (Registered Representative, INVEST).

ROSSELOT ‘CREATING ANOTHER LIFE’ – CHARITABLE WORK, BOARDS, HOBBIES

Rosselot confides he won’t go away quietly. There are three specific areas where he’d like to concentrate.

Ron Rosselot of Rosselot Financial retiring Nathan Kosman named President PR by Andy Hemmer

Ron Rosselot of Cincinnati, founder of The Rosselot Financial Group – http://www.rosselotfinancial.com

It’s now time for me to create another life, which I have been looking forward to, to doing more charitable work, contributing more on boards and maybe even enjoying a hobby or two,” he says.

I’m extremely proud of what we’ve been able to build at Rosselot Financial Group, and we have done the succession right. Succession planning doesn’t happen overnight.”

Rosselot graduated from Xavier University and splits his time between his home in Anderson Township and Florida. Married to Debby Rosselot, he’s an avid golfer, a member of Coldstream Country Club, and a member of the Ohio State Handball Hall of Fame.

Rosselot’s career started with Sears in Chicago, after graduating from XU and an eight-year stint in the U.S. military. He founded Rosselot Financial Group in the Chiquita Center in Downtown Cincinnati in 1986 with one assistant and a subleased office from Clark, Schaefer & Hackett.

The Rosselot Financial Group is based at 7662 Yager Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230. For more information please call (513) 232-6500 or toll-free at (888) 300-1878 or visit www.RosselotFinancial.com. To reach Nate Kosman call (513) 624-1306 or send an e-mail to nate@rosselotfinancial.com. Ron Rosselot can be reached at ron@rosselotfinancial.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Mr. Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or andy@andyhemmer.com.

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Third-Generation Ackermann Group of Cincinnati Continues to Expand: in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis and Kentucky. Press Release! Photos! Video! @BusinessCourier story! ~~ http://www.ackermanngroup.com v. 2015 by @CincinnatiPR

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PDF: Third Generation Ackermann Continues To Expand in Cincy Dayton Columbus Indianapolis and Kentucky – Press Release 8.31.15

Cincinnati Business Courier story published 8.28.15: BizCourier on Ackermann 8.28.15

on Cincinnati.com: Third Generation Ackermann Group Continues to Expand – Press Release 8.31.15

Third-Generation Ackermann Group Continues to Expand

Projections have Ackermann Group building, developing or acquiring 500 units annually.

Cincinnati-based Ackermann Group continues expansion in Greater Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus and Dayton markets

Ackermann Group execs (left to right) Greg Long, Lasserre Bradley and Dobbs Ackermann ~~ Courier story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/print-edition/2015/08/28/ackermann-group-turns-to-apartments-to-double-size.html

Ackermann Group execs (left to right) Greg Long, Lasserre Bradley and Dobbs Ackermann ~~ Courier story: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/print-edition/2015/08/28/ackermann-group-turns-to-apartments-to-double-size.html

[NORWOOD, Ohio ~ August 31, 2015] Seventy-five years after the Ackermann Group first opened shop as an apartment builder and single-family homebuilder in Cincinnati’s suburbs, this real estate services company is now a savvy force in its hometown and beyond, a third-generation builder and developer expanding across multiple Midwestern markets.

Ackermann Group of 2015 is a robust, diversified residential and commercial developer, looking to expand in major fashion by adding, building or buying as many as 500 apartment units annually.

Emphasizing the “Stay, Work and Play” mantra that the community-based developer has become, “growth today can come from several different avenues, whether by acquisition, new construction or value-add renovations,” says CEO Dobbs Ackermann of the Norwood-based company (www.ackermanngroup.com).

“There are just some incredible opportunities that we are seeing every day with our partners, investors and the communities; opportunities happening in the same places we’ve been fortunate enough to work previously, as well as in new markets,” said Ackermann.

Growth in such specific, defined terms only occurs when a slew of social and economic factors favorably align with a developer’s stars.

That mix of timing, cash and opportunity has particularly coalesced over the last year or so, as Ackermann Group gears up in its hometown and for a sustained Midwestern expansion into Dayton, Indianapolis, Columbus and eventually further south into Kentucky.

The path to progress for Ackermann Group has picked up with the following:

  • The Fort in Indianapolis, a 226-unit apartment complex recently acquired in Lawerence, Indiana;
  • The Flats at Fishers Marketplace is a $35 million, 306-unit multi-family residential new development connecting lifestyle and convenience north of Indianapolis;
  • Austin Park in south Dayton (Miamisburg, next to Austin Landing) will soon provide more than 226 luxury apartments ringed by commercial, retail and restaurants;
  • University Station in Cincinnati just recently delivered (late last year) a high-end community near Xavier University with 480 student housing residences, office and retail;
  • The hiring of Lasserre Bradley III as Vice President of Real Estate, to spearhead new development opportunities.
Ackermann Group on the @BusinessCourier app

Ackermann Group on the @BusinessCourier app

For more information about Ackermann Group, please call (513) 842-3100 visit www.ackermanngroup.com or send an e-mail to info@ackermanngroup.com.

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Third Generation Ackermann Group Continues to Expand - 8.31.15 press release by Andy Hemmer

Third Generation Ackermann Group Continues to Expand – 8.31.15 press release

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