Since 1925 United Real Estate has understood the needs of agents. We address those
needs by providing powerful marketing programs along with technology-based services that
are unique to the industry. Our differentiated offering allows you to maximize your income on
each real estate closing, while providing you comprehensive support through powerful branding, training, technology, marketing and lead generation that is needed to build your business.
United Real Estate is part of the largest fully integrated network of real estate and auction professionals in the nation. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing for
over 86 years. United Real Estate supports over 600 offices across the U.S. and internationally. United has been recognized as a Top 25 Franchise by the Wall Street Journal and among Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500®.
Our Management team is dedicated to providing solutions for the needs of progressive
and success driven agents. We address those needs by providing powerful marketing programs
along with technology-based services that are unique to the industry.
Dan Duffy joined United Real Estate as part of a successful effort in February 2006 to secure growth capital to support the rapid growth of the United Real Estate Holdings system. He serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In his role as CEO, Duffy is principally responsible for the establishment and execution of a long-term strategy for United designed to deliver competitive advantage to agents as they operate in their local markets and serve their clients. Prior to joining United Real Estate, Duffy spent nearly 20 years focused on serving clients in a number of senior executive positions.
Most recently, Mr. Duffy served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft's “2005 Global Partner of the Year” and largest North American Microsoft business solutions partner with over 20 offices serving 12,000 clients across the United States and the U.K. Prior to his tenure in the technology services market space, Duffy served as the Chief Development and Financial Officer of an on-line business-to-business exchange serving the auction and brokerage market for industrial equipment and was a founding member of the Chicago practice of the Center for Strategic Transactions, a division of Ernst & Young L.L.P., providing strategic and corporate finance advisory services to Fortune 100 companies as well as high growth technology, product and services organizations across multiple industries.
Over his past 20 years in the
real estate industry, Peter Giese has expanded numerous start-up
organizations into multi-million dollar companies.
He has also held senior leadership positions in a Fortune 500 company, directing strategies at both the national and local levels. Prior to joining United Real Estate, Giese was most recently with Cendant Corporation and Realogy, Inc., where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Franchise Sales and Development.
In this role, Peter had full authority over the development of real estate brands such as Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and ERA across much of the United States. During his tenure with Cendant and Realogy, Peter led the division with the highest growth in new sales for six years in a row. Before he joined Cendant, Giese was part of the Senior Leadership of Homestore.com.
This start-up company built Realtor.com, a top-ranked real estate website. As the Vice President of National Sales for the Broker division, Giese led a national sales team through two mergers and grew his division’s annual revenue to more than $50 million in less than three years.
Orlando Pedrero's expertise
in the art of consultative sales, and the discovery and implementation
of new revenue streams has propelled him to high level of success and
recognition throughout his career. Pedrero is nationally recognized for
building top-performing sales team throughout multiple industries. In
his 14 years in the real estate industry he has also held senior
leadership positions in a Fortune 500 company, directing strategies at
both the national and regional levels.
Before joining United Real Estate, Pedrero was the President of Intelligent Answers® Consulting Group, specializing in consulting with business leaders on sales growth strategies, sales force process, industry innovation, and revenue growth. Recognized as an expert in the field of executive sales management, Pedrero has worked and consulted with various Fortune 500 companies as well as regional business owners. In addition, his successful experience in Real Estate Franchise Development include working with some of the top real estate brands in the world.
For more than 25 years, Pepin
has been a real estate career man. With an aptitude for technology,
Pepin assumed an executive position with one of the leading real estate
technology companies working with industry leaders, brokerages and
agents on business development through the use of technology. Pepin has
been a California licensed real estate agent for more than 10 years,
bringing extensive experience in brokerage operations, development and
agent recruiting to the United Real Estate team.
Denis has been in the real estate industry since 1989. He has experience in real estate sales, management and agent recruiting. As a business owner myself, I understand brokerage operations. Throughout his career, Denis has developed skills that will contribute to United Real Estate’s upward trajectory. He looks forward to providing top-notch technology, training, growth, and branding solutions to United Real Estate’s current and future customers.
Jayne Ann Conklin joined
United Country Real Estate in 2009 and has over 20 years of customer
service, operations management and project management.
Jayne Ann was the Senior Director of Field Operations for the Sunflower Group as well as Executive Director of Sales Administration for National Cinema Network, as division of AMC Theatres. During her time with both organizations, she developed internal and external customer service teams serving moviegoers, sales professionals, retail chain store and executive management and event execution personnel. She was responsible for executing advertising and event campaigns on a local, regional, national and international level.
She holds an Associate’s Degree in software development as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Most recently, Dave Dickey
was Sr. Vice President Professional Services for ePartners. ePartners,
the Microsoft 2005 Partner of the Year, specialized in delivering,
integrating and customizing solutions tailored specifically for each
client’s business needs.
The group has a concentration in Microsoft .Net programming, portal development services, systems integration, and a focus on ePartners’ core ERP and CRM product offerings. Prior to joining ePartners, Dickey was Director of Worldwide Professional Services at Pervasive Software where he led the services group in both North America and Europe.
The group focused on solving complex database problems and had a specific practice in replication and disaster recovery solutions.
Dickey has spent a number of years in the enterprise software space where he developed mission critical software for a wide range of businesses working with clients such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Office Depot, & Burlington Northern.
Dickey received his BBA in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University, continuing education from Kellogg School of Management, and is a graduate of the Stagen Leadership Institute.
Having worked in all facets
of marketing, Amanda Siler brings extensive experience and a valuable,
big-picture perspective to client projects for the Enhanced Marketing
Solutions (EMS) team. As a member of the management team, Amanda
assisted in building EMS into the largest real estate marketing services
organization in the U.S. while continuing to engage partners, lead and
mentor a team of project management and design professionals and
actively drive operational and growth strategies.
Prior to joining EMS, Amanda worked as a National Account Executive for a large regional homebuilder and developer. Responsible for a 13-state territory, Amanda managed over 400 marketing projects per year. Whether executing a multi-state campaign or developing a social media strategy, Amanda loves bringing projects into the spotlight and using marketing to achieve business goals.
Amanda has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder in Management and Marketing and earned her MBA from Baker University. Amanda was named a Rising Star in 2014 by KC Business Magazine, which celebrates business leaders under the age of 40.
As Managing Broker of United
Real Estate Dallas, Brenda Myers Thompson provides industry-leading
service to United Real Estate clients and sales agents. With 15 years
experience in real estate sales, marketing and management, Brenda brings
a wealth of knowledge to the United Real Estate team. Prior to joining
United Real Estate, Brenda owned and operated a leading Dallas real
estate brokerage business, earning numerous designations and honors,
including being named among the Best Realtors in Dallas by D Magazine.
Brenda has held a number of leadership positions, including serving on the Board of Directors for Collin County Association of Realtors for the 2010 and 2011 terms. Brenda holds the ABR, ASR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, RECS, SFR and TAHS designations/certifications. Brenda has been in the metroplex since 1993 and now resides in Frisco with her husband. She is an active member of the Stonebriar Country Club and sustaining member of the Junior League of Plano.
As the Business Development
Manager, Parente-Chase partners with companies across the U.S. to
develop tools that support, motivate and ensure agent success, which in
turn translates to the highest level of quality for our customers.
Parente-Chase has a wealth of practical experience, from selling real estate to working in the mortgage and banking industry. Her 15+ years of progressive experience has led to the development of several successful programs here at United Real Estate and elsewhere in her career.
Parente-Chase graduated from Northwest Missouri State with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting.
United Real Estate – 2014 Broker of the Year!! Managing Broker of United Real Estate – Chicago providing industry-leading service, leadership and training to United Real Estate Brokers and Clients across the entire Northern Illinois Region. What began in January 2012 as a start up with no active agents, I have grown to over 178 agents and over $150 million in sales volume for 2014 in just two years.
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