Who is United ?

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Dan Duffy

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Duffy joined United Real Estate Group (United) as part of a successful effort in February 2006 to secure growth capital to support the growth and repositioning of the United system. He serves as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

In his role as CEO, Mr. Duffy is principally responsible for the establishment and execution of a long-term strategy for United, designed to deliver a competitive advantage to affiliated agents as they operate in their local markets and serve their clients.

Prior to joining United, Mr. 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 two time “Global Partner of the Year” and largest global 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, Mr. Duffy served as the Chief Development and Financial Officer of an online 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.

Mr. Duffy earned a B.A. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and a M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business with a triple concentration in Marketing, Finance and Strategy.


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Rick Haase

President

Rick Haase, has been leading Real Estate brokerage strategy and operations for over thirty years. Rick most recently served as President of Latter & Blum Inc. Under his leadership the company grew from 64th to 22nd largest Real Estate brokerage in the nation. Rick and his team accomplished this via both organic growth and mergers & acquisitions of 18 real estate and title services companies - tripling agent count from 1,050 to over 3,000. Rick is a Founding Partner of Envision Advisors and is a frequent lecturer and consultant throughout the U.S. and Canada on a wide variety of real estate and home services topics with emphasis on disruptive innovation and its impact on real estate brokerages, mortgage, title and insurance affiliated commerce. He has operated full service and transaction fee based models residential and commercial real estate brokerages, mortgage, insurance services and title & settlement services. Rick has held senior leadership positions with market-leading companies in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio and Connecticut. An expert in strategic planning and management and Rick a graduate of the Gestalt Institute’s Organizational Systems Development program. He holds numerous Real Estate industry designations. In addition to his professional accomplishments Rick has served on various non-profit and community service Boards of Directors at United Way, The University of New Orleans Research and Technology Foundation Board, Police & Justice Foundation, Business Council.


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David Dickey

Chief Technology Officer

Most recently, 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.


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Amanda Cline

Vice President of Marketing,United Real Estate & Enhanced Marketing Solutions®

Amanda Cline joined United Real Estate Group in 2010. Having worked in all facets of marketing, Amanda brings extensive experience and a valuable, big-picture perspective to United Real Estate. As a member of the leadership team, Amanda actively drives and supports operational and growth strategies for United through an array of marketing initiatives while leading and mentoring a team of marketing project management and design professionals. Amanda also assisted in building the largest in-house real estate marketing services organization in the U.S, Enhanced Marketing Solutions® (EMS), delivering over 1,000 projects annually and winning over 50 USA Today and National Auctioneer Association Marketing excellence awards. 

Prior to joining United, 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 has the expertise to bring any projects into the spotlight and utilize marketing or advertising strategies to achieve business goals. 

AManda has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder in Management with a concentration in 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.
 


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Doug Adams

Vice President, Broker Engagement

As VP of Broker Engagement, I'm privileged to work with an incredible team that is helping 90+ United Real Estate Brokers and 8,000+ agents across the country achieve unprecedented top line and bottom line growth. We are achieving this growth by working hand-in-hand with each Broker to be sure they are leveraging the unique suite of services that United Real Estate offers. We also work closely with each of those Brokers to introduce United Real Estate's extremely competitive, 100% commission model to agents looking to increase their income considerably and be part of a great family culture that truly cares about their success. We offer each agent the most state of the art marketing, training and technology while keeping their hard earned commission in their pockets. As a result, United Real Estate has been recognized as one of the fastest growing franchises in the country. 


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Jayne Ann Conklin

Director, Network Operations

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Nick Bristow

Managing Broker, United Real Estate | Dallas

After graduating from high school, Nick Bristow went into the Marine Corps and was assigned to the infantry unit. After weeks of punishing physical and mental screening, he was accepted into the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and was deployed to Panama in 1984.

After being discharged in 1987 and completing some college, being in the military was his desired career path. He joined the Army and after a brief stint in artillery, applied and was accepted into the U.S. Army Special Operations which required Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) training and Arabic language training. He became the Arabic translator on his Special Op Team for nearly six years. 

During this time in the service, he also developed, trained, equipped and deployed operating teams to Africa, in conjunction with the United Nations, for Humanitarian Demining Operations with an area of expertise in the public awareness sector.    

His team was also responsible for writing and deploying radio broadcasts for the “Voice of the Gulf” which was transmitted into Iraq. After being injured in the line of duty in 1995 and multiple surgeries, he medically retired from the military. 

In 1997, he returned to Dallas and started flipping homes for about 9 years before getting his Real Estate license in 2006. Over the course of 8 years, he grew his real estate team from the bottom up reaching 60,000,000 in sales volume and is currently serving as the Managing Broker at United Real Estate | Dallas.

He later went on to finish his Bachelor’s Degree at Texas A&M with a BAAS in Organizational Leadership, graduating Magna Cum Laude .The degree focuses on the structure of corporate leadership, leadership education and training, assessment of current companies, change management and process change/development. 

In addition to his Bachelor’s Degree, he earned a Master’s of Science from Texas A&M in Adult Training and Education which focuses on developing mobile training platforms.  


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Richard Molner

Regional Vice President, Managing Broker, United Real Estate | Philadelphia

Rick Molner – Regional Vice President – Managing Broker for United Real Estate.

Licensed in PA, NJ, MD, DE, SC & FL.

Rick Served as the Past Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Broker Council, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates. Past Chair Member on the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors. Past Director of the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. Past chair member of the Lions Club, He Won Yearly Multi-Million Dollar awards with Weichert and Re/Max. 

Rick is a 3rd Generation Real Estate Broker and has had a successful career in the real estate, mortgage & building industry. His Past positions include CEO/Team Leader - Associate Broker for 4 Keller Williams Realty Group offices, He owned & operated Weichert Realtors – Molner Group, Apple Glen Mortgage Corp, Concord Homes from & Pocono Mountain Music Center/School. 

Now the Regional Vice President & Managing Broker for United Real Estate in PA, MD, DE & NJ. He presently oversees the Region and his office in Wayne PA. Managing, recruiting and expanding the United Real Estate Brand where agents are given 100% Commission. His present and previous roles included management, recruiting, hired, reviewing contracts and many other aspects of Brokering.  He shares his past and present real estate experiences with agents looking to learn and better themselves in the Real Estate Industry. He is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in PA, DE, MD, NJ, SC & FL. Rick who is a proven sales leader has had several years of consistently leading his offices in sales and in his rookie year exceeded over 6.2 million dollars with 68 transactions and more than any other agent. He led all agents in sales in the offices he served since his start 2005 in Real Estate. With his extensive knowledge in the residential & commercial building industry, combined with his negotiation & management skills Rick aides his clients and agents with comfort and professional representation during their real estate transaction and careers. 

Rick is also a Professional Musician, Founder of musical groups Millennium, Life Reign and Rhythm Craft where he still performs when time allows. He is a Worship Leader, Concert Performer and Promoter. Rick loves his family life with 7 Children and 14 Grandchildren, The Real Estate industry, Traveling, Cruises, Golf, Fishing & meeting new people. 

You can reach Rick by calling 570-499-1639 or by e-mail rickmolner@unitedrealestate.com – RickMolner.com


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Carol Garcia Drake

Managing Broker Associate

With more than 20 years experience as a Greater Houston Area real estate agent, and nearly 10 years as a broker, Carol Garcia Drake, Managing Broker of United Real Estate Houston, knows and values the opportunities and big heart the city of Houston offers. From luxury properties to farm & ranch and undeveloped acreage, Carol's expertise expands across the industry and specializes in the Northwest area of Houston, where she has lived since 1998.

As a native Mid-Western, second-generation American with East-Coast roots, Carol's diverse experience in real estate across the country gives her a refined perspective on what defines a home for each individual. She's passionate about instilling and educating the same knowledge into her teams as they proceed with tenacity , honesty, integrity and consistency.

Before entering the professional world of real estate, Carol opened and operated Fine and Fancy Foods, an international gourmet food brokerage where, partnering with her sister, she worked with leading industry companies in the country's largest cities for 12 years. Her self-starter, go-getter and family-oriented personality gave her the advantage in adapting to unknown situations, negotiation offers and contracts that would align perfectly with her future in real estate.

When her children were born, Carol dedicated her life to raising them while helping manage the automobile auction company her family owned and operated for nearly 20 years. As her children entered school, her entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge of the housing industry instilled by her father, an architect, led her to become a licensed real estate agent in 1999.

After more than 14 years leading teams for a billion dollar real estate company, she decided to venture out on her own to lead teams in a way that would not only educate the client but also the agents. Thus, the independent team, Inspired Living Real Estate was founded in 2016, and eventually Carol moved to become the broker of United Real Estate Houston in 2019. United continues to set an industry standard for credibility, honesty and integrity in customer service and client advocacy.

Carol knows that a team is only as strong as every working part, and to ensure her team exudes excellence across their communities, she is devoted to bringing a deeper knowledge and understanding to the home buying experience for every United agent and their client, by providing her team with the most current information, education and training.

Her passion for education far exceeds the workplace. Carol is a founding member of both the Magnolia Education Foundation and the United Ways' "Women who Rock," providing resources for learning and funds for programs that support excellence in education. As a founding board member of Cannon Recovery and Transitional Living which supports the special needs and veteran populations, Carol's heart for serving her community, her team, her family and God is ultimately her greatest motivation. And among the many accolades , achievements and awards she's grateful to have received, her proudest and most prized achievements are her family, children and grandchildren.


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Rick Williams

Designated Managing Broker

Rick has been in the real estate industry for the past 35 years. He is currently a licensed managing broker in IL, IN and IA.  He brings his extensive real estate knowledge which includes much residential & commercial appraisal experience and significant commercial brokerage dealings throughout the years.  He loves to spend time with his wife and 4 children.  He is an avid hoops player and loves to play tennis.  He also enjoys operating charity basketball events for various causes.


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Cynthia Benchick

Broker

Cynthia Benchick, principle broker of Charles Rutenberg Realty Fort Lauderdale opened the south Florida office in 2003 and championed the continued growth to one of the largest real estate firms in Florida with over 950 agents today. The 2019 innovative merge with United Real Estate, after 16 years in business, was the pinnacle of giving back to grow the realtors in the direction the industry era demanded. originally from Michigan, Cyndi was a successful business owner and private real estate investor for 15 years prior to receiving her Florida real estate license.

Cyndi included charitable philanthropy as an integral component of Charles Rutenberg Realty, sitting on the board of the greater Fort Lauderdale realtors charitable foundation for 10 years, and continues the movement and encouragement with her realtors to share and care for those less fortunate.  

As a RPAC Platinum R & Hall of Fame member, Cynthia continues to participate and encourage all real estate industry members to be involved with the REALTOR political action committee. she continues to support the realtors through her sustained appointed board director leadership as well as a Florida state director appointment. along with additional contributions and achievements, Cyndi was recognized by her peers in 2016 by being awarded the distinguished 2016 recipient of the Myrtle T. “Andy” Anderson memorial leadership award.

Enjoying south Florida’s vast outdoor activities includes her favorite pastimes of golf, snorkeling, fishing and hiking. she also shares her love of travel with family and friends, exploring new destinations.

Cyndi has been licensed since 1998, and along with her experienced staff continues to provide leadership and direction for her team of real estate professionals.


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Zhanneta Nekrich

Regional VP for VA, MD and DC, Principal Broker

Zhanneta is an accomplished 17-year veteran of the real estate industry and a strong advocate for her agents’ success. She began her real estate career as a residential sales agent in 2004 and produced $14MM in volume her first year. She quickly became a national top producer, ranking among the top 1% of residential real estate professionals in North America.

In 2008, Zhanneta launched a successful sales team, closing more than 300 residential sales in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. She obtained her Associate Brokers license in 2013 and served in executive leadership roles with Long & Foster in North Virginia.

Zhanneta’s focus is to develop, train, attract and lead by example. She excels at delivering collaborative agent training and enrichment programs and teaches Ethics at the North Virginia Association of Realtors where she received the organization’s 2018 Code of Ethics Award.

Originally from Russia, Zhanneta holds a degree in Music from Glinka College in Ukraine where she studied music theory and classical piano.