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®

Having worked in all facets of marketing, Amanda Cline brings extensive experience and a valuable, big-picture perspective to United Real Estate and client projects for the Enhanced Marketing Solutions (EMS) team. As a member of the leadership team, Amanda actively drives and supports operational and growth strategies for United and EMS through an array of marketing initiatives while leading and mentoring a team of project management and design professionals. Amanda also assisted in building EMS into the largest real estate marketing services organization in the U.S., 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 multistate campaign or developing a social media strategy, Amanda has the expertise to bring any projects into the spotlight and use marketing 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

Jayne Ann Conklin is a forward-thinking and goal-driven leader with consistent success cultivating high-performing teams, and customer service offerings. Her leadership background spans a diverse array of cross-functional business areas with ability to adjust to changing needs and demands of company and customers. Jayne Ann joined the United family in 2009 focused on developing the United Country call center and customer service team.  She transitioned to the emerging United Real Estate brand in 2011 leading a customer service team and a staff of recruiters.  Today, she leads the Network Operations team. She is a graduate of  Avila Uniiversity, Kansas City Missouri. Jayne Ann enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children.  "Great leaders must first become good servants." Robert Greenleaf, 1904 

 


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Patricia Pollard

Director, Relocation and Business Development

Patricia started her Real Estate career in the 80s as a Texas licensed Realtor with her career path evolving to Corporate Relocation Management. Patricia’s background lies extensively in Third Party Relocation, Relocation Department Management, Business Development and Client Relations. Patricia is a recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from Worldwide ERC and is a contributor to Mobility magazine. She is a current member of ERC, RDC, HRP, GHP, NTRP, and TRN. She has served on the Navy Federal Credit Union Broker Advisory Board and is passionate about offering premier service to active military and veterans of all branches. She currently serves on the Texas Relocation Network board and was 2018 President of Relocation Directors Council. She will serve as RDCs Chair in 2019. Patricia strives for excellence in all her endeavors and believes diversification of business streams remains the foundation for growth and success within any department. She specializes in working with Human Resource Professionals and Recruiters to assist them in developing programs to support the employee experience and enhance benefits to relocating employees. Relationships and strategic alliances are the foundation for her long standing business partnerships. Patricia is a highly regarded relocation professional, a frequent speaker and panelist at Relocation Industry events. She has earned her Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations from Worldwide ERC. She also has her Senior Global Destination Services (SGDS) from Relocation Directors Council. Away from the office, Patricia can be found enjoying time with her family and friends. She is involved with the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, the Northwest Chapter of the American Heart Foundation, and the SPCA.


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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@gmail.com – RickMolner.com


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Carol Garcia Drake

Managing Broker Associate

A Realtor since 1999 and a broker since 2012, Carol Drake’s areas of expertise run from luxury properties and residences to farms, ranches and undeveloped acreages, especially in and around Conroe, The Woodlands, and Magnolia, where she moved in 1998.  

“Negotiation of offers and contracts are the aspects of the business I enjoy most and do extremely well,” says Carol, who brings over a decade’s experience in leadership, coaching and training to the table in every deal. She prioritizes her clients’ wants and needs, focuses on them with her deep knowledge of the market, and then proceeds with tenacity, honesty, integrity and consistency. If Carol says it,  she will do it.

Before entering the real estate field, Carol owned and operated her own gourmet food brokerage, supplying tasty treats to both small retailers and the likes of Central Market and Neiman-Marcus. In her 12 years as a fine food purveyor, she learned to handle people from all walks of life, quickly adapt to unknown situations, and fine-tune her initiative. “Both careers take a self-starter type of person who makes things happen and doesn’t wait to see if things will happen,” she says.

Carol enjoys travel, exercise, music, theater, cooking, sewing and raising cattle and horses. She speaks Spanish and has worked with the United Way’s Women Who Rock campaign, assisting young mothers who wish to further their educations. Carol is a founding member of the Magnolia Education Foundation and a member of The Woodlands Country Club.  Of her many accolades and achievements, she remains proudest of her children. 


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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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Tony Arko

Principal Broker

Since 2004, Tony has successfully counseled buyers and sellers in over 300 transactions in the Northern Virginia area. With an emphasis on residential listings in Loudoun County Virginia, he began his real estate career as a listing specialist for the top Keller Williams team in the nation, transitioned to an independent broker in 2008 and eventually started his own brokerage, Complete Home, in 2011. As well as being a producing and managing broker, Tony is also an active participant in the local, state and national associations. He is currently the President and Chairman of the Board for the Dulles Area Association of REALTORS. Previous positions held at DAAR include Chairman of Budget and Finance Committee and Chairman of communications and Technology Committee. At the state level, Tony is currently on the Virginia Association of REALTORS Information Management Committee. Tony is also a certified instructor with REBAC where he teaches the Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) designation as well as the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) designation. He has taught technology courses for real estate agents at the local and state levels and has been a featured panelist and facilitator at the National Association of REALTORS Mid-Year Conventions. In his previous career as a financial professional, Tony held as many as six securities licenses including NASD Principal, Options Principal and NYSE Principal. As a stockbroker and financial analyst, Tony’s extensive knowledge of the financial markets are extensive and have aided him tremendously in his real estate career. After moving around the world as the son of an Army officer, Tony moved to Reston Virginia in 1979 where he graduated from South Lakes High School in 1985 and attended George Mason University in Fairfax. After ten years on the west coast, Tony returned to Northern Virginia in 1998 and settled in Ashburn, where he currently lives.