Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post About Author: Staff Writer June 2, 2017 1,545 Views Share Save Subscribe Adam Contos RE/MAX Serene Smith 2017-06-02 Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Liz Bryant Named to Lead Wells Fargo’s Retail Sales Next: The Week Ahead: Reform to Dodd-Frank Tagged with: Adam Contos RE/MAX Serene Smith RE/MAX COO Appointed as Co-CEO Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. announced Tuesday the immediate appointment of COO Adam Contos to RE/MAX Co-CEO sharing responsibilities with Co-Founder and now Co-CEO Dave Liniger. Contos led many key functions at RE/MAX in the last 14 years and was named COO in 2016. With the appointment of Contos, Liniger will now be able to focus on furthering the company’s leadership position in the industry while driving special strategic initiatives.RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. announced Tuesday the immediate appointment of COO Adam Contos to RE/MAX Co-CEO sharing responsibilities with Co-Founder and now Co-CEO Dave Liniger. RE/MAX Holdings is the parent company of RE/MAX, LLC, a real estate brokerage service, and Motto Franchising, LLC, franchisor of the Motto Mortgage network of mortgage brokerages. Liniger will now be able to focus on furthering the company’s leadership position in the industry while driving special strategic initiatives.“I’m proud to have Adam, who has successfully led many key functions in our business over the last 13 years, partner with me at the CEO position,” said Liniger. “We have a talented and dedicated group of leaders at RE/MAX and I’ve been actively working with them to build our future. Under Adam’s leadership, I know this dynamic team will further our position as the number one name in real estate.”RE/MAX has utilized the Co-CEO structure in several of its CEO transitions. The approach ensures continuity in RE/MAX leadership, in its successful and unique business model, and in the overall company strategy.“We’re fortunate to have a deep and talented executive team at RE/MAX,” Liniger continued. “They share the same drive and desire to succeed that I had when I created this company over 44 years ago. We’re all strongly aligned around the core strategy, values, culture and mission that have made this company great. I’m confident that the strength of our management team supported by our exceptional agents, brokers, franchise owners and employees will continue to drive our future growth and success.”Contos managed RE/MAX daily operations including IT, HR, Business Development, Events, Brand Marketing, Communications, Media, and Public Relations as COO.“Dave’s founding principles and culture of success along with the dedication of RE/MAX agents and owners have made RE/MAX the greatest real estate company in the world,” said Contos. “I’m honored to drive RE/MAX forward on behalf of over 110,000 agents who represent this iconic brand by delivering exceptional service to their clients. We will continue to advance RE/MAX and the real estate industry by delivering the products and services that have made our franchisees and agents so successful for the last four decades.”In 2004, Contos joined RE/MAX working with offices in the Mountain States Region. He was promoted to the Region’s VP the following year. Between 2007 and 2013 he served first for the California & Hawaii Region and then the RE/MAX Florida Region. He was promoted to VP, Region Development, in 2013 and then to SVP of marketing, in February 2015. According to RE/MAX, during his marketing tenure, he and the business development team built a franchise sales process that fueled record growth. In 2016, Contos was named COO.Serene Smith, SVP of Financial Planning and Business Analytics, succeeds Contos as COO. Smith joined RE/MAX in 2006 as the Senior Manager of Internal Audit. She then was named VP of Financial Planning and Analysis in 2014 and a SVP in January 2016. in Featured, Headlines, Magazine, News Home / Featured / RE/MAX COO Appointed as Co-CEO
Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A federal court in Washington, D.C., has denied a bid by a Russian firm to join an appeal brought by an American who is seeking to challenge the legitimacy of Robert Mueller’s appointment to special counsel.U.S. Court of Appeals Judges David Tatel and Thomas Griffith ruled Thursday that the firm, Concord Management and Consulting, LLC., did not have standing to “intervene” in the appellate case brought by Andrew Miller, a former associate of longtime Donald Trump friend and Republican political operative Roger Stone.Prosecutors allege Concord financed a St. Petersburg “troll factory” called the Internet Research Agency, which U.S. officials say set up hundreds of fake or automated social media accounts as part of a widespread online influence campaign ahead of the 2016 election. The firm has pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit fraud.Miller served as an aide to Stone until 2013, according to Stone, who once described Miller as his “wingman” because he helped manage Stone’s schedule, travel and media appearances, and also provided “some I.T. work.” Miller identifies himself as a libertarian and has said he did not support Trump’s candidacy, but he did accompany Stone to the 2016 Republican National Convention.Miller turned over requested documents to prosecutors but was also subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury in the Russia probe in late June. After an unsuccessful attempt by his attorney last month to quash the subpoena to testify, Miller was held in contempt of court for refusing to comply with it. ABC News reported earlier this month that Miller’s legal fight, now heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals, is being steered by a veteran Washington legal group that has a history of taking on Democrats and is bankrolled, in part, by longstanding Republican donors.Attorneys for both Miller and Concord have argued that Mueller’s appointment as special counsel was unconstitutional — and both have lost those arguments in lower courts. Miller appealed his loss and, late last week, attorneys for Reed Smith, the American law firm representing Concord, moved to legally join in that appeal.“Basic fairness therefore dictates that Concord should be permitted to participate in this appeal,” Concord’s motion said. Concord has also filed its own appeal, but said the “unique circumstances of this case,” including the overlapping arguments against Mueller’s appointment, should permit the firm to join in with Miller’s.Miller’s attorney did not oppose the move, but the special counsel team did.In its response filed on Monday, prosecutors said that Concord should not be allowed to join Miller’s appellate case because the firm “has not suffered a concrete and particularized injury as a result of the district court’s contempt finding against Andrew Miller.”Thursday the court sided with Mueller’s team, but ordered Concord be eligible to file an amicus brief – its own argument presumably in support of Miller’s side — should it choose to do so.Concord, which prosecutors say is controlled by a close associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is one of three Russian entities, along with 13 Russian individuals, charged in connection with the alleged online influence operation, according to court documents. Concord is the only defendant to engage with the court through its U.S.-based attorneys. The attorneys did not respond to requests for comment for this report.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.