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Real property luxury group

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Real Property Luxury Group

is a luxury property marketing and referral entity. RPLG functions as a business integration of regionally exclusive brokers. RPLG connects wealthy buyers to sellers through a variety of lead-generating entities, greatly in part, by producing and distributing elegant and targeted media that garners attention. For over 30 years, our multimedia campaigns featuring

a variety of nationwide/worldwide properties have effectively stimulated hundreds of high level transactions. Our media consists of

numerous magazines and websites, including national and international sites: Pinnacle, Farm and Ranch, Residence International, Classic Properties International, American Luxury Estates, Fine Property International, European Luxury Group, Caribbean Luxury Collection, and Roatán Magazine. RPLG’s strength is in its innovative approaches to marketing and referrals. We were the first to reach beyond traditional referral methods that relied on broker-to-broker introductions. Instead, we forged the way for face-to-face interactions with our clientele. Our team of exclusively-selected brokers walk amongst the wealthy, inhabiting the worlds of hedge fund managers, celebrities, sport and talent agents, private jet brokers, and leaders of many other industries. Quite simply, our brokers meet the demands of our exclusive clientele because they have an insider’s understanding of their needs and desires. To ensure our brokers are the best in their respective region, each undergoes a careful nomination and review process and must be approved by our board. We hope this booklet helps you understand how RPLG functions with its affiliate brokers as a third party marketing arm that reaches far beyond its media to connect wealthy buyers and sellers.

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Real Property Luxury Group, LLC

Real Property Luxury Group, LLC

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Contents Introduction to Real Property Luxury Group

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Primary Service Offerings

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Affiliate Service Offerings Third-Party Referral Program

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Referral Network

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Referral Fee Structure Referral Portfolio

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Pay-When-Sold Marketing Referral and Pay-When-Sold Tracking

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General Media Websites

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Print

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Complimentary Editorials

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Digital Magazines and Brochures

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LinkedIn Constant Contact

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Distribution Methodology

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Print Distribution

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Recommendations and Testimonials

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For over 30 years, the principals and staff members of Real Property Luxury Group (RPLG) have become associated with the most successful real estate brokers in the world. These friendships began with the creation of numerous magazine titles and corresponding websites, including Pinnacle, Open Country International, Residence, American Luxury Estates and Classic Properties International. RPLG is a brokerage, marketing and referral entity that uses multiple media titles and websites to capture the attention of very wealthy buyers and sellers. Membership is exclusive.

Growth and Customer Diversification

Strategy RPLG has and continues to assemble a set of diverse set of clients who represent key luxury properties in targeted regions in the US and internationally. No one client contributes more than 3% to the Company’s total revenue. Every client receives regional exclusivity with RPLG. Therefore, should an agreement terminate within any given market, there are built-in customer redundancies in the form of the former client’s competition, who have seen the marketing advantages that RPLG membership brings to the table. Regional exclusivity also incentivizes RPLG’s current members to continue using the Company’s services year after year so that their competitors cannot usurp the benefits of a relationship with RPLG.

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While granting regional exclusivity to its members, RPLG does not hesitate to partner with brokers involved in other membership programs or affiliate groups. Many of RPLG’s members are affiliated with Luxury Portfolio, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and other well-known and respected luxury organizations. Partnering with RPLG not only proves complementary and beneficial, it also provides a conduit to mutually beneficial relationships between RPLG and Christie’s or Sotheby’s partners in other regions.

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GROWTH THROUGH EXPANSION OF MEMBERSHIP RPLG has identified over 100 regional brokerage leaders to be targeted as new members in the next phase of its expansion alone. Luxury properties represented by these potential broker affiliates combined with existing RPLG broker relationships to exceed $50 billion in luxury property aggregate value. Based on the successful development to date of a diverse and robust portfolio of broker affiliates, RPLG expects rapid expansion through the acquisition of a significant number of clients from these target leaders within the next twelve months. Collaborations between the Company and consulting partners who are heavily entrenched at the national level will benefit/substantially increase the sale of new territories.


RPLG further expects to benefit by strengthening its relationships with existing brokers as they convert to broker-investors. As a result, investors will be highly incentivized to recommend RPLG to their affiliates in other regions. The results will be greater brokerage power for the investors as RPLG’s brand continues to grow. The map below illustrates RPLG’s targeted regions, color-coded based on the total property value in the portfolios of brokers RPLG has identified in those regions. Nearly every state has multiple target regions, and in every region RPLG has identified a target brokerage and several other potential partners.

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GROWTH THROUGH THIRD-PARTY REFERRALS RPLG has developed an unrivaled third-party referral network that generates a significant number of annual leads. As detailed in the Third-Party Referrals section of this memorandum, RPLG receives referrals of potential buyers and sellers of luxury properties from its network of referrers strategically selected for their high level of exposure to high-net-worth individuals. Historically, RPLG has enjoyed significant growth in both the number of referring entities and referrals received per year, and anticipates driving considerable revenue growth with the closure of sales on referral properties. Management believes the Company is well positioned to create a powerful network of high-end referral sources that, like RPLG members, value access to high-net-worth individuals. Management expects that through these partnerships, both RPLG and the referring entities will generate significant revenue, as the referring entities introduce their clients to RPLG while introducing its members’ clients to the referring entities. GROWTH THROUGH PAY-WHEN-SOLD Similar to the third-party referral programs, RPLG has developed an innovative service to grow listings for its member brokers as well as itself. As detailed in the Pay-When-Sold section of this memorandum, RPLG has developed a suite of services for properties that require a revitalization of marketing materials to pique interest in the market. RPLG provides marketing services at no charge throughout the duration of the marketing agreement in exchange for a percentage of the broker’s fee upon the successful sale of the property. The Company has discovered significant interest for this service among its existing brokers, and expects it to be a significant driver of revenues as properties close. This optional service will have a profound impact on the ability of an RPLG broker to win the listing initially or extend the listing during late stage retention discussions and presentations. GROWTH THROUGH LAUNCH OF ADDITIONAL MAGAZINES Due to the success of its existing titles, American Luxury Estates and Classic Properties International, RPLG has initiated two additional multimedia sites showcasing luxury properties, expected to launch in 12-24 months. These new magazines and websites will target different luxury markets from the Company’s existing titles and will enable application of RPLG’s already successful business model in new regions as well as provide opportunities for additional exposure to eligible affiliated brokers in those new regions. • 03


primary SERVICE OFFERINGS The Company’s principal activity is to provide exclusive membership and marketing services to its clientele through the targeted development, printing and distribution of tailored magazines and web products showcasing the finest in luxury residential real estate. The Company’s diverse services include the following:

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MEMBERSHIP Once accepted into RPLG, the Company’s brokerage affiliates enjoy access to an extensive suite of marketing, consulting and technology solutions. Membership automatically includes representation in RPLG’s print magazines, digital magazines and websites, as well as the opportunity to benefit from additional advertising, custom covers and Pay-When-Sold marketing. Membership is always regionally exclusive, allowing each broker affiliate to set itself apart from the competition with RPLG’s superior marketing products and services.

EXCLUSIVITY Becoming a broker affiliate with RPLG grants regional exclusivity, ensuring that the brokers are supplied with a set of marketing materials and services vastly superior to what is available to the competition in that region. RPLG member brokers enter listing presentations with the confidence that they can present a level of cachet and professionalism unrivaled by other firms, enabling them to secure high-profile clients and establish themselves as the most prestigious choice for luxury properties in their region. Furthermore, the member’s regional exclusivity extends to RPLG’s referral network and to featured pages on RPLG’s suite of websites. Whenever an interested buyer searches through one of RPLG’s top-ranked luxury home sites in a broker’s region, they see only properties from RPLG’s regional broker affiliate, thus cutting out the competition at the beginning of the search. Market exclusivity is a major benefit to a brokerage and its agents. Whether the exclusivity is within a luxury brand, a referral service, on a website or in a magazine, offering products and services to sellers that are inaccessible/prohibitive to competitors is powerful and persuasive. If the luxury brand is relevant, the websites well-visited and user-friendly, and the magazines well distributed, the broker has a marked advantage in listing presentations. Many luxury real estate brands refer to themselves as “exclusive” but still offer their services to competing brokerage companies. These brands may well be beneficial and relevant, but if their services can be replicated by a competing brokerage, their value in listing presentations is diffused. Moreover, response and referrals generated through exclusively held marketing and referral brands is inarguable. Sellers who thoroughly understand the exclusive brand and the relevance of its sub-brands will strongly consider the owner of the brand when listing their property for sale.

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AFFORDABILITY The RPLG exclusive broker agreement is very affordable and far less expensive than other recognized luxury real estate brands that offer no or limited exclusivity, which usually means access on a single website or storied brand names. In contrast, RPLG takes a proactive approach. We do not require co-branding, offer 100% regional exclusivity, provide access to multimedia, and manage highly innovative referral and pay-when-sold media campaigns. RPLG’s affordability will enable any company to co-brand with existing affiliations effectively and efficiently. MAGAZINES RPLG owns and publishes well-known industry magazines showcasing the finest residential properties. These magazines act as a high profile marketing resource for RPLG’s brokerage affiliates, displaying the properties with a level of style and professionalism unrivaled by the competition.

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WEB PRESENCE RPLG’s websites enhance the home search experience by affording buyers with information about estates most fitted to their proclivities/wishes/needs, featuring member properties in a cutting-edge, easy-to-browse format that leverages in-house technology to provide an estate search experience unparalleled in the industry. The Company sponsors multiple sites on which to match potential buyers and sellers:

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EXPANSIVE INTERNET FOOTPRINT In addition to the primary web portals, RPLG uses over 20 redirect sites to maximize the number of unique visits from potential clients searching for luxury property. The Company’s sites maintain prime search ranking, and are constantly being updated and upgraded to continually rank above the competition. Moreover, RPLG’s internet presence extends beyond websites, featuring digital magazines and email distribution systems that allows the Company to reach a large but targeted audience based on the needs of its member brokers. Furthermore, the Company maintains an active presence in social media, including hosting discussion groups featuring hundreds of members on LinkedIn. The Company’s social media activity reaches an extensive network, and hundreds of individual users have joined or followed RPLG’s discussions, providing an excellent pipeline for future marketing. • 05


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SUPPLEMENTAL ADVERTISING In addition to the space included in their memberships, members may purchase additional pages in the print and digital magazines to maximize exposure for their real estate portfolios. CUSTOM COVERS Complementary to featured pages, members may purchase custom covers for RPLG’s print and digital magazines that maximize the effectiveness of a broker’s regional distribution. This innovative program allows each broker to place its company brand, properties, website and limited editorial onto all four cover pages that wrap around the base publication. This option becomes extremely effective in listing presentations and house-to-house mailing strategies.

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NEWSSTAND DISTRIBUTION Through partnerships with major retailers, RPLG’s print media are featured at bookstores across the nation. RPLG’s distribution network currently includes national retailers such as Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million. This distribution not only generates additional prestige for RPLG’s member brokers, it also allows featured properties to reach readers who are both actively looking for luxury properties and outside of the brokers’ standard target audience.

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TARGETED DISTRIBUTION RPLG’s print and digital magazines currently reach a distribution network featuring 200,000 annual mailings targeted toward potential buyers of luxury properties. Additionally, management has identified a significant expansion pipeline to support its growing member network.

affiliate SERVICE OFFERINGS RPLG provides expert consulting services (“RPLG Consultants” or the “Consulting Group”) to brokers to ensure each member acquires the necessary solutions beyond the standard referral, marketing, and advertising services provided by the core RPLG business. Any potential revenue related to providing these services has not been contemplated in the financial projections included in this memorandum. For modern brokers, building a brand requires providing value and support for agents and consumers. Differentiating a brand from the competition requires delivering what other firms cannot. The Consulting Group’s unique assessment tools help brokers redefine their business strategies, and the firm’s real estate solutions help brokerages to improve their core practices, increasing both market share and profitability. The real estate solutions RPLG Consultants offer are based on technologies that improve efficiency, streamline workflow and refine internet marketing strategies. RPLG Consultants’ veteran management team helps its affiliates modernize their brokerage operations by transforming the role technology plays in their business and combining it with best practices for business. RPLG Consultants are creating a customized version of their highly acclaimed brokerage reinvention program for RPLG membership. With RPLG Consultants and their reinvention network, broker affiliates will discover intuitive, web-based real estate solutions that offer adaptability and accessibility. RPLG Consultants pair exceptional real estate technology with an in-depth understanding of the evolving marketplace. RPLG Consultants understand that brokers must tackle many problems to reinvent their business. RPLG Consultants have a host of solutions to assist brokers in developing their businesses: • Automated marketing tools • Mobile websites including in-depth Facebook integration • Social media integration and monitoring • Real estate SEO with a focus on localized search • Immediate internet lead response through dedicated contact centers • Lead incubation • Cloud-based business processing and transaction management systems • Streamlined workflows designed to increase efficiency and improve client satisfaction • Simplification and automation of important communications between agents and consumers

third-party referral program For decades, brokers have introduced buyers and sellers in exchange for referral fees. Referring brokers typically elect to make these introductions in order to tap into another broker’s geographical or logistical infrastructure, receiving 20% of the brokers’ fees when the property sells. Rapid growth and geographic expansion over the last 30 years has fostered the rise of major referral agencies that help facilitate introductions on all levels (broker to broker; broker to seller; broker to buyer). These referral agencies operate on a vast scale and take a considerable portion of the referral fees.

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RPLG adds a new twist to the referral process, especially as it relates to sellers. RPLG has fostered numerous relationships with referral sources selected for their access to wealthy individuals. RPLG defines these relationships as “third-party lead generators” (“TPLG” or “lead generators”). Lead generators choose RPLG as a partner because they understand that RPLG will market and service the seller’s property throughout the duration of the list period while RPLG’s broker affiliate shepherds the property to a successful sale. Moreover, the lead generator understands that the seller pays approximately the same fee that a competing broker would charge, but benefits from RPLG’s additional marketing resources, increasing the property’s exposure and likelihood of sale. Furthermore, RPLG compensates licensed third-party lead generators with a portion of RPLG’s referral fee upon the successful sale of the property.

REFERRAL NETWORk RPLG has cemented referral relationships with 18 entities that have collectively delivered 42 introductions to sellers, buyers or both, creating overall value exceeding $300 million in active agreements, with an additional $200 million pending. These leads include residential properties and developments valued from $2 million to $200 million and buyer interest between $1 million and $20 million. Single-family residential properties average $8 million each and range from $2 million to $45 million each. Property and seller referrals are primarily residential and residential developments, but over $50 million in commercial buildings are currently being analyzed for marketing. In building its referral network, RPLG has developed partnerships with select companies in targeted industries that maintain high-touch or advisory relationships with high-net-worth clientele, including the following industries: • Hedge Funds • Sports Agents • Immigration Law Firms • Medical • Entertainment • Talent Agencies • Private Aviation Brokerage • Yachting Lead generators choose to partner with RPLG not only because the Company will market the referred properties free-of charge for the duration of the marketing period, but also because they know that the Company will provide an excellent level of service to their clients. Moreover, RPLG only partners with broker affiliates of the utmost integrity and expertise. The reputation of RPLG and its broker affiliates has resulted in a high success rate of discovering and developing relationships with new referral sources. Management finds that once aware of the services RPLG provides, the newly referred sellers often become valuable lead generators themselves. Furthermore, management has recognized a significant trend among its current customer base. RPLG’s broker affiliates have been so pleased with the Company’s unparalleled services that many have expressed an interest in bringing associates and business partners into the fold as new RPLG clients.

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referral fee structure Though RPLG generates referrals from many sources, the Company passes these referrals on exclusively to its broker affiliates in the seller’s region. As part of its seller referral service, RPLG publishes pages showcasing the referred seller’s property in RPLG’s magazines and digital products free-of-charge for the duration of the referral agreement. In exchange for its referral and marketing support, upon the successful sale of a referral property, RPLG is compensated with a portion of the broker’s fee earned by the broker affiliate who received the referral. In addition to maintaining its existing referral network, RPLG continuously develops pilot campaigns to probe untapped markets and maximize the number of buyer and seller referrals available to its membership. In these campaigns, RPLG features member properties in its print and digital materials free of charge. Furthermore, RPLG’s management is familiar with the impact of global events on high-net-worth immigration, and monitors international politics in order to identify and cater to emerging groups of affluent buyers.

referral portfolio Since the launch of RPLG’s referral program, the Company has referred dozens of major properties from its third-party referral networks to its broker affiliates. Examples of these properties are listed below denoting the third party industry category.

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location

value

Referral industry

Texas

$8,000,000

Attorney

Connecticut

$40,000,000

Hedge Fund

Bahamas

$5,000,000

Hedge Fund

Oregon

$5,000,000

Celebrity

Texas

$12,000,000

Attorney

Turtle Bay

Bahamas

$2,000,000

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Hamptons Property

New York

$6,000,000

Jet Broker

Westchester Property

New York

$18,000,000

Jet Broker

Washington

$6,000,000

Jet Broker

Astancia Development

Texas

$200,000,000

Entertainer

Dixie Chicks Property

Texas

$7,500,000

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Seattle Property

Guadalupe River Ranch

Texas

$10,000,000

PWS

Indiana Ranch

Indiana

$5,000,000

Developer

Picosa Ranch

Texas

$10,000,000

PWS

Total Potential Revenue from Existing Properties

$4,765,000

As illustrated in the table above, RPLG has successfully built a growing portfolio of PWS and referral properties, all of which are currently on the market. Management eagerly anticipates the maturation of this program; expectations are 30% of PWS and referral properties to be sold.

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pay-when-sold marketing For economic reasons, most luxury properties enjoy a launch marketing campaign initially then a tapering off effect over the next few months. Consequently, brokers like to believe their marketing plan will be effective for their sellers, but often, after some period, marketing budgets dry up and usually list price is blamed for lack of buyer interest. RPLG’s Pay-When-Sold (“PWS”) program allows client properties to benefit from additional exposure, assisting the member broker in executing the sale with zero financial risk until the property sells. The PWS option offers the same marketing commitment when sellers are referred. The RPLG property marketing commitment includes aggressive use of full page advertising in RPLG printed and digital magazines, special placement on RPLG websites, broad and direct exposure to all RPLG affiliates in logical feeder market locales, and face-to-face communication with the seller, when requested. This service allows RPLG members to expand their revenue generation using existing leads and demonstrate continued marketing exposure to their clients, at no financial risk to their clients or themselves.

referral and pay-when-sold tracking In order to ensure up-to-date status reports of properties in RPLG’s Referral Portfolio, the Company has developed a three-pronged strategy.

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REFERRAL AGREEMENTS RPLG’s Referral and Pay-When-Sold agreements provide protection for the Company and its member brokers, as well as outlining the marketing services RPLG provides for the luxury property free-of-charge throughout the marketing period. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RPLG’s tracking software provides weekly updates to confirm the status of any properties in its Referral and Pay-When-Sold portfolio, ensuring that the Company is informed about the current needs of the property and alerted when a sale has been executed. RPLG LIAISON To assess the property and assist RPLG’s member, an experienced broker meets with each member to allay any concerns and to ensure their property is marketed effectively. As referrals and interest in utilizing the Pay-WhenSold model increase, it is vital that RPLG assign geographically placed affiliated liaisons who are assigned to each property. These individuals will be licensed, have excellent communication skills and be fully knowledgeable of all aspects of the RPLG marketing commitment and other services. The RPLG Liaisons will travel immediately at the request of RPLG members to assist in the initial listing presentations as well as listing retention presentations. These individuals will not be full time employees; the affiliate broker will pay their expenses plus day-rate and RPLG will share a portion of its referral fee when properties close. RPLG anticipates designating 6 to 8 strategically located liaisons to best serve its member brokers. RPLG Liaison duties will include: • Explanation of the RPLG mission statement and marketing plan to seller during listing presentations and listing retention presentations • Introduction of seller/buyer to member broker when lead is generated from third party • Introduction of broker to broker when relevant • Sourcing third-party lead generators • Conducting agent presentations • Tracking the status of RPLG referrals

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GENERAL MEDIA websites Members have the opportunity to showcase their listings on the world-wide web through multiple RPLG websites. Our state-of-the-art sites are constructed not only to be user-friendly but also to push traffic and leads directly to our members. An added special feature is the inclusion of promotional landing pages. Each landing page spotlights the member’s company and market area and links directly to the member’s website.

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complimentary editorials In order to inform RPLG magazine readers and website visitors about our members and the areas they serve, each broker affiliate receives a complimentary editorial. The initiative begins with a personalized feature article written by RPLG. The articles are published in selected RPLG print and digital magazines and converted into landing pages attached to our websites. Following are examples from regions across the country.

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ust the words “Key West” are enough to create a sensation of total

Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy

relaxation . . . soft cooling breezes, luscious sunlight on sparkling clear blue waters, incredible coral reefs, sailboats on the horizon,

and Jimmy Carter also spent time there.

seven-toed cats . . .

The original name, still heard today, was Cayo Hueso, pronounced “kajo weso” or “bone key.” For decades the island was used as a graveyard;

And the best part? It’s all true! One of the last islands in the long chain of Florida’s floating paradises, Key West is Caribbean in ambiance, and

bones could be found everywhere. History is vague, but island ownership changed hands many times, then became part of the United States.

no wonder. Its miles of sandy shores are built from sand shipped in on barges from the Caribbean!

It has long been known as the “Gibraltar of the West” (because of its strategic location on the Straits of Florida, a deep shipping lane between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

From the very beginning, Carmel lured artists, so aptly described by Jack

largest coral reef — some 160 miles long — off the beautiful shores of the

At one point Key West even briefly declared its independence as the

London in his “The Valley of the Moon.” Swishing their brushes around were Mary Austin, Armin Hansen, George Sterling, and Clark Ashton

nation’s most southernmost city. Key West is closer to Cuba than it is to Miami! So many endangered birds can be found here, the whole island

Conch Republic, after a U.S. Border Patrol blockade to search for illegal immigrants created monster traffic jams and seriously impaired Key

Smith, to name just a few. Theater flourished, as did other venues and soon the roster of internationally recognized names spread across the

has been officially declared a bird sanctuary. It’s also home to three Civil War forts.

West’s lucrative tourist trade. The independent spell didn’t last long, but “Conch Republic” can still be found immortalized on souvenirs. A Conch

arts. The poet George Sterling is credited with establishing the town’s literary base. Poet Robinson Jeffer’s Tor House, on a windswept barren

Republic Independence Celebration is celebrated annually on April 23.

seaside promontory is open to the public. Today Carmel’s Art, Bach and Shakespeare Festivals draw international audiences annually.

World-class fishing and diving are complimented by the world’s third

Conchs like to tell visitors that happy hour in Key West begins at 9 a.m.

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Probably true since Key West has more bars per capita than any other place in the country. Lest that rocks your boat, know too more churches

The City of Key West’s four main founding fathers — John Simonton, Pardon C. Greene, John Whitehead and John W.C. Fleeming — were

too per capita are found here than any other place in the country.

immortalized in naming the island’s main arteries. named after Florida’s first territorial governor.

Carmel

Duval Street was

“Conchs” are Key West residents. (Note: it’s “in” Key West. Not “on” Key West.) “Saltwater Conchs” were born in Key West. “Freshwater Conchs” are longtime-but-nonnative residents. Originally a “Conch” was a European- ancestry immigrant from the Bahamas. When a baby was born, these folks traditionally put a conch shell on a pole in front

Key West’s incredible beauty and climate, plus its strategic (and profitable!) location have resulted in a population explosion, explains Truman & Co., Key West’s leading high-end real estate company. The continual influx of folks who can afford the very best has raised the

of their houses.

sophistication level of all the amenities these residents demand — in education, housing, shopping, cuisine and entertainment.

And those seven-toed “polydactyl” cats? They’re descendents of the 40 famous cats living (and well protected) at the (Ernest) Hemmingway House. Some have six toes. It’s said here is where Hemmingway wrote (or worked on) “A Farewell to Arms,” “Death in the Afternoon,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.” Depression-era Key West is the setting for “To Have and Have Not.” Fellow author Tennessee Williams started “A Streetcar Named Desire” here and his “The Rose Tattoo” film version was shot here.

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“A village in a forest overlooking a white sand beach” — that is the storybook city called Carmel-by-the-Sea.

The climate as well as the bohemian atmosphere draws numerous artist and writers to Key West. Arts and cultural venues abound, and so do celebrities. Among those who do, or have, called Key West home are Jimmy Buffett, David Allen Coe, Stepin Fetchit, Khalil Greene, Calvin Klein, John James Audubon, Kelly McGillis and Stuart Woods (who sets many of his Stone Barrington books in this vicinity).

Incredible natural scenery, a rich artistic population and Clint Eastwood as mayor — Carmel-by-the-Sea is an aesthetic Pacific Coast paradise in every sense of the word. Dogs are welcome almost everywhere, high heel shoes can’t be worn without a permit. This one-square-mile city is beautifully tucked away on a gently rising slope above a magnificent white Pacific Ocean beach.

Key West is such an unusual city, it takes an insider to know the ends Key West’s magnificent scenery lured many movie film crews to the island to shoot, among others, “Operation Petticoat,“ “The Rose Tattoo,

and outs of finding just the right residential opportunities. Truman & Co. understands the range of possibilities, from luxury waterfront

“ “Reap the Wild Wind,“ “PT 109,“ “Beneath the 12 Mile Reef,“ “License to Kill“ and “Running Scared.

condominiums with incredible water views to secluded hideaways with pools and tropical landscaping in the historical districts. Armed with the most experienced, most professional Realtors in the field, Truman & Co. offers the latest in real estate search technology and personal insight to help new residents find exactly the right spot to call home.

A major destination for cruise ships and an important Naval training site, Key West served as President Harry S. Truman’s “Winter White House.” 2

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hen Southern Living magazine declares you the “Tastiest Town in the South,” that’s the ultimate tribute to your cuisine! But that’s not the only accolade Charlottesville has garnered. It has also been touted as:

• “Locavore” Capital of the World” — Forbes Magazine • “#1 City to Live in the Country” — Yahoo Real Estate/ Sperling’s Best Places • “Top Ten Charming Towns” — TipAdvisor • “Best College Football Town” — Associated Press Readers • “Top ‘Brainiest’ Metropolitan Areas” — The Atlantic • “#1 City for Retirement” — Kiplinger.com

. . . and the honors go on and on Charlottesville is high on everyone’s list, it seems. Why? Beautifully sited on the Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the incredibly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, right at the headwaters of the Rivana River, Charlottesville is the economic, cultural, educational focus of Central Virginia.

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From the 6th Century on (it’s believed), ancient folks were drawn to this area, with the Spanish arriving in the mid-15th Century. They named this paradise after Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Mission Carmel actually contained the state’s first library and its founder, Father Serra, is called the “Father of California.” It passed into the hands of a French businessman who set up a brickworks and bakery. A dispute with another area called Carmel led to the addition of “by-the-Sea.”

Built as a private residence around 1910, Casa Loma had 59 telephones! The movies Chicago and parts of X-Men were shot there. The Toronto Zoo, by the way, won “Top Cellphone Recycler” in a competition of North American Wildlife Organizations.

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Beautifully sited on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto anchors the exciting, ever-excelling “Golden Horseshoe” region. Its unique location makes it an important entrance/exit point for Canada and the United States.

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The world’s first permanent IMAX movie theater opened in Toronto and a year-round schedule of festivals celebrate an international array of cultures.

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and then installed, achieving an enviable grayish tinge. They also gave the illusion of a great enveloped, flowing horizontal space.

his picadillos, in the early 1700s, this area’s settlement was beginning in earnest and it became a major stomping grounds for the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Realtors, Inc., was established in 1930 by Stanley C. Clayton and the fourth generation of his descendents are still in charge today, with a fifth generation in the “grooming” arena. The family business is still dedicated

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f you love the outdoors — whether up close & personal or through a picture window — pure heaven is living in breath-taking Durango with its 300 days of sunshine and incredible views of the Rocky Mountains’ San Juan Range and wilderness at your backdoor.

waters, began to build crude shelters along the beaches to help save shipwreck victims. Delegates from the Barnegat Shoal’s area demonstrated their techniques at the World’s Fair in New Orleans in the

They succeed “quietly” as brokers of choice because of the unique intimacy such long term community involvement permits. Combining knowledge and local connections, extremely aggressive and protective

One of the most sought-after residential destinations for those who can afford the very best, Barnegat Peninsula derived its name from a Dutch

1870s. The Barnegat Lighthouse at the northern end of Long Beach Island is the second oldest lighthouse in the nation.

of their elite clientele, the company is recognized as the finest, most reputable & most productive in its market. 3

“Eclectic” describes Toronto’s building scene as well, ranging from multiple luxury high rises to the historic Distillery District, North America’s largest and best-preserved collection of Victorian era industrial architecture. This was once the largest alcohol-processing center in North America. It’s now renovated into a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood of arts, culture and entertainment.

Michael Kalles recently joined the prestigious Haute Living Real Estate Network. This exclusive circle of leading real estate agents is invited to bring opulent estates and luxury properties to Haute Living readers.

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whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing, all fed by the incredibly beautiful and exciting Animas River which so vividly traces Durango’s exciting history. When early explorers passed through this area, they named the river “El Rio de las Animas Perdidas en Purgatorio” — “River of the Lost Souls in Hell.” They thought the river offered little in the way of riches. Boy, were they wrong! Almost seven miles of the Animas flow through Durango, offering myriads of public access points. “Big Water Grows Big Fish” goes the old saying and the 100-foot wide Animas produces state championship catches. 2

The name Purgatory, heard often around Durango, has two possible historical origins. When bodies of the early Spanish explorers completely

Many of the world’s finest classical musicians have performed at the Music of the Mountains summer festival in nearby Pagosa Springs. Nearby

disappeared, other explorers believed their souls had been relegated to Purgatory. Others say the name comes from a toll road from Durango to prosperous mines. Miners who couldn’t pay the toll were stuck in Durango, in limbo – or Purgatory.

major regional airports make access easy. The incredible scenery makes Durango an immediate draw for movie settings, such as “City Slickers,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation,” “Sons of Katie Elder,” “How the West Was Won,” “Around the World in Eighty Days,” and “Nurse Betty.” The famous cliff-jumping scene in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was filmed at Baker’s Bridge, just north of Durango.

Durango has amassed many “Top” awards from national magazines and newspapers, including “Top Ten U.S. Travel Destinations.” Durango is closely tied to the “Old West” and even older histories. Archeological sites abound, including Darkmold Site, a Basketmaker culture, and Talus Village, a Basketmaker site. A mere 35 minutes away is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mesa Verde National Park, known for its Ancestral Puebloan Cliff Dwellings. Most Americans are familiar with the famed historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Although it now only hauls tourists, it’s the reason Durango exists. A depot was needed for the transport of precious metals from high country mines. Wide tracks wouldn’t work. Hence the “narrow gauge.”

Durango’s gold medal fly fishing waters are equally as popular for

to handling clients’ properties and property searches “quietly” while publically they “just simply produce.”

summered here, while Peter Kellogg, Roger King and John Wanamaker could be found in nearby Bay Head.

Three rivers flow lazily through the city: Humber, Don and Rouge. Their many creeks create deeply forested ravines ideal for parks and recreation trails. Prominent escarpments, remnants of a glacial age, add to the ambiance with beautiful city overlooks and deeply wooded ravines. Public parks abound. Downs view Park won the coveted “Tree City” design award.

Things have certainly changed since, for centuries, the area was inhabited by Huron and Iroquois Tribes. “Toronto” likely derives from the Iroquois word “tkaronto” or “place where trees stand in the water.” On

residents are former Major League baseball pitcher Steve Carlton and tennis great Andrea Jaeger.

on the National Register of Historic Places. The use of shingles was, in part, a means of achieving a weathered look and to obtain this on new materials, some architects had the cedar dipped in buttermilk, dried

The exclusive high end communities of Mantoloking and its sister city Bay Head are part of Jersey Shore’s “Gold Coast,” reigning over Barnegat

games in Toronto.

In fact, historically-preserved and treasured neighborhoods exist all over Toronto, according to Michael Kalles of Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd. It’s said if you have a multimillion-dollar residence to sell, or want to acquire one, your first call should be to Kalles Real Estate. Catering to the elite, “carriage-trade,” Kalles is a generational firm, whose reputation and mode of operation helped it not just survive but to actually thrive during economic downturns. Sharp decisions to quickly utilize social media and other advances in sales technology combined with the company’s firm commitment to keep its focus on relationships with clients are key to Kalles’ success in Toronto’s affluent communities.

In additional to multiple off-road draws for hiking, biking, backpacking, rock climbing hunting and golfing, five major nearby ski areas are 25 minutes or less from downtown. The first-ever Mountain Bike World Championships were held in Durango. Among the notable sports

With such an intricate and influential history, it is no wonder that the area’s oldest real estate firm should also be the go-to-broker for an intimate knowledge of the local property market. Clayton & Clayton

Canadian football, soccer (mens) and two pro women’s soccer leagues. The National Football League’s Buffalo Bills play selected

Toronto has long ranked as one of the top financial centers in the world, and certainly as Canada’s commercial capital. The Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) Study Group lists Toronto as an “Alpha World City.” Home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the world’s seventh largest by many gauges, Toronto’s wide range of leading economic sectors have attracted an affluent international community which has shaped the city into an ideal environment for raising children.

major centers, racing stars are regular visitors as are those who seek the incredible surfing, windsurfing, fishing . . . you name it.

Let’s not forget sports. Toronto boasts seven major league sports teams: hockey (Maple Leafs), baseball (Blue Jays), basketball (Raptors),

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Bay Head’s Ocean County Historical Museum notes activity in this area as far back as 1000 BC and recalls how the famous pirate Captain William Kidd worked these waters. About the time he was hanged for

Only New York and London boast bigger (tho perhaps not livelier?) theater districts than Toronto. Greektown boasts one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per kilometre in the world. And the shopping . . . well, it’s world class, too!

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If anything can draw the eye away from those captivating water views, it’s the array of Shingle-style seashore houses, many of which are now

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Voted one of the “World’s Most Diverse Cities,” Toronto’s eclectic population excites an international flavor in everything from education to entertainment, from fine shopping to diverse cuisine and, most importantly, in its wide range of arts and cultural offerings. Over 50 ballet and dance companies, six opera companies, two symphony orchestras and theaters too numerous to count are thriving in Toronto.

No wonder then that Toronto’s luxury residential communities are a worldclass draw for those looking for exceptional residential opportunities, according to Michael Kalles, Toronto’s go-to real estate agent for highend living.

who can afford the very best speak for themselves, explains Clayton & Clayton Realtors, Inc., the area’s oldest, premier real estate brokerage firm.

These waters also helped set the standards for life-saving techniques when the U.S. Government, worried about Barnegat Shoal’s treacherous

oronto — voted one of the World’s Most Livable Cities — is a city with plenty of bragging rights.

For example, looking for the longest street in the world? You’re in luck! Part of it is here in Toronto. Yonge Street starts at Lake Ontario, runs through Toronto as Highway 11, and ends at the Minnesota border, a distance of 1178 miles.

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home to ten Olympians. The famous crash of the German’s dirigible, The Hindenburg, happened at nearby Lakehurst Naval Air Station.

Today all is peaceful, so peaceful, in fact, Toronto is considered one of the safest major cities in North America. One of the world’s major tourist draws, Toronto boasts one of the world’s largest Zoos and the only real, full-sized castle in North America (Casa Loma).

Its ambiance is widespread. A writers’ and readers’ paradise, the city annually honors its many outstanding resident authors, including, over the years, John Grisham, Rita Mae Brown, Edgar Allen Poe and William Faulkner.

if your name might translate “frog ground.” Especially when it’s equally possible that your sobriquet, Mantoloking, could also mean “sandy place” or “land of beautiful sunsets.”

Needless to say, property is so coveted in Carmel-by-the-Sea, those seeking to live here or nearby naturally turn to those respected “Purveyors of Fine Homes & Estates,” Alain Pinel Realtors, voted the Best Real Estate Company in Monterey County (among its other many awards). Owner/broker Judith Profeta heads a team that knows this unique city and surrounding areas intimately, who are as active personally in the community as they are professionally. Through them, new residents always find luxury properties that exceed their expectations.

by American soldiers. In part in retaliation for this fire, British trips later burned Washington, DC.

has succeed by adhering to the philosophy that “service is our most important product.” That philosophy is as important today as it was in 1927 when Mr. Wheeler borrowed $300 to open Roy Wheeler Realty Co. on the top floor of the Monticello Drug Store in Charlottesville. Today, from equally as historic Ednam Hall (and five other sites), the company team carries on the tradition of combining the latest in technology with a deep-seated involvement in community activities, to stay in touch with the pulse of real estate fluctuations.

Sailing races are just one of the many watersports opportunities available in this area. Thanks to easy access to New York, Philadelphia and other

Oh, that no-high-heels-without-a-permit? Carmel treasures its picturesque atmosphere so much, cracked sidewalks and irregular pavement are considered crucial to the ambiance. This law is to prevent unappreciative visitors from suing the city if they trip and fall. But don’t worry. They have no jail. Or cemetery either. Well, there is one grave. For the town dog Pal. The city also used to prohibit selling and eating ice cream on public streets. But Clint Eastwood got that one overturned.

Toronto’s advantageous site attracted Anglo settlers and the area grew until 1813 when — during the War of 1812 — it was burned to the ground

No wonder so many celebrities have chosen to live (or lived) in the Greater Charlottesville area, including Anastasia of Russia, Meriwether Lewis, S.S. Van Dine, John Mosby, Georgia O’Keefe and, more recently, Rob Lowe, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepherd, Rita Dove, the Dave Matthews band, Parachute, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jessica Lang, baseball stars Larry Haney, Billy Wagner and Tommy Toms and ¬¬football stars Chris Long and his father Howie Long, and Eric Wilson.

A sense of history is everywhere, from the old Mantoloking Golf Course (1897) where golf was played with a red ball (easier to see on sand) to its expansion to a “Golf and Yacht Club,” then to the “Yacht Club,”

to focus on keeping its own neighborhoods as livable and residentfriendly as possible.

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nearly 30 local vineyards make up the state’s largest collection with several wineries winning national recognition.

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ambiance of Carmel extends throughout the town that is redolent with myriads of Hugh Comstock’s whimsical cottages and other delightful architectural styles. “Residents rule!” could be a city motto. Nearby cities provide all necessary commercial amenities, which allows Carmel

saplings to corral fish.

The 20-mile peninsula with its exclusive enclaves keeps a very low profile, letting the beautiful views and enviable amenities demanded by those

Peninsula, which some call an island and others call a peninsula. Again, given the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and famous on this tiny strip of land, does it really matter? Katherine Hepburn and Richard Nixon both

World class fishing, kayaking, surfing and scuba diving draw water sports lovers to the coast, while others head inland for exciting horseback riding, jogging, walking and bicycling along magnificent coastal bluffs. Nearby are renowned golf courses and tennis courts.

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expected with such a notable population, the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best are found in Carmel in abundance —shopping, entertainment, education and, of course, cuisine. Carmel is a haven of coffee shops and its proximity to fresh seafood, the fertile Salinas Valley and 75+ wineries in the famous Monterey County ensure the very best of dining.

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Named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III, Charlottesville, founded in 1762, has been ranked as one of the nation’s top cities in which to do business, explains Roy Wheeler Realty, the city’s premier real estate firm. The city’s focus on economic success is reflected in its being selected as home base for numerous major employers — including Pepsi Cola, Lexis-Nexis, Inova

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be removed for construction and barren lots must be planted. This unique municipality has no streetlights or parking meters; houses have names, not street numbers and no home mail delivery. Overnight delivery is possible, but only with geographical addresses,” a street name, the cross street name and the number of houses from that intersection.

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A strong cultural focus combined with an exciting economic environment is but one of the reasons Charlottesville has attracted such a sophisticated, highly educated, notably successful population. And with them have come all the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best when it comes to education, arts, cuisine, entertainment and other “musts” for the best of lifestyles. Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall is one of the nation’s longest pedestrian malls.

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delegation wanting to know how it retains such small scale authenticity in today’s world. Trees are so treasured and revered, existing ones cannot

Where financial success flows, lavish lifestyle is close behind. Charlottesville’s proximity to both mountains and the Atlantic Ocean ensure a mild climate with four distinct seasons, and all the sports and recreation opportunities this creates. Ski resorts are complimented by a full range of outdoor opportunities during spring, summer and fall. The

Home to the internationally renowned University of Virginia, Charlottesville has done such an outstanding job of preserving and treasuring its past, it has been declared one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Dozen Distinctive Designations.” Its close proximity to the Shenandoah National Park (with its magnificent Skyline Drive), Jefferson’s Monticello and Washington, DC, makes it a delightful place to live. Actually, the Charlottesville area was also home to three U.S. Presidents (Jefferson, Monroe and Madison).

A unusually strong emphasis on protecting and enhancing the city’s natural coastal beauty has given Carmel such a reputation, it often hosts

Corp., Northrup Grumman, SNL Financial Wachovia and a large U.S. Government contingent.

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With an intensity that belies its small size, Durango has become a magnet for luxury on all levels, while still maintaining that small town friendliness and relaxed atmosphere which are so attracting, explains Horizon Properties of Durango, the area’s leading realtors. High-end residential real estate opportunities — that take advantage of all the area’s treasures — abound in Durango now thanks to that community’s intensive focus on all the amenities demanded by those who can afford the very best. Excellence is the byword in educational opportunities, shopping, entertainment, cuisine, arts and culture.

Durango’s annual “Blues on the Rail” festival spotlights that legendary genre with three hours of live bands actually on the Historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. When it comes to shopping, Durango’s “HoliDAZZLE” showcases so many unique shops (last count was over 500!); the city was voted one of the nation’s “Top 10 Christmas Towns.” The charming Historical Downtown District in particular is a year-round feast for the eyes with its chic bakeries, old-fashioned diners, and both chic and quaint boutiques offering an amazing array of collectibles and unique gift items. Durango’s and Southwestern Colorado’s premier real estate firm since 1980, Horizon Properties offers discreet buyer and seller representation and provides individual attention to every client, from first homes to luxury homes, ranches and land. Horizon’s team of real estate professionals works to find the right property for each client. When it comes to offering the highest level of real estate brokerage services, Horizon Properties’ owner/broker, Geof Schlittgen, holds strongly to the conviction that bigger is not necessarily better. With this in mind, he organized a small and diverse team of professionals dedicated to providing their customers and clients a more thorough and comprehensive approach to marketing properties. One of the cornerstones of Horizon Properties is strict adherence to the old adage about treating people in the same manner that they, themselves, would want to be treated. Team Horizon prides itself on assisting its clientele in achieving their real estate related goals, from conception through completion. 3


digital magazines and brochures The digital version of each RPLG magazine is complementary to the print version but can be electronically distributed throughout the world. We have in place a highly innovative program whereby digital magazines are embedded into broadcast pages and emailed to thousands of qualified high-net-worth individuals, corporate executives and entertainment industry leaders. RPLG also offers members unique digital promotions, such as custom two- or four-page digital brochures created for each referred listing placed into the RPLG referral network and members’ own proprietary digital magazines designed and produced at their request.

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DIGITAL BROCHURES Oldfield Farm Oldfield FARM Greenwich, connecticut Stone pillars frame a gracefully winding, tree-lined entry drive approaching the breathtaking beauty of Oldfield Farm, an aristocratic equestrian estate of extraordinary dimension that defies superlatives. Encompassing over eighteen private, pastoral acres bordering land trust conservation, the noble backcountry setting offers a spectacular, world-class equestrian center providing twin stables with stalls for 39 horses and groom’s quarters, paddocks, a practice polo field and training track, plus the resort-like pleasures of a heated pool and tennis court. The magnificent 33-room Palladian-inspired villa at the center of this remarkable estate represents a stunning achievement by renowned architect, Robert Lamb Hart. Distinguished by an exquisite, customized interior by celebrated designer Mark Hampton, it is an impressive showcase of classic elegance, warmth and sophistication affording the ultimate in state-of-the-art luxuries for both grand scale entertaining and comfortable family living. Multiple French doors in the majestically proportioned layout open to splendid outdoor stone terraces overlooking a glorious sculptured landscape punctuated by sumptuous gardens, lush meadows, a gazebo and greenhouse. The layout includes seven fireplaces, eight bedrooms and twelve baths (with separate wings accommodating guests and staff), six powder rooms, a sun room, sophisticated home theatre, fitness room and sauna, a wine cellar, billiards and media rooms. There is attached and detached garaging for eleven cars. This exceptional estate is one of rare distinction designed for the most discriminating connoisseur. Visit: www.oldfieldhorsefarm.com Exclusive Agent: Lyn Stevens

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A place where balmy breezes whisper serene welcomes and the sounds of water, shorebirds and laughter will become the soundtrack of your days. Introducing - Windswept Villas at Sandy Bank Bay. Windswept Villas promise days surrounded by exquisite views of the harbour and ocean. Here, the horizon is your stage for sunsets dressed in

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mellow pinks and fiery crimson. Just steps away, Sandy Bank Bay Beach Club will be your gathering place on white-sand beaches – home to luxurious pools, exceptional dining, and custom concierge services.

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Windswept Villas promise days surrounded by exquisite views of the harbour and ocean. Here, the horizon is your stage for sunsets dressed in mellow pinks and fiery crimson. Just steps away, Sandy Bank Bay Beach Club will be your gathering place on white-sand beaches – home to luxurious pools, exceptional dining and custom concierge services. When adventure beckons, colorful snorkeling reefs teeming with sea life are just beyond the beachfront, and trailheads for biking and hiking are mere moments away. Nearby, a vibrant marina village welcomes megayachts where open seas await. And the arrival of a golf masterpiece – perhaps Tom Fazio’s finest achievement, set high on Priddies Plateau – will soon be a reality. Your choice of a three or four-bedroom custom-designed, turnkey home assures a residence that is attuned to your needs. Our on-site concierge acts as your personal liaison, overseeing your home’s construction, managing your requests, and making the process smooth and seamless for you. Environmentally sound designs built to Energy-Star standards ensure sustainability of both home and habitat. Generous living and dining

areas, replete with custom SieMatic kitchens featuring Viking appliances, allow conversations to flow and guests to mingle with ease. The organic palette of mahogany wood finishes and ceramic and natural stone flooring complements magnificent views of hillsides, harbour and ocean in a harmonious fusion of beauty. Stylish furnishing packages and custom options are also available with a Windswept Villa. The aesthetic for both indoor and outdoor spaces will be guided by the Christophe Harbour design team, ensuring the utmost in comfort, entertainment and relaxation – for now… and for generations. In the Caribbean tradition, generous outdoor spaces extend from the

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interiors, bringing the energy and enjoyment of your inner life outdoors – and a sense of the natural beauty in. An intimate walkway leads to the beach and flower-filled gardens frame a swimming pool with natural stone decks and patios. St. Kitts is defined by turquoise waters, soaring hillsides, lovely beaches and friendly people. This former British colony has a welcoming tradition and spirited culture that envelops you at Christophe Harbour. Ownership at Windswept Villas procures the exclusivity of becoming a Christophe Harbour Founding Member, with the many benefits including a one-time trade-up opportunity. A Christophe Harbour Club membership and on-site builder concierge services are also important aspects of your purchase.

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Pre-construction pricing allows entrée to Windswept Villas and all of Christophe Harbour’s amenities beginning at $1.75 million. For more information, please enquire at 800-881-7180 or 843-768-5222 or info@ChristopheHarbour.com to arrange a private tour.

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efore Cashiers developed into the quaint mountain village that it is today, the Cherokee knew this plateau at 3,500 feet as a cool, lush campground that figured prominently in their seasonal migrations. Many others have since discovered the natural wonders of this temperate forest nestled high upon the ancient slopes of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. Bisected by the Eastern Continental Divide and protected by thousands of surrounding acres of the Nantahala National Forest, Cashiers is cherished as a unique mountain destination offering nationally ranked golf courses, award winning restaurants, many notable communities and charming antique shops. Current development is balanced with hundreds of miles of hiking trails and fly fishing streams, countless waterfalls, magnificent granite faces, and enough adventure to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. Cashiers is located in southwestern North Carolina, in the southern Appalachian Mountains, just north of the common boundary point of North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina. Driving time is within three hours of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Augusta and Columbia and less than five hours from Knoxville and Birmingham. Nearby airports include Asheville (1.25 hours), Greenville (1.75 hours), Atlanta (3 hours) and Charlotte (3 hours).

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Just two miles east of the center of Cashiers, Lonesome Valley enjoys a rich history dating back to 1895 when E.H. Jennings acquired over 35,000 acres in the mountains of western North Carolina. Following the development of several prestigious inns along regional lakes, the Jennings family retained 800 acres of the original holdings as their own private retreat. In 2004 the family decided to invite other families and friends to share their mountain cove, affectionately known as Lonesome Valley. And so this vibrant community began.

Lonesome Ridge at Lonesome VaLLey, Cashiers, north CaroLina

Founded upon the principles of true conservation, Lonesome Valley successfully blends thoughtful development with the protection of its vast natural resources. Over one third of the Valley is forever preserved as common green space, utilizing stream corridors, meadows and forests as natural buffers between generously sized estates. With sufficient golf and traditional country club amenities offered by other area communities, Lonesome Valley has instead focused on hiking, fishing, boating, swimming and other nature-based, family-friendly activities. Simplicity, rest and recreation combine with fine dining (at Canyon Kitchen with James Beard Award Finalist, Chef John Fleer) and festive gatherings to create the ethos of this community. Based on the enduring commitment to purposeful excellence established five generations ago, Lonesome Valley will continue to provide joyful family memories for generations to come. Lonesome Valley is framed by Cow Rock Mountain and Laurel Knob along with other ridges that form the largest box canyon in the East. At 4,200 feet atop Cow Rock Mountain exists Lonesome Ridge, a 90+ acre parklike estate overlooking the valley below. With unsurpassed vistas in every direction, flat and gently sloping topography, paved roads and utilities already established, and several well groomed homesites, this estate can be preserved as a single large tract or subdivided into as many as six individual parcels. Several trails link a variety of viewing decks, wildflower meadows, picnic and gaming areas on manicured lawns along with walking connections to Lonesome Valley to the west and Panthertown Valley to the northeast. Panthertown Valley, comprising over six thousand acres of Nantahala National Forest, is known as the “Yosemite of the East” with its signature granite faces, trout streams and miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Lonesome Ridge is a pinnacle property with exceptional characteristics, providing unique opportunities to invest in family, friends and the future.

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linkedin Our forum boasts the most reputable real estate brokers and associates in the world. RPLG invites its members to join in on one or more of the many discussions occurring on any ot its 1,600 LinkedIn member’s sites.

constant contact RPLG is now using Constant Contact, a web based email marketing tool used to produce Real Property Luxury Group News. Real Property Luxury Group News is a monthly email broadcast that gives us an opportunity to be better connected to our members. It features links to our current digital magazines and has important information and announcements for our members, which include upcoming deadline and release dates. We will also showcase different areas across the country, which will highlight a new RPLG member’s landing page. This informative broadcast is sent out monthly to RPLG members and thousands of our LinkedIn discussion group members. 2. Exclusivity Becoming a broker affiliate with RPLG grants regional exclusivity, ensuring that the brokers are supplied with a set of marketing materials and services vastly superior to what is available to the competition in that region. RPLG member brokers enter listing presentations with the confidence that they can present a level of cachet and professionalism unrivaled by other firms, enabling them to secure more high-profile clients and establish themselves as the most prestigious choice for luxury properties in their region. Furthermore, the member’s regional exclusivity extends to RPLG’s referral network and to featured pages on RPLG’s suite of websites. Whenever an interested buyer searches through one of RPLG’s top-ranked luxury home sites in a broker’s region, they see only properties from RPLG’s regional broker affiliate, thus cutting out the competition at the beginning of the search.

Market exclusivity is a major benefit to a brokerage and its agents. Whether the exclusivity is within a luxury brand, a referral service, on a website or in a magazine, offering products and services to sellers that competitors cannot use is powerful and persuasive. If the luxury brand is relevant, the websites well-visited and user-friendly and the magazines well distributed, the broker has a marked advantage in listing presentations. Many luxury real estate brands refer to themselves as “exclusive” but still offer their services to competing brokerage companies. These brands may well be beneficial and relevant but if their services can be replicated by a competing brokerage, their value in listing presentations is diluted. Moreover, response and referrals generated through exclusively held marketing and referral brands is inarguable. Sellers who thoroughly understand the exclusive brand and the relevance of its sub-brands will strongly consider the owner of the brand when listing their property for sale. 3. Affordability The RPLG exclusive broker agreement is very affordable and far less expensive than other recognized luxury real estate brands that offer no or limited exclusivity, usually provide a single website, or emphasize the storied name of the brand over its proactive marketing. RPLG brokers do not require co-branding, are offered 100% regional exclusivity, multiple media titles and websites, and highly innovative referral and pay-when-sold media campaigns. It is management’s belief that RPLG’s affordability will enable any company to co-brand with existing affiliations effectively and affordably.

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DISTRIBUTION METHODOLOGY A membership organization comprised of the most prominent and reputable luxury real estate brokers, RPLG is the culmination of over thirty years of real estate publishing experience. As an entity co-owned by a core group of highly-respected realtors, a marketing plan was implemented that combines unique membership opportunities with innovative distribution methods. Memberships defined by exclusive territories were offered to realtors to promote their finest properties in a luxury publication. To ensure market saturation, distribution channels for the magazine were planned utilizing direct mail, newsstand display and Internet presence. For their respective market area, each member contributes a list of qualified individuals to whom the magazine is mailed. The organization’s management team carefully selects placement of the magazine in domestic and international bookstore and newsstand locations frequented by high net-worth individuals. Internet visibility is accomplished by placing a digital version of each issue on the magazine’s website and broadcasting the digital issues to hundreds of thousands of demographically superior email addresses worldwide.

member mailing program For each edition, members provide the organization’s management team with mailing lists from their private client database within their exclusive market areas. These lists range in size from 250 names and addresses to over 3,000, depending on a member’s market region and level of membership. By design, this distribution strategy is superior to other list procurement methods. Members possess an in-depth knowledge of the most affluent individuals and the most important neighborhoods within their exclusive territories, thus ensuring the quality of each address provided.

newsstand distribution Magazines are displayed on high-end newsstands throughout the United States. They can be found in such fine shops and bookstores as Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Borders and Hastings. They are also available on select overseas newsstands in Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. Availability of the magazine is dependent upon the practices of the distributors and wholesalers who manage the shipping and stocking for the bookstores and newsstands. While the magazine is available in all of the stores mentioned, not all branches will have it in stock, as RPLG’s newsstand distribution strategy relies on targeted distribution into locations that cater to the affluent consumer. This strategy limits the largely ineffective mass distribution into the numerous grocery venues, while effectively reaching those individuals capable of purchasing the premium real estate offered by the membership.

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digital broadcasting and distribution Digital editions of our magazines feature the same high-quality content and images found in the print publications with the timesaving interactive advantages of digital media. Digital pages contain embedded hyperlinks that take the reader directly to member websites, detailed property information pages and email addresses. Hundreds of thousands of digital editions are distributed annually to the wealthiest people in the world. The digital editions use the finest navigational software available. No other brand offers a more proactive marketing approach to the intricacies of selling a luxury home.

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RPLG email COUNTS LARGE MARKET AREAS New York, NY Los Angeles, CA Chicago, IL Philadelphia, PA San Francisco - Oakland, CA - San Jose, CA Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Boston (Manchester), MA-NH Washington, DC (Hagerstown, MD) Atlanta, GA Houston, TX Detroit, MI Phoenix (Prescott), AZ Seattle-Tacoma, WA Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN Miami - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tampa - St.Petersburg (Sarasota), FL Sacramento - Stockton Modesto, CA Cleveland, OH Denver, CO Orlando - Melbourne Daytona Beach, FL Pittsburgh, PA Charlotte, NC San Diego, CA Cincinnati, OH St. Louis, MO San Antonio, TX Las Vegas, NV Kansas City, MO New Orleans, LA

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458,694 317,246 129,388 42,807 289,469 66,632 76,620 138,531 87,266 62,921 74,349 40,812 62,371 29,334 66,181 15,866 19,840 23,740 61,246 8,833 7,419 18,003 62,256 12,572 29,508 7,104 5,424 23,028 5,345

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1,568 40,892 7,163 113,103 1,576,681 161,264 202,903 41,353 10,964 272,617 233,798 14,686 5,495 2,196 323,945 28,648 51,510 19,808 24,310 190,122 251,807 1,126 222,630 76,271 87,531 4,425

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529 87,763 515 18,464 2,939 264,288 18,605 20,095 330,953 139,965 16,527 45,290 93,309 4,967 24,748 579 86,501 376,416 42,269 186,495 141 159,692 31,902 1,034 50 5,920,852

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PRINT DISTRIBUTION The RPLG print media program offers members an array of direct mail options and opportunities. As previously discussed, members take advantage of not only having RPLG magazines distributed into their immediate marketplace but also benefit from the thousands of additional magazines mailed annually into the most exclusive real estate communities found throughout the country. A sampling of RPLG mailings follows.

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CALIFORNIA (cont) Malibu Modesto/Stockton Napa/Sonoma Palm Desert/Palm Springs Palo Alto Pasadena Rancho Santa Fe Sacramento San Francisco Santa Barbara Saratoga

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COLORADO Aspen Beaver Creek/Vail Boulder Colorado Springs Denver Durango Steamboat Springs Telluride

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UNITED STATES ALABAMA Birmingham Mobile

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DELAWARE Wilmington DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Washington

250/500 500/1,000

FLORIDA Destin 250/500 Ft. Lauderdale 250/500 Jacksonville 50/500 Key Largo 250/500 Key West 250/500 Miami 250/500 Naples 500/1,000 Ocala 250/500 Orlando/Winter Park 500/1,000 St. Petersburg/Tampa 250/500 Sarasota 250/500 Satellite Beach 250/500 Vero Beach 250/500 West Palm Beach 500/1,000 GEORGIA Atlanta Savannah HAWAII Hawaii/Kailua Kona Kauai/Kilauea Maui/Lahaina Maui/Wailea Oahu/Honolulu IDAHO Boise/Sun Valley ILLINOIS Chicago Lake Forest Winnetka

500/1,000 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 500/1,000 250/500 250/500

INDIANA Indianapolis

250/500

KANSAS Kansas City

250/500

LOCATION KENTUCKY Lexington Louisville LOUISIANA Baton Rouge Lafayette New Orleans MAINE Bangor

MAILINGS

250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 500/1,000 250/500

MARYLAND Annapolis/Baltimore Frederick Montgomery County

500/1,000 250/500 250/500

MASSACHUSETTS Boston Cape Cod Martha’s Vineyard Nantucket

500/1,000 250/500 250/500 250/500

MICHIGAN Birmingham Detroit/Grosse Point

250/500 500/1,000

MISSISSIPPI Coastal/Southern Jackson

250/500 250/500

MISSOURI Kansas City St. Louis Springfield

250/500 250/500 250/500

MONTANA Billings

250/500

NEBRASKA Omaha

250/500

NEVADA Lake Tahoe/Reno Las Vegas

250/500 250/500

NEW HAMPSHIRE Manchester

250/500

NEW JERSEY Middletown Princeton Summit Tenafly

250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500

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LOCATION NEW MEXICO Albuquerque Santa Fe Taos

MAILINGS

250/500 250/500 250/500

NEW YORK Columbia County Hamptons North Shore of Long Island New York City Westchester County

250/500 500/1,000 500/1,000 500/1,000 250/500

NORTH CAROLINA Asheville Charlotte Durham/Raleigh Greensboro Wilmington/Wrightsville Winston-Salem

500/1,000 500/1,000 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500

NORTH DAKOTA Bismarck

250/500

OHIO Cincinnati Cleveland

250/500 250/500

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City Tulsa

250/500 250/500

OREGON Pacific Coast Portland PENNSYLVANIA Bucks County Philadelphia Pittsburgh

250/500 250/500 250/500 500/1,000 250/500

RHODE ISLAND Narragansett Newport Providence

250/500 250/500 250/500

SOUTH CAROLINA Beaufort Charleston Greenville

250/500 250/500 250/500

TENNESSEE Memphis Nashville

250/500 250/500

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LOCATION

MAILINGS

TEXAS Austin Corpus Christi Dallas Fort Worth Horseshoe Bay/Lake LBJ Houston San Antonio

500/1,000 250/500 500/1,000 250/500 500/1,000 500/1,000 500/1,000

UTAH Park City Salt Lake City

250/500 250/500

VERMONT Burlington

250/500

VIRGINIA Alexandria Charlottesville Fairfax Irvington Middleburg Norfolk Richmond Williamsburg

250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500 250/500

WASHINGTON Bellevue/Seattle WISCONSIN Madison/Milwaukee WYOMING Jackson

INTERNATIONAL NORTH AMERICA CANADA Montreal Quebec Toronto Vancouver

MEXICO Acapulco Cabo San Lucas Cancun/Playa del Carmen Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Mexico City Puerto Vallarta CARIBBEAN

1,000/2,000 500/1,000 250/500


LOCATION

MAILINGS

LOCATION

BAHAMAS Nassau

GERMANY Berlin Heidelberg Munich

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Tortola

GREECE Athens

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

IRELAND Dublin

ANGUILLA

JAMAICA Montego Bay ST. MARTIN/ST. MAARTEN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS St. Croix St. John/St. Thomas St. Kitts/Nevis

CENTRAL AMERI CA COSTA RICA Liberia Paraiso/Tamarindo Quepos San Jose PANAMA Panama City

SOUTH AMERICA ARGENTINA Buenos Aires

250/500 250/500 250/500

ITALY Lake Como Milan Rome Stressa Tuscany Region Venice MONACO SCOTLAND Edinburg SPAIN Barcelona Madrid Marbella Valencia SWITZERLAND Geneva

BRAZIL Rio de Janeiro

ASIA CHINA Beijing

CHILE Santiago

JAPAN Tokyo

EUROPE

SINGAPORE

AUSTRIA Vienna

BELGIUM Luxembourg CROATIA ENGLAND London FRANCE Bordeaux Cannes/Nice Paris

MAILINGS

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Dubai VIET NAM Hanoi

AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA Adelaide Brisbane Melbourne Perth Sydney

TOTALS

per issue

46,500/93,500

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RECOMMENDATIONS AND TESTIMONIALS

I would never hesitate to advise my clients to go through RPLG for their broker recommendations.

Mike Reynolds Wealth Manager

Wellspring Financial Corporation Orlando, Florida

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“As a private jet broker, I have referred numerous jet owners interested in buying or selling luxury properties to Real Property Luxury Group. Those referrals have totaled well over $200 million. RPLG has established an amazing group of exclusive broker affiliates and created the most effective marketing program I have ever seen to market luxury real estate. These two factors give me great confidence when I introduce RPLG to my clientele. Their approach is extremely forward-thinking and it works.”

Daniel Jennings •

CEO The Private Jet Company.com

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“RPLG is passionate about its cutting-edge business and goes the extra 10 miles to see a project through to its finish. They think outside the box and have infectious enthusiasm! I would not hesitate to refer my friends in the entertainment business to the RPLG broker network.”

LINDA PURL •

Founder/Festival Director California International Theatre Festival

“I highly recommend affiliating with Real Property Luxury Group and George Lane. I have known RPLG for many years and have taken advantage of the RPLG pay-when-sold program that enables us to create an expanded marketing commitment they underwrite and we pay at closing. We have done this with over $15 million in listing value. I especially like that RPLG personnel interface directly with the seller…..this adds a team approach no other broker can offer or compete against.”

NEAL HANKS •

President Beverly Hanks & Associates • Asheville, North Carolina

“I am delighted to recommend RPLG as an excellent resource for increasing listings, sales and referrals. RPLG has achieved great success in the marketing of luxury real estate for many years. My company, Greenwich Fine Properties, has enjoyed great success as Real Property Luxury Group’s exclusive brokerage in Greenwich, Connecticut. RPLG’s innovative approach, marketing expertise and follow-through have proven to be great assets for my company.”

Doug Stevens •

President Greenwich Fine Properties • Greenwich, Connecticut

“RPLG is a leader in the marketing and referral of high-end real estate. They have a long history of producing quality publications that showcase the best residential offerings in each market and they are masters of choosing leaders of the real estate industry with whom to build a network of the highest integrity and expertise.”

Robbie Briggs •

President Briggs-Freeman Real Estate • Dallas, Texas

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“We have been very pleased with our association with Real Property Luxury Group. RPLG is always available and has helped us connect the dots serving our clients’ needs around the world. We have made many valuable connections with like-minded brokerages and sales associates as a member of the group. Their products, both print and electronic, are state-ofthe-art and valuable tools for marketing luxury properties. In this market you need every edge and RPLG delivers.”

Peter Hernandez •

President/Broker of Record Teles Properties • Los Angeles, California

“I am proud to be a member of the RPLG network. In this competitive market with global demands for exposure, finding a creative and unique way to market the upper tier of luxury homes, is a challenge. I believe the components that the RPLG program offer, provide a comprehensive mix for target direct marketing, through the expanded media and focused referral network opportunity. My clients are excited about what this campaign can provide. To maintain confidence in my commitment to successfully market their home to qualified buyers around the world, this is a refreshing approach.”

Paula J. Pierce •

Realtor Turnquist Partners Realtors • Austin, Texas

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“We have had wonderful response to our presence in Classic Properties International and American Luxury Estates. Through CPI we got a listing that had previously been on the market, and we have also received numerous inquiries. Needless to say, we are thrilled with RPLG and its publications and highly recommend joining the extraordinary network RPLG has put together.”

Erin Bell •

Marketing Director Dickens-Mitchener & Associates • Charlotte, North Carolina

“I was pleased and proud to have my company selected as exclusive broker-affiliate for upstate South Carolina by Real Property Luxury Group, a fully licensed, exclusive consortium of the most reputable real estate brokers across the nation. Its media is the most creative and powerful in the industry. RPLG publishes a number of high-end real estate magazines, which in digital form can be emailed anywhere in the world. In addition, the referral strategies employed by RPLG promise incredible opportunities for their affiliates.”

Marguerite Wyche •

President Marguerite Wyche & Associates • Greenville, South Carolina

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“RPLG is the best there is in marketing real estate. They will give you superb advice and provide ingenious ideas for marketing your luxury real estate company. RPLG is ***** FIVE STARS.”

Joni Taylor •

Owner Joni Taylor and Company • Vail, Colorado


“I have been associated with RPLG and their marketing team for many years. The RPLG staff are consummate salesmen....one of the most creative marketing minds around the real estate world. I am proud to call them my friends.”

Roger Campbell Kentwood Real Estate • Denver, Colorado

“We are delighted to be exclusive affiliates of RPLG. In the course of our dealings, RPLG has never failed to be honest, honorable and courteous. They consistently ‘over-deliver.’ We have had a wonderful relationship with the faithful staff at Real Property Luxury Group. They communicate exceptionally well and provide a creative product that we love being associated with. If an opportunity comes your way to work with RPLG, take it - you will not regret it.”

Selby Kaiser Legends of Real Estate • Jacksonville, Florida

“Working with RPLG has been terrific…Never satisfied with the status quo, RPLG continually searches for any viable means of exposure for their clients’ exclusive luxury properties. Realtors who specialize in such properties have enjoyed results through his many innovative ideas, not only on the sale side of transactions, but also for the acquisition of high-end listings. Exposure and contacts are vital in today’s real estate world, and RPLG offers both.”

Letty VanKleeck • Realtor Murney Associates • Springfield, Missouri

“RPLG introduced the first professional residential magazine to Houston, Texas, over three decades ago. It was an instant success, and it was the magazine that sellers wanted their homes to be in. Now, 30 years later, RPLG still has the magazines sellers want their homes to be in, not only in Houston, but in many cities throughout the U.S. RPLG’s magazines feature the most prestigious brokers in each city so they also provide unique networking opportunities.”

Alason Connell John Daugherty Realtors • Houston, Texas

“In the real estate world we strive for a great referral business. I have been fortunate enough to be included as one of the Texas real estate brokers to whom RPLG make farm and ranch referrals - high-end ranch properties with regional and global appeal. RPLG’s professionalism and big-picture thinking have made this referral aspect of my business a big win!”

Deitra Robertson Deitra Robertson Real Estate, Inc. • Hempstead, Texas

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“RPLG clearly deserves recognition as having one of the most progressive minds in luxury home marketing. After spreading Pinnacle Magazine all over the country in the early 90’s, they then founded Farm and Ranch, which was expanded into every region in the US. Their worldwide referral program currently in motion promises a continuation of another successful endeavor. RPLG’s knowledge of real estate marketing is legendary, and their advice has helped me make some very good financial decisions for my company.”

Gretchen Gilliam Simmen • Realtor Houston, Texas

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“RPLG is a pleasure to work with. They deliver what they promises and have great and innovative ideas.”

Roger Christman Weichert Realty • Morris Plains, New Jersey

“I worked with RPLG both as a client and as part owner of Residence magazine, which RPLG published. RPLG has been true professionals throughout our years of working together.”

Mike Zagaris •

CEO PMZ Real Estate • Modesto, California

“I’ve known and worked with RPLG for many years, and it is always a pleasure to be a part of their various cutting-edge marketing ventures and projects. RPLG always delivers more than promised and does so with the utmost professionalism, ethics and business values. I would recommend connecting with and doing business with Real Property Luxury Group for any luxury real estate marketing needs.”

Cara Sheriff • Realtor Beverly Hills, California

“RPLG has true professionals who exceeds at connecting exceptional people with incredible properties all over the world. They are extremely well-connected and passionate business entrepreneurs who never think inside the box. To sum them up in four words: Status, yes. Quo, never.”

Sheryl Vieira • Marketing Director Premier Sotheby’s International Realty • Sarasota, Florida

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“RPLG is very dedicated and always ahead of the pack. They succeed because their team follows through with every detail.”

Ernie Carswell Teles Properties, Beverly Hills, California


MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTORS RPLG’s management team comprises industry veterans with over 90 years of experience collectively in the real estate, publishing and marketing industries. Together, management represents the most experienced real estate publishing team in the industry.

George Lane Chairman

Mr. Lane has been involved in luxury real estate brokerage and publishing since the early 1980s. His first venture was Broker’s Choice, a magazine promoting real estate brokers’ listings to the general public in Portland, Oregon. After moving back to his native Texas to start a similar venture, he created Pinnacle, a high-quality magazine displaying each market area’s luxury real estate and distributed to a select readership in the finest neighborhoods. Published in 23 regions across the United States, Pinnacle soon became a household name with respect to marketing luxury properties. In the early 1990s, Mr. Lane created Texas Farm & Ranch, a newsstand magazine devoted to marketing exceptional farm and ranch properties. Mr. Lane grew Farm & Ranch into a suite of five regional magazines throughout the United States. In 2003, he created the international publication, Residence International, an entity coowned by its brokerage affiliates and widely distributed throughout the world. Real Property Luxury Group represents the culmination of 30 years of understanding the needs of brokers, sellers and buyers. RPLG is a fully licensed brokerage, media and referral entity that leverages its holdings and worldwide brokerage relationships to help bring buyers and sellers together. RPLG owns well-known magazine titles and their respective websites, such as Classic Properties International, American Luxury Estates, Open Country International, Caribbean Luxury Connection, Fine Property International, Distinctive Properties International and European Property Collection. Under his leadership, his referral and publishing ventures continue to evolve and dominate the business of marketing and referring luxury real estate.

Bob Hodgdon president

Mr. Hodgdon brings over twenty years of marketing and advertising experience to his job. He was instrumental in developing and managing 15 regional issues of Pinnacle magazine over the last decade, and served as Vice President and Marketing Director for Regency Publishing Group. Bob has an extensive network of national contacts and is well known by the top real estate professionals throughout the country.

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Shay Tidwell vice president Ms. Tidwell has over 15 years of experience in the print advertising and publishing industry. She joined Regency Publishing Group in 1994 as a production assistant and was promoted three times within her own department as she learned all phases of the magazine production process. Ultimately, a new department was formed to ensure the accuracy of all publications with Shay as Quality Assurance Manager. In this role, Shay was responsible for the look of the finished product and to see that the published magazines were error-free. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and her commitment to customer service. Shay is excited about the potential of Real Property Luxury Group and the solutions it brings to Realtors and their prospective buyers and sellers. She looks forward to applying her customer service and quality assurance experience to help produce and develop dynamic new products.

Roxanne Patterson Design Director Ms. Patterson is an accomplished designer with an unique balance of creative and technical expertise, coupled with a strong background in digital and print advertising, layout design and photo manipulation within the print, web, real estate and photography industries. For over 10 years, she has helped clients develop corporate and brand identities, as well as enhance market positioning. A graduate of The Art Institute of Houston, her experience ranges from advertisements, product packaging, logos and web page layouts. Her work has been featured in several publications.

Efren Garcia Accountant Mr. Garcia has more than 20 years of accounting experience. For 10 of those years, he worked for such international companies as Carnation and Gillette in Mexico City. In 1999, he began performing accounting work for the company that would eventually become Regency Publishing Group, handling such publications as Pinnacle and Farm & Ranch. Four years later, he was named Controller for Regency and was in charge of inter-company accounting for four entities, eventually adding Human Resources responsibilities to his duties. His broad background in the accounting and publishing fields makes him well qualified to coordinate the accounting procedures for Real Property Luxury Group. Efren is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Bonnie McFerren Administrative Assistant Ms. McFerren has been a valuable member of this publishing team for 14 years. First joining Regency Publishing Group, she was a vital link in the customer liaison and accounting sectors for the Pinnacle, Farm & Ranch and Residence International titles. Prior to entering what she calls “the exciting and creative atmosphere generated by George Lane and Dick Lewis, no matter what project they are involved in,” she worked in medical, legal and entertainment industry settings. Bonnie maintains that she uses all three experiences in her current job, where her talents ensure that things run smoothly behind the scenes for the Real Property Luxury Group staff and clients.

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Homes and Estates From Around Hawaii

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