Sunday, September 4, 2011

Over 900 Southern California Real Estate Professionals, Property Managers and Vendors Expected for Free 11th Annual Trade Show and Education Conference

Riverside, CA, Sept, 4, 2011 --( The Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire, (AAGIE), a 44 year old advocacy group for an ethical and strong rental housing industry, is preparing for its 11th Annual Tradeshow: “Blaze the Trail to Success.”

The event will be held Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at the Riverside Convention Center from 10am to 4pm.

It is one of the largest tradeshows in Southern California for the rental housing industry, with over 900 guests expected to attend this year. Guests will have the opportunity to visit exhibits from over 100 vendors offering services from landscaping, roofing, painting and construction, to lending, security, insurance and tenant screening, among many more. There is no cost to attend.

“Blaze the Trail to Success” Trade Show will also feature an extensive, free educational conference offering thirteen diverse classes in Maintenance and Management.

Factory-direct representatives from Goodman, Glidden, GE and Whirlpool will conduct all Maintenance classes, with topics including Heating and A/C Troubleshooting, In House Paint, Prep and Wall Repair, and Factory Training Appliance Repair.

 Management Classes will be taught by attorneys and representatives from Marcus and Milichap, American Technologies and Appfolio, and will cover topics such as Emergency Preparedness, Market Update and Social Media, to name a few.

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For media inquiries contact Joanna Velarde, Events and Education Manager, (909) 948-0784 x 14

Apartment Association Greater Inland Empire (AAGIE)
Joanna Velarde- Events and Education Manager
909 948 0784

NYC Real Estate Expo Makes Way for ERG Property Advisors


New York, NY, Sept. 4, 2011 --( This year, ERG Property Advisors is eagerly preparing for its participation in the New York City Real Estate Expo on Wednesday, September 07, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

ERG is a full-service commercial brokerage company based in New York City, specializing in investment sales, retail leasing, and strategic consulting.

Run by some of the industry’s most proficient and experienced brokers, ERG Property Advisors assists property owners and prospective buyers nationwide by supplying its real estate expertise and vast market knowledge to all of its clients through its unlimited property managing and brokerage skills.

ERG is currently heavily recruiting full-time talented commercial leasing associates and brokers who are interested in becoming a part of a friendly, motivated, and professional work environment.


ERG Property Advisors
Michelle Babinsky
212 807 6640

Operation FINALLY HOME Announces Middle Tennessee Build

NASHVILLE, TN.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Operation FINALLY HOME, a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to provide custom-made, mortgage-free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen, announced plans to build a home for Middle Tennessee soldier, Shaun Meadows.

Award-winning builder Goodall Homes has committed to build the home and Nashville-based LP Building Products will serve as lead sponsor, donating materials for the project.

Born out of the Bay Area Builders Association Support Our Troops effort, Operation FINALLY HOME was founded by Dan Wallrath (middle left photo) in 2005.

 Daniel Vargas, a retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant runs the organization out of New Braunfels, Texas. The program provides custom-made homes to wounded and disabled veterans as well as to widows of the fallen to help them get their lives back on track.

“Our mission is to help wounded heroes like Shaun and their families transition from the battlefront to the home front,” said Vargas “We help in this transition by building homes for these heroes. The only way this objective is possible is through partnerships and support from corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors and volunteers.

Goodall Homes, LP Building Products and a generous donation from country music stars Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson (middle right photo) are making this Middle Tennessee build possible.”

Shaun Meadows is a 31-year-old Afghanistan combat veteran. While deployed in Afghanistan in 2008 Meadows was injured by an IED and became a bi-lateral above-knee amputee. Following his injury, Meadows had a year-long stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for recovery and rehab.

He began walking two and a half months post injury and started running six months post injury. Meadows retired from the Air Force in January 2011 and moved to Tennessee. Married to Nicole Meadows, the couple has a six-year-old son, Trevor.

“Goodall Homes is proud to be a part of this project,” said Keith Porterfield, Chief Operating Officer. “This build is all about giving Shaun Meadows the security he needs and deserves for his family. We are looking forward to handing the much-deserved keys to a custom-made home to this hero.”

The Meadows’ home build is scheduled to begin in early November with a projected completion date on Memorial Day 2012.

“LP Building Products is proud to partner once again with Operation FINALLY HOME,” said Rick Olszewski, executive vice president of specialty products, sales and marketing. “This collaborative effort represents our respect for and support of our soldiers. To build this home for Shaun right here in our home state makes playing a role in building this home even more meaningful.”

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Angie VanTassell,
Cell: 615-428-7197
Office: 615-385-1100

Leigh Marie Lunn, Cell: 615-319-9313