Monday, November 19, 2018

Nate Wynsma Joins Lexington Homes as Vice President

Nate Wynsma
CHICAGO, IL, Nov. 19, 2018 — Chicago-based Lexington Homesan active homebuilder throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs, announces that Nate Wynsma has joined the firm as vice president. In his new role, he oversees land acquisition, disposition, entitlement and development for Lexington Homes.

Jeff Benach
“We worked with Nate early in his career when he was director of land and later partner at Concord Homes, which was a successful homebuilding company my father, Ron Benach, and his partner, Wayne Moretti, ran until the firm was sold in 2002,” said Jeff Benach, principal of Lexington Homes.

 “Today, we’re thrilled to have him return to our team and bring with him valuable insight and knowledge from nearly three decades of experience working with various builders in the Chicagoland area.”

Most recently, Wynsma was vice president for Glenview, Ill.-based Ryan Building Group, where he oversaw land acquisition and development operations in multiple divisions from 2013 to 2018.

Ronald J. Benach
Benach notes it is an ideal time for Wynsma to join Lexington Homes, as the company is in a period of tremendous growth.

“Nate’s experience will be important to our continued expansion and success in the coming years,” he said. “He understands the unique challenges of our strategy of building in both urban and suburban infill locations and has a deep understanding of the townhome and single-family home communities we build.”
Wynsma adds, “It’s wonderful to be back with this exceptional team. I was pretty young when I first worked with these executives and really cut my teeth on land acquisition and growing a homebuilding company, as Concord exploded from 300 homes closed in 1996 to 1,330 homes closed in 2002 when the company was sold.

"Today, I’m thoroughly impressed with the Lexington Homes team at all levels and excited to work for one of the area’s top builders – especially one that is so well-positioned for growth.”

Wynsma is a graduate of Hope College in Holland, Mich., with a bachelor of arts in business administration and economics, and is an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker.
Lexington Homes plans to open sales for nearly 200 additional new homes in 2019. Currently, the firm has projects underway in Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Oak Park and Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood.


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Gary Vaynerchuk and VaynerMedia Announce Initial Speakers for Second Annual Agent2021 Conference in Miami Gardens, FL

Gary Vaynerchuk
Miami, FL, Nov. 19, 2018 — Highly successful serial entrepreneur and VaynerX Chairman Gary Vaynerchuk, along with his digital agency VaynerMedia, have just announced an impressive lineup of speakers for the second annual Agent2021, a one-day conference educating real estate, auto, insurance and mortgage agents and brokers about social media and digital marketing innovation.

Matt Higgins

Agent2021 will take place on Jan. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. on the field of Hard Rock Stadium. Hard Rock Stadium is located at 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.

The list of initial speakers includes Matt Higgins, investor on the ABC show “Shark Tank,” Miami Dolphins vice chairman, and co-founder/CEO of RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that incubates and invests in companies across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology.

 Higgins will participate in the event’s opening fireside chat with Vaynerchuk on Jan. 17 at 8:30 a.m. on the field of Hard Rock Stadium.

Patty Arvielo
Additional speakers include Patty Arvielo, president and co-founder of New American Funding, Gabrielle Garrison, client solutions manager with Facebook; Brad Auerbach, head of Industry, Insurance with Facebook; Ryan Huff, research analyst with Twitter;

Nicolle Lamb
John Fitzpatrick, president & CEO of Force Marketing & Helix Technologies; Molly McKinley, VP of Marketing, First; Dave Dickman, CEO of Tagger Media; Nicolle Lamb, VP of Production, Dealer Inspire; Pat Kinsel, CEO of Notarize; Denise Casagrande, VP of Marketing, PCG Companies; Dan Moore, president of VistaDash;

Molly McKinley

Andrew Tai, CEO of MotoInsight; Marina Kitgor, regional vice president, Factual; Ace Watanasuparp, VP of Residential Lending, Citizens Bank; Raj Qasar, CEO/owner of the Boutique Real Estate Group; Douglas Jones, managing partner of JAG Insurance Group; Chelsea Peitz, national director of social sales for FNF; Jason Frazier, founder & CEO of The Agent Marketer; Darin Lynch, founder & CEO, Irish Titan; and Bradley Flowers, co-host of the Insurance Guys Podcast.

Chelsea Peitz
Speakers from VaynerMedia include Vaynerchuk; Justine Bloome, chief strategy officer; Steve Babcock, chief creative officer; Jeff Nicholson, chief media officer; Lindsay Blum, VP of VaynerTalent; Matt Guerin, VP of Partnerships; Avery Durnan, VP of Media; Jon Morgenstern, VP of Paid Media; David Cortes, VP of Integrated Strategy; and Robbie Deeks, director of Ecommerce Revenue.

Lindsay Blum
The one-of-a-kind conference, which attracts attendees from across the U.S., will feature in-depth information about digital media’s most powerful tools, platforms and tactics.

Marina Kitgor
 Ticket holders will attend keynotes, panels, and networking sessions focused around actionable advice to grow their businesses, presented by some of the real estate, auto, insurance, and mortgage industries’ most innovative business leaders and brands.

Denise Casagrande
 Industry panel topics have been released on the event website and include sessions on personal branding, content marketing, digital lead generation, influencer marketing, and much more.

Justine Bloome
“Having Matt Higgins on board for year two is super fun for me,” said Vaynerchuk. “As a CEO and entrepreneur, Matt has walked the walk and it will be fun to hear him share his successes and challenges to a group of like-minded business executives that love the grind as much as he does. He will drop a ton of knowledge ― I’m excited.”

Kim Garcia
“We’ve just announced a rock-star lineup of speakers from Facebook, Twitter, RSE Ventures, Citizens Bank, Tagger Media, New American Funding, Notarize, Factual, JAG Insurance Group, and Fidelity National Financial,” adds Kim Garcia, senior vice president of VaynerExperience.

“Attendees will benefit immensely from their deep industry knowledge and success in the space. We’ll also have a significant presence from VaynerMedia’s leadership team, who will teach attendees many of the same strategies and tactics we deploy for our Fortune 500 clients.”