Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Platinum Living Realty in Scottsdale, AZ Signs 30 New Agents in First Six Months

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage with four offices across Arizona, announced that they have brought on 30 new real estate agents to the firm since launching six months ago.

Jay and Michelle Macklin

 Platinum Living Realty now has over 100 dedicated real estate agents helping home buyers and sellers navigate Arizona’s real estate market.

Donna Hunter
Jay and Michelle Macklin, the co-owners of Platinum Living Realty, began their careers in real estate in 2003 and opened their first brokerage in 2010. 

Candy Jenkins

In July 2018, they made the decision to take their growing brokerage firm independent and to separate from the national brand they had been working with for a number of years.

Nadine Stoner
“Michelle and I founded Platinum Living Realty as an alternative to the classic real estate model,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. 

Kristen Spayd

“As an independent brokerage, we are able to offer our agents a plethora of new opportunities as well as an enhanced level of support to help them achieve their greatest possible levels of success.”

Bernadette Barba

Platinum Living Realty takes a different approach than traditional real estate brokerages by providing agents with a customized package of over 20 marketing tools to help effectively target and grow their businesses; consistent and individualized coaching to work through challenges and problems that arise; abundant opportunities for generating new leads and clients; plus other tools and policies that focus on the agent’s success.

A.J. Durand
“What we offer at Platinum Living Realty is a way for our agents to grow a predictive and sustainable business rather than being reactive or focusing on mundane tasks that won’t help close a sale,” said Macklin. \

Shawn Krill
“Our unique approach to quality marketing and building leads is ushering in a new and more efficient way way to do business as a real estate agent.”
Georgia F. Schaeffer

“The support, coaching and investment we have received from Jay and Michelle at Platinum Living Realty has been exceptional and unlike any support we had received before,” said Donna Hunter, a 25-year real estate industry veteran and co-founder with Candy Jenkins of The Hunter Jenkins Realty Group at Platinum Living Realty.

Lisa Tessler
“Platinum Living Realty has helped our real estate business grow in ways we had never imagined,” said Jenkins, a 12-year real estate industry veteran. “I wish we had made the switch long ago.”

Jheri South
The list of new Platinum Living Realty agents includes: Shawn Krill, Scott Semer, Nadine Stoner, Candy Jenkins, Donna Hunter, Amy Gough, Emily Setlock, Lisa Tessler, Tara Guljas, Kimberly MacDonald, Alyssa Jones, Kristen Spayd, AJ Durand, Jamie Jachowski, 

Christina Ramirez

Shelli Duncan, Bernadette Barba, Nikki Park, Kathleen Ticknor, Kellie Therklesen, Darryl Thompson, Gretchen Slaughter, Georgia Schaeffer, Dawn Zimbelman, Spero Pagos, Jheri South, Michelle Parker, Brandi Parker, Christina Ramirez, Elysia Porter, and Sarah Lossing.

Alyssa Jones

Platinum Living Realty is an independent luxury residential real estate brokerage headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Scott Semer
With four local offices and over 100 dedicated agents, Platinum Living Realty specializes in real estate services for luxury communities like DC Ranch, North Scottsdale, Cave Creek and Paradise Valley, offering a diverse collection of properties from cozy single-family to ultra-luxury estates. 

Sarah Lossing

Platinum Living Realty was founded as an alternative to the classic real estate model, giving their agents the tools, coaching, and resources needed to succeed in Arizona’s competitive real estate market. 

Amy Gough
For assistance on buying or selling a property or information on becoming an agent with Platinum Living Realty, visit


Josh Weiss
10 to 1 Public Relations

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10 to 1 Public Relations

74,200 SF Glenview Three-Building Medical Complex in Glenview, IL Sold by Bull Realty

Prairie Glen Medical Office Center, Glenview, IL

Glenview, IL  Prairie Glen Medical Office Center in Glenview is centrally located to large Chicago-based hospitals and healthcare systems and is known to attract sizeable private practices and health system tenants. 

Paul Zeman
The 74,200 SF, three-building complex has been sold as of January 25, 2019 for $21,100,000.

The seller was Titan Development, and the brokers were Paul Zeman, President of Healthcare Real Estate Services at Bull Realty, and Illinois broker Dimitri Development, LLC.

“Paul and his team have been maximizing asset value for sellers for more than a dozen years,” said Michael Bull, CCIM, founder and CEO of Bull Realty. “Their marketing generated multiple and competing offers. Paul’s past experience and expertise in healthcare paid big dividends to the seller.”

The tenant mix of the office complex is 100% medical and includes dermatology, gastroenterology surgery center, pediatrics, rehabilitation, laboratory, ophthalmology and medical genetics.

Michael Bull
The Glen itself boasts new homes, offices, retail, restaurants, a children’s museum, two golf courses, walking and biking trails, an assisted living facility and much more.

Prairie Glen Medical Office Center enjoys high exposure, located as it is inside The Glen. 

Glenview also features one of the locations for Illinois Gastroenterology Group, the largest single specialty GI group in Illinois.


Susan Fortner
Bowers PR & Marketing
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Assistant Account Coordinator
Bowers PR and Marketing

Avani Hotels & Resorts Opens New Upscale Resort in Thailand’s Koh Samui

Avani+ Samui, an upscale resort situated on Phang Ka Bay near Taling Ngam on Koh Samui’s southwest shore in Thailand

PHANG KA BAY, THAILAND --Avani Hotels & Resorts ( expanded its portfolio in Thailand with the launch of Avani+ Samui, an upscale resort situated on Phang Ka Bay near Taling Ngam on Koh Samui’s southwest shore.

Avani+ Samui is designed as a seaside hideaway, ideal for couples or families.

Steps away from an untouched, secluded bay guests can choose from 25 guest rooms, 27 private pool villas, or six beachfront pool villas.

Each is spacious, with nature-inspired interiors and ample natural lighting. Even more privacy can be found within the villas, where modern amenities are surrounded by verdant gardens with a private pool for the ultimate indulgence.

Koh Samui has long been a major island destination for local and international holiday-makers with a wide-range of activities from the relaxing to the adventurous.

Taling Ngam Bay makes a perfect location
 from which to take it all in.

 With its untouched beaches and easy access to the rest of the island, Taling Ngam Bay makes a perfect location from which to take it all in.

Visitors can take a trip to smaller islands close by, lounge on the sand or wonder at the sea life while snorkelling or island hopping. Crisp waterfalls close to the resort provide a lush background for exploring nature or to enjoy a refreshing dip.

Avani+ Samui guests will be able to take advantage of any of the island’s delights, or they can enjoy the activities and amenities offered by the resort.

The choices are many, including beach yoga, stand-up paddle-boarding, mountain biking, or just lounging by the pool with a cool drink. For further indulgence, AvaniSPA will offer guests treatments to relax and reinvigorate with the option to be pampered in the privacy of their room or villa.

The choices continue for food and drink at Avani+ Samui. The cool Kombi Van bar will provide refreshing cocktails and beverages, while PANTRY at Avani will feature grab-and-go snacks and light meals inspired by local island ingredients.

 Essence – the beachfront restaurant will serve delicious Thai and international specialities that maintains Avani Honest Food concept, while diners are enchanted by the panoramic views.

From a fun family outing by the pool to a romantic beach wedding

Avani+ Samui can also transform any of its incredible locations for personalised events. From a fun family outing by the pool to a romantic beach wedding, the team at Avani+ Samui can ensure memorable island moments.

Avani currently operates 24 hotels and resorts in 15 countries. The brand recently debuted in Australia, New Zealand, and Laos. Avani currently has 15 new hotels in the pipeline, including a recent signing in Dubai, Bangkok, and Busan.

Avani Hotels & Resorts is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.


Hwee Peng Yeo
Vice President
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