People on the Move: Promotions at @properties, a retirement at MLS Now
Two @properties leaders, Liz Thompson and Nicole Konsler, have moved into VP roles; MLS Now CEO Carl DeMusz to retire after 23 years.
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@properties promotes 2 women leaders
@properties and Christie's International Real Estate announced the promotions of two veteran staffers into executive management roles.
Liz Thompson, who joined the company in 2017, has been named VP of affiliate operations while Nicole Konsler, who has been with @properties since 2008, has been promoted to VP of pl@tform education. Both roles are new to the brand.
Thompson's role will focus on managing the operational infrastructure of the Christie's International Real Estate and @properties affiliate networks, which include over 40 independent brokerage firms in the U.S. and over 100 worldwide. She will also oversee training, including the pl@tform education system and agent coaching.
"Liz makes sure our affiliates not only receive the best technology, marketing, and coaching and training in the industry, but that the entire experience is first class," Joni Meyerowitz, COO of @properties and Christie's International Real Estate, said of Thompson's skillset.
Konsler, who was previously senior manager of affiliate training and coaching, will work directly with Thompson on developing pl@tform education and helping agents integrate the system in their workflow and business processes.
"Nicole understands the agent mindset so well when it comes to technology, and that's one of the reasons we've had such great adoption of pl@tform," Meyerowitz said of Konsler's promotion. "The bottom line is real estate agents who engage with Nicole and her team become more productive, efficient and successful."
The brokerage's pl@tform is a technology suite that includes a CRM, Deal Management System, Digital Comparative Market Analysis, Digital Listing Presentation, marketing tools and other features.
MLS Now CEO announces retirement
Longtime MLS Now CEO Carl DeMusz is set to retire at the end of the year, capping the end of a 28-year career in the real estate industry.
One of DeMusz's early achievements was spearheading the creation of NEOHREX, the industry's first shared database between two MLSs. The effort eventually led to NORMLS and CRIS MLS merging and becoming the largest MLS in Ohio, which serves roughly 14,000 subscribers.
"My 23 years at MLS Now and my years serving my industry in several capacities has been inspiring and rewarding," DeMusz said in the announcement. "I have learned so much and have done my best to contribute my passion, thought leadership and cooperation to committees, task forces, and advisory boards around the industry."
In addition to leading MLS Now, DeMusz has also served in chair roles with Ohio Association of REALTORS® and on various NAR committees.
A new search committee has been formed to appoint the next leader for MLS Now.