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Giuseppe JP Piccinini Founder accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council

Giuseppe JP Piccinini Founder accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council

FRISCO, TEXAS SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – Giuseppe JP Piccinini Founder of JP and Associates REALTORS® and CEO of its parent company Vesuvius Holdings, has been accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry.

JP Piccinini was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics, as well as personal and professional achievements and honors.

“We are honored to welcome JP Piccinini into the community,” said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Real Estate Business Council. “Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world.”

As an accepted member of the Council, JP has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence. He will connect and collaborate with other respected local leaders in a private forum. JP will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com, and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.

JP Piccinini is a veteran of the real estate industry and has reached the peak of the industry by creating one of the largest real estate brokerages in the history of real estate literally from the ground up by first being a REALTOR®, than a Broker and finally a franchisor. He knows Real Estate.

“It’s an incredible honor to be able to contribute to Forbes and its readers. I hope my professional journey from REALTOR® to Broker to Broker Owner and now Franchisor will bring value and real market knowledge to the audience,” said JP Piccinini.

ABOUT FORBES COUNCILS
Forbes Councils is a collective of invitation-only communities created in partnership with Forbes and the expert community builders who founded Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). In Forbes Councils, exceptional business owners and leaders come together with the people and resources that can help them thrive.

For more information about Forbes Real Estate Business Council, visit forbesrealestatecouncil.com. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

JP & Associates REALTORS® is known for their acclaimed culture revolving around productivity and service. It is no wonder JP & Associates REALTORS® has gone from the #1 independently and privately held brokerage in Texas to the fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise in the USA, as well as raking as the 50th brokerage worldwide for home sales. In 2018, JPAR trademarked the term “Exceeding Expectations™,” relentlessly going above and beyond for both their agents and clients. Now franchising across the USA, JPAR Franchising is set to take the USA by storm after entering 8 new states in its first six months. For franchising or to join JPAR please visit jpar.com

 

JPAR Franchising Leverages Well Known Industry Veteran Wendy Forsythe

JPAR Franchising Leverages Well Known Industry Veteran Wendy Forsythe

Vesuvius Holdings, LLC., the parent company of JP & Associates REALTORS® and JPAR Franchising (JPAR) has engaged Wendy Forsythe’s consulting firm to assist their leadership team with several projects.

“When I heard Wendy had started her own company, I knew there was an opportunity to tap into her experience and talent to benefit the JPAR Franchising team,” said Giuseppe ‘JP’ Piccinini, Founder/CEO Vesuvius Holdings. “Wendy has a proven track record of operational excellence and is a leading expert in the 100% commission, transaction fee business model.”

“I’m delighted to work with JPAR Franchising as one of my core enterprise clients. Their explosive growth across the country is tremendous and confirms the appetite in the market for their value proposition,” said Forsythe, founder and CEO of Wendy Forsythe Consulting. “The support of the JPAR team, among the many other clients who have joined me this past summer has been very exciting.”

JPAR franchise owners have access to superior recruiting methods and best practices, enterprise discounts, preferred supplier networks, training, centralized support, and even centralized compliance processing. Forsythe and the franchise servicing team are working on various projects as part of JPAR’s commitment to building a world class servicing platform.

“JPAR Franchising has added 40 franchises in eight states since the beginning of 2019,” said Frank Gay, CEO of JPAR Franchising, LLC. “Our commitment to Exceeding Expectations™ for our franchisees and agents continues to be our primary focus.”

Geoff Lewis, former President of RE/MAX Holdings, LLC., recently joined JPAR as the President of Vesuvius Holdings, LLC., the parent company of JP & Associates REALTORS® and JPAR Franchising.

“Working with top talent is one of the reasons I joined the JPAR family. Wendy brings tremendous value to the initiatives we are working on and allows us to continue to scale quickly,” said Lewis.

JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is known for their acclaimed culture revolving around productivity and service. It is no wonder JP & Associates REALTORS® has gone from the #1 independently and privately held brokerage in Texas to the fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise in the USA, as well as raking as the 50th brokerage worldwide for home sales by REAL Trends. In 2018, JPAR trademarked the term “Exceeding Expectations™,” relentlessly going above and beyond for both their agents and clients. Now franchising across the USA, JPAR Franchising is set to take the USA by storm after entering 8 new states in its first six months.

JPAR operates multiple offices across Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida, is expanding nationwide, and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising visit http://www.jpar.com.

Wendy Forsythe Consulting was founded with the mission of helping real estate entrepreneurs leverage executive talent to scale the operations of their business quickly and fuel growth. Forsythe has been at the forefront of operational excellence, technology and branding in the real estate industry with over two decades of leading some of the largest brokerages and brands in the country. In addition to offering enterprise level consulting services, the firm offers customized consulting for team leaders and small to medium sized brokers looking to build their operational infrastructure and company playbook. To learn more visit http://www.WendyForsythe.com.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of  America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd Time, JP & Associates REALTORS® Appears on the Inc.5000, Ranking at No. 1004.

JP and Associates Realtors Custom Logo SealNEW YORK, August 14, 2019Inc. magazine today revealed that JP & Associates REALTORS® is No. 1004 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“There are few reasons why we are so incredibly focused about our growth around here. The opportunity to be included in the INC5000 list is one of those reasons. It is not based on a popularity vote but strictly revenue percentage growth. It is a true barometer of success. We are so obsessed with making this list that it is not simply a goal for us but an expectation. I am so incredibly proud of our team and the entire company for achieving this milestone. The company we built yet again, ranks for the third year in a row, as an honoree of one of America’s fastest growing privately held companies.” – JP Piccinini, Founder/CEO Vesuvius Holdings (Parent company of JPAR)

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years. 

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

Companies like JP and Associates REALTORS® encompass the American dream and are the shining beacon of entrepreneurship and what is possible to achieve in America.

JP & Associates REALTORS® is known for their acclaimed culture revolving around productivity and service. It is no wonder JP & Associates REALTORS® has gone from the #1 independently and privately held brokerage in Texas to the fastest growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise in the USA, as well as raking as the 50th brokerage worldwide for home sales. In 2018, JPAR trademarked the term “Exceeding Expectations™,” relentlessly going above and beyond for both their agents and clients. Now franchising across the USA, JPAR Franchising is set to take the USA by storm after entering 8 new states in its six months.

CONTACT:  Angela Oakes, 919-799-6412, [email protected]

 

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000INC5000

Methodology

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/

 

JP & Associates REALTORS® Selects Highly Esteemed Agents for Latest Additions to Broker Support

JP & Associates REALTORS® Selects Highly Esteemed Agents for Latest Additions to Broker Support

In an announcement made the week of July 29, 2019, JP & Associates REALTORS® recently appointed acclaimed real estate agents, Lisa Rogers, and Michael Hoover, the newest members of JPAR’s broker support team. The duo has amassed quite the reputable list of accolades alongside their many years of expertise in the real estate industry.

Previously licensed with a different broker, Lisa is excited by the transition to JPAR and the opportunity to serve its rapidly growing family of REALTORS®. “I am thrilled to have moved my business and offer my guidance with a company that truly understands the needs of real estate agents,” Rogers states. “As a member of the broker support team, I look forward to providing unparalleled assistance in furtherance of our agents’ success.”

In her first year of real estate, Lisa was honored as Rookie of the Year, then went on to earn: Top Producing Team in 2016 through 2019; Multi-Million Dollar Producer in 2014 through 2019; Real Producers Top 500 in 2019; America’s Top 100; and, D Magazine Top Producer for 2019.

With over 23 years of real estate experience, including being the broker-owner of his firm, Michael Hoover is equally anxious to extend his services. “JPAR has become a known industry disruptor,” Hoover states. “As America’s fastest-growing 100% commission broker, more agents recognize each day that JPAR provides both best-in-class tools and systems, and, elite support to run a successful business.”

Michael is a certified TREC instructor, has closed well over 600 transactions, and has experience in virtually every loan product imaginable. He is active in the Granbury Association of REALTORS® and has served as a director for both the Texas and National Associations of REALTORS®.

“We are fortunate and privileged to add these exceptionally qualified individuals to our broker support team,” said Mark Johnson, CEO of JPAR Brokerage. “As top producing REALTORS®, both Lisa and Michael have maintained impeccable reputations, consistently exceeding the expectations of their clients and involved parties among numerous transactions. Their experience, knowledge, and skills are invaluable to our 1,700 agents across Texas.”

JP And Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is America’s fastest-growing 100% commission brokerage and franchise. A full-service transaction fee-based real estate brokerage, it has been recognized as one of the top 50 US residential brokerages by REAL TRENDS. JPAR has been honored by Inman Real Estate News, Inman Connect, and is a back-to-back INC5000 nominee.

JPAR operates multiple offices across Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida, is expanding nationwide, and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

 

 

JP & Associates REALTORS® Now America’s Fastest-Growing 100% Commission Brokerage & Franchise

JP & Associates REALTORS® Now America’s Fastest-Growing 100% Commission Brokerage & Franchise

In just seven years, JPAR has experienced phenomenal growth.  Founded 2011, Frisco, TX, the company now ranks as one of the top 50 real estate brokerages in the US with almost 3,000 agents.  In fact, over 40 franchises were sold within its first six months of operations.

JPAR Fastest-Growing

“I am incredibly elated, honored and humbled,” said Giuseppe ‘JP’ Piccinini, Founder/Owner of JP & Associates REALTORS®. “We owe our agent and staff a great deal of gratitude for being the driving factor behind our next-gen. brokerage model. In combination with our culture and values of productivity and service, they have lifted us as one of the most successful real estate brands across the United States.”

Mark Johnson, CEO of JPAR’s company-owned stores, said, “We are a top producer’s dream! As an industry-disruptor, JP & Associates REALTORS® challenges the status quo and traditional mold of operating a brokerage. Operating as a full-service brokerage, on a transaction fee model with a culture of service and productivity enables us to create an industry-leading level of per person production.”

“Our rapid growth and expansion are due in part to our agent-centric business model,” said Frank Gay, CEO of JPAR Franchising, LLC. “JPAR was established under a simple pretense; offer agents everything they would want and need in a brokerage. Experienced real estate professionals appreciate the system for success we have developed; therefore, they are eager to join our family of agents and franchise owners.”

While JPAR agents benefit from elite technology products, free trainings, company leads, health care and retirement options, a unique iBuyer platform (JPAR Instant Offers), and other valuable assets, franchise owners have access to superior recruiting methods and best practices, enterprise discounts, preferred supplier networks, training, centralized support, and even centralized compliance processing.

Geoff Lewis, former President of RE/MAX Holdings, LLC., recently joined JPAR as the President of Vesuvius Holdings, LLC., the parent company of JP & Associates REALTORS® and JPAR Franchising.

“Since I left RE/MAX Holdings, RE/MAX and the other traditional companies have been losing agents. I wanted to associate with and help grow a real estate company whose business model is relevant and attractive to brokers and agents competing in today’s highly competitive market,” says Lewis. “JP Piccinini is the most dynamic and innovative visionary in real estate today. JP has leveraged his company’s strong position in the Texas market to begin franchising his unique concept. JPAR has already sold 40 franchises in seven states in the last six months. In addition, JPAR was recently nominated for the INMAN Innovator award for the Most Innovative Broker of the Year. I look forward to helping grow the JPAR brand across all fifty states, Canada and internationally.”

With over 150 agents joining each month and franchises continuously selling and opening across the US, JPAR shows zero signs of slowing down.

JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is one of the top 50 real estate brokerages.  A full-service transaction fee-based real estate brokerage, it has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing brokerages in the country by REAL TRENDS. JPAR has been honored by Inman Real Estate News, Inman Connect, and is a back-to-back INC5000 nominee.

JPAR operates multiple offices across TexasLouisianaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaGeorgiaArizonaNew Mexico, and Florida, is expanding nationwide, and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

To learn more about becoming an agent or franchising with JP & Associates REALTORS®, visit jpar.agentfire3.com.

 

JP and Associates Hires Former RE/MAX President Geoff Lewis

JP and Associates Hires Former RE/MAX President Geoff Lewis

JPAR Inman

By Patrick Kearns | Staff Writer | Inman

JP and Associates Realtors® (JPAR) announced Monday that Geoff Lewis, a veteran executive of RE/MAX, is joining JPAR’s parent company Vesuvius Holdings, LLC. Lewis, who departed from RE/MAX in February 2018, will be serving as president of the company starting on July 1, 2019.

“Our industry is ripe for disruption,” Lewis said in a statement. “Since I left RE/MAX Holdings, RE/MAX and the other traditional companies have been losing agents. I wanted to associate with and help grow a real estate company whose business model is relevant and attractive to brokers and agents competing in today’s highly competitive market.”

RE/MAX has been growing steadily as a whole if you include international markets, reporting year-over-year agent count growth every quarter since Lewis left the company early in 2018. However, in its first quarter results, the company did report a slight decrease in agent count for the U.S. and Canada. Lewis had been with RE/MAX since 2004 and was serving as president of the company when he retired.

In his statement, Lewis also called JP Piccinini, the broker-owner and founder of JPAR, a dynamic and innovative visionary.

The move to add an industry veteran comes at a time of massive expansion for both the brokerage and its franchising business. JPAR was ranked as the nation’s 50th most productive brokerage in transactions by the Real Trends 500, closing 9,790 transaction sides in 2018, a year-over-year increase of 45.8 percent. It was also ranked 83rd in the Swanepoel Mega 1000 list of top brokerages by sales volume, with $2.6 billion in sales and an agent count of 1,500.

While the brokerage business is growing at an expeditious rate, the company also began franchising its 100 percent commission, transaction-fee based model in June 2018. In the last six months, the company claims it has sold 40 franchises in seven states.

JPAR is also leaning into some of the industry trends, giving its agents a propriety technology suite, launching its own iBuyer instant offer program – which nabbed the brokerage an Inman Innovator Award finalist nomination – and by giving its agents access to associate healthcare and retirement plans.

“I am thrilled to have Geoff Lewis on board the JPAR team,” Piccinini said in a statement. “With Geoff’s past industry and franchising success, our already experienced management team expects to accelerate our phenomenal growth.”

“Our transaction fee-based model combined with our proprietary B.O.S.S.S. (Broker One Stop Shopping System) technology suite, world-class training, 24/7 broker compliance support, retirement bonus plan and innovative agent health care are unique in the industry,” Piccinini added. “For the broker, agent and consumer alike, JPAR is focused on exceeding expectations.”

 

 

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