The Real Estate Apprentice Foundation Full Line Up
OF JUDGES FOR 2006
ALISO VIEJO, CA. December 28, 2005 – Previously the Real Estate Apprentice Foundation has announced that Jeremy Conaway, Stephen Roney, Kenneth Jenny, Thomas Dooley, Stu Siegel, Dr. Kenneth Edwards, Greg Herder and Kendra Shearer had all accepted invitations to serve as Foundation Advisors and Official Judges for the 2006. The Foundation has announced that joining them are four additional real estate luminaries: NBC Apprentice Winner Kendra Todd, Real Estate Broker Extraordinaire Lennox Scott, Real Estate Top Producer Terry Moeler and Real Estate Educator Hugo “Skip” Weber. “This is a magnificent group of 12 people - all heavy-hitters that are stepping up to bat on behalf of Rookie agents,” said Stefan Swanepoel, Founder of The Foundation.
Kendra Todd Kendra Todd – a top producing RE/MAX agent – was hired by Donald Trump as the first female winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice” (the hit TV show created by Mark Burnett has no affiliation with the non profit real estate grant program “Real Estate Apprentice.”) Kendra began her first stage of apprenticeship under Carolyn Kepcher, Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization and Donald Trump’s right-hand woman on the popular reality TV show. She began working with Carolyn at the Trump National Gold Club in Westchester County, to begin her integration into the Trump Organization. Her training was focused on evaluating the potential of national and international properties for purchase and development of golf courses. Following her three months training with Carolyn, Kendra returned to her home state of Florida to oversee the Trump Organization’s renovation of Palm Beach Mansion, a 48,000+ square foot oceanfront property.
Kendra is an ambitious and highly successful real estate agent and marketing entrepreneur. She may appear to be a bubbly, blue-eyed blonde, but underneath that soft exterior lays an intense, perfectionist personality. Though her father was a top gun fighter pilot, it was her homemaker mother who taught her some of the most valuable life lessons: The importance of education and recognizing that in order to be a strong, independent woman, she must learn to support herself.
Ms. Todd obtained her undergraduate degree in linguistics from the University of Florida, and upon graduation became the founding Editor-in-Chief of a lifestyle magazine in South Florida. Kendra went on to obtain her real estate license, which she hangs at RE/MAX Advantage Plus in Boca Raton, FL and incorporated her media expertise into the development of My House Real Estate, Inc. an innovative marketing company specializing in preconstruction and condo conversions real estate projects. My House Real Estate, Inc.'s marketing strategies are unique, and have generated involvement in marketing some of Florida's most sought after real estate. Additionally, she is "Special Agent 53" on My House, Florida's #1 real estate investment talk radio show on Clear Channel Radio. Upon acceptance of the position on the Real Estate Apprentice Grant’s Official Judging Panel for 2006, Kendra said: “The Real Estate Apprentice Grant Program is a great idea and I am very pleased to be involved with it as an Official Judge for 2006.”
J. Lennox Scott
John L. Scott Real Estate was founded in 1931 and is currently led by third generation chairman and CEO, Lennox Scott. The company has 128 offices and over 4,000 sales associates in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Last year the company closed over 44,000 transactions for more than 13 billion dollars in sales volume. REAL Trends ranked John L. Scott Real Estate as the 5th largest regional real estate company in the United States and the 8th most productive overall. The company’s website has also been the recipient of the Inman Innovation Award in 2002 for Most Innovative Real Estate Company in the nation.
Lennox began his career in real estate in 1976, taking over as President of the company in 1980, and then becoming Chairman and CEO in 2002. He has been recognized by REALTOR® Magazine as one of the nation’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and won The 2003 President’s Award – Washington Association of REALTORS®, as well as The REALTOR® of the Year – Seattle King County in 2002.
He also recently published his first book, entitled Next Generation Real Estate, which discusses the evolution of the industry and the trends that are shaping the future of real estate. Scott received his Business Administration Degree from University of Washington.
Terry Moerler is top producing agent with a string of real estate certifications and designations to her credit including: ABR, CRP, CRS, ERC, SRES, E-Pro Technology Certified, STAR Power STAR, an iSucceed Mentor, a member of the Real Estate CyberSpace Society and a member of the Women's Council of Realtors®.
Terry has held a broker’s license for over 20 years specializing in real estate counseling. Formerly a bank loan officer and Income Tax Practitioner, Terry has helped over 2,000 families and individuals meet and/or exceed their real estate goals. Ms. Moerler has a true passion for the real estate industry and loves giving back to a business that has been so good to her. Terry’s energy, commitment, enthusiasm and keen knowledge of the industry have made her one of the most sought after speakers at real estate conferences and conventions. She donates 100% of her speaking honorariums to local charities and has raised over $50,000.
Terry spends her leisure time traveling with her husband Raymond. She is quite proud of her daughter, Marlene, who graduated with a BSN and started her career as a Pediatric Nurse at UCLA. Terry has been an active Rotarian since 1988 and is involved in many charitable and community organizations. Terry also believes that “one person can make a difference” and encourages everyone she meets to bring a can of food to their local food bank for the less fortunate.
Hugo “Skip” Weber
Hugo C. A. Weber, Jr., is the President of Realty Seminars, Inc (RSI) and for the last 22 years has been the Director of Education for RSI’s subsidiary, Polley Associates, The Real Estate Education Company. Polley Associates is the largest real estate education provider in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Mr. Weber has 28 years experience in “the real estate education by regulation” business as an instructor, curriculum coordinator, administrator and more importantly course marketer.
Weber is currently a 17-year member and the current Chairman for the Voluntary Education Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania State Real Estate Commission. He has served as an Advisory Board member to the National Association of Realtors®, Real Estate Buyers Agent Council and RealtyU®. In 1991/92 he served as the National President for the Real Estate Educators Association.