Cascade Sotheby's shares 2017 financial report
Cascade Sotheby's International Realty increased its overall sales volume by 325 percent between 2015 and 2017, and surpassed $1 billion in closed real estate sales by the end of the third quarter in 2017.
The company is one of elite 25 Sotheby's International Realty franchises in the U.S., in the billion dollar volume category, and one of the top franchises in closed sales revenue in the entire Sotheby's International Realty global realty network.
Franchise owner and CEO Deb Tebbs was the first on the West Coast to secure a Sotheby's International Realty franchise in Central Oregon in 2006. She was awarded the franchise for Cascade Sotheby's International Realty brokerages in Portland, Lake Oswego, southwest Washington and the Oregon and southwest Washington coat in 2015.
Cascade Sotheby's has added 81 new brokers throughout its markets since Jan. 1, 2017, and 30 brokers in the Portland metro area since August 2017.
New hires to the leadership team include Michael Kosmin, companywide chief operating officer, Marta Boelens, managing principal broker in the Central Oregon office, Patrick O'Rourke, managing principal broker for Portland metro, southwest Washington and coast and Laura Markham, legal counsel.
The company has enhanced its brokerage offerings by adding multilingual brokers; leveraging exclusive partnerships with Juwai and Nikkei to reach new markets in China and Japan; grown its position and market share in the new homes category with exclusive rights to sell all Franklin Brothers homes in developments such as the Stone Creek and Mirada neighborhoods in Bend; and added a vineyard division to the farm and ranch division.
Art of Makeup School starting new session
The Art of Makeup School will start its next session of classes Jan. 2. Three programs are offered including Fashion Makeup Artistry, The Master Class and the Multimedia Master Makeup Artistry Program, as well as individual classes.
Students can also enroll now in the Character & FX program which begins Feb. 1.
The school is located at 11830 Kerr Parkway, Portland OR 97035. For full details visit artofmakeup.com or call director Celena Rubin at 360-553-3855.
Ray to head FLIR's government, defense unit
FLIR Systems, Inc. has named David Ray president of the government and defense business unit, effective Jan. 8, 2018. He will report to FLIR President and CEO Jim Cannon, and be responsible for leading all aspects of the government and defense business unit including strategy, research and development, operations, business development and marketing.
Ray worked at Raytheon Company since 2002, a company specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Since 2015 he held the position of vice president, global business development and strategy for the company's intelligence, information and services segment.
Ray has a bachelor of science degree in business management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served five years in the U.S. Air Force and Andrews Air Force Base and the Pentagon where he led teams responsible for communications-related projects designed to support senior members of the government and military. He also earned a master of science in systems management and strategy from Central Michigan University.
Ray will be based primarily out of FLIR's Washington, D.C. area office in Arlington, Virginia.
Jones named 'Top Wine Leader' for 2017
Wine Business Monthly has named Gregory V. Jones, director of wine education at Linfield College, as one of its 48 Top Wine Industry Leaders for 2017. The magazine cited Jones' research in climatology "with an interest in climate change and its effect on growing wine grapes." It went on to laud Jones' "hundreds of international, national and regional presentations on climate and wine-related research."
Jones, who joined Linfield College in August, studies in particular the effect climate changes have on vine growth, fruit production and the resulting wine quality. He was a contributing author to the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize-winning "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report," as well as author of many book chapters, reports and articles on wine economics, climate change and climatological assessments of viticultural potential.
Adelsheim celebrates three winemaking team promotions
Adelsheim Vineyard is celebrating three winemaking team promotions and honoring the legacy of longtime winemaker, Dave Paige, who is leaving the winery to acquire a nearby vineyard to start a new brand. Gina Hennen, who has worked alongside Paige since 2007, is being promoted to winemaker from associate winemaker. Paige will leave Adelsheim at the end of the year after fully transitioning winemaking responsibilities to Hennen.
Hennen's winemaking colleagues, Matt Perry and Noah Roberts, will become assistant winemaker and cellar master, respectively.
— The Review, Tidings