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Thomas R. Wilkins

Thomas R. Wilkins President and CEO Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Wilkins & Associates Wilkins is broker of record at the Better Homes & Gardens office and CEO of NEPA Management Associates, according to his LinkedIn profile. He founded the real estate company in 1988 with three employees. Wilkins and his wife, Christine, still own and operate it. The ...

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Brittney Baker Shurr

Brittney Baker Shurr Association Executive Reading-Berks Association of Realtors Shurr said she started this job in February 2020, “just a few weeks before the COVID-19 shutdown.” She advises the volunteer leadership team and works to achieve the objectives in the association’s strategic plan, including education and dissemination of information, member engagement, growth, and advocacy initiatives. Shurr said she’s “very proud” ...

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Alan Shuman

Alan Shuman President Shuman Development Group Shuman co-founded his company with Marina Shuman in 1994 with experience in building renovations and real estate development. The commercial real estate development company strives to “restore the grandeur of Reading’s Central Business District.” It has redeveloped, sold or leased more than 2,000,000 square feet and over $100 million of commercial property in downtown Reading. Shuman earned his Pennsylvania ...

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Barry L. Schlouch

Barry L. Schlouch President and Co-founder Schlouch Inc. “My duties include setting and leading the vision, mission and strategic goals to achieve the success of Schlouch Inc.,” said Schlouch, who co-founded the company 38 years ago. Among those priorities are “a sustainable and dynamic workforce, client acquisition and retention, operational excellence, and managing the financial strength to support the enterprise’s ...

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John “J.R.” Rutkowsky Jr.

John “J.R.” Rutkowsky Jr. Realtor Keller Williams Real Estate “While I have a fiduciary responsibility to my clients and their needs,” Rutkowsky said, “I also facilitate amicable negotiations and promote private property rights.” Licensed since 2000, he said he was proud to serve as president of the Pocono Mountains Association of Realtors in 2020, “and I continue to serve our ...

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Vincent Ranalli

Vincent Ranalli Executive Vice President CBRE “My team and I represent tenants and landlords in the acquisition and disposition of industrial real estate in the Lehigh Valley, central Pennsylvania and northeastern Pennsylvania,” Ranalli explained. They handle lease negotiation, site selection, build-to-suit transactions and ground-up development. Early in 2021, they represented a major footwear/apparel company that leased a 1 million-plus-square-foot property ...

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Christopher Raad

Christopher Raad Broker/Owner Harvey Z. Raad Real Estate A licensed agent for 22 years, Raad began going on real estate appointments with his dad when he was a toddler. “My grandfather started our firm, which has served the Lehigh Valley since 1962,” he said. “There is nothing is more powerful or rewarding than assisting in the purchase or sale of ...

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Joe Posh

Joe Posh Managing Partner Posh Properties Real Estate Services Posh leads a fully integrated commercial real estate development, construction and management company. The firm specializes in retail projects, with clients such as CVS Pharmacy, Lowes, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Barnes and Noble, PNC Bank, Advance Auto Parts, Giant Food Stores, WaWa and KNBT. The firm opened its first hospitality ...

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