Lee & Associates Arizona promotes Lisa Lombard
Lee & Associates Arizona announced the promotion of Lisa Lombard as Office Manager and Associate Broker. Along with her current responsibilities of maintaining transaction files, commission billing and assisting in the oversight of brokerage activities, she will now be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office and staff management.
Lombard started with the company in 2010 as the receptionist and part-time admin. She obtained her Real Estate license in 2014 and was promoted to Transaction Coordinator in 2017. Her passion for learning and career ambitions led her to pursue her Brokers License in 2019. She began working more closely with Lee’s Designated Broker, Jerry Marrell and was ultimately named as Lee’s Associate Broker in 2021.
“Lisa’s passion and thirst for knowledge has been her greatest asset,” said Marrell. “The amount of time and effort she devotes to our firm has proved to be extremely beneficial.”
Lombard is a Chicago native. She has four children and recently celebrated the birth of her first grandson. She also participates on the Board for CompassionateLEE, Lee & Associates’ non-profit organization.
CompassionateLEE, was founded in 2019 and is focused on bringing people together to assist the Lee family members and others in our communities in times of crisis.
Attorney Zora Manjencich joins Radix Law
Radix Law welcomed its newest partner Zora Manjencich to the firm. Manjencich joins Radix following eight years with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where she served in various senior-ranking roles including as Assistant Division Chief of the Criminal Division, Assistant Division Chief in the Child Safety & Family Protection Division, and Section Chief of the Fraud & Special Prosecutions bureau. She brings decades of jury and bench trial experience and a solid background to Radix’s existing practices in the areas of litigation, crisis management, government affairs, and vulnerable adult matters.
“There are not many attorneys in Arizona with a resume like Zora’s,” said Andy Kvesic, Managing Partner at Radix Law. “We made a great team prosecuting fraud and public corruption matters together at the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, and I am excited to bring that same high level of energy and professionalism to our clients at Radix Law.”
Manjencich began her career as a civil litigator, then served as Deputy County Attorney and Assistant Bureau Chief at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in both the Sex Crimes and Vehicular Crimes Units. She also practiced commercial litigation at private law firms in Arizona and Missouri. In 2015, Manjencich joined the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, where she held various leadership roles supervising teams of attorneys and support staff focused on organized crime, fraud, human trafficking, adult protective services, victims’ rights, and legislative matters.
Manjencich has also served on various committees focused on protecting our communities, including the Governor’s Council on Child Safety & Family Empowerment, the Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking, the City of Phoenix Mayor’s Human Trafficking Task Force, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Wiretap Committee and Capital Murder Committee, among others.
Platinum Living Realty expands into California
Platinum Living Realty (PLR), an independent luxury real estate brokerage in Arizona, is pleased to announce that it has now expanded into the state of California. The luxury brokerage is now open for business in Newport Beach under the direction of Designated Broker, Donna Hollingsworth, who is also an attorney by trade.
“We have noticed a significant amount of reciprocity in the luxury housing market between Arizona and communities such as Newport Beach,” said Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “As specialists with this type of concierge level of service, it has always been our intention to expand into the Golden State. We’re thrilled to be able to jump on this opportunity and know Donna will pave the way for a successful team.”
The Platinum Living Realty brand is unique because it cannot be reproduced in any franchise and encompasses a wholly definitive offering not available in any other brokerage. At the center of the brand is co-founder Jay Macklin’s proprietary 5 Pillars System, which maximizes resources, generates new leads, and helps home buyers and sellers realize their dreams.
“2022 was a year of massive growth for Platinum Living Realty, and we are thrilled to be kicking off the Spring housing market by opening our first office in California,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Newport Beach and its surrounding communities are the first of many additional markets we plan on taking the Platinum Living Realty brand.”
In the last year, Platinum Living Realty has perfected its business model as an independent brand, attracting 51 new agents in the fastest-growing County in the nation. PLR is now starting to replicate this success in California and has already signed on five new agents including Hollingsworth. The Scottsdale based corporate team will support Hollingsworth in Newport Beach.
“I am so grateful to embark on this next successful journey in my career,” says Donna Hollingsworth, Designated Broker for Platinum Living Realty in Newport Beach. “PLR provides a plethora of tools and opportunities for individual agents and team growth.”
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