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MIAMI Association of Realtors and the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors Merge Organizations

by | Dec 03, 2015
The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) has officially merged with the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI), the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. The merger closed on September 22, 2015.

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MIAMI — The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors (JTHS) has officially merged with the MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI), the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. The merger closed on September 22, 2015.

The new JTHS Council of the MIAMI Association of Realtors is being led by JTHS President Nancy Lubeck. The JTHS Board of Directors will continue to lead and direct the services, issues and needs of their 1,500 members in Palm Beach and Martin counties, as the JTHS Board of Governors.

MIAMI is assuming most JTHS administrative functions, allowing JTHS leadership and staff to focus on assisting and building the success of its members. The JTHS headquarters will remain in Jupiter, Fla. Former association executive Joanne Werstlein has become JTHS vice president. 

“The JTHS family is incredibly enthused about joining the nation’s largest local Realtor association,” Lubeck said. “Merging with the MIAMI Association of Realtors will provide major cost savings for members on local dues and Supra electronic access keys. This merger will also help our Realtors gain top-notch real estate education, global business opportunities, tremendous international media visibility and more than 100 marketing tools and services exclusive to MIAMI members.”   

MIAMI hosts more than 3,500 member seminars each year with 86 percent offered free to members. MIAMI members have access to five computer labs throughout the tri-county region for technology and Multiple Listing Service training. A sixth computer lab is planned for members at the Jupiter office.  MIAMI also provides its members more than 100 premium marketing tools and services to each of its 41,000 members, contributing to their success and helping better serve their customers. MIAMI plans to increase educational opportunities for the new JTHS Council which will be focused on their members’ needs and interests.

The combined MIAMI association now includes a Corporate Board, Miami Residential Board, Realtors Commercial Alliance, Broward Council, JTHS Council, Young Professionals Network (YPN) Council, award-winning International Council and an Educational Foundation.

“The completion of this merger is an historic achievement in the 95-year history of our MIAMI association,” said John Dohm, MIAMI Chairman of the Board. “Combining the success, services, and programs of JTHS and MIAMI will bring new opportunities and resources to all of our members. MIAMI is a truly global association and this merger provides us with a larger platform to present all that Southeast Florida has to offer to the rest of the world. MIAMI has official partnerships with more than 135 international organizations worldwide.”

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JTHS leaders initially contacted MIAMI about merging earlier this year. Both parties thoroughly considered and discussed options and benefits to the members. On Aug. 13, JTHS members participated in a well-attended town hall meeting, which provided them the opportunity to address any final questions about the merger. On Aug. 14, the JTHS members voted overwhelmingly to join MIAMI. The MIAMI leadership unanimously approved the merger.

JTHS President Nancy Lubeck and MIAMI Chairman John Dohm led the merger initiative. Serving on the official Merger Committee were: Bill Hall, Barbara Fox, Sue Gaieski, Patricia Fitzgerald, Nancy Cardone, Anita McKernan, and Chris Cox of JTHS, and Mark Sadek, Christopher Zoller, Liza Mendez, Moe Veissi, Natascha Tello, Martha Pomares, Jack Levine, Terri Bersach and Teresa King Kinney of MIAMI.

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