RPLG’s management team comprises industry veterans with over 90 years of experience collectively in the real estate, publishing and marketing industries. RPLG management represents the most experienced real estate publishing team in the industry.
George Lane – Chairman
Mr. Lane has been involved in luxury real estate brokerage and publishing since the early 1980s. His first venture was Broker’s Choice, a magazine promoting real estate brokers’ listings to the general public in Portland, Oregon. After moving back to his native Texas to start a similar venture, he created Pinnacle, a high-quality magazine displaying each market area’s luxury real estate and distributed to a select readership in the finest neighborhoods. Published in 23 regions across the United States, Pinnacle soon became a household name with respect to marketing luxury properties. In the early 1990s, Mr. Lane created Texas Farm & Ranch, a newsstand magazine devoted to marketing exceptional farm and ranch properties. Mr. Lane grew Farm & Ranch into a suite of five regional magazines throughout the United States. In 2003, he created the international publication, Residence International, an entity co-owned by its brokerage affiliates and widely distributed throughout the world.
Real Property Luxury Group represents the culmination of 30 years of understanding the needs of brokers, sellers and buyers. RPLG is a fully licensed brokerage, media and referral entity that leverages its holdings and worldwide brokerage relationships to help bring buyers and sellers together. RPLG owns well-known magazine titles and their respective websites, such as Classic Properties International, American Luxury Estates, Open Country International, Caribbean Luxury Connection, Fine Property International, Distinctive Properties International and European Property Collection. Under his leadership, his referral and publishing ventures continue to evolve and dominate the business of marketing and referring luxury real estate.
Bob Hodgdon – Publisher
Mr. Hodgdon brings over twenty years of marketing and advertising experience to his job. He was instrumental in developing and managing 15 regional issues of Pinnacle magazine over the last decade, and served as Vice President and Marketing Director for Regency Publishing Group. Bob has an extensive network of national contacts and is well known by the top real estate professionals throughout the country.
Roxanne Patterson – Design Director
Ms. Patterson is an accomplished designer with an unique balance of creative and technical expertise, coupled with a strong background in digital and print advertising, layout design and photo manipulation within the print, web, real estate and photography industries. For over 10 years, she has helped clients develop corporate and brand identities, as well as enhance market positioning. A graduate of The Art Institute of Houston, her experience ranges from advertisements, product packaging, logos and web page layouts. Her work has been featured in several publications.
Shay Tidwell – Production Manager
Ms. Tidwell has over 15 years of experience in the print advertising and publishing industry. She joined Regency Publishing Group in 1994 as a production assistant and was promoted three times within her own department as she learned all phases of the magazine production process. Ultimately, a new department was formed to ensure the accuracy of all publications with Shay as Quality Assurance Manager. In this role, Shay was responsible for the look of the finished product and to see that the published magazines were error-free. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and her commitment to customer service. Shay is excited about the potential of Real Property Luxury Group and the solutions it brings to Realtors and their prospective buyers and sellers. She looks forward to applying her customer service and quality assurance experience to help produce and develop dynamic new products.
Efren Garcia – Accountant
Mr. Garcia has more than 20 years of accounting experience. For 10 of those years, he worked for such international companies as Carnation and Gillette in Mexico City. In 1999, he began performing accounting work for the company that would eventually become Regency Publishing Group, handling such publications as Pinnacle and Farm & Ranch. Four years later, he was named Controller for Regency and was in charge of inter-company accounting for four entities, eventually adding Human Resources responsibilities to his duties. His broad background in the accounting and publishing fields makes him well qualified to coordinate the accounting procedures for Real Property Luxury Group. Efren is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Bonnie McFerren – Administrative Assistant
Ms. McFerren has been a valuable member of this publishing team for 14 years. First joining them at Regency Publishing Group, she was a vital link in the customer liaison and accounting sectors for the Pinnacle, Farm & Ranch and Residence International titles. Prior to entering into what she calls “the exciting and creative atmosphere generated by George Lane and Dick Lewis, no matter what project they are involved in,” she worked in medical, legal and entertainment industry settings. Bonnie maintains that she uses all three experiences in her current job, where her talents ensure that things run smoothly behind the scenes for the Real Property Luxury Group staff and clients.