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Harcourts Pacific Regional Corporate Office

Harcourts USA

27372 Aliso Creek Road
Suite 100
Aliso Viejo

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  • Jason Scott

    Regional Director of Auctions, Southern California

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  • Rob Forde

    Rob Forde

    Regional Director - Harcourts Pacific

    At the age of 26 Rob was appointed as the CEO of Harcourts NSW in Sydney (a key growth market for the international brand) and within two years of his appointment he saw 75% growth across the state. Rob was raised in regional South Australia and attributes much of his success to his grounded upbringing. “It is critical in business to treat people the way that you would like to be treated and never take anything for granted.” Rob’s passion has always been delivering exceptional service for all clients from all walks of life. This passion and drive has been responsible for Rob’s multi-faceted involvement in the Real Estate Industry. He has run a successful sales and property management business in Sydney’s exclusive Lower North Shore region and during his time in senior leadership roles, Rob continued to work as a senior auctioneer, selling around $270,000,000 worth of property under at auction. Having completed a double degree in International Business and International Studies, Rob has the knowledge to offer his team great insight into Real Estate business with a strong focus on recruitment, business planning and international marketing within the Harcourts network. Rob understands that successful outcomes stem from hard work paired with tactful strategies and he is determined to be an integral part in building a real estate network that delivers an exceptional client experience across the board. Even more importantly, Rob offers belief. He is an enthusiastic and passionate individual who believes in his clients and believes in his own ability to achieve an outstanding result. Outside of work you will find Rob at one of California’s local beaches as he is a keen surfer. “Surfing gives me the perfect escape, it’s just what I need to clear my head and recharge.”

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      • Ben Brady

        Ben Brady

        Director of Auctions

        Commencing in the real estate industry at the young age of 15, Ben began working as a Personal Assistant to the business owners of 3 real estate offices. His ambitious attitude drove his career as he quickly became a qualified agent; his “Sold” signs saturated the houses of his local area. Not content as a leading salesman, Ben’s impressive leadership ability and salesmanship opened the door for him to progress to both Sales Manager and part owner. Using his experience in communicating, negotiating and marketing, the 3 office, 150 salespeople network quickly grew to 5 offices and 300 salespeople and was one of Australia’s biggest real estate office networks. After this successful venture, it was clear that he had a profound understanding of how to transform the average producing salesman into a top 1% salesman, and an average business into a sales powerhouse. With the runs on the board and the thirst to share his successful tactics, he founded Brady & Co Auctions in combination with Harcourts Real Estate. This direction ensured that the business owners and salespeople within the expanding franchise of Harcourts would have not just an auction company and a higher volume of real estate transactions. Brady & Co would also provide the coaching and mentorship their businesses needed to avoid hitting the “middle of the road,” and instead obtain the highest possible market share. From the very beginning of Ben’s career his understanding and belief in the auction process was evident, and it is to this process which Ben attributes his success as an agent and sales manager. Becoming entrenched in the auction marketing process and gaining satisfaction from the above-market results obtained for his sellers, he quickly came to be recognized as one of Australia’s best Auctioneers. Not only has Ben been instrumental in growing many successful real estate businesses and worked with numerous agents to provide timely and effective business solutions, but he has also earned the respect of his peers in the industry throughout Australasia. Ben is a young, charismatic individual whose passion for selling property is nothing short of contagious. Ben has recently transferred to California to start his successful auction/real estate consulting business and is responsible for the introduction of the auction process for regular retail properties in the USA. Separating Ben from others in the property arena is his gregarious personality, tremendous work ethic, and dedication to providing his clients with a positive result. With every client he works with, Ben establishes a series of fundamental guidelines to ensure their auctions are a streamlined and efficient process. He is continually striving for success and total commitment to his clients as he has a firm understanding that the sale or purchase of a property is one of the most important decisions a person will ever make.

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      • Calista Green

        Calista Green

        Operations Manager, Harcourts Auctions

        Calista is responsible for providing agents and clients with complete peace of mind. Her law background, combined with her commercial leasing and franchising experience, give her stellar customer relationship skills and a natural ability to cope with conflicting pressures. Constantly reviewing practices and procedures, Calista ensures the auction framework is thriving. She provides clear and concise direction to ensure results are achieved for all stakeholders throughout the auction process.

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      • Chris Cochran

        Chris Cochran

        Business Operations Manager

        Chris Cochran is originally from the Pacific Northwest but immediately upon finishing his studies in Marketing and Business Management at St. Martin’s University he decided to relocate to Southern California. Upon arriving in Southern California, he instantly jumped head first into the real estate world and never turned back. Over the course of 7 years he has done everything from being a key member of a successful real estate team, to opening up his own consulting business, and eventually moving into a national marketing and support role for a brokerage with offices in 32 states. Outside of work, Chris is passionate about photography, video, and technology but also can’t get enough of the outdoors. Chris is extremely excited to now use his passions as well as his experience to help Harcourts and all of the individuals within the Harcourts family in every way possible.

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      • Derek Sommer

        Derek Sommer

        Auction Growth Manager, Harcourts Auctions

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      • Emilee Koerner

        Emilee Koerner

        PR Coordinator

        Raised in Tustin California, Emilee is an Orange County native. She attended The University of Notre Dame, where she graduated with a BA in Marketing and became a 3-time All American during her college softball career. She was drafted to play professional softball in the NPF, where she played two seasons, one in Florida and one in Texas. During her professional softball career, she put her marketing degree to use by creating, marketing, and running softball camps for girls across the country, spanning from Florida to California. Emilee joined Harcourts in September as the PR Coordinator, and is responsible for developing and maintaining the public image of Harcourts. She does this through maintaining a social media presence, issuing press releases, and creating content through video and imagery. Outside of the office, Emilee enjoys all things sports related, skiing, knitting, and spending as much time with her family as possible.

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      • Erica King

        Erica King

        Marketing and Communications Manager

        Raised in Temecula, California, Erica moved to Orange County in 2009 to attend California State University Fullerton, where she graduated with a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She began her marketing career in online B2B marketing, developing strong skills in written communications and copywriting through managing organic SEO and PPC campaigns. From there she began working in the world of graphic design and website creation. Her experience includes everything from building HTML-based websites, to designing print and digital brochures, to putting together tradeshow booths and exhibits. Erica joined Harcourts in September 2014 as the Marketing and Communications Manager. She is responsible for supporting the franchises with their marketing efforts on an agent and owner level while ensuring the integrity of the Harcourts brand is upheld. As a part of the Events team, Erica also assists in the planning national and local events. In her spare time Erica enjoys anything outside in the sunshine. Hiking, camping, going to the river, hanging out at the beach, and wakeboarding are some of her favorite pastimes.

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      • Heidi Myers

        Heidi Myers

        Auctions Manager, Harcourts Auctions

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      • Jason Scott

        Regional Director of Auctions, Southern California

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      • Julie Schor

        Julie Schor

        Franchise Development Manager

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      • Kellie Pressnell
      • Valerie Acevez

        Valerie Acevez

        Business Operations Manager/Academy Trainer

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