Keller Williams Worldwide (“KW”) is the #1 real estate franchise in the USA, the world’s largest real estate franchise, and the #1 training organization (of any business type) in the world. Each office is independently owned and operated. My office is the #1 office in a variety of categories in the entire Southern Region of the United States. I am registered as a Commercial Real Estate Agent with the office doing business as KW Commercial 889-9898 & Keller Williams Realty 4550100.
I am an award-winning "business broker". I help people value, buy, and sell businesses that include the lease or sale of real estate. I am an Economic Development Ambassador for the New Orleans Business Alliance, and I won the 2018 Rising Star Award from the Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Association of REALTORS in 2018. I am also a member of the International Business Broker's Association, Commercial Investment Division of the New Orleans Association of Realtors, and the Turnaround Management Association. I have the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the IBBA, and I am one of 500 people in the USA with a CBI, the only one within 50 miles of New Orleans with a CBI, only 1 of 2 within 100 miles with a CBI, and only 1 of 3 in Keller Williams globally with a CBI. I am also a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), and likely the only on in the world who is also a CBI. I also have a MBA.
In terms of leadership and training experience, I have coached and every level from age-group sports to the National team level, and I have this coaching experience on 3 different continents and with players who speak zero English. I also started 8 non-profit organizations at the local, regional, national, and global level, one with 1500 members nationwide in a foreign country. Also in a foreign country I was once a Head Teacher for a flagship branch of a national franchise.
This internship program is an educational program sponsored by The Bernstein Foundation, a 501c3 Private Foundation representing the philanthropic interests of Russell Bernstein and his family. Graduates of this internship program are eligible to apply for scholarships and grants for post-graduate education, degrees, certifications, and designations. Funds are received almost entirely from the KW profit-sharing plan where a portion of commissions generated by KW agents recruited by Russell Bernstein are redirected to this fund. More than 5% of this fund are required to be distributed toward or spent on public charitable purposes and charities.
May 2020 - September 2020
“The internship was a great experience in working together on multiple valuation projects with other individuals as one of the associates or even the leader. The internship taught me many aspects of how to work in valuation team as well as how to communicate thoroughly in order to make the most of my time there.”
May 2020 - September 2020
New Orleans, LA
“I had a great experience working with Russell this summer. Russell is a great mentor and an experienced professional and pushed me out of my comfort zone to tackle challenging tasks. I was able to learn a lot about small businesses and valuations while become familiar with working independently. Additionally, I was able to take on multiple leadership roles such as leading a team in projects and training new interns in the program. ”