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NAPLES, FL, November 30 – John R. Wood Properties today announced the appointment of Tess Scalise as Executive Vice President / Director of Sales.

 A native of St. Louis, MO, Scalise comes to John R. Wood from ReMax (Denver area) where she served as president of the Cherry Creek franchise (Denver area) for the past several years.  She has been deeply involved in her industry and in her community and looks to continue those commitments as she gets settled in Naples. 

 “This is a major hire for us,” JRW president, Phil Wood said.  “Tess joins our senior executive team and will work with sales managers, agents and other company departments as we continue to build our brand as the most effective residential real estate firm in the State of Florida."

Ranked #1 in Florida (and #18 nationwide) in per agent productivity, JRW ranked 65 out of 500 brokerages in the nation in total closed sales volume at $2.365 billion* and is number one in Southwest Florida in both number of homes sold and overall closed sales volume.  The  company is the oldest and largest brokerage in Southwest Florida, representing over 3500 clients annually through its 14 offices from Marco Island to Sanibel/Captiva. 
For the year ending December 31, 2015, as compiled and confirmed, May, 2016, by industry source RealTrends:
Vice President / Director of Sales, John R. Wood Properties 
A native of St. Louis, MO, Tess Scalise attended Webster University in St. Louis (BA, psychology, 1988).  She began her career as a researcher for the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, but by 1993, joined ReMax Mid-States Dixie Region (Jackson, MS/Kansas City, MO) as a franchise sales consultant.  In 1995, she became a management consultant at ReMax International, St. Louis, MO, and was named senior management consultant by 2000.  During this time, she earned her MBA from Maryville University, St. Louis, (1998).

In 2001, Tess was named assistant regional director for ReMax International, St. Louis, MO, and by 2003, became regional director of ReMax International in Denver, CO.  Later that year, she was named regional vice president, a position she would hold for the next four years.

In autumn of 2009, Tess joined Coldwell Banker (Western Region serving seven states) as an executive business consultant, using her many years of managerial skills to guide and advise the company on its franchisee offerings, continuing education, mergers and acquisitions and other aspects of the real estate industry. 

In 2013, she returned to ReMax in the company’s Cherry Creek office (Denver).  She has served as president, employing broker and co-owner of that company since 2013..

Actively involved in her community, she has served as a director and chair for the Junior League of Denver (see Professional & Community Involvement Sheet) and as a volunteer for many other area programs.  She looks forward to becoming equally involved in the Naples community when she assumes her new position as Executive Vice President / Director of Sales at John R. Wood Properties.

 An avid golfer and sailor, Tess enjoys traveling, reading and painting and has completed two marathons and many half marathons.  She will be making her home in Naples with her husband, Tony. 

Vice President / Director of Sales, John R. Wood Properties
Industry Involvement and Achievements 
Certified Residential Broker (CRB)
Licensed Employing Real Estate Broker, Colorado
Community Involvement 
Junior League of Denver 
Member, Board of Directors, 2013-15
Vice President of Training, 2013-2015
Chair, Research and Development, 2012
Chair, Healthy Habits at Joshua Station, 2011
Read2Kids, Kids in the Kitchen, 90th Anniversary Committee, 2000-2010
Volunteer and Foster, Mile High Weimeraner Rescue, 2016
Support orphans, Lost Children of Peru, 2010-2016  
Volunteer and Support, Children’s Miracle Network, 1993-2016 
New Re/Max of Cherry Creek Initiative support, Urban Peak 2016   
Volunteer and support, Jubilee Fellowship Church 2007-2016