REALTOR(R) Tamara Suminski Appointed Director of Harcourts Academy USA

REALTOR(R) Tamara Suminski Appointed Director of Harcourts Academy USA

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tamara Suminski, a
third generation REALTOR®, has been appointed director of Harcourts Academy
USA. She will be responsible for the company's extensive training and
development curriculum.

Harcourts is a 125-year-old international Real Estate company with 800 offices
in 10 countries and recognized as one of the fastest growing Real Estate
brands in the world. The company, which is headquartered in Australia and New
Zealand, established Harcourts USA in 2011 and has established more than a
dozen offices throughout California.

"Tamara exemplifies Harcourts' commitment to improving our customer's
experience and providing our agents with the best training in the industry,"
said Aaron Hodson, CEO, Harcourts USA. "We're proud to welcome an industry
leader of her stature."

Suminski has been a REALTOR® for eight years and a prolific speaker and
trainer. Suminski was chosen to present the National Association of
REALTORS®(NAR) REThink program to thousands of REALTORS® throughout the
country, helping launch the program at NAR's Leadership Summit in Chicago in
2012. She has developed and led seminars on technology, marketing, negotiation
skills, sales, and consumer trends.

She is the 2013 president-elect for the South Bay Association of REALTORS® and
currently serves on the NAR Board of Directors. Suminski earned REALTOR® of
the Year honors in 2010 from the South Bay Association of REALTORS® for her
professionalism, education and service to the industry.

Before entering the real estate profession, she spent six years with Hyatt
Hotels Corporation, working at some of its most prestigious hotel properties
and perfecting the art of customer service.

Tamara earned her bachelor's degree from Pepperdine University Graziadio
School of Business.


Harcourts was established in New Zealand in 1888. The privately held company
includes 12,000 professionals working in 10 countries, including Australia,
China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Harcourt
International Ltd. exceeded $20.9 billion in sales for the 2011 financial
year. Harcourts USA is headquartered at 27372 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo,
CA 92656. For information, visit

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