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20 Questions – Get to Know the President of RealtyCom

Rush Blakely is at the heart of RealtyCom Partners, managing the entire team, our strategic and financial vision for the company, as well as lending his negotiation skills for our client’s new development projects.

Rush quickly became an integral part of the team after joining RealtyCom in 2015, showing dogged determination with the various service providers to solicit the best level of service and compensation for our clients, while overseeing complex technical projects. He grew our business operations team and in 2016, relocated to our corporate office from Southern California.  In 2018, Rush was promoted to President. He brings diverse experience from senior leadership positions with Time Warner Cable (now Charter Spectrum) and Comcast where he led successful multifamily sales teams in Texas, California and North Carolina. He ran all sales channels for Logic/WestStar, a fiber to the home provider in the Cayman Islands. Prior to his career in telecommunications, Rush managed a construction lending portfolio with Wells Fargo Bank. He holds a BA in Finance from Texas A&M University, his birth state.

If you’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Rush directly, his love of motorcycles, poker-playing and fine Cuban cigars has […]

By |2020-12-08T11:40:59-07:00December 8th, 2020|

Revenue Share – Inspect what you Expect

By Rush Blakely

Revenue share and other types of compensation agreements are commonplace between apartment community owners and the telecommunications service providers that serve their residents.  Despite this, there is no one-size fits all program.  Some revenue share plans are based on a sliding scale (higher subscription rates equal higher payout rates), some are based on flat percentage and others are based on flat dollar amounts – either on the total number of units or the number of subscribers of a given service.

RealtyCom Partners manages revenue share on behalf of our clients – at present, we are managing recurring revenue share payments on over 350,000 apartment units.  Most providers have dedicated groups within their company or in their regions/divisions that calculate and produce revenue share reports and checks on a regularly occurring basis.  Despite this regularity, this is not something you want to set, and forget, you should inspect what you expect.

RealtyCom routinely sees between 35%-40% error rate across our portfolio.  These errors can range from incorrect payout rate, incorrect unit count (impacting subscription rates), incorrect products included in calculation to incorrect payee and more.  Just last year, a large provider left out one month in their quarterly reports – this […]

By |2020-05-12T11:18:24-06:00May 12th, 2020|

RCP Coronavirus Response

RealtyCom understands that our clients are working to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their employees and their communities during this most uncertain time.  Likewise, RealtyCom is focused on protecting our employees while continuing to do ensure that we meet our client’s needs during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Some of our operations may be impacted as we work to accommodate staff who need to work remotely for their health and the health of their families.  We further anticipate telecom Service Providers to have operational impacts to their revenue processing and contract processing departments. We are doing our best to mitigate any impacts to our clients.  If you have any pressing needs or have any questions or anything we can help you with, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us personally.

Our personal mobile numbers are listed below and we’d be happy to help you in any way we can:

Cristy Boucher
COO/VP, Client Services
Email
415-488-3148
Phil Veletzos
SVP, Construction
Email
415-250-9783
Annie Manfredi
CEO
Email
415-595-7604
Catherine Ratté
VP, Accounting
Email
415-990-8561
Rush Blakely
President
Email
972-261-8280

 

Stay healthy,

Rush Blakely

By |2020-03-13T18:00:41-06:00March 13th, 2020|
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