Welcome JPAR Business Development Managers
JP and I are pleased to announce continued investments in our brokerage with the addition of the “Business Development Manager” roles with Kandi, Kathryn, Michele, and Mike.
The Business Development Manager role will be accountable in their assigned territories for leading the culture, recruitment, and operations of JP and Associates company-owned offices. They will be focused on recruitment efforts, coordinating monthly networking events, encouraging weekly mastermind groups inside each office and developing our partner networks that serve your office locations.
We are excited and proud to welcome this team.
Kandi Pound is the Business Development Manager for JP and Associates REALTORS® in Tarrant, Johnson and Parker Counties. She is a leader with a diverse background including business ownership, working in the legal industry and serving various charity organizations. Kandi believes that people are the key to a company’s success. She strives to hire agents that are looking to take their real estate business to the next level using JPAR’s unique business model and culture. Additionally, Kandi is excited for the opportunity to work with the many JPAR corporate partners and preferred vendors to continue those relationships and cultivate new ones for mutual growth.
Kandi is also a licensed Texas Realtor serving clients in the DFW Metroplex. She is an Arlington, TX native who enjoys traveling with her family, TCU sporting events and watching her daughter grow.
Kathryn serves the Austin market. Prior to real estate, she was in the accounting industry. In her years as a REALTOR® and broker associate, she leveraged that accounting experience, finding success in the multi‐family and rental income markets working almost exclusively with investors looking to maximize their ROI.
She started her real estate career in early 2009 when the mortgage industry was in crisis. Even well-qualified buyers were having a tough time securing lending to buy property. Sales were flat, and times were tough. By offering superior customer service to her clients, Kathryn slowly built a successful business, earning top-producer honors many times in my brokerage.
Since joining JP and Associates REALTORS® in 2016 as the Austin Recruiter, she has helped grow the local team over 400%, by bringing on the most productive, happy, ethical agents, she hopes to continue building a vibrant team focused on productivity and profitability while providing superior agent support. Part of that initiative will include utilizing her customer service skills to grow her local network of business partners. Partners who embrace the JPAR culture and strive to provide the same level of service and support to our agents and their clients
Michele serves the San Antonio market. She moved to San Antonio in 2004 with the Air Force and retired from active duty in 2016. She has an extensive background with over 20 years’ experience in Recruiting, HR Management and Development. Michele has a professional certification in Project Management and a degree in Human Resource Management. Her experience in recruiting and training coincides with her passion for people and cultivating relationships. She is a natural at seeking out resources and finding out what others need and want.
Michele focuses on servant leadership and integrates this into her everyday life. She is a member of the Junior League of San Antonio and volunteers with numerous nonprofit charities. Michele embodies integrity, service, and energy. She prides herself on her strong work ethics and commitment to exceed expectations of the agents and business partners in the San Antonio community.
Mike Pritchard will drive our growth in Flower Mound, Denton, Pilot Point, Castle Hills and until a BDM is identified Park Cities, Dallas and Rockwall. He began his sales career nearly 25 years ago while working in the Telecom Industry before making the transition to Real Estate. With nearly 15 years of Real Estate experience, Mike has had a multi-faceted career specializing in new home construction, home renovation, and residential resale.
Mike has spent that last 7 years of his career helping real estate professionals build highly successful careers. He is an accomplished trainer and mentor having coached and trained over 200 Real Estate professionals in the Austin and Dallas Markets. Mike focuses on helping agents master their craft in an extremely competitive marketplace by using innovative real estate sales and marketing techniques while employing cutting-edge technology allowing agents to build lifelong relationships with their clients. Mike is passionate about helping Real Estate Professionals find an organization in which they can truly succeed. By partnering with JP and Associates Realtors, Mike has found the perfect team to help agents experience exponential growth.
Mike is a Texas native, born and raised in Austin. Mike moved to the Dallas- Fort Worth Metro area 4 years ago and currently lives on Eagle Mountain Lake. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time on the water with his two children Finn and Lilly along his partner Jen.