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.
June 2020 - October 2020
New Orleans, LA
“As an intern in the valuation team, I enjoyed the exposure to real clients with real numbers. The practical experience supplemented what I learned in school through case studies. As the internship progresses, you will have the opportunity to take on more senior roles, which allows you to build on leadership skills. Russell, the CEO/administrator of the program, both provides and accepts honest feedback and always looks to improve the experience.”
Multimedia Intern, UX.UI Specialist
July 2020 - October 2020
“I had a great experience working with Russell. For 3-4 months, I interned with him on the Media Team, and my expectations for the internship were exceeded. I learned a lot about corporate design and creative media while having a high degree of respect and independence. Russell openly welcomed my suggestions and inputs on our work despite him having years of experience ahead of me. I gained significant leadership experience as I contributed towards improving the internship program at an administrative level. I also found it unique to be trusted with client interactions that most other internships do not offer, which greatly improved confidence in my abilities. I found this to be the most rewarding aspect as I enjoyed connecting with others and sharing my knowledge. I have great pride in the work I performed thanks to the support and mentorship from Russell.”