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Industry Digest

June 23, 1996

Frank Lloyd Wright's work in Japan is examined

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's work in Japan is examined in an exhibition that opened last week at the National Building Museum at 401 F St. N.W. in Washington.

"Three Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright: American Spirit Alive in Japan" will remain on view until Jan. 19.

The exhibit features photographs, drawings, models, artifacts and correspondence of the Yamamura House (1924), Monichikan Jiyu Gakuen School (1921-1926) and the Imperial Hotel (1916-1923).

Wright received a total of 12 Japanese commissions between 1914 and 1924, which resulted in six projects actually being built. Only the three buildings featured in the exhibit remain standing.

Keller Williams reception is held

Keller Williams Resort Realty, a national firm with 2,600 agents in 14 states, celebrated its arrival in Maryland with a recent reception for more than 80 Realtors at the Princess Royale hotel in Ocean City.

Sue Haslam, former owner of Haslam Resort Realty in Ocean City, heads up the Maryland and coastal Delaware Region for Keller Williams.

Other investors in the new office are Gee Dunsten and Mark C. Fritschle, sales agents with the firm, and Paul L. Faulstich Jr., owner for more than 25 years of Leland Realty in Ocean City.

Haslam was recently presented the 1996 Realtor Community Service Award by the Coastal Board of Realtors.

The Greater Ocean City Association of Realtors named Haslam Distinguished Sales Associate of the Year in 1987 and Realtor of the Year in 1993.

News in Brief

The Maryland Mortgage Bankers Associationtion elected as its president Michael S. Cordes, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Mercantile Mortgage Corp.

Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.said the Real Estate Training Institute awarded the Certified Buyer Representative designation to sales agents from several firms who attended classes in the company's Bethesda/Hampden Square office.

They were Dianne Bailey, Linda Beer, Holly Bennett, Betsy Bretz, Adrienne Burfield, Sara Lou Cardwell, Janet Casey, Cindy Chambers, Billie Cirrincione, Gloria Crowley, Adrienne Deming, Jack Dougherty, Sarah Funt, Lynn Gorsage, Mary Jane Jones, Susan Kilborn, Delia McCormick, Jane McGuire, Audna Nicholson, Sonya Okin, Jeanne Pass, John Plank, Carla Rosenthal, Laura Roulier, Pam Ryan, Gerrit Ryon, Irene Sherman, Pat Shultz, Thymi Vittas, Patrick Weed and Mary Wilson.

Macallan Funding Inc., a full-service mortgage company, has opened for business at 1124 S. Charles St. Michael M. Fishman, company founder and president, formerly headed the equity-based lending division of Chesapeake Mortgage Services Inc. Fishman is a business management graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said sales associates Debra Barrett and Bill Caspari and the team of Cookie and Dave Stone of its Reisterstown office each sold more than $1 million worth of houses last month. In addition, Debra Barrett and Cookie Stone earned the Graduate Realtors Institute designation from the National Association of Realtors.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said sales associate Pat Casey of the Annapolis Plaza office has been awarded the Certified Residential Specialist designation by the Residential Sales Council of the Realtors National Marking Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. A graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Casey is a member of real estate boards in Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.

Williamsburg Builders unveiled six 1997 house plans at a recent luncheon for 80 Montgomery and Howard County Realtors at Brookwoods Farms in southern Howard. For information on

Williamsburg communities, call (410) 997-8800.

On the Move

Housing Made Simple, a supplier of housing-related services in the Baltimore/Washington area, said Dave Higgins has joined the firm as vice president of its new pest-control division. Higgins is the former owner of Best Rid-A-Pest Co. of Germantown. Housing Made Simple services include home inspections, renovation consulting, water and radon testing, construction estimating, home energy efficiency/rating, contractor mediation and termite inspection and pest control.

O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Realtors said Dave Duncan, Robert Steele, Jerry Puncocher, Renee Smith and Ilene Crow have joined the company's Glen Burnie office as sales associates.

The Prudential Preferred Properties appointed A. Kay Kline manager of the firm's Parole office in Annapolis. Kline previously was manager of another Annapolis real estate office with sales of $120 million. In real estate for 20 years, she earned company Manager of the Year honors four times.

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