Young Women's Leadership Academy Department Chair Earns Teaching Excellence Award from Crescent Real Estate

Colby Allen is in his eighth year of teaching at Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Fort Worth ISD’s Colby Allen wins the 2018 Crescent Teaching Excellence Chair award.

Graphic Design & Engineering Pathway Chair at Fort Worth ISD's Young Women's Leadership Academy earns Teaching Excellence Award in Career & Technology

I am impressed with how our Chairs for Teaching Excellence mentor, engage and inspire students. Colby arranges enrichment opportunities for his students, such as sending students to summer seminars.”

— Suzanne Stevens, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Crescent

FORT WORTH, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Colby Allen earned the prestigious Crescent Real Estate Chair for Teaching Excellence in Career and Technology Education presented at a Fort Worth Independent School District award luncheon November 12, 2018. Allen and 15 other Forth Worth ISD teachers selected were conferred with the title 2018-2019 Academic Chairs for Teaching Excellence and received a $5,000 honorarium.

This year the program recorded a record number of teacher applications, according to Fort Worth ISD. The Chairs for Teaching Excellence program was established in 1994. It is modeled after the university-level Chair program and is designed to recognize and reward exemplary teachers. This program is unique because of its role in a public K-12 setting and for its rigorous selection process.

For the 13th consecutive year, Crescent sponsored the career and technology education chair. Suzanne Stevens, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Crescent presented the award to Colby Allen, chairman of the Graphic Design and Engineering Pathway department at Fort Worth Independent School District’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

“Every year I am impressed with how our Chairs for Teaching Excellence mentor, engage and inspire students,” said Stevens. “Colby epitomizes this spirit. He brings mentors from the graphic design industry into the classroom and arranges real-world experience through internships and school projects.

“Since many of his students have not had access to technology or digital media, Colby arranges enrichment opportunities for his students, such as sending students to summer seminars at the Savannah College of Art and Design” Stevens added.

Allen is recognized inside and outside of the classroom as an accomplished teacher and member of the animation industry. Earlier this year he won the Young Women’s Preparatory Network Educator of Excellence award. He also has established partnerships with film and movie organizations, museums and festivals as an avenue to connect his students to the “real-world” through access to competitions, internships and participation in marketing campaigns.

“Mr. Allen has taken our Graphics Design program to new heights,” said Tamara V. Albury, principal of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy. “He has created a program that provides students opportunity to produce real products for actual clients. His students have been featured on NBC 5 and the Fort Worth ISD website.”

Additionally, his students have produced short documentary videos for Fort Worth Cable TV, as well as handled a marketing campaign for Fort Worth Vaqueros, creating logos, posters and other marketing materials for the local soccer team. The students also gain experience managing the campus social media platforms and acting as the school’s design studio to create campus marketing materials.

“Colby is an innovator in the classroom who is always applying different techniques to increase student engagement,” said Nathan Pena, a colleague of Allen at Young Women’s Leadership Academy.
Rather than teach from outdated textbooks or tutorials, Allen uses small group learning where students collaborate together. He will have one group act as the client and pitch their graphic and marketing needs to other students. Those students then must create logos for the fictional company, and later participate in designer-client consultations which lead to revised logos and marketing materials.

“The students learn technical skills as well as important professional standards, presentation skills, teamwork and problem-solving,” said Allen. Allen added that working with females makes it important to not only have them learn from competition, but to learn from collaboration and creativity of consulting with each other.

Allen is in his eighth year of teaching, all at Young Women’s Leadership Academy. He attended Weatherford College and University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video. He is also a member of the Lone Star Film Society, Dallas Video Association and American Institute of Graphic Arts.

Crescent Real Estate LLC (Crescent) is a real estate operating company and investment advisor, founded by Chairman John C. Goff, with assets under management and investment capacity of more than $4 billion. Through the GP Invitation Fund I, the company acquires, develops and operates all real estate asset classes alongside institutional investors and high net worth clients. Crescent’s premier real estate portfolio consists of Class A and creative office, multifamily and hospitality assets located throughout the U.S., including The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit

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The Los Angeles Business Journal Named Titanium Real Estate Network as LA's #1 Fastest Growing Real Estate Brokerage

In a tough real estate competition, Titanium Real Estate Network maintained its promise of competitive approach. Thus, they continue to receive awards as the result of their valuable perseverance.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2018 / — Titanium Real Estate NetworkRudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team, a topnotch and well-trusted name in providing high-end real estate properties in California, is quite enthusiastic to announce that they have been hailed as one of the Top 100 fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles according to the Los Angeles Business Journal. In the general category, they were ranked #16 while in the Real Estate Category, they slew it as the top performing and were ranked #1 in the November 2018 publication.

Despite the fact that the industry for real estate in Los Angeles becomes tougher and tougher, Titanium Real Estate Network – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team sustained its standing to be one of the most trusted, efficient and competitive team. The company’s another milestone is made possible by their passionate and dedicated approach to provide best solutions to property buying and selling. Over the years, they have never stopped seeking for the perfect property service offerings to the entire residents of California. They consider satisfaction and excellent customer service of the clients as their real business.

Apart from Los Angeles County, Titanium Real Estate Network – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team is proud to deliver their dependable real estate projects in San Gabriel Valley, Orange County and many more. They are known to provide a guaranteed quick selling and buying process with the help of their wide range of resources and database.

Achievements in the real estate sector can never be achieved overnight that is why Titanium Real Estate Network – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team dedicated a high amount of their energy, effort and time to provide what they called “customer satisfaction.” They do not just focus on the development of their solutions. They also offer a comprehensive approach to help many real estate agents to succeed in their chosen field.

The recent recognition received by Titanium Real Estate – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team is evidence that they are pouring their best effort to stick to their promises to the clients. There is no surprise why the team can sell 1 home every 17.2 hours and Rudy L. Kusuma was recognized as the highest rated real estate agent in California.

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Based in the heart of California, Titanium Real Estate Network – Rudy L. Kusuma Home Selling Team is a trusted and dedicated provider of outstanding property buying and selling services. They are the leading real estate network to provide fast property processing through their up-to-date selling technology, business growth system, reliable solutions, and expert real estate agents.


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LifeStart is excited to announce their newest corporate location in Boston.

BOSTON, MA, USA, November 30, 2018 / — LifeStart is honored to be selected to provide a fun and innovative approach to corporate fitness center management, including engaging programming targeted at the entire employee population and integrated wellness services provided by specialized health professionals. The implementation of LifeStart’s specialized programs and services as well as the provision of more specialized health professionals, will help our client create a fun workplace culture that continues to thrive.

LifeStart uses the onsite fitness center as the Hub for health and well-being, and expands their offerings beyond typical fitness tasks. Instead the focus is on providing opportunities for employees to improve their health and well-being.

The onsite center is fully-staffed with an onsite Health Coach, RDLD, Exercise Professionals, and over 16 various group exercise classes per week.

LifeStart continues to expand their presence in the Northeast with more centers coming online in the next 30-days.

About LifeStart Wellness Network

Founded in 1991, LifeStart provides premium corporate fitness solutions to established companies and enterprises ranging from small business to Fortune 500 brands. The company has seen extraordinary growth over the past three years, now operating 80 sites in 13 states nationwide. LifeStart has more than 27 years of experience in designing, developing and operating hospitality-focused amenities for our nationwide customer base. As a service-driven company that believes in consistently delivering the best experience at work, our stunning, design-driven centers and best-in-class services install a sense of pride in our customers and empower our members to achieve their best each day. To learn more about LifeStart, visit

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Revolutionary business management app for the mobile service industry takes the market by storm.

The admin dashboard and views of the app on different devices as different workers

The Day Pilot view gives users automatic route optimisation and navigation

Billing and payments made easy with stripe and GoCardless fully integrated

Squeegee – the must have companion for any size and type of mobile service business

My work/life balance has improved tenfold. What used to be a 20-30 min chore to complete the “end of day” admin has now shrunk to about 2-3 minutes. Simply put you shouldn’t be using anything else.”

— Chris Rose of C.Rose cleaning services


Squeegee is an established scheduling system that is fast becoming the market lead among SMEs wanting to optimise efficiency in their business. It has been designed to manage the entire workflow for businesses in the service industry, which started with an app initially designed for window cleaners managing their work: from easy entry of customer details, to the intricacies of scheduling work and managing payments. In partnership with a group of beta users in many different industries, the team employed a strong user feedback model to ensure that the product was shaped with the user at its core. Now with the addition of the newly launched Enterprise plan, Squeegee caters for teams of any size, allowing work assignment and a complete suite of features that give oversight of the business in real time.

The creators of the system, Nexdynamic, have a strong background in innovation in development, and in seeing the types of software on offer for small businesses that were old fashioned and pricey, saw that there was an opportunity to create something new that would benefit everyone. Using only the latest technology and architecture, Squeegee was born from this ideal of improving the workflow of SMEs whilst remaining true to the ethos of being driven by the user, not money. A huge amount of research into the tasks that service providers complete as a part of their daily workflow was part of the upfront work, as well as ensuring the infrastructure that the platform was built on was robust and infallible allowing users to sit back knowing their data is not only safe, but backed up and easily restored in the event of it needing to be.


Squeegee was always designed to be fully mobile from the very beginning. The intention was to improve workflow by ensuring tasks that can be completed out in the field have the simplest possible solution, vastly reducing time spent on administrative tasks.

Squeegee takes control of customer management, job scheduling, billing and payments, route optimisation and navigation, business expenses and has accountancy features all included. Although some of the features mentioned can be seen in the product descriptions of many pieces of software, Squeegee is unique in the way that all data is synced in real time, meaning that everyone has access to everything they need, exactly when it’s needed.


Squeegee is for everyone from new start-ups, through to established multinational corporations. The plans that are available mean it is accessible to everyone from the standard plan for one user who is starting out, the premium plan for sole traders needing end to end business management, and the enterprise plan for anyone working in teams of any size with specific roles and permissions set on each account.


Squeegee is feature rich and complex in functionality whilst being the most user friendly piece of software on the market.

Squeegee keeps scheduling simple. Schedule one off or recurring appointments in a matter of seconds, with any frequency. Complete, skip or replan appointments with a swipe or update the whole schedule on individual jobs or an entire day’s work in one go.

Scheduling by rounds allows users to set a job location and frequency for all jobs within a group and for these to be updated in one step. The order of jobs can be set within rounds so that when rounds are assigned to users and are seen on their work planner or Day pilot for navigation, they retain the same order every time.

Each user has their own role and set of permissions created by an admin, and work can either be assigned to them as a default if they carry out the same work each week/month etc, or on a job by job basis.

The revolutionary Day Pilot feature not only provides navigation from job to job, but optimises routes using real time traffic data giving the option to update when a better route is found. If jobs need to be done in a particular order on a day or round, this is also an option and Day Pilot will purely navigate between jobs and display the expected overall time for the whole day’s work.

Most Squeegee users enjoy setting up their accounts with automatic invoicing on job completion and many choose to also have these automatically sent to their customers via email of SMS all in the one swipe! Customers can pay manually, online directly from the invoice using Stripe, or can be set up with Direct Debit payments using GoCardless.

Expenses can be managed on the move and easily sorted by category which can be visual using emojis and images to help. All entered expenses can then be used to form different profit and loss reports against payments and invoices. Very soon, receipts will be able to be captured and stored against expenses too in order to make sure the papertrail is kept in one place.

Insights give a monthly snapshot into customers, jobs and financials showing some key headline figures and trends. There are a number of available reports in the reports tab which can be downloaded at any time.

The admin overview gives a snapshot into real time progress of workers including location, completed jobs, those invoiced and those that have made a payment, all at a glance. This real time data is invaluable for businesses for administrators to step in, quickly and easily reassign work when needed and ensure all work planned is completed each day.


Squeegee’s growth has been building in momentum from day one, to now becoming one of the fastest growing work scheduling and management systems with unparalleled customer service and support. Squeegee’s usage is doubling every two weeks, with thousands of customers all across the Globe.

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