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New Chief Economist, New Division for Florida Realtors

""Florida Realtors"":http://www.floridarealtors.org/ has announced the hiring of a new chief economist, with the addition of Dr. John Tuccillo. A former chief economist for the ""National Association of Realtors"":http://www.realtor.org/, Tuccillo will also operate as the head of Florida Realtors' recently formed Industry Data and Analysis department.


Most recently, Tuccillio has run his own consulting practice in Sarasota, Florida. His company, ""John Tuccillio and Associates Inc."":http://www.johntuccillo.com/about/about.php, has specialized in research, analysis, strategic planning, and business services for more than 14 years, and the entity boasts diverse clientele from across the real estate, franchise, mortgage banking, media, and trade landscape, including Fortune 100 companies.

Tuccillo served NAR for 10 years at its chief economist and senior vice president prior to forming his own company, and he has previously held the chief economist position for the National Council of Savings Institutions. The Georgetown University graduate commented on his new role in a public statement, noting his on going involvement with Florida Realtors as a consultant as the catalyst behind his decision to deepen his professional relationship with the organization.

Elaborating, Tuccillo said, ""When you move into a job, normally there's already a set establishment, a structure and a staff, as


well as projects that you've inherited. The opportunity to start from scratch and apply 35 years of experience was extraordinarily attractive. I like the people and I like the organization ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô the opportunity was compelling.""

Continuing his evaluation of Florida Realtors, Tuccillo also pointed out the company's creation of the Industry Data and Analysis division and lauded the organization's initiatives to utilize information and research in new ways, for the benefit of realtors in the state.

""That's one of the pluses ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô there's a wealth of real estate data and information out there that would help Realtors in Florida provide even more value to their clients. And a huge opportunity for me personally is that I have the chance to make a positive difference in the industry ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô that has always been my objective. That's definitely part of the job's attractiveness; I can find out what tools, data and research Realtors across Florida need to do their business more easily and successfully. The goal is to help them find the data and tools they need, and help them to understand those tools and how to use them to enhance and increase their business,"" Tuccillo said of his objectives in joining Florida Realtors.

Patricia Fitzgerald, president of Florida Realtors, also spoke out on the company's new department and Tuccillo's hiring, saying, ""Having a robust Industry Data and Analysis department at Florida Realtors is an important step in the ongoing development of organized real estate information in Florida and the nation. We are fortunate to have Dr. Tuccillo in charge of the department, which will cement Florida Realtors' position as the voice for real estate in Florida.""

Other staffers set to participate in Florida Realtors' Industry Data and Analysis division include economist Brad O'Connor and research analyst Erica Cross. Florida Realtors, formerly the Florida Association of Realtors, serves over 115,000 members in the state, encompassing 64 different boards and associations.

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