Behavioral health organizations announce name change

Marc Community Resources and Partners in Recovery announce a joint name change. The combined organizations will be known as Copa Health. The name represents the joining of two highly respected Maricopa County entities into one united organization.

Marc Community Resources, a presence in Mesa and across Arizona for over sixty years, provides educational, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and social services to children and adults with developmental, intellectual and behavioral health challenges. The company, known for its dedication to providing opportunities for people with disabilities, has experienced enormous growth over the years. 

Partners in Recovery, with seven clinics in Maricopa County, was acquired by Marc Community Resources in 2017. The organization formed in 2009 with a goal of creating new ways of offering services for persons with serious mental illness. Innovative, integrated solutions expanded the vision of mental health recovery to whole person health, wellness and social inclusion. 

Together, the two organizations offer a full menu of care including applied behavior analysis, community integration, employment related services, day treatment, outpatient services, housing and transitional services, family support, elder care and veterans services, along with case management, health and wellness, integrated primary care, psychiatry and medication needs. The organization continues to expand its services and fosters collaborative efforts with other providers in Arizona. 

“Our current complement of services will continue, and be enhanced through advances in integrated healthcare. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care and innovation to those we serve and are excited to move forward together as one entity,” commented Copa Health CEO Dr. Shar Najafi-Piper.

Set Jet Private Flight Membership Club partners with Barrett-Jackson

Set Jet, a membership-based private jet charter company with direct flights to some of the West Coast’s top leisure destinations, is partnering with the Barrett-Jackson, the Worlds Greatest Collector Car Auctions, for their 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction which takes place from Saturday, January 11 through Sunday, January 19 at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

“Classic and exotic car aficionados are much like the jet setting crowd, so this partnership makes perfect sense,” says Set Jet CEO Tom Smith. “We are proud to serve as a partner for this year’s Barrett-Jackson Auction and deliver the finest in private jet travel to auction attendees.”

Guests are invited fly private with Set Jet to and from the auction for approximately $450 one-way, per person, including taxes and fees from locations such as Orange County, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Diego. Set Jet will be providing regular flight service on its Challenger 850s with 13-15-seat ultra-VIP interiors, complimentary premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. 

Set Jet utilizes private and non-congested VIP terminals so members can avoid the inconveniences of commercial air travel such as advance notice for booking flights, premiums for last-minute travel, security delays, check-in requirements, and parking expenses. Set Jet has also partnered with five-star restaurants, resorts, luxury brands and other service providers such as rental car companies and car manufacturers that provide ancillary benefits to its members. 

Initially launched in Scottsdale in 2004, the Set Jet concept then expanded into other markets including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Las Vegas and has recently completed its headquarters, private VIP terminal and member lounge at the Scottsdale Airport. Membership is limited and costs $99.95 per month, with a one-time $99.95 security check fee. Guest members may pay the $99.95 rate for a single month, plus the $99.95 security check fee. Flights cost between $400 and $470 one-way, including taxes and fees. For more, visit

Platinum Living Realty opens new office

Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage, announced that it has opened its fifth office location in Gilbert, its first office in the southeast Valley. Located at the intersection of Val Vista Drive and the Loop 202 at 3345 S Val Vista Dr #105, Gilbert, AZ 85297, the new location will offer convenient services for those seeking to buy or sell real estate in the southeast Valley.

“As specialists in the Valley’s luxury housing market, it is important for us to have convenient office locations where our dedicated agents can best serve our clients,” said Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “We’re pleased to now have our new Gilbert location as an option for our agents to be based and our clients to receive services.”

The new Gilbert office is 2,369 square feet and is styled with modern furniture and glass walls to give the space a welcoming and open design. The office features conference rooms, office space, visiting areas, and other amenities for Platinum Living Realty agents to conduct business and meet with clients. More than 30 real estate agents will be based out of the Gilbert location.

“2019 was a year of massive growth for Platinum Living Realty, and we are thrilled to be kicking off 2020 by opening our first office in the southeast Valley,” said Jay Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Gilbert and its surrounding communities are known to be wonderful places to live, work, and raise a family, and our team of dedicated agents are well prepared to help those looking to buy or sell real estate in the area.”

HomeSmart finishes decade strong with aggressive growth goals

HomeSmart International ended 2019 with a large acquisition, several franchise additions, 21-percent growth in new states year over year, and expanded its proprietary tech-based resources for its agents.

In 2019, HomeSmart International expanded its 100-percent brokerage model to six new states including Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“Our goal is to have offices in all 50 U.S. states in the next couple of years and thanks to some beneficial moves in 2019, we are on track to meet that expectation,” said Ashley Bowers, president of HomeSmart International.

The recent acquisition of Tristar Realty, Inc. that included more than 650 of its agents, expanded HomeSmart International’s footprint to 190 office locations with nearly 18,000 agents nationwide.

HomeSmart International currently ranks in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 and Swanepoel Power 200, but 2019 marked the seventh year it was named to the Inc. 5000 list. The consecutive ranking indicates a sustained trajectory of growth that only 1.64 percent of companies on the list have ever achieved.

“We are rapidly expanding our nationwide presence through organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions,” said Bryan Brooks, senior vice president of franchise sales for HomeSmart International. “HomeSmart is a solution for brokers and owners who are seeking world-class technology and superior administrative support 24/7.”

In 2019, HomeSmart International also pulled ahead in the REALTOR® tech world with the launch of its RealSmart Agent mobile application available in the iTunes app store and Google Play. Written entirely in-house, the RealSmart Agent app allows HomeSmart agents to access listing and sales transaction information, broker compliance review items, showing details and download forms, from their phones.

“Our agent mobile app brings all the ease and features of our end-to-end real estate transaction management platform to the palms of our agents’ hands,” said Matt Widdows, CEO and founder of HomeSmart International. “This is just the beginning of what we intend to do with the RealSmart Agent app and the rest of our tech stack and I’m excited as we continue to watch our products mature in new and exciting ways.”

To celebrate two decades of business, HomeSmart is currently focused on its 2020 Growth Summit themed 20 Years. 20 Reasons. Real estate agents can experience two jam-packed days of learning from industry experts including the Founder of HomeSmart International, Matt Widdows, and several high profile keynote speakers like NFL Hall of Famer, Emmit Smith and Real Estate Coaching Legend, Brian Buffini. The event is scheduled in Las Vegas Tuesday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 4. For more information follow HomeSmart International on Facebook at

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