Making news: MeMD, Camelot Homes, RCG Valuation, HomeSmart

Newsmakers | 3 Dec |

MeMD launches men’s and women’s health solution

In a move that expands its offerings and improves access to an array of physical and behavioral health solutions, national telehealth provider MeMD launched men’s and women’s health services to offer the care that people want most. 

MeMD’s national network of board-certified, NCQA-credentialed physicians treat a variety of common concerns, including sexual health issues such as erectile dysfunction, low sex drive and menopause. The company also provides care for issues affecting the health and self-confidence of men and women alike, including hair loss, skin conditions, sexually transmitted diseases and smoking cessation.

“Most benefit plans are missing an entire category of services that are important to employees,” said MeMD CEO Bill Goodwin. “A telehealth option makes it so much easier for people to seek care for stigmatized health conditions that can really affect their day-to-day wellbeing.”

A Cleveland Clinic survey in 2018 reported that 61% of men avoided seeing a doctor even when they needed to go, and 56% preferred to keep their health concerns quiet. Meanwhile, Everyday Health reports more than half of women feel bad about their physical appearance on a weekly basis, and 65% say they put themselves last.  

“Women and men often are too embarrassed to seek care, especially when it comes to sensitive issues like sexual health, but delaying care can make matters much worse down the line,” added MeMD Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nicholas Lorenzo. 

With the launch of men’s and women’s health, MeMD’s expanded service offerings treat the whole person, from primary and urgent care to teletherapy and telepsychiatry. This integrated approach addresses a gamut of needs – including physical issues that may be rooted in mental health. When addressing sexual health, a combination of medical and teletherapy services is often the best approach. 

To learn more about MeMD telehealth solutions, visit memd.me.

Camelot Homes marks 50th anniversary with two communities, big ASU news

Camelot Homes, one of Arizona’s most awarded family-owned homebuilders, is marking its 50th anniversary with a major investment in Arizona arts education. 

The company is donating $50,000 for endowed scholarships for the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. A $25,000 scholarship is earmarked for students of ASU’s Popular Music Program, a new bachelor’s degree concentration in the university’s School of Music. A second $25,000 scholarship is available to students studying in any of the five schools of the Herberger Institute.

Separately, the company has gifted $10,000 to establish the Camelot Homes-ASU School of Music Concert Series, which kicks off in Jan. 2020. Student musicians will perform eight concerts throughout the year at Camelot Homes’ communities across greater Phoenix. 

Since the company’s inception in 1969, Camelot Homes has been guided by three generations of the Hancock family, most of whom are ASU alumni. With strong ties to the university, along with a shared passion for the arts, marking the anniversary with an investment in arts education was a natural fit for the company. 

“We have had a hand in building the Valley’s most iconic communities for the past 50 years,” said Trent Hancock, vice president of operations for Camelot Homes. “With this investment, we hope to shape the future of Arizona, to infuse our communities with arts and music, and to establish a company legacy of investing in our youth.” 

Camelot’s expertise in luxury homebuilding shows in the dozens of local and national awards won for design excellence. In the last year alone, Camelot received national recognition from the 2018 Gold Nugget Awards for Home of the Year, Best Single Family Detached and Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle. Camelot Homes also is a three-time MAME award winner for Builder of the Year.

“Our two newest communities, Heirloom at Morrison Ranch and The Villas at Seven Desert Mountain, incorporate five decades of learning and epitomize our family’s absolute love for the work we do,” said Trent Hancock.

Indeed, the communities typify the company’s commitment to fine homebuilding. Pre-sales are well underway at Heirloom, which opened on Nov. 23, and at The Villas, which opens Dec. 2.

RCG Valuation debuts instant cost segregation quote feature

Scottsdale-based RCG Valuation & Monetization is thrilled to announce the unveiling of an instant cost segregation quote feature on its website. RCG Valuation helps small- to medium-sized businesses grow through advanced financial analysis and specialty tax planning, with focus on technology, documentation and transparency.

“The instant quote sheds light on the black box that traditional cost segregation companies hold so dear,” said Scott Roelofs, owner of RCG Valuation. “This tool can help you generate the right information needed to maximize your investment potential. A cost segregation can be the difference between a successful real estate venture and a failed one. That pricing information should no longer be a secret.”

Cost segregation studies allow commercial real estate owners to use an accelerated depreciation schedule, resulting in higher tax deductions in the early years of the purchase of a property. RCG Valuation uses drones and 3D cameras to capture data with these studies, which removes high-cost engineering in the field and permits for a significantly shorter reporting time compared to traditional methods. 

New services that RCG Valuation has added include thermal studies and reserve studies. A thermal study can be performed on a commercial property to help uncover hidden issues, liabilities and depreciation. RCG Valuation uses industry-leading cameras and diagnostics to deliver more data and accurate assessments. The company’s reserve studies provide in-depth evaluations of a property’s physical assists, analysis of its capital systems and the qualification of its reserve funds – again with technology to prove accuracy. R&D tax credit verifications and business valuations are also provided by the consultants.

RCG Valuation has completed studies on numerous properties in Florida, California, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Maine and Arizona. The main office is located at 8765 E. Bell Rd., Suite 112, in Scottsdale and a secondary office is in Aventura, Fla. Learn more at www.rcgvaluation.com and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/rcgvaluation.

HomeSmart technology continues improving agent experience

HomeSmart International, the most successful 100% brokerage model according to the RealTrends 500, continues to improve the agent experience with its proprietary cutting-edge technology. The company’s in-house development team has implemented several advancements to the RealSmart Agent transaction management software and mobile application in the last quarter, with the goal of providing agents complete visibility into a seamless transaction process from his or her smartphone.

“HomeSmart is devoted to providing agents with the best possible real estate experience,” said Matt Widdows, HomeSmart’s founder, CEO and tech visionary. “Having our own development team at headquarters gives us a competitive advantage; we can begin working on software fixes and new features as soon as we receive feedback from agents and brokers.” 

Since releasing an updated RealSmart Agent platform in 2017, HomeSmart International’s software has helped the company maintain staffing levels while realizing a 12.5% increase in agent transaction sides each year. 

The transaction management software now includes an advanced feature that allows agents to access information on how many views a listing has received on HomeSmart.com, Zillow.com and Trulia.com. This new update provides a digital one-stop-shop for agents to access important information on their listings and provides them with the ability to better track their performance.

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