All Things Real Estate is marking 10 years of airing in June and is adding new elements to the two-hour broadcast, including the airing this Sunday of the “This Is Taos” show series.
In both hours of the show, join Rey and his guests for a special remote broadcast of the program from the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA). The first hour of the program will offer real estate and community information about the City of Santa Fe, as well preview elements of the second hour of the show. The second hour "This Is Taos" show series will offer information on two major non-profit organizations in the town, as well as focus on the many reasons why people find the historic northern New Mexico community a desirable destination to visit, as well as a place to own a home.
Overview Thoughts: Rey will offer his observations on some of the unique relationship that Santa Fe real estate professionals have with Taos, as well as preview many of the elements of the second hour "This Is Taos” show series. Rey will also review many of the summer activities at the Taos Ski Valley (TSV), including its Speaker Series program, offered by the mountain resort with the aim to deepen and enhance their guests' understanding of TSV and the larger community. Rey will also remind the audience about the Blake Residences, which are 24 extraordinary and fully appointed slopeside residences that are a major part of the revitalization of the mountain resort.
Taos Opera Institute: In both hours of the show, Kandace Nachtrab, Chair of the Board of the Taos Opera Institute (TOI), along with her fellow board member Sidney Bender, will offer information on this unique and highly-acclaimed opera non-profit, which was designed to bridge the gap between academia and apprenticeships for the emerging young vocal artist. TOI was established by Mary Jane Johnson and Linda Poetschke in 2007 as a four-week, intensive program, focusing on integrating and improving an artist’s technique, physical well-being, and artistry. TOI takes place in the beautiful Taos Ski Valley every June, with 28 promising young artists, from across the country and internationally, being invited to spend the month learning from esteemed faculty. Kandace and Sidney—both enthusiastic opera fans—will discuss many elements of the TOI initiative, including the organization’s background, artist training and the various concerts that the artists will offer to the public this year. Kandace started her love affair with opera when she came to Taos in 2010, joining the TOI board at that time, becoming Board Chair shortly thereafter. With an M.B.A from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. from the New York State University at Oswego, Kandace spent most of her career in the non-profit world as a management, marketing and fundraising executive. She is Chair Emeritus of the Washington D.C. International Film Festival and a Founding Member of the Washington DC Film Society. Sidney, is a member of the board of TOI for the past five years and is also an audience member at the New York Metropolitan Opera, as well as an avid horseman and a retired neurologist from New York City.
Taos Center for the Arts: Also offering commentary in both hours of the show, Colette LaBouff, Executive Director of the Taos Center for the Arts (TCA), will join Rey in a discussion about the history of the organization, as well as the range of art-related activities that it is offering to the public this year. TCA, a dynamic leader for arts collaboration and partnership, was originally established by a group of working artists in 1953 and situated in the heart of Taos, while it serves and engages Northern New Mexico communities. With a 275-seat theater and two galleries, the TCA curates culturally relevant films, art exhibitions, and live performances as well as provides local, regional and internationally renowned artists, thinkers and performers the space to inspire creativity and foster a thriving love for the arts. To her position at TCA, Colette brings experience as a published poet and writer, assistant director and interim acting director of a unit of the University of California at Irvine and events and membership coordinator for the Roswell Museum and Art Center. She also has a bachelor of arts degree from Loyola Marymount University and masters and doctorate degrees in poetry and English from University of California, Irvine. A comprehensive calendar of visual arts, onstage and big-screen events underscores all that TCA is offering to the public this year. Besides offering commentary on Sunday as Board Chair of the Taos Opera Institute, Kandace Nachtrab also serves as President of TCA.
Rey’s “Real Estate Recommendation”: Rey’s weekly real estate recommendation will offer some suggestions on how to make the home buying and selling process a bit easier, more efficient and enjoyable for consumers. Corresponding to the theme of the special relationship that Santa Fe has with Taos and other northern New Mexico communities, Rey is offering a 10-acre parcel of land, just nine miles east of Abiquiu, and situated above the Rio Chama, with 360-degree vistas (see the "Unique Destinations" section at ATREradio.com).
Open House of the Week: Rey will review the attributes of 144 La Barbaria Road with his Sotheby’s International Realty broker colleague Alan Vorenberg. This splendid, one-of-a-kind Asian, three-bedroom residence, was built of green and non-toxic materials, with elements of Japanese and Chinese architecture. This exquisite, peaceful and private home is sited in a fabulous verdant location on 19 acres and only minutes from downtown Santa Fe. The house was designed with beauty at every turn and superb attention to details, offering custom windows designed from the Summer Palace in Beijing, diamond plaster walls, Brazilian cherry hardwood, stone, and cork floors. The home offers delightful outdoor living on a marvelous wraparound portal with fireplace. Thoughtfully conceived and perfectly executed, those who attend the open house will love the remarkable feeling and extraordinary energy at this magical property. Alan will also reflect on his own experience as the owner of a home in the Taos Ski Valley, as well as why he enjoys pursuing home buyer and seller relationships in the mountain resort.
In the second hour of the show, join Rey and his guests for the airing of the “This Is Taos” show series, which offers monthly interviews with business, tourism, government, cultural and real estate leaders who will bring useful and informative commentary about why the historic Town of Taos is a popular destination for visitors from around the world, as well as why people chose to make the community their home. The show series is presented by the Taos Ski Valley (TSV), while the Town of Taos and other businesses, organizations and non-profits are partnering with All Things Real Estate to offer this unique and informative radio program.
Continuing from the first hour of the show, Rey will be joined by Kandace Nachtrab and Sidney Bender of the Taos Opera Institute, as well as Colette LaBouff representing the Taos Center for the Arts.
Also, joining Rey in the second hour of the show is Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos, who will speak to the variety of attractions that make the town a special destination; why the town serves as a desirable destination for home buying; the multitude of activities the town offers to consumers this summer; as well as some background on her role as a member of the management team in Taos government. Chosen by Taos Town Manager Rick Bellis and Mayor Dan Barrone to fill the position of overseeing the town’s marketing and tourism activities, Karina is a well-respected professional who is characterized by the publication taoStyle as "very approachable, a good listener who holds the concerns of the community close to her heart." An article in The Taos News offers some perspective on the approach that Karina takes in her work to promote all of the positive elements of Taos.
Giving Back to the Community
The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund has been activated to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those who were affected by hurricanes impacting our nation in 2018, as well as last year’s California wildfires. The sole purpose of this effort is to provide much-needed financial assistance to help those in need who are not covered by personal insurance policies. Realogy has committed to matching $50,000 of the funds raised, and, effective immediately, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the fund. The Realogy Disaster Relief Fund is managed through the Realogy Charitable Foundation. In donating to the Fund, 100 percent of the money will be disbursed to those who are affected by declared federal disasters. Click here to donate to the Realogy Disaster Relief Fund. Realogy Holdings Corp. delivers its real estate services through its well-known industry brands including Sotheby's International Realty®. Since 2009, the “All Things Real Estate” (ATRE) radio show has offered air time to a variety of Santa Fe non-profit and community organizations. Representatives from organizations are able to use the ATRE program to share news and information with northern New Mexico residents about their services and activities. Over the years, some of the highly-regarded non-profit organizations which have been featured on the ATRE program are: Cornerstones Community Partnerships; Think New Mexico; Las Campanas Compadres; the Santa Fe Concorso; Kitchen Angels; Creative Santa Fe; Taos Arts Council; Dollars4Schools; and Taos Opera Institute. In addition—and for the second year in a row—Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber is a special guest on the show offering commentary on programs, events and community activities important to the residents of the city. In addition, the Town of Taos is collaborating with ATRE in 2019 to participate in a new information series—sponsored by the Taos Ski Valley—called “This Is Taos,” designed to offer useful information about this historic northern New Mexico community. The Preview Center at Taos Ski Valley serves as a site for airing the broadcast on six occasions in 2019. Several non-profit organizations in Taos are offering commentary during this monthly show series, including the Taos Arts Council, the Taos Gallery Association, the Taos Opera Institute and the Taos Center for the Arts. In addition, Taos Mesa Brewing is offering the use of their downtown Taos Tap Room as another location for airing the monthly show.
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