The real estate industry is about to be disrupted.

About

The Real Estate Network will become the world’s largest and most consulted marketplace for consumer real estate and any related products or services. Seamlessly bridging traditional television, web-based media, mobile technology, and social media platforms, we will create a lifelong engagement with the consumer. Our focus is on the four aspects of real estate that are most important to the consumer:

  • Primary residence
  • Second homes and vacation homes
  • Investment properties
  • Senior living

The current void in consolidated real estate information will be filled with 24/7 informative and entertaining real estate-related content, including:

  • Timely news and trends
  • Financial insight
  • Local, national, and global real estate information
  • Entertainment and lifestyle programming
  • Addictive reality shows
  • Insightful profiles of specific geographic markets
  • Valuable tips, strategies, and other educational content

Our Team

The people bringing our vision to life.

Robert Atkinson
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director and Board Member

Mr. Atkinson is a respected real estate investor, executive and visionary. He started investing in real estate at a very young age. Over the course of his career, Mr. Atkinson has developed, leased and/or sold in excess of 5 Billion dollars’ worth of office, industrial, retail, investment and residential community real estate properties. Mr. Atkinson recognized the opportunity to consolidate all real estate assets and resources of property ownership under one multi-media umbrella. To that end, he conceptualized The Real Estate Network. Since 2007, Mr. Atkinson has devoted his full attention to The Real Estate Network-TheRealEstateNetwork.com business planning.



Stuart W. Evey
Chairman of the Board

In 1979, while a senior executive at Getty Oil Company, Mr. Evey directed the development and launch of ESPN, the first 24-hour cable television sports network, He served as the Founding Chairman of ESPN, building it into “the worldwide leader in sports broadcasting.” In 1985, Mr. Evey negotiated the sale of ESPN to ABC-TV. Mr. Evey has served as a director of many world-wide companies including: H.F. Ahmanson & Company, Mitsubishi Oil Company, and Vadium Technology

Jack Schneider
Board Member

For over 34 years, Mr. Schneider was managing director at Allen & Company, LLC, a premier international investor, underwriter, and broker to some of the biggest companies in the media, technology, information and entertainment sector. Mr. Schneider brings a wealth of M&A experience to The Real Estate Network as well as long-term relationships with senior leaders in the technology, media, information, and entertainment industries.



Robert M. Pollichino
Chief Financial Officer and Board Member

Mr. Pollichino served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Madison Square Garden Company from 1998 until his retirement in 2015. In 2005, he played a major role in taking the company public. Prior to joining MSG, Mr. Pollichino was Senior Vice President of Rainbow Sports, managing the SportsChannel Regional Network, Prime Network and NewSport national sports services and corporate staff.



Jeff Brink
Board Member

Jeff Brink is an entrepreneurial executive known for leadership and innovation. Over the past 25 years Mr. Brink has successfully launched, built and sold companies in the United States and in Europe. Mr Brink has led a variety of technology and service companies, utilizing and honing his business and entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, Mr Brink possesses significant experience with fundraising, M&A and he has served as director on many boards.



Chuck Pagano
Chief Technology Officer and Advisory Board Member

Mr. Pagano joined ESPN prior to its launch in 1979 and was named its first Chief Technology Officer in 2011. He is a renowned Broadcasting Engineer and Executive who led the establishment, growth and eventual transformation of ESPN from the top media content production facility to the most sophisticated and technical multimedia infrastructure in the world.



Charles Segars
Advisory Board Member

Serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Ovation TV, Inc., a multi-platform program service reaching over 50 million households. Mr. Segars has over 25 years of experience in digital media start-ups, cable network launches, content development and OTT/SVOD distribution strategies. He has been a senior executive at top media companies including Viacom, CBS, Scripps Networks and DreamWorks.



Evan Schechtman
Advisory Board Member

Evan Schechtman is one of the interactive industry’s leader in the digital, mobile and emerging platform space. As the Chief Technology Officer of RadicalMedia, he has led a global team in the exploration and integration of technology for a multitude networks, agencies, studios, musicians, institutions and brands. Under his leadership and thirteen-year history with the company, Evan has achieved a digital organization responsible for some of the most groundbreaking and award-winning projects such as The Johnny Cash Project; the Sting 25 App; the Gagosian Gallery’s iPad App; Nike+ Fuelband Installations; and countless digital content for Amex Unstaged including the Taylor Swift Blank Space Experience App and American Express Pivot.



Robert Friedman
Advisory Board Member

Mr. Friedman founded and is CEO of Bungalow Media + Entertainment, an integrated entertainment and media holding company focused on developing, producing, and distributing content across all platforms. In previous positions Mr. Friedman’s accomplishments include producing multiple award-winning television programs such as the pilot episode of AMC’s Mad Men, transforming the way consumers shop for cars, and developing the pay-TV subscription service for The Movie Channel.



Brian Horton
Advisory Board Member

With over 39 years of leadership experience in the Development, Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry, Mr Horton has managed all aspects of complex Design / Build projects. He served on the Executive team that constructed over $400 million in new state-of-the-art digital broadcasting buildings on the campus of ESPN as well as the new NBC studios in West Hartford, CT. His role on TREN’s advisory board will be to oversee all Design and Construction activities for TREN’s new World Headquarters and satellite offices in Manhattan. 



Bryn Knatterud
Mobile Technology

Mr. Knatterud has served as a Chief Technology Officer of Acts Media Inc. for over 10 years. He and his team have created and supported mission-critical technology for Fortune 500 companies. He has a proven track record of creating and managing technology solutions over multiple channels in complex environments.



Michele Combs
Partnerships Marketing Data

Michele heads up new publisher opportunities and manages publisher partner transparency. A 22-year veteran of the real estate industry, Michele has a passion for technology marketing.

Having evaluated more than 500 products per year since 1999, Michele brings broad knowledge about technology in the real estate industry, with a constant focus on agent and broker tools and resources.



John Klaers
Executive Back End Analytics

Mr. Klaers has been leveraging data to drive exponential growth in support of business strategy for over 12 years. He is currently focused on aligning technology investments with business imperatives and delivering strategic insights necessary to hyper-qualify leads generated by digital and mobile advertising.



Jillian Vorce
Public Relations & Branding

Ms. Vorce helps professionals make connections and achieve business goals. An expert at relationship development, she helps executives and business owners open doors and create opportunities. As founder of The Jillian Group Inc., she and her team provide idea generation, digital marketing & strategic relationship development services. Her previous work includes her book 20-20 Mind Sight and “The Lens of Connectivity” TEDx talk.



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