United Press International Partners with Reecon Advisors to Launch UPI Real Estate

September 22, 2009

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Press International (UPI) today announced that it has formed a partnership with Reecon Advisors, Inc., an independent real estate economics and information company, to create a new residential real estate section on UPI.com, UPI Real Estate.

The new section, which officially debuts on UPI.com today, provides timely news on housing markets and financing, insight into residential real estate trends and practical advice for home buyers, sellers and investors from Reecon’s site, Real Estate Economy Watch. Reecon’s principals, David Lereah, former senior vice president and chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and Steve Cook, former vice president for public affairs at NAR, will oversee and provide content.

“Never has it been more important to understand the factors shaping the residential real estate markets. As real estate markets across the nation stabilize and recover, buyers, sellers, investors and real estate professionals will find the news and information they need to make informed decisions at UPI Real Estate,” said Lereah.

“UPI is pleased to offer our readers a new source of news and intelligence about residential real estate assembled by experienced professionals who know the real estate markets,” said Nicholas Chiaia, UPI president. “Freshness, readability and information you can use will set UPI Real Estate apart from the competition.

The partnership was initiated by the Hokenson Group, Inc., an International Strategy Consulting firm specializing in Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures. “We are excited about the long-term potential of the UPI – Reecon Advisors Strategic Alliance and are confident that this new team will produce industry-leading real estate content,” said Jeff Hokenson, Chairman and CEO of Hokenson Group, Inc.

About Reecon Advisors

Reecon Advisors is the real estate industry’s leading independent real estate economics and information company, a source of insight, analysis and intelligence on the residential real estate markets. Reecon Advisors publishes Real Estate Economy Watch, a Web site providing information and commentary on the residential real estate economy.

About UPI

United Press International has been an independent source of news and information from around the globe for almost a century and is a leading provider of critical information to media and interactive outlets, businesses, governments and researchers.

Content from UPI covers a wide range of events and provides analysis on issues that affect business and policy decisions. UPI reporters write original news stories in English, Spanish and Arabic and photographers cover the most important newsmakers. UPI also syndicates unique content created by published writers. Over 3.5 million unique visitors visit our web site every month and the number is rising. In January of 2009 alone, UPI.com received 9.8 million page views.

About Hokenson Group

The Hokenson Group (http://www.HokensonGroup.com) is an International Strategic Advisory and Marketing Consultancy with a specialty discipline in the Media sector. Since 2000, the Hokenson Group has helped clients improve their long-term corporate strategy, marketing approach and ultimately, their top and bottom-line growth.

SOURCE Reecon Advisors, Inc.

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