Castle Rock, Colorado – September 12, 2017 — REAL Trends, the trusted source for news, research and information about the real estate brokerage industry, announced the key hire of Alicia Vivian as REAL Trends’ chief financial officer (CFO).

“We are extremely pleased to have Alicia Vivian join REAL Trends as our Chief Financial Officer.  Alicia is not only a CPA but has extensive experience in internal and external audit, mergers and acquisition and private equity.  She will enable us to great expand our valuation work and add financial consulting services as well.  We feel extraordinarily blessed to have her on our team.”

Vivian earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado. Before joining REAL Trends, she worked in a variety of industries including real estate, homebuilding, and professional services.

Alicia is responsible for REAL Trends’ financial activities, including brokerage and team valuation services. Her 15+ years of experience in auditing, financial statement analysis and preparation, and transaction due diligence compliments the service offerings of REAL Trends.

REAL Trends has grown from eight team members in 2013 to 17 team members today. “This is mainly the result of having relevant consulting services to offer our clients as well as strong growth in every one of our publications,” says Murray. “The company’s revenues have doubled in less than three years, and we think we have the right people with the skills and resources to continue that growth in the years to come.”

About REAL Trends: REAL Trends has been The Trusted Source for news, analysis and information about the residential services to the residential industry since 1987. We are a privately-held publishing, communications and consulting company based in Castle Pines, Colo. Residential real estate leaders look to us for timely and trusted information and analysis through our monthly newsletter, research papers, TechTouch, Gathering of Eagles and other publications.