Hiring at SVN and Wagner, Re/Max Alliance top producers

Mark Hughes has joined Re/Max Alliance Group in the Venice office. He returns to Re/Max and the area after leading two of the West Coast’s largest brokerages and taking a real estate startup to sale.

Hughes is a former Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate owner and managing broker. He was president of Windermere Real Estate Services, where he oversaw operations and managed development, service activities and growth throughout Southern California.

Before that, he was the chief operating officer of First Team Real Estate, California’s largest independent real estate company. He then grew Newport Beach start-up Nook Real Estate until its successful sale to Compass in 2020.

For more than three decades, Hughes has accumulated comprehensive real estate sales and marketing success with a track record of delivering multimillion-dollar results.

He holds multiple state broker licenses and a bachelor’s from the University of Virginia.

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Two new members have joined the team

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Oil Prices Extend Losses as U.S. Producers Restore Output Post-Hurricane | Investing News

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices dropped for a second straight session on Monday as U.S. producers began restoring output after Hurricane Delta weakened, while a strike that had affected production in Norway came to an end.

Brent crude

for December fell 55 cents, or 1.3%, to $42.30 a barrel by 0023 GMT and U.S. West Texas Intermediate

for November was at $40.08 a barrel, down 52 cents, or 1.3%.

Front-month prices for both contracts gained more than 9% last week, the biggest weekly rise for Brent since June, but fell on Friday after Norwegian oil firms struck a wage bargain with labour union officials, resolving a strike that threatened to cut the country’s oil and gas output by close to 25%.

“We had good support for both Brent and West Texas on the back of some supply concerns,” said Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney.

“Given

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