Resources Real Estate Accepted into Forbes Real Estate Council

Posted by Jane Robinson — February 19, 2018

Resources Real Estate LogoRUMSON, NJ - Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker, and Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate, have been accepted into the Forbes Real Estate Council, an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry, hand-selected to become part of a curated network of successful peers.

Forbes Real Estate Council LogoForbes Councils is the brainchild of the people behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), and comes with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. Forbes Real Estate Council is an innovative community for real estate executives, a platform that allows them to discuss and solve various business challenges with their peers, share their insights on and get personalized support from the Forbes Councils Concierge team. The Concierges work with members on a regular basis to support them on specific business needs and connect them to the right community resources to overcome potential business hurdles.

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon founded Resources Real Estate in 1999 after many successful years as a residential agent. Born and educated in England, Carolynn traveled extensively, forged and maintained relationships with contacts throughout Europe and has provided second-to-none assistance to families moving into the country from overseas. Carolynn sits on the Board of Trustees for several Monmouth County charities, including the Monmouth County Historical Association, as she strongly believes in the importance of preserving the beauty of her community. She has been honored by Prevention First and The American Red Cross, and was nominated for the prestigious Athena Award and Exceptional Woman of the Year by 94.9-radio station.

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker

A resident of Monmouth County since 1999, Thomas McCormack moved to New Jersey from NYC and started working at Resources Real Estate in 2002. He joined Carolynn Ozar-Diakon as a Managing Partner in 2010. Tom built his business by providing his clients with top-of-the-line service, ongoing communication and superior market knowledge. With a background in television and event production, Tom’s experience includes marketing, content creation, production, negotiation and detailed organization. Tom has received numerous awards including New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence Award for ten years running as well as the association’s Distinguished Service Award.

“The name Forbes is synonymous with respected business reporting,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon. “Their commitment to industry-focused content from people within the business community is impressive. We are honored to have been invited to participate in their real estate channel.”

Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker"Not only are we Forbes content contributors, now we are also members of a network of key people involved in the larger real estate community,” said Tom McCormack. “Although we are an independent local broker, we are at the forefront of the conversation about ongoing trends and changes within our industry, which benefits both our clients and our agents."

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, "We are honored to welcome Carolynn Ozar-Diakon and Thomas McCormack into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world."

Members of the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents, Resources Real Estate has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in the US (the Inc. 5000) two years in a row, as well as included in NJ BIZ 250, the top 250 private companies in New Jersey. Resources’ marketing campaigns have been honored by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.

About Forbes Councils

Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on For more information about Forbes Real Estate Council, visit To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit

About Resources Real Estate

Resources Real Estate is an award-winning Monmouth County, NJ full-service independent residential brokerage firm, with four offices and a team of more than 95 sales and support personnel. It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. -- the Inc. 5000 -- as well as the NJ Biz 250 of the top private companies in New Jersey. It has been recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its innovative and superior marketing. Resources Real Estate was opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack has been with the company since 2002, and joined Diakon as a partner in 2010. Both Diakon and McCormack are members of the prestigious Forbes Real Estate Business Council. Resources Real Estate locations are: 36 Beach Rd. in Monmouth Beach, NJ, 112 River Rd. in Rumson, NJ, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank, NJ, and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

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