About Us

Nick Najjar, Publisher

It is our mission to inform and inspire Realtors in the St Louis metro and surrounding areas. Our publication and website serve both a social side and a business side. They highlight top producing agents and gives you an inside look at their life as well as their business.
The publication is  provided free of charge to all the top producers. The cost of the publication is covered by our advertising partners that you see in each issue and on our website. We do our best to screen our advertisers to ensure that they can provide the types of services that you may need or want as a Realtor and serve you and your clients with high professional standards. Please consider them when you or your clients have a need for one of their services.
Each publication you will see is unique to the St Louis real estate market. The publication will also reflect who you are as a community of Realtors. A typical publication will include social event information specific to St Louis, upcoming meeting information, fun and free social events put on by REAL Producers of St Louis, upcoming developments, top standings, business information, pictures, personal stories, and articles, along with other information specifically tailored to the St Louis market.
Along with the magazine we will host various free events to bring the Realtor community together. This will include social events – free lunches, wine tastings, dinners out, and more. We will communicate to you the various events we are hosting through the Producers newsletter, social media, and emails. If you wish to be included please email us at office@stlrealproducers.com. The events and publications are designed to increase social connections between top Realtors and affiliates to the best of the best can grow their businesses together. It is our goal that the events create a culture where there is no “hard selling” but a culture of relationship building on a more intimate level. I’d like to personally thank all of our business sponsors who partnered with us making the magazine free to all top producers, as well as the many Realtors that contributed to the first issue and upcoming issues.
Please send all feedback, content ideas, potential stories, and local business that may consider being involved in this publication to info@stlrealproducers.com. Our goal is to make this one of the largest, most well-known, and respected publications in the industry. We rely on you and our partner sponsors to make this possible. If you have an idea that will inform or inspire Realtors please send it to us.
Just know that the REAL Producers of St Louis would not exist without you! I look forward to meeting with each of you at your upcoming events!

Dianne Collins, Co-Publisher

Dianne Collins has had an adventurous life traveling, cooking and writing throughout her career. She is a trained chef, a Master Scuba Diving Instructor along with being the local host of a travel show in Guam.  She received a Hotel Restaurant Management Degree and Culinary Arts Degree from Forest Park, St.Louis, one of the top 10 culinary institutes in the United States. She trained in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Pro Dive Scuba Diving school as a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. Dianne then traveled the world guiding scuba diving groups to over 40 cities internationally, exploring other cultures and learning about how food brings us all together. 

 Dianne brings a true vibrancy and positive energy to whatever her next adventure is and has a true passion for helping her friends and clients learn to cook, create community, build relationships and bringing people together through food. 

 She has been featured on Fox 2 in the morning as the guest chef segment when she was the Executive Chef at Mama Campisi’s Italian Restaurant. In Guam she wrote travel articles for the Stars & Stripes Newspaper and created a Youth Scuba Diving Camp. You can find Dianne reviewing restaurants, building relationships with local Realtors and helping her referral partners with her current position as the Co-Publisher of Real Producers. Building relationships in the community is the key to her success. 

 Dianne is now publishing her first cookbook in 2020 as a combined work of art.  Her book consists of her own family recipes, referral partner favorites, local Realtors and friends submitted personal recipes who share her passion for cooking. 

Matt Gilbert

Matt Gilbert

Publishing Assistant

Becky Ernest

Becky Ernest

Executive Assistant

Chris Malacarne

Chris Malacarne

Contributing Photographer

Norm Meade

Norm Meade

Contributing Photographer

Curt Pahl

Curt Pahl

Contributing Photographer

John Ridgeway

John Ridgeway

Contributing Photographer

Karen Thaemert

Karen Thaemert

Contributing Photographer

Zach Cohen

Zach Cohen

Contributing Writer

Mary Jo Schaper

Mary Jo Schaper

Contributing Writer

Brian Ramsey

Brian Ramsey

Contributing Writer

Chris Van de Hey

Chris Van de Hey

Contributing Videographer

Tan Nguyen

Tan Nguyen

Contributing Videographer

Debbie Ward

Debbie Ward

Website Designer, Event Marketing & Social Media

We’re Growing Fast!

Our goal is to open 25 new markets a year. If you know of a top salesperson who is looking for a unique and lucrative opportunity to run a publication in a new market, please CONTACT US.