Resort Property Management has joined Resort-Quest International Inc. in a new venture creating the first branded company providing vacation rental and property management services for premier resort destinations in North America.

Twelve other founding partner companies were included in the initial organization and public offering. The new company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RZT.Daniel L. Meehan, Resort Property Management president, said his company will maintain its name and local business operations.

ResortQuest International will provide additional benefits such as national brand name and marketing resources that include national advertising, an Internet web site and toll-free reservation number.