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Rob Hahn
Managing Partner
7DS Associates
Twitter:@robhahn

Rob is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a marketing, strategy and technology consulting firm specializing in creative solutions rooted in strategic analysis and data. With a varied background from Wall Street, corporate law, technology, product development, media and entertainment, startups, fashion and professional card playing, Rob brings a unique perspective to business problems.

He started in real estate at Realogy where he headed the interactive marketing for Coldwell Banker Commercial, and he most recently worked as the vice president of marketing at Onboard Informatics.

In addition, he writes the well-known blog Notorious R.O.B. where he opines on topics in real estate, technology, marketing, social medi, and strategy through far-too-long posts. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been spotted on dance floors from San Francisco to Atlanta.

He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons, and suffers through being a Jets fan.

Articles

sezer66 / shutterstock.com Rob Hahn: The path forward for the Realtor association

Rob Hahn: The path forward for the Realtor association

Can we be honest for a moment? The Realtor association is dying. I don’t think it’s quite dead yet, but it’s on its deathbed with intensive care unit doctors hovering nearby. You can’t see that it’s dying because the numbers appear steady: 1.15 million Realtor members (and growing!), $160 million in dues revenues and tens of millions in lobbying …

By Robert Hahn | Thursday, June 23, 2016
Hero_Provoke This week’s Provoke: Encouraging debate while welcoming all

This week’s Provoke: Encouraging debate while welcoming all

This week, Danielle Riley was joined by guest co-host Audie Chamberlain. They spoke to Robert Hahn and Morgan Brown about this week’s top stories, including one particular incident taking the industry by storm …

By Amrit Judge | Friday, October 21, 2016
A megaphone held up to the sky What would you say about real estate if you had nothing to lose?

What would you say about real estate if you had nothing to lose?

Consider your years in the real estate industry. What would you say if you didn’t give a damn whether or not you were ever hired again? What truths would you tell? Ann Bailey, founder and CEO of industry consulting firm Pranix, was in that position last week at the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) conference in Las Vegas …

By Andrea V. Brambila | Thursday, September 29, 2016
A woman working in a office, backlit by a window 5 women who could help change the future of NAR

5 women who could help change the future of NAR

I just read Teresa Boardman’s post on women in leadership in the real estate industry, and I have to admit, it struck a nerve. You see, I’m probably one of those who thinks the whole “gender equality” thing is overblown, because I tend to reject identity politics as basis for leadership …

By Robert Hahn | Friday, June 10, 2016
Anna Omelchenko / Shutterstock.com Forest for the trees: the NAR expenses edition

Forest for the trees: the NAR expenses edition

I’ve been really, really busy with a project I’m getting ready to announce/roll out (speaking of which, if you’re an association executive or association leadership, I’d like to chat with you) but I couldn’t help but chime in on a minor storm in a teapot that Inman brewed up recently. I speak of the article called “Where NAR Spends Its Money: Employee Compensation” in which Inman dug through the Form 990 that the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has to file as a non-profit organization …

By Robert Hahn | Monday, June 6, 2016
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