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NAR sponsoring Realogy’s ‘FWD’ Innovation Summit

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The National Association of Realtors' tech accelerator, REach, is sponsoring Realogy's third annual one-day "FWD" real estate pitch competition, which will be held in San Francisco on June 23. The perks for REach, which announced its 2015 class of seven startups earlier this month, include branding on the FWD Innovation Summit website and other event materials. It also gets a "first look" at the FWD participants, Realogy spokesman Mark Panus told Inman. "We believe FWD will give REach an early look at fresh new ideas and help create a pool of potential participants worthy of mentoring and capital investment," said Alex Perriello, president and CEO of Realogy's franchise wing, in a statement. Realogy designed the FWD Innovation Summit to give a stable of handpicked early-stage real estate startups an opportunity to pitch their wares to the franchise and brokerage giant, which represents over 170,000 U.S. agents as owner of the nation's largest brokerage, NRT LLC, and the la...