Real estate pros want leaders to break out of the ivory tower

Corporate disengagement with the day-to-day work of agents and brokers is a threat to the industry, says Inman Coast to Coast community

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Inman Connect San Francisco, Jul 16-20, 2018

This winter, Inman is obsessing over leadership in real estate. We're publishing profiles, Q&As, strategy guides, and an in-depth five-part report on what the industry wants from its leaders. Then, on March 26-28, we're going to gather those leaders in the California desert to digest all of these inputs and figure out where to go from here. This is a collaborative process. Please fill out our surveys, engage with our posts, and send us feedback to And if you are a leader who wants to join us in the desert in March, or if you want to recommend a colleague, send a note to and tell us why. Real estate professionals would like to see more transparency, honesty, vision, credibility, accessibility, energy and inspiration from their leadership, according to an informal poll on the industry Facebook group Inman Coast to Coast. Old-school, top-down hierarchy; "ivory tower" management; and micromanagement in the office are no longer welcome, sai...