January 26 - 28
As president of Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, Josh Team is focused on disrupting the traditional approach to real estate. In October 2020, Team assumed all duties and responsibilities previously held by outgoing CEO Gary Keller.
Using R&D insights from KW Labs, the innovation hub of Keller Williams, Team and KW’s technologists are developing proprietary technology and using the brand’s global scale to fuel a platform aimed at providing the best agent-driven consumer experience in real estate.
Ivy Zelman is Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates holding roughly 30 years of experience covering housing and housing-related industries. In 2007, Ivy co-founded Zelman & Associates. The firm provides analyses across all aspects of the housing spectrum. Ivy’s concept for the firm remains strongly rooted in the ability to perform thematic research overlaid with proprietary surveys to produce unparalleled differentiated value-added research.
Ivy has been widely known and respected for her bold thinking and accurate assessments where others failed, helping industry players avoid costly mistakes and capture game-changing opportunities. In 2005, she called the top of the housing market. Ivy famously asked Toll Brothers CEO Bob Toll on the Q4 2006 Toll Brothers conference call “Which Kool-Aid Are You Drinking?”
From there Ivy called the bottom of the housing market in January 2012, thus reinforcing her dominant reputation within the industry. She helped best-selling writer, Michael Lewis with research related to the mortgage crash. This became a part of his best-selling book turned movie, Liar’s Poker. Michael wrote in the book “all roads led to Ivy.”
Her convictions have been recognized by Institutional Investor ranking her as one of the most preeminent figures within the housing industry. Most notably, Institutional Investors - America Research Team rankings placed Ivy and her team with eleven 1st place rankings (1999 – 2004, 2006 – 2007 and 2010 – 2013). Additionally, Hanley Wood, a leading real estate media firm, ranked Ivy as 14th of the Top 50 most influential persons in housing. In 2020, Ivy was included in Barron's Top 100 Women in U.S. Finance.
As one of the most powerful women on Wall Street, Ivy Zelman is a sought-after expert on the housing sector, and what the overall housing market means for investors, homebuilders, industry executives and the economy at large. She frequently appears on television shows such as CNBC, in major publications including The Wall Street Journal, and has acted as a key witness in a congressional hearing.
Jim Cramer, host of the CNBC’s show Mad Money, said “Ivy is the Ax of the homebuilders – the analyst who understands the group better than anyone else on Wall Street.”
Ivy’s speaking requests by conferences, board meetings, podcasts or special events have included: Bloomberg, CNBC, TD Ameritrade Network, Bloomberg’s Master’s in Business, International Builder Show, MBS Highway, National Association of Homebuilders, NFX, National Association of Realtors, National Organization of Investment Professionals, Mortgage Banking Association, Moody’s, AmeriCatalyst, PropTechCEO Summit, Reality Alliance.
She received a Bachelor of Science from George Mason University and currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband David and their three children, Zoey, Zachary and Zia. Ivy is a special advisor to Laurel School, BBYO, NCJW Cleveland as well as mentors’ high school and college students.
You can follow Ivy via Twitter - @Ivy_Zelman and LinkedIn - Ivy Zelman
Award-winning journalist and publisher. entrepreneur, leader of many successful companies, innovator and thought leader. Brad Inman is all of these – and more.
He is founder and owner of Inman, real estate’s leading name in news, information and innovation. His Inman-branded real estate business and technology conferences bring tens of thousands of thought leaders together each year to share best practices and promote innovation. Countless new products and companies – and successful real estate professionals – have been launched as a result of Inman events.
In 1999, Inman founded HomeGain.com, an early provider of online marketing programs that connect agents with homebuyers and sellers. HomeGain was sold to Classified Ventures in 2005. That same year, Inman founded TurnHere, an online commercial video platform and, in 2008, founded Vook, an online e-publishing platform that was later sold to McMillim publisher. He also was an early investor in Curbed.com and served as chairman of the board before it was sold to Vox Media. He has been a visiting lecturer in the School of Journalism and the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a father, a husband, a grandfather and an all around rebel rouser.
Before joining Opendoor as Chief Product Officer in 2019, Tom was a VC at Venrock, and CPO at Coursera, where he helped scale the company from $1 million to $100 million in revenue. Prior to Coursera, he served as Vice President of Product at Netflix, where he led product teams and helped expand the company’s subscribership from 8 million U.S.-only users to over 40 million globally.
Seven-time REALTOR® Conference and Expo featured attendee, one of 100 speakers selected out of over 500 speakers to speak at the REALTOR® Conference & Expo seven times (face-to-face and virtually) with high program evaluations, and an INMAN Closing Keynote Speaker. Marki Lemons Ryhal is a licensed Managing Broker, REALTOR®, avid volunteer, Major Donor, and International Best Selling Author of The Modern Real Estate Professionals Guide to Success. In 2019 Marki was nominated as an RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker and inducted into the REBAC Hall of Fame.
Marki Lemons-Ryhal is dedicated to all things real estate. With 30 years of marketing experience, Marki has taught over 500,000 people (face-to-face and virtually) how to earn up to a 2682% return on their marketing dollars.
Marki holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Chicago State University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Xavier University, and sixty real estate related licenses, certifications, and designation.
Mike is a global real estate tech strategist, and a scholar-in-residence at the University of Colorado Boulder. He's a former tech entrepreneur, CEO, strategy director, and head of corporate development with broad expertise in online real estate tech, and a passion for growing new businesses.
Dr. Skylar Olsen is Principal Economist at Climate Check, a company dedicated to providing easy to understand and detailed information about Climate Change induced risk impacting properties, lifestyles, markets, and communities. Dr. Olsen also founded Reimagine Economics, a consultancy specializing in environmental economic analysis and climate change communication.
Dr. Olsen’s research contributions span many areas of economics including real estate markets, the importance of place in economic outcomes, socio-economic divides, and the impacts of climate change on communities. An acclaimed public speaker and established public expert, Dr. Olsen has regularly appeared on stage, in print and on local and national broadcast and radio stations across the country. In April 2019, Dr. Olsen had the honor of testifying before Congress’ Housing Financial Services Committee on fair housing issues.
Previously Senior Principal Economist and Director of Economic Research at Zillow, Dr. Olsen was a foundational member of the public facing economic research program at Zillow Group and directed many of Zillow’s data sharing initiatives over her 8 years of service.
She holds a PhD in economics with a specialization in econometrics and environmental economics from the University of Washington where she received an award for teaching excellence. A firm believer in the importance of place in our understanding of the current political and social climate, Dr. Olsen has called Seattle, the Bay Area and Central Coast of California, Columbus OH, Washington, DC and the hills of West Virginia home.
Nick Bailey oversees all support services provided by RE/MAX, LLC to its expansive network of franchisees and Affiliates, with an unwavering focus on the relationship HQ has with Broker/Owners. Guided by his expert insight into the real estate industry, Nick drives the network’s business growth, professional development and engagement, and global and Canada organizations to ensure Broker/Owners maximize the advantages, tools and services available to them.
Chelsea Peitz is the National Director of Social Sales for Fidelity National Financial and a nationally recognized real estate keynote speaker who teaches sales professionals how to leverage social media and technology to build a powerful personal brand and develop content that generates real leads.
She is a national social selling coach and speaker for top title insurance sales executives nationwide who has developed one of the only curriculums focused on using social platforms.
A 20 year real estate industry veteran who became a licensed agent in 2001 B.F. (before Facebook) and who did business the “old fashioned” way for over a decade. Today she merges old school strategies with new school technology to teach others how to become more human by using tech.
Chelsea is also the published author of the book, Talking in Pictures, the only book about how camera first social platforms have changed how we build a personal brand.
She’s a frequent podcast and live stream guest, sharing actionable insights and tactics to help agents develop a powerful personal brand.
Chelsea has been an Inman Innovator of the Year Nominee in 2018 & 2019 and is the creator and host of The Voice of Social Sales Podcast.
Her latest book “What to Post” launched in February 2020 and is a #1 best seller in 6 categories.
Mom to 7 year old son Mason and wife to husband Brian of 18 years. Her favorite place to visit is Napa enjoying a glass of a big bold Cab!
Sean is the Co-Founder & CEO of Knock, which is making it as easy to trade-in your home as it is to trade-in your car. Sean was also part of the founding team at Trulia where he was involved in the strategy, growth, and revenue from inception. Trulia went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012 (NYSE: TRLA) and was acquired by Zillow in 2014 for $3.5B. Sean is an investor in other tech companies that bring radical transparency, convenience, and savings to consumers, including NerdWallet, SeatGeek, Paintzen, Zeel, Peach, Smith (acquired by Porch.com) and NFX Guild.
Katie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Katie Lance Consulting. Katie is a nationally known keynote speaker at conferences and events. For the past 10 years, Katie has been working with real estate agents and brokers to help them get smarter about how to use social media to grow their business. Her specialty is in helping real estate agents and brokers achieve big results using social media without spending a ton of time! She is also the author of the best-selling book, #GetSocialSmart and the founder of the #GetSocialSmart Academy. Katie has been named one of the most 100 influential people in real estate by Inman News and is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and 2 beautiful boys.
Having created the world’s first and only global ultra high net-worth database of hand crafted open source dossiers, Mr. Friedman is a pioneer in the wealth data and intelligence arena being considered one of the world’s leading experts and authority on the global ultra affluent and high net worth market. Mr. Friedman is a noted and sought after speaker in trends impacting the ultra affluent along with strategies for accessing and engaging them. Mr. Friedman has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Investment News, Forbes and The Telegraph, and has been a frequent guest contributor on such broadcasts as CNBC, BBC, FOX, CNN, and Bloomberg.
Prior to founding WealthQuotient, Mr. Friedman Co-Founded Wealth-X, the world’s only global ultra affluent data and intelligence platform where he and his co-founder successfully sold a majority stake to. Insight Venture Partners ($8B NYC based private equity fund) who recently resold it to Euromoney, a London based billion dollar market cap public company.
Prior to Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman spent several years as Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis advising global Fortune 500 companies on their location strategies as well as sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America on billion dollar real estate development projects related to economic growth strategies. His client portfolio included the Saudi Royal Family, Bahraini Government, Kuwait Finance House, the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund, Jumeriah Capital and the Government of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Friedman started his career at Oxford Analytica, the world’s leading geopolitical analysis and declassified intelligence firm founded by his mentor Dr. David Young, former special assistant to Kissinger in the Nixon White House. Mr. Friedman also currently serves on their Advisory Board.
Mr. Friedman graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College with a bachelors in Political Science and receive High Honors with his Masters Degree in Philosophical Theology and Ethics from Yale Divinity School.
Laura Monroe is a 20 year industry and public relations executive, entrepreneur, and real estate brand strategist. As the Global Head of Community at Inman, Laura currently leads and cultivates a global community network of forward-thinking agents, brokers, tech entrepreneurs and executives--as well as the Inman Brand Ambassador Program, through Inman’s media, publishing, and conference events. With a passion for community, and experience in marketing, business development, and technology -- Laura is also proud to be an NAR REACH Mentor, a speaker, and has been recognized by Inman News, RISMedia, and T3Sixty as an industry influencer and Newsmaker.
Julie Faupel is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of REALM, an innovative global networking membership for real estate professionals launching in October 2019.
Concurrently, Faupel is a co-founder and co-owner of Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, the largest Real Estate Company in the Teton Region and the 2011 and 2014 recipient of the Christie's International Real Estate Global Affiliate of the Year award.
Faupel is also a Partner in Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall & Associates, the Teton region's most successful real estate team, historically rated by the Wall Street Journal and REALTrends as one of the top 250 real estate teams in the U.S.
Faupel is a current member of the Young Presidents Organization and has served on the Executive Committee of the Jackson Hole Community Foundation, and as Chairman for the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.
She is an avid supporter of entrepreneurship as a trustee of the Silicon Couloir and is independent investor in a number of start-up ventures.
Faupel is a dedicated community contributor through numerous organizations including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts.
Faupel is a graduate of Michigan State University and resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with her family.
David Doctorow became Chief Executive Officer of Move, Inc., operator of realtor.com®, in February 2020.
Doctorow has held senior executive roles at some of the world’s leading digital commerce businesses. He joined Move from eBay, the global e-commerce business where he served as Head of Global Growth, eBay Marketplaces, since 2016. Under Doctorow’s leadership, the company implemented a number of significant marketing tech and workforce advancements that resulted in major increases in revenue, traffic, and active buyers.
Before joining eBay, Doctorow spent nearly five years as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Expedia, the leading travel technology company, where he helped to guide the overall turnaround of the business and an industry consolidation that included Orbitz, Travelocity, and a number of international brands. Earlier in his career, Doctorow held marketing roles with McKinsey and Hewlett-Packard.
A respected marketing executive, he was named one of Top 50 CMOs to Watch by Boardroom Insiders and a Forbes Top 50 Most Influential CMO.
Doctorow holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.