Aria Resort, Las Vegas | October 26-28, 2021

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Glenn Kelman

Glenn Kelman has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 2006 after serving in a number of executive-level roles since 2005. Before joining us, Mr. Kelman was the co-founder of Plumtree Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise portal software products, where he served as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management from 1997 to 2004. Mr. Kelman holds a B.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley. We believe that Mr. Kelman’s deep understanding of our company and his real estate industry experience qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Andy Florance

Andrew C. Florance founded CoStar Group, Inc. in 1987, fundamentally changing the way commercial real estate professionals access, use and share information. Through CoStar, Mr. Florance pioneered the concept of commercial real estate firms outsourcing research functions to a third-party information provider, combining the operational efficiencies of a computer based information system with the more thorough, standardized and higher quality property information produced by the industry’s first independent research organization.

Mr. Florance’s enduring commitment to innovation has been repeatedly recognized by Forbes magazine, which named CoStar among the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies in the world, as well as one of Forbes Fast Tech 25 and one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the company maintains offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia with a staff of more than 4,750 worldwide.

Mr. Florance has directed CoStar Group’s expansion from start-up, to its successful IPO in July 1998, and to its market-leading position today as a publicly traded enterprise (NASDAQ: CSGP) and the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. CoStar Group’s major holdings include:

  • CoStar, the largest provider of commercial real estate research, analytics and data, offering in-depth information on building attributes, historical lease and sale transactions, tenants, true owners and professionally captured images. Ninety-five percent of the top 1,000 brokerages turn to CoStar for client-ready reports, market analysis, news and information to make profitable decisions
  • LoopNet, including Showcase, CityFeet, and CoStar, the most heavily trafficked online commercial real estate marketplaces with more than 16 million average network monthly visits
  • The Apartments.com Network, the premier rental home resource for renters, property managers and owners with over 1 billion visits in 2020, including Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder, ApartmentHomeLiving, Apartamentos.com, ForRent.com, ForRentUniversity.com, After55.com, CorporateHousing.com, Westside Rentals and Off Campus Partners
  • BizBuySell, the Internet’s largest and most heavily trafficked business for-sale marketplace
  • Lands of America, the largest rural real estate marketplace in the country
  • STR, the leading provider of premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors
  • Ten-X, the leading platform for conducting commercial real estate online auctions and negotiated bids
  • Homesnap, an industry-leading online and mobile software platform that provides user-friendly applications to optimize residential real estate agent workflow and reinforce the agent-client relationship.

 

Mr. Florance has co-authored a number of academic articles on commercial real estate economics and received Best Manuscript Prize Awards and the Scholar Practitioner Prize from the American Real Estate Society. He is active in education having served on six school boards over 28 years. He served on the board of several public company boards and six non-profit boards. Mr. Florance is currently the Chair of the Board of the Cathedral Chapter overseeing the Washington National Cathedral and sits on the board of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, the American Real Estate Society and Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a nonprofit that develops diverse leaders. Mr. Florance is a graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in Economics and received an honorary doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019.

Tim Heyl

Tim Heyl is the founder and CEO of Homeward, a startup which lets you take your time, find your ideal home and make a competitive all-cash offer — all before you list and sell your current home. Heyl has been a real estate agent with Keller Williams for more than a decade, at an extremely high level. His team, The Heyl Group, ranked as the 25th most productive team in the Real Trends Thousand list.

Sherry Chris

Sherry Chris currently serves as president and CEO of the Realogy Expansion Brands portfolio, which include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate and ERA®, focusing her efforts on guiding the strategic growth of the brands within the division. Sherry most recently served as president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Under her leadership, the brand grew significantly across more than 40 states and 6 countries, and established a unique position as real estate’s lifestyle brand.

Well-known for building brands based on next-generation consumer insights along with her innovative marketing and sales acumen, Chris’s tech-forward mindset has been proven to usher brands to the next level in the industry which she serves. She is a strong advocate of engaging with businesses and consumers through social media channels – making her the most followed CEO of a national real estate brand on Twitter.

Chris currently serves on advisory boards for the National Association of REALTORS® Real Estate Services program, the Asian Real Estate Association of America Education Foundation, New Story Charity, a certified 501(c)(3), that builds safe homes and transforms slums into thriving communities in developing countries. In December 2018, Chris was appointed as a strategic advisor to Wine Society, a premium wine subscription company, in the development and growth of the company’s mission and business plan, in efforts to build brand awareness and move the wine industry forward in the same ways she has done for real estate.

She has been recognized seven years consecutively as one of Inman's 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. Additional accolades include the Swanepoel Power 200 list, named a Luminary in RISMedia’s Newsmakers list, an industry Gamechanger by REAL Trends, one of the Most Influential Real Estate Executives by Real Estate Executive Magazine and Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Diversity Leader and Women Worth Watching lists.

Chris is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario and earned an MBA from the Ivey School of Business.

Brad Inman

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.

Kara Cronin

Kara Cronin is a relationship builder and community expert with human connection at the core of all she does. She has always been motivated by being the glue that brings people together, and has spent her entire professional career doing exactly that.

She has traveled across the United States to speak about the power of community, the art of graceful vulnerability, and the key to building authentic, long-lasting relationships that drive real impact.

As a professional community builder, Kara has coached collegiate women to lead award-winning sorority chapters; cultivated a brand ambassador army responsible for 20% of audience growth at a media startup; led grassroots campaigns to educate, motivate and activate over 200,000 people to vote in the 2018 US midterm election; and launched an in-app mental health community for the world’s largest self-care club. Now at Facebook, Kara works closely with community leaders across the globe to support, educate and empower them to build and grow their own communities.

Kara believes that true impact happens at the intersection of mission, passion, and people. She is dedicated to helping organizations and individuals harness their power through the relationships they build and communities they create.

Ivy Zelman

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

Robert Reffkin

Robert Reffkin is an entrepreneur on a mission to help everyone find their place in the world. He was inspired to enter the world of real estate by his mother, Ruth, a longtime agent who now proudly works at Compass. After completing Columbia University in less than 3 years, Robert worked at McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, and as a Fellow in the White House before returning to Columbia for his MBA. He ran 50 marathons in 50 states to raise $1 million dollars for charities — including for New York Needs You, the non-profit he founded to serve young people living below the poverty line who are the first in their families to go to college. Robert lives in Tribeca with his wife Benis and their three children.

Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Following the loss of his mother in a racially motivated mass shooting, Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation with clients such as: Microsoft, Biogen, Houston Texans, Washington Wizards, etc. He shares with over 50 organizations and over 30,000 students annually and resides with his spouse Mariana, his son CJ and his younger brother who he cares for Caleb in Charleston, SC

M. Ryan Gorman

Ryan Gorman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906 in San Francisco. In this capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day franchise and brokerage operations supporting approximately 92,000 agents in 3,000 offices in 44 countries around the world.

He additionally serves as the president and CEO of Realogy Brokerage Group including the company-owned brokerage offices doing business as Coldwell Banker Realty. As one of the nation’s largest real estate brokerages, powered by a network of approximately 47,000 independent real estate agents operating from approximately 700 offices in more than 50 markets across the United States, Coldwell Banker Realty is the largest component of Realogy Holdings (NYSE: RLGY).

Christy Budnick

Katie Lance

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.

Ryan Serhant

Ryan Serhant, CEO, broker and founder of SERHANT., is one of the most successful and well-known real estate brokers in the world. After a decade leading the group that became New York City’s # 1-ranked residential real estate sales team, he founded SERHANT., the first multi-faceted brokerage designed for the marketplace of tomorrow. The new company leverages media, education, entertainment, tech and bold marketing to sell luxury real estate and it is the most followed real estate brand in the world.

Over the course of his career, Ryan has sold over $4 billion in real estate and is known for breaking market records. Ryan is an innovator, entrepreneur, producer, public speaker, author of two best-selling books, host of ‘Big Money Energy’ podcast (now renewed for Season 2!), the creator of the Sell it Like Serhant digital education course to teach others how to master the art of sales to succeed in any profession, and the star of multiple Bravo TV shows, including the two-time Emmy-nominated Million Dollar Listing New York. He is executive producer of the LISTED by SERHANT. YouTube network that features lifestyle passions and property listings as well as up-and-coming and diverse agents.

Ryan is on a mission to revolutionize and modernize the real estate industry and to share his formula for success to enable and motivate others.

Marki Lemons-Ryhal

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.

Chelsea Peitz

I’m an internationally recognized real estate keynote speaker whose superpower is breaking down complex concepts into actionable, easy-to-execute social media strategies.

For over 7 years, I’ve taught the real estate community how to leverage social media and technology to build a powerful personal brand and develop content that generates real leads without feeling ‘salesy.’

I became a licensed real estate agent in 2001 B.F. (Before Facebook) and did business the “old fashioned” way for over a decade. While I’m no longer an active agent, I’ve continued to work within this niche and merge old-school strategies with new-school technology to teach others how to become more human by using tech.

I’m a frequent industry conference presenter and podcast guest whose signature style is to share actionable insights and tactical how-to’s rather than high-level fluff. Offering digestible step- by-step plans that empower agents develop a powerful personal brand that attracts their ideal audience.

For over two years, I’ve been producing The Voice of Social Sales podcast and launched my first book called Talking in Pictures, one of the few books about how camera-first platforms like Snapchat changed the way we build community through screens and how we communicate out brand. My latest book What to Post: How to Create Engaging Content That Builds Your Brand & Gets Results launched in February 2020 and is a #1 best seller in 6 different categories.

My most important role is being mom to Mason, wife to husband Brian and rescue-dog-mama to as many chihuahuas as possible. My favorite thing to do is wine-tasting in Napa (or anywhere with a vineyard!)

Clelia Peters

Clelia Warburg Peters is an innovator, operator and investor working in the real estate industry. Prior to her role at Bain Capital Ventures, Clelia co-founded MetaProp, a $40 million seed stage venture fund focused exclusively on real estate technology and one of the first sector specific funds focused on PropTech. In addition to investing in real estate technology, Clelia currently serves as president of Warburg Realty, acting as key advisor to her father, CEO Frederick Warburg Peters, in managing and growing New York’s only remaining independent mid-size real estate brokerage. Clelia is editor at large for the Inman Conferences, where she acts as a primary moderator at the leading event series focused on the future of the residential real estate industry.  Clelia is the elected co-chair of the Real Estate Board of New York’s RLS Board of Directors (the New York MLS system equivalent), sits on the Board of REBNY’s Tech Committee and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Side, Inc.

Before moving into real estate, Clelia worked in partnership with noted business leader Sallie Krawcheck on an early stage technology concept focused on work opportunities for women, and spent four years as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Clelia began her career as a humanitarian relief worker with the International Rescue Committee, working across conflict affected regions including Nepal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University.

Clelia is a member of the NY Metro chapter of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), and of C200, the preeminent global organization for women business leaders. Clelia is a native New Yorker with a personal passion for supporting women and families in defining new and more inclusive paradigms for success and leadership. Her greatest passion is her own family, including her husband Hugh and two small children.

Barb Betts

Barb Betts is a successful REALTOR®, Broker and CEO, Educator, Speaker and Trainer with a passion for all things Real Estate.

She is known as an influencer in the Real Estate industry and is consistently known for impacting everyone that she speaks to.  She has a passion for her industry and is highly involved at a local, state and national level.

She brings an honest, compassionate and transparent approach. Her passion lies in sharing with others her best practices, successes (and failures) in selling real estate, running a brokerage and figuring out how to keep it all balanced.  In her spare time you can find her traveling with her husband, visiting her daughter at the University of Kentucky, or on a baseball field somewhere supporting her son in his professional baseball career.

Katie Kossev

Katie Kossev is a real estate broker, speaker, mentor, motivator and Sales Manager with over eighteen years of industry experience. A native of Northern California, she moved to Texas in 1993 where she quickly adapted to her new identity as a proud Californiatexian. Her passion lies in helping others reach their full potential as successful real estate entrepreneurs while living a balanced and purposeful life. Katie has been named a 2017 Inman Innovator of the Year, 2014-2019 member of the Houston Association of Realtors Board of Directors and HRIS, former TAR Director, graduate of the Texas Real Estate Leadership Program and previous Moderator and host for Inman Connect and Luxury Connect. Katie’s number one accomplishment is her happy family, including a Tikok obsessed teenager named Remington, awe-inspiring husband named Veso, and two human-like dogs, Cali and Napoleon.

Kendall Bonner

As the broker and owner of RE/MAX Capital Realty, Kendall strives to inspire her agents to be the best versions of themselves and through that, live more abundantly. As the Director of Vision, her goal is to assist, educate, and lead her agents towards successful resolutions in all of their real estate transactions. By delivering an exceptional customer experience to her agents, she knows that it will be transferred to the consumers, who live and work in the Tampa Bay area. Kendall has used her skills and training as a lawyer, her strategies and systems as a successful real estate agent, and her drive and leadership as a business owner to empower others to be as successful as their aspirations move them. Kendall’s strategy and infectious spirit have allowed her to attract a team of five (5) Highly Proficient Directors. This group of professionals strive to offer the “Best Service Always, in All Ways” to over 55 real estate professionals, and growing, across two locations serving Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Through Kendall’s vision, RE/MAX Capital Realty, was one of the first brokerages to invest and embrace the RE/MAX Momentum development system. Her dedication to the program has even afforded her the honor of being personally coached by David Scott, the creator. Because of her dedication to growth she has also been featured in multiple RE/MAX RU training videos, conducted trainings at RE/MAX BOC 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019, guest speaker at the 2018 & 2019 RE/MAX R4, the 2017 Fall Retreat for the Central Atlantic Region, RE/MAX LLC’s Momentum Podcast, her local board, and other real estate firms. She was also honored to speak on the main stage during the Opening General Session 2017 R4 conference. Her most recent achievements also include her team’s award for 2017 Brokerage of the Year for RE/MAX Florida Region, 2018 Manager of the Year for RE/MAX, LLC, and an invitation to Catalyst for 2018 & 2019. Kendall is also a co-owner with her husband, Bill Bonner, of Motto Mortgage Resource, the sole owner of Compass Consulting & Solutions – a coaching and training company, and also a co-Author of the book, “So…You Think You Want To Be A Real Estate Agent.” She is also the host of the Improve Your Hustle Podcast where she challenges herself and others to wake up, level up, and repeat. Last but not least, this wife and mother of 2, most enjoys reading, learning and innovating!

Sean Black

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. 

Debra Trappen

Debra Trappen is an empowerment coach, women's initiatives consultant, author, podcaster, and sought-after keynote speaker at debratrappen.com.  She is the chief strategic consultant on the C.A.R. WomanUP!® Initiative.

Her days are divinely filled with events and projects allowing her to fire up and serve growth-minded leaders – with a passion for sparking women building their slice of the kingdom from the couch, carpool, cubicle, or corner office.

Debra's heart's desire is for every person to define and design their best life and thrive living it out loud, on purpose, and on their own terms. During her 17+ years in the real estate space, she has shared her truth, wrapped in grace with hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs in 55+ cities across the globe through her keynote talks, books, courses, workshops, and #moxieaffirmations.

When she is not idea-storming her next adventure, reading-writing-recording in her Fire Up! studio, or sprinkling moxie from the stage – you will find her walking her pups, capturing and editing photos, watching Sci-Fi and 80’s flicks, or wine tasting with her husband and besties!

Are you ready to engage, elevate, and empower your best life today?

She dares you!

Sara Sutachan

Sara oversees industry and broker relations, membership development, inclusion initiatives and strategic initiatives for the California Association of REALTORS®. She is closely involved in the Association's strategic planning efforts and is a well-known speaker in California’s real estate community.

Sara is the co-creator of WomanUP!®, C.A.R.'s Women's Initiative designed to close the gender gap in the leadership of real estate firms. In her passion to affect change in this arena, Sara is dedicated to the empowerment of women through research, professional development, events, mentoring, and creating a community of advocates and support.

Sara is also responsible for identifying, building, maintaining, and reaching out to California Brokers in order to gain insights and spot emerging trends in the industry. In this role she helps the Association establish vision, identify new and emerging opportunities, maintaining key relationships, and highlighting diverse voices through diversity and inclusion initiatives and for implementing key strategic initiatives. With a background in real estate finance and consumer research, she continues to provide significant input, analysis, economic theory and interpretation to housing market trends with specific emphasis on real estate finance.

Specialties: Real Estate Analysis, Real Estate Finance Analysis, California Real Estate Brokerage, Industry Relations, Strategic Planning and Finance, Public speaking, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Kris Lindahl

Kris Lindahl has been wowing national and international audiences for years as a dynamic speaker known for injecting energy, compassion and fresh thinking into everything he touches. Whether the subject is marketing, branding, real estate, leadership or community service, Kris has done it, knows how to teach it, and inspires others to do it for themselves.

As the founder and CEO of Kris Lindahl Real Estate, Kris leads one of the America’s largest and fastest-growing team-based independent brokerages. As founder of The Marketing Team, he leads a marketing and media agency that helps businesses from any industry adopt his strategies to win in their markets. And as host of the popular Kris Lindahl Show podcast, he explores all of these topics with fascinating experts from multiple disciplines.

Finally, as the father to daughter, Victoria, Kris feels the importance of making the world a better place. And as leader of the #BeGenerous Movement, he has made it his vocation to inspire people to give their Time, Treasures and Talents to help others.

Vishal Garg

Vishal Garg is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Better, a digital-first homeownership company whose services included mortgage, real estate, title, and homeowners insurance. From its founding in 2016 through 2020, Better funded $30.9B in home loans and provided over $7B in cumulative coverage through Better Cover and Better Settlement Services, the insurance divisions of Better. Better has raised over $400M since its inception. The company was ranked #1 on LinkedIn’s Top Startups of 2020, #15 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 2020 list, and listed to Forbes FinTech 50 for 2020.

Vishal also serves as the founding partner of One Zero Capital; an investment holding company focused on creating and investing in businesses within consumer finance, technology, and digital marketing. Before working to transform the home-buying process, Vishal was co-founder and President of MyRichUncle, an originator of private student loans, which grew into the 4th largest publicly traded student loan company in the United States. Vishal attended New York University, where he received his B.S. in Finance and International Business.

Sam DeBord

Sam DeBord is CEO of Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO). He has more than two decades of experience in the real estate industry, spanning real estate brokerages, mortgage lending, and technology consulting. He has served as President’s Liaison for MLS and data management with the National Association of REALTORS® and on the board of directors for NAR, Second Century Ventures, and California Regional MLS.

Sam began his career as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a recognized real estate industry writer for publications including REALTOR® Magazine, Inman News, and the Axiom Business Books Award-Winning Swanepoel Trends Report.

Amie Quirarte

Amie is a licensed real estate agent in California and Nevada, with Tahoe Luxury Properties, an independent Lake Tahoe brokerage that offers both vacation rentals and real estate sales. In 2012, Amie transitioned from the vacation rental department to real estate sales, discovering her passion for connecting, negotiating, and helping others achieve their goals. Since 2014, Amie has sold over $120 million in residential real estate, earning her spot as an esteemed agent in the Tahoe-Truckee area. Thanks to her exceptionally loyal clientele, personal referrals and repeat business have formed Amie’s career foundation.

Born in San Francisco and raised in the nearby coastal community of Pacifica, Amie has always called California home. Growing up just a few miles from Silicon Valley, Amie has harnessed her Bay Area connections and successfully used this network to market her listings in the Tahoe-Truckee area successfully. Amie views her profession as an educational role— to ensure her clients, both buyers and sellers, understand Tahoe's unique and dynamic market before being in a position to make a decision.

Philanthropy is close to Amie’s heart. If she isn’t in the office, you can find her giving back to the community. Amie’s resume reflects her many volunteer efforts, including being an active board member for The Harold Robinson Foundation, an active board member for her local board of realtors, a contributing writer for The Moonshine Ink local publication, speaking at local events, spearheading the ADU Pathway Program, and hosting free seminars for first time local home buyers.

Amie lives in Kings Beach, on Lake Tahoe, with her partner, Steve, daughter, Olive, and their rescue dog, Mowgli. Her thirst for adventure and love of the outdoors keeps her constantly exploring, both near and far. Amie enjoys skiing, hiking, biking, camping, sailing, and traveling in her free time.

Jeff Lobb

Jeff Lobb is the Founder and CEO of SparkTank Media - A Coaching Company for the  Real Estate, Mortgage and Title Industries. His focus is always on Sales, Marketing, Technology, Social Media and systems that create more sales and productivity   He’s an International Speaker and Coach and has been in Real Estate for over 30 years. He has also spent 10 of those years in Sales Management

He has been a top producing agent, has run Real Estate brokerages, he was the VP of Technology and Marketing  for an International Franchise brand and has developed training and coaching products to serve the Real Estate industry

Jeff speaks at many Real Estate Brand conferences as well as associations, Real Estate Boards and top Real Estate events such as Inman Connect and NAR and now Agent 2021 one of Vaynermedia’s newest events  .  The Swanepoel Power 200 ranked Jeff in the TOP 20 most powerful in Social Media . Jeff has also recently been named Inmans Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for several consecutive years.

Jeff is Fluent in the three languages....English, Real Estate, & Technology.

Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures and the Moderne Passport, an early stage investment fund and industry immersion program which is focused on investing in technology companies in and around the multi-trillion dollar industries of real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services.

Constance has invested in more than 60 technology companies and helped bring them to market by partnering with over 700 executives and corporations focused on using technology and innovation to create a leading edge within their industry.  She is active on several company boards, past and present, including DocuSign [NASDAQ: DOCU], Updater [ASX:UPD], Homesnap, UrbanBound and TaskEasy and Equity Lifestyles [NYSE:ELS]. Prior to launching Moderne Ventures, Constance was the head of Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors where she launched and managed its investment arm. Constance launched the fund, Second Century Ventures (SCV) in 2008, and founded its accelerator program, REach, in 2013.

Prior to joining SCV, Constance was an investor with Cue Ball, an early and growth stage investment fund focused on the information services and consumer sectors.  Constance began her career spending 7 years on an operating capacity at technology start-ups Molecular (backed by CMGI, acquired by Isobar) and Account4.com (acquired by Lawson). Constance was a practicing real estate agent for three years prior to starting her career in technology and investing.

Vija Williams

Vija Williams is the Director of Growth and General Manager of the Ben Kinney Companies (BKCO), founded in 2004 and headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. Vija’ responsibilities include growth, leadership, retention, and profitability over all eight of the BKCO-owned Keller Williams Realty Franchises in western Washington.

Under her leadership, in less than three years, BKCO KW brokerages have experienced explosive growth, amounting to a 25% increase in agent count and 20% growth in sales volume. She led two acquisitions to bring BKCO from six franchises to now eight. BKCO has earned its place as one of the largest real estate teams in the nation, with 1,600 agents completing 10,500 units, totaling over $5.3B in sales volume.

Vija also owns and runs The Vija Group at Keller Williams Eastside. This team of residential real estate specialists focus on the move-up and luxury segments in the Seattle, Washington market. The Vija Group has been in the top 1% of Keller Williams worldwide for volume sold. Keller Williams Worldwide has over 170,000 agents.

Vija is a co-founder of “Amplify,” a national women’s group that hosts annual events and is comprised of some of the top female business leaders and influencers in the nation.

She is the co-host of the Empire Building podcast with Wendy Papasan, Sarah Reynolds and Seychelle Van Poole. This national podcast has surpassed 10,000 downloads in its first nine months.

Vija entered the residential real estate industry in 2001 after a successful career doing marketing and sales for builders and developers. She has been an award winning Realtor ever since, consistently performing in the top 1% of the nation in sales volume. In 2009-10 Vija took time off to have her third child. She researched and assessed the shifted market and re-entered the industry at a new brokerage, Keller Williams, in January 2011, intentionally targeting the upper-end real estate market. As a result of this renewed focus and energy, Vija tripled her luxury portfolio by 2013. She closed $9M in sales in 2012, and by 2016, Vija Group closed $70M in sales volume, the majority in the high-end and luxury segment. During that time she was a coach for MAPS and part of Gary Keller’s top agent group, a group of 100 of the top Keller Williams real estate agents from the company of 160,000+ agents. Vija still runs and operates her real estate team on a smaller scale.

She has appeared on stage at real estate conferences around the nation including the main stage with Gary Keller at “Keller Williams Family Reunion,” and “Mega Camp,” a keynote at the prestigious Inman Connect San Francisco, and a keynote at the Zillow Summit.  She has taught and presented numerous times, and is a multiple main stage speaker, moderator, interviewer and panelist participant at Inman Connect conferences including Inman Connect New York, Inman Connect San Francisco, and Inman Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts and webinars and panelist, moderator and featured speaker at many regional and local real estate events around the country.

She co-hosted a weekly radio show in the Seattle area called “Real Estate Radio Via Vija” which aired on KKNW 1150 AM and Blog Talk Radio. She runs a weekly real estate training webinar that has achieved over 100,000 views on Facebook and YouTube. She is in demand as a teacher and trainer for real estate companies and offices around the nation focusing on how to build and grow real estate teams; how agents can increase their price point and get into luxury; leadership; how to be awesome at failing, and many more.

A Seattle area native, Vija graduated from University Prep High School in Seattle. She received a BA in Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. She lives in Kirkland, WA where she is actively involved with her three kids aged 11, 17, and 20.

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Kymber Menkiti

Kymber Lovett-Menkiti is currently the Regional Director for the Maryland/DC Region for Keller Williams Realty International. In this role Kymber leads the growth of 19 offices with close to 5,000 real estate professionals across the region. She is one of the youngest female executives named to the role in the company’s history. 

 Prior to this, Kymber was the President of Sales for The Menkiti Group and for Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP), two companies recognized for growth, innovation, and for demonstrated success and achievement in the residential real estate industry. Kymber led strategy for the MG Residential sales team and built a local team of real estate professionals who have brokered the sale of over $1 billion in residential real estate, representing over 2,300 homes sold.

Most recently, Kymber serves as the President for DC Association of REALTORS® Kymber is also Co-Chair of the National Keller Williams Social Equity Task Force.  

Kymber resides in the District of Columbia with her husband and business partner, Bo Menkiti and their four sons.

Adena Hefets

Adena is the CEO & Cofounder, of Divvy Homes, a fractional homeownership platform with the mission of giving access to homeownership to everyone. Prior to founding Divvy Homes, Adena invested in early stage companies at DFJ, where she led their fintech investing practice.

Adena started her career as an operator, being one of the early Product Managers at Square, where she helped build and grow Square Capital, a merchant cash advance platform with over $2.5B in loans outstanding. Before becoming a Product Manager, she was part of the Strategy & Finance team at Square which focused on corporate planning.

Prior to joining Square, Adena was part of the large-cap buyout team at TPG, a private equity firm, where she helped diligence and purchase companies in the real estate sector. Adena started her career as an investment banker in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Adena holds a BS in policy analysis and management from Cornell University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Will Holmes

Will Holmes is the General Manager of Agent Growth at Opendoor, where he oversees product strategy, growth, and enablement to help agents build their brands, and grow their business using Opendoor. Prior to leading Agent Growth, Will focused on cultivating and expanding Opendoor's partnerships with homebuilders and lenders.

Renee Funk

Co-Founder & Team Leader of The Funk Collection, Orlando, Florida.  Awarded  2019 Real Trends America's Best Award, ranking among the top one percent of real estate professionals throughout the U.S. The Funk Collection's  progressive growth includes, expansion from an $8 million producing Team, to $50 million producing Team within 3 years, while recently being named Proud Partners of NBA Team, The Orlando Magic. Outside of her family, and real estate career, Renee's philanthropic passion is focused on serving the community, while supporting at-risk youth, in Orlando, Florida.

Lane Hornung

Lane Hornung is a respected technology innovator, as well as an accomplished Realtor and Broker. Recognized as one of the most admired CEOs of the Denver area, his passion for real estate propelled 8z Real Estate into a top 10 brokerage in Colorado. More recently, Lane co-founded zavvie, a brokerage-brand marketplace platform that makes the experience seamless for agents to present all selling options - Power Buyers, iBuyers, and Open Market - to their clients while remaining at the center of the transaction.

Vanessa Bergmark

Vanessa is an East Coast native, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York who has called the East Bay home for over two decades. After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a BS in Crime, Law and Justice, she headed West living first in San Francisco and Marin Counties before settling permanently in the city of Oakland.  She fell in love with real estate when she bought her first home, deciding to become an agent at a large real estate franchise and moving up to management soon after.

In 2007, when one of Red Oak’s owners called with an offer to run their intensely local company, she eagerly took the opportunity to run a personalized, independent and local brokerage, moving away from the franchise model. She took over the ownership of the business in 2010, growing Red Oak to third in market share. She leads the company today as CEO where it continues to thrive, and spends a substantial amount of time touring the nation to speak about real estate and leadership within the industry. She is passionate about raising the bar while improving the customer experience locally.

Vanessa has been a featured speaker at:

  • Inman Real Estate Connect, NY and SF, 2013 through 2018
  • Inman Luxury Connect, 2015
  • RIS Media 2018
  • California Association of Realtors Conferences, 2014-2018
  • California Association of Realtor's Woman Up 2017
  • Leverage Global Partner's Navigate National Conference 2016
  • AFIRE Conference 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • National Association of Realtor's Broker Summit 2016
  • National Association of Realtors Conference, 2013 and 2014
  • Who's Who in Luxury National Conference 2013

She is a prominent player in national real estate organizations, and received multiple recognitions:

  • One of 2014 & 2015 101 Most Influential People in Real Estate by Inman News Group.
  • One of 2016/17’s top Social Influencers on social media platorms by Swanepoel Power 200.
  • Former member of CAR's Strategic Planning Committee
  • Red Oak has been nominated at Inman Real Estate Connect 2013 as Most Innovative Brokerage, and top brokerage rebrand of 2018.
  • Red Oak has consistently ranked Top brokerage in the East Bay from Oakland Magazine 2015-2018
  • Red Oak has consistently ranked top 100 Brokerages in the SF Bay Area from 2014-2018.
  • Vanessa was ranked #27 in 2018 and #37 in 2017 in SF Business Times 100 Top Women Owned companies in the SF Bay Area.
  • Vanessa was awarded 2019 Most Noteworthy Newsmakers, RIS Media.

Connie Ly

Connie is the founder of Ascend Lead Sites an all in one digital marketing system for real estate agents.
The company's mission is to provide agents access to modern technology to increase and grow their business.
Prior to finding Ascend Lead Sites, Connie has had the heart of an technology entrepreneur since
she was 18, starting a successful online computer business in which she was awarded a scholarship to attend the
University of Washington for her entrepreneurship. Connie is currently an active real estate agent for
over 17+ years in her hometown of Seattle, WA. Connie feels that there is a system for every aspect of life (family,
work, relationships, etc...) with its core values being kindness, honesty, transparency and paying it forward.

David Doctorow

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.

Denee Evans

Denee Evans is the CEO of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS), which is an association of more than 200 leading MLSs and business partners committed to high standards of professionalism and performance. As CEO, Denee leads CMLS in its role to enhance MLSs and their ability to create confidence, connections, and community for an efficient and vibrant real estate market.

Since 2014, Denee emerged as an industry thought leader and ardent champion, moving multiple listing services forward to better serve brokers and agents by considering consumer needs. REAL Trends Game Changer, RISMedia Newsmaker: The Champions of a Better Way 2020, Swanepoel Power 200, Inman Top 101 in Real Estate have recognized her work and effort to bring amazing people together capable of modernizing the MLS to shape the market of tomorrow.

Denee currently serves on the board of Second Century Ventures, advisory board for Pearl Certification, member of the Freddie Mac Task Force for Affordable Housing, and member of the President’s Associates Council at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She frequently speaks as a subject matter expert and has been a featured speaker for Swanepoel T3 Summit, NAR AE Institute, Alliance to Save Energy ACI National Conference, and Young Nonprofit Professionals.

Aside from her work in the real estate industry, Denee is an enthusiastic youth sports parent and coach, motivating young female athletes to realize their potential by earning sports scholarships, excelling at college admissions tests, and navigating opportunities for financial aid to pay for college. She values education because her own bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas opened doors for her ascent as an executive.

Tommy Choi

Tommy Choi co-founded the Weinberg Choi Residential team in 2007 with his business partner Josh Weinberg. They celebrated the opening of their own Keller Williams brokerage in January of 2017. The Weinberg Choi Residential team has sold over 1,000 properties, and over $500 million dollars in sales volume. They are consistently ranked in the top 10 real estate teams in Chicago, which puts them in the Top 1% of Chicago Association of Realtors' top producers. Tommy also served as the 135th president of the Chicago Association of Realtors and the first Korean-American president in the association's 135 year history. He also serves as an active member of the Illinois Realtors, and was the Chair of the National Association of Realtors’ YPN Advisory Board. In 2021, he will serve as the Vice President of Association Affairs for the National Association of Realtors.

Donnell Williams

Donnell Williams is the broker of record and owner of Destiny Realty, one of the largest African American independently owned real estate brokerages in the State of New Jersey with offices in Morristown (headquarters) and Newark, New Jersey. Donnell also serves as Founder and President of House Then The Car (“HTTC”), the Black Brokers Network (BBN) and The Black Real Estate Professionals Alliance
(“BREPA”).
A long-time advocate of black home ownership, Mr. Williams has been actively involved in promoting home ownership in the African American community. Donnell believes home ownership is one way to assist the communities in developing a path toward generational wealth while simultaneously decreasing the wealth gap. His vision and leadership skills proven beneficial in his rise from Regional Vice president to President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.
Mr. Williams also founded multiple initiatives and organizations with which to partner HTTC and BREPA, namely, The Impact Campaign and The Black Brokers Network being a few of the most celebrated. He also currently serves as a Chairman of the Board of the New Jersey Association of Minority Real Estate Professionals.
Donnell is a committee associate on the Board of Adjustments in Morris Township, New Jersey and holds memberships in the North Central Jersey Association of Realtors and the New Jersey Association of Realtors. Mr. Williams has been a licensed broker in good standing since 2001.
Donnell’s community and civic involvements include active membership as Grand Master of Most Worshipful Oriental Grand Lodge, a past member of Morris County Minority Concerns Advisory Committee, and an NAACP Silver Level Lifetime member.

Susan Daimler

As President of Zillow, Susan leads the Premier Agent business and oversees the buyer and seller product teams, StreetEasy and the Corporate Relations function, which includes internal and external communications, government relations and social impact.
Susan’s previous roles at Zillow Group include Senior Vice President of Zillow Premier Agent and General Manager of StreetEasy.
Susan joined Zillow in October 2012 after the company’s acquisition of Buyfolio, a co-shopping platform for real estate agents and their homebuyers that she co-founded in 2009. Prior to Buyfolio, Susan co-founded the award-winning travel website SeatGuru, which was acquired by Expedia in 2007.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Johns Hopkins University and currently sits on its Board of Trustees. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Pubmatic, a publicly traded global digital advertising company.

Guy Gal

Guy Gal (yes, that is his real name) is a tech entrepreneur, innovator, and angel investor. Guy is the CEO and Co-Founder of Side, the only real estate brokerage that exclusively partners with top producing agents to create, grow, and power their businesses. Prior to Side, he founded three successful companies, including Kingmaker, Biz, and Kognitive. Guy is an advisor to companies like Vidyard, a YCombinator top 100 company. He also served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Matrix Partners, one of the best venture capital tech funds in the world. Today, Guy is dedicated to transforming the best real estate agents into market-leading businesses. He believes that the future of real estate is local, boutique, specialized, and agent-owned.

Kacie Ricker

Kacie Ricker serves as Senior Vice President of Realogy Product, a position she assumed in March of 2021. In this role, Ricker united the franchise product team with The Product Studio, as she is tasked with setting the strategy and direction of Realogy’s portfolio of agent, broker, and consumer products across all its brands. In doing this, Ricker ensures a greater alignment between franchise and owned-brokerage business needs, Realogy’s product offerings, while maintaining close collaboration with Realogy’s Business Technology and Engineering organization.
Prior to this position, Ricker spent more than 20 years as part of the Coldwell Banker brand, including four years previous to her new role, as National Vice President of The Product Studio, building and leading Coldwell Banker’s The Product Studio. As part of that role, Ricker was responsible for driving the alignment, development, and adoption of innovative products that have significantly contributed to Coldwell Banker’s success, all while carefully eliminating well over 135 product that did not deliver sufficiently for agents and brokers.
Ricker has more than 20 years of marketing and communications experience, joining NRT LLC (now Realogy Brokerage Group LLC) in 1999. Prior to her role with The Product Studio, she served as Regional Vice President of Marketing for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in the company’s Western Region, providing strategic direction for product marketing, creative design, advertising and field strategy.
Ricker earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from San Jose State University. She resides in Pleasanton, California, with her husband, Scott, and two daughters, Sofia and Ava.

Alvaro Erize

Alvaro Erize assumed the CEO role in January 2020 after joining CINC in January 2016 as Chief Operating Officer and most recently co-CEO until December 2019. He is responsible for sales, client services, product development, technology, and operations as well as long term growth of the company.

A serial entrepreneur, Alvaro started his first business at 17 and has more than 20 years of experience running and advising high growth companies. Prior to joining CINC, Alvaro was Vice President of Operations at Serent Capital, and before that he led strategy consulting teams for Bain and Co.

Alvaro has an Engineering degree from UCA, has completed the CFA curriculum, and holds an MBA from Stanford graduate school of business.

Andrew Chishchevoy

Andrew Chishchevoy, recently named as a T360 Power 200 Executive for 2021, is co-founder and CEO of Brokermint. He has spent 20 years in pursuit of superior technology experiences with a focus on the customer. This quest culminated in Brokermint, a modern cloud-based residential real estate back office platform founded in 2014. In 2020, Brokermint was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. He is also an avid real estate investor, with residential and commercial investments in both US and international markets. Andrew resides with his wife and two sons in Carlsbad, CA.

Dave Brune

Dave Brune is the President of the Americas of Cover Genius, the insurtech for embedded insurance that protects the global customers of the world’s largest digital companies including Booking Holdings, Intuit, eBay, and SE Asia’s largest company, Shopee.

In his role, Dave is responsible for strategic partnerships, finance and corporate development in North America, Canada and Latin America. Brune brings more than 30 years of P&C insurance experience to the role. Prior to founding and leading the North American Digital Partners subsidiary of Munich Re, Dave headed product management teams at Prudential Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Great American Insurance Company, and American Modern Insurance Group. Dave earned a BSBA in Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

David Collins

David Collins is an international businessman and his experience in the Real Estate industry is unmatched. He was a top producing agent for 3 years in Marin County, California, a luxury broker owner in Palm Beach County, FL for 3 years and has spent 25 years implementing the most successful market campaigns ever created for our industry.
David has spoken at distinguished real estate summits and conferences across the globe.  He has been commissioned by some of the largest real estate companies in the world to advise them on market share domination, recruiting, and retention. In 2015, he was invited by Tony Robbins to present at the Business Mastery Event in London.
David’s marketing advice and programs have generated billions of dollars in sales for real estate agents and brokers. His client list reads like a who’s who in Real Estate, having assisted agents in the marketing of thousands of high-end properties, for such notable homeowners as Jeff Gordon, Dan Marino, Phil Mickelson, Blink 182, Bread as well as countless resorts around the world.

Fun Facts about David:

  • He was named "State of Florida" 2003 Small Businessman of the Year.
  • David currently runs 4 companies that combined do business in 19 countries.
  • He has completed 42 marathons and 1 Ironman and won the Master’s Title at the Disney World Marathon twice in a best time of 2 hours & 39 minutes (6 minute pace for 26.2 miles) at age 41.
  • David was an Active Professional Motorcycle Racer & NHRA 2018 Division 7 Champion!

Mark Johnson

Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of JP & Associates, a rapidly growing full-service real estate brokerage. He is focused primarily on productivity and service. He has invested nearly 25 years in understanding the inner workings of high performing real estate agents, teams, managers, and leaders in major markets across the world. In prior assignments, he served as a Business Coach, in progressive leadership capacities for the 5th largest US-based real estate brokerage firm, in sales and marketing leadership capacities for a major consumer goods company, and served a stint in the US Army, Medical Service Corps. He was recalled to active duty during the desert storm.

Mark is a father of 3, lifelong learner, Spartan and adventure athlete. He earned his MBA from California State University and a Behavioral Change Certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine. Several years ago, he decided to make "One Helluva Move" and not play it safe. Since that decision, he has climbed the world's tallest free-standing mountain - Kilimanjaro; completed the Spartan trifecta, the LA Marathon, and the world-famous Iowa border to border RABGRAI ride among other crazy adventures.

Brad Greiwe

Brad Greiwe is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, where he guides the firm’s strategic vision.
Prior to starting Fifth Wall, Brad co-founded Invitation Homes (NYSE: INVH), a multi-billion dollar owner and operator of single-family rental properties originally backed by The Blackstone Group. As CTO, he positioned Invitation Homes as the dominant technology-forward brand in the single-family rental category, developing a proprietary technology stack to support the valuation, acquisition, rehabilitation, leasing, and professional management of over 80,000 homes in 17 major markets, serving 120,000 residents across the U.S.
Brad started his career in investment banking at UBS in the real estate, lodging, and leisure group, where he tallied over $33 billion of M&A advisory work and $1 billion of debt and equity financing, including the sale of Hilton Hotels to The Blackstone Group for $26 billion—the largest hotel privatization in history. He then worked in real estate private equity at Tishman Speyer and Starwood Capital, where he executed over $30 billion of acquisitions, debt financing, and development projects.
Brad is originally from Cincinnati, lives in San Francisco, and graduated from Harvard University, where he received his BA in economics.

Emily Kallhovde

With an extensive background from top Scandinavian publishers such as Egmont, Nordic Entertainment Group and global media agency GroupM, Emily is highly experienced within digital media. She has been through the digital transformation from pick-up-the-phone-manual media buying, to full-scale automation without involvement from humans.
Her role at Marketer as their VP Programmatic involves securing maximum performance for digital advertising efforts through identifying, reaching and converting leads for the clients in an ever-changing digital media landscape. All this at scale, achieved through automation.

Shawn Cunningham

Shawn's relationship with real estate started very early, entering the industry at the age of 17 as a marketing intern.  He attended Howard Brinton's Star Power Conference before even being old enough to get a license, and learned the value of sharing and the limitless success available in real estate.  Licensed at 19, and real estate team owner at 22, Shawn and his brother Kyle founded Cunningham Group in 2008 at age 25.

Cunningham Real Estate Group is now a sales and property management operation that consistently ranks among the highest grossing in the state for RE/MAX.  In addition to managing nearly hundreds of properties, Cunningham Group works to grow a business that has core values of family, community service and integrity.

Shawn is the past president for  Nevada CRS (now RRC), has served on Forms, YPN and Community Outreach committees and currently serves on the board of directors for Greater Las Vegas Association of REALTORS, board of directors for Nevada Association of REALTORS,  and the board of directors for Resident Real Estate Council (formerly Council of Residential Specialists).  Shawn loves food, traveling the world and all things UNLV Rebels.

Michael Glazer

Michael is the CEO and Co-Founder of Back At You. Prior to this, Michael Co-Founded SodaHead.com and helped grow it to one of the top Q&A and polling sites on the Internet. At SodaHead, he raised $12.7 million from Mohr Davidow Ventures, Mission Ventures and Ron Conway. Before these ventures, Michael was an Investment Banker at Jefferies & Company for 10 years. As an Investment Banker, he specialized in technology and biotechnology mergers and acquisitions, LBOs and equity offerings.

Jay O'Brien

Jay O’Brien is helping business owners and consumers alike re-think the definition of client experience. With unprecedented candor, Jay challenges individuals from all generations to take a fresh look at industry norms that may be holding them back and under-serving their clients. As a modern thought-leader, Jay focuses on developing ways to offer thoughtful, helpful, and remarkable experiences from start to finish. Consistently having sold more homes than 99% of agents in California through referrals alone, Jay preaches on “doubling down” on a specific approach to retain clients and maximize the strength of existing relationships. Jay has been awarded the “30 Under 30" recognition by the National Association of REALTORS® and has written as a contributor for Inman News, REALTOR® Magazine, and numerous other publications. In 2018, Jay co founded a white-labeled concierge solution called Client Giant, branded as the World’s First Client Experience Agency. Subsequently, Jay was named Inman’s Most Innovative Real Estate Agent across the U.S. and Canada in July 2018. As Client Giant’s Chief Day Maker, Jay is dedicated to delivering unparalleled client experiences on behalf of business owners across a wide spectrum of industries. Jay regularly shares his philosophy through speaking engagements around the world, giving talks in countries around the world on business development, client retention, and life.

Jim Dalrymple II

Jim Dalrymple covers technology, finance and other topics for Inman — which he joined after spending years as a real estate junkie. Prior to writing about housing, he covered climate change, social unrest, natural disasters and general chaos for publications including BuzzFeed News and the Salt Lake Tribune.

Doug Brien

Doug Brien is the CEO and co-founder of Mynd, a company who is democratizing access to real estate investing by combining deep technology and industry expertise to provide a revolutionary, institutional-grade platform that enables anyone to buy, manage or sell Single Family Rental (SFR) properties across the United States. A former Super Bowl-winning NFL placekicker, Brien co-founded Mynd in 2016 with Colin Wiel. He began investing in real estate when playing professional football and has always believed that real estate is the greatest wealth creation vehicle in U.S. history. Brien received a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and went on to earn an MBA from Tulane University. Today, Mynd manages over 7,000 units in 25 markets, serving the $3.4-trillion-dollar SFR and Built-for-Rent sectors. Mynd is rallying the next generation of investors, unlocking the ability to participate in the real estate economy in new ways, scaling ownership and building generational wealth.

Mark Hanf

Mark Hanf has spent almost four decades in the real estate business, spending 25 years in commercial development and property management and 13 years in private lending. He’s an expert in knowing how to attract private money—both debt and equity—as well as in real estate investing and hard-to-place loans.

Through the years, Mark saw the need for alternative funding for real estate transactions, for both residential and commercial. As a result, he founded Pacific Private Money Inc. in 2008. He wanted to make it easier for people to get loans by bypassing lending institutions like banks, credit unions and other traditional forms of financing. Pacific Private Money is an innovative funding solution, providing loans for both residential and commercial borrowers. Mark has grown the company to over $200 million in annual volume, $250 million of assets under management, and over $1B deployed since 2008.

Mark is considered an innovator and recognized authority in the private lending space and is also a published author, radio personality and sought-after speaker at industry conferences and events.

Dean Cottrill

Dean leads T3 Sixty’s brokerage consulting division, with emphasis on helping brokers and their companies reach higher levels of success and profitability. He is also the director for T3 Fellows, the company’s MBA-style real estate leadership program. Dean has over two decades of hands-on leadership experience and has held senior-level management positions with Long & Foster, Weichert Realtors and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (NRT). As Group President at Coldwell Banker, he oversaw 66 sales offices on the east coast from Georgia to Delaware which had over 4,000 agents and did more than $10 billion in annual sales volume. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Jack Miller

Jack is responsible for the overall management and financial health of T3 Sixty. He previously served as T3 Sixty’s chief technology officer and lead of T3 Fellows, a division of T3 Sixty. He has two decades of real estate industry experience with management roles in franchising, franchise ownership and brokerage. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Jack worked in multiple technology startup companies including as a partner and investor. He is a consistent contributor to the Swanepoel Trends Report, as well as various white papers and abstracts on technology. Jack has a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas.

Shannon Milligan

Shannon Milligan is an Associate Broker and owner of RVA Home Team brokered by eXp Realty. As a 40-something, social media loving Richmond Realtor, Shannon has a passion for marketing and relationship building, utilizing video to create stories that resonates with potential clients and her sphere.

When Shannon isn't selling real estate you will find her building connections with fellow agents across the country on social platforms and IRL, or you will spy her somewhere on a beach with a fruity cocktail and some so-bad-it-is-awesome ‘80’s music playing in the background.

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Anthony Lamacchia

Anthony Lamacchia is the Broker/Owner and CEO of the Lamacchia Companies: Lamacchia Realty, Lamacchia Property Management, Lamacchia Development, and REAL Training and Systems Inc. Currently, Anthony spends his time managing the companies, training agents and strategically planning for the future. Given the size of the Company and its rapid growth, he spends most of his time working with Lamacchia Realty and with his Leadership Team, as their work feeds into all other Lamacchia brands. Anthony is considered an industry expert, having done hundreds of television appearances on the local news and many speaking engagements at national industry conferences, including the National Association of Realtors Annual Conference, Zillow Conferences, Inman News Summits, RIS Media and more. He is completely obsessed and passionate about providing all agents and employees in the Company with top-notch technology, tools, systems and training to excel in their careers and grow their businesses.

Lamacchia Realty launched REAL Training in 2012, a program for agents that provides ground-level training conducted by Anthony and other trainers in the company. REAL Trainings are constantly updated with tactics and strategies that are applicable to the current market trends with the ever-evolving Real Estate industry at hand. This program is highly recognized on a national level and has increased business of company agents at an exponential rate. Lamacchia started REAL Training and Systems Inc. in 2015 which provides training to both Lamacchia Realty agents and agents across North America. Hundreds of companies have purchased training, providing their agents with the training and tools to grow their businesses as well.

Along with REAL Training, the company continues to heavily invest in their own CRM that they call Lamacchia Hub which was built on the Salesforce CRM platform. Anthony’s vision was to build a customized system with cutting-edge mobile capabilities, providing agents with the opportunity to manage their work in a very systematic fashion, and in turn allowing them more time to focus on their clients and on building their businesses. He also wanted to ensure that management had access to all of the KPI’s they could need to run the company correctly. That goal has been achieved as the Company runs on it and agents use it every day to Get More Organized.

Anthony is very involved and passionate about advocating for homeownership, real estate development, tax policies related to real estate and fellow REALTORS®. He has traveled to Washington, D.C. multiple times to meet with both members of Congress, members of the Senate, and various regulatory agencies to defend homeownership, distressed homeowners, and mortgage lending.

Anthony serves on many committees and groups within the REALTORS® organization on local, state and national levels. He has been a member of the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors since 2013, served on the Government Affairs Committee since 2012, and served as Chair of the Committee in 2018. Anthony is currently Vice Chairman of the Conventional Lending and Finance Committee for the National Association of Realtors. In addition, Anthony is a President’s Circle member of the REALTORS® Political Action Committee, which gives financial support to members of Congress who support real estate causes.

In 2018, Anthony was nominated for Inman’s Most Innovative Broker-Owner due to the REAL Training Program and the growing online platform of how-to videos for real estate agents. 2020 was a big year for Anthony. He was named a Futurist Forward Thinker by RISMedia. MAR awarded him a Private Property Rights Award. He was named the Vice-Chair of the NAR Conventional Financing Committee. Real Trends ranked Anthony among their Game Changers list. He was named a RISMedia News Maker. On top of all that, Anthony lead his brokerage to surpass 400 agents and selling $1 Billion in 2020! Anthony was appointed as the Chair of 2022 Conventional Financing and Policy Committee, Member of 2022 Public Policy Coordinating Committee, and as a Member of 2022 Sustainability Advisory Group by NAR.

Anthony was also named the 2021 Boston Agent Magazine Industry MVP for his honesty, genuine nature, and unmatched support for everyone around him along with his insights and transparency of the industry throughout his entire career.

Anthony is often featured on various Boston TV News stations, and in newspapers like the Boston Globe as a Real Estate expert. He is also regularly interviewed and included in other national media outlets including the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

Creig Northrop

With over 30 years of industry experience, Creig Northrop is one of the nation's most successful residential real estate brokers. Leading The Creig Northrop Team with his wife Carla Northrop for 18 years, they were named the number 1 team in the nation for an unprecedented three times ranked by Real Trends and the Wall Street Journal*. In addition, they expanded the team to 100 experienced agents, five regional offices, and marketing support staff.
In February 2018, seeking a new level of success and growth, Creig and Carla founded Northrop Realty, a new brokerage focusing on education, sales strategies, and techniques, partnering with Long & Foster Company and Christie's International. They have swiftly expanded to 14 regional offices, including three new offices in Delaware and 300 real estate agents. Their goal is to give agents the roadmap for success Creig used to ensure extraordinary service to their clients, a passion for their career, and a catalyst for sustained growth and success. In addition, they created NorthropU, an internal continuing education program that teaches the Northrop Way. As a result, Northrop Realty has done over $3 billion in sales throughout DELMARVA, cultivated 32 new teams, and developed innovative marketing methods connecting buyers and sellers to the marketplace of tomorrow, revolutionizing the traditional brokerage model.
As Founder and CEO of Northrop Realty, Creig has been honored with many distinguished awards, including but not limited to:
• #1 Real Estate Team in all of Long & Foster Company for 10+ Consecutive Years
• # 1 Overall Top Producer for Long & Foster
• Youngest agent to receive the Billionaires Club Award, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate in 2014
• Exclusive representative for Board of Regents, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Prince George's County in the State of Maryland
• 2018 Inman Innovator Award Finalist
• Influential Marylander by The Daily Record in 2007, 2015 and Circle of Influence Inductee 2019
• Luxury Portfolio International® Award Winner of Most New Listings
• 2021 Corporate Vision Future of Better Business Corporate Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Leader in Real Estate
Creig was born in Howard County, Maryland, and graduated from the University of Maryland in 1989 with a dual major in Psychology and Business. He is a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, community leader, and Terps fan.

Joshua LaVardera

Joshua is an alumni of Quinnipiac University with a degree in accounting, bringing over 8 years of experience in Real Estate Accounting splitting his career between commercial property manager Macerich, and developing giant Related Companies where he was an integral accountant on the storied Hudson Yards project. Realizing there was a hole in the real estate market, Josh co-founded Domotics, where he intends to use award winning technology to create a listing platform designed to bring real estate into the future.

Joshua is an alumni of Quinnipiac University with a degree in accounting, bringing over 8 years of experience in Real Estate Accounting splitting his career between commercial property manager Macerich, and developing giant Related Companies where he was an integral accountant on the storied Hudson Yards project. Realizing there was a hole in the real estate market, Josh co-founded Domotics, where he intends to use award winning technology to create a listing platform designed to bring real estate into the future.

Leisel L. Taylor

Leisel L. Taylor was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated from the prestigious Holy Name Convent High School. She then went on to Howard University, Washington, D.C., obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1991. She was recruited by KPMG, before moving on to Price Waterhouse Coopers, and then to AARP, as a Senior Accountant. She transitioned into real estate, with Keller Williams Preferred Properties in 2012 and decided to pursue it as a full time career in 2015.

Leisel is the Team Leader and CEO of the Multi-Award Winning Real Estate Team, “Taylor Made”, which she started, with her husband, Donnell Taylor, in 2018. The team has grown, and includes a Transaction Coordinator, Marketing Specialist, Runner and Team Member Agents. In the midst of the pandemic in 2020, Leisel successfully led her team to sell over $30 million worth of real estate. The Team is currently on track to have a 20% increase in sales production for 2021. The Taylor Made Team is currently the #1 Team at Keller Williams Preferred Properties and recognized as #4 with the Prince George’s County Association of Realtors.

Leisel is committed to being a true resource for information in the real estate industry and to provide the best service to her clients and community. She has made several featured guest appearances on radio and television on HGTV’s House Hunters, Fox 5DC, DIY Network and WBB Talk.

Charles Myslinsky

Charles is the Chief Product Officer at OJO Labs, where he leads a team building the first end-to-end guided marketplace for real estate. His team is responsible for the products that drive and enable the company’s purpose of leveling the playing field for all consumers, no matter where they are in their real estate journey.

Charles believes that the real estate industry is at a vital inflection point where technology can bring transparency, remove barriers, and empower consumers and service providers with the knowledge to be more successful. He brings over 15 years of experience scaling product and operations teams in traditional people-first industries, including retail and media. Throughout his career he has successfully innovated to bring together a balance of human talent, amplified by the power of technology.

Charles joined OJO in November of 2019. Previously, he was VP Officer at Walmart, where his teams were accountable for developing foundational omnichannel technology to bridge experiences between in-store and online shopping. Charles joined Walmart by way of Jet.com where he was VP of Product and was a key leader in revolutionizing the way consumers shop online. Under his leadership, Jet scaled to thousands of sellers and tens of millions of products available for sale to consumers, ahead of its $3.3 billion acquisition by Walmart. Charles started on his path as an entrepreneur early in his career, holding roles at prominent venture-backed startups and public companies, including Move Networks (acquired by Echostar), BitGravity (acquired by Tata Communications), Keep.com, and NBC Universal. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Along with his extensive experience, Charles brings a passionate drive to lead a transformation in the real estate industry, which supports people in making one of life’s biggest decisions.

Amy Somerville

Amy Somerville is the owner and founder of Moment of Clarity, LLC, a real estate leadership and professional development consulting company dedicated to inspiring positive action for success. Amy is a visionary leader with demonstrated success in developing synergistic and highly effective teams as well as creating and delivering dynamic learning strategies that promote high engagement, growth and retention rates. In her previous role as an executive with RE/MAX, LLC, Amy lead Professional Development, Technology Engagement, Multi- Media Production, and Education. While at RE/MAX, she was the driving force behind several major initiatives including: <ul> <li>The creation of a Professional Development Department that provided consulting, training and accountability to brokers and agents around the US resulting in an increase in agent count of 7% in 1 year.</li> <li>The launch of a new Global RE/MAX University (LMS) which solidified the claim that “RE/MAX brokers and agents hold more professional designations and certification than any other real estate brand”; and</li> <li>The discovery and implementation of Momentum Brokerage Development Program which has been adopted and embraced in more than 80 countries and territories world-wide.</li> </ul> She is recognized as a go-to, high energy speaker, panelist and facilitator having shared the stage with people like Jay Leno, Wayne Brady, Brian Buffini, and many industry leaders while delivering value to audiences exceeding 7,000. She is a master of client engagement who responds to challenges with confidence, determination, and focus. A passionate community-builder gathering like-minded, successful entrepreneurs and businesspeople to share best practices for success. Amy earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Technical Communications at Colorado State University, did MBA coursework at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Business and completed an Executive Development Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has served on several curriculum and education advisory boards and is a passionate contributor to The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Amy and her college sweetheart, Lance, are proud parents of two young daughters and regularly celebrate their “executive management leadership skills.” Amy loves spending time with family and friends and finds pure joy in cooking, baking and playing outside. Amy lives her life intentionally and is driven daily by the acronym L.I.V.E. LEAD, INSPIRE provide VALUE, EMPATHIZE

Jeff Sibbach

In 2018 Jeff was ranked the #1 Agent in Phoenix-Metro by the Phoenix Business Journal. Jeff Sibbach was ranked in the Top 1/10 of 1% in Maricopa County for sales volume in 2018 and in the Top 1% 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2014, 2015, and 2016, 2017 the Sibbach Team was voted #1 Real Estate Team in Arizona by consumers via Ranking Arizona.

Jeff lives, breathes, and eats real estate. The Sibbach Team is a market leader. We are real estate market experts that focus on delivering the best service in the industry to buyers and sellers. Jeff wants to earn your business today and forever so you will be treated like it. He built a team that understands technology and how to use it to sell houses faster and for 5.3% more, and deliver great service doing so. Jeff was also the only Arizona realtor to be named a finalist as the “Most Innovative Real Estate Sales Person of 2016” by Inman, and was named a finalist as the “Most Innovative Real Estate Team of 2017 and 2018”

Phil Sexton

<span data-sheets-value="{&quot;1&quot;:2,&quot;2&quot;:&quot;Co-Owner of the Sibbach Team at eXp Realty. Phil Sexton has held his Arizona real estate license since 2006. After leaving a corporate Director of Marketing position, he joined forces with Jeff Sibbach in 2012. Since then, they have grown the Sibbach Team’s yearly sales volume by 1,700% to over $276 million in 2020.\n\nHe’s a Lumberjack! Graduated from the Northern Arizona University where he studied marketing and customer service. Now he lives in North Scottsdale with his smokin’ hot wife and three kids.\n\nHe gets a kick out of public speaking and has been a featured speaker at Inman Conferences, National Association of REALTORS® Conferences, and Arizona REALTORS® Conferences.&quot;}" data-sheets-userformat="{&quot;2&quot;:897,&quot;3&quot;:{&quot;1&quot;:0},&quot;10&quot;:1,&quot;11&quot;:3,&quot;12&quot;:0}">Co-Owner of the Sibbach Team at eXp Realty. Phil Sexton has held his Arizona real estate license since 2006. After leaving a corporate Director of Marketing position, he joined forces with Jeff Sibbach in 2012. Since then, they have grown the Sibbach Team’s yearly sales volume by 1,700% to over $276 million in 2020. He’s a Lumberjack! Graduated from the Northern Arizona University where he studied marketing and customer service. Now he lives in North Scottsdale with his smokin’ hot wife and three kids. He gets a kick out of public speaking and has been a featured speaker at Inman Conferences, National Association of REALTORS® Conferences, and Arizona REALTORS® Conferences.</span>

Greg Schwartz

As the CEO and co-founder of Tomo, Greg Schwartz leads the company in its mission to make buying a home as enjoyable as living in one, by providing an intuitive platform with empathic experts. Tomo was founded in the fall of 2020, with an exceptional leadership team, raising an initial seed round of $40 million led by Ribbit Capital, NFX and Zigg Capital.

Previously Greg was part of the executive leadership team at Zillow Group. As president, media and marketplace, he led sales, business strategy, product development and customer service across the company’s Premier Agent, real estate, rental, mortgage and new construction marketplaces. Greg joined Zillow in 2007 where he built the sales and revenue operations from the ground up.

Before joining Zillow, Greg was vice president of advertising sales at CNNMoney, where he launched the advertising sales team and platform. He also served as national accounts director for Yahoo's automotive and finance properties and held multiple positions at DoubleClick, including director of business development.

Greg has been named by Inman News as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders. In addition, he was named to the Swanepoel Power 200, a list of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate.

Greg is on the board of directors for Car Gurus and is on the board of trustees for Hamilton College.

Gary Beasley

Gary is co-founder and CEO of Roofstock, an award-winning technology-enabled marketplace for the $4 trillion Single-Family Rental (SFR) sector. Previously he was co-CEO of publicly-traded Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (now part of Invitation Homes), and is known as a pioneer in the development of the SFR sector as an institutional asset class. Gary also served as CEO of boutique hotel company Joie de Vivre Hospitality and award-winning solar technology start-up Greenvolts. Between 2001 and 2007 Gary was CFO of ZipRealty, where he led the innovative Internet-based residential brokerage through its IPO before eventually being named its President. Gary also spent six years with KKR-backed KSL Resorts where he was instrumental in acquiring and integrating over $800 MM of resort properties. Earlier in his career, Gary worked for leading real estate industry firms LaSalle Partners (now part of Jones Lang LaSalle) and Security Capital Group.
Gary earned a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he serves as a regular guest lecturer.

Tim Dain

Tim is the GM & VP of MLS for Remine. Previously Tim served as the CEO for MARIS MLS and Director of MLS for the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR). In addition, he’s served on the Council of MLS’s (CMLS), Broker Public Portal, and Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) Boards. In the past Tim has served on the CMLS Information Technology Section Council, the Broker Public Portal Technology Committee, and was responsible for a project that became instrumental in the creation of RPR’s Advanced Multiple-Listing Platform (AMP). In addition Tim has served as the Chairperson for the Corelogic Innovia Advisory Board, participated in the CMLS SourceMLS Work Group, participated on the NAR AEC Cooperative Structures Workgroup and dotloop Executive Advisory Group. Tim entered Organized Real Estate as a REALTOR® and operated a boutique brokerage for 3 years. Tim is a member of the CMLX3 inaugural certification class. Tim’s also pioneered the industry’s first RESO certified reference server while at ABoR. He is continually sought after to serve in an advisory role for some of the largest industry projects and multiple real estate startups.

Chris Cox

As chief technology and digital officer of kwx, the holding company of Keller Williams (KW), Cox and his team of engineers, digital product leaders, designers and data scientists craft and deliver exceptional experiences in partnership with KW agents across the kwx ecosystem.

Prior to joining kwx, Cox served at Bain & Company as a senior partner within the financial services, digital, technology, and advanced analytics practice.

Cox previously served as the chief digital officer at USAA and Regions Bank and as the head of digital strategy at Wells Fargo.

Rich Gaasenbeek

Rich Gaasenbeek is a Co-Founder of IXACT Contact Solutions Inc., a leading real estate CRM and marketing automation solution. Rich heads up sales and marketing, and is responsible for all aspects of customer acquisition, retention, and support. Rich is passionate about helping REALTORS® and Brokers achieve their business goals through effective contact management and marketing.

Kala Laos

Kala Laos has been a business architect for almost 2 decades; with deep experience and insight into the residential real estate industry. She has a passion for empowering real estate agents to stay relevant in the changing real estate landscape and is obsessed about the digitization of the real estate transaction. Kala's also a wife, mother, real estate broker, hiking enthusiast, Yorkie lover, and let's not forget software entrepreneur.

Michael Lucarelli

Michael Lucarelli is the co-founder and CEO of RentSpree, an award-winning rental software that powers rental transactions for over 175 MLSs, brokerages, associations, and real estate platforms. He was recently honored in the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 and has trained thousands of agents & brokers across the nation on best practices while working with rentals.

Bill Risser

Bill Risser is the Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, USA for RateMyAgent. He joined the Australia based company in September 2020. RateMyAgent is a digital marketing platform designed to help great agents harness the power of verified reviews tied directly to the home buying/selling transaction.

Previously, Bill spent 20 years with Fidelity National Financial. After ten years as a Branch Manager in the Phoenix area, Bill created the V.P. Digital Strategy role, helping real estate agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals navigate the ever-changing world of digital engagement/technology.

Bill also produces and hosts The Real Estate Sessions podcast. The show is in year seven with over 290 interviews, featuring local and national industry leaders. The podcast was awarded the 2019 Inman Innovator Award for podcasting.

Bill has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 34 years. Their son, Kevin, graduated from

The Maxwell School at Syracuse University with a Masters in Public Administration and now works for a not-for-profit in Washington D.C. Bill is passionate about golf, fantasy sports, and all things Barbra Streisand. Really.

Greg Burns

Greg Burns is the co-founder, President, and CEO of Drop Offer, Inc. A real estate app that turns the Off-Market, ON. Greg is a nose down “get it done” entrepreneur who is determined to solve problems to make markets more efficient and better for the people in them. Prior to co-founding Drop Offer, Greg was Partner of the top brokerage in Hawaii, leading growth to all time highs & gaining the status as one of the region’s fastest-growing companies. Greg is a founding member of Compass Hawaii and was instrumental in their expansion into the island chain. Greg’s 15+ years experience in luxury real estate, overseeing multi-million dollar transactions brings with it a wealth of knowledge of the pains and needs of agents across the nation. As a leader in the real estate world, Greg is always looking for ways to provide service unparalleled by others and has brought this discipline into Drop Offer, Inc. https://dropoffer.com/

Branick Weix

Branick Weix is the co-founder and CEO of Aryeo, a leading Boston-based content management platform for the real estate industry. After years spent learning the ins and outs of real estate photography, Branick co-founded Aryeo in 2019 with former real estate photographers Matt Michalski and Brendan Quinlan. Aryeo hosts the content for hundreds of thousands of properties in the US and has raised over $3.6m in seed fundraising to help streamline real estate content for photographers, agents, and brokers.

Victor Lund

Victor Lund is the Co-Founder of WAV Group, a consulting firm started over 20 years ago to provide services for brokers, franchises, MLS, Associations of REALTORS, capital markets, and the technology firms that serve them. He is also the CEO of RE Technology, the nation’s leading publisher of real estate technology information.

Lund focuses his career on innovation strategy, authoring change management, and venture capital. He is best known for supporting companies who aspire to lead their industry segment at enterprise scale.

Given the breadth and depth of WAV Group services in research, planning, recruiting, public relations, M&A, vendor selection, compliance, etc. – the firm is not only keenly aware of industry trends, but is able to assist in supporting industry-wide change.

In addition to supporting the firm’s private clients, WAV Group has years of participation in the Council of MLS, The Realty Alliance, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Upstream, Broker Public Portal, NAR REACH, and the Real Estate Standards Organization.

Brad Bjelke

Brad Bjelke is the CEO of UtahRealEstate.com, the largest multiple listing service in Utah, serving approximately 17,000 subscribers and approximately 94% of the state’s real estate licensees. He is well known nationally for championing the relationship between the MLS and brokerage community, and he is passionate about fostering close relationships with his brokers to meet the challenges of the ever-evolving real estate industry.

Brad serves as the 2020 Chair of the Board for the Council of Multiple Listing Services, and he serves on NAR’s MLS Technology & Emerging Issues Advisory Board, Multiple Listing Issues & Policies Committee, and the MLS Executive Advisory Board.

Brad is a graduate of Boston College Law School and California Lutheran University.

Cara Ameer

Cara Ameer brings a unique perspective to real estate as a bi-coastal agent and is licensed to practice in California and Florida with Coldwell Banker.  After building a highly successful real estate career in Northeast Florida, Cara has expanded her business to Southern California and is based in coastal Orange County. She is an award-winning REALTOR, real estate media commentator, author, columnist, industry thought leader and speaker.

She is an award-winning REALTOR, real estate media commentator, author, columnist, industry thought leader and speaker.  Cara is a designated representative of the SportsStar Relocation Network, an exclusive group of real estate professionals dedicated to assisting professional athletes, sports executives, coaches and staff with their relocation and housing needs. Cara is a pioneer with the use of video to tell a property's story. Her channel on YouTube-Real Estate TV is dedicated to real estate content on a variety of topics and property films.

Cara is a real estate commentator for a variety of local and national news outlets in print and on camera and is always at the ready to share her insight on a wide range of topics from insider advice, how to get the best deal when buying and selling as well as the latest trends in residential real estate. As a result of Cara's thought leadership and fresh perspective, she is a recurring columnist for Inman News and has been a guest contributor for Coldwell Banker's national blog-Blue Matter. Cara also provides commentary and perspective for Realtor.com on celebrity real estate, buying and selling trends and general advice. You can also find her sharing her insights on Realtor.com's video series, House Rules.

She has authored her first book, Real Estate Confidential and also speaks on topics for the Residential Council of Real Estate Specialists.

Chris Haran

As Chief Technology Officer for MRED, Chris Haran is responsible for driving the strategic vision of a leading MLS organization through technology, and bringing together people, ideas, and resources to be innovators.

Prior to taking on the CTO role, Haran worked his way up through various levels of the marketing and operations departments on the real estate brokerage side of the industry.  In supporting agents in their quest to adopt new technologies, Haran learned how to break down disruptive concepts into why they mattered to future business and helped to overcome the fear of the new.

Haran earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2005. His most watched shows include random videos of other families, Nerf wars, and toy unboxings on YouTube. Yes, he and his wife have a toddler.

Tyler Whitman

Tyler is a seasoned real estate professional with over a decade of experience helping people find homes in NYC. Originally from the south, Tyler moved here with big dreams of living an entrepreneurial life. After a disappointing experience working with a broker to find his first Manhattan home, he knew that this was the area where he could make a positive impact on a large scale. Tyler believes that buying, selling, or renting a home should be one of life’s best experiences.

In his real estate career thus far, Tyler has not only worked as an agent; he was Triplemint's original Head of Sales. He joined Triplemint because he holds the same mission, that of greatly improving the real estate experience. After several years on the company's leadership team where he trained and coached agents through thousands of rentals and sales, Tyler now leads the top producing sales team at Triplemint. The Whitman Team is one of the most talented and dynamic real estate teams in all of NYC, known for their analytical skills, generosity, and ability to make real estate a fun experience.

Natalia Karayaneva

Natalia Karayaneva is the CEO of Propy, a Silicon Valley proptech company revolutionizing home purchasing via blockchain. She is an award-winning real estate developer, software engineer, and a serial entrepreneur with extensive knowledge in international real estate and crypto-economics. Natalia is a frequent panelist and speaker at blockchain and proptech events globally. She is an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital and a contributor to Forbes. Natalia has a degree in Computer Engineering from Russia and a degree in Sustainable Urban Development from the University of Oxford.

Jemila Winsey

Jemila Winsey is Co-Owner and CEO of RE/MAX Legacy Living, RE/MAX 1st Class, and TWG Commercial Partners with her husband, Patrick. In just three years of launching her brokerage, she has propelled her two-office Houston brokerage into the REAL Trends 500, Top 1.5% Brokerages in the U.S. To- Date; her company accounts for over $470M in sales and 70+ plus agents. Her track record of success also includes a corporate career as an Executive, where she enjoyed roles in implementing several Technology Initiatives at some of the largest companies in the world. She holds leadership positions in the real estate industry at the Local, State, and National Levels, including the Texas Realtors Board of Directors. She recently was elected to the 43,000 Member Mega MLS Board, The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) Board of Directors as the only woman to serve in the Commercial Member Category. Jemila is a top producing team leader and a national real estate coach. Her team made the Houston Business Journal, Top 25 Realtors in Houston for 2021 and recently, Jemila was named by the Houston Business Journal as one of the Top 40 Women Who Mean Business, an honor reserved for the Top Female Leaders of Industries in Houston. She is a published author of the ABCs of BPOs, thought leader, and industry influencer. She and Patrick enjoy spending time cooking together and hanging with their two sons away from real estate.

Paraag Sarava

Paraag Sarva is the CEO/Co-founder of Rhino and a builder of products and services that give renters a more affordable way to live in the homes they want. Since its founding in 2017, Rhino has made it a mission to replace cash security deposits with low-cost, affordable insurance. The product is now offered in over 1 million homes across the United States.
Previously, Paraag led a property management and development company with over $100 million in assets and learning firsthand the pain points he’d go on to address with the creation of Rhino. He also served as City Hall Policy Advisor and aide in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and spent time in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. He graduated from New York University with Bachelors and Masters Degrees in economics.

Rob Kim

Rob Kim brings more than 15 years of lending and real estate experience to his role as Manager, Strategic Partnerships with Knock. In this role, Rob builds on his experience as a licensed real estate agent to cultivate relationships with brokerages and industry leaders in markets across the US. Previously, Rob served as a Local Licensed Expert at Knock in which he closed more than 100 transactions in the Atlanta market using Knock’s flagship product, the Knock Home Swap™.

Prior to Knock, Rob was an active real estate agent in Georgia and a residential real estate investor. Rob spent his early career as a loan officer before eventually wholesaling mortgages.

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Katie Lappe

Kathleen Lappe, “Katie”, entered the real estate industry as an entrepreneur eager to solve a problem. She quickly identified an opening in the publishing industry, Katie created and founded a magazine dedicated to real estate. Her idea bloomed into the largest publishing house for Kentucky and Northern Tennessee real estate and auctions. Home Market Magazine was successfully acquired in 2018.

As digital search revolutionized the housing industry Katie realized the same could be done in the auction arena, and AuctionLook took form. AuctionLook is a nationwide auction aggregator and data portal for auctioneers, many of whom are REALTORSⓇ. More than half of AuctionLook’s inventory are real estate opportunities. AuctionLook has over 4B dollars in real estate published and more than 6,000 REALTORSⓇ/Auctioneers have engaged on the platform. AuctionLook manages 29 state auction associations, with more slated for 2021 launch. As her knowledge and strategic real estate insight grew she founded Apro.bid, a personal property and real estate bidding platform. Apro.bid has exceeded revenue projections 100x within the first year.

As Katie’s entrepreneurial accomplishments thrived, her game changing moment took place in 2019 with the founding of DirectOffer, Inc. Katie recognized that consumer home shopping behavior has changed! Home search demands a transparent and immersive experience with as much, or as little, in-person interaction as desired. With DirectOffer’s progressive search features, patent pending communication tools, nimble infrastructure and AI enhancements Katie’s latest real estate venture is meeting the moment.
Experience DirectOffer in the third quarter of 2021.

Katie is a Silicon Valley native, loving mother of three and dedicated advocate for autistic awareness and education. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and a two-year paralegal certification through the Tennessee State Bar degree from University of Memphis. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Mike Miedler

Mike believes the emotional connection a buyer has with their home and the memories they make while living there is what makes homeownership so special. appointed president and chief executive officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) in January 2019, Miedler leads the iconic C21® brand and the organization’s approximately 13,000 independently owned and operated offices and more than 145,000 affiliated agents in 86 countries and territories worldwide.

“Delivering an extraordinary experience is all about trying to set a positive tone and projecting the passion you have for the customer’s ultimate success early in the relationship. Success in real estate comes down to two factors: taking care of and valuing the customer.”

A 20-year plus veteran with the CENTURY 21 brand, Miedler is a leader in residential and commercial real estate franchising, brokerage, and management, and understands the important role the international markets play in expanding the brand and the System’s growth opportunities. Mike recognizes that buying and selling a house can be the most complex transaction a person ever makes, which is why he is so passionate about helping Century 21’s more than 129,000 independent sales professionals defy mediocrity every single day as they transform the homebuying process from just a transaction to an extraordinary experience for their clients.

Miedler previously served as global chief growth officer (CGO) of Century 21 Real Estate LLC. leading the Franchise Sales team with a focus was on capturing share in emerging and diverse markets as well as senior vice president overseeing brand development and market share strategy in the U.S

Before joining Century 21, Miedler was managing director for ONCOR International, one of the world’s largest commercial real estate networks where he facilitated commercial real estate transactions across the U.S. and around the globe.

Miedler has served as a volunteer to the Junior Achievement program in New Jersey, and as an executive sponsor of the Realogy NextGen employee resource group. A graduate of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Mike prides himself on living an active lifestyle, which includes everything outdoors like swimming, running, snowboarding or just the park as long as it’s with his wife and four daughters.

Christian Wallace

Christian Wallace is the Head of Real Estate Services for Better, overseeing the company’s Real Estate Brokerage that encompasses over 500 employees and agents, with a focus of changing the real estate commission structure and improving the customer experience.
She is also a licensed realtor with over 2500 transactions in Texas.
Prior to this role, Christian was the Head of Sales for Better overseeing a 1800+ salesperson mortgage team that produced a record breaking 2020 . She served as a Regional Manager at Opendoor in the central region before joining Better.
Christian is very active in the community and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Collin County, TX She has a BA in marketing from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been a working mom for over 20 years.

Giselle Ugarte

Giselle Ugarte is a top online performance coach and the CEO of the marketing consultancy Action-Forward. She’s especially known for her content accelerating keynotes and trainings designed specifically for real estate professionals. Her expertise when it comes to TikTok is unmatched. Not only is she a verified creator on the fast-growing app, but TikTok named her one of the Top 100 Women to Watch on the platform, hired her to lead team and creator master classes for marketing, and made her the face of “defining your brand” inside their official Creator Portal. She’s been featured in AdWeek, BusinessInsider and Buzzfeed, among others, and was previously a LIVE television/radio host, writer and producer (Today, E!, ESPNU, MTV and more) and a national advertising agency marketing director.

Terri Davis

In her role at GM, Real Estate, Terri leads Notarize’s continued efforts to digitize the real estate industry to benefit both our partners and their customers. For more than 20 years, Terri has been a tireless advocate and leader across several different segments of the mortgage industry, including Ellie Mae, PMI, and Fannie Mae.

Terri was most recently at Ellie Mae, where she led the modernization and integration of the AllRegs platform. Under Davis’ leadership as the business’s general manager, the Ellie Mae AllRegs team was able to revamp its go-to-market strategy to better enable customers as part of the overall Ellie Mae digital lending platform

Passionate about transforming the lending ecosystem, Terri is at the forefront of Notarize’s efforts, alongside our partners. Throughout Terri’s career, she’s built and led many successful teams and amassed a broad network of collaborative relationships. Those teams and partners allowed her to contribute to the development, sales, and implementation of software for the mortgage industry and to build and expand business channels to efficiently drive revenue and increase market penetration.

Jamie King

Jamie King is one of the founders of Camp + King, a 4x AdAge Small Agency of Year and a 2021 AdAge A-List agency. Jamie is a marketing strategist by trade and he has worked across a range of verticals and with some of the world's most valuable brands, including P&G, Walmart and Starbucks to name a few. He, and his agency, have been partners with RE/MAX since 2016 helping to drive the growth of the brand, it's marketing and advertising. During that time he has been involved in numerous research studies about buyers and sellers and the real estate category and it's evolving landscape.

Tim Male

Mac Hill

Considered an "OG Boomer", Mac has been with BoomTown for nearly 8 years serving in a variety of roles. He joined the company all the way back in 2012 as a Support Specialist, where he helped clients with technical questions and issue resolution. After a period of time, he identified a huge opportunity for better training, and worked with another colleague to create BoomTown's first Training Team. They developed training webinars, videos, and began executing live trainings with clients both at the BoomTown HQ and at clients' offices. Once the Training Team was up and running, another opportunity presented itself in the form of Community Manager. In this role, he helped create one of the most vibrant communities of top producing RE professionals in the country. This parlayed perfectly into his current role, Customer Advocacy & Influencer Manager. He now has the pleasure of working more closely with some of BoomTown's top advocates and influencers!Outside of work, Mac spends most of his time chasing around his toddler, Sicily -- a sweet and sassy little girl. He is anxiously awaiting for things to get back to normal so he can see more of his family and friends!

Rivers Pearce

Director of Industry Relations for BoomTown, an online real estate platform based in Charleston, SC. Rivers has over 10 years experience in the online marketing and advertising space, working with numerous Fortune 500 companies across the e-commerce, travel and real estate verticals.

After receiving a degree in Philosophy from the Honors Program at The College of Charleston, Rivers promptly joined a band and crisscrossed the US for 5 straight years. Tiring of the constant travel, he landed in Atlanta when someone gave him a break in the nascent search engine marketing world in the early 2000’s. Immediately falling in love with SEM, he found a home at the digital marketing agency 360i, where he worked his way up the ladder to manage pay per click and SEO campaigns for several notable Fortune 500 accounts.

In early 2010, he came to BoomTown to start their Search Engine Marketing department. Applying many agency best practices, he has helped scale BoomTown’s client base from 70 to well over 2500 clients. He has also served as their Director of Client Success, and Director of Digital Marketing & Strategy.

Mike Bernier

Mike is an extraordinarily passionate real estate brokerage owner, real estate business coach, national speaker and inspirational leader in the real estate industry on a national scale. He has accomplished many feats in his career and now continues to pass along his expertise at his brokerage, Realty Group. Today he acts both as a visionary and implementer in his role at Realty Group. Mike works closely with real estate professionals to help them develop both personally and professionally.

Sarah Zdeb

Sarah Zdeb is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Broker of JPAR Carolina Living in North and South Carolina. For over 20 years, she has served the real estate community in various roles, including MLS and Association boards and committees as well as leading community volunteer projects. She has held several senior positions in brokerage as well as franchise operations. She has been a top producing agent and team lead in both residential and commercial real estate. Sarah serves as President of her local Parent Advisory Committee, co-founded an area association non-profit and organizes events to benefit local non-profits and small businesses. She enjoys engaging, coaching and mentoring her agents' growth at every level of their career. Sarah has been featured in The Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte Magazine, Forbes and Fortune. She is a servant leader and steward of the community and agents that drive her passion for helping others succeed.

Greg Robertson

Greg Robertson joins Lone Wolf Technologies with over 25 years of experience in the real estate technology industry. He has been listed on the Swanepoel Power 200, a list of the most powerful people in real estate, and publishes the popular real estate technology and industry blog, Vendor Alley, as well as two podcasts, Industry Relations and Listing Bits.

Ben Bacal

Since 2005, Ben Bacal has been setting the standard for luxury real estate in Southern California. An accomplished top-producing agent with over $2 billion in sales, he has orchestrated the purchases of the most iconic residences in the world. Highly sought after for his industry expertise, he’s sold homes to celebrities such as Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, and Madonna, and has also masterminded deals for discerning buyers and sellers who require the utmost discretion. Ben has a history of impeccably marketing distinguished properties, including a record sale in the Hollywood Hills for $40M, 1181 Hillcrest—purchased by the Mind-craft founder for $70 million—and most recently 924 Bel Air Rd., which sold for just under $100 million. However, he prides himself on offering superior service to all of his clients, most of whom are buying and selling within a range of $1–5 million.
Ben is also a technology entrepreneur and has spearheaded many startups over the years. Forbes called his most recent venture, Rila, “the Instagram of real estate.” It is set to aid the industry by directing the world’s vast real estate opportunities to a growing millennial consumer base.

Kerry Rakuson

With over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry in executive level management, proptech and consulting. Kerry is excited about recently joining the SentriKey Showing Service® team. Her passion to facilitate growth, innovation and manage change has provided opportunities to work in many different verticals within the industry. She also never misses a chance to participate as a volunteer with industry groups and is currently participating in the work of RESO and REACH Canada. In her spare time, you can find her playing hockey, camping, hiking, and enjoying family and friends.

Sean Soderstrom

Prior to founding Courted, Sean was an Associate Partner and the co-lead for McKinsey & Company’s Residential Real Estate Practice in North America, where he advised leading brokerages, online listing portals and software companies. Prior to that, Sean joined Urban Compass (now Compass), when there were 30 employees with the company. He built and led the Expansion function for the company, launching and managing Compass’ first 40 offices outside of New York.

Corey Hasting

After purchasing the franchise rights to Jacksonville, Florida in late 2017, Corey Hasting opened his first Engel & Völkers shop in Jacksonville Beach on April 30, 2018. Since then, Corey has opened 3 additional shops located in Amelia Island, the Beaches Town Center and St. Johns Florida. Since opening Corey has recruited over 80 top producing advisors who should sell more than $700,000,000 in volume and over 1500 transactions in 2021. Corey has been awarded countless awards since opening the Jacksonville franchise including being a member of the class of 2020 for the prestigious 40 under 40 list by the Jacksonville Business Journal and in 2021, Engel & Völkers Jacksonville, under Corey’s leadership was awarded the 12th fastest growing company in Northeast Florida and the #1 fastest growing Real Estate brokerage by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Engel & Völkers Jacksonville has finished top 10 in the Engel & Völkers America’s network for most closed transactions in both 2019 and 2020 and have been awarded over 13 Engel & Völkers Florida awards since opening, making them the most awarded Florida franchise in company history. Desiring mild winters, a growing community, and of course golfing year-round, Corey found home in Jacksonville, Florida in 2013. Bringing extensive knowledge and experience of the real estate market, Corey offers his advisors and staff an outstanding level of service. Honesty, integrity, energy, and hard work are characteristics that have helped Corey build a business by recruiting top professionals in the industry and become a top-producing brokerage in Jacksonville. Corey’s success derives from his quality of education at Ohio University where he received his BA in Business and former experiences as an undergraduate athlete. Corey is a former member of the Ohio University football team where he was a three-year defensive starter. After graduation, Corey had unique opportunities to train with the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. Participation in athletics has enriched Corey with leadership skills and has made him comfortable working with other individuals to achieve a common objective.

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