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

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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

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.

Sherry Chris

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.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Chelsea Peitz is the National Director of Social Sales for Fidelity National Financial and a nationally recognized real estate keynote speaker who teaches sales professionals how to leverage social media and technology to build a powerful personal brand and develop content that generates real leads.

 

She is a national social selling coach and speaker for top title insurance sales executives nationwide who has developed one of the only curriculums focused on using social platforms. 

 

A 20 year real estate industry veteran who became a licensed agent in 2001 B.F. (before Facebook) and who did business the “old fashioned” way for over a decade. Today she merges old school strategies with new school technology to teach others how to become more human by using tech.

 

Chelsea is also the published author of the book, Talking in Pictures, the only book about how camera first social platforms have changed how we build a personal brand.

 

She’s a frequent podcast and live stream guest, sharing actionable insights and tactics to help agents develop a powerful personal brand. 

 

Chelsea has been an Inman Innovator of the Year Nominee in 2018 & 2019 and is the creator and host of The Voice of Social Sales Podcast.

 

Her latest book “What to Post” launched in February 2020 and is a #1 best seller in 6 categories. 

 

Mom to 7 year old son Mason and wife to husband Brian of 18 years. Her favorite place to visit is Napa enjoying a glass of a big bold Cab!

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 Sutachan is the Vice President of industry and broker relations, membership development and strategic initiatives for the California Association of REALTORS®.

She 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 and relationships and is responsible for implementing key strategic initiatives.

When Sara is not strategizing or implementing new ideas, sharing her knowledge from stage, or co-hosting the C.A.R. Leaders and Legends podcast, you will find her out adventuring and enjoying life with her two amazing children and loved ones!

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.

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.

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.

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