Jeff Turner

President

A serial entrepreneur, Jeff Turner became president of client surveying service RealSatisfied in 2013. He runs the software and strategy firm Zeek Interactive as president, and he is the founder and president of the real estate marketing software firm RealEstateShows.com. With degrees in psychology from Grace College and Ball State University, Turner says he’s able to look beyond the “how” of social and Internet technologies to get to the “why” that unleashes their power.

A serial entrepreneur, Jeff Turner became president of client surveying service RealSatisfied in 2013. He runs the software and strategy firm Zeek Interactive as president, and he is the founder and president of the real estate marketing software firm RealEstateShows.com. With degrees in psychology from Grace College and Ball State University, Turner says he’s able to look beyond the “how” of social and Internet technologies to get to the “why” that unleashes their power.

Michael Thorne

Co-host

Michael Thorne, an agent Re/Max Little Oak Realty in British Columbia, Canada, is the co-host of the agent-targeted, weekly online video show Mobile Agent TV, which launched in 2013 and gives agents insights and tips on how to keep up with technology. A 20-year industry vet, Thorne opened his British Columbia brokerage with two partners in 2011 as a paperless firm.

Michael Thorne, an agent Re/Max Little Oak Realty in British Columbia, Canada, is the co-host of the agent-targeted, weekly online video show Mobile Agent TV, which launched in 2013 and gives agents insights and tips on how to keep up with technology. A 20-year industry vet, Thorne opened his British Columbia brokerage with two partners in 2011 as a paperless firm.

Adi Tatarko

CEO & Co-founder

Adi Tatarko moved from New York to Silicon Valley with her husband, Alon Cohen, in 2001, and the two started Houzz in 2009 after finding it difficult to describe to their architect how they were envisioning a remodel of their Palo Alto home. Today Houzz claims to be the leading platform for home remodeling and design, connecting millions of homeowners and home improvement professionals with the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools. Houzz has raised $48.6 million in funding and employs more than 130.

Adi Tatarko moved from New York to Silicon Valley with her husband, Alon Cohen, in 2001, and the two started Houzz in 2009 after finding it difficult to describe to their architect how they were envisioning a remodel of their Palo Alto home. Today Houzz claims to be the leading platform for home remodeling and design, connecting millions of homeowners and home improvement professionals with the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools. Houzz has raised $48.6 million in funding and employs more than 130.

Lockhart Steele

CEO

The nine years of hard work that Steele put in to build his real estate blog network paid off big time this year: Vox Media, owner of technology site The Verge, recently scooped up Curbed.com LLC for a mix of stock and cash in a deal that was reportedly worth between $20 million and $30 million. Curbed, like its sister blogs Racked and Eater, has expanded rapidly in recent years, bringing its blend of quick-witted posts on “house porn” and offbeat real estate stories to 17 local markets. Before founding Curbed, Lockhart served as the managing editor of New York-based Gawker Media, where he helped grow the editorial staff from 12 people to more than 150.

The nine years of hard work that Steele put in to build his real estate blog network paid off big time this year: Vox Media, owner of technology site The Verge, recently scooped up Curbed.com LLC for a mix of stock and cash in a deal that was reportedly worth between $20 million and $30 million. Curbed, like its sister blogs Racked and Eater, has expanded rapidly in recent years, bringing its blend of quick-witted posts on “house porn” and offbeat real estate stories to 17 local markets. Before founding Curbed, Lockhart served as the managing editor of New York-based Gawker Media, where he helped grow the editorial staff from 12 people to more than 150.

Chris Smith

Co-founder

One of residential real estate’s most well-known people, Chris Smith co-founded marketing firm Curaytor in 2013. Smith and Curaytor co-founder Jimmy Mackin began hosting #WaterCooler, a weekly, adult-friendly video series where Smith and Mackin discuss trends, topics and services in the real estate industry with other real estate guests. Smith, who moonlights as dotloop’s “chief paper killer,” also co-authored a book with dotloop CEO Austin Allison in 2013. Before setting off on his own with Curaytor, Smith worked as a national speaker for Inman News for a year. He co-founded the agent-focused technology blog Tech Savvy Agent in 2009 and left it two years later when he joined Inman.

One of residential real estate’s most well-known people, Chris Smith co-founded marketing firm Curaytor in 2013. Smith and Curaytor co-founder Jimmy Mackin began hosting #WaterCooler, a weekly, adult-friendly video series where Smith and Mackin discuss trends, topics and services in the real estate industry with other real estate guests. Smith, who moonlights as dotloop’s “chief paper killer,” also co-authored a book with dotloop CEO Austin Allison in 2013. Before setting off on his own with Curaytor, Smith worked as a national speaker for Inman News for a year. He co-founded the agent-focused technology blog Tech Savvy Agent in 2009 and left it two years later when he joined Inman.

Matthew Shadbolt

Director of Interactive Products and Marketing

Matthew Shadbolt is the hypersocial director of interactive product and marketing at the New York City-based brokerage The Corcoran Group where he helped guide the firm’s transition and marketing of its new website with a successful video spot starring a French bulldog puppy. Since joining the firm in 2006, Shadbolt has helped The Corcoran Group become one of the most prominent real estate brands in the world of social media, with sizable Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare followings. He also maintains a prominent voice in real estate via guest articles in real estate publications and as one of three hosts of the real estate-focused podcast Trialogues. Shadbolt is also creative director for interactive design firm Algorithm.

Matthew Shadbolt is the hypersocial director of interactive product and marketing at the New York City-based brokerage The Corcoran Group where he helped guide the firm’s transition and marketing of its new website with a successful video spot starring a French bulldog puppy. Since joining the firm in 2006, Shadbolt has helped The Corcoran Group become one of the most prominent real estate brands in the world of social media, with sizable Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare followings. He also maintains a prominent voice in real estate via guest articles in real estate publications and as one of three hosts of the real estate-focused podcast Trialogues. Shadbolt is also creative director for interactive design firm Algorithm.

Rebekah Radice

CEO and Founder

A former social media manager at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Radice recently struck out on her own, forming digital marketing agency Rebekah Radice LLC. Radice helps real estate professionals develop their online marketing and social media strategies and has catered to real estate professionals for more than 17 years. For 11 years, Radice ran Front Range Home Mortgage. Early in her career, she was a radio announcer.

A former social media manager at Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Radice recently struck out on her own, forming digital marketing agency Rebekah Radice LLC. Radice helps real estate professionals develop their online marketing and social media strategies and has catered to real estate professionals for more than 17 years. For 11 years, Radice ran Front Range Home Mortgage. Early in her career, she was a radio announcer.

Imran Poladi

Realtor

Poladi is a speaker, writer and real estate personality. In August 2012, he joined the Harcourts USA Corporate Team to help manage the franchise network’s expansion alongside Harcourts CEO Aaron Hodson. Poladi has been a member of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for the California Association of Realtors (CAR) and is the 2013 vice chairman for CAR’s Young Professionals Network. In October, he was awarded the CAR President’s Award. In 2010, Imran served as chairman of the Stockton Council (a division of the Central Valley Association of Realtors) and was also honored as Realtor of the Year.

Poladi is a speaker, writer and real estate personality. In August 2012, he joined the Harcourts USA Corporate Team to help manage the franchise network’s expansion alongside Harcourts CEO Aaron Hodson. Poladi has been a member of the Standard Forms Advisory Committee for the California Association of Realtors (CAR) and is the 2013 vice chairman for CAR’s Young Professionals Network. In October, he was awarded the CAR President’s Award. In 2010, Imran served as chairman of the Stockton Council (a division of the Central Valley Association of Realtors) and was also honored as Realtor of the Year.

Kelly Mitchell

Founder and CEO

Kelly Mitchell is the founder and CEO of Agent Caffeine, a weekly broadcast focused on business, real estate and tech. Recently, she founded BreveTV. The weekly segment is intended to help entrepreneurs “while elevating and shining a light on women.” Also a prolific writer, Mitchell contributes to Huffington Post Hawaii and the Swanepoel Technology Report. Mitchell has spoken at industry events including REX 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas; LEXI Women’s Conference in Seattle on “The Art of ReInvention”; Real Estate Connect; and Banff Western Connection in Canada. She draws on 30 years of local Hawaii expertise, and more than 20 years of strategic marketing, business development and digital media.

Kelly Mitchell is the founder and CEO of Agent Caffeine, a weekly broadcast focused on business, real estate and tech. Recently, she founded BreveTV. The weekly segment is intended to help entrepreneurs “while elevating and shining a light on women.” Also a prolific writer, Mitchell contributes to Huffington Post Hawaii and the Swanepoel Technology Report. Mitchell has spoken at industry events including REX 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas; LEXI Women’s Conference in Seattle on “The Art of ReInvention”; Real Estate Connect; and Banff Western Connection in Canada. She draws on 30 years of local Hawaii expertise, and more than 20 years of strategic marketing, business development and digital media.

Katie Lance

CEO

A nationally known keynote speaker, Lance provides social media consulting to real estate, mortgage and tech companies including Re/Max International, Cartavi, DocuSign, Hearsay Social and PNC Mortgage. Lance also blogs for The Huffington Post and Women 2.0. Previously, she was the chief strategist and social media director at Inman News and contributing editor to Inman Next.

A nationally known keynote speaker, Lance provides social media consulting to real estate, mortgage and tech companies including Re/Max International, Cartavi, DocuSign, Hearsay Social and PNC Mortgage. Lance also blogs for The Huffington Post and Women 2.0. Previously, she was the chief strategist and social media director at Inman News and contributing editor to Inman Next.

Suzanne Mueller

Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Bain Seal, Suzanne Mueller helps build the brand of one of the top Coldwell Banker affiliates in the world. In 2013, the Bellevue, Wash.-based brokerage began publishing unfiltered consumer reviews of the services provided by the firm’s agents on the company’s website. Mueller is a board member of Marketing Communications Executives International.

As chief marketing officer for Coldwell Banker Bain Seal, Suzanne Mueller helps build the brand of one of the top Coldwell Banker affiliates in the world. In 2013, the Bellevue, Wash.-based brokerage began publishing unfiltered consumer reviews of the services provided by the firm’s agents on the company’s website. Mueller is a board member of Marketing Communications Executives International.

Nobu Hata

Director of Digital Engagement

Nobu Hata has worked in the real estate industry since 1996. He was a Realtor with Edina Realty in Minneapolis before becoming director of digital engagement for the National Association of Realtors in July 2012. Hata sees his job as listening to the trade group’s 1 million members; providing NAR’s leadership with insight and context on issues that agents, brokerages and local associations face; and disseminating information to members in person and through the digital domain. In 2013, Hata communicated NAR’s positions on various significant issues in the real estate industry, from national flood insurance to realtor.com’s AgentMatch tool, via social media. Hata also fostered young tech companies as a mentor for NAR’s tech incubator, REach.

Nobu Hata has worked in the real estate industry since 1996. He was a Realtor with Edina Realty in Minneapolis before becoming director of digital engagement for the National Association of Realtors in July 2012. Hata sees his job as listening to the trade group’s 1 million members; providing NAR’s leadership with insight and context on issues that agents, brokerages and local associations face; and disseminating information to members in person and through the digital domain. In 2013, Hata communicated NAR’s positions on various significant issues in the real estate industry, from national flood insurance to realtor.com’s AgentMatch tool, via social media. Hata also fostered young tech companies as a mentor for NAR’s tech incubator, REach.

Susan de França

President and CEO

As president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Susan de França leads a team that uses its sales and marketing expertise and detailed knowledge of market trends to help developers, architects and interior designers create “coveted properties” like One Central Park and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, New York at Time Warner Center, The Chatham, Superior Ink, and 173 and 176 Perry Street . DE Development Marketing provides in-house research, product development, marketing and sales, operations, property management, mortgage financing and title services.

As president and CEO of Douglas Elliman Development Marketing, Susan de França leads a team that uses its sales and marketing expertise and detailed knowledge of market trends to help developers, architects and interior designers create “coveted properties” like One Central Park and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, New York at Time Warner Center, The Chatham, Superior Ink, and 173 and 176 Perry Street . DE Development Marketing provides in-house research, product development, marketing and sales, operations, property management, mortgage financing and title services.

Brian Copeland

Chief Engagement Officer

In addition to serving as “chief engagement officer” for Nashville, Tenn.-based Village Real Estate Services, Brian Copeland is a nationally recognized real estate speaker and trainer, named by the National Association of Realtors as “2010 Technology Advocate of the Year.” Copeland, who likes to joke that he’s done everything from being a mall Easter Bunny to running a successful music publishing company, was the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ “Realtor of the Year” in 2011 and “Rookie of the Year” in 2006.

In addition to serving as “chief engagement officer” for Nashville, Tenn.-based Village Real Estate Services, Brian Copeland is a nationally recognized real estate speaker and trainer, named by the National Association of Realtors as “2010 Technology Advocate of the Year.” Copeland, who likes to joke that he’s done everything from being a mall Easter Bunny to running a successful music publishing company, was the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors’ “Realtor of the Year” in 2011 and “Rookie of the Year” in 2006.

Amy Bohutinsky

Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer, Bohutinsky led Zillow to its biggest year of exposure yet in 2013 with a national housing policy discussion with President Obama moderated by Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff and a national TV, Internet and print ad campaign. The marketing efforts paid off; Zillow grew its Web and mobile market share over the course of the year. Prior to joining Zillow in 2005, Bohutinsky ran communications for discount travel site Hotwire. She led the PR launch of Hotwire in 2000, and continued through the company’s $675 million acquisition by IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2003. Bohutinsky started her career as a broadcast journalist, working for various CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Washington and Lee University.

As chief marketing officer, Bohutinsky led Zillow to its biggest year of exposure yet in 2013 with a national housing policy discussion with President Obama moderated by Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff and a national TV, Internet and print ad campaign. The marketing efforts paid off; Zillow grew its Web and mobile market share over the course of the year. Prior to joining Zillow in 2005, Bohutinsky ran communications for discount travel site Hotwire. She led the PR launch of Hotwire in 2000, and continued through the company’s $675 million acquisition by IAC/InterActiveCorp in 2003. Bohutinsky started her career as a broadcast journalist, working for various CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates, and she holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Washington and Lee University.

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