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harvard hallRISMedia’s 2016 Real Estate CEO Exchange

September 13 & 14, 2016

The Harvard Club

35 W 44th St; New York, N.Y.

 

Seizing the Day, Winning the Future

Today’s real estate market is burgeoning with opportunity. From the promise of the millennial generation to the power of the diversity market, it’s a good time to be in real estate. But the future is also murky. Lingering economic uncertainty and impending change in Washington stand to stymie our momentum going forward. RISMedia’s 2016 Real Estate CEO Exchange will uncover strategies for focusing on the present while planning for what lay ahead, so that brokers can maximize current market opportunities and build a strong business plan for the future.

The CEO Exchange is an invitation-only event sponsored by the industry’s leading brokerage firms and service providers. Visit this page for forthcoming details on our 2016 agenda and speakers. Contact Randi Vannucchi, randiv@rismedia.com to reserve your spot at special pricing.

 

RISMedia’s 2016 Real Estate CEO Exchange Agenda*

Seizing the Day, Winning the Future

Click here for more information on our featured speakers.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

1:30 p.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia

OPENING ADDRESS

The State of the Real Estate Union
Keynote Speaker:
Alex Perriello, President & CEO, Realogy Franchise Group

2:30 p.m.
The State of Real Estate: From Macro to Micro
In this session, we drill down from the national state of the housing market to what brokers are experiencing in key regions of the country. Find out the challenges and opportunities in their specific markets, what they’ve done differently in the past year to keep pace with change, and where they see their markets heading in the next six months.

Moderator:
John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia

Panelists:
Candace Adams, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, New England Properties
OB Jacobi, President, Windermere Real Estate

BREAK

3:45 p.m.
The Evolution of the Real Estate Model: What’s Working and Why
From concept companies that have abandoned the traditional brokerage business model to veteran brokers who have successfully evolved their firms to meet changing market demands, get a look under the hood at some of the organizations that are taking a different approach to succeeding in real estate.

Moderator:
Jon Coile, CEO & President, Champion Realty, Inc.

Panelists:
Robert Reffkin, Founder & CEO, Compass
Chris Limb, Founder & CEO, Climb Real Estate
JW Webb, CEO & Founder, Professional Realty Services; HomeSmart Advisors
John Vatistas, Founder & CEO, Launch Real Estate
Vince Leisey, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate

4:45 p.m.
Day 1 Closing Remarks & Insights

John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia
Ed Krafchow, Chairman of the Board, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Mason-McDuffie

5:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept. 14

8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.
Day 2 Opening Address: Success Strategies for Today, Smart Planning for Tomorrow
Keynote Speaker:
Gino Blefari, CEO, HSF Affiliates

9:45 a.m.
Achieving Agent Buy-in: Communication Strategies for Uniting Your Sales Force
From products and services to culture and technology, getting independent contractors on the same page can be a tall order. In this session, learn communication and motivational strategies that facilitate agent adoption of your company culture, resources and technology to give your firm a consistent voice and success rate in the market.

Moderator:
Joseph Rand, General Counsel and Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty

Panelists:
Todd Hetherington, CEO, NM Management; CENTURY 21 New Millennium
Helen Hanna Casey, President, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Paul Wells, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX of Barrington
Judy Green, President & CEO, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Michael Mahon, President, HER Realtors

10:45 a.m
BREAK

11:00 a.m.
Training and Coaching: Finding the Right Formula for you Firm
According to RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey, today’s leading brokers are investing the most resources in training and coaching. In this session, brokers will break down their training strategy—from hiring outside coaches to developing in-house programs—and share how they measure ROI, and how it plays a role in their recruiting and retention strategies.

12:30
Networking Luncheon

1:45 p.m.
Special Presentation: How the Presidential Election Will Impact Your Business
Keynote Speaker:
Ken Trepeta, President and Executive Director, The Real Estate Services Providers Council Inc. (RESPRO)

2:15 p.m.
The Future of Homeownership: What Will Sway the Odds?

Research shows that homeownership continues to be a top goal for most Americans, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into more business for brokers. In this special session, find out what headwinds stand to hamper increased homeownership—like low inventory and economic uncertainty—and what tailwinds stand to help it along—like millennials and key demographic groups.

2:45 p.m.
Closing Reception
RISMedia’s Ultimate Power Broker Open House Experience
Join us to cap off the Real Estate CEO Exchange at a very special Closing Reception highlighted by a private tour of one of New York City’s most exclusive listings. Don’t miss this unparalleled New York City experience! Transportation to the Open House will be provided.

3:00 pm.
Transportation departs

5:30 p.m.
Depart from Open House; transportation provided

*Agenda subject to change; check this page for ongoing updates

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