RISMedia Power Broker Events 2016
Held during the Annual REALTORS Convention & Expo in Orlando
Friday, November 4, 2016
RISMedia’s 21st Annual Power Broker Forum
Seizing the Day, Winning the Future
Friday, November 4, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center West
Valencia Room W415A
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 change in Washington stand to stymie our momentum going forward. During RISMedia’s 21st Annual Power Broker Forum, a panel of leading brokers will discuss strategies for building and sustaining business no matter what curve balls the market throws us.
John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia. Featherston founded RISMedia, Inc. in 1980, which services nearly 400,000 of the residential real estate industry’s most successful agents, brokers and related service professionals through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine, its leading website, RISMedia.com, renowned networking and educational events, social media content, mobile delivery systems, marketing, relationships and partnerships.
Rei Mesa, President, Florida Real Estate Services; President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty. Mesa is responsible for managing all aspects of the company including strategic growth, new business development, profit and loss, and acquisitions. He has more than 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and currently serves as a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Director.
Craig Beggins, President/CEO, CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises. Beggins began selling real estate in 1986, and became a broker after graduating from college. CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises was formed in 1991 as Symphony Realty until it affiliated with CENTURY 21 in 1992. Today, the firm has 13 offices with approximately 400 sales associates, and was ranked No. 14 in the world for CENTURY 21; it will approach 3,000 closed transactions in 2016.
Robin Dickson, Executive Vice President, J. Rockcliff Realtors. J. Rockcliff Realtors is located in the East Bay area of San Francisco with six offices and 500 agents, and a 2015 sales volume of $2.9 billion. In real estate since the mid-’80s, today, Dickson oversees marketing, advertising, technology, training, staff, etc. for J. Rockcliff, in addition to managing the firm’s Danville office with 135 agents.
Marti Hampton, Broker/Owner, RE/MAX One Realty. Hampton joined RE/MAX in 1995 as the top agent in North Carolina. In 2000, she purchased her own RE/MAX franchise and became one of the top 10 Teams in the U.S for RE/MAX. Since 2005, The Marti Hampton Team has consistently ranked in the top 5 U.S Teams for RE/MAX, and in 2012, was ranked the Top Team in the U.S. for RE/MAX and No. 3 in the world for RE/MAX.
Matt Widdows, Founder & CEO, HomeSmart International. After several years in the real estate industry and a previous background in the medical software industry, Widdows founded HomeSmart in 2000 as a technology-forward real estate brokerage in the Metro Phoenix area. Over the next 16 years, Widdows grew the brokerage from two agents to more than 11,000 nationwide, currently operating in 17 states and 55 markets. The firm is on track to reach its goal of 100,000 agents by 2021.
Pete Galbraith is President of Coldwell Banker Select Tulsa and Oklahoma City. In his role, he is President of the largest real estate company in the state of Oklahoma with 14 offices in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City markets. Galbraith is president of sales at Coldwell Banker Select Tulsa/OKC. He serves on the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission and is a former president of Northeast Oklahoma Real Estate Services.
RISMedia’s 21st Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner*
Honoring the Top 500 Brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report & Survey
Friday, November 4, 2016
6:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER
Founder, Travelocity; Founding Chairman, Kayak; Chairman, WayBlazer.com
Guests of this year’s RISMedia Power Broker Reception & Dinner will enjoy an inspiring evening on innovation and leadership with Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com, founding chairman of Kayak.com and now chairman of the new startup, WayBlazer.com and managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. Noted in business as a “master of innovation,” Jones will show audience members what they need to know now for success in our complex digital world and offer key insights to creating a more innovative organization. Jones’ talks give audiences real-world examples based on the game-changing success of the multi-billion-dollar companies he’s founded. Tens of thousands of attendees in over 20 countries have left his talks with advice that they could put to work the very next day.
RISMedia’s ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award – Sponsored by RE/MAX
RISMedia’s Leadership Award – Sponsored by Buffini & Company
RISMedia’s Tech Titan Award – Sponsored by Homes.com
*The Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an invitation-only event.