Attendees at this year’s NAR Annual Conference and Expo will have a special opportunity to hear several of the nation’s most successful industry leaders break down their strategies for success at RISMedia’s 19th annual Power Broker Forum, titled, “Power Broker Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience.”
RISMedia is excited to announce Harold Crye, Co-founder and CEO of Crye-Leike, REALTORS, will be joining us as a featured speaker at RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum in New Orleans on Nov. 7 this year.
Crye co-founded Crye-Leike, REALTORS in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977 at the age of 31 after only a few years of being a licensed real estate broker. The company quickly grew and continues to expand with a network of more than 3,000 licensed sale associates and more than 113 corporate and franchise offices located through-out the nine-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Oklahoma. The real estate brokerage was the fifth largest in the country by closed transaction sides last year, according to RISMedia’s Power Broker Report.
Today, Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in: residential and commercial sales, mortgage, title, insurance, business brokerage and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services.
Crye is an Arkansas native and holds a degree in Business Administration from Arkansas State University. He is also a veteran of the United States Army. Crye has served as chairman of the board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and for the Realty Alliance.
During his career in real estate, Crye has been honored with numerous awards. Most recently in 2009, Crye was named Master Entrepreneur of the Year by the Society of Entrepreneurs. Crye and his company proudly support many charitable organizes throughout the year including: The Boy Scouts of America, Youth Villages and United Way.
In addition to Crye, this year’s Power Broker Forum speakers include Sherry Chris, President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; Glenn “Chip” Gardner, Special Initiatives Director for Gardner REALTORS; Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate; and Matt Widdows, CEO and Founder of HomeSmart International. Watch for more Power Broker Forum speaker spotlights in the upcoming weeks on our full slate of industry-leading panelists.
RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum will be held on Friday, November 7th from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Room number to be announced. The Forum is open to all NAR full- and day-attendees.
Later that evening, RISMedia will hold its annual exclusive honors ceremony dinner for the nation’s Top 500 Brokers who were showcased in its annual Power Broker Report & Survey earlier in the year. During the invitation-only event, awards for RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award, sponsored by Bank of America; ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award, sponsored by RE/MAX; and the Real Estate Leadership and Tech Titan Awards, also will be presented.
Sponsors for this year’s events include: Diamond Level, Bank of America; Platinum Level, Citi; Master Level, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, ERA Real Estate, the National Association of REALTORS, Prudential Real Estate, realtor.com and RE/MAX; Host Level, HSA Home Warranty, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Mobile Real Estate, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, Point2, Realty Executives, Realtors Property Resource and Zillow; and Event Level, HomeSmart, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, Real Estate Digital and The Real Estate Book.
To learn more about this year’s Power Broker events during NAR annual, visit our event page and check back often for updates!