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 that Glenn “Chip” Gardner, Vice President of Special Initiatives and GARDNER, REALTORS, will be joining us as a featured speaker at the Power Broker Forum on Friday, November 7, from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
As vice president of special initiatives at GARDNER, REALTORS, Gardner is in charge of the identification, prioritization and execution of the company’s key projects. Actively involved in the company’s day-to-day operations, Gardner represents the fourth generation of Gardners to work in the family’s real estate business, which was established in 1943 by his great grandmother, New Orleans real estate icon, Gertrude Gardner.
His first initiative after returning home in May 2011 was to lead the company back to its independent heritage and membership in Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Gardner is a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Broker in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
In addition to Gardner, this year’s Power Broker Forum speakers include Sherry Chris, President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; Harold Crye, Co-founder and CEO of Crye-Leike, REALTORS; J. 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.
The Forum is open to all NAR full- and day-attendees. The room number for the session will be announced soon.
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!