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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.”

Kruse_Dan_2014_PBRISMedia is excited to announce that Dan Kruse, President of Century 21 Affiliated, 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 president of Century 21 Affiliated, Dan Kruse oversees operations for 63 offices and more than 1,300 sales agents throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Century 21 Affiliated, the largest Century 21 Company worldwide, now grosses more than $1.5 billion in sales volume annually and 10,000+ annual closed transactions. Kruse earned his degree in Real Estate/Business Management from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2002. Prior to graduation, he began his career with Century 21 Affiliated, obtaining his Wisconsin real estate license in 2000 and learning the basics of real estate sales. Kruse became a Team Leader for Century 21 Affiliated in 2003 and a regional Team Leader overseeing five offices in 2005. In 2007, he became Corporate Vice President for all CENTURY 21 Affiliated, overseeing 25 locations, 225 agents, and 15 local Team Leaders. Kruse currently serves on the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association Board of Directors as well as the President’s Advisory Council for Century 21 International.

In addition to Kruse, 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; Glenn “Chip” Gardner, Vice President of Special Initiatives at GARDNER REALTORS, and Matt Widdows, CEO and Founder of HomeSmart International and HomeSmart Phoenix.

Watch for more Power Broker Forum spotlights in the upcoming weeks on the prestigious awards being presented to industry leaders for contributions, leadership, innovation, and technology.

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 Home Loans; ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award, sponsored by RE/MAX, LLC; Real Estate Leadership Award, sponsored by Buffini & Company; and the Tech Titan Award, sponsored by Dell, also will be presented.

Sponsors for this year’s events include: Diamond Level, Bank of America Home Loans; Platinum Level, Citi; Master Level, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Buffini & Company, Dell, ERA Real Estate, the National Association of REALTORS, Prudential Real Estate, and RE/MAX; Host Level, GARDNER REALTORS,, HomeSmart, HSA Home Warranty, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Mobile Real Estate, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, Point2, Quicken Loans Relocation, Realty Executives, Realtors Property Resource, Trulia and Zillow; and Event Level, American Home Shield, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies, PCMS, Real Estate Digital, The Real Estate Book, RealtyTrac and RentalRoost.

To learn more about this year’s Power Broker events during NAR annual, visit our event page and check back often for updates!