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San Diego skyline with palm trees and marinaLeading brokers from around the nation will gather in San Diego this November to be the guests of honor at RISMedia’s 20th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in San Diego, Calif., during the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

RISMedia’s annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an exclusive, by-invitation-only event honoring the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report, published this past April. For attendance inquiries, please contact Randi Vannucchi at

In addition to recognizing those brokers showcased in RISMedia’s 2015 Power Broker Report, the event, sponsored by many industry-leading companies, including Platinum Sponsors Quicken Loans and Xome, will also recognize industry leaders with four esteemed awards:

RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award
Sponsored by RISMedia and presented by John Featherston, President & CEO, RISMedia
The National Homeownership Award is bestowed upon a member of the real estate community who continuously demonstrates extraordinary contributions toward increasing homeownership and building better communities.

On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award
Sponsored by RE/MAX and presented by Geoff Lewis, President, RE/MAX LLC
The ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award was created to recognize those individuals whose efforts, works, deeds and character exemplify superior achievements in and for the real estate industry, yet whose efforts often go unnoticed.

RISMedia’s Real Estate Leadership Award
Sponsored by Buffini & Company and presented by Brian Buffini, Chairman & Founder, and Dermot Buffini, CEO, Buffini & Company
The Real Estate Leadership Award is designed to honor an industry visionary who embraces innovation and exercises resilience to blaze new paths to success for real estate professionals and consumers alike.

RISMedia’s Tech Titan Award

Sponsored by and presented by David Mele, President,
The Tech Titan Award is presented to brokerage leaders who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to adapt and integrate new and innovative tools and services within their organization to improve and enhance the overall consumer experience.

Ben Stein Announced as Guest Speaker
Following the awards ceremony, guests will enjoy a special appearance and keynote address by Ben Stein, the famous actor, economist, lawyer, political commentator and author. Stein’s appearance is made possible through Platinum sponsor Xome.

Arguably the most famous economics teacher in America, Stein’s comedic role as the droning teacher in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has been ranked as one of the fifty most famous scenes in movie history.

In real life, Stein is a powerful speaker on economics, politics, education, and history. His background includes being a poverty lawyer for the poor in New Haven, a trade regulation lawyer for the FTC, a speech writer for both Presidents Nixon and Ford, a columnist and an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, and a teacher of law and economics at UC Santa Cruz (undergrad) and Pepperdine (law school and undergrads).

He has written or co-written roughly 30 books with colleague Phil DeMuth, as well as a column on economics for The New York Times. Stein co-hosted the show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” with Jimmy Kimmel, which won seven Emmys, including best game show host. Presently, he writes a column for The American Spectator and for NewsMax, and is a regular commentator on Fox News and on CBS Sunday Morning, as well as a frequent commentator on CNN.

RISMedia’s 20th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner: Sponsors

Platinum Level
Quicken Loans

Master Level
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Buffini & Company
Century 21® Real Estate
ERA Real Estate
National Association of REALTORS®®
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Host Level
American Home Shield
HSA Home Warranty
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Pillar To Post Home Inspectors
Realtors Property Resource®

Event Level
David Knox Productions, Inc.
Delta Media Group
Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies
MRE – Win Local®

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