More than 250 Industry Luminaries Make the List to Be Published in December, with an Exclusive ‘Hall of Fame’ Class to Be Revealed Q1 2019
RISMedia has announced it has chosen more than 250 individuals to headline its Class of 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, who will be revealed in the December 2018 issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine, and featured online at RISMedia.com. From this group of 250-plus, RISMedia also will be selecting an exclusive Class of industry leaders to be inducted into its “Hall of Fame.” Both groups will be invited to attend the 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner, held in May 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® mid-year Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, with a special awards ceremony honoring the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees.
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers is an exclusive group of industry luminaries who have contributed in newsworthy ways to real estate. The 2019 Class was chosen by RISMedia editors for headline-making initiatives and successes, including, but not limited to:
- Advancing the industry
- Impacting change
- Technology achievements
- Diversity and inclusion
- Business accomplishments and growth
- Humanitarian efforts
- Industry activism and support
- Thought leadership and influence
- Excellence in customer service
- Creativity and innovation
“RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker Awards honor the industry’s real newsmakers—the people who are positively affecting our industry and the millions of consumers we serve,” says John Featherston, CEO and president of RISMedia. “Our industry promotes and provides consumers with a pathway to responsible homeownership. Over the past three-plus decades, RISMedia has covered, chronicled and celebrated the professionals making news in real estate, and we are honored to continue to formalize these honors with the 2019 annual RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker Awards.”
The 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen from nominations that poured in to RISMedia following a call-out to the industry this summer, as well as by RISMedia editors. RISMedia is in the process of notifying the award winners who will be featured in the December issue of Real Estate magazine, and will reveal Hall of Fame inductees in the first quarter of 2019.
RISMedia announced its inaugural Hall of Fame Class of Real Estate Newsmakers earlier this year, who are now in its first “Hall of Fame”: National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg; HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chief Executive Officer Helen Hanna Casey; HSF Affiliates Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Teresa Palacios Smith; RE/MAX Boone Realty CEO and National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty General Manager and Chief Creative Officer Joseph Rand; and HomeSmart International Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matt Widdows.
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