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ABOUT  |  AGENDA  |  SPEAKERS  |  SPONSORS  |  SPONSOR OUR EVENT

RISMedia’s 2019 CEO Exchange

This is a broker-themed event. For more information or to inquire about attending,
please email Cindi Gallucci at cgallucci@rismedia.com.

ABOUT OUR EVENT

Vision 2020: Building a Future-Focused Real Estate Business

Please join us at RISMedia’s 30th annual CEO Exchange on Sept.18 and Sept.19! This exclusive gathering of influential and dynamic real estate leaders has moved locations to the Marriott Marquis, New York City in the heart of Times Square.

This year we will welcome more than 250 of the most powerful and successful real estate leaders who hail from franchise brands and independent firms from across the nation. These leaders will come together for this day-and-a-half-long event to showcase their strategies and solutions to prepare for the ever-shifting real estate industry and tactics to remain competitive and stay profitable in the next five years. Whether it’s changes in tax legislation, industry disruptors, new technology and privacy concerns, rebranding, or keeping a step ahead of today’s savvy consumer, the ground beneath traditional real estate is shifting. The question is, are you prepared for what lies ahead? Designed specifically for a select group of broker/owners, brand executives and real estate service leaders, RISMedia’s CEO Exchange is by exclusive invitation only. Don’t miss your chance to participate in this high-level meeting of the minds. Register now! Complete agenda details will be available soon.



See Photos From Our 2018 Event

2019 SPONSORS


DIAMOND SPONSOR

PLATINUM SPONSOR


MASTER SPONSORS


HOST SPONSORS


EVENT SPONSORS

2019 RISMedia CEO Exchange Speakers

Conference Speakers (Partial List):

  • Allen Alishahi, Co-Founder, Shelter Zoom Corporation
  • Brooke Anderson-Tompkins, President, 1st Priority Mortgage, Inc.
  • Patrick Arkeveld, Executive Chairman, Lone Wolf Technologies
  • Ken Baris, President, Jordan Baris Real Living
  • York Baur, CEO, MoxiWorks
  • Chao Cheng-Shorland, Co-Founder, Shelter Zoom Corporation
  • Tim Collins, Enterprise Account Executive, Real Estate Webmasters
  • Adam Contos, CEO, RE/MAX
  • Allan Dalton, COO, Real Living Real Estate
  • Sam DeBord, CEO, Real Estate Standards Organization
  • Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors®
  • Scott Durkin, President & COO, Douglas Elliman
  • Larry Flick V, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors®
  • Louise Phillips Forbes, Broker, Louise Phillips Forbes Team, Halstead Real Estate
  • Bess Freedman, CEO, Brown Harris Stevens
  • Frank Gay, CEO, JP & Associates REALTORS® Franchising (JPAR Franchising LLC)
  • Dave Garland, Managing Director, Second Century Ventures
  • Tom George, Vice President of Business Development, Constellation Real Estate Group
  • Rory Golod, Regional President, New York Region, Compass
  • Marc Gould, Senior Vice President, Member Development, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Richard Haggerty, CEO, HGAR
  • Bob Hale, President & Chief Executive Officer, Houston Association of REALTORS®
  • Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President, Real Estate Brokerage, Howard Hanna Real Estate
  • John Heithaus, Principal, Heithaus Properties, LLC
  • Dottie Herman, CEO, Douglas Elliman
  • Rebecca Jensen, President & CEO, Midwest Real Estate Data
  • Kuba Jewgieniew, Founder & CEO, Realty ONE Group
  • Sherri Johnson, CEO & Founder, Sherri Johnson Coaching & Consulting
  • Anthony Lamacchia, Broker/Owner, Lamacchia Realty, Inc.
  • Pam Liebman, President & CEO, Corcoran
  • David Mele, President, Homes.com
  • Bo Menkiti, Founder & CEO, The Bo Menkiti Group, Keller Williams Capital Properties
  • Mike Miedler, President & CEO, Century 21 Real Estate
  • Tim Milam, President, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
  • Laura Monroe, Head of Industry and Partners, Real Estate Webmasters
  • Walt Mullen, Senior Vice President Chief Strategy Officer, TRG
  • Matthew T. O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Relocation, Terrie O’Connor Realtors®
  • Desirée Patno, President and CEO, Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB)/Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE)
  • Joe Rand, Chief Creative Officer, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
  • Carolyn M. Rosson, Regional Vice President & Broker, Ebby Halliday Realtors®
  • Ryan Schneider, CEO, Realogy
  • Sheryl Simon, Principal, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.
  • Jenn Smira, Executive Vice President, Jenn Smira Team, Compass
  • Andrew Smith, Broker/Owner, Peabody & Smith Realty
  • Teresa Palacios Smith, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, HSF Affiliates LLC
  • Faisal Susiwala, Broker, RE/MAX Twin City Realty
  • Julie Vanderblue, President, The Higgins Group Private Brokerage – Chief Executive Officer, Vanderblue Associates
  • Matt Widdows, Founder & CEO, HomeSmart International
  • Verl Workman, Founder & CEO, Workman Success Systems
  • Sue Yannaccone, Regional Executive Vice President, Eastern Seaboard & Midwest Regions, Coldwell Banker/NRT
  • Sarah Young, Director, Real Estate Services/Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Dave Zitting, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Avenu, Inc.

2019 RISMedia CEO Exchange Agenda

DAY 1 – Wednesday, September 18th

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Opening Address: Surviving the New Real Estate Landscape
Keynote Speaker: Ryan Schneider, President and Chief Executive Officer, Realogy
Realogy President and CEO Ryan Schneider opens the CEO Exchange with a look at the most significant changes impacting the residential real estate environment, and the biggest challenges confronting today’s brokerage operators.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
If You Can Make It Here: Competitive Insights From NYC’s Power Players In a CEO Exchange first, three of the foremost New York City Power Brokers come together to discuss how they’ve established their legacies in the most competitive market in the world.
Moderator:
John Featherston, President and Chief Executive Officer, RISMedia
Speakers:
Bess Freedman, Chief Executive Officer, Brown Harris Stevens
Dottie Herman, Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Pam Liebman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Corcoran Group

10:05 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Redefining a Legacy Brand: One-on-One with Adam Contos In this Q&A with RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos, find out how he’s evolving the iconic brand for the future of the real estate business.
Speakers:
John Featherston, President and Chief Executive Officer, RISMedia
Adam Contos, Chief Executive Officer, RE/MAX LLC

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
How Blockchain May Change the Future of Real Estate
In this special case study, get a crash course on what blockchain is and how it stands to revolutionize the real estate transaction for brokers, agents and their consumers.
Speakers:
John Heithaus, Principal, Heithaus Properties, LLC,
Allen Alishahi and Chao Cheng-Shorland, Co-Founders, ShelterZoom Corporation

11:05 am – 11:35 a.m.
iBuyers: Fight the Threat or Embrace the Trend?
This spirited session will candidly present the pros and cons of the iBuyer movement, separating fact from fiction in order to reveal what may be a threat and what may be an opportunity.

Moderator:
Joe Rand, Chief Creative Officer, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
Panelists:
Anthony Lamacchia, Broker/Owner, Lamacchia Realty, Inc.
Faisal Susiwala, Broker of Record, RE/MAX Twin City Faisal Susiwala Realty
Bob Hale, President and Chief Executive Officer, Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR)
Simon Chen, Executive Vice President of Product & Innovation, Realogy

11:40 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Executive Update

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Affiliated Services in Today’s Environment: How to Maximize Revenue and Ensure Compliance
Now that CFPB restrictions are easing up, brokers are stepping up efforts surrounding affiliated services. In this session, panelists will share how they’re maximizing revenue on mortgage, title, insurance, and other services, yet playing by the rules to ensure compliance.
Moderator:
Sarah Young, Director, Real Estate Services/Advocacy, National Association of REALTORS®
Panelists:
Larry Flick V, Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
Walt Mullen, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Title Resource Group (TRG)
Brooke Anderson-Tompkins, President, 1st Priority Mortgage, Inc.
Dave Zitting, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Avenu, Inc.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
The Dynamics and Challenges of a Shifting Sales Force
This special presentation will provide a snapshot of how the broker’s sales force has evolved from a strictly broker/agent structure, to a more varied model that includes teams, mega teams, top producers and more, and how smart brokers are embracing that change.
Speaker:
Verl Workman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Workman Success Systems

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Managing Your Real Estate Sales Force: Adopting and Maximizing Teams

In this panel session, brokers will share how they’ve created a culture and operation that attracts and nurtures top agent teams. Panelists will discuss how they handle compensation, technology, training, marketing, and more, with the teams within their brokerages.
Moderator:
Verl Workman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Workman Success Systems
Panelists:
Louise Phillips Forbes, Broker, Louise Phillips Forbes Team, Halstead Real Estate
Bo Menkiti, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Bo Menkiti Group, Keller Williams Capital Properties
Jenn Smira, Executive Vice President, Jenn Smira Team, Compass
Tim Milam, President, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

2:50 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Executive Update

3:10 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
Broker One-on-One: Competing With a New Rule Book
Power Brokers from our host city go deep on how they’re blocking and tackling in the New York City market and beyond, and how they’ve prepped their firm to handle change and succeed into the future.

Speaker:
Scott Durkin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Coffee Break

3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Future of Real Estate: Which Models Will Win?
We’ll take a deep dive into the various models dotting today’s residential real estate landscape. The issues at stake: Is there one right way to do business? Will one model ultimately prevail? Most importantly, what’s best for the consumer? Don’t miss this rousing panel discussion.
Moderator:
John Featherston, President and Chief Executive Officer, RISMedia
Panelists:
Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, President of Real Estate Brokerage, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Kuba Jewgieniew, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Realty ONE Group
Rory Golod, Regional Vice President, New York Region, Compass
Frank Gay, Chief Executive Officer, JP & Associates REALTORS® Franchising (JPAR Franchising LLC)

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

CEO Exchange Welcome Reception
Sponsored by Homes.com & Real Estate Webmasters
By attending this year’s event, you will also be part of an extraordinary networking opportunity: a gathering of industry notables at The CEO Exchange Welcome Reception, held at The Broadway Lounge atop the Marriott Marquis, overlooking New York City’s iconic Times Square. You do not want to miss this unparalleled networking event!


DAY 2 – Thursday, September 19th

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
The State of Real Estate Data: Have We Moved the Ball Forward?
How far have we come in the effort to standardize, control and streamline data? In this session, a panel of industry experts will share the latest intel on listing data, MLS trends and the ongoing battle surrounding portals.
Moderator:
Marc Gould, Senior Vice President, Member Development, National Association of REALTORS®
Panelists:
Sam DeBord, Chief Executive Officer, Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
Rebecca Jensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)
Richard Haggerty, Chief Executive Officer, Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR)
Ken Baris, President, Jordan Baris Inc. REALTORS® Real Living

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Independently Healthy: How Independent Firms Are Prospering in Today’s Market
In a climate where big brands are charting an aggressive course of expansion, a strong contingent of residential real estate firms are holding fast to their independence. Find out how they’re succeeding and why remaining independent is an integral part of their strategy.
Moderator:
Darryl MacPherson, Executive Vice President, RISMedia
Panelists:
Julie Vanderblue, President, The Higgins Group; Chief Executive Officer, Vanderblue Associates
Desirée Patno, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB)/Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE)
Andrew Smith, Broker/Owner, Peabody & Smith Realty
Sheryl Simon, Principal, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.
Matthew T. O’Connor, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Relocation, Terrie O’Connor Realtors®

10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Technology That Means Business: How to Sort Through the Clutter
Navigating today’s overcrowded tech environment takes a discerning eye. In this session, find out how to make technology choices that solve problems for agents and their consumers, and therefore, translate into more business for your firm.
Moderator:
Dave Garland, Managing Director, Second Century Ventures
Panelists:
Matt Widdows, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HomeSmart International
Tom George, Vice President of Business Development, Constellation Real Estate Group
Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
York Baur, Chief Executive Officer, MoxiWorks

10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Taking Real Estate From Transactional to Experiential
In this case study learn how consumers now evaluate every type of transaction by the type of experience they had. Savvy real estate leaders are moving in this direction as well in order to gain consumer loyalty and referrals.
Speaker:
Mike Miedler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC

11:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Intentionally “Build the Middle” of Your Office for Increased Profitability
Learn in this special case study how to dramatically increase your company’s revenue and net profit by intentionally “building the middle” of your office rosters through effectively recruiting new and experienced agents and purposefully growing and coaching your existing agent base’s production.
Speaker:
Sherri Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sherri Johnson Coaching & Consulting

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Master Sales-Driven Leadership by Adding Real Value in Recruiting and Retention

During this panel, brokers will share how to increase revenue, cut through distractions and drive sales by focusing on recruiting and retention. Learn how and why the “sales leadership” strategy works, and how to create the same success, so that managers are able to more effectively recruit and retain.
Moderator:
Sherri Johnson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sherri Johnson Coaching & Consulting
Panelists:
Carolyn M. Rosson, Vice President, Ebby Halliday Companies
Teresa Palacios Smith, Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, HSF Affiliates LLC
Allan Dalton, Chief Executive Officer, Real Living Real Estate; Senior Vice President, Research & Development, HSF Affiliates LLC
Sue Yannaccone, Regional Executive Vice President, Eastern Seaboard & Midwest Regions, Coldwell Banker/NRT

CEO EXCHANGE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Diamond Level Sponsorship - $50,000 SOLD OUT

Sponsorship of CEO Exchange Welcome Reception
Entitlements Include:
• 2-hour cocktail reception, The Broadway Lounge, Marriott Marquis, open bar, extensive hors d’oeuvres
• Logo on welcome reception signage

Event Promotion
• Executive Update - An exclusive 3-5 minute speaking opportunity addressing all attendees
• Company entitled to provide gift or takeaway to each attendee
• Logo and url posted on our event website
• Logo included on main stage screen and company name listed under sponsorship level on room signage in the Astor Ballroom
• Company name listed under sponsorship level in program
• Logo on welcome reception signage

PR/Editorial Promotion
Sponsorship promotions included within select promotional information in Real Estate magazine and RISMedia’s news service and website

Advertising
Premium, full-page, color ad placement in program

Attendance
Attendees - 6

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Platinum Level Sponsorship - $37,500 SOLD OUT

SPONSORSHIP of CEO Exchange Luncheon
Entitlements Include:
• CEO Exchange attendees will gather in the Soho Complex for a luncheon on Sept. 18
• 8-10 minute speaking opportunity during luncheon
• Company logo will be printed on luncheon menu
• Company logo exclusively printed on luncheon room signage
• Company name listed under Networking Luncheon sponsorship in program

Event Promotion
• Company entitled to provide gift or takeaway to each attendee
• Logo and url posted on our event website
• Logo included on main stage screen and company name listed under sponsorship level on room signage in the Astor Ballroom
• Company name listed under sponsorship level in program
• Logo on welcome reception signage

PR/Editorial Promotion
Sponsorship promotions included within select promotional information in Real Estate magazine and RISMedia’s news service and website

Advertising
Premium, full-page, color ad placement in program

Attendance
Attendees - 5

MASTER LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Master Level Sponsorship - $25,000

Event Promotion
• Tote bag – Company Logo included on Tote bag provided to each attendee
• Logo and url posted on our event website
• Logo included on main stage screen and company name listed under sponsorship level on room signage in the Astor Ballroom
• Company name listed under sponsorship level in program
• Logo on welcome reception signage

PR/Editorial Promotion
Sponsorship promotions included within select promotional information in Real Estate magazine and RISMedia’s news service and website

Advertising
Full-page, color ad placement in program

Attendance
Attendees - 4

HOST LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Host Level Sponsorship - $15,000

Coffee/Refreshment Break
Coffee/refreshments and cookies served on Day 1 (2x) and Day 2 (1x) located in the back of the Astor Ballroom; All Host Sponsors’ company names and/or logos will appear on signage.

Event Promotion
• Logo and url posted on our event website
• Logo included on main stage screen and company name listed under sponsorship level on room signage in the Astor Ballroom
• Company name listed under sponsorship level in program
• Logo on welcome reception signage

PR/Editorial Promotion
Sponsorship promotions included within select promotional information in Real Estate magazine and RISMedia’s news service and website

Advertising
Half-page, color ad placement in program

Attendance
Attendees - 3

EVENT LEVEL SPONSORSHIP

Event Level Sponsorship - $7,500

Event Promotion
• Logo and url posted on our event website
• Logo included on main stage screen and company name listed under sponsorship level on room signage in the Astor Ballroom
• Company name listed under sponsorship level in program
• Logo on welcome reception signage

PR/Editorial Promotion
Sponsorship promotions included within select promotional information in Real Estate magazine and RISMedia’s news service and website

Attendance
Attendees - 2

ADDITIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

(Must be Host Level Sponsor or higher to sponsor below)

Networking Breakfast Sponsorship
2 Sponsorships Available - $15,000 each - Only 1 Remaining on Sept. 18!
• CEO Exchange attendees will gather in the Soho Complex at 8:00 a.m. on Sept. 18 before the first session for breakfast
• 8-10 minute speaking opportunity
• Company logo printed on room signage
• Company name listed under Networking Breakfast sponsorship in program

Portfolio/Notebook Sponsorship
1 Sponsorship Available - $10,000 SOLD OUT
• Portfolio/Notebook will be passed out at registration to all attendees; logo included on the cover

Badge/Lanyard Sponsorship
1 Sponsorship Available - $3,500 SOLD OUT
• Your company name or logo will appear on the lanyard straps and passed out to all attendees at registration

WiFi Sponsorship
1 Sponsorship Available - $12,500
• Wifi password will be located on signage with company name/logo on our registration table and throughout the Astor Ballroom

Charging Station
Exclusive Sponsorship - $15,000 (one sponsor)
Sponsorship - $7,500 (two sponsors)
Group Sponsorship - $5,000 (three sponsors)
• Multiple charging stations containing eight (8) USB ports will be strategically placed throughout the meeting room
• Company name/logo signage will appear at charging station in the Astor Ballroom

Entitlements and pricing subject to change

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