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Tuesday, January 26
 

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Tuesday January 26, 2016 7:00am - 6:00pm
7th Floor Foyer

8:00am

9:00am

Agent Connect

Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Broadway Ballroom

9:00am

Broker Connect

Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
WestSide Ballroom

9:05am

What Can Agents Learn from Listing the Playboy Mansion?
Speakers
avatar for Mauricio Umansky

Mauricio Umansky

CEO, The Agency
As CEO of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with many of the world’s most distinguished architectural estates, new luxury developments, and design-centric homes.  | | He is constantly innovating and planning new ways for The Agency to grow – not only as a real estate brokerage, but as a cutting-edge, 21st century lifestyle company with a global... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:05am - 9:20am
Broadway Ballroom

9:05am

Keeping Your Top Teams: What Can a Broker do to Nurture, Build and Support teams?
Speakers
avatar for Sue Adler

Sue Adler

Realtor and CEO, Sue Adler Team at Keller Williams Realty
The prolific Sue Adler, based out of Short Hills NJ, heads a “team of specialists” in New Jersey’s Midtown Direct Train Line towns. They have been the No. 1 team in New Jersey for three years running, and are on track for closing $175 Million in sales for 2015. | | Adler's passion for delivering the ultimate customer experience led her to co-found "Hear it Direct", a series of consumer panels, designed for real estate... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Weston Davis

Laurie Weston Davis

CEO, Broker and Realtor, Scott Lincicome Properties
Laurie is a licensed NC Realtor and CEO at Scott Lincicome Properties, a top independent brokerage in Pinehurst, NC. She also serves as social media director for Revaluate.  Davis was president in 2014 for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Area Association Of Realtors,  and appointed to the NAR Social Media Advisory Board for 2016-2017 and NCAR Information Management Advisory Group for 2015. Davis has presented at several associations and... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Kromer

Christopher Kromer

Broker, Halstead Property
Christopher Kromer, along with his partner, Nora Ariffin, has successfully built the Ariffin-Kromer team to be one of the top-producing groups at Halstead Property LLC. His prior careers in the arts and as a financial consultant at Ernst & Young LLP have given him a strong multi-dimensional foundation with which to serve his clients. With ten years of experience, he is proud to be an associate broker at Halstead Property, a firm on the... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:05am - 9:20am
WestSide Ballroom

9:20am

How to Engage Agents in Deep and Sophisticated Training Programs
Speakers
avatar for Sean Carpenter

Sean Carpenter

Director of Training and Education, Coldwell Banker King Thompson & Coldwell Banker West Shell
Sean Carpenter is the Agent Development Director for the Ohio NRT companies. Originally licensed as a real estate agent in 1998, Carpenter led a successful career in real estate prior to assuming his current role, overseeing all training and education programs for associates and managers of Coldwell Banker King Thompson in Central Ohio and Coldwell Banker West Shell in the Greater Cincinnati area. | | One of Inman News Top... Read More →
avatar for Shannon Poser

Shannon Poser

Senior Director, Learning and Development, ERA Franchise Systems, LLC
Shannon Poser has been in training since graduating Monmouth University in 1992. His vast experiences have taken him through teaching middle school for three years, coaching soccer at his alma mater for 10 years and then through numerous corporate learning universities. The theme weaved between all of these experiences has always been teaching people to be better than they were before. He now brings this unique knowledge to help ERA Real Estate... Read More →
avatar for Angela Raab

Angela Raab

Director of Agent Development and Technology Advancement, F.C. Tucker Company
An industry veteran since 2008, Angela Raab maintained a successful real estate career and is currently the Director of Agent Development and Technology Advancement for the F.C. Tucker Company. Raab believes passionately in the power of agent development through her mission of creating an environment in which agents can’t imagine a not succeeding.  Her development philosophy centers around finding each agent’s start button... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:20am - 9:40am
WestSide Ballroom

9:20am

Teams 2.0: How Agent Teams Achieve Success and the Inside Scoop on Expansion Teams
Speakers
avatar for Wendy Banner

Wendy Banner

Associate Broker, The Banner Team, Long and Foster Real Estate
Wendy Banner is committed to providing ultimate professional service with a personal touch. Specializing in luxury and upper-brackets properties throughout Bethesda and the Metropolitan Region for over 27 years, Banner has assembled an energetic team of consummate professionals, and is among the Top Five Long & Foster sales associates in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and is ranked in the Top 100 agents Nationwide published by the Wall... Read More →
avatar for Gwen Daubenmeyer

Gwen Daubenmeyer

CEO and Associate Broker, The Integrity Team/RE/MAX
Gwen Daubenmeyer is the CEO, Team Leader and Ringmaster of The Integrity Team—an innovative and collaborative real estate agency with RE/MAX. Daubenmeyer carries a flame in one hand and a fire hose in the other. She is always stretching, growing and developing in the diverse, complex and ever-changing real estate landscape of Metro Detroit. In less than four years she not only built her team but ranks consistently in the top 5% in her... Read More →
avatar for Mark Spain

Mark Spain

CEO, The Mark Spain Team at Keller Williams Realty
Mark Spain is an Atlanta native and a University of Georgia graduate from the Terry College of Business. In 2013, Mark Spain broke the $2 billion sales mark for lifetime sales—he is believed to be one of only 50-100 Realtors in the nation to achieve this, out of well over 1 million Realtors. The Mark Spain Team consistently ranks as the #1 Real Estate Team in the Atlanta Board of Realtors, holding this title for 11... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:20am - 9:45am
Broadway Ballroom

9:40am

How do You Build Wealth for You and your Agents, Creating Long-Term Value
Speakers
avatar for F. Ron Smith

F. Ron Smith

Founding Partner, Partners Trust
F. Ron Smith is a Founding Partner of the Los Angeles-based real estate company Partners Trust.  | | An active agent for 25+ years, F. Ron co-founded the independent company in 2009. The cooperative atmosphere has attracted 240+ top agents in the business, with sales of US $6 billion in eight offices, including Shanghai, China. F. Ron is co-founder of the global real estate referral company Leverage Global... Read More →
avatar for Mauricio Umansky

Mauricio Umansky

CEO, The Agency
As CEO of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with many of the world’s most distinguished architectural estates, new luxury developments, and design-centric homes.  | | He is constantly innovating and planning new ways for The Agency to grow – not only as a real estate brokerage, but as a cutting-edge, 21st century lifestyle company with a global... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:40am - 10:00am
WestSide Ballroom

9:45am

What’s Next for Agent Ratings and Rankings? How to Make them Work for You.
Speakers
avatar for Jill Biggs

Jill Biggs

Agent, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Jill Biggs takes customer service to a new level, covering every detail of every transaction in order to make each sale a memorable experience for both the buyers and sellers.  | | Known throughout the industry as an exceptional Sales Representative, Biggs has earned the respect of her peers as well as that of her numerous clients. Her extensive contacts within the real estate community enable her to create interest and excitement for her... Read More →
avatar for Coral Gundlach

Coral Gundlach

Realtor, Century 21, Redwood Realty
Coral Gundlach, CRS, is a lifetime top producer residential Realtor located in Arlington, Virginia.  She is known for going above and beyond to meet her clients' buying and selling needs, making sure they are happy with their home buying or selling experience.  Her listings feature an unmatched marketing strategy - uniquely packaging the positive features of your home and neighborhood, then strategically targeting prospective buyers... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am
Broadway Ballroom

10:00am

What's Next? An Insider's Guide to Hot Trends, Policy Changes, Market Shifts, and Key Industry Developments
Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Wilson

Marilyn Wilson

Partner, WAV Group
Marilyn Wilson is founding partner of WAV Group, which performs consumer and industry research, strategic planning, marketing planning, executive recruiting, organizational consulting and technology evaluations for MLS’s, associations and technology firms throughout North America and Europe. Wilson is also one of the founders of a new venture called RETechnology.com. The site provides agents and brokers with the first-ever comprehensive... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:00am - 10:10am
Broadway Ballroom

10:10am

Sanity Check: How to Have a Life While Doing It All
Speakers
avatar for Andy Bovender

Andy Bovender

Broker, Allen Tate Realtors
Andy is a Charlotte, NC, native. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Economics, and went on to pursue his first love as a professional baseball player for the Houston Astros. In 2006, with the same competitive drive and spirit, he turned his sights on a career in real estate and joined the #1 firm in the Carolinas and #10 firm in the nation, Allen Tate REALTORS.  In just two... Read More →
avatar for Sarita Dua

Sarita Dua

Principal Broker, Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Sarita Dua is based in Portland, Oregon, and has been selling real estate for eleven years after fourteen years in high tech sales and marketing.  She manages a small team of buyers agents and administrative coordinators that is focused on big results.  She has an innovative approach to selling real estate that is strong with buyers, works her database for referrals, and is a unique combination of high tech and high touch. In addition... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Todd

Amanda Todd

Agent, Realty ONE Group
Amanda Todd is a full-time Realtor and single mother of three young children. Todd dove into real estate going from being a stay-at-home mom to a full-time Realtor less than two years ago. In that time, she has closed over $20 million in real estate and still manages to drop off and pick her kids up from school every day. She is passionate about quality relationships with her clients and very savvy at problem-solving and juggling their needs, all... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:10am - 10:30am
Broadway Ballroom

10:10am

Recruiting and Retention: What's Next in the Challenge of Retaining Good Agents?
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Heddings

Douglas Heddings

Executive Vice President of Sales, CORE
Douglas Heddings is Executive Vice President – Sales, responsible for overseeing and growing sales and business development for CORE’s resale division. His roles include recruiting, agent support, as well as meeting company sales goals and projections. A 23-year veteran and a top producer at one of Manhattan’s largest firms, Heddings was most recently the founder of The Heddings Property Group, LLC. As a real estate expert... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Kauffmann

Jonathan Kauffmann

Principal Broker, Nest Realty
After helping to launch three start-up companies and growing them to a national level, Kauffmann began his real estate career as a real estate investor in Charlottesville, Virginia and earned his real estate license in 2003. | | Combining his sales and marketing expertise with his love for real estate, Kauffmann founded Nest Realty in 2008. Since then, Nest Realty has been honored as the nation’s ‘Most Innovative Brokerage&rsquo... Read More →
avatar for Linda O'Koniewski

Linda O'Koniewski

CEO, RE/MAX Leading Edge
Linda O'Koniewski is the CEO of RE/MAX Leading Edge, Boston. O'Koniewski's voice challenges the status quo, customs and culture of real estate. She has devoted her professional life to thinking about real estate in a fundamentally different way. O'Koniewski has broken down and examined each tiny, seemingly inconsequential, part of the process and asked, "Can it be done better, smarter or more creatively?" O'Koniewski innovates... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:10am - 10:30am
WestSide Ballroom

10:30am

What's Next? An Insider's Guide to Hot Trends, Policy Changes, Market Shifts, and Key Industry Developments
Speakers
avatar for Marilyn Wilson

Marilyn Wilson

Partner, WAV Group
Marilyn Wilson is founding partner of WAV Group, which performs consumer and industry research, strategic planning, marketing planning, executive recruiting, organizational consulting and technology evaluations for MLS’s, associations and technology firms throughout North America and Europe. Wilson is also one of the founders of a new venture called RETechnology.com. The site provides agents and brokers with the first-ever comprehensive... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:30am - 10:40am
WestSide Ballroom

10:30am

Networking Like a Boss
Speakers
avatar for Samantha DeBianchi

Samantha DeBianchi

Founder and REALTOR, Million Dollar Listing Miami, DeBianchi Real Estate
Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi founded DeBianchi Real Estate in July 2011.  Her background in hospitality helps her provide innovative real estate buying and selling services that are second to none. Sam has represented a number of athletes, entrepreneurs and investors and provides all of her clients with best-in-class service. She writes for Zillow as a Blog Contributor, writes a weekly real estate advice column in South Florida’s Sun... Read More →
avatar for Josh Tucker

Josh Tucker

Managing Principal / Broker, Anchor Real Estate
Josh is a Managing Partner and Broker In Charge of Anchor Real Estate, LLC, a Mooresville, NC based real estate firm, where he manages a team of 5 agents, a concierge and office  | manager. Anchor Real Estate was established in 2015 by Josh Tucker, Greg Biffle and Tom  | McClellan.   | | Before starting Anchor Real Estate, Josh was a Broker In Charge at Compass Real Estate  | Group, where his hands on leadership approach... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am
Broadway Ballroom

10:40am

Standing Room Only: Creating Office Meetings that Associates Don’t Want to Miss
Speakers
avatar for Jim Garman

Jim Garman

Owner, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - Go Realty
Jim Garman owns Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate - Go Realty, a fiercely independent community of real estate agents in North Carolina.  BHGRE - Go Realty, with the tagline, "Not for everyone" believes passionately in Seth Godin's message of passionate and polarizing differentiation.  And guess what?  It works. | | Jim is a serial entrepreneur with a questionable sense of timing.  Oblivious to pending economic disaster... Read More →
avatar for Katie Maxwell

Katie Maxwell

Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate Services, Houston, Texas
Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices including a fourth set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a “Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do”. By understanding the importance of hyper local... Read More →
avatar for Thaddeus Wong

Thaddeus Wong

Co-Founder, @properties
Thaddeus Wong is the co-founder of @properties, the largest independently owned residential real estate brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the 12 largest brokerage firms in the U.S. by sales volume. In 2000 Wong and business partner Michael Golden established @properties, and in 15 years have grown the company from $40 million in sales to nearly $7 billion in annual sales. Today, @properties has 20 offices in the city of Chicago... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:40am - 11:00am
WestSide Ballroom

10:45am

10:55am

Top Producers Who are Killing It: What they do and how they do it
Speakers
avatar for Santiago Arana

Santiago Arana

Principal and Partner, The Agency
Over the past 12 years, Santiago Arana has gained a reputation as one of the most distinguished real estate agents in Los Angeles, garnering national recognition that includes being named among the Top 250 Realtors in the United States by The Wall Street Journal for four consecutive years. Part of a power trio that includes Billy Rose and Mauricio Umansky, Arana joined The Agency in 2014 as Principal and Partner, specializing in... Read More →
avatar for Madison Hildebrand

Madison Hildebrand

President and Founder, The Malibu Life, Inc.
Madison Hildebrand, President and Founder of The Malibu Life, Inc., is one of the world’s most recognizable faces in the world of real estate.  Bringing 10 years of experience and career sales of over $250 Million, Madison acts as a founding member of Partners Trust Malibu office and is recognized internationally as a top producing agent year after year. Madison incorporated The Malibu Life, Inc., enlisting a team of 8 specialists... Read More →
avatar for Dolly Lenz

Dolly Lenz

Owner, Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC
Dolly Lenz, is a real estate executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and branding experience. Lenz has become an industry leader having sold over $8.5 billion in properties during her career, a record that has earned her the ultimate “Stratosphere Award”, a level of achievement of which she is the sole recipient. Due to the depth of her experience and the breadth of her knowledge in real estate matters, she is repeatedly... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 10:55am - 11:20am
Broadway Ballroom

11:00am

Next Level One on Ones: Creating Motivation Through Accountability
Speakers
avatar for Amy Bayer

Amy Bayer

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, PorchLight Real Estate Group
Amy Bayer is co-founder of PorchLight Real Estate Group in Denver. Bayer built PorchLight to be the brokerage she wanted as an agent: a full-service outfit that provides agents all the training, coaching, technology and marketing they need. The firm has tweaked the traditional brokerage model with an emphasis on design and in-house technology that increases referrals, improves agents’ productivity and their quality of life.
avatar for Gino Blefari

Gino Blefari

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Gino Blefari is the chief executive officer for HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates the real estate brokerage networks of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate. | | Blefari comes to his position from Silicon Valley, CA-based Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., which he founded in 2002 and through mid-2014 served as its president and CEO. Under Blefari’s direction, Intero became one of the fastest... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Rand

Joseph Rand

General Counsel and Managing Partner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty
Joseph Rand is the general counsel and managing partner for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate – Rand Realty, one of the largest companies in the New York region with 30 offices, 800 agents, and closing over $1.5 billion in real estate transactions in 2013. His primary responsibility is managing the company’s career development and education programs, principally based on a concept he has pioneered called “Client-Oriented Real... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:00am - 11:20am
WestSide Ballroom

11:20am

What's Next? How to Overcome Status Quo in 2016
Speakers
avatar for Ashton Gustafson

Ashton Gustafson

Owner and Broker, Bishop Realtor Group
Ashton Gustafson is a 4th generation real estate agent and the owner of boutique real estate brokerages in Wichita Falls and Waco, TX where he and his team continually close over 400 transaction sides per year. Selected as one of Realtor Magazine's Top 30 Under 30 in 2010, Gustafson also keynotes across the country and internationally with his ideas and proven systems, authors a blog at www.LTMPblog.com, and hosts his... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:20am - 11:30am
Broadway Ballroom

11:20am

What Can Brokers do to Get More Developments?
Speakers
avatar for Beth Fisher

Beth Fisher

Senior Managing Director, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group
Beth Fisher, a founding member of Corcoran Sunshine, serves as the key client contact and strategic advisor, creating value throughout the research, planning, marketing and sales process. Her diverse body of work includes over 50 new developments, valued at over $15 billion, ranging from ultra-luxury towers to boutique design-driven properties in New York and select markets nationally. She is privileged to have worked for many... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Martel

Jeff Martel

Director of Marketing, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43° North
Jeff Martel has seemingly been in real estate his entire life by watching his parents become successful real estate investors while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. This experience inspired him early on to learn what it takes to be successful in real estate. Although Martel decided to take a different direction in college and study graphic design and marketing - it somehow always comes back to real estate. | | As the Director of... Read More →
avatar for Bo Menkiti

Bo Menkiti

Founder and CEO, Menkiti Group
Bo Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of the Menkiti Group, a real estate company dedicated to transforming lives and communities through real estate. The Menkiti Group is focused on strengthening neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and disposition of real estate in urban markets. Menkiti also serves as CEO and is the Founding Partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties, a residential real estate brokerage managed by the... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 11:20am - 11:40am
WestSide Ballroom

11:30am

11:40am

1:30pm

Sponsored Workshop: Transaction Data. Who Owns It, Why Does it Matter and How do you Keep it Secure?
As more components of the real estate transaction move online, more of the data supporting those transactions is becoming digital. While there are many benefits of this move, there are also many important challenges that arise such as ownership of the data and how to keep it secure. Attend this session to learn how to successfully control your transaction data and best practices learned from DocuSign, the global leader in helping businesses make every approval and decision digital. 

Speakers
avatar for Glenn Shimkus

Glenn Shimkus

Vice President of Product, DocuSign
Glenn Shimkus is the Vice President of Product at DocuSign, where he leads the company’s Global Real Estate Solutions product team. In this role he is responsible for defining the strategy, setting the product roadmap, and leading the development and delivery of DocuSign’s product presence for the global real estate community. Previously, Shimkus was a co-founder and the CEO of Cartavi, which was formed in 2009 and acquired by... Read More →



Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Times Square Room

1:30pm

Tech Connect

Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

1:30pm

1:35pm

Savvy Agents and What's Winning in Tech
Speakers
avatar for Seth Dailey

Seth Dailey

Co-Founder, The Dailey Group of Keller Williams Realty
Seth is the Co-Founder of both The Dailey Group and Keller Williams Gateway in Baltimore, Maryland.  He serves as the Operating Principal for the brokerage and as the team leader for The Dailey Group, which sold over 150 homes in 2015 alone.  Seth, a Montana native, is passionate about empowering leaders and teaching people to make smart financial moves related to their home. Prior to real estate, Seth held his C.P.A. designation and... Read More →
avatar for Anne Jones

Anne Jones

REALTOR, Windermere Real Estate
Anne Jones is an established Realtor who loves promoting her hometown and finding interesting new ways to market her listings. Raised in Gig Harbor, WA Anne graduated from the University of Puget Sound before settling into the Tacoma area. Her parents have been homebuilders for nearly 40 years, and her work with them brought her into the business.  | When she's not working, you'll find Anne sipping a cup of local coffee, chasing after... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Rank

Kyle Rank

Managing Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty
Kyle Rank is a managing broker for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices York Simpson Underwood Realty. Since the beginning of his career, Kyle has developed the foundational skills of real estate that are necessary for success. A proven real estate innovator, Kyle brings his passion for technology into the office – where he and his agents use mobile tools, applications, and video to conduct business at a higher level... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:35pm - 1:55pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

1:55pm

What Technologies Can Help with Recruiting?
Speakers
avatar for Rachana Mathew

Rachana Mathew

Technical Project Manager, RE/MAX INTEGRA
Rachana Mathew is a Technical Project Manager at RE/MAX INTEGRA - a family run business that represents 30% of RE/MAX Worldwide, with a presence in 35+ countries. Rachana has played an integral role over the last two years in championing the technology aspect of the business, and spearhead an innovative industry leading app store, RE/MAX Launchpad, bringing together 17+ well recognized real estate solution providers to over 30,000 Sales... Read More →
avatar for Linda Michelsen

Linda Michelsen

Vice President of Operations and Co-Founder, Realty Connection
After 10 years as a Real Estate professional, Linda Michelsen (along with her amazing partners) created RealtyConnection.com because they saw a need to make the process of recruiting (for managers) and finding a new opportunity (for agents) more effective and less painful.   This project has morphed and grown into a nationwide, complete recruiting resource that benefits both real estate companies and agents.  Her position... Read More →
avatar for David Wiggs

David Wiggs

CEO, ActiveRain
David Wiggs is CEO of ActiveRain, KWKLY and General Manager of Ben Kinney Training Organization. 


Tuesday January 26, 2016 1:55pm - 2:15pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

2:15pm

2:30pm

Five Mindblowing Tech Trends Coming to Real Estate
Speakers
avatar for Chad Curry

Chad Curry

Managing Director for NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS
As Managing Director for NAR's Center for REALTOR® Technology, Chad Curry investigates emerging technologies, educates members through presentations, webinars, blogs and podcasts, and manages the development of products for use by members. He’s presented to members on the national, state and local levels. Chad is also a Board Member for the Real Estate Standards Organization, where he works to streamline real estate transaction... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 2:30pm - 2:40pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

2:40pm

Do you Outsource your Technology or Build a Team?
Speakers
avatar for Dina Di Maria

Dina Di Maria

Senior Vice President, Information Technology, NRT
Dina Di Maria joined NRT as Senior Vice President of Information Technology in July 2013. In this role, she will develop and drive the company's IT strategy to achieve NRT's business priorities, particularly those technology strategies that support field business needs, generate operational efficiencies, and achieve positive returns on investments. In addition, Di Maria is responsible for overseeing all IT initiatives and leads a team of direct... Read More →
avatar for John De Souza

John De Souza

President, Cressy & Everett Real Estate
John De Souza is President of Cressy & Everett Real Estate, a 70-year-old independent residential firm of 200 agents serving Northern Indiana and SW Michigan.  During his leadership, the company has become one of the most technically advanced brokerages in the region, while also setting records for customer satisfaction.  He is passionate about finding new ways for REALTORSⓇ to deliver value and provide meaningful consumer... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 2:40pm - 2:55pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

2:55pm

Startups That Are on to Something
Speakers
avatar for John Kvasnic

John Kvasnic

Chief Product Officer, OpenHouse
John Kvasnic leads OpenHouse’s innovative product team as Chief Product Officer. He co-founded fypio, which was acquired by Agent Ace and rebranded to OpenHouse in late 2015. Prior to OpenHouse, Kvasnic co-founded Navantis, Inc. in 1998 and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect. | | Kvasnic has been a Senior Solutions Architect at CGI, Nesbitt Burns and Bayer, and worked with Fortune 500 companies across numerous... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Glass Moore

Taylor Glass Moore

COO and Co-Founder, Zumper
Taylor Glass-Moore is the COO & co-founder of Zumper - the first search-to-close platform for home and apartment rentals. Zumper launched in 2012 in the final round of TechCrunch Disrupt and now has over 2 million renters/month. To date, Zumper has raised $14.6M from Silicon Valley VCs including Goodwater Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Greylock, Andreessen Horowitz and NEA. | | Before joining Zumper, Taylor was a Broker Associate at Colwell... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 2:55pm - 3:10pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

3:10pm

The Ultimate User Experience - What will Consumers Demand in 2016?
Speakers
avatar for Lex Groenewegen

Lex Groenewegen

CEO, Placert.nl
Lex Groenewegen is CEO of Placert.nl, which adds “soft data” to a house listing by asking the owner and their social network to endorse or add features, share photos and videos, pinpoint interesting spots on an interactive map and share memories and anecdotes about the house - personal endorsements that make a house a home. | | Groenewegen has 10 years of experience in broker/agent marketing... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Ling

Christopher Ling

Head of Mortgages, Nerd Wallet
avatar for Guy Wolcott

Guy Wolcott

CEO, Homesnap
As CEO of Homesnap, Guy Wolcott leads the team that has created the highest rated real estate app in the industry. Launched as a consumer app in 2012, Homesnap quickly garnered attention for its signature feature - "Snap a picture of any home to find out all about it" - with coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, Real Simple and other major outlets. In 2014, Guy oversaw the launch of Homesnap Pro, the agent-only version of Homesnap... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 3:10pm - 3:35pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

3:35pm

VR, 360 Video, and the Future of Home Tours
Speakers
avatar for Jarred Cole

Jarred Cole

Senior Video Journalist, Wall Street Journal
Jarrard Cole is an Emmy-nominated senior video journalist at The Wall Street Journal in New York, working on special projects and virtual reality stories. He helped develop the Journal's interactive and virtual reality video capabilities and has reported stories from Beirut to Tokyo to the White House. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Jarrard spends most of his time stressing about his... Read More →
avatar for Marc Haguenauer

Marc Haguenauer

CEO, Vieweet
Marc joined Vieweet in January 2015. Previously, he was working at StormHarbour, a boutique investment bank since April 2010, which specializes in structure debt and in refinancing issues. Before that, Marc worked at Natixis and The Royal Bank of Scotland in Paris and London as a senior structurer on Real Estate Asset Backed Securities where he was responsible for bringing to the market over Eur 6bn of public and private deals. Marc began... Read More →
avatar for Mark Tepper

Mark Tepper

VP of Sales & Business Development, Matterport
For the past 18+ years, Mark has helped grow many small technology startups into successful, profitable businesses. In the late 90s, he began his career in real estate technology at Bamboo.com, the first virtual tour company, which subsequently merged with iPIX before it was acquired by Realtor.com. Mark has remained in real estate technology industry, working for the small company Connecting Neighbors, which was then acquired by Reply.com... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

4:00pm

New Technologies Disrupting How Business is Done
Speakers
avatar for Constance Freedman

Constance Freedman

Founder & Managing Partner, Moderne Ventures
Constance Freedman is the Founder and Managing Partner of Moderne Ventures™, an early stage investment fund and Accelerator Program focused on technology companies innovating in and around real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services.  Prior to launching Moderne, Freedman led Strategic Investments at the National Association of Realtors where she launched and managed its investment arm, Second Century... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

4:15pm

What Technology do you Need to Service Teams, Expansion Teams and Indy Brokers?
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Archer

Lisa Archer

CEO, Live Love International
Lisa Archer has more than 10 years’ experience in the Charlotte Real Estate market specializing in residential real estate including learning the ropes of the local REO, short sale and HUD proceedings that have become so important in our market. She has closed $48M in sales and 300 transactions. Lisa currnetly sits in Gary Keller’s Top 100 Masterminds. Archer is first and foremost a wife and... Read More →
avatar for Liming Zhao

Liming Zhao

Chief Technology Officer, Compass
Liming Zhao received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, where he developed graph-based algorithms to synthesize realistic human animations from motion capture data. Prior to Compass, Zhao worked at D.E. Shaw Research developing software for the specialized supercomputer Anton for molecular dynamics simulations. Zhao built high-performance platforms and tools for protein folding simulations and analysis, as well... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

4:30pm

Building Scalable Technology​ in Real Estate ​
Speakers
avatar for Caren Maio

Caren Maio

CEO and Co-Founder, Nestio
Caren Maio is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nestio. Nestio is the industry's leading leasing and marketing software for multifamily landlords and brokers. Prior to Nestio, Maio lent her business expertise to corporate sales positions at powerhouse brands Nike and The Wall Street Journal. Maio graduated from New York University with a dual-degree in Brand Building and Publishing. She was... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Shimkus

Glenn Shimkus

Vice President of Product, DocuSign
Glenn Shimkus is the Vice President of Product at DocuSign, where he leads the company’s Global Real Estate Solutions product team. In this role he is responsible for defining the strategy, setting the product roadmap, and leading the development and delivery of DocuSign’s product presence for the global real estate community. Previously, Shimkus was a co-founder and the CEO of Cartavi, which was formed in 2009 and acquired by... Read More →
avatar for Frederick Townes

Frederick Townes

Co-Founder and COO, Placester
Frederick “Fred” Townes is the co-founder and COO of Placester. In this role he focuses on technology leadership, product strategy, business development and company culture. Prior to Placester, Fred was a member of the founding team at Mashable, a leading media company that informs, inspires and entertains the the connected generation. As CTO of Mashable, Fred developed interactive user experiences, strategies, and media partnerships... Read More →


Tuesday January 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Broadway Ballroom

4:40pm

5:00pm

Connect First Timer’s Meet Up
First time at Connect?  Come mingle with the Inman Staff and get the lowdown on all the action for the week ahead. 

Tuesday January 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Marriott Broadway Lounge
 
Wednesday, January 27
 

6:30am

Connect Wake Up Association
Runners - Meet on the Street Level of the Marquis Outside the Elevators at 6:30am
Walkers - Meet on the Marquis Lobby Level Outside the Elevators at 6:30am
Coffee Talkers - Meet at Corso Coffee 1/2 block from the Marquis on 46th street at 7:00am

Wednesday January 27, 2016 6:30am - 8:00am
TBA

7:00am

Registration Open
Check in early to avoid long lines!

Wednesday January 27, 2016 7:00am - 6:00pm
7th Floor Foyer

8:00am

8:30am

Transparency, Disruption & Collaboration
Speakers
avatar for Brad Inman

Brad Inman

Publisher and Owner, Inman
Brad Inman is the publisher and owner of Inman. A seasoned entrepreneur, he has built many successful businesses from scratch, innovating and changing legacy industries along the way including real estate, business publishing, video and book publishing. A grandfather, a father, a husband and a brother, Brad is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and founder/investor of several companies including Inman, Homegain, Curbed/Vox Media... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 8:30am - 8:50am
Broadway Ballroom

8:50am

GO, Make Something Happen
Speakers
avatar for Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Best-Selling Author
Seth Godin is the author of 17 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow. | | In addition to his writing and speaking, Godin has founded several companies, including... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 8:50am - 9:40am
Broadway Ballroom

9:40am

How does Zillow See the World of Real Estate?
Speakers
avatar for Leigh Gallagher

Leigh Gallagher

Assistant Managing Editor, FORTUNE
Leigh Gallagher is an Assistant Managing Editor at FORTUNE, where she writes and edits feature stories, helps steer the brand’s multi-platform editorial coverage, oversees FORTUNE’s “40 Under 40″ rankings and serves as the host of Fortune Live, Fortune.com’s weekly half-hour business show featuring analysis and interviews with key players in the business world. She is also a co-chair of the FORTUNE Most... Read More →
avatar for Spencer Rascoff

Spencer Rascoff

CEO, Zillow Group
As chief executive officer of Zillow Group, Spencer oversees the company’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy and HotPads. Spencer joined Zillow in 2005 as one of its first hires, and served various roles including chief operating officer, until his appointment to CEO in 2010. Since becoming CEO, Spencer has led Zillow through its 2011 IPO and... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 9:40am - 9:55am
Broadway Ballroom

9:55am

Franchise Smackdown: Biggest, Baddest, Funnest
Speakers
avatar for Sherry Chris

Sherry Chris

President and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Sherry Chris was appointed president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in October of 2007.  Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it had entered into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation, with a renewal option for another 50 years, to license the Better Homes and Gardens® name to launch a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand. Sherry has more than 30 years of real estate... Read More →
avatar for Chris Heller

Chris Heller

CEO, Keller Williams Realty
Chris's determination, relationship-building skills and extreme success in real estate make him an ideal leader for a global real estate giant. This is especially true since he describes the industry as an incredible opportunity for unlimited income - or an entrepreneur's dream. And we've only scratched the surface. At age 20, Chris Heller got his real estate license. After three years of follow-up, a broker finally talked him into joining his... Read More →
avatar for Dave Liniger

Dave Liniger

Chairman and Co-Founder, RE/MAX, LLC
Dave Liniger is the visionary leader of the Denver-based global real estate franchise he co-founded with his wife, Gail, in 1973. Dave is well respected internationally for his vast knowledge of the real estate industry and influence on housing policy. At the height of the recession, Dave pushed for governmental housing reform policies that would help speed the housing recovery; many of his recommendations were adopted. He is widely credited with... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 9:55am - 10:15am
Broadway Ballroom

10:15am

How Blockchain is Changing How you do Business
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Lubin

Joseph Lubin

Founder, ConsenSys Systems
Joseph Lubin’s career has involved various posts in the fields of technology and finance and in their intersection. | | Subsequent to graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, he worked as research staff in the Robotics Lab at Princeton and then at Vision Applications, Inc., a private research firm, in the fields of autonomous mobile robotics, machine vision and artificial neural... Read More →
avatar for Reggie Middleton

Reggie Middleton

Founder, Veritaseum
Reggie Middleton is an American entrepreneur who is the founder of one of the world's first blockchain-based, peer-to-peer financial services companies, Veritaseum, as well as the finance and technology blog, Boom Bust Blog. | | Middleton regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg and on the Keiser Report to discuss his research, opinions and outlooks. He has also been interviewed on CNN and BBC... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:15am - 10:30am
Broadway Ballroom

10:30am

What will 2016 Mean for the Economy and the Housing Market?
Speakers
avatar for Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg

Chief Economist, GraphsandLaughs, LLC
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. is a nationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University. Eisenberg, a former Senior Economist with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C., is... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:30am - 10:50am
Broadway Ballroom

10:50am

What's Next For Real Estate?
Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Mendenhall

Elizabeth Mendenhall

CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty
Elizabeth Mendenhall is a Realtor and the 2016 First Vice President of the National Association Of Realtors (NAR). NAR, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million Realtors involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. She is the CEO for RE/MAX Boone Realty in Columbia and has over 200 agents in the Mid-West.  RE/MAX named her the... Read More →
avatar for Richard Mendenhall

Richard Mendenhall

Broker and Owner, RE/MAX Boone Realty
In 2001 Richard Mendenhall served as President for the National Association of Realtors. | | On the afternoon of Sept 11, 2001, he established the Realtors Housing Relief Fund, which then collected over 8.5 million dollars and in less than 100 days and funded over 1300 families of victims for 3 months of their mortgage or rental payments.  | | From 2004-2006, Mendenhall served as Co-Chair of the International Consortium of... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 10:50am - 11:05am
Broadway Ballroom

11:05am

No Excuses for Stupid Behavior in Real Estate
Speakers
avatar for Leigh Brown

Leigh Brown

Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Executive Realty
Dedicated. Enthusiastic. Responsive. Knowledgeable. Professional. | These are words that describe Charlotte, NC Realtor Leigh Brown. Though Leigh’s career background is colorful - she has sold liquor, stocks, and chainsaws - for the past 14 years, she has been dedicated to building relationships with her clients in real estate, both current and past . Her enthusiasm about the real estate industry shows on her face, in her... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 11:05am - 11:20am
Broadway Ballroom

11:20am

Real Time Showings and Online Offers: How do you fit in, in this new world?
Speakers
avatar for Glenn Kelman

Glenn Kelman

CEO, Redfin
Glenn Kelman is Redfin’s CEO. Prior to joining Redfin, he was a co-founder of Plumtree Software, a Sequoia-backed, publicly traded company that created the enterprise portal software market. In his seven years at Plumtree, Kelman led engineering, marketing, product management and business development, and he also was responsible for financing and general operations in Plumtree’s early days. Prior to starting Plumtree, Kelman worked as... Read More →
avatar for Giuseppe

Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini

COO, Quikshow
Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini is the Chief Operation Officer for Quikshow and one of the founders, as well the Broker and founder of JP and Associates Realtors, one of the largest and fastest growing brokerages in Texas with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Manhattan.  | | He immigrated to North Texas from Naples, Italy at the age of 13. He graduated with an engineering degree from Midwestern State University, and worked across the globe... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 11:20am - 11:35am
Broadway Ballroom

11:35am

The Next Big Real Estate Opportunity: Mars
Keynote Sponsored by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Speakers
avatar for Bas Lansdorp

Bas Lansdorp

M.Sc., Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Mars One
Bas Lansdorp has never been one to let bold ventures intimidate him. A born entrepreneur, he sees potential and opportunity where others shy away. Gifted with an articulate vision and genuine enthusiasm, he moves people with his passion for science and the human mission to Mars. Lansdorp received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Twente University in 2003. For five years Lansdorp worked at Delft University of Technology and in... Read More →
avatar for Pam O'Connor

Pam O'Connor

President and CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Pamela J. O’Connor serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global real estate network of over 500 premier independent real estate firms, with 4,000 offices and 120,000 associates producing nearly $273 billion in annual home sales in over 40 countries. The company, which has offices in Chicago and London, also owns RELO Direct, a full-service relocation management company... Read More →



Wednesday January 27, 2016 11:35am - 12:00pm
Broadway Ballroom

2:00pm

Agent Track
Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:00pm

Broker Track
Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:00pm

MLS Track
Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

2:05pm

Major Challenges Facing MLS
Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Jensen

Rebecca Jensen

President and CEO, Midwest Real Estate Data
Rebecca Jensen is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Real Estate Data LLC (MRED), the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to over 40,000 brokers and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties with property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:05pm - 2:15pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

2:05pm

Next Gen Business Building: New School Prospecting
Speakers
avatar for Tristan Ahumada

Tristan Ahumada

Realtor and CEO, Tristan and Associates at Keller Williams Realty
Tristan Ahumada is a full time Realtor, running a team that did a volume of 60 million in Southern California for 2015. He currently works at Keller Williams Westlake Village. Ahumada attributes the success of his Real Estate team to internet marketing and adapting to changes quickly by trying out new real estate tools and technology before others.  | | Ahumada's passion for helping others is transforming the real estate world... Read More →
avatar for Molly Finley

Molly Finley

Realtor, Howard Hanna Real Estate
Molly Finley is a Realtor with Howard Hanna Real Estate and Mortgage Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In her five years with Howard Hanna, Finley has been recognized for numerous achievements and accolades, including a finalist for Realtor Magazine's 2014 Nationwide Class of 30 Under 30; AEF - Ring of Excellence (recognition as one of Pittsburgh's brightest Realtor stars) and voted in Pittsburgh Magazine as a Five-Star Realtor. Molly has... Read More →
avatar for Caron Ling

Caron Ling

REALTOR, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Caron A. Ling is a Realtor with Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and has been practicing real estate since April 2004. Caron was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a graduate of Henry J. Kaiser High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii. In 2009, Caron was named a recipient of the prestigious People’s Choice Aloha ’Aina Realtor Award from the Honolulu Board of Realtors... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:05pm

Tech Wrangler: Putting the Tech Puzzle Together to Win
Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Bergmark

Vanessa Bergmark

General Manager/Partner, Red Oak Realty
A native New Yorker and a Penn State University graduate, Vanessa started her career in real estate in 2003 in the state of California as a sales agent, moving into management a year later.  For three years she ran a large franchise, growing it to the #2 in profitability in the Northern CA region.  In the 2007 downturn she left to manage a small, independent brokerage, one year later becoming General Manager of the entire... Read More →
avatar for Robert Reffkin

Robert Reffkin

Founder and CEO, Compass
Prior to Compass, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm’s private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. Robert is also the Founder of New York Needs You. He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:15pm

Resolved: The MLS Limits Progress - an Oxford Style Debate
Speakers
avatar for Chris Carrillo

Chris Carrillo

CEO, Metro MLS
avatar for Rob Hahn

Rob Hahn

Founder and Managing Partner, 7DS Associates
Rob is the founder and managing partner of 7DS Associates, a marketing, strategy and technology consulting firm specializing in creative solutions rooted in strategic analysis and data. With a varied background from Wall Street, corporate law, technology, product development, media and entertainment, startups, fashion and professional card playing, Rob brings a unique perspective to business problems. He started in real estate at Realogy where... Read More →
avatar for Greg Robertson

Greg Robertson

Co-Founder, W&R Studios
Greg Robertson is the co-founder of W&R Studios. W&R Studios is a privately-held software company, located in Huntington Beach, California, focusing on creating simple and focused web applications for the real estate industry.   Their flagship Cloud CMA (http://CloudCMA.com) is used by over 100,000 real estate professionals around the county. A 20-year veteran in the industry, Greg also publishes the popular real estate... Read More →
avatar for Celeste Starchild

Celeste Starchild

Vice President, Move, Inc.
Celeste Starchild is a pioneer who has spent over 15 years transforming the real estate industry. She possesses a track record of success in technology services, product development, sales and marketing, business development, and data security, and is the recipient of the 2015 Inman Innovator Award.  Starchild is part of the leadership team at Move, Inc., that oversees the development of professional software tools and services. During her... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:15pm - 2:50pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

2:25pm

Making the Jump: From Solo Agent to Team Lead
Speakers
avatar for Matt Fetick

Matt Fetick

Agent, Keller Williams Realty
Matt Fetick is a former police officer and paramedic who launched his real estate career in 2005. Matt has built an International reputation as a top producing agent, brokerage owner and trainer. Matt's sales team is based in the Philadelphia suburbs and sold over 220 homes in 2015 with a plan to double in 2016. Additionally Matt is the operating partner for a Keller Williams brokerage in Rehoboth Beach DE and London England where he recently... Read More →
avatar for Louise Phillips Forbes

Louise Phillips Forbes

Broker, Halstead Property
Known and respected industry wide, Louise Phillips Forbes has been selling residential real estate in NYC for 27 years. She is the #1 broker in Halstead Property’s Park Avenue office with total sales over $2.5 billion. From working on her own to now managing a team of 7, Forbes provides invaluable market intelligence to a wide range of customers, from buyers and sellers to developers of multi-million dollar luxury buildings. She has... Read More →
avatar for Ben Kinney

Ben Kinney

Operating Principal, Keller Williams
After only 8 years in the real estate business Ben Kinney now owns and operates one of the top producing real estate teams in the nation. In addition to his real estate team Kinney owns and operates multiple Keller Williams Realty Franchises that includes 700+ agents across seven locations servicing over 6 counties. Kinney is also ranked by the Wall Street Journal and Real Trends as one of the top 100 real estate agents for both total units... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:25pm - 2:50pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:25pm

What’s Next for The Broker Brand? Creating Relevance and Value in 2016
Speakers
avatar for Susana Murphy

Susana Murphy

Founder and CEO, Alante Real Estate
Susana Murphy began her career in real estate in 2005 after owning marketing and recruiting firms. As Murphy’s companies became successful, the foundation for her skills as a creative marketer and an aggressive negotiator were formed.  Murphy founded her firm, ALANTE Real Estate, with one goal in mind: to better serve her clients using the latest technology, but without forgetting that “old-fashioned” values like... Read More →
avatar for Raj Qsar

Raj Qsar

Principal and Owner, The Boutique Real Estate Group
Raj Qsar is Principal and Owner of The Boutique Real Estate Group, which truly is a boutique firm, complete with in-house services including HDR Photography, HD Video and Film Production, 360 HD V-Tours, Interior Design & Staging and Custom Graphics & Design. As a national speaker, Qsar has traveled the country educating and training real estate professionals on the value of technology and social media in today’s market.  The... Read More →
avatar for John P. Reinhardt

John P. Reinhardt

President and CEO, Fillmore Real Estate
John P. Reinhardt is the president and CEO of Fillmore Real Estate, Brooklyn’s largest privately owned and operated residential and commercial real estate company. Cognizant of the highly aggressive Brooklyn real estate market, where his company is based, Reinhardt is constantly updating and refining practices that enable Fillmore Real Estate to maintain its standing as one of the most respected brokerage firms in the entire... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:25pm - 2:50pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:50pm

Buy, Sell, Repeat. The Secret to Building a Powerful Indy Brokerage Brand through Loyal Customers
Speakers
avatar for Nick Segal

Nick Segal

President and Founding Partner, Partners Trust
Nick Segal is nationally renowned as a broker and co-founder of Partners Trust, one of the most innovative brokerages in the United States. In his 25 years in real estate, he has negotiated hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions as well as supervised billions of dollars of transactions as a broker, owner and manager of well-regarded real estate firms.  | | As president of Partners Trust, he strives to raise... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:50pm - 3:05pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:50pm

Converting Leads into Lifelong Clients
Speakers
avatar for Chavi Hohm

Chavi Hohm

Agent, Team Diva Real Estate at Coldwell Banker Bain
Chavi M. Hohm had an unusual introduction to real estate. For years, she watched her wife, Kim V. Colaprete, be Seattle's Real Estate Diva. Most Realtor widows get use to the deal making while on vacation, but Chavi wanted to be part of the action. On a whim, Chavi left her good job at Starbucks to go work with Kim in real estate. Mind you, this was the spring of 2008 and within months, the entire market crashed! What is a Diva to do? Use pure... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Truong

Kenny Truong

Senior Sales Associate, Climb Real Estate Group
A Producer since 2011, Kenny is in the top 1% of agents in terms of number of homes sold in the East Bay. He has a passion for technology, and with increased open data, powerful marketing tools, and efficient systems being developed by new startups, Kenny is able to leverage these technological advances to better serve his clients. | | Although he's fairly new to the real estate scene, Kenny has a track record of over 100+ homes sold in just the... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:50pm - 3:15pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:50pm

MLS Consolidation Nation: 30 by 2030. Fantasy or Reality?
Speakers
avatar for Jon Coile

Jon Coile

President and CEO, Champion Realty
Jon Coile is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Champion Realty, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. Champion is a multi-office regional broker based in Annapolis, Maryland with Mortgage, Title and Insurance company subsidiaries. Coile got into real estate in 1988 and became a multi-million dollar agent in his first year. In 1991 he became a partner in Champion Realty... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Condon

Kathy Condon

President and CEO, MLS Property Information Network
Kathy Condon is president and CEO of MLS Property Information Network (PIN), which is one of the largest MLSs in the country with more than 32,000 members. She also serves as 2016 president of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and as a member of the Executive Advisory Council for Realtor.com, Realtors’ Property Resource (RPR) Advisory Board, and Supra's Advisory Group. She has more than 35 years of experience in... Read More →
avatar for Gregg Larson

Gregg Larson

Founder and CEO, Clareity Consulting & Communications
Gregg Larson is the founder and CEO of Clareity Consulting and Clareity Security. He has 30 years of experience in real estate information and technology, is the host of Clareity’s 15th Annual MLS Executive Workshop, and co-founder of the non-profit trade association REDPLAN.  Larson was an influential driver in the creation of the Model Content License Agreement used by many MLSs with online publishers and the Fair Display Policy... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 2:50pm - 3:20pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

3:05pm

Lessons from the Best Brokerage Websites
Speakers
avatar for Joel Burslem

Joel Burslem

Member, 1000Watt Consulting
Joel Burslem joins 1000Watt with over 10 years of experience in consumer marketing, new media, website design and Internet marketing. His introduction to real estate came in 2005 when he joined Prudential Northwest Properties. In 2006, he founded the influential Future of Real Estate Marketing blog, which was eventually acquired by Inman News. In 2007 and 2008 he was named one of the 25 Most Influential Real Estate bloggers. As VP of Content at... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 3:05pm - 3:20pm
Broadway North Ballroom

3:15pm

Strategies for Standing Out: How to Stay Ahead of the Rising Tide of Industry Growth
Speakers
avatar for Marguerite Giguere

Marguerite Giguere

Agent, Windermere Real Estate
Marguerite Giguere is a working agent with a talent for standing out. She specializes in Downtown Tacoma, Washington and the surrounding neighborhoods. In the real estate industry since 2005, Marguerite recently launched MoveToTacoma.com, a neighborhood-focused website and podcast for people interested in moving to Tacoma, WA. The podcast features interviews with local politicians, business leaders, neighbors, and more to help people learn... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Kent

Maggie Kent

Broker, CORE
Maggie Kent thrives on being highly knowledgeable and up to the moment on both the Manhattan and global real estate markets. She is a skilled negotiator who focuses on getting her clients the best deal possible while maintaining an understanding of the emotional and financial demands of any transaction. She dedicates herself to getting results, whether a client is looking to buy or sell a home, invest or relocate. | | A downtown resident for 20... Read More →
avatar for Tami Pardee

Tami Pardee

Founder and CEO, Pardee Properties
Pardee Properties is the Westside real estate market leader. Tami Pardee and her team have  | sold over $2 billion in residential and commercial properties to date. She is ranked as the #17  | agent in the United States by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal, and is quoted throughout the  | country as a leading expert in the real estate industry. | | For Tami, however, success and recognition are only part of the picture. Of equal... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Broadway South Ballroom

3:20pm

Scaling Without Sacrifice: Getting Big Without Becoming Lame
Speakers
avatar for Cheri Fama

Cheri Fama

President and COO, John Daugherty Realtors
As President and Chief Operating Officer of John Daugherty, Realtors, Cheri Fama oversees a team known for exceptional professionalism and business acumen in representing both buyers and sellers of luxury real estate in one of the most competitive and robust markets in the nation. Renowned in Houston for her excellent management style and exemplary sales ability, she was recruited by John Daugherty in 2010 for her leadership qualities and... Read More →
avatar for Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson

Co-Owner and Broker, Windermere Homes & Estates
Rich Johnson is the Co-Owner and Broker of Windermere Homes & Estates real estate brokerage based in San Diego County.  An entrepreneur, he has previously owned and operated multiple companies in both the real estate and insurance arenas. Founded in July of 2013, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE) has achieved exponential growth while maintaining its core values - Relationships, Community, Collaboration and... Read More →
avatar for Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman

Principal Broker and CEO, Real Living | At Home
Jason Sherman serves as principal broker and CEO of Real Living | At Home. A seventh generation Washingtonian, Sherman graduated from the George Washington University in 2000 and received his J.D. from the Columbus School of Law in 2003. Sherman was admitted to both the Maryland and Washington, DC bar, and in 2004 he joined a well-established title company where he practiced until founding Real Living At Home in 2012. | | In addition to his... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 3:20pm - 3:45pm
Broadway North Ballroom

3:20pm

What do NextGen Real Estate Professionals Expect from their MLS?
Speakers
avatar for Sam DeBord

Sam DeBord

Managing Broker, The Seattle Homes Group at Coldwell Banker
Sam DeBord is a writer, real estate broker, and former technology consultant based in Seattle.  He is managing broker with Seattle Homes Group and Coldwell Banker Danforth, one of the area's most tech-focused real estate teams.  Sam sits on the board of directors for Seattle King County REALTORS® and WA REALTORS® as well as serving on government affairs, legislative steering, strategy, and communications... Read More →
avatar for Richard Lull

Richard Lull

Managing Director, MLS Solutions, Black Knight Financial Service
Rich Lull has been Senior Vice President & Managing Director of MLS Systems at Black Knight (formerly LPS) since 2008. Previously Mr. Lull served in executive positions for Digital Map Products, GRiD Systems, Fujitsu, Siebel Systems and SAGE Software. He began his career in Sales with IBM.  He earned his B.A. in economics from Rutgers University after attending the United States Air Force Academy.
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Cheryl Spangler

Co-Founder and Principal Broker, FORBZ Real Estate Group
Cheryl Spangler is the Co-Founder and Principal Broker of FORBZ Real Estate Group located in Alexandria, Virginia (serving VA, DC, MD). You can follow her on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook or on Instagram @Forbzhouse.  | | Cheryl is an author of MULTIPLE OFFERS, How to Get Many Qualified Offers When Selling Your Home Regardless of the Economy. Cheryl is an area "Power Broker", a proven real estate resource... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 3:20pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

3:40pm

Your Website Is the Worst. Here’s What to Do About It.
Speakers
avatar for Mary Capella

Mary Capella

Vice President of Platforms and e-Business, ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Mary Capella has extensive experience in managing innovative digital experiences including websites, mobile platforms and apps to power performance and drive results. She most recently served as senior director of digital product development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the hotel group that includes the Sheraton, Westin, Four Points and W brands. There she spent seven years creating, implementing and managing a robust suite of... Read More →
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Morgan Carey

Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters, Inc.
Morgan Carey is the founder and CEO of Real Estate Webmasters, Inc. and is the original “SEO Guy” (founder of SEO Guy Services). Visible since the early 2000’s in the world’s largest SEM communities, Carey is known internationally as an authority on search engine marketing. He regularly teaches SEM & web development strategies to Realtors online, and presents on various topics twice a year at the Real Estate Webmasters... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 3:40pm - 4:05pm
Broadway South Ballroom

3:45pm

What’s Next for My Brokerage? Top Brokers Share Their Strategies for 2016
Speakers
avatar for Steven Domber

Steven Domber

President and Principal Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties
Steven has been the principal broker of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formally Prudential Serls Prime Properties since 1980. Since that time, he has orchestrated the company's growth from one office and three salespeople to its current size of 6 offices and 300 sales associates. Steven's passion for the business and ability to create a culture to attract the area's top salespeople have enabled Prudential Serls Prime... Read More →
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Sarah Jones

Broker and Co-Owner, Bamboo Realty
Sarah Jones is Broker and co-owner of Bamboo Realty in Houston. She specializes in green living and urban real estate options including leasing and buyers agent services in the Inner Loop and Galleria. Sarah received her GREEN designation from the National Association of Realtors, and she also holds the Certified Negotiation Expert designation. Sarah has been recognized as an industry change agent for her dedication to corporate culture and... Read More →
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Lisa Kon

Managing Broker, Baird & Warner
Lisa Kon is the managing broker of Baird & Warner’s branch office in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood, overseeing a highly productive, successful team of nearly 100 real estate professionals. This year, the Edgebrook office will report a record­-breaking year in both volume and units, along with the highest production per agent in the local marketplace. | | Growth has been the key to Kon’s 25+ years of industry... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 3:45pm - 4:10pm
Broadway North Ballroom

4:00pm

Upstream from the Source
Speakers
avatar for Dan Elsea

Dan Elsea

President, Real Estate One
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John Mosey

CEO, NorthStar MLS
John Mosey is a native Canadian and naturalized US citizen who has spent more than 40  | years working with organized real estate on both sides of the border. He began his  | career in Toronto with a company (Teela Market Surveys) that was later acquired by  | Moore Corporation and merged into the Moore Data Management Services Division. He  | ran business units in Vancouver, B.C. and in Pleasanton, CA before returning to... Read More →
avatar for Cary Sylvester

Cary Sylvester

Vice President of Industry Development, Keller Williams Realty
Cary Sylvester is inspired by the opportunities that technology offers and is passionate about confronting the challenges that come with it—both for Keller Williams associates and for the entire real estate industry. In her current role as the vice president of industry development, Sylvester works to ensure that Keller Williams is an innovative leader solving problems and driving change in the industry. Comfortable presenting in front... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

4:05pm

Kickstart: A Special Session for New Agents to Hit the Ground Running
Speakers
avatar for Alyssa Hellman

Alyssa Hellman

Director, Go School
Alyssa Hellman is a believer of magic. Customer experience has been her passion since she began her real estate career and continues to drive her work today. After building a successful real estate business in the Washington, DC market including becoming the youngest manager at Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.; she decided to bet on herself, take a leap and move to Raleigh, NC where she now works as the Director of the Go School. Hellman... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 4:05pm - 4:30pm
Broadway South Ballroom

4:10pm

Talent, Technology and Training: The New Broker Success Model
Speakers
avatar for Wendy Maitland

Wendy Maitland

President of Sales, TOWN Residential
Wendy Maitland, President of Sales of TOWN Residential, is highly skilled in multiple aspects of real estate, has played a significant role in the foundation of the TOWN brand and philosophy, and serves as one of the company’s strategic advisors. Maitland is an innovative real estate executive who has not only engineered historic deals in the booming New York City market, but who has had enormous impact on the way business is done... Read More →
avatar for Glenn Sanford

Glenn Sanford

Founder and CEO, eXp Realty
Glenn Sanford is the founder and CEO of eXp Realty, “The Agent-owned Cloud Brokerage™”.  After being involved with a number of internet start-ups in the 1990’s and early 2000’s, including a stint at AOL, Glenn started a highly successful real estate career in 2002. In 2006, his fourth full year in the business, Glenn and his team closed over $60,000,000 in real estate almost entirely from online lead generation... Read More →
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Todd Sumney

Chief Marketing Officer, HomeSmart International
Todd Sumney joined the HomeSmart International team as the company’s chief marketing officer in 2014. Sumney came to HomeSmart with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, advertising and graphic design for large companies and clients across multiple industries including The Mayo Clinic, Dole Foods, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Microchip Technologies, Franklin Covey and Realty Executives International. | | At HomeSmart, Sumney and his team... Read More →


Wednesday January 27, 2016 4:10pm - 4:35pm
Broadway North Ballroom

4:30pm

4:35pm

4:40pm

5:00pm

Cocktails @ Connect
Wednesday January 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
6th Floor Foyer
 
Thursday, January 28
 

6:30am

Connect Wake Up Association
Runners - Meet on the Street Level of the Marquis Outside the Elevators at 6:30am
Walkers - Meet on the Marquis Lobby Level Outside the Elevators at 6:30am
Coffee Talkers - Meet at Corso Coffee 1/2 block from the Marquis on 46th street at 7:00am

Thursday January 28, 2016 6:30am - 8:00am
TBA

8:00am

8:00am

Registration Open
Thursday January 28, 2016 8:00am - 6:00pm
7th Floor Foyer

9:00am

What's Next for Technology?
Speakers
avatar for Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher

Executive Editor, Re/code
Kara Swisher is the executive editor of Re/code, host of the Re/code Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the Code Conference.  Re/code and Code are wholly owned by Vox Media, a company with an audience of 170 million worldwide. It has eight distinct media brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox.com (News), SB Nation (Sports), Polygon (Gaming), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Racked (Shopping, Beauty and Fashion), Curbed (Real... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 9:00am - 9:25am
Broadway Ballroom

9:25am

What’s Next for Traditional Business Models - How Diversity Transforms Companies
Speakers
avatar for Alaina Percival

Alaina Percival

Board Chair and CEO, Women Who Code
Alaina Percival is currently Board Chair and CEO of Women Who Code, a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. She spent the first years of her career working at PUMAs headquarters in Germany managing PUMA’s most innovative products. After completing her MBA, Percival accepted the role of Brand Marketing Manager for a women's performance footwear company where she rolled out the world’s first... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 9:25am - 9:40am
Broadway Ballroom

9:40am

9:55am

Turning Laughs into Sales
Speakers
avatar for Cristina Cote

Cristina Cote

Salesperson, TOWN Residential
Cristina is part of the mother-daughter duo known as one of the top real estate teams working today. Now at TOWN Residential, Cote and her mother, Victoria Terri-Cote, have sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property.  In addition to her real estate career, Cote is an actress, writer and producer, performing in and producing comedy shows around NYC. She is also the host of the Emmy-award winning real estate/lifestyle TV show... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Terri-Cote

Victoria Terri-Cote

Broker, TOWN Residential
Victoria Terri-Cote and Cristina Cote are mother-daughter partners at TOWN Residential who are known as one of the top producing real estate teams in the country. Accomplished industry experts who have sold hundreds of millions of dollars in property, they are frequently quoted in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal, and a recent profile on the cover of the New... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 9:55am - 10:05am
Broadway Ballroom

10:05am

What’s Next for Software that Powers Agents and Helps Consumers?
Speakers
avatar for Christina Allen

Christina Allen

Director of Product, Compass
Christina Allen is the Director of Product at Compass. Prior to this, she led LinkedIn’s Product team as the Director of Product Management for over four years. At LinkedIn, Allen was instrumental in building data-rich tools like those for the LinkedIn University program, helping to guide student users through each professional milestone, from the college selection process through their first job.
avatar for Matt Barba

Matt Barba

Co-Founder and CEO, Placester
Matt Barba is the Co-Founder and CEO of Placester, a real estate marketing platform. To date, the company has raised over $50 million in total funding, and is backed by leading investors NEA and Romulus Capital. While in college, Barba pursued a real estate license and began his career as an agent in 2008. During that time, he developed a keen interest in real estate technology. An avid coder since childhood, Barba recognized a significant... Read More →
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Alex Perriello

President and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group
Alexander E. Perriello, III, has served as president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group since April 2004. The Group is the largest franchisor of residential and commercial real estate brokerage offices in the world. Perriello oversees the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and ZipRealty®... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 10:05am - 10:20am
Broadway Ballroom

10:20am

What’s Next for the Housing Market?
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Svenja Gudell

Dr. Svenja Gudell

Chief Economist, Zillow
Dr. Svenja Gudell is the Chief Economist of Zillow. She joined the company in 2011 and leads the industry-leading economic research team at Zillow, a recognized voice of impartial, data-driven economic analysis on the U.S. housing market. Under Dr. Gudell’s leadership, Zillow produces monthly reports on housing trends for over 450 metros nationwide, down to the ZIP code level. In addition, Dr. Gudell and her team publish... Read More →
avatar for Nela Richardson

Nela Richardson

Chief Economist, Redfin
Chief Economist Nela Richardson joined Redfin most recently from Bloomberg LP, where she was a Senior Economist with Bloomberg Government. She has also held research economist positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies and Freddie Mac. Richardson leads the Redfin research team and is a frequent guest expert on housing and economic issues for local and national media.
avatar for Allan Weiss

Allan Weiss

Founder and CEO, Weiss Residential Research
Allan Weiss is the founder and CEO of Weiss Residential Research, creator of residential real estate indexes and forecasts.  He has been awarded several US patents for related financial products. Weiss is also co-founder and former CEO of Case Shiller Weiss, producer of the S&P Case Shiller Home Price Indexes and forecasts, which were published regularly in The Wall Street Journal.  | | Weiss is co-inventor of Macro... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 10:20am - 10:35am
Broadway Ballroom

10:35am

How to Leverage Challenging Situations to your Advantage
Speakers
avatar for Dolly Lenz

Dolly Lenz

Owner, Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC
Dolly Lenz, is a real estate executive with over 25 years of sales, marketing and branding experience. Lenz has become an industry leader having sold over $8.5 billion in properties during her career, a record that has earned her the ultimate “Stratosphere Award”, a level of achievement of which she is the sole recipient. Due to the depth of her experience and the breadth of her knowledge in real estate matters, she is repeatedly... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 10:35am - 10:50am
Broadway Ballroom

10:50am

Company Culture: What is it EXACTLY?
Speakers
avatar for Amy Bayer

Amy Bayer

Co-Founder and Co-CEO, PorchLight Real Estate Group
Amy Bayer is co-founder of PorchLight Real Estate Group in Denver. Bayer built PorchLight to be the brokerage she wanted as an agent: a full-service outfit that provides agents all the training, coaching, technology and marketing they need. The firm has tweaked the traditional brokerage model with an emphasis on design and in-house technology that increases referrals, improves agents’ productivity and their quality of life.
avatar for Dottie Herman

Dottie Herman

President and CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Dorothy "Dottie" Herman is the quintessential New York success story. In only two decades, she climbed to the pinnacle of the housing industry – CEO of Douglas Elliman, the #4 ranked real estate company in the United States. Today, under her leadership, Douglas Elliman is New York’s largest residential brokerage, with over 4,000 real estate professionals and 675 employees working in more than 70 offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 10:50am - 11:05am
Broadway Ballroom

11:05am

What We Can Learn From a 23 Year Old Mini Real Estate Media Tycoon
Speakers
avatar for Nikolai Fedak

Nikolai Fedak

Founder, New York YIMBY
Nikolai Fedak is the founder of New York YIMBY, a pro-real estate development blog that averages over 150,000 monthly unique users.  He founded the site in 2011, while working for the Clinton Global Initiative, and took it full-time in 2013.  When he isn’t writing, editing or photographing the city’s skyline, he can be found speaking about new development on industry panels.  A native of McLean... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 11:05am - 11:15am
Broadway Ballroom

11:25am

New Kids on the Block
A look at the startups changing the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Berube

Jack Berube

CEO, Zenergyst
Jack Berube is Founder and CEO of Zenergyst, the real estate industry’s only end-to-end workflow management system.  Zenergyst launched in 2015 and is currently growing across the United States and Canada. Prior to starting Zenergyst, Jack spent 10 years providing management services to the residential real estate and corporate relocation industries across the United States, Canada and Europe.  During this time, Jack developed... Read More →
avatar for Karin Brandt

Karin Brandt

CEO and Co-Founder, coUrbanize
Karin Brandt is the CEO and co-founder of coUrbanize, a city development platform that helps real estate developers and municipalities engage the public to build better projects faster. Brandt is a TechStars Boston alumna. Prior to coUrbanize, Brandt was a researcher at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy where she co-edited Infrastructure and Land Policies. She holds a Master's in City Planning from MIT. Brandt lives in Cambridge, is a proud... Read More →
avatar for Mallorie Brodie

Mallorie Brodie

CEO and Co-Founder, Bridgit
Mallorie Brodie is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bridgit, an innovative and efficient construction communication platform. Mallorie holds an Honours in Business Administration and a certificate in Entrepreneurship from the prestigious Richard Ivey School of Business. She is an Advisory Board Member at the Creative Destruction Lab and the Richard Ivey N.O.I.S.E. committee. 
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Stephanie L Davis

Founder and COO, Virtual Xperience
Stephanie L Davis is an innovative, trend-setting businesswoman with a sharp mind and tenacious drive that have catapulted her to success, both in the world of luxury real estate, and in the new now-dominant frontier of social & digital media marketing and advertising. Davis has cemented her reputation as a groundbreaking expert in the use of technology, art of branding, and reach of cyberspace to build business and optimize awareness since... Read More →
avatar for Sanya Gurnani

Sanya Gurnani

COO and Co Founder, Agentdesks
Sanya Gurnani is the COO and Co Founder of Agentdesks. Agentdesks is a free collaborative mobile tool that enables Realtors to generate leads and close deals as part of a trusted network of other agents and brokers. Sanya was previously a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company and a Public Finance Investment Banker at Citigroup. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard Business School.
avatar for Heather Sittig Jackson

Heather Sittig Jackson

CEO and Founder, Relola
With over 24 years experience in real estate, Heather Sittig Jackson brings deep knowledge of the industry and what real estate agents and consumers want to make their days more efficient and productive.  She spearheaded Relola to give brokerages and agents solutions that enable hard working real estate agents and tenacious newcomers to gain a leg up in a difficult to penetrate market.  Relola is a socially fueled platform that allows... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Leegard

Lynn Leegard

Co-Founder and President, TrustFunds, LLC
Put a visionary real estate professional together with a bunch of experienced web entrepreneurs who understand electronic payments and you have the ingredients that make up the company of TrustFunds. Starting with a simple concept of "there must be a better way", TrustFunds is revolutionizing the way the real estate industry handles earnest money payments. Lynn Leegard's passion for the industry as both a broker and attorney led her to solve the... Read More →
avatar for Sara Rodell

Sara Rodell

Founder, Loop & Tie
Before starting Loop & Tie, Sara Rodell worked at UBS in New York City as broker in institutional equity sales. She constantly had a need for quick thank you gifts, but all too often got hung up on what to send. Her annoyance eventually built into a large enough frustration that she decided to fix this problem, for herself and others. Sara founded Loop & Tie to offer companies the easiest way to send gifts that are anything but generic... Read More →
avatar for Chris Sauerzopf

Chris Sauerzopf

Founder and CEO, Social MLS
Chris Sauerzopf is the vice president of sales and marketing for World Class Title and the founder | CEO of SocialMLS. A graduate with a degree in Industrial Design from the Columbus College of Art and Design, he founded SocialMLS to help real estate agents automate, connect and leverage their sellers network on Facebook. SocialMLS is a Rev1 Ventures invested startup launched October 15, 2015.
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Luke Skurman

Founder and CEO, Niche
Luke Skurman is the Founder and CEO of Niche.com, a research site that helps people intelligently choose schools and places to live. Luke has turned Niche.com into one of the largest consumer Internet sites in the United States. Luke is passionate about education, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Luke holds bachelors and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of its Board of Trustees. Luke is a... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 11:25am - 11:35am
Broadway Ballroom

11:35am

What We Can Learn from New Business Models Overseas
Speakers
avatar for Rob Ellice

Rob Ellice

CEO, easyProperty
Rob Ellice is an award winning property entrepreneur and estate agent, with over 20 years’  | experience in the property industry. Ellice is the CEO of easyProperty, who along with Sir Stelios has launched a new online estate agency which is set to revolutionise the market in both residential and commercial sectors. | | He is also the MD of Clarke Hillyer, a successful residential and commercial lettings, property... Read More →
avatar for Matt Fetick

Matt Fetick

Agent, Keller Williams Realty
Matt Fetick is a former police officer and paramedic who launched his real estate career in 2005. Matt has built an International reputation as a top producing agent, brokerage owner and trainer. Matt's sales team is based in the Philadelphia suburbs and sold over 220 homes in 2015 with a plan to double in 2016. Additionally Matt is the operating partner for a Keller Williams brokerage in Rehoboth Beach DE and London England where he recently... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 11:35am - 11:50am
Broadway Ballroom

11:50am

Social Action: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
Speakers
avatar for Brett Hagler

Brett Hagler

CEO & Co-Founder, New Story
Brett Hagler is the CEO and Co-founder of New Story, an innovative charity that crowdfunds life-saving houses around the world. New Story is a Y Combinator-backed organization (regarded as "the best entrepreneurial program in the world"). Hagler is also an author, cancer survivor, cross-fitter and a recipient of the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30.
avatar for Caroline Pinal

Caroline Pinal

Co-Founder, Giveback Homes
Fueled by a passion for social entrepreneurship, Caroline Pinal helped create Giveback Homes to empower real estate agents to turn their everyday business into an opportunity for social change. Pinal and team deliver innovation and impact to their network of like-minded agents, which are the driving force behind the movement to provide safe homes for families throughout the world.  | | Prior to... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 11:50am - 12:00pm
Broadway Ballroom

2:00pm

Agent Track
Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:00pm

Broker Track
Thursday January 28, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:00pm

2:05pm

Top Producer Panel: What the Big Hitters are Focusing on this Year
Speakers
avatar for Raphael De Niro

Raphael De Niro

Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Raphael De Niro, a 25-year full-time resident of Manhattan, takes pride in his profession, providing clients with the highest level of privacy and discretion, great trust and loyalty, plus a vast knowledge of today's unique marketplace. A talented and hard-working individual, De Niro has earned not only outstanding results, but has secured a very positive reputation within the real estate industry.  | | De Niro achieves success for his... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Salyi

Katherine Salyi

Broker, Nest Seekers
Katherine Salyi lives, works and loves New York for its passion, motivation and competitive nature. She is genuinely interested in assisting clients and accomplishing their goals. Salyi is hardworking, personable and eager to take on new challenges.   | | After graduating with a B.A. degree from The George Washington University, she moved back to NYC and began her career in real estate services.  Since 2000, she has worked in all... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:05pm - 2:25pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:05pm

SWOT: What’s at Stake for Brokers in 2016
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Bowers

Ashley Bowers

Chief Operating Officer, HomeSmart International
Ashley Bowers joined HomeSmart International as Chief Operating Officer in late 2013. Her passion for diagnostics and leadership interaction to build engagement and alignment throughout organizations is what drives her to succeed. With nearly 20 years of experience in the talent management and organizational growth industries, she thrives on empowering teams to achieve success and drive profits and brings a unique... Read More →
avatar for Don Mowery

Don Mowery

CEO, Mowery Group at RE/MAX
Mr. Mowery has been involved in real estate since 1989. As the broker/owner of a Re/Max Franchise Mr. Mowery has built a mega team and closed more than 115 sides in 2016 and over $40 million in sales. He has created a new model of finding individuals with the necessary skills to be successful in the industry and developing them in agents through a mentorship program. Mr. Mowery attended the University of Cal Poly Pomona Majoring in Finance... Read More →
avatar for Pam O'Connor

Pam O'Connor

President and CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Pamela J. O’Connor serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global real estate network of over 500 premier independent real estate firms, with 4,000 offices and 120,000 associates producing nearly $273 billion in annual home sales in over 40 countries. The company, which has offices in Chicago and London, also owns RELO Direct, a full-service relocation management company... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:05pm - 2:30pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:05pm

Facebook for the Win: How to Crush it with Facebook Ads and Marketing
How to crush it with Facebook ads and marketing.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Baldwin

Nick Baldwin

Agent, Baldwin Dream Team at Keller Williams New Jersey Metro Group
Nick Baldwin is on the award-winning Baldwin Dream Team at Keller Williams New Jersey Metro Group in Montclair, NJ. Baldwin and the team focus heavily on internet and Facebook lead generation, and on track for $50M in volume and sold 100+ homes in 2015. Baldwin is also the co-founder of the highly successful real estate Facebook group, Lab Coat Agents, which has over 14,000 members.
avatar for Christina Ethridge

Christina Ethridge

Founder, LeadsAndLeverage.com
A 21 year veteran in real estate with over 3,000 transactions under her belt, Christina is passionate about changing the lives of real estate agents. "When you stop following the industry pack and are true to your core, you'll build a real estate business that changes your life." She started LeadsAndLeverage.com in 2013 and helps real estate agents capture, convert, and close Facebook leads.
avatar for Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Media Planner, Likeable Media
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Noah somehow attended the University of Wisconsin, earning degrees in both journalism and history. Since a post-graduation move to New York two years ago, Noah started with Likeable Media as an Associate Community Manager before moving to a role as a Media Planner developing social media advertising strategy. Talking to him about his beloved Milwaukee Brewers is the fastest way to his heart.


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:05pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

2:25pm

Building your Back Office: The Systems and Support Top Agents Need to Win
Speakers
avatar for Andy Bovender

Andy Bovender

Broker, Allen Tate Realtors
Andy is a Charlotte, NC, native. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a degree in Economics, and went on to pursue his first love as a professional baseball player for the Houston Astros. In 2006, with the same competitive drive and spirit, he turned his sights on a career in real estate and joined the #1 firm in the Carolinas and #10 firm in the nation, Allen Tate REALTORS.  In just two... Read More →
avatar for Zach Ehrlich

Zach Ehrlich

Founder and CEO, Mdrn.
Zach Ehrlich is the founder and CEO of Mdrn. Mdrn. is a two year old real estate tech firm with a focus on residential sales, leasing, property management and integrated lifestyle services. Prior to founding the firm, Zach oversaw components of developer DDG's development portfolio, including the sales and marketing of $500 million worth of luxury real estate in New York and San Francisco... Read More →
avatar for Christy Belt Grossman

Christy Belt Grossman

Chief Operating Officer, The Belt Team, Keller Williams
Christy Belt Grossman is the Chief Operating Officer of The Belt Team, one of Keller Williams Realty’s Top 100 real estate teams located just outside the nation’s capital in McLean, VA. Her vast experience as COO has fueled her passion for developing those riding shotgun in leadership positions in real estate. Her favorite class to teach is her newest interactive workshop called "Be A Boss - 10 Secrets of a Mega EA". | | A... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:25pm - 2:50pm
Broadway South Ballroom

2:30pm

Teaming with Startups: What to Look for, Who to Watch
Speakers
avatar for Tiffany McQuaid

Tiffany McQuaid

President, McQuaid & Company
Originally from Akron, Ohio Tiffany McQuaid is the President of McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services as well as McQuaid Marketing and Promotions with offices in Naples at Bayfront, and in Estero at Coconut Point.  | | With a strong background in shopping center and event marketing and a unique gift for creative branding as well as an education in broadcasting, Tiffany has been able to transform these skills into a growing business for... Read More →
avatar for Ginger Wilcox

Ginger Wilcox

Chief Industry Officer, Sindeo
Ginger is a start up veteran and a recognized leader in the real estate industry. As Chief Industry Officer, she oversees Sindeo’s business verticals across real estate, financial services and non-profit organizations.  Prior to Sindeo, Ginger spent nearly 4 years at Trulia overseeing marketing and communications for Trulia's industry services division. Ginger joined Sindeo to create a better mortgage experience for... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:30pm - 2:50pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:30pm

New Digital Growth Channels: Instagram, Snapchat and Beyond
Speakers
avatar for Samantha DeBianchi

Samantha DeBianchi

Founder and REALTOR, Million Dollar Listing Miami, DeBianchi Real Estate
Samantha (Sam) DeBianchi founded DeBianchi Real Estate in July 2011.  Her background in hospitality helps her provide innovative real estate buying and selling services that are second to none. Sam has represented a number of athletes, entrepreneurs and investors and provides all of her clients with best-in-class service. She writes for Zillow as a Blog Contributor, writes a weekly real estate advice column in South Florida’s Sun... Read More →
avatar for Marci James

Marci James

Social Media and Industry Outreach Manager, Move
Marci James is the Social Media and Industry Outreach Manager for Move and its subsidiary companies, including realtor.com, Top Producer, ListHub, TigerLead and FiveStreet.  With over 18 years of industry experience, she is passionate about digital marketing and social media.
avatar for Seth Semilof

Seth Semilof

Publisher, Haute Living & Haute TIme Magazine


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

2:50pm

How Can the Traditional Real Estate Model Succeed in 2016?
Speakers
avatar for Joan Docktor

Joan Docktor

President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, Realtors
Joan Docktor began as a real estate sales associate with the company in 1986. With her dedication and commitment to the company, Joan was promoted to sales manager in 1993 and moved on to become a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Company’s largest and most profitable sales territory. After only a few years and many notable achievements, she was named General Sales Manager in 2003 and then Executive Vice President of Sales... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:50pm - 3:10pm
Broadway North Ballroom

2:50pm

What’s Next for Agents and the Millennial Generation?
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Broker and Co-Owner, Bamboo Realty
Sarah Jones is Broker and co-owner of Bamboo Realty in Houston. She specializes in green living and urban real estate options including leasing and buyers agent services in the Inner Loop and Galleria. Sarah received her GREEN designation from the National Association of Realtors, and she also holds the Certified Negotiation Expert designation. Sarah has been recognized as an industry change agent for her dedication to corporate culture and... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Lenz

Jenny Lenz

Agent, Dolly Lenz Real Estate LLC
Jenny Lenz is a Native New Yorker. She attended The Dalton School on Manhattan's Upper East Side and subsequently The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. While there, she worked at Barclays Capital as a Summer Analyst in the Investment Banking Division and upon graduation accepted a full time Analyst position in their Industrials Group. She then transitioned into Real Estate, following in her mother's footsteps working for Dolly Lenz Real... Read More →
avatar for Jared Seligman

Jared Seligman

Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Jared Seligman entered the real estate industry in 2004. Since then, Jared has sold upwards of $800million dollars of real estate. A consistent leader in the field, Jared has won some of the most prestigious awards and recognitions in his industry since the beginning. From Rookie of The Year at his first two firms, to being continuously ranked among the top agents within the firm and in the nation according to The Wall Street Journal, to recently... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 2:50pm - 3:15pm
Broadway South Ballroom

3:00pm

Mobile Marketing Demystified
Speakers
avatar for Jim Marks

Jim Marks

Head Geek, Virtual Results
Jim Marks is an internet anthropologist. He studies the habits of the internet consumer. As an analyst, Marks has consulted to some the biggest internet brands in the world.  As the Head Geek of Virtual Results, a national Internet marketing and media agency for real estate, Marks and his team make agents, brokers and franchises successful on the internet. Virtual Results clients are the top agents and brokers in the country.  
avatar for John Thornton

John Thornton

Partner Lead of Real Estate, Google
John Thornton is the Partner Lead responsible for the Real Estate business at Google. He advises on strategy, new media, and digital advertising for home portals, brokers, and apartment aggregators. He works primarily on focused direct response marketing programs and building brands through the digital story. Before joining Google, Thornton worked at RKG, a large digital agency out Charlottesville, VA. Thornton has... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

3:10pm

Independent, Innovative, and Profitable
Speakers
avatar for Kenyatta Jones-Arietta

Kenyatta Jones-Arietta

Broker and Owner, R2M Realty, Inc.
Kenyatta Jones-Arietta is the broker/owner of R2M Realty, Inc. (ready to move), a two-year old, full service boutique brokerage in Rockland County, NY. Jones-Arietta decided to go independent after working with franchise brokers for over 8 years. “What I learned from working with Keller Williams and ReMax is that I didn’t need to work for Keller Willams or ReMax. Ultimately your clients buy you, not the name of the brokerage your... Read More →
avatar for Peter Lorimer

Peter Lorimer

Owner, PLG Estates
Former hit record producer turned real estate mogul Peter Lorimer has been a consistent and significant top producer in the Beverly and Hollywood Hills property arena for over a decade, serving the more creatively minded residents. Lorimer is the owner of PLG Estates, which fuses together the art of handling incredibly delicate and private VIPs while giving all clients the feeling of being "inside the velvet rope," just like the rock stars and... Read More →
avatar for Todd Narlinger

Todd Narlinger

Founder and Owner, Madison & Company Properties
Todd Narlinger, founder and owner of Madison & Company Properties, is a highly acclaimed, award-winning Realtor in the Denver Metro Area. He began his 17-year career as a Broker Associate with RE/MAX Masters, and in 1995 was honored as RE/MAX Masters Rookie of the Year. From 2004 to 2008, Narlinger was a respected member of RE/MAX’s Platinum Club and was featured as a guest panelist at the Floyd Wickman Master Sales Academy in Las... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Broadway North Ballroom

3:15pm

Getting Traction: How New Agents Make It Work
Speakers
avatar for Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson

Agent, Halstead Property
Rob Johnson joined Halstead as a full time agent after a 20 year sales career in the financial brokerage industry. His background in financial sales instilled in him a commitment to customer service, communication, and an ability to focus on his clients needs. Johnson has more recent experience on the development and construction side of real estate with Sound Beach Partners, a local design build firm, and has recently completed solo projects... Read More →
avatar for Noelle Slater

Noelle Slater

REALTOR, Williams Trew
Noelle Slater is a REALTOR with Williams Trew Real Estate, an Ebby Halliday Company, in Fort Worth, TX. She began her real estate career in 2011 and has worked her way up to being a leader in her office, local association and community. While Noelle enjoys all aspects of real estate, she particularly enjoys working with buyers who she can build relationships with that will last a lifetime.  Noelle strongly believes in being involved... Read More →
avatar for Carson Sweezy

Carson Sweezy

Realtor, Long & Foster Realtors
Carson Sweezy enjoys helping friends and family with leasing, retail buying and selling, and real estate investing. Combining his cooking and gardening skills, he brings an edgy vision to the real estate space assisting his clients in realizing their dreams. A native of the Washington DC Metropolitan area, Sweezy started his real estate career at the age of 19, managing foreclosed properties across the country. After returning to college, he... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:15pm - 3:40pm
Broadway South Ballroom

3:30pm

Next Gen Marketing Plan - Creating a Strategy for 2016
Speakers
avatar for Allison Cornia

Allison Cornia

Chief Marketing Officer, Xome
As Chief Marketing Officer of Xome, Allison Cornia brings over 20 years of experience in marketing technology products and services in both large and small company environments.  Her daily responsibilities include the oversight of all facets of marketing and corporate communications, with particular emphasis on heightening brand awareness, driving a higher public profile for the company’s products and services, and deepening the... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Marchetti

Jennifer Marchetti

Chief Marketing Officer, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Jennifer Marchetti is the Chief Marketing Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC and leads the teams responsible for brand marketing strategy, direct marketing, online marketing, franchise sales marketing, and communications.  In 2015 she was named a Women Worth Watching by the Diversity Journal. | | Prior to joining Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Jennifer was Wyndham Worldwide’s Vice President of... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Oge

Nicole Oge

Chief Marketing Officer, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
As Douglas Elliman’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, Nicole oversees branding, marketing, experience,  communications and public relations for all regions and companies of the luxury real estate group, which in 2015 made an excess of $18 billion in sales.   | | At New York University, working on a degree in marketing communications, Nicole was recruited by iconic brand Mercedes-Benz USA, where she played a key role in... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

3:40pm

Moneyball Real Estate - Using Data to Turn a Profit
Speakers
avatar for Julia Hoagland

Julia Hoagland

Broker, Compass
Julia Hoagland and her team bring expertise to the Manhattan marketplace through extensive data examination and a gift for interpretation. Hoagland’s sales performance at her previous firm earned her team the number one ranking in 2013 and 2014 and she was among the highest ranked brokers in the previous four years. Known for being an innovative thinker, luxury real estate clients across all Manhattan markets trust Hoagland... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:40pm - 3:55pm
Broadway South Ballroom

3:40pm

Raise the Bar: How to Build a Talent Training Program to Win
Speakers
avatar for Amy Chorew

Amy Chorew

Vice President of Platform Development, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Amy Chorew was appointed Vice President of Platform Development for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in March 2012, and is responsible for growing the brand’s educational training platform as well as creating and expanding innovative agent tools and technologies offered to the brand’s network. Chorew has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including roles in sales, marketing and training. Since 2000, Amy has been on... Read More →
avatar for Sheri Moritz

Sheri Moritz

Director of Career Development, Keller Williams Realty Raleigh
Sheri Moritz serves as Director of Career Development for Keller Williams Realty Raleigh, in North Carolina and creator of agent training and mentoring program; Boot Camp For Real Estate. Moritz, originally licensed in 1992, has trained, coached and mentored agents for over 17 years. She was named an original 30 under 30 by Realtor Magazine, a manger to watch, and was also featured in Entrepreneur Magazine for training... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Broadway North Ballroom

3:55pm

The Secrets that Get Homes Sold
Speakers
avatar for Sue Adler

Sue Adler

Realtor and CEO, Sue Adler Team at Keller Williams Realty
The prolific Sue Adler, based out of Short Hills NJ, heads a “team of specialists” in New Jersey’s Midtown Direct Train Line towns. They have been the No. 1 team in New Jersey for three years running, and are on track for closing $175 Million in sales for 2015. | | Adler's passion for delivering the ultimate customer experience led her to co-found "Hear it Direct", a series of consumer panels, designed for real estate... Read More →
avatar for Brett Baer

Brett Baer

President, Meridith Baer Home
Brett Baer joined Meridith Baer Home as President in 2005 with the goal of helping his Aunt Meridith Baer, scale her home staging business nationwide. Although he claims to have no designer's eye whatsoever, under his direction the company has expanded from LA to seven cities, internationally, and become one of Inc's Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2015. His relationships with top luxury and international agents have secured Meridith... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 3:55pm - 4:20pm
Broadway South Ballroom

4:00pm

Failing Forward - Lessons Learned from Missed Opportunities
Speakers
avatar for Michael Fanning

Michael Fanning

Senior Vice President, Client Services, Windermere Real Estate
Michael Fanning is responsible for assisting with the growth of the Windermere brand. His responsibilities include expanding the network of Windermere offices and consulting with owners to develop recruitment and longevity programs while incorporating a strong understanding of the technical side of the tools Windermere provides. Fanning has been instrumental in the growth and development of many of the technology tools offered to Windermere... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Lilly

Patrick Lilly

Broker, CORE
Patrick Lilly holds a coveted position in the world of New York real estate as not only a top-tier producer, but a sought-after expert who has been spotlighted in books, the media and seminars. A mainstay in the industry for over 25 years, Lilly has excelled to great heights in his field thanks to his exceptional market knowledge, proven flair for successful deals and strong relationships with clients and peers alike. | | Strong sales success... Read More →
avatar for Joe Schutt

Joe Schutt

Broker and Co-Owner, Unit Realty Group
Joe Schutt, REALTOR® began his career in real estate in 2003 as a sales agent before going on to found Unit Realty Group (unitboston.com), a Boston-based boutique brokerage in 2012 where he serves as broker owner. Professionally Joe has been recognized for industry excellence and currently serves on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR), Greater Boston Association of Realtors (GBAR), and... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Broadway North Ballroom

4:00pm

Content Conversion: Turn Content Into Business
Speakers
avatar for Jared Cohen

Jared Cohen

Marketing Manager, TOWN Residential
avatar for Rich Rosa

Rich Rosa

Co-Founder, Buyers Brokers Only, LLC
Rich Rosa co-founded Buyers Brokers Only, LLC in November 2005, and it has grown into one of the largest exclusive buyer agent real estate brokerages in the United States. Rosa, an exclusive buyer broker and a licensed lawyer, with an undergraduate degree in journalism,   | uses content marketing to attract 80 percent of Buyers Brokers Only's homebuyer leads.  | | Rosa has also spoken about using content to grow a real estate... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

4:20pm

The Ins and Outs of Video Marketing in 2016
Speakers
avatar for Anna-Marie Ellison

Anna-Marie Ellison

Broker, ERA King Real Estate
Mother. Lover of all things southern. Real estate broker. Sports enthusiast. Fascinated by politics, marketing trends, and bacon.
avatar for Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Broker, Halstead Property
Brian Lewis was recently named one of the top ten most innovative agents in the USA by Inman News. The New York Times calls him the "luxury hand holder," and Brian's iconic property videos lead the pack for his sellers and continue to attract global attention. People Magazine recently named one of Brian’s video tours as “the best the real estate world has ever seen.”  A regular industry media commentator, Brian is a... Read More →
avatar for Judith Weiniger

Judith Weiniger

CEO and Broker Associate, Weiniger Group at RE/MAX Premier
Judy Weiniger is CEO and Broker Associate of the Weiniger Group at RE/MAX Premier, a team focused on excellence, transparency of process and accessibility. She specializes in residential real estate in Central New Jersey and is ranked consistently among the Top Ten in RE/MAX of New Jersey. Weiniger is also a RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement member. Weiniger graduated from the renowned Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 4:20pm - 4:45pm
Broadway South Ballroom

4:30pm

New School SEO: How to Give Google What It Wants in 2016
Speakers
avatar for Seth Price

Seth Price

Vice President of Industry Relations, Placester
Seth Price is the VP of Industry Relations at Placester. With over 20 years of digital marketing experience, Seth leads Placester’s sales and marketing teams, providing social media, content marketing and branding advice to hundreds of thousands of real estate professionals. Prior to Placester, Seth served as marketing consultant to over 300 companies, including 19 brands in the FORTUNE 500. Seth travels the country speaking on a wide... Read More →


Thursday January 28, 2016 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Marriott Astor Ballroom

4:30pm

4:45pm

4:45pm

5:00pm

Cocktails @ Connect
Thursday January 28, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Start Up Alley on the 7th Floor
 
Friday, January 29
 

8:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Friday January 29, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
6th Floor Foyer

8:00am

Registration Open
Friday January 29, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
7th Floor Foyer

9:00am

Meet the Leaders!

One of the most popular elements from Connect last year is back! We have 30 leaders from across real estate ready for you! Stop at their table, sit with them, and learn about some of real estate's hottest topics.

Joe Schutt, Virtual Offices
Matt Leone, Working with Drones
Tiffany McQuaid, Creative Marketing for your Business
Samantha DeBianchi, Building a Luxury Business
Sasha Farmer, Building Lifelong Clients
Audie Chamberlain, Creating PR for your Business
Pam O’Connor, Benefits of Operating an Independent Brokerage
Sherry Chris, Talent Management
Kendyl Young, Grow Your Business With Systems
Sue Yannaccone, Growing your Brokerage
Chris Heller, Working with International Clients
Terry Gilliamm Data-driven Smart Prospecting
Bob Watson, Creating an Effective Online Presence
Kathy Klingaman, Marketing & Branding
The Broke Agent, Instagram for the Win
Kenny Truong, Agent Marketing
Anne Jones, Video Marketing
Rebecca Jensen, Building an MLS relationship  
Wendy Forsythe, Prospecting with Facebook
Suzanne Roy, Social Media Strategy
Sam DeBord, Search Engine Optimization
Sarah Jones, Building a Business with Reviews
Andrew Flachner, Building Real Estate Tech
Errol Samuelson, Maximizing Portals
Ben Kinney, Building Agent Teams
Jeff Lobb, Working with Mobile First Customers  
Digital Strategy, Matthew Shadbolt
Sue Adler, Creating Magical Listing Experiences
Seth and Alyce Dailey, Master Negotiating Skills

Friday January 29, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Broadway Ballroom

9:45am

Upstream and Broker Portal: What You Need to Know
Speakers
avatar for Craig Cheatham

Craig Cheatham

President and CEO, The Realty Alliance
Craig Cheatham is president and CEO of The Realty Alliance, a network of about 75 of the largest, full-service residential real estate firms in North America, comprising a combined sales force of more than 100,000 agents, in addition to hundreds of employees in real estate operations and affiliated businesses such as mortgage, title and insurance. | | Before joining The Realty Alliance, Cheatham spent several years as CEO of the Association... Read More →
avatar for Dan Elsea

Dan Elsea

President, Real Estate One
avatar for Cary Sylvester

Cary Sylvester

Vice President of Industry Development, Keller Williams Realty
Cary Sylvester is inspired by the opportunities that technology offers and is passionate about confronting the challenges that come with it—both for Keller Williams associates and for the entire real estate industry. In her current role as the vice president of industry development, Sylvester works to ensure that Keller Williams is an innovative leader solving problems and driving change in the industry. Comfortable presenting in front... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 9:45am - 10:05am
Broadway Ballroom

10:05am

Behind the Scenes of the Realtor.com Viral Video Series
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Strickman

Andrew Strickman

Senior Vice President, Head of Brand, Chief Creative, realtor.com®/Move, Inc.
Andrew Strickman has spent two decades as a creative innovator, multi-platform marketer, strategist and social media obsessive focused on drawing consumers and brands closer together through rich, joint storytelling. 
He leads brand and creative at realtor.com® and Move, Inc, a subsidiary of News Corporation. Since arriving at Move, Strickman has relaunched the realtor.com brand twice, helmed 3 award-winning... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 10:05am - 10:20am
Broadway Ballroom

10:20am

Quick Hit: Top Tech Products from CES
Speakers
avatar for Sean Blankenship

Sean Blankenship

Chief Marketing Officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Sean Blankenship joined Coldwell Banker Real Estate in June 2013 with nearly 20 years of marketing experience. A “digital native” with a wide-array of branding and product experience including Gulf States Toyota, Nissan North America, Inc., and noted digital agency iCrossing, Blankenship is responsible for developing and growing the Coldwell Banker global brand architecture, including the luxury home program Coldwell Banker Previews... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 10:20am - 10:30am
Broadway Ballroom

10:30am

Hacking the City, What’s Next for Urban Living
Speakers
avatar for Daniel L. Doctoroff

Daniel L. Doctoroff

CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Daniel L. Doctoroff is CEO of Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company he launched with Google to improve cities for residents, businesses and city governments. Prior to founding Sidewalk, he was president and CEO of Bloomberg L.P. Doctoroff previously served as deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding for the City of New York. With Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Doctoroff led the city’s dramatic economic resurgence, spearheading... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 10:30am - 10:40am
Broadway Ballroom

10:40am

Why Do I Need You? Agents are Sherpas
Speakers
avatar for Jed Carlson

Jed Carlson

CEO, Adwerx
Jed Carlson is the chief executive officer of Adwerx, where digital marketing for real estate is brilliantly simple. Carlson strongly believes that real estate agents should get the same tools as rock stars. | | That’s because in his previous role as president of ReverbNation, Carlson charted a course for the company to become the music-marketing destination for over 3.5 million independent musicians around the globe... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 10:40am - 10:50am
Broadway Ballroom

10:50am

How to Find Your Groove in Real Estate
Speakers
avatar for Alyce Dailey

Alyce Dailey

Co-Founder, The Dailey Group at Keller Williams
Alyce is the Co-Founder of both The Dailey Group and Keller Williams Gateway in Baltimore, MD. The Dailey Group has had year over year growth for the past 10 years in business and has sold over 150 homes in 2015, alone.  Alyce is passionate about building community and empowering these communities to inspire change. Alyce has been married to Seth for 15 years and is mom to four young daughters.  She has been known to sing the... Read More →
avatar for Sasha Farmer

Sasha Farmer

Owner and REALTOR, The Sasha Farmer Team at Montague, Miller & Company
Sasha Farmer is a residential REALTOR® in Charlottesville, VA and the Vice President of Montague, Miller & Company, REALTORS®, a 100+ agent firm that services Central Virginia. She runs a 5 person real estate team, The Sasha Farmer Team, and was recently selected by REALTOR® magazine as one of the Top 30 REALTORS Under 30 and was recognized on the list of 2015 Inman Top 101 Real Estate Influencers in the nation. Sasha speaks and... Read More →
avatar for Sue Yannaccone

Sue Yannaccone

Chief Operating Officer, ERA Real Estate
A 17-year industry veteran with impressive leadership experience in franchise management and real estate brokerage operations, Sue Yannaccone joined ERA Real Estate in July 2015 as Chief Operating Officer.  | | Yannaccone serves as a key member of the executive leadership team and plays an integral role in setting the strategic direction for the brand. She is responsible for servicing, consulting, transitions... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 10:50am - 11:10am
Broadway Ballroom

11:05am

Trendspotting in Real Estate
Speakers
avatar for Errol Samuelson

Errol Samuelson

Chief Industry Development Officer, Zillow Group
Errol is the Chief Industry Development Officer of Zillow Group and is responsible for Zillow’s industry relations strategy and business-to-business product development and tools. Errol joined Zillow in March 2014. Errol has more than 20 years’ experience in technology and the real estate industry. He’s often quoted as a leading industry expert in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 11:05am - 11:15am
Broadway Ballroom

11:15am

Why You’ve Heard of Amelia Earhart, but No other Great Woman Pilots
Speakers
avatar for Audie Chamberlain

Audie Chamberlain

Founder, Lion & Orb
As the Founder of Lion & Orb, Audie Chamberlain leads a dynamic real estate public relations agency with clients that include Hawaii Life, HL1, Concierge Auctions, Caimeiju, Partners Trust, Dizzle, Keep, and Giveback Homes. Dubbed by Brad Inman as a “next-generation PR hound” and a “persistent (sometimes annoying) digital hack,” Chamberlain is an innovator and award-winning strategist with a highly successful track... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 11:15am - 11:25am
Broadway Ballroom

11:25am

Tech Trends for 2016 that Impact Real Estate
Speakers
avatar for Matthew Shadbolt

Matthew Shadbolt

Director of Real Estate Products, New York Times
Matthew Shadbolt is the director of real estate products at The New York Times, where he is focused on the strategic and tactical value of the real estate vertical. He works closely with the newsroom, sales, design, engineering, mobile, video and business development teams to bring real estate editorial and search experiences to an audience of over 2 million readers every month. In the past 18 months Shadbolt has tripled the cross-platform... Read More →


Friday January 29, 2016 11:25am - 11:30am
Broadway Ballroom

11:30am