RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

DEC 2018

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE December 2018 69 As COO of Prominent Prop- erties Sotheby's Interna- tional Realty, with 12 offices and 630 agents, CHARLIE OPPLER 's commitment to agents has helped the firm gain iconic status in North - ern New Jersey. Oppler was elected by the NAR Board of Directors as First Vice Presi - dent for 2019. As the president, founder and broker of Danville, Calif.- based J. Rockcliff REAL - TORS, JEFF SPOSITO over- sees 400 agents and 35 employees, responsible for $2.7 billion in sales volume in 2017. Sposito was recent - ly named honorary Director for Life by the California As - sociation of REALTORS®. TIPPER WILLIAMS serves the Northern Virginia market as operating principal of six offices collectively known as Keller Williams Virginia Realty Alliance Group. Her group was honored as a Top 100 Brokerage the last two years for both volume and units. LARRY KENDALL co-found- ed The Group, Inc. Real Estate in Fort Collins, Colo. His book, "Ninja Selling," re - ceived the Axiom Business Books Gold Medal Award in 2018, and is taught in the real estate program at the Colorado State University College of Business. Chairman Emeritus, Ebby Halliday Companies Mary Frances Burleson is chairman emeritus of the Ebby Halliday Companies, the iconic North Texas powerhouse ranked No. 11 in RISMedia's 2018 Power Broker Report for sales volume. Bur- leson, who joined Ebby Halliday in 1958 and became CEO and president in 1989, is focused now on The Ebby Halliday Founda- tion, the firm's nonprofit organization, carrying on Founder Ebby Halliday's legacy of philanthropy and service. In May 2018, Ebby Halliday was acquired by HomeServices of America. According to Burleson, the deal ensured the firm's long- standing marketshare, and name, remain unrivaled: "We [joined] an organization known for its strength and stability, and for its impeccable reputation and commitment to protecting brands." MARY FRANCES BURLESON 2019 NEWSMAKERS RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmaker Award recipi- ents were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on RISMe - dia.com, and by nominations from RISMedia's in- house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmak - ers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker. Due to deadline and production criteria, News - makers featured in the December 2018 issue of RISMedia's Real Estate magazine do not represent the complete class of 2019 Newsmakers. To see the complete class of 2019 Newsmakers, please visit rismedia.com/2019-newsmakers. Check back for ongoing updates to this list. All 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers will be invit - ed to attend RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in May 2019, during which time RISMedia will induct its 2 nd Annual Real Estate Newsmaker Hall of Fame members. These induct - ees will be announced by RISMedia in early 2019. Hall of Fame inductees may or may not be currently featured in the December 2018 issue of RISMedia's Real Estate magazine or online at RISMedia.com. About RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmaker Awards

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