RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

DEC 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE December 2018 75 T o honor this year's class of 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers, RISMedia will host its second annual Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner on Thursday, May 16, in Washington, D.C., during the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week. RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Re- ception & Dinner will take place at the illustrious Nation- al Press Club—"The Place Where News Happens"—and will celebrate the company's 2019 Newsmakers, those individuals making headlines as a result of their news - worthy contributions to the real estate industry, and the communities and consumers they serve. All those who have been named a 2019 RISMedia Real Estate News - maker will be invited to attend. According to RISMedia President and CEO John Feath - erston, "RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmaker Awards honor the industry's real newsmakers: the people who are positively affecting our industry and the millions of consumers we serve. Our industry promotes and pro - vides consumers with a pathway to responsible home- ownership. Over the past three-plus decades, RISMedia has covered, chronicled and celebrated the profession - als making news in real estate, and we are proud to now formally honor such individuals with the Real Es - tate Newsmaker Awards." The 2019 Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Recep - tion & Dinner will also honor RISMedia's second annual Newsmakers Hall of Fame inductees, a select group of individuals who have gone above and beyond for the real estate industry and the greater cause of homeown - ership. RISMedia's 2019 Newsmaker Hall of Fame in- ductees will be announced in early 2019. RISMedia's first annual Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner was held this past May at the National Press Club. The event honored the in - augural Newsmaker Hall of Fame inductees: National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg; HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chief Executive Officer Helen Hanna Casey; HSF Affiliates Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Teresa Palacios Smith; RE/MAX Boone Realty CEO and National Asso - ciation of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Men- denhall; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty General Manager and Chief Creative Officer Jo - seph Rand; and HomeSmart International Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matt Widdows. "While transactions and dollar volume are extremely important, the ones succeeding and transforming the industry are also the fabric of their communities," said Featherston during the event. "We wanted to start rec - ognizing those real newsmakers who are making a dif- ference in their communities. This year, we're starting with a small, hall of fame, inaugural class of Newsmak -

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