RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

APR 2019

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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{Executive Appointments} Realty ONE Group has announced that Shari Eaton is joining the Cal- ifornia-based real estate franchisor as creative director, bringing exten - sive experience with her, including work with tech giants Nest and Ap - ple. Beyond Nest and Apple, Eaton successfully built online brand iden - tities and voices for global agencies Grey Global Digital and Salt Branding. Zillow Group, Inc. recently announced that Rich Barton , who co-founded Zillow in 2005 and served as the company's CEO until 2010, has been named chief executive officer. Barton has been executive chairman since stepping down as CEO. Co-founder of Zillow Group Lloyd Frink will now become executive chairman. Co- founder Spencer Rascoff will remain on Zillow Group's Board of Directors. The National Association of RE- ALTORS® (NAR) announced that Glenn Shimkus has been named vice president of Strategy & Innovation. Shimkus will work to establish a new Strategy & Innova - tion group, which will be housed within the Strate - gic Business, Innovation & Technol- ogy group (SBIT), launched last year to drive industry innovation and ben - efits to NAR members. In other company news, NAR has added two hires to its marketing team: Mantill Williams , vice pres- ident of PR and Commu- nication Strategy; and Susan Welter , vice president of Creative and Content Strategy. As vice president of PR and Communica - tion Strategy, Williams will develop strategic communications cam - paigns for NAR. Welter, a consultant who's had experience with NAR as a partner in the past, has 25 years of experience in mar - keting/publishing, with expertise in digital, events, print and video. ERA Real Estate has an- nounced that Mukesh Vardhan has joined ERA in the newly creat - ed position of vice pres- ident of Product Manage- ment. Vardhan is responsible for advancing the next generation of internal products and platforms, and fostering engagement and pro - ductivity between the organization's technology, sales, marketing and ex - ecutive leadership team. In addition to working across various depart - ments at ERA and Realogy, Vard- han's focus will be driving third-party integrations and engagements. The Weichert Family of Companies has appoint- ed Eric Declercq as president of Weichert Financial Services. In this role, he will be fo - cused on instilling a strong sales ori- entation and discipline to the compa- ny's mortgage operations. Declercq began his career with Weichert Fi - nancial Services in 1990 as a loan originator and loan officer. Halstead Chairman and CEO Diane M. Ramirez has been named chairman of the Board of Directors of Lead- ing Real Estate Com- panies of the World® (LeadingRE) . Ramirez has been an active mem - ber of the organization for over 20 years, and most recently served as vice chairman since 2017. The board provides strategic guidance for LeadingRE, working closely with the company's executive team to deliver high-value programs and services to the network's more than 565 market-leading real es - tate firms in 75 countries. RE For more executive happenings, please visit www.rismedia.com. Create for the Human

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