RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

APR 2019

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52 April 2019 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE R ISMedia has announced the inductees into its second annual Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame. This year, 10 industry leaders have been selected to be inducted and honored for their headline-making influence in real estate in 2018. This year's honorees for the Newsmakers Hall of Fame are: Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America; William E. Brown, founder of Investment Properties and past president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR); Carl Carter, Jr., REALTOR® with RE/MAX Elite in North Little Rock, Ark., and founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation; David Charron, president of MRIS Investors, Inc.; Todd Hetherington, CEO and co-owner of NM Man - agement, Inc. and CENTURY 21 New Millennium; Rei Mesa, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Home - Services Florida Realty; Diane M. Ramirez, chairman and CEO of Halstead Real Estate; Mike Ryan, senior advisor to RE/MAX LLC, executive officers and the board of di - rectors; Michael Saunders, founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company; and Mary Lynn Stone, president and co-owner of NM Management, Inc. and CENTURY 21 New Millennium. The 10 2019 inductees will join last year's inaugural class of seven Hall of Fame members (see sidebar) in this elite group of industry leaders. The 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame members will be inducted in a special presentation dur - ing RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, taking place on May 16, 2019 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., during the NAR Legisla - tive Meetings & Trade Expo. The invitation-only Real Estate Newsmakers Recep - tion & Dinner is designed to honor RISMedia's 2019 class of more than 230 Real Estate Newsmakers. These industry leaders were featured in the Dec. 2018 issue of Real Estate magazine and in an online directory at rismedia.com/2019-newsmakers. RISMedia's 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame Gino Blefari is CEO of HomeServices of America (HSoA), the country's largest residential real estate brokerage company based on transactions. Blefari is also chairman of HSoA's real es - tate brokerage network operations, includ- ing HSF Affiliates LLC, which operates Berk- shire Hathaway HomeServices and Real Living Real Estate. Blefari joined the HomeServices of America family after founding Silicon Valley, Calif.-based Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. in 2002, where he served as its president and CEO through mid-2014. William E. Brown, a second-generation REALTOR® from Alamo, Calif., with 35-plus years in real es - tate, was the 2017 president and 2013 vice president of NAR. He currently serves on NAR's Executive Committee, Board of Directors and Leadership Team. In addi - tion, Brown is the founder of Oakland-based Investment Properties, a division of the family real es - tate business founded in 1964 by his father, William H. Brown. Brown was named REALTOR® of the Year in 2008, and in 2010, he was inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame. Carl Carter, Jr., is a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Elite in North Little Rock, Ark., and the founder of the Bev - erly Carter Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non- profit dedicated to improving agent safety. His mother, REALTOR® Beverly Carter, lost her life at the hands of two people posing as clients in 2014. Since his mother's pass - ing, Carter has dedicated as much time as possible to spreading the message of safety. RISMedia Announces 2019 Newsmakers Hall of Fame Inductees 10 industry leaders have been selected to be inducted and honored for their headline-making influence in real estate in 2018.

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