RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

AUG 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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T he real estate industry has seen a lot of movement at the chief executive level over the past couple of years. Depending on the organization in question, sometimes the change is a move to disrupt—to shake things up with an outsider's perspective or an infusion of new blood. And sometimes the change is about strategic succession—a well thought-out plan for evolving a company for the future. That's exactly the case at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, where Chris Stuart has taken the leadership reins from Gino Blefari. Our July and August issues actually tell the story of a continuum of succession: In July, we covered the evolution at HomeServices of America, where Ron Peltier passed the CEO baton to Gino as Ron stepped into the chairman's role. This month, Gino passes the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO baton to Chris, as Gino becomes chairman of the brand. Chris promises to bring to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices exactly what many of the industry's recent CEO shake-ups are striving for: innovation and relevance. Thanks to his years at Oracle, Chris has a Silicon Valley expertise that is proving invaluable in today's real estate environment. But what makes Chris unique is that his technological background is blended with his well-steeped real estate career at Intero. And that's why his focus is squarely on serving agents and consumers. As Chris explains in our exclusive cover story interview this month, "We should be vigilant and persistent in our pursuit of constant innovation. However, the output of our efforts should create a better experience for our clients that leads to a healthier industry that is sustainable." Find out how he plans to continue to fuel and energize the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network—and read his insights on the industry as a whole—beginning on page 28. We also hope those CEOs among you plan to join us at RISMedia's CEO Exchange at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan next month (Sept. 18 & 19). This invitation-only annual gathering of real estate's Power Brokers and top executives is an unparalleled exchange of viewpoints and strategies. Visit rismedia.com/rismedia-ceo-exchange for details or email cgallucci@rismedia.com to see if you can still grab a spot. Wishing you continued success, John E. Featherston CEO & Publisher Strategically Evolving Magnifying a Hazy Rental Market – Page 24 CONSUMER STRONG Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network Embraces Homebuyers and Sellers for a Lifetime of Service Chris Stuart CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeSer vices

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