RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

NOV 2014

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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{Publisher's Desk} Taking Networking to New Levels W hile copious amounts of planning go into developing the subject matter of the panels and presentations dur- ing RISMedia's events, we put a lot of thought into our networking events, as well. After all, we realize that the time spent informally mingling with col- leagues and peers is often just as valuable as attending an educational session. That's why, when it came to planning the closing reception for RISMedia's CEO Exchange this past September, I wanted to do something special—something that was worthy of our event's Manhattan setting and that offered attendees a real New York City moment. Thanks to our friends at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Halstead Property, we were able to hold our closing reception at a spectacular penthouse listing on Broadway, in the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side. We share this event—dubbed 'The Ultimate Power Broker Open House Experience'—with you in this month's cover story (page 108), not only so that you, too, can get a peek inside New York City luxury living, but also to underscore the growing impact of the luxury market and urban real estate across the country. You'll also fnd insights from LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio's Paul Boomsma, who shared critical information for under- standing and marketing to today's luxury buyer during his CEO Exchange presentation. You'll fnd more coverage of our highly successful CEO Exchange throughout this issue, including a recap beginning on page 62 and highlights of my one-on-one with RE/MAX Founder and Chairman Dave Liniger on page 30. We also hope to see you at our Power Broker events this month in New Orleans. Held in conjunction with the REALTORS® Conference & Expo, RISMedia will be presenting its 19 th annual Power Broker Forum at the Morial Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 7, from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (open to all full- and one-day Conference attendees). Later that evening, we will be hosting our 19 th annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner at the New Orleans Marriott, honoring those brokers who ranked among the Top 500 in RISMedia's 2014 Power Broker Report. We look forward to an evening of celebration, along with insights from special guest speaker Bob Woodward, the award-winning Washington Post reporter and author. Here's to a great conference for all! John E. Featherston CEO & Publisher LeadingRE.com | 800.621.6510 WHERE LEADERS LIVE. What distinguishes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® is strong leadership at each of its brokerage companies, large and small – leaders like Jim Litten, president of F.C. Tucker Company, Indiana's largest independent real estate frm. After serving a tour of duty in Vietnam – earning the Army Commendation Medal and a Bronze Star – Jim joined F.C. Tucker in 1972, working in many capacities before becoming owner and president of the Residential Real Estate Division. Under his leadership, the company has grown to more than 1,500 agents and $3.2 billion in sales. Jim's impressive industry service includes leadership roles for the National Association of REALTORS ® , The Realty Alliance, the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors and the Indiana Real Estate Commission. Leaders like Jim are at the helm of the network's 500+ market-leading frms around the world, coming together under the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® banner to create a powerhouse that collectively sells more homes than any other network. At LeadingRE, it's all about "Making the Best Brokerages Better," with a robust menu of industry-leading brokerage services in technology, marketing, education and lead generation.

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