RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

JUL 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 July 2018 41 A s advocacy took center stage at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C., this past May, 125 industry leaders gathered for RISMedia's inaugural, invitation-only 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner, which honored seven industry luminaries for their headline-making influence in real estate in 2017. The event, held on May 17 at the illustrious National Press Club—"The Place Where News Happens"—hon- ored RISMedia's first annual Real Estate Newsmakers, those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and the communities and consumers they serve. 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 honored to be formalizing these honors starting with the first annual RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker Awards." The inaugural Hall of Fame class of RISMedia's 2018 Real Estate Newsmakers are: National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg; HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chief Ex- ecutive Officer Helen Hanna Casey; HSF Affiliates Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion Teresa Palacios Smith; RE/MAX Boone Realty CEO and National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall; Bet- ter Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty General Manager and Chief Creative Officer Joseph 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. "We wanted to start recognizing those real Opposite page: Top Row (L to R): John Featherston, CEO/ President, RISMedia; Ron Peltier, CEO/Chairman, HomeServices of America; Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2018 President, NAR, CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty; Joseph Rand, Chief Creative Officer, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty; Bob Goldberg, CEO, NAR; Darryl MacPherson, EVP, RISMedia; Bottom Row (L to R): Helen Hanna Casey, CEO, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Matt Widdows, CEO/Founder, HomeSmart International; Teresa Palacios Smith, VP of Diversity & Inclusion, HSF Affiliates John Featherston, CEO/President, RISMedia

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