RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

AUG 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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W e all have our personal reasons for admiring certain people in life. Whether it's a favorite teacher, our frst boss or a world-renowned political fgure who changed history, we admire these folks not just for the scope of their impact, but for their individual qualities and for the manner in which they affect change. No matter who's on your short list of most infuential leaders, there are, no doubt, two qualities they all share: their commitment to never stop learning, and their willingness to impart knowledge. This very dynamic is what makes RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange such an important and valuable event. We host the invitation-only CEO Exchange in a city that exudes leadership—New York—within halls where leaders have gathered for decades—the Yale Club. This setting provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate gathering of real estate leaders—from independent frms, large franchises, associations and service providers—who come to openly analyze and exchange strategies for dealing with the industry's greatest challenges and best opportunities. Read about just some of the highlights of next month's CEO Exchange (Sept. 9 and 10) on page 22, and see our complete agenda and speaker line-up at rismedia.com/events. In the meantime, in this issue, we take a look at one of real estate's newest leaders—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices—and the individuals behind the brand's rapid ascent to date as well as its future trajectory: Earl Lee, Stephen Phillips and Gino Blefari. Gino, a long-time real estate leader and founder of Intero Real Estate, will take the reins as HSF Affliates CEO this January. "I am blessed with a tremendous opportunity," he explains. "My goal is to help people and brokerage companies reach their goals faster than they would in my absence." Read more about the BHHS leadership and the next phase for this evolving brand in this month's cover story on page 70. If you have any questions about attending RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange next month, please contact Randi Vannucchi, randiv@rismedia.com. We look forward to seeing you there! John E. Featherston CEO & Publisher What Makes a Leader Berkshir Preparing GOOGLE SEO UPDATE: WHAT'S WORKING NOW BIG DATA: THE NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN REAL ESTATE – Page 52 Gino Blefari, Earl Lee and Stephen Phillips— the leaders of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, an HSF Affliates LLC brand— at a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate exclusive listing in Omaha, Neb.

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