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(Above) RISMedia’s 24th Annual Energy Dealer Reception & Dinner (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

Brokerage executives and trade leaders got here collectively for the Annual Energy Dealer Reception & Dinner on the REALTORS® Convention & Expo this weekend, in celebration of the elite Energy Brokers ranked in RISMedia’s 2019 Power Broker Report.

In the course of the unique occasion, held on the Fairmont San Francisco, attendees heard from Daymond John, founder and CEO of FUBU and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” in addition to Jim Imhoff, chairman of First Weber, and John P. Horning, government vp of Shorewest, REALTORS®, the Nationwide Affiliation of REALTORS® 2019 and 2020 Liasions for Massive Corporations & Business Relations, respectively.


(Above) Daymond John, Founder and CEO of FUBU and Star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and John Featherston, President and CEO of RISMedia (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)


(Above, L to R) John P. Horning, Govt Vice President, Shorewest, REALTORS®; Featherston; and Jim Imhoff, Chairman, First Weber (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

“I’d wish to take a fast second right here and simply thank everybody who has been supportive of RISMedia and what our mission is within the trade, which is to assist all of the stuff you do to make homeownership a actuality for the various hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout the nation,” stated John Featherston, president and CEO of RISMedia.

“I need to thanks all on your assist this 12 months. 4 years in the past, we began a brand new program referred to as the Company Ally program. This 12 months, we hit $2.7 million in contributions, however that had quite a bit to do with you—the big brokers we focused—so thanks for the assist you’ve given me,” stated Imhoff.

“Thanks to RISMedia and the Energy Brokers for this dinner tonight. I hope to proceed fostering the connection between brokers and NAR, and sharing the assets that NAR has for brokers and groups,” stated Horning.

Moreover in the course of the occasion, Featherston and Govt Vice President Darryl MacPherson introduced Carl Carter, Jr. with a donation to the Beverly Carter Basis, established in honor of Carter, Jr.’s mom, Beverly, and devoted to REALTOR® security.

“I’ve to begin by acknowledging that I’m nowhere close to the greatness of any of you sitting in these seats or my mother. It simply goes to indicate the kindness inside our trade and the way we love one another and the way we rally,” stated Carter, Jr. “I’m so grateful for everybody, I’m so blessed and I’m so grateful for this second to honor my mother. Collectively we will discover artistic options to make our trade safer.”


(Above, L to R) Featherston; Carl Carter, Jr., The Beverly Carter Basis; and Darryl MacPherson, Govt Vice President, RISMedia (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

American House Protect was awarded RISMedia’s Neighborhood Champion Award, recognizing those that have demonstrated extraordinary management of their commitments towards volunteerism, charitable efforts and public advocacy, and who embody the spirit of service, giving again, and enhancing the standard of life within the communities they serve. The award is sponsored by Realty ONE Group, and was introduced by Cory Jo Vasquez, vp, Company Communications for Realty ONE Group.

“On behalf of all of our associates at American House Protect, we’re honored to obtain this award. We actually imagine in bringing the great and being concerned in the neighborhood and we’ve saved this at our core. A honest thanks to RISMedia and to Realty ONE Group. We’re so very honored and we’re humbled for this vital and unimaginable award,” stated Lisa Rice, divisional vp of Actual Property Gross sales at American House Protect, who accepted the award on behalf of the corporate.


(Above, L to R) Featherston; Lisa Rice, Divisional Vice President, Actual Property Gross sales, American House Protect; Cory Jo Vasquez, Vice President, Company Communications, Realty ONE Group; and MacPherson (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

Jason Mitchell, president of The Jason Mitchell Group, was awarded RISMedia’s Nationwide Homeownership Award, recognizing a member of the actual property group who constantly demonstrates extraordinary contributions towards growing homeownership and constructing higher communities. The award is sponsored by Quicken Loans, and was introduced by Munt Alhussain, director, Exterior Affairs for Quicken Loans.

“That is simply wonderful, and I actually need to thank Quicken Loans for all the things you’ve executed for me as a human and for my firm. I used to be doing very effectively till the recession hit and I acquired hit actually laborious. Once I needed to carry my profession again, Quicken Loans gave me a possibility and it’s been wonderful,” stated Mitchell. “I attempt to reside my life by ensuring that I put different individuals first. I actually imagine that for those who do this, nice issues will occur. Thanks, everyone.”


(Above, L to R) Featherston; Jason Mitchell, President, The Jason Mitchell Group; and Munt Alhussain, Director, Exterior Affairs, Quicken Loans (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

Chuck Ochsner, dealer/proprietor of RE/MAX Alliance and RE/MAX Fairness Group, was awarded RISMedia’s ‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ Award, recognizing these people whose efforts, works, deeds and character exemplify superior achievements in and for the actual property trade, but whose efforts usually go unnoticed. The award is sponsored by RE/MAX and was introduced by Adam Contos, CEO of RE/MAX Holdings.

“Wow. I really feel very lucky to have the chance to simply accept this award on behalf of my pal, Chuck. He’s very humbled and honored to simply accept this award. I wish to thank RISMedia and RE/MAX for this excellent recognition. He’s not solely my dealer/proprietor, but in addition my expensive pal. Thanks,” stated Karen Levine, dealer affiliate, RE/MAX Alliance, who accepted the award on Ochsner’s behalf.


(Above, L to R) Featherston; Adam Contos, CEO, RE/MAX Holdings; Karen Levine, Dealer Affiliate, RE/MAX Alliance; and MacPherson (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

Jim Fite, president and CEO of CENTURY 21 Decide Fite Firm, was awarded RISMedia’s Actual Property Management Award, recognizing an trade visionary who embraces innovation and workout routines resilience to blaze new paths to success for actual property professionals and customers alike. The award is sponsored by Buffini & Firm, and was introduced by Dermot Buffini, CEO of Buffini & Firm.

“Thanks to John Featherston and RISMedia. And thanks to my associates Brian and Dermot Buffini,” stated Fite. “RISMedia has taught all of us an awesome deal all through our careers they usually constantly carry the very best out of us and publish it for us so we study from one another. So, John, I need to thanks for that. It actually makes a distinction in our careers and lives. And thanks to the Energy Brokers. The actual fact is we’re members of an trade that trusts and shares with one another, and we’re higher on account of everyone on this room. Thanks for the chance to be right here tonight with you and for the unimaginable award that I’ll take residence with nice pleasure.”


(Above, L to R) Featherston; Jim Fite, President and CEO, CENTURY 21 Decide Fite Firm; and Dermot Buffini, CEO, Buffini & Firm (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

Dan Elsea, president, Brokerage Companies, and Stuart Elsea, president, Monetary Companies for the Actual Property One Household of Firms, had been awarded RISMedia’s Tech Titan Award, recognizing brokerage leaders who’ve demonstrated an distinctive means to adapt and combine new and progressive instruments and companies inside their group to enhance and improve the general shopper expertise. The award is sponsored by Properties.com, and was introduced by David Mele, president of Properties.com.

“Thanks to RISMedia, Dave Mele and Properties.com. It actually is a superb honor. It means quite a bit. The baseline, not only for our enterprise, however for any commerce, is that we will all the time have somebody in a storage developing with a brand new concept that’s quicker, extra progressive and extra attention-grabbing than the final. And I’ve realized nice concepts from all of you, so maintain them coming,” stated Dan Elsea.


(Above, L to R) David Mele, President, Properties.com; Dan Elsea, President, Brokerage Companies, Actual Property One Household of Firms; and Featherston (Credit score: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic)

Along with Platinum Sponsors Buffini & Firm, Properties.com, Quicken Loans®, Realty ONE Group and RE/MAX, RISMedia’s Annual Energy Dealer Reception & Dinner was introduced by: Grasp Sponsors American House Protect, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, ERA Actual Property, HSA House Guarantee, the Nationwide Affiliation of REALTORS®, and Actual Property Site owners; Host Sponsors Inside Actual Property, The Institute for Luxurious House Advertising, Main Actual Property Firms of the World®, Pillar To Submit House Inspectors®, Actual Property Categorical, realtor.com®, and Realtors Property Useful resource®; and Occasion Sponsors ActivePipe, Adwerx, Buyside, CINC (Commissions Inc), Cinch House Companies, CoreLogic, David Knox Productions, Deluxe Branded Advertising, Earnnest, Howard Hanna Actual Property Companies, Native Logic, Lone Wolf Applied sciences, MoxiWorks, REACH, PlanOmatic, Propertybase, Sherri Johnson Teaching & Consulting, Workman Success Methods, and Zillow Group.

For persevering with protection of the REALTORS® Convention & Expo, together with RISMedia’s Energy Dealer Discussion board, please go to RISMedia.com.

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