Mike Aubrey
Thursday 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Mike Aubrey is host of HGTV's Real Estate Intervention and Power Broker. He's been on CNN, The Today Show, etc. He's a top-producing REALTOR licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the DC affiliated with Long & Foster. Member of NAR. He's won numerous awards (Chairman´s Club Award, Platinum Club Award, Diamond Award and was ranked as the #1 RE/MAX Realtor in the State of Maryland, #10 in the entire country, etc.)
George Lawrence
George Lawrence has over four decades of professional real estate, finance and sales management experience which he brings to his classroom in helping to advance today's REALTORs®' professionalism and knowledge. He began his career as a territory sales manager for national franchise retailer, Western Auto Supply Company of Kansas City. His skills acquired in the evaluation of prospective franchisees, market sites and communities led him to a full time real estate career in 1979. Over the years he has represented buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of residential, commercial, apartment and agricultural properties. He has owned and operated a property management services company and has structured and sold investment property syndication private placement offerings. George entered the lending industry in 1996 and is experienced in both residential and commercial loan origination. He presently owns and operates a commercial real estate mortgage company with a specialty in SBA business and real estate financing.
Leslie Appleton-Young
Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Leslie is Vice President and Chief Economist for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, and oversees the analysis of housing market and brokerage industry trends. She is closely involved in the association's strategic planning efforts.
Gov Hutchinson
Tues. 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.,Wed. 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., Thurs. 9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Gov Hutchinson is Assistant General Counsel of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Gov has been with C.A.R. since 1985 and manages C.A.R.’s Member Legal Services Program in Los Angeles. Gov advises REALTORS® through the “Hotline” on all aspects of real estate law and he trains and supervises other “Hotline” attorneys. Gov received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Princeton University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He has written for CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE magazine, co-authored C.A.R. continuing education courses and is a master instructor for the Education Division of C.A.R. with certification from the Department of Real Estate. He also regularly speaks to Associations/Boards of REALTORS®, affiliated trade associations, city and county bar associations and major real estate firms.

Cynthia Kroll
Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dr. Cynthia Kroll is Chief Economist of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). Prior to joining ABAG, She was Executive Director for Staff Research and Senior Regional Economist for the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley. She also worked for the State of California Office of Economic Research and SRI International. She has earned all of her academic degrees at UC Berkeley, including her PhD in City and Regional Planning. She is a memeber of the Lambda Alpha, the American Planning Association, the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, and the Industry Studies Association and serves on the Bay Area Council Economic Institute Research Council. In addition to research on the region's economy, she has studied the California economy, the real estate industry, housing and land use policy, housing affordability, globalization, the high-tech industry, green technologies, natural disasters and resource development.
Garry Wise
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Garry Wise began his career in the real estate industry 2 decades ago. Early in his career, Garry quickly became an award-winning leader in sales, but was disappointed in the inefficiencies rampant in the business. In his journey to eliminate the frustration with how complicated the transaction process is, Garry literally cracked the code on running his real estate business entirely paperless using a mobile device. As co-founder of The Paperless Agent, Garry now works to bridge the understanding of technology in real estate. Garry is also the Co-founder and executive of GoodLife Realty, which has been featured by Apple and Evernote as a case study, as well as the recipient of the Inman Innovator award for the way the brokerage utilizes cutting-edge mobile technology.
Carol Farrar
Tuesday 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Carol Farrar is the Broker/Owner of 1850 Realty, a Homegrown Real Estate Brokerage that celebrates everything that makes San Diego unique. Connecting clients with communities is the mantra of this up and coming brokerage. Blending modern and traditional real estate practice is what helps this paperless brokerage create an attractive environment for both clients and agents alike. Carol is very involved at an industry level. She is founding member of her local YPN chapter where she now serves on the Board of Directors North San Diego Association of Realtors. In addition, she has also served as a CAR director since 2014.
Jim Marks
Wednesday 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Jim Marks is the President and CEO of Virtual Results, a company dedicated to assisting businesses achieve their goals using effective web design, search engine optimization and social media strategies. Jim has worked with top brands globally including Amazon and Apple. In his tenure, he has looked at billions of clicks of data with a focus on the internet customer. As a self-proclaimed “Internet Anthropologist” Jim is interested in what makes web consumers call, click, self identify or fulfill a goal. In real estate he is known as the industry’s top social media analyst and advisor. He has consulted some of the most notorious and top-producing real estate professionals in the country including Tom Ferry.
Larry Souza
Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dr. Souza has 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to working as a Real Estate, Financial and Investment Economist for Pillar6 Advisors, LLC; Johnson Souza Group, Inc.; and Monetarex, Inc., Mr. Souza worked for New York Life Insurance Company/NYLIFE Securities as a Financial Services Professional; Charles Schwab Investment Management (CSIM) as Managing Director - Index Services; Chief Economist – Managing Director with Global Real Analytics (GRA); and Investment Advisor for Quantum Financial Network (QFN). Dr. Souza is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor, Real Estate Consultant, and licensed California insurance agent and real estate investment broker providing economic and investment consulting services to retail and institutional real estate investors.
Patrick Carlisle
Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Patrick started out in business managing a large bookstore in Marin County before making the leap in the early 1980`s into the computer and telecommunications industries, where he served as branch manager, director of sales and vice president of operations for various high-tech companies. Beginning his real estate career in 1989, he became first a top ten-percent agent in San Francisco residential and investment property sales, and then sales manager, designated broker and director of training. Now, as Paragon`s chief market analyst, vice president of business development and designated broker, he concentrates on providing in-depth market analysis, training programs, coaching and business planning to maximize the professionalism, expertise and service provided by Paragon`s agents.
Peter Guber
Wednesday Luncheon, 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
As founder and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media, Peter Guber is among the most successful executives and entrepreneurs in the entertainment and communications industries. Films he personally produced or executive produced - including Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick, Missing, and Flashdance - have resonated with audiences all over the world, earning over $3 billion worldwide and garnering more than 50 Academy Award nominations.Most recently Guber agreed to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers. As the ownership team's slick Hollywood insider, Guber brings his business acumen and marketing savvy to the group. With decades of experience connecting with audiences in entertainment, sports, and digital media, among other industries, his immediate involvement consists of developing business and enhancing the fan experience.A passionate, humorous, and tireless motivator and speaker, Guber has dedicated himself to coaching current and future leaders about the importance of telling purposeful stories to propel their business success. Guber is the sponsor of e2e: A Day of Generosity, an annual conclave in which top business storytelling experts and leaders share storytelling best practices, brainstorm, and collaborate on bringing the magic of telling purposeful stories to the people of enterprises everywhere.
Christine Dwiggins
Tuesday 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Christine is the Vice President of Marketing & Events for NextHome, Inc., and is no stranger to real estate marketing. She was the Vice President of Marketing for Realty World Northern California, Inc. from August 2011 to May 2014 and the Vice President and Branch Manager of Pacific Union International – Christie’s Great Estates offices in San Francisco from April 2007 to August 2011. Prior to that she began a successful brokerage career in San Francisco. In fact, she is a third generation broker in her family and began selling real estate in 2002. Tech-savvy, innovative and passionate about her work, Christine brings a powerhouse combination of sales experience, marketing savvy and innovative business practices. She was a trendsetter in the adoption of paperless transactions and improving the experience for her buyer and seller clients. She is an active member of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS and was a member of their Board of Directors from 2009-2014. She founded the association’s San Francisco Young Professionals Network in 2009, chaired it in 2010 and remains active with the network locally, statewide and across the Nation. Christine was the chair of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS MLS and was Co-Vice Chair of the California Association of REALTORS Young Professionals Network in 2011. She was the President-Elect of the San Francisco Association of REALTORS in 2012, and became the President in 2013. She is currently a Director for the California Association of REALTORS, and the National Association of REALTORS. Christine holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego in Communications with a minor in Real Estate Business Administration.
Steve Pacinelli
Tuesday 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Over the past 15 years, Stephen has delivered over a 1000 presentations to REALTORS® in North America on the benefits of sales automation and online marketing. He co-founded Tech Savvy Agent and is now the VP of Strategic Marketing for BombBomb, the leader in Relationships Through Video. His insights into consumer behavior, as well as his grasp of social media strategies, make him a leader in these quickly changing times. Steve has built businesses around several of his successful websites and blogs utilizing the power of video and wants to show you how to do the same. His information is cutting edge, but is delivered in a manner in which anyone can learn, internalize and take action from.
Audie Chamberlain
Thursday 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dubbed by Inman News Publisher, Brad Inman, as a “next-generation PR hound” and a “persistent (sometimes annoying) digital hack” -- Audie is an award-winning strategist and innovator with a highly successful track record in public relations, digital marketing, growing brands, customer acquisition and profitability. As the Founder and CEO of Lion & Orb, Audie leads a dynamic real estate public relations agency with clients that include Hawaii Life, Concierge Auctions, Caimeiju, Giveback Homes, Dizzle, and Partners Trust.
wendy forsythe
Tuesday, October 6, 8:45 a.m. and 10:10 am.

Wendy has leveraged her passion for real estate, technology and branding to help build successful real estate networks in both Canada and the United States. Since joining Carrington Real Estate Services in 2012 as Executive Vice President/Head of Global Operations the company has more than tripled in size. She is responsible for the operations and growth of the brokerage which today has over 2400 agents across the country. In addition she leads the brand strategy, marketing, training and online initiatives.  She is a recognized leader online and often speaks and writes about utilizing social marketing to grow your business. You can follow Wendy on Twitter @brandwendy or email to wendy.forsythe@carringtonres.com.

Peter Hernandez
Wednesday 1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Peter Hernandez is a Founder, and President of Teles Properties, Inc. He oversees branch management, marketing, brokerage, transactional management, and agent recruitment for the firm. Peter founded Teles Properties in 2007, creating an unrivaled high-end boutique that challenged the status quo in luxury real estate on many fronts. Peter began his career in 1970 at the family firm Hernandez Realty, the leading agency in Marina Del Rey. He joined Jon Douglas Company in 1983 and worked as a top-producing agent until 1988, when he began his management career overseeing several offices for both Jon Douglas and Coldwell Banker as a branch manager and was later promoted to regional manager. Peter served as President and COO for Coldwell Banker in Orange County where he managed 17 offices and increased the sales force to approximately 1,100 agents in less than five years. During his tenure as President and COO for Coldwell Banker, Peter successfully implemented three acquisitions: Dyson and Dyson Company, the Balboa Real Estate Company and Strada Properties. Peter currently serves as a Director for the Beverly Hills / Greater Los Angeles Association of Realtors, and on the association’s Professional Standards Committee. Peter lives with his wife and daughter in Malibu, where he surfs, runs and golfs.
Sharran Srivatsaa
Wednesday 1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Sharran Srivatsaa serves as the President of Teles Properties, Inc. Magazine's fastest growing real estate brokerage in California. In addition to striving to build the most advanced agent service platform in the industry, Sharran’s focus includes Teles’ corporate growth strategy, client advisory and firmwide operations. Sharran is also a sought after speaker and a respected thought-leadership resource for the top publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times where he is often quoted. Additionally, Sharran is a principal of an angel investment firm that invests in "real estate enabling technology" companies. Prior to Teles, Sharran was at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse where he worked closely with management teams of fast-growing businesses around the country on investment advisory and corporate strategy. Sharran also spent several years building recreational programs in the Caribbean, Middle East, and Hawaii for some of the finest international resorts like Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton. He also has considerable experience working at technology companies such as Lightera (acquired by CIENA) and Obopay, a fast-growth mobile payments company. Sharran earned his Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Math from Luther College, where he was an Academic All-American. He earned his MBA with Honors from Vanderbilt University, and served on Vanderbilt’s Alumni Board of Directors. Sharran also competed on the professional tennis tour and currently lives with his family in Orange County, California.
Peter Loewy
Wednesday 1:50 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Peter Loewy is the Chairman and CEO of Teles Properties, Inc. Peter began his career as an attorney with Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen and Loewy LLP. He managed a number of the firm’s domestic offices, leading to its international growth and eventual placement among the American Law top 200 law firms. His role culminated with his tenure as Managing Partner of the U.S. firm. As CEO of real estate development firm Lowy Armstrong LLC, Peter directed projects all over California for over 20 years. During that time, the firm acquired and managed diverse real estate investments including commercial and residential leaseholds, high-end residential development and renovation projects and larger scale housing projects. Mr. Loewy has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Southwestern School of Law. Peter is originally from the east coast but has assimilated well to California living. He and his family enjoy the outdoors, sports and the arts. He is an avid tennis and squash player.
Faramarz Moeen-Ziai
Tuesday 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Faramarz Moeen-Ziai has been in the mortgage industry since 2004. After 10 years as a highly successful loan originator, he was promoted to SVP, National Sales and Production at Commerce Home Mortgage in January, 2015. Working as one of the top originators in the nation with over 250 closings and $90 Million in production annually, Faramarz was able to leverage technology and systems to provide a high level of service to his clients. As a senior manager he has led a corporate rebranding, development and release of the CHM Mobile App, and has streamlined the loan lifecycle, making a difficult process more satisfying and less stressful for borrowers. Prior to entering the mortgage business Faramarz owned a www marketing consulting firm for 10 years. He attended UCSD and majored in Communications.
Ginger Wilcox
Tuesday 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Ginger is a start up veteran and a recognized leader in the real estate industry. As Chief Industry Officer, she oversees Sindeo’s business verticals across real estate, financial services and non-profit organizations. Prior to Sindeo, Ginger spent nearly four years at Trulia overseeing channel marketing and communications for Trulia's industry services division. She is a third-generation real estate professional and a licensed real estate broker with a 15-year career in real estate. Ginger is the co-author of the National Association of REALTORS® e-PRO® Technology Certification Program, was a finalist for the Inman Innovator Awards, a finalist for the Center for REALTOR® Technology Spotlight Awards, and has been named one of Inman’s most influential people in real estate. Ginger joined Sindeo to create a better mortgage experience for consumers and the real estate pros they work with.
Sara Sutachan
Tuesday 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sara Sutachan is the Manager of Broker and Real Estate Finance Outreach for California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.), a statewide trade organization with more than 175,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. With a background in real estate finance and consumer research, Sara manages the strategic initiatives in the real estate finance arena and the brokerage community for the association. In this role she helps the association establish vision and implementation of strategic initiatives. Sara is closely involved in the Association's strategic planning efforts and is a well-known speaker in California’s real estate community. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate and a Master’s degree in Economics from California State University, Los Angeles. Sara is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and is a Past President for the Los Angeles Chapter of NABE.
Blake Andrews
Wednesday 2:40 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Before Blake Andrews became the Founder of Giveback Homes he embarked on a mission trip that became a life mission. Born and raised in Corpus Christie, TX, Blake is defined by his courageous entrepreneurship, vision for “doing good by doing good” by turning the real estate community, homebuyers and home sellers into humanitarians and home givers. Blake’s watershed moment docked when he reached out to his good friend — the founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS, Blake Mycoskie. In 2010, he relocated to Santa Monica, CA to work as the Special Projects Manager for TOMS to learn about social entrepreneurship and the one-for-one business model. On a formative trip to El Salvador and Nicaragua to give shoes to children in need, Blake fell in love with the people of Nicaragua, and decided to dedicate his life to giving back, internationally and domestically. He knew that if a shoe could improve a child’s well being then a home could change a child’s life. This light bulb moment lead to the idea of connecting real estate agents with families in need of safe homes. Not long after this spark, Blake launched Giveback Homes in August 2013. The first social good company that builds homes for families in need, fueled by the passion of real estate professionals. In 1998, Blake graduated from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, where he majored in Communications. Blake married his wife Tricia Andrews in 2012. Tricia currently serves as Partner of Giveback Homes.
Jeff Barnett
Wednesday 10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Jeff Barnett's professional real estate career began in the late 1980s at Fox & Carskadon and thereafter joined Alain Pinel Realtors Realtors in 1991 as one of its original sales agents. His astute knowledge of the business, marketing savvy and energy quickly earned him a top spot in the emerging company. While honing his skills as a trouble-shooter and deal maker in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Jeff created the Alain Pinel's Masters program for working agents and people new to the business of residential real estate. He taught the course work for two years, which led to Jeff's transition from a highly successful sales agent to Vice President/Manager of the Los Gatos office in 1995. The first Los Gatos office grew steadily until a second office was added in 2000 to accommodate the branch´s expansion. As Vice President and Regional Manager, Jeff utilizes his 23 years of experience to oversee and streamline operations for our new combined 18,000 square foot Los Gatos Office and surrounding areas. Alain Pinel agents from Los Gatos have helped the firm achieve market share leadership in the Los Gatos, Willow Glen, Rose Garden, Cambrian, Campbell and Almaden areas of San Jose, plus many of the sales professionals in Los Gatos are market experts in neighboring Saratoga and Monte Sereno. Serving as mentor to nearly 180 sales professionals -- which is one of the largest sales forces nationwide in the industry with over a Billion dollars in closed sales every year. Jeff also works continuously with 10 staffers to facilitate sales, marketing and negotiation strategies to ensure outstanding customer service and renewal business. Jeff frequently teaches newly licensed sales professionals presentations skills and is very active in the California Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. Jeff is now Regional Manager/Vice President of Alain Pinel Realtors.
Allan Dalton
Wednesday 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Allan Dalton, the former president and CEO of Realtor.com, is the President and Co-Founder of TownAdvisor.com. Dalton has 30+ years of leadership experience, including serving as the co-owner of a 32-office firm, the EVP of Coldwell Banker New England and EVP of NRT National. Allan is a leading keynote speaker, one of NAR’s 25 most influential thought leaders, a former Boston Celtics draft choice, and author of two industry best-sellers. Dalton is a pioneer in creating innovative and effective marketing systems for Real Estate professionals and companies, such as NRT, ERA Coldwell Banker, Century 21, and Better Homes and Gardens.
Manna Justin
Tuesday 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Manna Justin is the Founder and CEO of Realy. Realy is a Mobile first Real Estate Platform. Manna has successfully created and managed Technology companies in Asia, Europe and US. His Software Development company has built over 1500 Mobile Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Amazon Fire. He has also built Apps for Wearables such as Google Glass, Android Wear and Apple Watch. Manna is also the co-founder responsible for technology in many successful startups in the United States.
Celeste Starchild
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Celeste is a recognized pioneer in real estate technology services, with over 15 years in leadership positions in new product development, business development, sales, and marketing. She has been part of the ListHub executive management team since 2006. Since its inception, Celeste has played an instrumental role in guiding the company's strategy and paving a path for growth. Today ListHub is a core platform for the real estate industry that powers online marketing for more than 50,000 brokerage firms nationwide. During her career in real estate, Celeste has focused on transforming new technology ideas into leading products that increase brokerage efficiency, such as online transaction management software (SettlementRoom, Inc.) and security products that protect real estate data (Clareity Security). Celeste is passionate about helping real estate brokerage firms to develop business advantages through technology. Celeste has a bachelor of science in psychology and sociology. She lives and works in Alexandria, VA.
Mickey Griffith
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Mickey Griffith is the Franchise Owner of the Referrak Institute for Marin & Sonoma counties. His specialty is helping entrepreneurs consistently attract the right clients through the highest quality referrals. Mickey is especially good at tailoring presentations in a way that will bring the most desirable impact to your organization. He is known for delivering high value content with great energy and passion and has been featured on blogs across the world as far as reaching as Dubai. Mickey has also shared the stage with Dawn Lyons (Executive Director of BNI for most of the Bay Area) and Mike Macedonio (President of Referral Institute worldwide).
Tamara Suminski
Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tamara Suminski is a top-producing Broker in Manhattan Beach/ South Bay in Los Angeles. She is a third generation REALTOR® and prior to joining real estate, she was a successful hotelier - perfecting the art of delivering exceptional customer service. Tamara has been dedicated to improving the real estate experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of service and she has great passion for educating real estate professionals across the United States and globally. As an International Speaker and Trainer, Tamara has developed and taught classes to fellow REALTORS® on Technology, Safety, several Designation programs, Negotiation, Relationship Selling and Consumer Reviews, just to name a few. Tamara was chosen to facilitate the National Association of REALTORS® REThink program to thousands of REALTORS® throughout the country, helping launch the program at NAR’s Leadership Summit in Chicago. Tamara earned her Bachelors degree from Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and is currently working on the completion of her Masters. She firmly believes in continuous education and she holds the following designations and certifications: ABR, GRI, ePRO, QSC, CDPE and ASP. Tamara is Immediate Past President of South Bay Association of REALTORS®, where she earned 2010 REALTOR® of the Year for her professionalism and commitment to the real estate industry. Tamara is among an elite group of real estate professionals who graduated from the Leadership Academy at the National Association of REALTORS®. Currently Tamara serves on the Executive Committee at CAR and the Board of Directors at NAR.
Colin O'Brien
Tuesday 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Colin O'Brien, CEO and co-Founder of SnApp, has 10+ years as an executive in the online technology space, having started an SEO agency, which was acquired in 2014. E-Consulting works with local and national brands, from small businesses, to large commercial real estate companies. While leading E-Consulting, O'Brien helped to transform the online visibility of over 1,100 businesses, with a focus on organic search ranking, visitor-to-lead conversion, and aggressive milestones. O'Brien also owns Web Leads (webleadsinc.com), an online lead generation company that generates b2b sales leads in over 30 verticals. He has worked with 10+ non-profits, including the Sunshine Kids Foundation, GetYourFix, School On Wheels, and the Downtown Los Angeles Women's Center, serving as a volunteer online marketing director.
Justus Martin
Tuesday 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Justus came to RPR from the Fresno Association of REALTORS®where he served as the MLS Operations Manager since 2006. From 2003 to 2006, prior to working at the Fresno Association of REALTORS® he was a REALTOR® with his family’s brokerage. Justus brings to RPR a deep knowledge of Association operations, and MLS data. As an experienced trainer he created courses on products and applications utilized by REALTORS® on a daily basis including MLS systems, tax systems, Gmail, iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. At RPR Justus is responsible for communication and collaboration with Local and State Associations, and Multiple Listing Services in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington.
Joel Singer
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Joel Singer is Chief Executive Officer and State Secretary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.), a statewide trade organization with 165,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Singer was instrumental in developing Real Estate Business Services Inc. (REBS), C.A.R.'s for-profit subsidiary, and serves as its president. He also is president and chief executive officer of zipLogix®, a subsidiary of REBS. Singer has held the Association's top staff position since November 1989. He previously served as C.A.R.’s Chief Economist and headed the Association's Public Affairs Department. He also has been directly involved in the development of key business technologies and significant housing legislation in California. Before joining C.A.R. in 1978, Singer spent several years as a Chancellor's Intern Fellow at UCLA and a Fulbright Fellow in West Germany. Singer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and history in 1973 from UCLA. He earned a Master’s degree in the same subjects in 1975 from UCLA.
Brent Thomson
Wednesday 10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Pacific Union International, Inc. President, Brent Thomson is responsible for the combined operations in Marin County. Thomson brings with her a proven track record of leading and motivating top performers in highly competitive industries. Thomson’s 30 years of experience includes roles as a vice president of worldwide sales operation at both IBM Corporation and Lotus Development Corporation where she was responsible for multiple teams of sales professionals, generating revenue of $700 million per year. This success, in a highly competitive environment, was a direct result of Thomson’s understanding of the manner in which top performers are motivated and how they react and respond to market conditions and clients’ objectives. Thomson was previously with Frank Howard Allen, where she had been responsible for the Tiburon/Belvedere operation.
Mark Dilbeck
Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Mark, like his father, Ray, before him, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Dilbeck Real Estate, placing a high value on honesty and the commitment that comes with a handshake. He is proud of leading an organization dedicated to consistently exceeding expectations. Giving back to the community is important to Mark. He was instrumental in developing the Dilbeck Real Estate Charitable Foundation and serves as its Chairman. He has volunteered his time for a variety of organizations. Mark has served as a Director of the California Association of Realtors, the Glendale Association of Realtors, Wescom Credit Union, a local Chapter of the American Red Cross and other organizations. He has also served on a myriad of committees in the real estate, financial and legal arenas, including serving as Chairman of C.A.R.’s Educational Services Advisory Committee, Chairman of C.A.R.’s Legal Affairs Forum and Chairman of C.A.R.’s Legal Action Fund Trustees. Mark is also a graduate of the Young Presidents' Organization. Prior to joining Dilbeck Real Estate, Mark worked several years for a downtown L.A. law firm, including a year abroad on loan to an international firm in Sydney, Australia.
Michele Williams
Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Michele is the Broker and CEO of Star Real Estate South County. Michele was born and raised in New Jersey, she came out to California during her enlistment in the United States Marine Corp where she served as a C-130 aircraft mechanic at Marine Corp Air Station El Toro. After putting herself through school at Chapman University she decided not to reenlist but instead try her hand in the Real Estate Market. She got her license and began working at a local office where she became a top producer. After 2 years she got her brokers license and worked as an independent broker. During this time she invested all the commissions she had made into residential income properties and owned over 100 units in the long beach area. Although managing the properties was a full time job Michele wanted to help and teach other agents how to build a sustainable career in real estate and build wealth as well so she opened her brokerage up to hiring agents. That company had grown from 2 agents to over 150 agents and is the top producing office in Aliso Viejo. Since then she’s opened offices in Mission Viejo and San Clemente and has an escrow company in Laguna Niguel. Michele stays very involved in the community. She served as VP for the governmental affairs committee for the South County Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a trustee for the board of Realtors political action committee as well as a director for the California Association of Realtors and the Orange County association of Realtors. She is a past- president for the Women’s Council of Realtors South Orange County chapter. Michele is an active member in the Republican party and is an activist for small business issues and private property rights. Michele has 3 children, her first child, Tyson, from her first marriage and two children she adopted from Ethiopia, Tamu and Negasse. Michele is married to David Harrington who recently retired from The Orange County Sheriffs Dept. and is now a councilman for the City of Aliso Viejo.
Mike Bui
Wednesday 9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
An Entrepreneur at heart, Mike has started many companies and has a broad business background that he channels to seize opportunities as they arise. While in college, Mike started and sold his first Automobile Parts company which wholesaled electrical parts to Checkers Schucks Kragen, Napa and Pep Boys Retailers. More recently, Mike managed an Investment Fund which had 10 Million Dollars under management for Real Estate Acquisitions, Re-Development and Sales in the Silicon Valley before starting EQ1 Real Estate in 2013 which now has grown into 2 offices with nearly 30 Brokers and Agents. Mike Bui is currently President & CEO of EQ1 Real Estate and Reality TV Star of HGTV's Flip It to Win It series. Mike leads, develops and manages marketing and sales strategies for the firm. He brings a unique perspective to his position; innovation, technology and social media marketing. With nearly a decade of marketing communications and sales experience, Mike develops integrated marketing strategies that employ online, social networking tools, as well as more traditional tactics including media relations, print advertising and grassroots campaigns. Mike leverages technology to market and reach clients through all mediums, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Yelp, Pinterest and more. Mike received his BS from California State University of Sacramento in Business Administration emphasizing in Marketing and Finance. Consistently pushing for innovation, Mike has the ability to see beyond the expected or average solution. In his creative, Mike strives to see beyond tomorrow with a realistic balance of what is possible and appropriate for today. Throughout his professional career and education, Mike’s most influential experience? Every day life.
Preston Miller
Wednesday 9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
Preston is Broker/Owner at Modern Broker, a residential real estate firm of 140 Realtors established in 2009 and based in California's Central Valley. Built on transparency, empathy, and an enthusiastic embrace of change and technology, Modern Broker strives to provide first rate service to both its agents and clients.
Raj Qsar
Wednesday 9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
Raj Qsar is Owner & Founder of The Boutique Real Estate Group and they represent one of the most dominant Real Estate Teams in the Southern California Real Estate Market. Raj's story goes a little something like this... Beautiful design evokes emotion. Emotion stirs the soul and creates a connection between client, agent and the home selling & buying process. The Boutique Real Estate Group has invested heavily in bringing all aspects of the real estate experience completely in-house. From custom design, professional staging, amazing photography, cinematography and social media to technology, internet optimization & cloud based transaction management. This not only provides The Boutique with complete control of the design, marketing & technology of luxury real estate but also gives them the look & feel of a true boutique marketing agency. This design & tech-forward approach has earned The Boutique Real Estate Group accolades & awards worldwide. Most recently Raj was selected as Top 33 People Changing The Real Estate Industry by Inman News and Innovator Award for Most Innovative Real Estate Agent in 2014 by Inman News, he was also named Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders For 2013 By Inman News and The Boutique Real Estate Group was recently selected as The 2014 Next Generation Real Estate Brokerage by Better Homes & Garden Real Estate & 1000 Watt Consulting. Their 2013 video called #goodbyehello was named Top 20 Real Estate Videos in the USA. As a National & International Speaker, Raj travels the world educating Real Estate Professionals on the value of Technology & Social Media. As a highly sought after speaker Raj has taken the stage at some of the most prestigious real estate conferences across the country and Raj continues to make his mark in todays ever changing real estate market.
Robert Bailey
Wednesday 3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.
Robert is co-founder of Bailey Properties and Bailey Properties, Inc. Established in 1974, Bailey Properties has grown to five locations and the position of market leader in both residential sales and property management in Santa Cruz County. The property management company specializes in long term rentals, corporate (interim) rentals and vacation rentals. A respected Realtor, leader and spokesperson within the real estate industry, Robert has held several positions at the local, state, and national level. Robert served as President of the 185,000 member California Association of Realtors in 2002 and is currently a member of their executive committee. Robert, at the request of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) is the 2015 Liaison to their Second Home and Resort Committee. Robert was recently honored by NAR with the designation, Realtor Emeritus. His commitment to and involvement in the real estate industry is matched only by his love of family and community. When Robert and Paul Bailey launched Bailey Properties they made the conscious decision to build their company in Santa Cruz County where they were raised and where they have now raised their families. Robert is an Aptos High School alumnus and graduate of San Jose State. He and his wife, Lillie Salatich Bailey, are 30 residents of La Selva Beach.
Sarah Kosasky
Wednesday 10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
As a Founding Partner and the Manager of Partners Trust Malibu, Sarah Kosasky places a high priority on personal and professional growth and is always looking for new ways to enhance the real estate experience for both her clients and the real estate agents she leads and mentors. Sarah is the current President of the Malibu Association of Realtors® and a Director for the California Association of Realtors®. Furthering her leadership, Sarah serves on multiple committees devoted to guiding the future of real estate. She is truly passionate about real estate and marketing. After graduating from The University of California Davis, Sarah entered the advertising industry where she worked to develop successful campaigns for numerous Fortune 500 companies. She now brings her vast strategic marketing background to her real estate career.
Vanessa Bergmark
Wednesday 9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
A native New Yorker, Vanessa started her career in real estate in 2003 as a sales agent, moving into management just one year later. For three years she ran a large franchise, growing it to the #2 in profitability in the Northern CA region. In the 2007 downturn she left to manage a small, independent brokerage, one year later becoming General Manager of the entire company, and ultimately acquiring the 35 year old brokerage with her partner in 2010. Since then, she has rebranded and reshaped the entire organization, moving it from 12th in market share to number 3 in just 4 years. Presently, she oversees the 80 sales agents in two offices located in Berkeley and Oakland, CA. She has spoken about branding, culture and agent retention at several organizations and conferences including ICSF, ICNY, NAR, CAR and Who's Who in Luxury. In 2013 she was named as one of Inman's 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate. She currently resides in Oakland,CA with her husband and two young children.
Marty Frame
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Marty is the president of RPR, in which capacity he is responsible for the company’s product strategies and business operations. Prior to RPR, he was the general manager of Cyberhomes.com for Fidelity National Financial and Lender Processing Services, and the Chief Technology Officer of REALTOR.com for Move, Inc.
Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Mark A. McLaughlin is Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Union International, Inc. McLaughlin led the acquisition of Pacific Union in August 2009, and the brand enjoys an exclusive relationship with Christie’s International Real Estate, the premier global organization of residential real estate service firms. A visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 20 years, the hallmark of McLaughlin’s successes has consistently been executive team leadership, early adoption of technology applications, open communication and teamwork with keen emphasis on quantitative goals, and exceeding client expectations. He has been highly effective in building dynamic organizations and developing successful business partnerships by establishing clear, measurable objectives for his team and clients. McLaughlin personally directs key strategic initiatives with intense passion and draws on various experiences to achieve elite performance.
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About the EXPO

This event is the premier tradeshow for California's real estate industry. Our event features one-of-a-kind education, networking, and professional development opportunities. We welcome and encourage all members of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® – brokers/owners, top producers, sales associates, assistants, and Association Executives to attend. Other real estate leaders, real estate agent analysts, members of the media, and professionals in affiliated industries are also more than welcome.

Exhibitors - Why You Need To Be Here:

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