Broker Conference

This one-day event at Expo provides you with the tools you need for the brokerage you want. Lead your firm with intention and create a culture that’s true to your values. Our goal is to inspire you on how to build a business from scratch, how to attract the right talent, lead your agents to success, the importance of social awareness, and how to harness the power of networks to add to your bottom line. Cocktail reception included.

Please note, Broker Conference is a paid event.

Broker Conference 2017

Wednesday, October 11 • 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Pacific 21/22 - North Tower First Floor

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Welcome Brokers! Tamara Suminski, Broker/Owner, Beach Real Estate Group

Opening Remarks, C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh

9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Passion in a Bottle: Saarloos & Sons
Keith Saarloos, Founder & Owner, Saarloos & Sons Winery
Raj Qsar, Principal & Owner, The Boutique Real Estate Group

10:10 a.m.  – 10:50 a.m.

CEO Profile: An Interview with Pam O’Connor
Pam O’Connor, CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Leslie Appleton-Young, SVP & Chief Economist, C.A.R.

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Harnessing the Power of Networks to Increase Your Profitability
Lisa Fettner, Vice President of Marketing, ReferralExchange
Deep Dive Discussion
Keri White, REALTOR®, The Agency
Cornelius Jackson, CEO/Broker, CLJ Realty Group
Crystal Narramore, President, Podley Properties

11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

The Consumer, Core Values & The Future of Real Estate
Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes & Gardens
11:50 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.                   

Beyond Instant Offers: What is Our Value? 
Joel Singer, CEO, C.A.R.
Deep Dive Discussion
J. Lennox Scott, Chairman & CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate

2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Like a Boss: How to Lead Your Agents to Success
Sharran Srivatsaa, President, Western Region of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Start with You: Designing a Magnetic Brokerage Culture
Debra Trappen, Head of Sass & Moxie,
Deep Dive Discussion  
Sarah Kosasky, Founding & Managing Partner, Partner’s Trust Malibu
Bryan Forrest, Founder, California Life Properties
Keith Robinson, ‎Chief Strategic Officer, NextHome
3:30 p.m.  – 3:45 p.m Break
3:45 p.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Rising Star Awards
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Creating Digital Client Experiences for Your Brokerage
Laura Monroe, VP of Growth and Partnership Collective, Sequel
Bill Lublin, CEO, Century 21 Advantage Gold
4:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. CEO Activism: Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters to Your Team
Caroline Pinal, Co-Founder, Giveback Homes
4:40 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. Billion Dollar Brokerage: An Interview with the CEO/Founder of The Agency
Mauricio Umansky, CEO & Founder, The Agency
Caroline Pinal, Co-Founder, Giveback Homes
5:05 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Sara Sums it UP!
Sara Sutachan, Vice President of Industry Relations & Strategic Initiatives, C.A.R.
5:15 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
That's a Wrap
Tamara Suminski, Broker/Owner, Real Estate Group

5:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

Networking Reception


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:

  • We're all things California
  • Thousands of REALTORS® in one location under one roof
  • Meet face-to-face with top brokers/owners, savvy agents, Association Executives, and key real estate leaders
  • You have the solutions to our challenges
  • Contact us today to be an exhibitor or sponsor at (213) 739-8301 or [email protected]

This year we'll be in San Diego, Oct. 10-12. We hope to see you there!

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (800) 242-2732
  • Email:
    [email protected]
  • Address:
    San Diego Convention Center
    111 Harbor Dr,
    San Diego, CA 92101