2017 Broker's Edge Program

Broker's Edge

8:00 am — 9:00 pm: Breakfast and Networking

  • Enjoy a continental breakfast, network with your peers, and stop by the resource tables to learn more from your National, State, and Local Associations

9:00 am — 12:00 pm: Morning Business Sessions

  • From Risk to Resilience: The Global Mission to Secure Cyberspace
    • Tom Ridge, First Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Former Governor of Pennsylvania, and Chairman, Ridge Global
  • Broker Roundtable: Recruit and Retain the Best with a Winning Culture
    • Moderated by Darryl MacPherson, Executive Vice President, RISMedia
    • Panelists: Lawrence “L.P.” Finn, Operating Office and Principal Broker, Coach REALTORS®; Dottie Herman, President and CEO, Douglas Elliman; Joe Rand, Chief Creative Officer, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Rand Realty
  • Establishing a Global Footprint: Inbound, Outbound and in Your Neighborhood
    • Moderated by Roseann Farrow, Owner, Roseann Farrow Seminars
    • Panelists: Susan Greenfield, Broker, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC; Angie Lee, Principal and Managing Director, BLOC Residential Corporation; Vanessa Saunders, Principal Broker and CEO, Global Property Systems
  • Advocacy and Action
    • Moderator: Charlie Oppler, CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty
    • Panelists: Gerald N. "Jerry" Giovaniello, Chief Lobbyist and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, National Association of REALTORS®; Michael Kelly, Director of Government Affairs, New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR)

12:00 pm — 1:00 pm: Buffet Lunch and Networking

  • Enjoy a buffet lunch, networking with your peers, and stop by the resource tables to learn more from your National, State, and Local Associations

1:00 pm — 4:00 pm: Afternoon Business Sessions

  • Disruption and Opportunity: Technology Game Changers
    • Moderator: Nobu Hata, Director, Member Engagement, National Association of REALTORS®
    • Panelists: Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Real Estate Products, The New York Times; Joseph Sullivan, User Experience Developer, Center for REALTOR® Technology, National Association of REALTORS®; Deena Zimmerman, Vice President, SVN Chicago Commercial
  • Legal and Risk Management: What to Know Now
    • Jessica Edgerton, Associate Counsel, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Forecasting the Future: Housing Market Outlook and Key Trends
    • Dr Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research, National Association of REALTORS®
  • Shaping the Future of Real Estate
    • Moderator: Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2017 President-Elect, National Association of REALTORS®; CEO, RE/MAX Boone Realty
    • Panelists: Dan Elsea, President of Broker Services, Real Estate One; Chairman, Upstream Board of Managers; Bob Goldberg, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Strategic Investments, Professional Development and Conventions; incoming CEO, National Association of REALTORS®; Suzanne Zinn Mueller, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Move, Inc. (operator of realtor.com®)

4:00 pm — 5:30 pm: Cocktail Reception

  • Reception will immediately follow the close of programming



Real estate professionals must be cognizant of copyright issues when it comes to listing content, most notably in connection with listing photographs.

Commitment to Excellence

Developing and enhancing 11 competencies that indicate a REALTOR®'s commitment to ethics, advocacy, technology, data privacy, and customer service.