RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, will honor National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall as a 2018 Real Estate Newsmaker during an awards ceremony to be held on May 17 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week.
RISMedia’s first annual Real Estate Newsmaker Awards are designed to recognize those individuals making headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry. Designed specifically for a select group of more than 100 broker/owners, brand executives and real estate service leaders, the Real Estate Newsmaker Awards Reception & Dinner is an invitation-only event.
According to RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston, “RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker Awards will honor the industry’s real newsmakers: the people who are positively affecting our industry and the millions of consumers we serve. Our industry promotes and provides consumers with a pathway to responsible homeownership. Over the past three plus decades, RISMedia has covered, chronicled and celebrated the professionals making news in real estate, and we are honored to be formalizing these honors starting with the first-annual RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker Awards.”
A sixth-generation REALTOR®, Mendenhall passionately advocates for REALTORS® and homeowners in her role as NAR president. “From actively fighting to preserve the mortgage interest deduction to tirelessly working to elevate the professionalism of REALTORS® and increase homeownership for all Americans, Elizabeth is an advocate unlike any we’ve seen before,” said Featherston. “For that reason, we are thrilled to honor Elizabeth as one of RISMedia’s 2018 Real Estate Newsmakers.”
Earlier on May 17, RISMedia will be hosting its annual Power Broker Forum discussion panel during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. The Forum, “Adapt, Compete, Win: How to Wow Customers—and Agents—in a Changing Real Estate World,” will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Virginia Suite at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, D.C. The Forum is open to all full and day NAR Conference attendees.
RISMedia was founded in 1980 by CEO and Publisher John E. Featherston as the residential real estate industry's definitive source for news and information for real estate's most profitable and productive professionals. For over 35 years, RISMedia has provided the industry with news, trends, and strategies through Real Estate magazine and RISMedia.com , its blog, Housecall, and its renowned networking and educational events, including RISMedia's Real Estate CEO Exchange; the Real Estate Newsmakers Awards, Reception & Dinner; and the Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner.
The National Association of REALTORS® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.