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Vanessa is General Manager/Partner of Red Oak Realty, overseeing 90 agents in two offices located in the Bay Area. She is widely admired as a turn-around expert for growing Red Oak Realty from a small agency ranked 12th in market share to 3rd in just 4 years. She has spoken at conferences like Inman Connect, NAR, CAR and Who’s Who in Luxury. She’s part of CAR’s Strategic Planning and Finance committee, and one of Inman’s 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate.
Jennifer is a recognized industry leader, having served as President of the Bay East Association of REALTORS Board of Directors in 2014, as well as being an active member of the California Association of REALTORS Board of Directors and the National Association of REALTORS. She is a founding member of the Bay East Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network, and was and was named 2010 REALTOR of the Year by Bay East Association of REALTORS.
Mark is co-founder, partner and CTO of Climb Real Estate, now one of the top brokerages in San Francisco. Mark helps manage the strategic vision and direction of CLIMB, and is leading CLIMB | LABS – Climb’s innovation arm. He was SFAR MLS & Technology Committee’s Co-Chair in 2012 and 2013, where he still actively contributes to SFAR’s MLS long-term strategic direction.Mark is one of the City’s top-selling real estate agents and is ranked in the top 5 agents in SF condo sales volume from 2011-2014.
Sam is managing broker for Seattle Homes Group with Coldwell Banker Danforth, the top-producing full-service real estate office in Seattle, and the 2016 President-Elect of Seattle King County REALTORS®. He was named one of T3 Swanepoel Power 200’s top 20 Social Influencers and has served as a director and spokesperson for local, state, and national REALTOR® organizations on the topics of industry technology, communications, and government affairs.
Michael is Managing Partner of Charlesgate Realty Group in Boston, MA, and has been a cited expert in local and national news, such as The Boston Globe and The Wall Street Journal. He is a Principal of IGNITION Residential, a multifamily development advisory and marketing firm, and Charlesgate Property Management, an apartment and condo association management firm. DiMella was recently awarded Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Realtors in America.
Heather is the influential blogger behind LoCoMusings.com, as well as a social media pro and brand-building expert. An industry innovator and leader, she was Century 21 Redwood’s first Training and Technology Director and served two years as NAR’s Director of Social Business Practice. Elias has spoken at conferences including Inman Connect, NAR, BlogWorld, and RETSO. Elias is currently Vice President of Industry Engagement at CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty, spearheading the firm’s growth efforts.
Raj is Owner & Founder of The Boutique Real Estate Group. Boutique has invested in bringing all aspects of the real estate experience in-house, giving them the design, marketing & technology of luxury real estate with the look of a true marketing agency. Qsar has been awarded Top 33 People Changing The Real Estate Industry, Most Innovative Real Estate Agent in 2014, and Top 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders for 2013. The Boutique was also The 2014 Next Generation Real Estate Brokerage.
Named Denver’s “Realtor of the Year” by the Denver Board of REALTORS in 2009 and “Broker Manager of the Year” in 2012, Gretchen has 20 years’ experience in residential real estate. She was among the founding agents and is now the Employing Broker at Kentwood Real Estate’s Cherry Creek office, the most successful privately owned real estate firm in Denver and a NAR Top 100 Brokerage. Gretchen has served on numerous committees and participates in many charitable causes close to her heart.