2021 was a busy year for real estate, and, as always, the team at WAV Group was right in the middle of it all. We are humbled and grateful to be recognized by RISMedia Newsmakers for our contributions to the real estate industry. However, it is our forward thinking-clients who trust us to help them with their goals and projects that are really behind all the progress we have seen over the last year. They continue to innovate and lead the industry to new heights, and we are honored to help them along the way.  

WAV Group Communications division has been doing such great work. Kevin Hawkins and Myra Jolivet deliver unmatched experience and expertise to their clients. We are extremely proud of the work they accomplished in 2021 and are excited to see what they can continue to do this year and in the future.

Victor Lund, Managing Partner

Named to the Influencer list, Victor was recognized for his continued work with the Broker Public Portal and his real estate policy advocacy, including Clear Cooperation and DEI.  

Marilyn Wilson, Managing Partner 

Named to the Achievers list, Marilyn’s achievements in 2021 included the launch of a statewide broker-owned MLS and the creation of the Broker Resource Network, which helps brokers from across the country share ideas to build better businesses. She continues to push the MLS industry forward with the recent launch of a new customer experience program and in depth strategic planning.  

Kevin Hawkins, President of WAV Group Communications

Named to the Trendsetters list, Kevin helped clients such as zavvie and Ben Caballero position their companies as leading experts in their fields, generating massive news coverage and dramatically increasing their visibility and brand recognition.  

Myra Jolivet, PR and Communications Strategist

Named to the Trailblazers list, Myra has helped clients, throughout the added challenges of the pandemic, craft the compelling stories they need to stand out in the crowded and noisy real estate space. Her ongoing efforts helping many organizations with DEI and continuity plans continue to raise the industry standards for inclusion.  


We launched WAV Group because of our passion for real estate. All these years later, we remain dedicated to the goal of helping our clients move the industry forward with the power of knowledge. If we can assist you with your next project, please contact us to learn more.  


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Managing Partners Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund  are joined by WAV Group Communications President, Kevin Hawkins and PR and Communication Strategist, Myra Jolivet in this year’s exclusive group of industry leaders who have made newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry

Feb 2, 2022—WAV Group is honored to announce that Victor Lund, Marilyn Wilson, Kevin Hawkins, and Myra Jolivet have all been selected as RISMedia 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its more than 300, 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers on Feb. 1, in both an online directory on RISMedia.com and in the February issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine. 

RISMedia’s 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2021 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Motivators, Luminaries and Trendsetters.

“From records being broken, to the glass ceilings being shattered and the creativity and technology innovation being implemented through our changing times, to the always-inspiring and wonderful charitable work being done across the nation, we continue to be amazed by the incredible ingenuity and success of the professionals in the real estate community, over 300 of whom we are celebrating our fifth year of Real Estate Newsmakers,” said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. 

“Once again, we are proud to recognize the hard work, dedication and determination of real estate’s finest professionals—the 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers—who went above and beyond in 2021 amid the challenges and opportunities of this historic market. Help us in celebrating their hard-earned recognition,” Featherston added.

Within RISMedia’s Newsmakers showcase, you’ll also meet this year’s “Hall of Fame” class—a select group of 10 industry icons who have gone above and beyond toward the betterment of the real estate industry. 

RISMedia will honor this year’s Real Estate Newsmakers, including the 2022 Hall of Fame, at RISMedia’s Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, being held Sept. 7 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with our 2022 CEO & Leadership Exchange.  


About WAV Group

WAV Group is a premier business and marketing consultancy serving the nation’s leading real estate brokerages, real estate technology firms, Multiple Listing Services (MLS), and real estate Associations.  For over 20 years, WAV has embodied an unmatched passion for real estate and a unique depth of knowledge in the industry. The WAV Group’s C-level professionals provide world-class strategic planning and business advice to individuals, organizations, and companies seeking to grow and improve within the real estate industry. Learn more at wavgroup.com.

About RISMedia

For more than 40 years, RISMedia has provided the residential real estate industry with news, trends and business development strategies through its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine; its leading website, RISMedia.com; its award-winning Housecall blog; and its iconic networking and educational events, including RISMedia’s CEO Exchange; RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner; and RISMedia’s Newsmakers Reception & Dinner. Through RISMedia’s content programs—including ACE, a turn-key social media content system—real estate professionals share thousands of articles, infographics and videos each day created by RISMedia editors and contributors, helping them influence hundreds of thousands of consumers as they consider buying and/or selling a home.  Visit RISMedia.com and ACESocial for more information. 

About RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers

RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers is designed to recognize those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on RISMedia.com, and by nominations from RISMedia’s in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker. Due to deadline and production criteria, RISMedia’s 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.