There is nothing better than visiting our Nation’s capital in the fall. That is the location of the RISMedia CEO & Leadership Exchange! RISMedia has outgrown the Harvard Club and changed locations. WAV Group partners Victor Lund, Marilyn Wilson, Mark McLaughlin, Kevin Hawkins and George Slusser will be in attendance to participate. If you are a real estate broker or an executive with a company that partners with brokers, this is the main event of the year.

WAV Group moderated sessions

RISMedia and John Featherston have invited George Slusser, WAV Group’s M&A leader, to moderate two special sessions on mergers and acquisitions. The first sessions is called “M&A Strategies Part 1: Getting to the Yes.” Having a successful transaction requires a determined execution of a process that allows both parties to find the center. Obie Walli, Pat Riley, and Peter Luft will be contributing their insights. Pat Riley recently got to a ‘Yes’ with Beverly-Hanks Realtors, one of the nation’s Top 200 firms, representing the 22nd transaction by the Howard Hanna family of companies in the most recent five years.

Of course, getting to the ‘yes’ is when the real job starts in an M&A transaction. Slusser will moderate a panel on how successful mergers allow companies to maintain agent retention,  growth, and developing stronger profitability for both companies. When great teams unite, there is an enormous new recruiting opportunity.

There will be a special session from the Broker Resource Network on brokerage operational effectiveness and their efforts to advocate for brokers in NAR forums. This session will be moderated by Marilyn Wilson.

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More than anything, the RISMedia CEO & Leadership Exchange is a place for brokers to meet and learn from each other. It has been a long time since brokers have gathered to shake hands and reconnect on a professional and social level. My favorite event is the Newsmakers Reception & Dinner being held on on Sept. 7 celebrating the Newsmakers and Hall of Fame inductees. Being a Newsmaker is a crowning achievement for both Marilyn and I – we are forever grateful for RISMedia’s consideration of our decades of contributions to the real estate industry.


Please watch this video from Mr. Featherston who shares the meaning behind this important gathering of brokerages.


2022 Real Estate CEO & Leadership Exchange Tribute from RISMedia on Vimeo.

On Sept. 6 – 8, 2022, more than 500 of the most powerful residential real estate decision-makers, representing virtually every major real estate brand and business model, will gather at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., for RISMedias 34th Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange.

In conjunction with the 2022 CEO & Leadership Exchange, RISMedia will celebrate and honor its 2022 Real Estate Newsmakers and Hall of Fame inductees during the Newsmakers Reception & Dinner on Sept. 7.