Record Number of Realtors(r) Expected for San Francisco Conference Oct. 28-31 in San Francisco
RECORD NUMBER OF REALTORS(r) EXPECTED FOR SAN FRANCISCO CONFERENCE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS(r)
Annual Conference & Expo
Moscone Center, San Francisco
Members of the media are invited to attend the REALTORS(r) Conference & Expo, Oct. 28 - 31, in San Francisco, Calif.
More than 25,000 Realtors? and their guests are expected to attend the REALTORS(r) Conference & Expo, titled The Rush Is On.
The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) will hold its principal annual session in San Francisco in conjunction with NAR’s annual conference.
Heading the list of speakers during the conference is Dr. Phil McGraw, author of five bestsellers, including Life Strategies. The Entrepreneurial Excellence Series again will feature some of the business world’s best and brightest minds, including Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; management expert Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager; and Silicon Valley management legend and Apple pioneer Guy Kawasaki, author of Rules for Revolutionaries.
This year, Realtors(r) will continue their tradition of helping one family in the Conference city area to realize the American Dream through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Realtors(r) are committed to addressing the need for affordable housing in communities across U.S. and around the world.
Members of the media are invited to check out the Expo. The Expo will be open Friday, Oct. 28, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 30, 10a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The conference will also provide media with the opportunity to get the latest information on home buying and selling trends, and environmental issues. Industry experts, congressional officials and federal agency representatives will also be on hand to share their insights into the issues facing today’s residential and commercial real estate markets.
On-site media registration will begin Wednesday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and continue through Sunday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to Noon, at the Moscone Center, Room 232, North Building. To pre-register for the REALTORS(r) Conference and hotel accommodations, contact Wendy Harper 202-383-1192.
There is no registration fee for members of the media with credentials. Members of NAR, its affiliates, and NAREE Associates must pay the applicable NAR registration fees.
NAR’s Public Affairs staff has planned several media briefings throughout the meetings to provide reporters and editors an opportunity to meet with industry specialists. Public Affairs staff will also be available to assist the media in coordinating interviews with NAR Leadership and conference speakers. The preliminary Media Highlights schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
7:30 to 8:30 a.m., San Francisco Marriott
Federal Issues Update
Government Affairs policy experts will discuss key federal policy issues affecting housing, environment, and release estate finance.
9 to 11 a.m., Moscone Center
Economics Issues & Residential Real Estate Trends Forum
Speaker: NAR Chief Economist David Lereah will provide an overview and forecast of the residential real estate market.
9 to 11 a.m., Moscone Center
Equal Opportunity Cultural Diversity Forum
DIVERSE URBAN CENTERS SEE SMART GROWTH IN THEIR FUTURE
San Francisco city officials join local community and cultural groups to discuss the city’s plan to redevelop the area south of Market Street, including alternative development solutions and affordable housing options. See how smart growth applications like high density housing, mixed use development and walkable communities make sense and are becoming more popular among diverse populations who enjoy the convenience of city living.
1:30 to 4 p.m., Moscone Center
Land Use, Property Rights and Environment Forum
EMINENT DOMAIN: HOW TO PROTECT PROPERTY RIGHTS AFTER KELO
Invited Speakers: Brian Blaesser, Robinson and Cole; Gene Ulm, Public Opinion Strategies; Steven Anderson, executive director, Castle Coalition
1 to 3 p.m., Moscone Center
Economic Issues and Commercial Business Trends Forum
Speakers: David Lereah will provide an overview and forecast of the commercial real estate market on a national basis. He will be joined by industry guru, Christopher E. Lee, president of CEL and Associates, who will speak on the topic of The Changing Commercial Brokerage Industry -- Will You Be a Part of It?
3:30 to 4 p.m., Moscone Center
Regulatory Issues Forum
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. San Francisco Marriott
SPECIAL EVENT: NAR’s Public Affairs staff will host a Newsmakers Reception for members of the media. To attend this special event, RSVP to Wendy Harper at email@example.com by Oct. 10, 2005.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
1-3 p.m., Moscone Center
Legislative & Political Forum
Speakers and Topic: To be determined
1 to 2:30 p.m., Moscone Center
Center for REALTOR(r) Technology
Speaker: Mark Lesswing, NAR vice president, of the Center for REALTOR(r) Technology, will speak on Transaction Management -- Strategies and Best Practices.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
10 to 11:30 a.m., Moscone Center
TAPPING THE SECOND HOME MARKET -- 50 or 5,000 Miles Away
Speakers: Susan Greenfield of Brown Harris Stevens, New York, N.Y., Robert Cheesbrough, The Prestige Group, Kamuela, Hawaii; and Maire Rosal of Lewis, Wolcott and Dornbush Real Estate Inc., Park City, Utah.
3 to 4 p.m., Moscone Center
HOME STAGING FOR ALL MARKET SITUATIONS
Speaker: Barb Schwarz, CEO and president, Staged Homes, Concord, Calif., will talk about how to set the scene of a home, get the property ready to sell, sell faster and sell for top dollar.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1
8:30 a.m. to Noon, Board of Directors Meeting
The National Association of Realtors(r), “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing more than 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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