(Denver, CO, February 4th, 2021)
8z Real Estate is pleased to announce that Founder and CEO Lane Hornung has been selected as an RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker—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 nearly 300, 2021 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 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2020 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.
“Every year, we’re amazed by the incredible ingenuity and success of members in the real estate community, ranging from the glass ceilings being shattered by industry leaders, to the creativity and innovation being implemented at a record pace, and all the way to the wonderful charitable work being accomplished across the nation,” said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. “This year, more than ever, we are proud to recognize the hard work, dedication and determination of real estate’s finest professionals—the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers—who went above and beyond in 2020 even amid a turbulent time for the industry, and the world, facing the challenges head-on and without fear. Help us in celebrating their hard-earned recognition.”
Within RISMedia’s Newsmakers Showcase, you’ll also meet this year’s “Hall of Fame” class—a select group of industry icons who have gone above and beyond toward the betterment of the real estate industry.
RISMedia is hoping to honor this year’s Real Estate Newsmakers, including the 2021 Hall of Fame, at a live event later in the year. The company is monitoring the appropriateness of this related to the status of the health crisis. In past years, RISMedia has honored the group at the company’s Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
“In an increasingly complex real estate ecosystem filled with innovation and disruption, modern brokerages and agents will not only survive, they will prosper by delivering value, expertise and options for their clients.” – Lane Hornung
RISMedia launched the first annual Real Estate Newsmakers in 2018 with an inaugural Hall of Fame: National Association of REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer Bob Goldberg; HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier; Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Chief Executive Officer Helen Hanna Casey; HomeServices of America and HSF Affiliates Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Teresa Palacios Smith; RE/MAX Boone Realty CEO and National Association of REALTORS® 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall; Howard Hanna Rand Realty General Manager and Chief Creative Officer Joseph Rand; and HomeSmart International Founder and Chief Executive Officer Matt Widdows. The group of real estate leaders were honored at an awards reception and dinner held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
In January 2019, RISMedia announced its first industrywide Newsmakers Showcase with more than 230 individuals honored, followed by the release in March 2019 of that year’s Hall of Fame, which included: HomeServices of America CEO Gino Blefari; National Association of REALTORS® Founder of Investment Properties and Past President William E. Brown; RE/MAX Elite REALTOR® and Beverly Carter Foundation Founder Carl Carter, Jr.; MRIS Investors, Inc. President David Charron; NM Management, Inc., CENTURY 21 New Millennium CEO and Co-Owner Todd Hetherington; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty President and CEO Rei Mesa; Brown Harris Stevens Executive Chairman and Senior Advisor Diane M. Ramirez; Rainmakers Group Partner Mike Ryan; Michael Saunders & Company Founder and CEO Michael Saunders; and NM Management, Inc., CENTURY 21 New Millennium President and Co-Owner Mary Lynn Stone.
The 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers included 300 honorees and 13 new members to the Hall of Fame including: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President & CEO Paul Boomsma; Buffini & Company Chairman & Founder Brian Buffini; Crye-Leike REALTORS® Principal & CEO Harold Crye; Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene Managing Partners Marilyn Eiland and Mark Woodroof; Real Estate One Family of Companies President, Financial Services and President, Brokerage Services Stuart Elsea and Dan Elsea; Coach Real Estate Associates, Inc. Co-Owner/Founder Georgianna Findley Finn; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® Chairman Lawrence “Larry” Flick IV; Houston Association of REALTORS® President & CEO Bob Hale; RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. Co-Founders and Vice Chairs of the Board Dave and Gail Liniger; and The Nick Shivers Team, Keller Williams Portland Central President & CEO Nick Shivers. All 300 honorees and their achievements can be viewed in the 2020 Newsmakers Gallery.
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 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.
February 4, 2021