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Monday, August 10

Welcome: NAR 2016 Vice Presidents, Michael Labout and Sherri Meadows


Introduction of NAR 2016 Leadership Team and Regional Vice Presidents


President's Address - Tom Salomone, NAR 2016 President

Tom is a REALTOR® from Coral Springs, Florida, and has been a licensed real estate agent for more than 40 years. He is a second generation REALTOR® and broker/owner of Real Estate II, a firm specializing in residential real estate. He serves on NAR’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Leadership Team. He is a proud member of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® North Broward Chapter. In 2012, Tom served as the Director of REALTOR® Party activities for NAR. In 2011, he served as committee liaison to the Issues Mobilization Committee, State & Local Issues Committee, and the Smart Growth Program Advisory Group. Tom has chaired many NAR committees, subcommittees and forums.

Tom served as President of the Florida Association of REALTORS® in 2003 and as treasurer in 2005. He was named Florida’s REALTOR® of the Year in 2005.


Bill Martin, Matey Veissi Introductions


Leader Alignment...And Then Some

Moderated by Doug Hinderer, NAR Senior Vice President, Human Resources, AE and Leadership Development with Ziggy Zicarelli, President-Elect and Joel Singer, Association Executive, of the California Association of REALTORS®; Debbie Shields, President-Elect and Rebecca Grossman, Association Executive, of the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®.

The Presidents-Elect and Association Executives will share their experience in getting the most effective results from their partnership.

Presentation Slides (PDF: 4.49 MB)

Video - Introduction
Video - Panel Discussion


REALTORS® and Association Executives rocking together.


2015 Leadership Summit Presentation - ...And Then Some Part 1


Introduction of NAR 2016 Liaisons


REALTOR® Party / Legislative Update: 2016 Legislative Year – How You Can Impact the Outcome

A forecast on the political climate in 2016 and the impact the REALTOR® Party can make.


Economic Update

Lawrence Yun, Ph.D., NAR Senior Vice President, Research and Chief Economist; Bill Brown, NAR 2016 President-Elect and Dan Wagner, NAR 2016 Commercial Liaison

An insight on current market trends for residential and commercial real estate.

Presentation Slides (PDF: 8.83 MB)

Video - Lawrence Yun
Video - Panel Discussion

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)

Tom Salomone, NAR 2016 President
Ronald J. Gidwitz, Chairman Emeritus, BGCA

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are joining forces so America’s kids continue to have a bright future. As the premier youth-serving organization in the U.S., Boys & Girls Clubs have opened its doors to youth in communities across the country, serving as a “home away from home” for nearly 4 million kids each year. Clubs and REALTORS® are part of the fabric of every community in America, and we are working together to give back and make a difference.

Video - Introduction
Video - Ronald J. Gidwitz
Video - Union League BGCA

Note: Keynote address for Monday is not available due to our arrangements with the speaker. 

Tuesday, August 11

National Anthem - Annie Wagner

Annie, a thirteen-year-old, has performed at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Tosca as the Shepardess, an Equity role, and in Otello as Townsperson, and with the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She also sings in the Anima Children’s Chorus, an internationally recognized youth choral organization.


Opening Remarks and REALTOR® Safety Introduction

Chris Polychron, NAR 2015 President, delivers opening remarks for the day and kicks off the REALTOR® Safety presentation


REALTOR® Safety Panel

A panel of REALTOR® Associations offers perspectives on crisis management and safety practices.


REALTOR Benefits®

Mike McGrew, NAR Treasurer and Bob Goldberg, NAR Senior Vice President, Marketing Business Development

Presentation Slides (PDF: 3.47 MB)


CEO Update

Dale Stinton, NAR Chief Executive Officer, provides a current association overview.


2015 Leadership Summit - ...And Then Some Part 2


Introduction of the Institutes, Societies & Councils and Global Alliances Representatives


Industry Panel: The Impact of AMPTM/Project Upstream

Project Upstream is a coalition of brokerages, networks and national franchises representing real estate companies of all sizes and business models that has formed to develop a comprehensive data technology platform. It will partner with RPR’s AMP™ Project to leverage the power of RPR’s nationwide parcel-centric database to allow MLS’s to create customized technology services for their participants and subscribers.


Closing Keynote

John Foley, Former Lead Solo Pilot for the Blue Angels, presents his remarks. 

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