2018 NAWRB 5th Annual Conference “Year of Women” Recap

On July 29th-31st, the Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) hosted the 2018 NAWRB 5th Annual Conference, “Year of Women,” in Chicago, Illinois at The Standard Club, featuring incredible discussions, presentations and new connections at this diverse, high-profile gathering of thought leaders and industry experts.

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Stories of Character and Courage-NDILC Luncheon Panel at 2018 NAWRB Conference

After a jam-packed morning of information and new industry developments, our conference attendees were treated to an informal panel session led by NDILC (NAWRB Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council) Chairwoman, President & CEO of NAWRB Desirée Patno, Co-chair Vanessa Montañez, and Council Members Sarah Goldfrank, Dr. Chitra Dorai, Stacey M. Walker, and Teresa Palacios Smith.

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2018 NAWRB Conference: Women’s Homeownership – Women Buyers & How to Serve Them

The penultimate panel of the 2018 NAWRB Conference was our Women’s Homeownership Panel focused on women buyers and how best to serve them. The panel featured a diverse speaker list of experienced real estate professionals, including Moderator Lenny McNeill, SVP, Managing Director of National Strategic Markets and Specialized Sales, U.S. Bank Home Mortgage; Adenike “Nike” Fasanya, Osilaja Owner, Marvel Ventures Mortgage, Inc.; Carmen Chong, CC Legacy Financial Corp. President, Broker and Life Insurance Agent; and Nelly DeLourdes Mitford, MP Global Real Estate Group, Commercial, International Investment and Residential Real Estate Services.

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2018 NAWRB Conference Live Updates: Investing In Opportunity Act

While implementing the Investing in Opportunity Act can become complicated, all of the speakers on our  panel were enthusiastic about the transformative change this tax incentive could bring to communities most in need. 

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John Yen Wong, Founding Chairman of AREAA, & Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO 2020 Women on Boards on NAWRB Conference, Year of Women

We are thrilled to have the support of John Yen Wong, Founding Chairman of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO and L.A. Chapter Co-chair of 2020 Women on Boards ahead of our 5th Annual Conference in Chicago!

John keeps it simple:: “NAWRB: Great Content, Great Speakers, Great Conferences, Great People, Great Organization.”

While Betsy sums up her strategic alliance with NAWRB this way “ “Congratulations to NAWRB, on your big national conference in Chicago! As CEO of 2020 Women on Boards, I am pleased we have a strategic alliance with NAWRB, as we both dedicate efforts to advance women in their careers, and to be part of the massive campaign to increase the numbers of women directors on corporate boards to at least 20% by the year 2020. We applaud your success as women business leaders in real estate!”

With John and Betsy behind us, we continue to rock our initiatives of advancing women on boards and pushing for diversity and inclusion at every turn.

See you in Chicago!

 

 

 

 

mPower Event at 2018 NAWRB Conference Features First-Ever Male Panelist

mPower will host a leadership panel at the 2018 NAWRB 5th Annual Conference on July, 29th in Chicago, IL from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM! This special mPower event will feature discussion about workplace disruptors with both women and men industry experts.This will be the first time a male leader in the real estate finance industry will join an mPower panel—the start of a continued effort by mPower to include more male participants in these important discussions about gender equality!

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NDILC Member & Trailblazer Awardee Tami Bonnell Speaking at WomanUP!

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is thrilled to share that Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International, Member of the NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council, and The Trailblazer Awardee of the 2018 NAWRB Roaring Thirty Awards, will be a featured speaker at the WomanUP! Conference held June 28th-29th at the JW Marriott LA Live in Los Angeles, CA.

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Settling Up in Cincinnati, a Top City for Single Women Homebuyers

June is National Homeownership Month. This article is part of an ongoing series focusing on different aspects of women’s homeownership.

 

Single Women Outpace Men in Homeownership

 

In our 2018 Women in the Housing and Ecosystem Report, we found women have outpaced single men in homeownership consistently since 1986. This trend has most likely sustained because the reasons women seek homeownership are powerful, both from an economic and an emotional standpoint.

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NAWRB sheCall: Operations of a Brokerage – Risk Management

Lori Namazi, Brokerage Risk Management & Operations Consultant of Lori Namazi Real Estate, will be featured and interviewed on our NAWRB sheCall: Operations of a Brokerage—Risk Management. Tune in on April 18th at 8:30 AM PST to participate in our Q&A with an expert woman leader in her field.

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Guest Desirée Patno on Dottie Herman’s Eye of Real Estate

Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Desiree Patno Enterprises, Inc. and NAWRB, will join Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, on her radio show Eye on Real Estate—the only show on talk radio to focus solely on real estate. Tune in Saturday, March 24th, at 10 a.m. on AM 970 The Answer to hear Patno share her industry insight from her 20 years of experience in the housing and real estate ecosystem.

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