Honors Were Held May 16 at Prestigious National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
[Norwalk, CT, May 17, 2019]—RISMedia, publisher of Real Estate magazine, recently inducted Rei Mesa, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, into its 2019 “Hall of Fame” Class of Real Estate Newsmakers, during an awards ceremony held on May 16 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., held during the National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo taking place that week.
RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmaker recognitions, now in its second year, are designed to honor those individuals who made headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry and the communities and consumers they serve.
This year’s event hosted more than 225 of the nation’s leading brokers and other real estate executives during its Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, an invitation-only event.
According to RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston, “RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers event honors the industry’s real newsmakers: the people who are positively affecting our industry and the millions of consumers they serve. Over the past three-plus decades, RISMedia has covered, chronicled and celebrated the professionals making news in real estate, and we are thrilled to present both our 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Class as well as our larger membership of RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers with these honors.”
Mesa is the president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, which serves 21 counties throughout Florida with more than 40 locations and approximately 1,800 sales professionals. The company ranks in the Top 10 in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network and has been recognized as a top fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.6 million.
Mesa joins nine of his esteemed industry colleagues as Hall of Fame awardees this year, including Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America; William E. Brown, founder of Investment Properties and past president of the National Association of REALTORS®; Carl Carter, Jr., REALTOR® with RE/MAX Elite and founder of the Beverly Carter Foundation; David Charron, president of MRIS Investors, Inc.; Todd Hetherington, CEO and co-owner of NM Management, Inc.; CENTURY 21 New Millennium; Diane M. Ramirez, chairman and CEO of Halstead Real Estate; Mike Ryan, senior advisor to RE/MAX LLC, executive officers and the board of directors; Michael Saunders, founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company; and Mary Lynn Stone, president and co-owner of NM Management, Inc.; CENTURY 21 New Millennium.
During the event, RISMedia also honored more than 200 real estate professionals from around the country for their newsworthy contributions to the industry. This year’s Newsmakers were honored in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters. Read their stories here.
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RISMedia was founded in 1980 by CEO and Publisher John E. Featherston as the residential real estate industry’s definitive source for news and information for real estate’s most profitable and productive professionals. For more than 39 years, RISMedia has provided the industry with news, trends, and strategies through Real Estate magazine and RISMedia.com, its award-winning blog, Housecall, and its renowned networking and educational events, including RISMedia’s Real Estate CEO Exchange; the Real Estate Newsmakers Awards, Reception & Dinner; and the Power Broker Forum, Reception & Dinner.