Calling All Newsmakers: Nominate Your 2020 Honoree Today!

Posted on Jul 22 2019 - 4:33pm by Housecall


RISMedia Is Accepting 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers Nominations Through August 15.

RISMedia is accepting nominations for the 2020 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers, those individuals making headlines for their newsworthy contributions to the housing industry, and for their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

Nominate a Newsmaker

Readers may nominate as many folks as they like—including themselves. Nominees can be from any walk of the residential or commercial real estate industries, including, but not limited to: brokers, agents, service providers, professionals from the mortgage, title, insurance sectors, etc.

Candidates can be selected as an RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker for a range of accomplishments, including, but not limited to:

  • Advancing the industry
  • Impacting change
  • Technology achievements
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Business accomplishments and growth
  • Humanitarian efforts
  • Industry activism and support
  • Thought leadership and influence
  • Excellence in customer service
  • Creativity and innovation

To make your Newsmaker nomination, please visit Here, you will find additional information about the nomination process, and the forms to nominate yourself or your candidate(s). The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2019.

RISMedia's 2020 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers, chosen by the editors at RISMedia, will be showcased in an RISMedia Real Estate magazine special supplement and in a directory on More than 230 Newsmakers were recognized in 2019. This number is expected to significantly increase for 2020.

The 2020 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers will also be honored at the Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, held in May 2020 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. During the event, a select group of Newsmakers will be inducted into the Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame. Ten individuals in the 2019 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers were inducted this May.

Here is a look inside our 2019 event:


Newsmakers Jeff Berger (left), Anthony Hitt (center) and Vincent Hodder (second from right) celebrate with colleagues.


Team members from Updater and Keller Williams Capital Properties network at the cocktail reception.


RISMedia's John Featherston and Maria Patterson with two of this year's Inspirations: Jennifer Hupke and Lisa Handley.


2019 Hall of Famers Rei Mesa and Gino Blefari with 2018 Hall of Famer Teresa Palacios Smith.


Eric Bjork and Candace Adams of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties with 2018 Hall of Famer Helen Hanna Casey.

Share your Newsmaker's story with us and help us honor those making a difference in real estate. For questions, please email

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  1. GHD Live Sports September 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    All Newsmakers was feeling really happy and I’m waiting for upcoming 2020 nomination

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