2024 Agenda

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Wed. May 1, 2024

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Empire Board of Realtists Inc. Golf Tournament Sunset Mixer

Join us for a fun evening of networking for all EBR member and Golfers

Wed. May 1, 2024

Thurs. May 2, 2024

9:00am – 3:00pm

Thurs. May 2, 2024
12:00pm – 5:00pm

NAREB Region VI Conference Registration

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Region VI Leadership Training (Region VI Local Board Leadership)

7:00pm – 10:00pm

Welcome Reception – Hosted by: EBR Women’s Council, YRD Chapters, and sponsored in part by 10K Minority Appraisers

Fri. May 3, 2024

8:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Registration

Fri. May 3, 2024

Opening Ceremony Greetings (all attendees)

  • RVP Travis D. Brooks, Karen C. Johnson & Angelia Davis


9:30am – 10:15am

Keynote Address

  • Dr. Dennis Kimbro – New York Times Best-Selling Author, and Expert on Leadership, Wealth, and Success

10:20am – 10:50am

Fireside Chat: The Power of Partnership

  • Cerita Battles – Managing Dir., Head of
    Community & Affordable Lending
    JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Travis Brooks – NAREB Region VI
    Regional VP
  • Roshown McLeod – VP, Business Dev.
    JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Marisol Martinez- VP, Business Dev.
    JP Morgan Chase & Co.

11:00am – 12:00pm

ELEVATE: Fireside Chat: What it Takes to Be Successful in Commercial Real Estate

  • Leonte Benton, President of T. Dallas Smith & Company
  • T. Dallas Smith, Founder & CEO of T. Dallas Smith and Company 



12:30pm – 1:30pm : Breakout Sessions


    • Richard Slaton, Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase & CCIM Institute


GROW: The Agent Success Guide: Winning in Any Market

    • Terri Marie Gleaton – Founder of The Wealthy Group and Top Producer at eXp Realty, Team sold over $223 million in 2023


Chase Home Lending presents Freddie Mac: The Power of Information

    • Marsha Johnson – VP, Community
      Lending Manager
      JP Morgan Chase & Co.
    • Corey Mason – VP, Lending Manager
      JP Morgan Chase & Co.
    • Nadja Vital – Affordable Lending Manager
      Mission & Community Engagement
      Freddie Mac

1:45pm – 2:45pm : Breakout Sessions

ELEVATE: Commercial 101

    • Leonte Benton, President of T. Dallas Smith & Company 
    • T. Dallas Smith, Founder & CEO of T. Dallas Smith and Company  


GROW: Elevate Your Influence: Building Your Real Estate Brand with AI

    • Shantha Wetterhan – Owner of Competitive Edge Online
      Marketing & Branding

3:00pm – 4:00pm : Breakout Sessions

ELEVATE: Mastering Short Term Rentals & Turo

    • Philip Karaya – Fundraiser, Real Estate developer and Serial Entrepreneur


GROW: Working with Land Bank Authorities

    • Shawn Edwards – Executive Director, Augusta Georgia Land Bank Authority

4:15pm – 5:00pm : General Session

ELEVATE – Fireside Chat with Ron Devoe and Friends 

7:00pm – 10:00pm

RVP Cocktail Reception

Sat. May 4, 2024

8:00am – 12:00pm

Conference Registration

Sat. May 4, 2024
8:15am – 9:15am

NAREB Region VI Business Meeting (Paid NAREB Members Only)

10:00am – 11:00am

SHIBA Report & Advocacy Panel

  • Panel moderated by NAREB Region VI Vice President Travis Brooks
  • Elected Officials from Georgia:
    • Senator Gayle Davenport
    • Rep. Demetrius Douglas
    • Rep. Billy Mitchell

11:15am – 12:30pm : Breakout Sessions

GROW: The Business of the Business: Proper Set Up & Building Business Credit

    • Marvetta Bozeman
    • Karen C. Johnson


DIVERSIFY: Understanding How to Work with Investors

    • Tonya Smitherman – Real Estate Broker & Trainer


GROW: Is Appraisal Bias Real?

    • Thaddaus Dawson – Real Estate Appraiser & Founder of 10K Minority Appraisers Foundation



1:30pm – 2:30pm : Breakout Sessions

DIVERSIFY: All Things Tax Liens: AL, FL, GA, MO & MS

    • Alicia White – Real Estate Investor
    • Tiffany Tyuse – Real Estate Investor


GROW: Graduating to MultiFamliy Real Estate

    • Phil Georges – President, of Central Florida REIA and MultiFamily Investor and Developer

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Fireside Chat – Development

  • Dr. Courtney Johnson Rose, NAREB National President
  • Karen C. Johnson, Moderator


4:00pm – 5:00pm

$1.5 Billion Ladies: Winning in Government Contracts 

  • Paula Watts – Founder & CEO, Government Procurement Innovators
  • Labrescia Dawson – Founder & CEO, Dawson Management 
  • Stacey Mollison – Founder & CEO, Libra Management Group
  • Tanesha Gamory – Co-Founder of RE Global
    Marvetta Bozeman, Moderator

7:00pm – 10:00pm

EMPIRE Board 85th Anniversary Celebration (Conference attendees and EBR guests)

  • Celebrating 85 years of advocating for fair housing and democracy in housing

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