NEWS & EVENTS
The 2018 Think Realty Honors nominations are open, and the submissions are pouring in. Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize the best in the industry, no matter how big or small the real estate business. Our honors recipients are nominated by their peers (that's you!) and evaluated by an independent panel of former winners and industry leaders. Finalists and winners receive recognition in Think Realty Magazine , on the Think Realty website, and at the Think Realty Honors banquet in Atlanta, Georgia. Don't wait: Nominations close on June 30.
Think Realty Honors Catchup WHAT FORMER FINALISTS & WINNERS ARE DOING TODAY.
KEVIN ORTNER Renters Warehouse 2017 Service Provider of the Year 2018 Think Realty Honors judges panelist
REALWEALTHNETWORK Rich & Kathy Fettke
2016 Investment Support Organizer of the Year 2017 Think Realty Honors judges panelist (Kathy)
IRVINE July 14-15, 2018 | The Marriott Irvine Spectrum | Think Resources
Kevin Ortner is the president and CEO of Renters Warehouse and author of the book Rent Estate™ Revolution . Last year, in addition to being recognized by Think Realty as its 2017 Service Provider of the Year, Renters Warehouse was included on the Inc. 500 | 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in America for the eighth consecutive year. “I was thrilled to have been honored with Think Realty’s
Kathy and Rich Fettke are co-founders of Real Wealth Net- work, a California-based real estate investment club offering af-
fordable education, a network of “tried- and-true” professionals, and personal mentorship and coaching. Last year, Kathy served on the Think Realty Hon- ors second-round judges’ panel, which consists of former honors recipients and participates in the peer-reviewed process of awarding recognitions. Since receiving Think Realty’s Investor Support Organization recognition in 2016, Real Wealth Network has raised more than $100 million in capital for
Hundreds of Think Realty conference attendees dedicated a full weekend to “Thinking Wealth” at the Baltimore conference & expo in April. In July, hundreds more will Think Resources in a prime location for the brainstorming process: Irvine, California. “Having access to the best, most comprehensive resources in the business is a huge competitive advantage for real estate in- vestors. Trying to find trusted, relevant tools can be time-con- suming and expensive,” observed Think Realty senior program manager Colleen Bay. “We’re bringing together the best industry tools and the best industry professionals, exhibitors, and educators to help our mem- bers and attendees leverage every resource available toward their real estate investing success,” said Eddie Wilson, CEO of Think Realty parent company Affinity Worldwide. Kathy Fettke, founder and CEO of California-based Real Wealth Network, will emcee the event. The Irvine event will
open with Carrie Cook, president of Ignite Funding. Saturday will also feature The Norris Group founder and CEO, Bruce Norris, who will be taking main stage for a working lunch presentation, Linda Liberatore, founder and CEO of Secure Pay One, discuss- ing how to integrate technology into your investing in order to improve your bottom line, and Aaron Norris, vice president of The Norris Group, moderating a local market panel. “It is an honor to emcee the Think Realty Irvine event and hear some of the most sophisticated investors in the industry share their strategies,” said Fettke, emphasizing the networking oppor- tunities available at the conference. “If I could start over again, I would not have attended the School of Hard Knocks! I would have surrounded myself with people who had successfully done what I hoped to achieve.”
Service Provider of the Year award,” said Ortner, adding, “What an absolute honor, and the event itself was fantastic!” He credited his Renters Warehouse team “for con- tinuing to be recognized for raising the bar in single-fam- ily rental (SFR) property management and our con- tinued innovations to serve both investors and tenants at
syndications and helped members acquire more than $400 million in property. The company has also spent two years on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. “Our podcasts have over 1 million downloads, and we also started an SFR rental fund last year that is out-performing pro- jections,” Kathy said. “We are building homes in Reno, Park City, Tampa, San Antonio, Mountain View, and Costa Rica as well.” Real Wealth Network recently started a mastermind for what the Fettkes term “the best turnkey providers in real estate” to “raise the bar in this somewhat unregulated segment of the industry" and opened two new divisions in wholesaling and commercial real estate.
a higher level.” Earlier this year, Renters Warehouse reached two substantial milestones: The company now manages more than 22,000 properties for more than 14,000 investors. “We believe if you have the right partners in place to educate, assist, and guide you [in real estate investing], then you make acquisitions the right way and you build a real estate portfolio that creates financial security,” Ortner said.
ATLANTA September 22-23, 2018 | The Westin Buckhead Atlanta | Think Purpose
Andy Williams is the founder and CEO of Recon Realty, a veteran-focused private real estate investment firm specializing in analyzing markets, identifying op- portunities, and acquiring properties in growth markets. Since receiving the Humanitarian of the Year award in 2016, Williams and his wife, Ashley, have gone on to host HGTV’s Flip or Flop Fort Worth series. 2017 Service Provider finalist Blake Johnson, founder and president of Finishing Touches Remodeling, is also featured in the series. • ANDYWILLIAMS Recon Realty 2016 Humanitarian of the Year
Real estate investors drive change and build their businesses with a greater purpose in mind. Think Realty will recognize in- dustry leaders in all sectors who truly Think Purpose in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 22-23, 2018. Join Think Realty as we celebrate Think Realty Honors finalists and winners, hear from in-
dustry leaders, and learn from premier educators in the industry. The two-day event will feature aThink Realty Expo with more than 40 exhibitors, keynote sessions from experts in the industry, a local market insights panel, educational training fromThink Realty coaches, and workshop intensives fromThink Realty sponsors. •
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