Economic & Advocacy Summit 2019






The OMNI Richmond Hotel


Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Professional Standards Training (Ticketed)

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. REALTOR® Prayer Breakfast (Ticketed)

Featuring: Captain Gregory C. “Cory” Cathcart, Chaplain to the Navy SEALs

Chaplain Cathcart completed 5 combat tours with the SEALs and presided over the final services for 28 of our nation’s greatest heroes. He will share his personal experience ministering to our nation’s warriors and their families and the indelible impact this had on his own family and faith.

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. President’s Welcome, Beckwith Bolle, Virginia REALTORS® 2019 President

9:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m.

Virginia Politics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Dr. Bob Holsworth
Managing Partner, DecideSmart and long-time Virginia political analyst

Description: Discussion of the changing political landscape of Virginia in light of the 2018 federal elections and the coming 2019 state elections with Q&A.

Bio: Dr. Bob Holsworth is one of the leading political analysts in Virginia. His comments on Virginia and national politics have appeared in local and national newspapers as well and he has made appearances on on major American television networks and on the BBC. The author of five books and numerous articles on public policy and American politics, he was the Founding Director of both the Center for Public Policy and the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU.

10:15 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Avocado Toast for One, Please
Jessica Lautz
Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights
National Association of REALTORS®

Description: There are a lot of myths surrounding the housing market today. This presentation will help dispel the myths and cover who is really buying homes, how they are purchasing homes, and the hurdles to enter the market. The presentation will inform on how buyers and sellers are working with agents and what they want most from their agents.

Bio: Jessica Lautz is the Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights at the National Association of REALTORS®. Jessica started at NAR in 2007. The core of her research focuses on demographic trends for both NAR members and housing consumers. Jessica discusses the results of these studies in major media outlets and international presentations.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. BREAK

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Panel: Featuring former legislators

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. RPAC Awards Luncheon

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Legislator Town Halls

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Summit Reception

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