Yes, it’s that time of year once again.
Here we are now into our sixth year.
How do you get to be one of “the most influential” people in commercial real estate?
What is or should be the criteria?
Simple… hard ass work!
Here they are in order!
1. Linda Day Harrison CPM, CCIM Founder theBrokerList.com Chicago Illinois.
Serious #CRE cred based in property management. Connecting brokers all over the word on The Broker List. Networker, writer, event creator and she even takes the time to teach for BOMA. One of the nicest human beings in the #CRE world. She also makes sure to tell me to drop the F-bombs. Now that takes guts.
Connect with Linda:
Find me someone more influential online in #CRE. I dare you! Killer content, stats, interaction, opinions, news aggregation, sharing, multi-platform, brand building. Oh and he even has a blog just for CRE and Social media. The man is a machine. Watch Listen and Learn! Someone told me he deadlifts Hummers. Oh, and I am the world’s greatest wingman, just ask him.
Connect with Coy:
Founder of the ever epic CRE//Tech Intersect put on twice a year in NY and SF. Or as I like to call it the greatest cocktail party with nerds in the commercial real estate business. The time and effort it takes are indeed daunting, and he does it all for FREE! How much more influential can one guy get? Think of all the relationships and conversations he has helped start. I still think I’m better looking, but that’s just me!
Connect with Pierce:
4. Michael Beckerman Founder/CEO The News Funnel New York, NY.
Comes from the old school of PR and is fighting like hell to get away from it. Changing the way #CRE receives views and thinks about #CRE content. HOOKED UP and networked with all the major #CRE players all over the country. His company blog is a MUST DAILY READ! Now, if I could just get him to admit his real age.
Connect with Michael:
5. Tony Wilbert CEO The Wilbert Group Atlanta Ga.
Atlanta-based and hardcore about it. He feels the news stories coming before they happen. Newspaper (remember those) reporter who turned into a PR pro. Twitter is his personal mouthpiece to the world. Reputation for being smart and quick-witted. HUGE Tom Petty fan and quietly volunteering a bunch of his personal time to help push #CRE #RE and #PR forward.
Connect with Tony:
6. Sarah Malcolm International Council Shopping Centers (ICSC) New York.
Building the ICSC online brand into a digital juggernaut. Video Twitter PR social media pavilions and events If it seems like she is doing the work of two people maybe she is….she has a twin! The world has been forewarned. OMG! Now she is a MOM! The Facebook pics of her beautiful baby boy gives me the feels.
Connect with Sarah:
7. Allen Buchanan Lee & Associates Orange County California.
Reality commercial real estate in the OC. Allen is a brokers broker. On the street and doing deals in one of the most competitive markets in the world for (cough) years. He uses his online tools to focus on….wait for it….. his clients and customers. Yeah, it’s that simple and easy. A true definition of a networker and networked. Look at that face. The Tuesday Traffic Tips on Youtube is a must see.
Connect with Allen:
8. Julie Augustyn Director of Real Estate Office Depot. Raleigh-Durham NC.
Big time corporate retail always pushing for the ladies of #CRE and tech. Connecting, sharing, conferencing and taking awesome pics. Digging deep in CRE Tech to push retail forward. She has some strange affiliation with some college in Flordia with an alligator as a mascot and doing it all with twin boys. I’m exhausted just from writing about how much energy she has.
Connect with Julie:
9. Aaron Block Co-Founder and Managing Director at MetaProp NYC.
Bringing some serious global broker cred to the #CRETech party. Created NYC Real Estate Tech Week. Writing tweeting and putting his money where his #CRETech mouth is by starting his own RETech accelerator. Lifelong #WhiteSox fan just like me so yeah that matters! Someone said he speaks three languages. I’ve only heard him order drinks in English so that could be rumor.
Connect with Aaron:
10. Ryan Dennis Associate at Genea Los Angeles.
The young blood is busting out of Cali. Blogging thinking tweeting and sharing all the tech knowledge he can to help #CRE software eat the world. I wanted to put him on the list just because of his badass profile pic but decided the brains and attitude put him over the top.
Connect with Ryan:
There it is.
The Top 10 Most Influential Online Commercial Real Estate People. 2014.
This is the list.
Disagree? Don’t care! It’s my list.
Have a top 10 of your own …post it up!
Thoughts comments opinions and points of view always appreciated.
Secretly on a list of their own at number 11 is @MallManager