By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine
A lot of year-end retrospectives have come out in the past couple of weeks, and two of the more notable ones for the real estate industry were Inman News’ annual 100 Most Influential List and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.
In the first case, Inman highlighted the most prominent, persuasive figures in real estate. NAR was well represented, with CEO Dale Stinton, 2010 President Vicki Cox Golder, Chief Lobbyist Jerry Giovaniello, Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, Chief Technology Officer Mark Lesswing, and Social Media Manager Todd Carpenter making the list.
In the second, Time selected Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who reportedly narrowly edged out Julian Assange, the founder of another Internet phenomenon, Wikileaks. No doubt, Zuckerberg’s had a momentous year: The 26 year old is worth nearly $7 billion, and his network topped half a billion members this year. Also, Zuckerberg was the protagonist — no, that’s not the right word — the central figure in one of the most popular and important films of the year. Continue reading »