Speaker Spotlight

2019 Lineup

Jeff Turner, CSO at Immoviewer; N.A.R. Entrepreneur-in-residence

Jeff is an advisor to Frontdoor, a customer intelligence platform based in Paris, France, and a board member at Aumnia, Inc., a web and mobile application development company based in Camarillo, CA. He has also been a mentor for N.A.R. Reach since it’s inception. At REvive he will discuss “Real Estate Technology, What’s Real, What’s Hype,” with N.A.R.’s Nobu Hata.

Leigh Brown screen shotLeigh Brown


The irrepressibly funny and wise Leigh Brown, a nationally-known speaker, author (“Outrageous Authenticity”; “The 7 Deadly Sins of Sales”), is known as a sassy Southern woman who is extremely popular for her no-holds-barred approach to motivation.

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Leigh runs one of the top real estate teams in the country, is a kickin’ keynote speaker and loves everything baseball. Founder of National Ethics Day, she returns to host the 7th Annual Real Estate REvive Conference & Expo and present her own session: “Do you want to be your clients’ Realtor For Life? It’s going to take some different thinking and messaging in a changing world-and you will leave this session knowing what to do next!”


Jessie Rodriguez HGTV - MugJessie Rodriguez, HGTV’s ‘Vintage Flip’

Along with his wife Tina, Jessie stars on the HGTV show that’s based on their business of buying and fixing distressed vintage homes. In 2012 the National Association of Realtors® named Jessie one of the top 30 REALTORS® under 30 years old.

Jessie & Tina Rodriguez of HGTV's 'Vintage Flip' - CROPPEDThat same year the couple’s company, Cal American Homes, was featured in Inc. magazine. Cal American Homes was also recognized as an Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing businesses in America. Jessie expanded Cal American Homes from a sales company to an investment firm that buys, fixes and sells dilapidated and distressed homes, an eventually opened a construction division. Now Cal American Homes is a full service real estate sales, design, and construction agency. Jessie is eager to share information about “riches in niches” with the REvive 2019 audience.


Sharran Srivatsaa CROPSharran Srivatsaa, Top Real Estate Executive 

Sharran is CEO of Kingston Lane, a push-button technology execution platform for real estate. Most recently, he grew Teles Properties by 10x in 5 years and led its acquisition to Douglas Elliman.

 A former Goldman Sachs banker and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Sharran is a sought-after keynote speaker and contributor to top media publications, in addition to being an investor and advisor to various cutting-edge technology companies. 


From the National Association of REALTORS®

Jessica-Lautz_881x585 CROPJessica Lautz, VP of Demographics & Behavioral Insights

Focusing on demographic trends for N.A.R. members and housing consumers, Jessica discusses the results of these studies in major media outlets and international presentations. A graduate of the American University Master’s of Public Policy Program, with undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Law and Justice from Central Washington University, she is pursuing her Doctorate of Real Estate from Nottingham Trent University. Her thesis is: “Is the Dream Still Alive? Tracking Homeownership Amid Changing Economic and Demographic Conditions. ” She will give the Economic Update at REvive.

downloadNobu Hata, N.A.R. Director of Member Engagement

An industry voice since 1996, Nobu is an expert in marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology in the real estate industry, having implemented and adapted various new school techniques to a successful brick and mortar business. At N.A.R., Nobu brings insight and context of agent, brokerage and association issues up the national pipeline, and delivers value-added information in-person and online. He’s an expert in real estate purchase/sale contract negotiation, demographic/market analysis; online, print, television, target marketing; Graphic design, UI/UX; Branding/identity/messaging. At REvive, he will discuss the technology shaping the future of real estate. 

Dan Smith Promo Shot -CropDan Smith, Author-Influencer/Former Top Agent

Dan is an author (including the #1 Best Seller “Failing Greatly, Your Guide to Achieving Success after Failure”), and a former top-producing real estate agent who appeared in The Wall Street Journal as the #9 agent in the United States. Dan has spoken throughout the world and shared his skills, methods and ideas, helping countless professionals to become more powerful, productive, and profitable. A contributing writer to Inman News, he was the keynote at the 2018 World Real Estate Congress in Dubai and was named a 2019 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker and Influencer.


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