Broker’s Edge is a half-day event designed to help the most successful brokers stay on the cutting edge of industry topics and market trends. The speakers will just have returned from the NAR mid-year meetings with news to share. NAR has partnered with Texas REALTORS® to bring this dynamic event to the North Texas area.

Great speakers in partnership with Texas REALTORS® and NAR including 2022 NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith, Texas REALTORS® leadership, NAR leadership and special guests.

Register here for the event, and see the agenda below.

You can also bid on the online TREPAC silent auction during the event. 


Kickoff & Welcome
Leslie Rouda Smith, NAR president

Legal Update
David Jones, Texas REALTORS® deputy general counsel

Housing Market Outlook
Jessica Lautz, vice president, Demographics and Behavioral Insights and Research, NAR

Collaborating for Success
Leslie Rouda Smith, NAR president
Russell Berry, Texas REALTORS® chairman
Victoria Gillespie, NAR chief marketing and communications officer
Travis Kessler, Texas REALTORS® CEO

Helping You Succeed Through Advocacy
Helen Devlin, NAR director of Federal Legislative and Political Affairs
Leslie Cantu, Texas REALTORS® TREPAC director
Tray Bates, Texas REALTORS® vice president of Governmental Affairs
David Alan Cox, Texas REALTORS® secretary/treasurer
Moderated by Kaki Lybbert, NAR vice president of Advocacy

Industry Issues Panel
Luis Torres, senior business economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Don Allen, development partner, Riverside Homebuilders/Lackland Holdings
Roland Love, vice president of Business Alliances & Field Operations, Independence Title
Celeste Embery, executive vice president of Texas Bankers Association
Moderated by Mike Barnett, Texas REALTORS® executive vice president

Crypto & Real Estate
Kristin Smith, REALTOR®, Dave Perry-Miller

DEI: Why it Matters to You
Natalie Davis, REALTOR®, The Evolution Group