SOURCE: Inman News

July 15, 2008 08:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Real Estate Industry Gears Up for 12th Annual Real Estate Connect Conference: Who's Who to Talk About Real Solutions and Opportunities in the Face of the Real Estate Catastrophe

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - The real estate industry is gearing up for Inman News' 12th Annual Real Estate Connect conference, held July 23-25 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Speakers and attendees will discuss the most pressing issues facing the real estate industry right now. The event falls at time when IndyMac is failing and the futures of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in question, creating a timely reason to interact with the industry's most important voices on real-world opportunities in the face of industry-wide devastation.

Real Estate Connect will focus on international investment, foreclosures, technology and Internet marketing, while going deeper to explore what can be expected from the market over the coming months. Representatives from the most important brokerage firms, technology companies and real estate influencers will be in attendance.

What: 12th Annual Real Estate Connect conference

When: July 23-25, 2008

Where: The Palace Hotel, San Francisco

Who: More than 1,700 Realtors, technologists and investors, including:

--  Alex Perriello, CEO, Realogy Franchise Group
--  Avram Goldman, president & CEO, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate
--  Craig Newmark, founder of
--  Deanna Brown, president of Scripps Network Interactive
--  Dottie Herman, president & CEO, Prudential Douglas Elliman
--  Lloyd Frink, president & co-founder,
--  Justin McCarthy, strategic partner development manager, Google
--  Lorna Borenstein, president, Move Inc.
--  Michael Rogers, futurist-in-residence, The New York Times
--  Michael Yang, general manager, Yahoo! Real Estate
--  Peter Flint, CEO, Trulia
--  Robert E. Kimble, director of Non-Performing Loans Servicing, Freddie
--  Sherry Chris, president & CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

A complete list of individuals speaking at Real Estate Connect can be found here:

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