Professional Leadership Panel (PLP)
ARES Holds First Annual Professional Leadership Panel (PLP)
The PLP is one more step in ARES fulfilling its mission envisioned by founders and benefiting its members to be a forum for academics and practitioners to meet, become acquainted with one another, and to learn. Most importantly to be a forum for the diffusion of knowledge and information among and between academic and practitioners. To position ARES meetings to be more than at the cutting edge, but at the cutting edge which matters and to be heard. Holding the PLP just before the Friday early evening soirée provides an opportunity for members to see and hear leadership of the leading practitioner/professional organizations, hear their personal message and receive announcements from them on behalf of the organizations that they represent. Afterwards, mingle and become acquainted. Develop lasting friendships and professional connections.
A photo of real estate leaders participating in the first and inaugural Professional Leadership Panel (PLP) is shown below, as is a list of names of those in the photo. The Inaugural 2011 PLP was organized and chaired by Grant Ian Thrall.
Future PLP will be organized by ARES meeting Program Chair and Vice Chair; the PLP chair is designated by ARES' Executive Director. The organizers for the 2012 PLP are G. Stacy Sirmans; email@example.com and Michael Seiler; firstname.lastname@example.org The 2012 PLP Chair is Larry Wofford; email@example.com.
Standing: Steve Pyhrr, Executive Director, American Real Estate Society, and Kennedy Wilson; Matt Bruck, Executive Director and Representative for North America, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Douglas Sawyer, Vice Executive Director, CCIM Education Foundation, and Sawyer Properties; Ron Phipps, President, National Association of Realtors (NAR); Tom Bisacquino, President and CEO, NAIOP
Seated: John Leary, President, Counselors of Real Estate (CRE); Joe Magdziarz, President, Appraisal Institute (AI); Grant Thrall, President- Elect and 2011 Program Chair, American Real Estate Society; Lori Hatcher, Sr. Vice President, Global, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Photo courtesy of Bill King, Director, Valuation Services, Veros Real Estate Solutions