Three Chase International leaders attended the first ever invitation only Inman Disconnect conference in Palm Springs, California last month. The gathering drew over 200 attendees with the goal of redefining the role of industry leaders and navigating the future of real estate.
Craig King, chief operating officer, Sue Lowe, senior vice president, and Jenny Johnson, managing broker of Chase’s Incline Village office, attended the event March 26-28 at The Parker in Palm Springs. Speakers and leaders included startup entrepreneurs, disruptive company founders, data experts and technology giants all focused on sharing new ways of thinking about leadership in business and in the world. They ranged from the state of Washington’s teacher of the year to Bob Myers, the general manager of the Golden State Warriors. Panel topics included “Declaration of Freedom from the Old Ways” and “Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility.”
“Together, across divides, these people can alter the course of the industry,” said Brad Inman, publisher of Inman. “Competitors, disruptors, disrupted, old guard and new guard with a purpose, all in one place, rallying around changes that most folks in the industry want.”
The conference concluded with attendees debating ideas put forth over the previous two days in order to craft a real estate leadership comprised of principles to ignite change. Inman notes that those who attended the gathering are emissaries for change.
“It was an amazing conference with professionals in every aspect of the real estate community sharing ideas and challenges for what the face of the industry will look like in the future,” Lowe said. “It was collaborative, inspiring and thought provoking.”
“Organizers highlighted the out-of-the-box, productive and progressive atmosphere of the event and concluded with the authorship of the 12 point Parker Principles, a document detailing how the industry should embrace change,” said Craig King.
When not brainstorming, attendees took part in hiking, horseback riding, Marine Corp workouts and architectural home tours. “There is an end game. We’re trading ballrooms, presentations and notebooks for hikes, spirited outdoor discussions and a manifesto for change. Leaders will get the chance to speak up and argue for the issues that they believe the industry must unite behind,” said Inman.