The Agency Energizes NAREE’s 57th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Las Vegas

The National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) held its 57th Annual Real Estate Journalism Conference in Las Vegas from June 6–9, bringing together professionals from residential and commercial real estate, home design, home building and community design. Among the distinguished speakers were members of The Agency, who shared their insights and expertise on topics ranging from the Las Vegas housing market to luxury development trends and the future of real estate. 

One of the standout sessions at the conference featured Zar Zanganeh, Managing Partner of The Agency Las Vegas, Catie Dixon from Bisnow and Nick Barber, Executive Vice President of JLL Las Vegas. Zar and his colleagues took the stage to talk about the state of the Las Vegas housing market. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Zar provided attendees with valuable insights into the market’s current conditions, emerging trends and potential opportunities for both buyers and sellers. The three shed light on the factors shaping the local real estate landscape and offered journalists a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the Las Vegas housing market.

Another key speaker at the conference was Mike Leipart, Managing Partner of The Agency Development Group—which focuses on new residential developments across the globe. Mike shared an in-depth analysis of the evolving trends and demands of luxury homebuyers and attendees gained valuable insights into the latest architectural designs, amenities and features that are shaping the luxury real estate market. 

Shane Farkas, The Agency’s Chief Operating Officer, engaged in a thought-provoking discussion with Orphe Divounguy, Senior Economist at Zillow, about the future of real estate. Shane offered his unique perspective on the emerging trends and technologies that are likely to disrupt the industry—from advancements in sustainable construction to the increasing role of AI and automation.

The Agency’s Shane Farkas. Photo courtesy NAREE

As the conference drew to a close, The Agency hosted an exclusive journalist-only cocktail reception to foster networking, the exchange of ideas and relationship-building among industry professionals. The Agency’s commitment to fostering collaboration and dialogue among journalists and real estate experts was evident throughout the conference, and the reception served as a perfect culmination of the event, promoting camaraderie and professional growth within the real estate journalism community.


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