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Leader of MLS Giant Recognized for Her Leadership and “Breaking Glass Ceilings”
LISLE, ILLINOIS (December 17, 2015) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED), Chicagoland’s multiple listing service (MLS), announced that its President/Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Jensen has been awarded the Women’s Council of Realtors® (WCR) Chicago’s Elevate Award, which recognizes an individual or company that promotes and supports the advancement of women in real estate.
WCR Chicago chose to recognize Ms. Jensen for her great accomplishments in the MLS industry and the wonderful example she has set for women in real estate.
Ms. Jensen arrived at MRED on March 2, 2015. She has worked in the MLS industry since 1998, and for the eight years before MRED she was the CEO of Utah’s regional MLS, UtahRealEstate.com. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the COVE MLS group and the MLS Executive Advisory Board at Realtor.com. Ms. Jensen also serves as Secretary for the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) and on the Broker Public Portal (BPP) Board of Managers. Ms. Jensen is one of the Swanepoel 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate and a Utah Business Magazine Forty Under 40 Honoree. She has also been recognized as a 2015 Rising Star by HousingWire Magazine.
“It was an honor to present the Elevate Award to the President/Chief Executive Officer of MRED,” said Sarah Ware, 2016 WCR Chicago President and Broker/Owner of Ware Realty Group. “Although there are as not as many women leaders in our industry as we would like, we are making great strides to level the playing field. This also speaks to the core mission of Women’s Council of Realtors ‘advancing women as professionals and leaders in business, the industry and the communities we serve.’ Congratulations again to Rebecca”
“The Chicago Chapter of WCR has recognized the amazing ability that Rebecca has to inspire greatness in others,” said Jeff Gregory, MRED Chairman of the Board and Broker Owner of Realty Executives Success. “She is truly a leader that others want to follow. What she has done and continues to do in the real estate industry will impress and inspire others — for years to come.”
“I cannot express how honored I am to receive the Elevate Award,” said Jensen. “I have been a strong supporter of WCR throughout my professional career, and respect the organization’s strong commitment to education and the elevation of women within our industry. I am flattered to join the list of successful individuals and companies that have been the previous recipients of this prestigious honor.”
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to more than 40,000 brokers and appraisers and nearly 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. MRED delivers over twenty products and services to its customers, complementing connectMLS™, the top-rated MLS system in the country for two years running according to the WAV Group MLS Technology Survey. MRED is the 2013 Inman News Most Innovative MLS/Real Estate Trade Association, and for five consecutive years the MRED Help Desk has been identified as one of the best small business centers in the United States and Canada by BenchmarkPortal. For more information please visit MREDLLC.com.
MRED CEO Russ Bergeron Is Panel Participant on MLS of Tomorrow at Inman Real Estate Connect Conference
LISLE, IL–(Marketwire – Aug 1, 2012) – Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) (www.mredllc.com), the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS), has announced that its CEO, Russ Bergeron, will be a panelist at Inman News’ upcoming Real Estate Connect Conference in San Francisco. This industry leading conference attracts the real estate industry’s most influential leaders, decision makers, innovators and experts, and will be taking place August 1st – 3rd, 2012.
Bergeron will be participating in a session called “Updating the MLS”, on Thursday, August 2nd. The panel will be discussing what it is going to take to create the MLS of tomorrow, speaking candidly about the technological, legal and business issues that need to be addressed to update outdated practices and to remove some of the limitations facing MLS customers and vendors today.
Bergeron is well qualified to take part on such a panel. He is known throughout the world for his leadership in bringing technological advances to the multiple listing industry. In recognition of his leadership and innovation, he was named one of the nation’s 100 Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate for 2009, 2010 and 2011 by Inman News. Russ currently sits on advisory boards of Realtor.com, Trulia.com, Supra and CoreLogic/Realist®, and was recently appointed to the MLS Domains Association Board of Directors. He is a member of the Illinois Association of Realtors® Strategic Planning Committee and the Realtors® Property Resource User Advisory Council.
“This is a subject close to my heart and always on my mind,” said Bergeron. “I look forward to exchanging thoughts and ideas with my peers and the very best thinkers in the industry. Our mission is to ‘reinvent MLS,’ so I am very comfortable participating on such a panel and addressing what I feel are the most critical issues facing MLSs and real estate professionals in general.”
Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED) is the real estate data aggregator and distributor providing the Chicagoland multiple listing service (MLS) to nearly 40,000 brokers, agents and appraisers and 8,000 offices. MRED serves Chicago and the surrounding “collar” counties and provides property information encompassing northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana. For more information, visit: www.mredllc.com.
Click HERE to read MRED’s CEO Russ Bergeron talk about the importance of the .MLS effort and his becoming a director of the MLS Domains Association.
KIFAR becomes the twelfth Realtor® organization to be included under the MRED umbrella. Click HERE to read about it.