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Julia Lashay Israel

Julia Lashay Israel

Head of Inclusion and Belonging, Keller Williams Realty International

Julia Lashay Israel consults for some of the world’s largest real estate companies and government agencies. Named Texas’ Top 100 Professionals to Watch in 2022, Julia Lashay helps real estate leaders and other industry professionals all across the country grow their businesses through training, coaching, and strategic career development. Over the past 20 years, Israel has trained and coached thousands of professionals.

Julia Lashay Israel is the head of inclusion and belonging for Keller Williams Realty International, co-founder and owner of Refocus Training and Consulting, and a licensed real estate broker in Minnesota and Texas. Julia Lashay has authored and instructed courses on diversity, leadership and career development. Her energy, upbeat personality and in-depth knowledge has resulted in her students consistently ranking her 5 out of 5 as a preferred instructor.

A community leader and homeownership advocate, Julia Lashay is a founding member and past president of the Twin Cities National Association of Real Estate Brokers. She also serves on the National Association of REALTORS® Diversity Committee and numerous other real estate boards and committees. In 2020, Israel received the Exceptional Service award conveyed by the Minneapolis Area REALTORS®.

Julia Lashay Israel was recognized as a 2021 and 2023 RISMedia Newsmaker and Real Trends 2022 Emerging Leader. She has been featured on several news and radio stations including Fox 9 News, Kare 11, the Star Tribune, REALTOR Magazine, Texas Business Journal and guest appearances on HGTV.

Daniel Dixon

Daniel Dixon

Operating Principal and CEO of The Dixon Group

Daniel Dixon, CEO of The Dixon Group in Denver, is a real estate powerhouse and visionary leader. Over eight years, he's grown his team from a solo agent to a mega-agent team in two locations, helping over 1,500 families buy and sell homes worth $500+ million. The Dixon Group is ranked the No. 1 Real Estate Team in Colorado and Top 50 KW teams in the US.

Daniel's driven spirit extends beyond real estate, as he's also founded a mortgage company, title company, investment business, is a Keller Williams Franchise owner and launched two foundations dedicated to supporting the Black community. With a passion for coaching and leadership, Daniel inspires those around him to strive for personal and professional excellence by fostering positive outlooks, resilience, and a love for learning. His journey has been full of challenges, but his unwavering spirit ensures the best is always ahead.

Emerick Peace

Emerick Peace

Operating Principal and Owner of Keller Williams Preferred Properties

Emerick Peace is the Operating Principal and owner of Keller Williams Preferred Properties, a multi-billion-dollar residential, luxury, and commercial real estate sales brokerage with over 20,000 closed transactions and over 600 associates in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Prince George's County). KWPP is the No. 1 real estate brokerage (market share, transaction, and sales volume) in Prince George’s County and one of the largest single-office brokerages on the east coast.

Emerick Peace has over 30 years of real estate sales experience with over 1,800 successfully negotiated settlements from all aspects of real estate. He oversees the operations of The Paragon Group, a perennial $20 million-plus sales and marketing team. His career highlights include Keller Williams Realty International Operating Partner Hall of Fame and the Prince George's County Association of Realtors Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Emerick is a current member of the Board of Directors and is the immediate past president of 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County Inc. He has been quoted in national publications, appeared as a guest speaker on several Washington, DC and Baltimore radio and television programs, hosted a panel on C-Span, and is a national speaker with Freddie Mac and several other housing organizations. Emerick is a six-time decorated 21-year retiree from the United States Air Force. He currently lives in Upper Marlboro with his wife of 34 years, Robin.

Emerick has a signature to his life—a certain style with which he lives. It is to make the most of every chance he gets and help others to do the same. It is a lesson Emerick learned from his mother and part of the reason his blessings continue to flow. The bottom line for Emerick is the difference he makes with the chance he is given.

Bo Menkiti

Bo Menkiti

Founder and CEO of Keller Williams Capital Properties and The Menkiti Group

As the founder and CEO of Keller Williams Capital Properties, Bo Mentiki leads the company with a mission to transform lives, careers, and communities through real estate. He is also CEO of The Menkiti Group, a real estate services company focused on strengthening neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and sale of property in urban markets.

Prior to forming his companies, Bo served as COO of College Summit, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students, where he oversaw the company’s successful expansion to multiple sites around the country.

Bo’s work has been featured in David Bornstein’s book on social entrepreneurs, How to Change the World, and in Stephen Goldsmith’s The Power of Social Innovation. He has been recognized nationally as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year® (2017) and as the winner of the Marcia Lamb Award for Innovation by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). Bo was ranked as one of the coolest young entrepreneurs in America in 2017 by Ebony and Inc. magazines, and recognized as Keller Williams’ 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year and NAR's District of Columbia Realtor of the Year in 2014.

Bo has served on the boards of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors and DC Water. He is a current board member for City First Bank of DC and Dance Place, and serves as a member of the steering committee of the Small Business Policy Project.

A graduate of Harvard University, Bo lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Kymber, regional director of the Maryland/DC region for Keller Williams, and their three sons.

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