I’m excited to announce that I’m joining the premier residential real estate consulting and strategy firm Swanepoel T3 Group, led by industry luminary Stefan Swanepoel, as managing editor for two of its core annual publications: the Swanepoel Trends Report and the Swanepoel Power 200.

HageyMedia will continue to support a core roster of tech, broker and agent clients around content strategy and execution and continue exploring those subjects in its blogg.

The 60,000-word-plus Trends Report takes a long view at the industry’s most important trends in a broad set of categories — from technology to MLS & associations to portals to strategies & business models. It’s scheduled for release February 1, 2017.

The Power 200 is the industry’s most rigorous ranking of its most influential leaders. Swanepoel and team have compiled a rich database of industry personnel info and carefully consider, with the help of a precise methodology, how the industry’s power graph shapes up. The list also features a set of subcategories. It’s scheduled for release in January 2017.

 Orange County sunset view, near T3 Group Orange County sunset view, near T3 Group’s Southern California headquarters.

The planning session for both reports at T3 Group’s San Juan Capistrano, California headquarters this past weekend was invigorating. Debating the trends and crafting the report’s frame with Swanepoel and T3 Group executive Jack Miller for a day was fun to say the least.

I’ll be overseeing the planning, writing and editing, with Swanepoel, of the two reports.

I’m thrilled to join such a distinguished team on such an important and fun project. Be ready for an excellent report and compelling list!