REALTORS® planning to attend the Nov. 3 keynote address at the NAR REALTOR® Conference and Expo in Boston will hear from actor, philanthropist and entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg.

Wahlberg is one of more than 170 speakers who will share their expertise with real estate professionals at the Conference & Expo, Nov. 2-5. His brother, Donnie Wahlberg, who appears in the CBS television show, Blue Bloods, will be at the Expo booth from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Mark Wahlberg was nominated for an Academy Award for his acting in the boxing film, The Fighter. He founded the Mark Walhberg Youth Foundation in 2001 to benefit inner-city children and teens. He was inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni Hall of Fame in 2012. He received the Bob Hope Award from the Medal of Honor Society for his support of U.S. military.

Illinois REALTORS® scheduled to conduct presentations include:

  • Chicago Association of REALTORS® President Tommy Choi of Keller Williams Chicago-Lincoln Park,
  • Shay Hata of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff in Chicago,
  • Marki Lemons Ryhal of Exit Strategy Realty in Chicago,
  • Andy Velkme of Caton Commercial Real Estate in Naperville,
  • Deena Zimmerman of Sperry Van Ness in Chicago.

Choi and Hata will be part of a panel discussion with five other real estate professionals titled, “NARTalks with Top Producers.”

Lemons Ryhal will speak on: “Timely Techniques to Generate Buyer Leads Quickly” and teach “NAR’s e-PRO® Certification Two-Day Course: Day 1.”

Velkme will present: “How Advancements & Disruption in the Global Commercial Real Estate Industry Can Benefit You.”

Zimmerman’s presentation will be: “Not Your Father’s Commercial Real Estate: How Technology & Other Mega-trends are Combining to Level the Playing Field.”