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Meyers Named to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board

CHICAGO – (12/20/10) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Chris Meyers to its board of directors. Meyers is a managing principal of Houlihan Lawrence, the largest independent real estate brokerage serving the Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess County markets in New York, with over 35 percent market share.

Meyers and two other principals, Nancy Seaman and Stephen Meyers, manage this respected company established in 1888. Today, the firm has 24 offices and 1,000 associates, with an award-winning website and integrated technology to support all aspects of the client’s real estate experience.

An economics graduate of Yale University with an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management, Meyers was previously with McKinsey & Co. in Boston, where he consulted with Fortune 500 companies on technology and growth strategy. He is highly regarded for his expertise in successfully integrating digital and social media strategy into Houlihan Lawrence’s services.

Meyers is a Westchester County Association board member and 2008 Preservation honoree by the Jay Heritage Center in Rye. The company contributes to many other civic and charitable causes, including American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, and March of Dimes.

“Chris and his company are outstanding contributors to LeadingRE,” comments Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. “In addition to high levels of performance in general sales, referrals, and technology, Houlihan Lawrence is also a leader in Luxury Portfolio International®, our marketing showcase for affluent clients with homes priced above $1 million.”

Meyers joins a distinguished LeadingRE board of directors that includes Chairman Harold Crye (Crye-Leike, Inc., Nashville, TN); Vice Chairman William Watson, Jr. (Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville, FL); Secretary Stephen Baird (Baird & Warner, Chicago, IL); Treasurer Robert Sibcy (Sibcy-Cline Realtors, Cincinnati, OH); Jeffrey Detwiler (Long & Foster, Chantilly, VA); Dan Elsea (Real Estate One, Inc., Southfield, MI); Joe Horning (Shorewest Realtors, Milwaukee, WI); Ronald Peltier (HomeServices of America, Inc. Minneapolis, MN); Patrick C. Riley (Allen Tate Company, NC); Michael T. Robinson (Weichert Realtors, Morris Plains, NJ); and Michael Saunders (Michael Saunders & Company Sarasota, FL

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) s the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 600 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) are represented by 5,000 offices and 150,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization's leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $250 billion in the U.S. in 2009. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in more of the top markets than any other organization. Visit them at http://www.LeadingRE.com/

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Contact: Robin LaSure / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0436 / rlasure@LeadingRE.com

161 N. Clark Street, Suite 1250
Chicago, IL 60601

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