Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International™ Host Representatives from 15 Countries at International Symposium in Lisbon
The symposium’s program focuses on issues impacting the global real estate market. Keynote speakers included Richard Rawlings, the United Kingdom’s 2012 Estate Agency Trainer of the Year, who shared innovative marketing strategies, and Matthew Ferrara of Matthew Ferrara & Company, whose presentation focused on “Embracing the Global Marketplace.” REAL Trends Editor Steve Murray provided a global and economic housing forecast, and numerous member speakers shared insights on market trends and strategies. Information on the latest network initiatives were offered by LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor, Luxury Portfolio President Paul Boomsma, Luxury Portfolio EVP Stephanie Pfeffer and LeadingRE European Director Christoph Dietz.
“As we continue to expand globally to reach new markets, the symposium provides a valued opportunity for our members to meet one another and exchange ideas and best practices,” notes Dietz. “This type of networking, supported by a strong educational program, becomes more essential as we develop more cross-border business opportunities.”
The Symposium is the latest in a series of successful global symposiums held by the network in Madrid, Rome, Valencia and Dublin. Event sponsors included Unique Homes Magazine and Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization's leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise 13 of the top 25 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 924,000 home sales valued at $234.6 billion in the U.S. in 2011. In addition, LeadingRE locally-branded affiliates hold the Number One position in sales in nearly 40% of the top 103 markets in the U.S., more than any national franchise organizations.
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