– Event attracts top real estate leaders from 27 countries. –
Joseph Horning, president of Shorewest, REALTORS® and chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, welcomed attendees at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Global Symposium September 27-29, at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain.
The conference offered top-tier industry professionals affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) the opportunity to gain insights into the global marketplace and discuss new strategies for growing a business. The event brought together attendees from 27 countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom, Romania, Thailand, Malta, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand and South Africa.
Attendees learned from an accomplished group of speakers, including keynote speakers Dean Foster, founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, who addressed cultural competency and the importance of thinking globally when working across cultures, and Wendy Alexander, executive consultant of New Zealand’s largest privately-owned real estate company, Barfoot & Thompson, who shared success strategies for thriving in a fiercely competitive business.
The symposium also included Matthew Ferrara, dean of innovation for LeadingRE Institute, who discussed the role of artificial intelligence, big data, predictive analytics and mobile strategies in rewriting the rules of marketing. Marci Rossell, chief economist for LeadingRE, shared insights about population shifts, demographic changes and political influences that are affecting the global economy.
Attendees also heard from LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, who discussed the top trends affecting real estate in 2018, including the fusion of global growth and advanced technologies. Stephanie Anton, president of Luxury Portfolio International®, spoke about similarities and differences in global consumers around the world. LeadingRE’s Executive Director of Global Operations Chris Dietz addressed trends in key growth markets and facilitated discussions with member panelists on real estate practices in their local markets.
“As we continue to strengthen our network worldwide, we find incredible value in bringing together real estate leaders from diverse markets who benefit from the experience, insight and range of perspectives that come from our global membership,” Boomsma said. “Those who attended the symposium are committed to delivering a superior experience for real estate consumers. By learning about the latest market trends, technology initiatives and best practices, they distinguish themselves as market leaders.”
Shorewest, REALTORS® is one of Wisconsin’s elite affiliates of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.1 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Shorewest provides quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.