Announces Global Award Winners at Fall Conference

SEATTLE – (Oct. 15, 2008) – On Oct. 11-14, nearly 200 luxury property experts met in Philadelphia for the 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia. In addition to the discussions of successful strategies and reports on current market conditions, more than a dozen members were honored with awards during a banquet on the final evening of the event.The following is a list of the prestigious Luxury Real Estate awards and their recipients:Best Brand Integration: John Daugherty, Realtors ( Overall Marketing Package: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International RealtyMost Innovative Marketing Technique: Waterfront Properties and Club CommunitiesBest Web Site – Design: Rimontgó ( Web Site – Innovation: Chase International ( Outbound Referrals: Gibson Sotheby’s International RealtyBest Print Marketing: Harry Norman RealtorsBest Industry Networking: Arizona Best Real EstateBillionaires Club (Individuals selling more than $1 billion of property):Bob Melvin, Gasparilla Properties, Inc.Patricia Petersen, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International RealtyShari Chase, Chase InternationalCathy Jones Coburn, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real EstateMost Transactions in 2007 – Individual: Eleanor Farnsworth, Prudential GardnerHightest $ Volume in 2007 – Company: Slifer Smith & Frampton Real EstateHighest $ Volume in 2007 – Individual: Jacky Teplitzky, Prudential Douglas EllimanOutstanding Rookie: Michael Marquette / Simon Turner, Marquette Turner Luxury HomesMost Valued Partner – MVP: Unique Homes ( New Community: Four Seasons Residences, Bora Bora ( Sale in 2007: Heather Lemon, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real EstateExtraordinary Philanthropist: Tim Murray, Alain Pinel RealtorsLifetime Achievement Award: Lois Schneider, Lois Schneider RealtorThe next event is the 4th Annual International Conference, and it will be hosted in Paris on Jan. 21-23, 2009. For more information on this upcoming event, visit is the most-viewed luxury real estate Web site in the world. The Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network includes 1,912 of the world’s finest real-estate companies with properties in 98 countries. Participation is strictly invitation-only by CEO/Publisher John Brian Losh. In Ultimate Homes’ 2008 issue, the network represented more than twice the number of top 1,000 most-expensive properties in the country than any other network. The Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network is governed by the Board of Regents.