The 15th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference was recently held Monday, September 20th to Wednesday, September 22nd, at the Four Seasons Seattle. Keynote Speakers were Cliff Burrows, President, Starbucks USA, and Stuart Silk, Stuart Silk Architects.
The Conference was hosted by John Brian Losh, Chairman and CEO of Luxury Real Estate, (LuxuryRealEstate.com and Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate), a membership-driven luxury brokerage assemblage based in Seattle, Washington. The network includes the most prominent global luxury brokers and meets three times each year, nationally and internationally, to discuss current real estate trends.
The recent conference in Seattle covered multiple topics of great interest to those who serve the high net-worth demographic. An ongoing theme, covered at each of the conferences, is the state of the luxury market around the world. In addition, discussions focused on the effective use of social media marketing, catering to an international clientele, vacation rental best practices and many more. Featured speaker Cliff Burrows, President of Starbucks Coffee, USA, gave an inspirational talk about transforming the company over the past 2 years. A topic that resonated with several in the room.
The highlight of the event was the Awards Presentation, honoring the career of Patricia Choi with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given to Luxury Real Estate members who set an example for the real estate industry and display excellence throughout their career. “Patricia is a true leader is the industry” states John Brian Losh “we are excited to see her sell the next billion”.
Other award winners include:
Best Brand Integration – Mason Morse Real Estate
Best Overall Marketing Package – Beacham & Company, REALTORS
Most Innovative Marketing Technique – Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
Best Website Design – Surterre Properties
Best Website Innovation – Harry Norman, Realtors
Best Print Marketing – Stribling & Associates
Best Industry Networking – Bob Nathan of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, Bonnie Smith of Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate
Outstanding Rookie – Courtney Jones of Carmel Realty Company
Best New Community – The Ritz-Carlton LA Live in Los Angeles, CA
Outstanding Social Media Savvy – Towne Realty Group, LLC
Most Valued Partner – Ilya’s Photography
LuxuryRealEstate.com, a 2009 Webby Award Honoree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald Tribune, Town & Country, and the Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumers according to surveys by the Luxury Institute. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet, consistently driving more traffic to member websites and generating more qualified inquiries than any other website. LuxuryRealEstate.com has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.
Also known in the industry as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 1000 brokerage firms and 95,000 professionals in more than 65 countries collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually, with an average sale price of $2,450,000. Members sell homes for record prices and handle transactions of incredible complexity and magnitude with complete discretion. Every member is carefully selected by CEO/Publisher John Brian Losh, one of REALTOR Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate and broker of fine properties and estates through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc.