Larry Knapp, president and COO of Alain Pinel Realtors, was a presenter at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ International Real Estate Symposium in Dublin, Ireland June 18-20, 2006. The meeting attracted over 100 brokers, managers, and real estate professionals from top real estate firms and agencies around the world. The meeting featured expert speakers addressing timely global real estate issues, brainstorming sessions and networking opportunities for members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, an international real estate network comprised of 650 firms representing 160,000 sales associates. Attending the meeting were 20 European firms that had recently joined Luxury Portfolio after discontinuing their affiliation with Sotheby’s International. Known as EREN (European Real Estate Network) these firms provide services in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and other Western European nations. Mr. Knapp presented information to the new EREN members on Alain Pinel’s experience incorporating Luxury Portfolio’s operating and networking platform in to it’s over all marketing program. In September 2005, Alain Pinel Realtors became a charter member of Luxury Portfolio, which formed that month to become the new luxury marketing division of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldÔ. Formerly operated as RELO®, The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World is the world's largest referral network for independent real estate services companies. The brokers that make up the Luxury Portfolio enterprise sell more $1 million plus properties then any of the other "upper end" networks. “The meetings in Ireland were very beneficial in terms of connecting our company’s strong brand with some of the finest real estate companies in the U.S. and Europe. It is particularly meaningful to the real estate professionals at Alain Pinel that work in the high-end and market luxury homes – it connects them and their clients to a broader, affluent audience of residential property buyers and sellers,” said Mr. Knapp. With APR’s preferred status and charter membership in Luxury Portfolio, Mr. Knapp holds an advisory board seat in the organization. “Larry Knapp played an essential role in our first international conference by sharing information on how Alain Pinel Realtors has successfully integrated Luxury Portfolio into its property marketing. He provided insights to help delegates better understand international real estate trends and expand capabilities in today’s global marketplace,” commented Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ President/CEO Pam O’Connor. About Alain Pinel Realtors Alain Pinel Realtors has 24 Northern California offices and is one of the largest real estate firms nationally with 2005 sales volume of $7.75 billion. The company is a founding member of Luxury Portfolio, an operating unit of The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and is in a joint venture partnership in the mortgage lending institution, Private Mortgage Advisers (an affiliate of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.). For a complete listing of Alain Pinel Realtors offices, services and agents, please visit our website at apr.com
or call 408-741-1111. About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ members, with 5,500 offices and 160,000 associates in the U.S. and 25 countries, sell over $400 billion in home sales, more homes than any national franchise (Coldwell Banker, ReMAX, Prudential, etc.). Seven of the top ten real estate companies in the country are members, and it is believed that Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ sells more luxury homes than any other network. Its luxury home marketing division, Luxury Portfolio Fine Property Collection (www.LuxuryPortfolio.com) is the fastest growing luxury home marketing program, and its.online home search program, RELO® Home Search (www.relohomesearch.com), is one of the most robust online house resources available, with access to two million listings. For more information, visit www.LeadingRE.com.