Yalile Alpizar to Lead Key Discussions on Networking and the State of the Market at Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat
Posted by Robert Lockard — April 17, 2007
(SEATTLE, Wash.) – Yalile Alpizar, the president and owner of Costa Rica Luxury Estates, will lead hundreds of real estate experts in key discussions on the importance of networking in the luxury real estate industry at the Spring Retreat in Key Biscayne, Fla. The Spring Retreat is scheduled for April 22 to 24.Alpizar represents Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate as the Regional Director for Central America and is their exclusive representative for Costa Rica. In 2005 she was appointed as a member of the Board of Regents, the world’s elite network of luxury real estate experts. She is the group’s exclusive representative in Costa Rica. She also leads an exclusive Referral Network of luxury real estate specialists in Costa Rica, representing some of the best luxury properties in the country.“Yalile Alpizar is uniquely qualified to address the important topic of real estate networking,” said John Brian Losh, the CEO and publisher of LuxuryRealEstate.com, and broker, chairman and CEO of Ewing and Clark, Inc. in Seattle. “Her experience and insights into the luxury real estate industry will undoubtedly benefit all of the experts we have coming to the Spring Retreat.”As a member of the Board of Regents, she will also be part of a panel session about the state of the market where she will present experts with the most significant aspects of the luxury real estate industry in the Central American region.She and her daughter Andrea Guillen will also represent some of the most luxurious homes and high-end projects of Costa Rica , a country that is becoming one of the most important emerging markets for vacation and retirement homes. Guillen is an associate and partner at CostaRicaLuxuryEstates.com.Alpizar’s contribution to the discussion at the Spring Retreat is particularly timely because LuxuryRealEstate.com recently announced a new networking tool called Luxury Referral Services. This new product is generating positive buzz in the industry because today’s home buyers and sellers demand quick responses to their questions and Luxury Referral Services will help brokers meet these needs. Luxury Real Estate experts will also handle referrals sent from one broker to another to ensure that both benefit from these deals and improve their customer service.Alpizar started her real estate career 16 years ago after working 12 years in international organizations. She is an expert in many fields, including public relations, management, marketing and several more real estate-related subjects. She is the pioneer luxury real estate expert of Costa Rica , exclusively dedicated to the upper-tier market. Costa Rica has been able to successfully leap into new, high-tech markets thanks, in large part, to her efforts.“In 1997 my company closed a multi-million-dollar deal, selling a 123-acre farm near the International Airport to INTEL Corporation to install their Latin American Regional operations,” Alpizar said. “This single transaction changed the future of the whole country. It grabbed the eyes of foreign investors and helped them see with a different vision.”Suddenly Costa Rica ’s typically agricultural economy began to change into an economy oriented to cutting-edge technology and tourism. As the country began to flex its new economic muscles Alpizar saw an opportunity to improve the country’s luxury real estate industry and she has worked toward that goal from then to now. LuxuryRealEstate.com boosts her efforts by helping her connect with many other real estate experts.LuxuryRealEstate.com is renowned for its four annual conferences, which act as magnets, attracting hundreds of brokers from around the world. They come to share important information and build connections with other real estate experts. The next Luxury Real Estate event will be in Vancouver, British Columbia from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2007. To register for this and other exciting events, please visit: http://www.luxuryrealestate.com/conference/register.html.www.LuxuryRealEstate.com is the most-viewed luxury real estate Web site in the world. Luxury Real Estate is an international marketing network creating innovative connections between industry professionals, the finest properties they represent, and the world. Luxury Real Estate’s network of brokers and firms is called Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and it provides referrals and listings of luxury homes for sale to more than 1,100 members.