Luxury Real Estate's Senior Director of Interactive Media, Michael Edlund Attends Inman News’ Luxury Connect Event


1414536504SEATTLE, WA USA - Luxury Real Estate's Senior Director of Interactive Media, Michael Edlund, attended Luxury ConnectInman News’ private one-day event on Thursday, October 23rd. The focus of the event was to discuss the future of luxury real estate with an emphasis on how technology, new business models and innovative strategies are changing the luxury real estate market.

Several presentations were made by Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate members including Mauricio Umansky of The Agency, Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Previews International, Sally Forster Jones of the Sally Forster Jones Group, Olivia Decker of Decker Bullock Sotheby's, Maxine Gellens of The Gellens Team, John Aaroe of the John Aaroe Group, Laura Brady of Concierge Auctions and Mark McLaughlin of Pacific Union International. In addition to the presenters, there were also several Luxury Real Estate members in attendance from Chase International, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, ERA and more.

“The concept of luxury is always evolving”, Michael Edlund comments. “Some things that were considered luxury before have become the norm thanks to companies like for example, Uber, that have changed consumer expectations. It’s nice to attend other conferences than those arranged by us at to get a complementary take on the luxury market and how it’s changing, and it’s very fitting that it’s hosted at one of the most spectacular luxury properties in the country."

The event took place at the legendary Beverly House in Beverly Hills, CA, which was built by William Randolph Hearst, where movies such as The Godfather was later filmed and where JFK and Jackie Kennedy hid from media during their honeymoon. Prior to Luxury Connect, Michael Edlund visited the offices of Luxury Real Estate members, Rodeo Realty and The Agency, and was given a tour of their fantastic facilities.


About, a Webby Award Honoree, has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times, praised by the International Herald TribuneTown & CountryThe Wall Street Journal and has been ranked ‘Best Website’ by consumer surveys. Since its debut in 1995, has remained the #1 portal for luxury properties on the internet and has several times more $1,000,000+ content of any near-peer.

Known in the industry since 1986 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 130,000 professionals in more than 60 countries collectively sells in excess of $128 billion of real estate annually. Members are selected by Chairman/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. Luxury Real Estate has been recognized by the Webby Awards, has received “Best of the Web” by Forbes Magazine, honored with an ADDY Award for Excellence in Web Design, deemed “Best Website” by consumer surveys, ranked in the Inc. 5000 List, noted as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by Puget Sound Business Journal, and recognized by the Maggie Awards.