13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat in Costa Rica Honors Ann Chiasson
Posted by Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate — April 14, 2015
SEATTLE, WA USA – The 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat was held Tuesday, April 7th through Friday, April 10th at Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort in Herradura, Costa Rica. Board of Regents charter member, Ann Chiasson of RE/MAX Sea to Sky Real Estate, was honored at the event with the Luxury Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award for displaying excellence throughout her career and bringing a unique perspective to the real estate industry. In many ways, Ann has been a pioneer in global real estate and serves as an example and mentor to other real estate professionals.
Throughout the Spring Retreat, Luxury Real Estate members participated on panels and group discussions that explored topics including the challenges and triumphs of changing brands, utilizing technology for marketing luxury properties, building an effective database, keys to running a successful luxury real estate business and the best practices of working in today’s competitive high-end market. Featured Speakers, Pamela Aden and Mary Anne Aden of Aden Research, S.A, shared insight on the global financial markets and how they affect real estate cycles today. Several networking activities provided attendees with the opportunity to connect with members from all across the world.
This event, hosted by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate and LuxuryRealEstate.com Chairman/Publisher, John Brian Losh, is one of four annual invitation-only networking events that bring together the world’s most prominent high-end real estate brokers. The Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents met preceding the event. Sponsors and partners for the 13th Annual Spring Retreat included 2Costa Rica Real Estate, Los Sueños Resort & Marina, Unique Homes and Linda McCraney Miller of Rosemary Beach Realty.
John Brian Losh shares that, “We are pleased at the great success of this event as it is the first time we have convened in Central America. Choosing a well-rounded array of locations for our Luxury Real Estate events benefits our members immensely by ensuring the opportunity for them to continuously create and strengthen connections in international markets. Assembling in Costa Rica not only opened up a place for constructive dialog between these elite brokers, but also provided them with the venue to network in a more relaxed environment and get to know one another on a deeper level. Our local representatives from 2Costa Rica Real Estate went above and beyond to show conference attendees the beauty of Costa Rica."
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