SEATTLE, WA USA – The Luxury Real Estate International Symposium is a truly global meeting of the minds, bringing together the best real estate agents from around the world to discuss global high end real estate trends and explore luxury marketing techniques with peers and experts in the field. Convening in the beautiful city of Barcelona, the International Symposium is a vital component to Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s annual collection of events, focusing on the impact of the current world economy and political factors on the luxury real estate business.
The International Symposium kicked off with a tour of Barcelona, including the Gothic Quarter and Gaudi’s three most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Casa Batllo, Casa Mila (La Pedrera), and his most famous, the Sagrada Familia. Then after a welcome reception with all attendees, the conference program commenced.
The event’s panels and discussions covered numerous topics pertinent to selling and marketing luxury homes in a variety of markets around the globe, as well as other themes such as entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and more. Colin Kingsmill of Laurier Partners LLP led a fascinating exploration of marketing to high net worth individuals which set the tone for much of the subsequent conversations.
“Creating and strengthening connections with fellow high-end real estate professionals is an integral part of being successful in the industry,” says John Brian Losh, Chairman of Luxury Real Estate. “Our annual events provide members of the network with a venue to cultivate new ideas and strategies and further expand their international business.”
Sessions throughout the event focused on topics such as the connection between politics, the world economy, and real estate investment, design and renovation trends in luxury real estate, and the complexities of various high-end real estate markets.
Evening events included a sommelier led wine tasting and a property tour of some of the finest properties in Barcelona, both hosted by local Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate member Amat Barcelona. The symposium concluded with a closing night dinner at Restaurant en Ville, featuring delicious local cuisine and wine.
Following the International Symposium is the Luxury Real Estate European Ski Trip in Wengen, Switzerland from January 20th to 28th.
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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 with properties in more than 70 countries, collectively sells in excess of $190 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 through his Seattle-based brokerage firm, Ewing & Clark, Inc.
The company has also been recognized by the Maggie Awards, received an ADDY Award for excellence in Web Design, ranked in the Inc. 5000 List and named as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Puget Sound Business Journal.