SEATTLE, WA USA – May 8, 2017 – Prominent luxury real estate leaders from around the world convened in Maui, Hawaii last week for the 15th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat. Members of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network gathered to gain knowledge, connect with peers, and celebrate recent industry accomplishments.
The event began with exclusive Board of Regents programming, including a reception hosted by Wailea Realty a Boutique of Windermere Real Estate, a speech by John Morgan, President and CEO of Kualoa Ranch, and panels of experts. The group welcomed new Regents, Resources Real Estate in Rumson, New Jersey and Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in Boston, Massachusetts. Bente Madtsen, VP of Membership at Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, unveiled new Board of Regents marketing materials as well as the redesigned Regents.com.
General session kicked off Wednesday evening with a Welcome Reception hosted by Elite Pacific Properties. Formal programming began Thursday morning, with a variety of panels, speakers, and presentations. Featured Speaker Robert Spector explored “The Nordstrom Way,” his values-driven code for superior customer service culture, while Christopher A. McNally discussed the rise of Sino-Capitalism and its implications for the international real estate industry. Other panels and topics included social media secrets and hacks, layering brands and global affiliations, leveraging client data, connecting with clients outside the local market, and more.
Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate announced a number of new website features and network growth, including a new partnership with Moo Inc., global exposure through advertising in Europe and Asia, 3D media embedding on LuxuryRealEstate.com, and a major growth in website traffic. Thursday’s programming included a 5-beach, 7-resort walking tour preceding a networking reception hosted by Park Lane Ala Moana.
On Friday, attendees got a slice of the Maui luxury real estate market with a guided property tour of three homes, listed at $8.2 million, $13.975 million, and $30 million. Meghan Barry, President of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, presented Rob Kildow, Director of Residential Sales at Hualalai Resort on the Kona coast, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is a prestigious honor for a longstanding member of the global luxury real estate community who has continually contributed to the success of the industry. The conference concluded with a rousing Luau hosted by Boston Logic, celebrating Rob Kildow and the entire Who’s Who network.
For more information on the event, please visit LuxuryRealEstate.com/Maui. The next Luxury Real Estate event is the Fall Conference in Toronto, Canada. For more information, visit LuxuryRealEstate.com/Toronto.
LuxuryRealEstate.com, frequently ranked ‘Best Website’ in consumer and industry surveys, has been recognized for excellence by the WMA Awards and the Webby Awards and has been voted ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes magazine multiple times. Since its debut in 1995, LuxuryRealEstate.com 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 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.