Negotiation Expert Chris Voss Named Featured Speaker at the 22nd Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference in Toronto, Canada

Posted by Brontë Neel of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate — June 28, 2017

1498668919SEATTLE, WA USA – Chris Voss, Founder and CEO of the Black Swan Group Ltd and author of Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, has been selected as Featured Speaker at the 22nd Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference. The members-only event will take place October 1st through 4th at the Fairmont Royal York Toronto.1498668871

Using his many years of experience in international crisis and high-stakes negotiations, Chris has developed a unique program that applies these globally proven techniques to the business world. During Chris’s 24-year tenure in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he was trained in the art of negotiation by not only the FBI but Scotland Yard and Harvard Law School. Now he will share his knowledge and skillset with Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate members from across the globe.

Until 2008, Chris was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as the FBI’s hostage negotiation representative for the National Security Council’s Hostage Working Group. During his government career, he also represented the U.S. Government at two international conferences sponsored by the G-8 as an expert in kidnapping. Prior to becoming the FBI lead international kidnapping negotiator, Christopher served as the lead Crisis Negotiator for the New York City Division of the FBI. Christopher was a member of the New York City Joint Terrorist Task Force for 14 years, serving as the case agent on TERRSTOP (the Blind Sheikh Case – Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman), the TWA Flight 800 catastrophe, and negotiated the surrender of the first hostage taker to give up in the Chase Manhattan bank robbery hostage taking.

Chris currently teaches business negotiation in the MBA program as an adjunct professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He has taught business negotiation at Harvard University, guest lectured at The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, The IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland and The Goethe School of Business in Frankfurt, Germany.

In October, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate members will convene in Toronto, Canada for the 22nd Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference. In addition to Chris’ insights into business negotiation, conference attendees will engage in insightful breakout sessions, explore the local real estate market with a luxury property tour, and connect with peers and friends in the international network.

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