SEATTLE, WA USA – Last week, prominent luxury real estate brokers traveled from all corners of the globe to convene in South Beach, Florida for the esteemed 16th Annual Luxury Real Estate Spring Retreat, held May 6th through the 9th at the W South Beach. Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate members in attendance heard from a variety of accomplished presenters, connected with industry leaders and discussed the latest trends regarding luxury real estate around the world.
The event began with the exclusive Board of Regents programming, which opened with an evening welcome reception hosted by The Audrey Ross Team of Compass. The following day, Regents heard from panelists discussing ‘Your Board of Regents Membership, Your Path to Success’ and participated in ‘Round Table Discussions: Stories from the Trenches.’ They also heard from former Blue Angels commanding officer Greg “Boss” Wooldridge, who drew from his one-of-a-kind experiences to express the importance of leadership, teamwork and trust that guided The Blue Angels’ success under his command. An additional reception was held that evening to welcome newly arrived guests and kick off formal programming.
General sessions commenced in the morning with featured speaker Bruce Turkel, a distinguished brand consultant and author, who revealed his “7 Steps to Building Brand Value” during his presentation ‘Building, Maintaining and Communicating a Great Brand.’ Other sessions included ‘Developing a Referral Culture,’ ‘Secrets of Success from LRE® Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients’ and ‘Fresh Eyes Analysis to get your High-End Listings Sold;’ along with forums focused on modern advancements in the industry like cryptocurrency transactions and innovative marketing technologies. The day concluded in a tropical setting on the W South Beach Lawn with members enjoying a lively happy hour.
The final day of the Spring Retreat featured keynote speaker Peter Ricchiuti, a celebrated economist, professor and author, who discussed cyclical patterns in the economy and how to anticipate changes while presenting ‘Market Signals, What the Financial Markets are Telling Us Now.’ After a brief networking break, sessions continued with ‘Overcoming Adversity in Real Estate and Life’ and a ‘Q&A with Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Dale & Matilde Sorensen.’ In the afternoon, The Audrey Ross Team of Compass hosted a guided property tour of two of the best properties currently listed for sale in Miami. Members were then brought aboard to tour two of the most outstanding yachts HMY Yacht Sales has available on the market today. The Spring Retreat culminated with a festive Cuban-themed closing party, honoring Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Dale & Matilde Sorensen and their many accomplishments in the industry.
Sponsors at the event included Boston Logic, Concierge Auctions, duPont Registry, Elevee Custom Clothing, Engel & Völkers, HMY Yachts, Imprev Real Estate Marketing, Luxe Luxury Listing Specialist, The Audrey Ross Team of Compass, UniBind and Unique Homes.
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A worldwide collection of top brokers representing the finest luxury properties across the globe, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has been leading the real estate industry since 1986. This hand-selected group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries collectively sells over $300 billion of real estate annually, making it the most elite and comprehensive luxury real estate network in the world.
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