SEATTLE, WA – Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate recently hosted its 13th Annual Luxury Real Estate International Symposium on Wednesday, January 16th through the 18th at The Westin Palace in Milan. The event attracted top luxury real estate professionals, brokers and management from all over the world to exchange ideas, explore future business opportunities and generate global partnerships.
The International Symposium kicked off Wednesday with a guided tour of Milan, as attendees visited acclaimed landmarks such as the Duomo di Milano and its terraces, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and the Piazza Scala. Following the city tour, guests met back at the hotel for drinks and hors d’oeuvres during the welcome reception.
The conference program commenced Thursday with featured speaker Giuseppe Tomasetti, a former international business lawyer and the founder of Tomasetti Family Winery. Drawing on his years of experience in cross-border commercial agreements and acquisitions, Tomasetti addressed the present state of the luxury real estate market through a range of perspectives and examined a variety of external influences that play a role.
Further topics discussed included ‘Successes, Difficulties and Challenges of the European Markets,’ ‘How September 11, 2001 Had an Increasing Effect on Real Estate Transactions Around the World’ and ‘Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin.’ In the evening, members made their way to DRY Milano for a lively night of networking, cocktails, gourmet pizza and Italian specialties hosted by Tirelli & Partners and Italy Sotheby’s International Realty.
Thursday morning, the Global Affiliate of the Year Award was presented to Philip Weiser, Carlton International, who has exemplified continued commitment to the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, and displayed excellence in networking, marketing and nourishing relationships with their peers. Attendees then heard from panelists focusing on what makes a city prime for investment and ‘Predictions for the Future of the Real Estate Industry.’
Guests were invited to attend a networking lunch, after which they were taken on a property tour, hosted by Tirelli & Partners and Italy Sotheby’s International Realty, to see some of the best luxury real estate throughout Milan; modern, historic and architecturally significant.
The International Symposium ended with a closing dinner featuring local gourmet cuisine and wine at a historic trattoria, the Ristorante Giannino dal 1899.
Thank you to our event sponsors, Concierge Auctions, Italy Sotheby’s International Realty and Tirelli & Partners.
Following the International Symposium is the 23rd Annual Luxury Real Estate European Ski Trip, taking place this year in Corvara, Italy from January 20th to the 28th.
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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