Ashley McEvers, Willis Allen’s Business Development Manager, recently returned from the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT and the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The annual conference was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® (LeadingRE) Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience of 2,000 real estate professionals from 25 countries. The SUMMIT is an invitation-only event that was hosted by Luxury Portfolio International ® , the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® .
The prestigious event was open only to brokers, managers and relocation professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies. Attendees examined the dynamic factors impacting today’s real estate market and explored ways to best meet the needs of home buyers and sellers.
Keynote speakers included John Foley, former lead solo pilot of the Blue Angels, who shared insights on teamwork, performance and excellence. Also featured was Josh Linkner, New York Times bestselling author, successful five-time entrepreneur, venture capitalist and national columnist, who focused on innovation and growth. Marci Rossell, LeadingRE chief economist, also shared information on the global economy and its impact on the real estate market. Additional speakers included industry thought leaders who addressed a wide range of timely topics.
The 2017 Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT kicked off by exploring the changing expectations of luxury consumers and what sales associates can do to better serve their clients and provide them with the “wow” for which they are looking. Participants engaged in a collaborative program focused on best practices for serving high-net- worth clientele.
“At these events, I have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with the best-of- the-best in luxury real estate,” says McEvers. “Willis Allen’s exclusive affiliations with companies like Luxury Portfolio International ® are just one of the ways Willis Allen distinguishes itself from other local brokerages. By sharing ideas, exploring trends and discussing ways to elevate our client’s experience through these global affiliations, we can add even more value, whether we are working with someone who is buying or selling property locally or internationally.”