Luxury Portfolio International Releases iPad App

Luxury Portfolio International Releases iPad App

CHICAGO, IL – May 31, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Luxury Portfolio International™ continues to innovate with the recent introduction of its iPad app, which includes a showcase of properties for consumers as well as a powerful Listing Presentation tool for agents within the Luxury Portfolio network.

Upon download, consumers can view an elegant, interactive slideshow featuring a selection of some of the most compelling listings currently marketed on LuxuryPortfolio.com. A separate section behind a login allows brokers, agents and clients of agents within the Luxury Portfolio International™ network to access detailed information about the program in a customized branded environment. Primarily designed for use in a Listing Presentation, this section of the app helps Luxury Portfolio International™ agents convey the power of the network and brand and what the affiliation means for their clients using informative videos, details about advertising opportunities and powerful traffic prediction tools.

“With an ever-increasing amount of information being transmitted via smart phones, iPads and other mobile devices, the importance of communicating effectively with a mobile consumer is undeniable,” notes President of Luxury Portfolio International™ Paul Boomsma. “What we have created not only provides compelling information to both consumers and our affiliated real estate professionals, but it also reflects our luxury standards and brand.”
Thursday, May 31, 2012 9:33 AM
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Names ReadyChat as Preferred Provider
Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:21 AM

Contact: Kimberly Ecker / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0400 x158 /

CHICAGO (5/17/12) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named ReadyChat a preferred service provider, presenting the company’s website chat services to its global network of over 500 top real estate firms through LeadingRE’s Solutions Group program.

ReadyChat is a leading provider of live chat marketing services for the real estate industry, with a full range of lead generation, lead qualification, and lead transfer solutions. The company’s proactive live chat services offer website monitoring 15 hours a day, seven days a week. Qualified leads are transferred live by phone directly to the brokerage’s designated sales associate or representative.

“Studies have shown that 67% of homebuyers will select the first agent or broker who contacts them,” said Justin Shum, president and CEO of ReadyChat. “Our services empower brokers to be the first to engage with and establish a relationship with online prospects so they have no reason to search elsewhere.”

“ReadyChat’s focus on providing an easy way to capture qualified leads from website visitors makes it an ideal solution for our brokers who want to maximize their online investment,” notes Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president of corporate marketing. “The benefits extend from the consumer who experiences a highly responsive approach to the agent who ultimately receives qualified leads. The broker is able to satisfy both audiences, while driving more business for the company.”

To learn more about ReadyChat, visit www.readychat.ca.

To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.
Luxury Portfolio International Broadens Reach with Global Growth
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 12:00 AM

Contact: Kimberly Ecker / Luxury Portfolio International™ / 312.424.0400 x158 /

CHICAGO – (5/1/12) – Luxury Portfolio International™ recently welcomed three new international brokerages and seven U.S.-based firms, expandingthe network’s global reach and reflecting the brand’s goal of assembling the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages.

Joining the network from abroad are Costa Gold Real Estate, Tamarindo, Costa Rica; IN’S Portugal, Estoril, Portugal and Smiths Gore Limited, the British Virgin Islands.

New members from the U.S. include Colorado Group Realty, Steamboat Springs, CO; Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Vero Beach, FL; Lewith & Freeman Real Estate, Kingston, PA; McGraw Realtors, Tulsa, OK; Northwood Realty Services, Wexford, PA; Walt Danley Realty, Paradise Valley, AZ and Wardley Real Estate, Las Vegas, NV.

“As we continue to expand our brand with the finest luxury brokerages worldwide, Luxury Portfolio becomes an even more vital resource for those searching for extraordinary properties,” notes Luxury Portfolio International™ President Paul Boomsma. He adds, “By offering these firms new ways to connect with luxury consumers and providing them fresh insights into luxury lifestyle and housing trends, we are further supporting their efforts to serve today’s luxury consumers.”

Luxury Portfolio International™ will host new and returning members at its International Symposium this October in Lisbon, Portugal. To learn more about Luxury Portfolio International™, visit LuxuryPortfolio.com.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Announces New Advisory Council
Monday, April 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Contact: Kimberly Ecker / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0400 x158 /

CHICAGO, IL – (April 30, 2012) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has announced the new officers and members of its Advisory Council, a leadership group comprised of top business development professionals. Council members share their expertise with the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) management team, mentor other members, and serve as ambassadors for the network’s numerous programs available to its member real estate firms.

Michi Olson, vice president of business development and relocation for Alain Pinel Realtors in the San Francisco Bay area, assumes the role of chairperson, after having served as vice chairperson the prior year. Anne Incorvia, vice president of relocation and business development for Martha Turner Properties in Houston, is the new vice chairperson. Both will serve a one-year term.

Newly-elected council members include Dawn Fetherston, relocation director for Diane Turton, Realtors, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Diane Howard, vice president of relocation for Real Estate One, Inc., Southfield, MI; and Paige Thompson, vice president, relocation and corporate services for Zeitlin & Company, Realtors, Nashville, TN.

Members are elected by fellow council members for a three-year term based on professional expertise and reputation, dedication to LeadingRE and willingness to share their expertise for the betterment of the network.

“The addition of these professionals to the Advisory Council further strengthens what is already a powerful group,” said Erin Koops, LeadingRE executive director, Network Services. “Having these respected business leaders come together regularly to discuss the issues impacting our industry helps us create programs that are timely and effective. Their collective insights are a key element in our continued growth, and we are grateful for their commitment.”

Joining Olson, Incorvia, Fetherston, Howard, and Thompson are Outgoing Chairperson Carlotta Landschoot, Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville, FL; Deborah Benavides, Shorewest REALTORS, Brookfield, WI; Eileen Cherny, Marx-Bensdorf REALTORS, Memphis, TN; Lisa Fix, Sibcy Cline REALTORS, Cincinnati, OH; Kim Givens, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, Shelton, CT; Vicki Hamp, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, VA; and Peter McGarry, Fonville Morisey Realty, a Long & Foster company, Raleigh, NC.

Completing their service on the council are Ryan Carrell, Carpenter Realtors, Indianapolis, IN; Elizabeth Messier, Residential Properties Ltd., Providence, RI; and Larry Zapf, Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Asheville, NC.

LeadingRE is a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in more than 30 countries around the world.

To learn more, visit LeadingRE.com.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Expands Global Network Presence
Thursday, April 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Contact: Kimberly Ecker / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0400 x158 /

CHICAGO – (4/26/12) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® continued to grow its membership in recent months with the addition of 13 new member brokerages. The expansion reflects LeadingRE’s efforts to offer top brokerages products and services that align with the demands of today’s home buyers and sellers.

Increasing its global footprint, the network welcomed firms throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Europe, including Smiths Gore Limited in the British Virgin Islands; Costa Gold Real Estate in Costa Rica; IN’S Portugal in Estoril, Portugal; Sibarth Real Estate in the French West Indies and Blue House in Czech Republic. Further supporting its international outreach, the network will host its International Symposium in October in Lisbon, Portugal.

New U.S.-based brokerages include: Colorado Group Realty, Steamboat Springs, CO; Crowne Realty. LLC, Normal, IL; Joel Ward Homes, Inc., Champaign, IL; LLB&B Inc. Real Estate, Mobile, AL; Nebraska Home Sales, Lincoln, NE; Sprague & Curtis Real Estate, Augusta, ME; Walt Danley Realty, Paradise Valley, AZ; and Wardley Real Estate, Las Vegas, NV.

“We are very pleased to expand our brand domestically and internationally with firms that are leaders in their markets,” notes LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “As our offerings have continued to expand to encompass a full range of brokerage services, we are attracting more firms who want to further strengthen their local presence with international connections and resources.”

Visit LeadingRE.com to learn more about the network and view a full membership directory.
Top Brokerage Firms to Meet in Orlando for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World 2012 Conference Week
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:56 AM

Contact: Kimberly Ecker / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0400 x158 /

CHICAGO — (3/22/12) — Real estate professionals representing many of the strongest brands in the industry are gathering this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week March 22-26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, FL. Attendees will convene for a series of conferences hosted by LeadingRE, including the network’s Annual Conference, the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT for top sales associates, the MarTech Event for marketing and technology professionals, the Sales Manager Leadership Symposium and the RELO Direct® Corporate Forum for employee mobility professionals. The event will also include the RESPRO® Annual Conference, hosted by the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc.

Conference Week has attracted a global audience of nearly 1,000 top professionals from over a dozen countries who will hear from industry experts and noteworthy speakers from the worlds of media, science and technology. Keynote presentations include widely-recognized scientific figure Dr. Michio Kaku with a perspective on “How Technology Will Revolutionize the Next 20 Years and Beyond,” and award-winning journalist, television legal analyst and trial attorney Lisa Bloom on “Understanding Today’s Consumers and the Culture Surrounding Them.”

Also featured are Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) President/CEO and former FHA Commissioner David Stevens, who will comment on the unprecedented challenges the mortgage industry will face in 2012, and social media expert Spike Jones, who will offer guidance on “Engaging Your Associates with the Latest in Social Business.” Industry authorities Mike Staver, The Staver Group; Matthew Ferrara, Matthew Ferrara & Company; Steve Harney, Keeping Current Matters; Marc Davison, 1000Watt Consulting; Victor Lund and Marilyn Wilson, WAV Group Consulting; Ian Morris, Market Leader; Steve Murray, REAL Trends, Jose Perez, PCMS Consulting; Tom Lane, The Center for Intentional Leadership; Robert Frank, The Wall Street Journal and Jim Taylor, the Harrison Group, are among others addressing the conference.

Breakout sessions will also focus on timely topics, ranging from listing syndication and emerging technologies to global real estate trends, and the introduction of a number of new LeadingRE initiatives.

“Our annual conference encourages industry experts and enthusiasts to engage in meaningful discourse on the topics impacting the real estate industry,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “It is truly inspiring to see so many influential real estate leaders come together in this collaborative environment.”

Grand Sponsor HGTV’s FrontDoor.com and Premier Sponsor Quicken Loans top an extensive list of sponsors and exhibitors.

For more information on Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.
Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:44 AM
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Names Boston Logic as a Preferred Provider
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (1/31/12) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has selected Boston Logic as a preferred service provider, introducing the company to its network of 550 premier real estate firms as part of its Solutions Group program.

Boston Logic offers innovative software and online marketing solutions to help real estate companies succeed online. Their Sequoia website platform provides dynamic features and tools built specifically to help make real estate companies grow and succeed, including CRM, lead management, workflow optimization, content management, document creation and storage, interactive IDX search tools, social media and blog integration, and much more.

“Boston Logic helps real estate firms look at the big picture when creating an online marketing strategy,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president of corporate marketing. “By integrating easy-to-use features, the Sequoia platform helps companies take a strategic approach to online marketing campaigns to help realtors generate more leads and close more deals.”

Boston Logic President and Founder David Friedman welcomes the opportunity to make the company’s services available to the LeadingRE network. “The members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® recognize the necessity of having a tactical and effective online presence, and our tools will help them be more successful. We’ve been extremely impressed by the organization and its members, and we are very excited about this partnership!”

To learn more about Boston Logic, visit www.BostonLogic.com.

To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.
Luxury Portfolio International™ to Host SUMMIT for Top Sales Associates and Luxury Marketing Professionals
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (1/31/12) – Luxury Portfolio International™ will bring many of the world’s top luxury real estate associates and marketers together at its Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT March 22-24 at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Florida. The annual exclusive invitation-only event offers insights on today’s luxury lifestyles and how home and design trends, economic factors, and consumer preferences influence them.

The SUMMIT is expected to draw an international audience of more than 300 luxury specialists from leading real estate firms in the U.S. and abroad. The program will feature a prominent line-up of speakers, offering a fresh perspective on luxury living to help attendees be more strategic when serving luxury clientele in an ever-changing market.

Keynote speakers include Robert Frank, one of the country’s leading journalistic authorities on wealth and philanthropy, who has covered private wealth for The Wall Street Journal for the past seven years and is the author of the best-selling book, Richistan and the newly released The High-Beta Rich. Frank’s topic, ““Identities of the High-Beta Rich”,” will explore the realities of today’s affluent and focus on educating those who serve this highly targeted consumer group.

Also featured is Dr. Jim Taylor, vice chairman of Harrison Group, who will share insights and sales opportunities in a changing marketplace. One of the country’s most respected marketing and branding consultants, Dr. Taylor manages the nation’s foremost wealth research program, the Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, for which Luxury Portfolio International™ is an exclusive sponsor.

Additional featured speakers and panelists include well-respected word of mouth marketing expert Spike Jones as well as many top brokers and agents from around the world.

“As the luxury market continues to shift, our real estate professionals advance by focusing on the ways they connect with their luxury clientele and market high-end homes,” notes President of Luxury Portfolio International™ Paul Boomsma. “The SUMMIT is designed to keep our members at the forefront of the market, offering insights on today’s luxury lifestyles and trends to exchange ideas with their peers, arming them to deliver the very best service and knowledge to their affluent clientele.”

For more information on Luxury Portfolio International™, visit www.luxuryportfolio.com.
Las Vegas Real Estate Leader Joins Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Monday, January 30, 2012 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (1/30/12) – Las Vegas-based Wardley Real Estate has announced that it is now operating as an independent full-service brokerage affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. The company was formerly affiliated with Coldwell Banker.

With 250 associates representing communities throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan market, Wardley Real Estate has adapted to fluctuations in the market and outperformed other firms, due in part to the company’s strong foundation as a traditional brokerage.

“We are committed to providing our sales associates with the finest marketing tools, training, management assistance and support staff,” notes owner Lynn Wardley. “This full-service approach mirrors that of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, and we are confident our association with the network will help us take our company to new heights in the years to come.”

Wardley, previously known for operating the largest and most successful brokerage in Utah, attributes the solidity of his Las Vegas brokerage – in the face of a very challenging real estate environment – to Wardley Real Estate President Jeff Sommers.

“Las Vegas is in a good place in terms of growth potential in the housing market in 2012, and affiliating with LeadingRE will allow us to take full advantage of that to create the best total experience for our customers,” Sommers said.

LeadingRE is the world’s largest network of leading independent real estate brokerages, with 550 companies and 140,000 associates producing over $225 billion in home sales in over 30 countries worldwide. Wardley’s transition took effect January 27, 2012.

LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor notes that the company is the latest in a long list of former franchisees to affiliate with the network. “We are seeing more and more firms that recognize the value of our hybrid model, which combines the advantages of operating as an independent company with the benefits of global services and connections,” O’Connor said. “We are especially excited to welcome the Wardley team, as the name has been long associated with quality real estate. We are pleased to support their growth as a locally-owned and branded real estate organization.”

For more information on Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.

For more information on Wardley Real Estate, please visit: www.wardleyre.com.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Mobilizes Strongest Brands in Real Estate at 2012 Conference Week
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (1/25/12) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® anticipates a strong showing at its 2012 Conference Week March 22-26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando, FL. Participants will take part in a series of conferences hosted by LeadingRE, including the network’s Annual Conference, the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT for top sales associates, the MarTech Event for marketing and technology professionals, the Sales Manager Leadership Symposium and the RELO Direct® Corporate Forum for employee mobility professionals. The RESPRO® Annual Conference, hosted by the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc., will also be held in conjunction with the event.

Conference Week is expected to attract an international audience of nearly 800 top real estate professionals, including corporate attendees, who will hear from experts from the real estate industry and the worlds of media, science and technology. Keynote presentations include widely recognized scientific figure Dr. Michio Kaku addressing, “How Technology Will Revolutionize the Next 20 Years and Beyond,” and award-winning journalist, television legal analyst and trial attorney Lisa Bloom presenting, “Understanding Today’s Consumers and the Culture Surrounding Them”. Additional speakers include Michael Staver, chief learning officer of Institute 2.0, LeadingRE’s learning management system, and Institute faculty members Steve Harney and Matthew Ferrara, all leading business coaches and consultants.

Breakout sessions will feature leading industry experts addressing timely subjects, ranging from online engagement and top tech tools to global real estate trends, business development strategies and employee mobility topics. The program also fosters peer-to-peer networking and collaborative thinking on relevant issues.

“Our annual showcase event brings together the best names in the business for a truly invigorating week,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “The program reflects the ever-expanding scope of the services we make available to our member brokerages and addresses the most timely and critical real estate topics to help our firms retain their positions of leadership.”

Grand sponsor HGTV’s FrontDoor.com tops an extensive list of sponsors and exhibitors.

For more information on Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.
RELO Direct®Expands Business Development Team with Industry Veteran Helen Maracle
Friday, January 06, 2012 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (1/6/12) – RELO Direct®, Inc. announced today that Helen Maracle has joined the Chicago-based relocation management company as the newest member of its business development team.

Maracle joins the team with over 15 years of relocation experience, with a primary focus on servicing the western region corporate relocation sector for the past seven years. She began her career as an entrepreneur owning and operating a household goods agency. Helen is well known across the country for her sales, networking and relationship management skills.

“Helen brings a high level of engagement to our business development team. She is well connected in the marketplace and has a savvy understanding of the use of social media for developing brands and communicating with professionals in human resources and corporate relocation,” notes Roger Atchinson, CRP, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for RELO Direct®.

RELO Direct® is a full service employee mobility provider that offers a comprehensive portfolio of program management, departure, destination, and global services. RELO Direct® is a sister company of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in 30 countries around the world.

Maracle is based in San Diego, CA and will maintain sales responsibility for the western region. She can be reached at 619-954-1163.

Chicago-based RELO Direct® is a full service employee mobility provider that offers a comprehensive portfolio of program management, departure, destination, and global services. RELO Direct® is a sister company to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in more than 30 countries around the world.
RELO Direct® Assists with Relocation of Chiquita Brands Headquarters
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (12/21/11) – RELO Direct®, Inc., announced on November 29, 2011 that it will serve as corporate relocation provider for Chiquita Brands, which is moving its global headquarters from Cincinnati, OH to Charlotte, NC. The move will result in more than 400 positions being relocated to the Charlotte area by 2014.

RELO Direct®, who has been providing relocation support to Chiquita Brands for two years, will facilitate the move with a full range of relocation services, ranging from home marketing to household goods transportation and home finding programs.

Beginning in early December, RELO Direct® staff began assisting Chiquita’s employees to familiarize them with the Charlotte area, followed by individual support from client service managers dedicated to the project.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to play a role in the relocation of such a widely-respected company,” notes Pat Leon, executive vice president / coo for RELO Direct®. “We look forward to delivering our services in a way that supports Chiquita’s corporate objectives, while ensuring a smooth relocation for the company’s valued employees.”

Kevin Holland chief people officer of Chiquita Brands, notes, “It was important for us to work with an experienced relocation partner that understands the unique needs of Chiquita and has demonstrated commitment to delivering the best experience for our employees.”

Chicago-based RELO Direct® is a full service employee mobility provider that offers a comprehensive portfolio of program management, departure, destination, and global services. RELO Direct® is a sister company to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in more than 30 countries around the world.
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Introduces Association Insurance Marketplace
Monday, November 28, 2011 12:00 AM

– Program offers comprehensive personal life and health insurance solutions for network members. –

CHICAGO – (11/28/11) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has joined forces with Colonial Life to offer network members a single source for health, life and personal insurance for both employees and sales associates.

The services are offered through Association Insurance Marketplace (AIM), created for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® membership to offer affiliated brokerages essential insurance products. The program offers specially-negotiated terms and rates through major top-rated carriers.

“Our brokers are always looking for ways to distinguish themselves in their local markets. Providing insurance options for sales associates is a welcome benefit for many of these professionals who operate as independent contractors,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president of corporate marketing. “Solutions are also available for group insurance, allowing brokers to offer their staff a full range of benefits.”

Paul Stanley, a DGA with Colonial and President of Association Insurance Marketplace adds, “We created a program specifically for this network to offer tremendous value and administrative ease on a full range of insurance solutions, including group major medical, dental and vision plans, and short- and long-term disability and life insurance. LeadingRE members can easily get custom quotes on these services through our website.”

To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit www.LeadingRE.com.

To learn more about AIM, visit www.aimforbenefits.com.
RELO Direct® Vice President Dianne Amos Speaks on Talent Strategies at Global Human Resources Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (10/13/11) – Dianne Amos, vice president of client services for RELO Direct®, addressed a group of representatives for International Automotive Components recently, speaking on talent management strategies at this global human resources meeting held in Detroit, MI.

Amos was invited to share her knowledge on assessing, recruiting and retaining key employees and built a case for the integration of mobility and talent management with the human resource leaders in attendance. Her presentation highlighted best practice strategies to support talent management initiatives, addressing cultural adaptability and mobility policy trends.

“It was a privilege to engage with some of the top human resource leaders from around the world, coming together to focus on ways to elevate Human Resources efforts on a global scale to meet business objectives and fully support the talent behind those objectives,” Amos said.

International Automotive Components is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim. The company operates 75 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries, employing approximately 22,000 people around the world.

Chicago-based RELO Direct® is a full service global mobility provider offering a comprehensive portfolio of program management, departure, destination, and global services. RELO Direct® is a sister company to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 550 premier real estate firms with 4,600 offices and 140,000 sales associates in more than 30 countries around the world.
Luxury Portfolio International™ Releases Latest Edition of Luxury Magazine
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (10/12/11) – Luxury Portfolio International™ has released the latest edition of the Luxury Portfolio International Magazine. The newest edition is mailed and distributed to affluent consumers through Luxury Portfolio’s network in more than 35 countries and sold on newsstands in over 50 countries. The publication features a selection of the world’s most exclusive properties from around the globe.

Luxury enthusiasts can read about timely and relevant topics such as the recent resurgence in high-end vacation rental properties and the latest luxury trends in categories such as innovation, exploration and relaxation. The magazine also highlights a stunning array of luxury homes from Beverly Hills, CA to Sardinia, Italy and gives readers a unique perspective from some of the most elite home designers.

In addition to its regular distribution, this edition of the Luxury Portfolio International Magazine will be circulated at many high profile luxury and design events this fall including: High Point Market, a premier event for top design professionals held October 22-27 in High Point, North Carolina; The Luxury Property Show in London, England held November 1-2, which attracts nearly 5,000 high end real estate investors from the UK, Europe and the Middle East; The Luxury Properties Showcase held in Beijing, China held November 3-4; and The Greystone Mansion Show House in Beverly Hills, CA in December, where Luxury Portfolio will serve as the exclusive national real estate sponsor.

“We could not be more thrilled to share the latest edition of our magazine,” notes President of Luxury Portfolio International™ Paul Boomsma. “With the addition of some of the most breathtaking global properties, we hope to captivate consumer audiences from around the world and feed the growing interest in luxury trends.”

Click here to view the latest edition of Luxury Portfolio International Magazine or visit www.luxuryportfolio.com to learn more.
Chris Dietz Speaks on Behalf of Luxury Portfolio International™ at The Property Investor Show & OPP Live 2011
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 12:00 AM

CHICAGO – (10/5/11) – Chris Dietz, European director for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® – International Ltd. and Luxury Portfolio International™, will be a speaker at The Property Investor Show & OPP Live 2011 at ExCeL London, October 13-15.

The event is the final presentation in a three-part trade show series for Europe’s most prestigious investors and trade professionals. Dietz has been chosen as a panelist for the session entitled “Marketing and Selling Luxury: What are the best ways to find, target, and successfully sell to luxury buyers?”, on October 14.

Other confirmed panelists are: Julian Houchin, director of iO Adria; Stephen Wise, co-founder and major investor of The Hideaways Club; and Charlotte Ashton, director of AB Property Marketing. The chair for the session is Shirley Humphrey, sales and marketing director of Harrods Estates.

Dietz is based in London and recently expanded the network’s global presence by overseeing the opening of the company’s new office on Trafalgar Square in London. Five new European firms have joined the network this year under Dietz’s direction, including: Allgemeiner Grund & Boden Fundus (Germany), Belles Demeures de France (France), CGI Immobilier Nyon (Switzerland), Daniel Feau Conseil Immobilier (France), and HYPO Capital Immobilien GmbH (Germany), bringing the total number of European agencies to 29.

“I am honored to be selected as a panelist at an event with such an international focus,” comments Dietz. “Interest in the affluent market has created a worldwide demand for education on assisting luxury buyers, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge.”

Following this speaking engagement, Dietz will attend Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s International Real Estate Symposium at the Westin Palace in Madrid, Spain, October 19-21.

Contact:
Kimberly Ecker/ Luxury Portfolio International™ / 312.424.0400 x158 /

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