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Leading Real Estate Hosts International Conference

Oct 19, 2015

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Real estate professionals from 17 countries are meeting October 11-13 in Berlin, Germany for the 2015 International Symposium of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) and Luxury Portfolio International. Leading RE is an invitation-only real estate network comprised of more than 500 market-leading real estate firms in more than 50 countries. Luxury Portfolio is the network’s award-winning marketing program for high-end properties.

Representatives from Canada, Cayman Islands, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, South Africa, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States are in attendance to participate in an educational program focused on global real estate trends and the delivery of exceptional real estate services.

A distinguished group of speakers includes Rasmus Ankersen, performance specialist and author ofThe Gold Mine Effect; Matthew Ferrara, speaker and philosopher; Simon Henry, Co-CEO for; Eric Mendez, director of investment research for Vernal Point; John E. Featherston, president and CEO of RISMedia, Inc.; and Paul Morelli, founder and managing partner for Vernal Point. Participating member speakers will also address the group, highlighting real estate practices in various markets around the world.

Additional speakers include Jeff Corbett, BoomTown; David Friedman, Boston Logic Technology Partners; Georg Gerstenfeld, DocuSign; Rick Goodwin, Unique Homes; Lorne C. Wallace, Lone Wolf Real Estate Technologies; and Christian Sauer, Webtrekk, Berlin, Germany.

Sessions offer in-depth discussions on the preferences of today’s real estate consumers, including luxury market insights and understanding the global affluent. Technology trends will be examined, focusing on how digital and mobile solutions are essential for the contemporary real estate consumer. Best practices in wealth management will also be reviewed, relating to the investment potential of real estate.

“Each year, we choose a dynamic city where some of the most successful and forward-thinking real estate professionals gather to build productive relationships and engage in a thought-provoking educational program,” comments LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “By coming together, we strengthen our network in ways that solidify our position as a global real estate leader.”

Past International Symposium events have been held in Dubrovnik, Venice, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Valencia and Dublin. Network affiliates will convene again February 20-26, 2016 in Miami for the LeadingRE Conference Week.

To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, visit For more information on Luxury Portfolio International, visit

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ( is a by-invitation-only network that encompasses over 500 firms and 120,000 associates in over 50 countries worldwide. Collectively, the group produces over one million transactions valued at over $320 billion annually. The organization provides its affiliates with a robust menu of products and services spanning the areas of lead generation; outcome-based learning for leaders, associates and staff; web technology and systems; and branding and marketing support, including its Luxury Portfolio International division.  

About Luxury Portfolio International

Luxury Portfolio International ( is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International attracts a worldwide audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and annually markets over 35,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors.