Sotheby’s International Realty® recently held their 2013 Global Networking Event in Los Angeles, California. The event which took place June 2-5th at the LA Live complex included amazing keynote speakers including Erik Wahl, internationally recognized graffiti artist and author of Unthink; Joe Calloway, bestselling author of Becoming A Category of One; and Stefan Swanepoel, the leading expert on international real estate trends.
More than 1,400 brokers from 120 offices and 26 countries representing markets from the U.S.A, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Moscow were in attendance.
In addition to Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty’s Chairman of the Board, Steve Games, and CEO, Brian Arrington; Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty was well represented by the 44 managers and agents who were all eager to connect with the world’s top real estate professionals to promote the San Diego market.
“This is a great opportunity for our agents to connect with their counterparts around the world, exchange ideas, and forge new relationships,” says Brian Arrington. “International buyers represent over $80 billion a year in U.S. home sales, and California ranks very high among the areas in which foreign investors are purchasing. Having offices and a strong referral program in 45 countries allows us to access these potential clients and that is something with which no other real estate company in San Diego can compete.”
The event speakers included Philip White, CEO Sotheby’s International Realty® who provided compelling insights to the future of the brand, Wendy Purvey, Chief Marketing Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty® gave an extremely engaging presentation about the new “Anthology Live” marketing program. Henry Howard Sneyd, Executive Vice President, North America, Sotheby’s and Amy Todd Middleton, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Marketing Sotheby’s spoke about the relationship with and future of the Sotheby’s Auction House. Richard A. Smith, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Realogy Alex Perriello, President and Chief Executive Officer, Realogy; provided an informative overview on the current state of the Sotheby’s International Realty network, the Realogy brands, and direction for the future.
Those in attendance were able to take part in several breakout and networking sessions held by Sotheby’s International Realty executives and brokers from offices around the world.