Palm Beach, FL, March 09, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- A prestigious audience of luxury real estate professionals from around the world convened at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT, February 23-25 at Wynn Las Vegas. Participants included Kevin M. Leonard & Queeney of Valore Group, Palm Beach Real Estate, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, an international network of more than 500 premier real estate firms. The event saw record attendance with more than 700 top brokers, sales associates and luxury marketing specialists in attendance.
With a theme of “Luxury is Back,” the program gave participants the opportunity to become immersed in luxury on every level – from the five-star location to the hospitality events to the educational sessions, which provided insights into high-end consumer preferences and luxury lifestyle and housing trends. Focusing on the state of the global luxury real estate market and looking beyond the industry into other affluent sectors, SUMMIT was developed to give the most successful luxury real estate specialists timely, research-based insights on serving affluent clientele.
Speakers included former chief evangelist for Apple Guy Kawasaki; bestselling author Daniel H. Pink; artist, film maker, and author Erik Wahl; real estate technology expert Matthew Ferrara; real estate authority Steve Harney; customer service expert Debbie Maier and home positioning specialist Martha Webb. Also featured were numerous top-producing sales associates who shared their unique success strategies.
Drawing talent from outside the industry, SUMMIT showcased experts from other luxury names, including chef Paul Bartolotta, a James Beard Award winner who is the genius behind Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare at the Wynn; Hedy Woodrow, vice president of retail at the Wynn, who represents numerous luxury lines; and Federico Pratesi, owner and chairman of Pratesi Linens, manufacturer of the world’s finest linens.
Sessions addressed a range of timely topics, from the latest in digital, lifestyle and social marketing to how to communicate with and consult today’s luxury consumer, including clients in the Top 1%. In-depth discussions offered real-life examples of how the best luxury real estate specialists can become even more effective using global marketing strategies and by building lasting relationships with clients.
“The inspiring presentation by Erik Wahl really shed great insight into leadership roles and strategic planning; if his strategies worked for Forbes, Disney & Microsoft; I would imagine they can work for us as well,” said Leonard.
“The energy at this year’s Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT was incredible, as members from around the world came together with great news on the strength of the luxury market and a true collaborative spirit with their willingness to share strategies and insights on ways to best attract and serve today’s luxury clientele,” said Stephanie Pfeffer-Anton, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio.
Affiliates of Luxury Portfolio market high-end homes to affluent consumers worldwide through the network’s strategic marketing program, including the award-winning website www.LuxuryPortfolio.com, which markets over 25,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors annually and features a total inventory of available properties totaling over $44 billion.
For more information about Valore Group, please visit www.ValoreGroup.com
Valore Group Real Estate is the luxury division of the Keyes Company, the largest Real Estate Company in Florida. The family owned company historically exceeds over $3 Billion of Annual Sales Volume in South Florida. As a founding member and shareholder of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International™ our network consistently achieves over $272 Billion per year in sales globally. As the largest and oldest Real Estate firm in Florida we boast roots that trace back to 1926; The Keyes Company is a legend in the Florida Real Estate market.
Our website attracts over 2.4 million high-net-worth visitors a year. By presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerage worldwide, our brand is recognized throughout the world as the luxury standard of excellence.