Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named its new Advisory Council, adding five members and appointing a new chairperson and vice chairperson. The Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Advisory Council is comprised of top business development and relocation professionals from firms affiliated with the network and works closely with the LeadingRE management team on critical network initiatives. Council members also mentor other network affiliates and serve as ambassadors for the organization’s extensive programs. They are elected by existing members based on industry experience, reputation and willingness to share ideas in support of the network.
The council’s new chairperson is Diane Howard, CRP, CRS, GRI, who was elected to serve a one-year term after recently completing a term as vice chairperson. An industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience, Howard is vice president of client services for Real Estate One, Inc. (Southfield, MI) and will provide strategic guidance to the council. Denise Talboy, vice president of Global Relocation & Corporate Services for The Keyes Company (Miami, FL), was elected as vice chairperson.
Newly-elected members include: Chuck Garrett, Kahala Associates, Honolulu, HI; Dawn Stevens, Jack Conway & Co. Inc., Norwell, MA; Jane Gowarty, Smith & Associates Real Estate, Tampa, FL; Liz Nunan, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Rye Brook, NY; and Pamela Metzger, Colorado Landmark, Realtors, Boulder, CO.
Additional council members include: Dawn Fetherston, Diane Turton, Realtors, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ; Elizabeth Fowler, WestMark, Realtors, Lubbock, TX; Nancy Harmann, GARDNER, REALTORS, Metairie, LA; and Paige Thompson, Zeitlin & Company, Realtors, Nashville, TN.
“The Advisory Council serves a critical role in our network’s ongoing success, helping us ensure the programs we offer our member companies are timely and relevant,” said Erin Koops, LeadingRE vice president, Network Services. “We are so fortunate to have such a highly-respected group of professionals who generously share their time and expertise.”
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a collection of over 500 leading residential real estate firms, represented by 4,000 offices and 120,000 associates in nearly 50 countries worldwide. Collectively, the network produces more than one million transactions annually. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.