LeadingRE Adds RingCentral to its Solutions Group Program


CHICAGO (July 25, 2018)Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® brings RingCentral (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 565 market-leading real estate firms. The global industry leader in cloud business communications solutions, RingCentral enables today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate and collaborate from anywhere and on any device.

With RingCentral, real estate brokerage office staff and agents can easily stay connected with clients through voice, video meetings, team messaging, and more. In addition, RingCentral can be easily deployed across multiple locations and managed from any mobile device.

“RingCentral is an ideal fit for our Solutions Group program, giving our member brokerages around the world access to a modern cloud-based communications platform that provides the flexibility and scalability required as a company’s business grows,” said Robin LaSure, LeadingRE vice president, corporate marketing. “The ease of working with a single provider for all their communications needs and the potential for significant cost savings over traditional on-premises providers make the RingCentral solution even more compelling.”

“We’re happy to be selected as an approved supplier for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®,” said Steve Rawson, head of strategic industry alliances for RingCentral. “RingCentral has extensive experience in helping real estate firms empower their increasingly mobile workforce to stay ahead of the curve in today’s competitive real estate environment. Our platform greatly enhances communication and collaboration with clients and agents, delivering a seamless customer experience and improved agent productivity.”

Learn more about RingCentral at www.ringcentral.com. Learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® at www.LeadingRE.com.




About RingCentral

RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG) is a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. More flexible and cost-effective than legacy on-premises systems, RingCentral empowers today’s mobile and distributed workforce to communicate, collaborate, and connect from anywhere, on any device. RingCentral unifies voice, video, team messaging and collaboration, conferencing, online meetings, and integrated contact center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading business apps and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.


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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Luxury Portfolio International Announce Winners of 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt

HGTV Ultimate House Hunt


– Annual contest generated over 880,000 votes. –

CHICAGO – July 20, 2018 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International® are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 HGTV Ultimate House Hunt. HGTV teamed exclusively with LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio for the popular month-long promotion on HGTV.com, which concluded July 17.

The promotion identified extraordinary homes for sale around the world in nine different categories and gave consumers the opportunity to vote for their favorites. With more than 880,000 votes cast and 84 million page views, the Ultimate House Hunt is one of HGTV.com’s most popular online contests.

All 88 finalists from 13 countries were homes represented by LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio members. Based on the total number of votes received, the Overall Winner, as well as the favorite for Global Homes, was a sprawling Italian villa near Sardinia, Italy, represented by Immobilsarda.

Winners in the other categories include Cora Bett Thomas Realty & Associates for Homes with a History, First Team Estates for Love It or List it, GARDNER, REALTORS for Urban Digs, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers for Waterfront Homes, Sibarth Real Estate for Modern Masterpieces, Silver Creek Real Estate Group for Extreme Homes, Willis Allen Real Estate for Amazing Kitchens, and Windermere Real Estate for Curb Appeal.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with HGTV.com to curate some of our members’ most extraordinary homes and see which properties are most popular with voters,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This year’s contest, featured homes from 13 different countries, with the Global Homes winner receiving the highest number of overall votes, reflecting the broad reach of your network and the universal appeal of beautiful homes.”

In addition to bragging rights, the winning homes will receive additional editorial exposure on HGTV.com. To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit www.hgtv.com/ultimatehousehuntwinners.


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LeadingRE Agents Lead THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends with the Highest Volume

CHICAGO (July 12, 2018) – Sales associates affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® represented over $11.1 billion in sales volume on THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends, a ranking of top U.S. real estate professionals and teams based on sides and sales volume.

The combined individual volume ($5.9 billion) and team volume ($5.2 billion) of LeadingRE agents is the highest of any real estate organization or franchise ($11.1 billion), as listed on THE THOUSAND by REAL Trends.

“We are proud to see so many of our outstanding agents and teams represented on this prestigious ranking, illustrating that, year after year, our members continue to lead in their respective markets and collectively as a network,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma. “This success comes from a continued focus not only on innovation, but also on providing a highly responsive, customized customer experience.”

LeadingRE-affiliated sales associates who ranked based on Individual Sides include: Vladimir Oulianov, Woods Bros. Realty; Jeff G. Daniel, John L. Scott Real Estate/Ocean Shores; Carmen Laurendi, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Wes York, Hamner Real Estate; Ragan McKinney, Huff Realty; Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence; Justin Ippoliti, Shorewest Realtors;  Mary Gilbank Peterson, Shorewest Realtors; Mike Boylan, Cutler Real Estate; Terry Blakley, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Tyler Minges, Huff Realty; Serena Riedel, Howard Hanna; Ryan Clendenin, Huff Realty; Chris Smith, Gardner Realtors; Kyle T. Hause, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Jeff Mathias, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Geri Westfall, Adams, Cameron & Co.; Adam Kaufman, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Chris Waits, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Charity P. Cox, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Laura Sanders, Sibcy Cline Realtors; Marion Romano, The Van Dyk Group; Kathy Broock-Ballard, Max Broock; Richard Leasure, Howard Hanna Rochester, Mike Fayz, Real Estate One; Katherine Beck, The Group, Inc. Real Estate; Christine Lane, Halstead Real Estate; Eric Tucker, John L. Scott; James Selden, KAMAS REALTY d.b.a. John L. Scott Real Estate; John R. Bolin, Allen Tate Realtors.

LeadingRE associates recognized for Individual Volume include: Alexa Lambert, Stribling & Associates; Michelle N. Cohen, Laffey Real Estate; Pamela D’Arc, Stribling & Associates; Rochelle Maize, Nourmand & Associates; Keri Nicholas, Alain Pinel Realtors; Judy Citron, Alain Pinel Realtors; Nancy Taylor Bubes, Washington Fine Properties, LLC; Kathy Bridgman, Alain Pinel Realtors; Pascal Liguori, Premier Estate Properties; James L. Mccann, Premier Estate Properties; Debi Benoit, Benoit Mizner Simon & Co.; Catherine Jones Coburn, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate; Wendy Sarasohn, Brown Harris Stevens; Amy Mccafferty, Alain Pinel Realtors; Nelson Gonzalez, EWM Realty International; Laura Sweeney, John Daugherty Real Estate, Inc.; Kathy Broock-Ballard, Max Broock; Nancy Kennedy, Houlihan Lawrence; Christopher Burnside, Brown Harris Stevens; Judy Bogard-Tanigami, Alain Pinel Realtors; Patricia Choi, The Choi Group with Hawaii Life; Mark Mcfadden, Washington Fine Properties, LLC; Robert Kinlin, Robert Paul Properties; Richard Orenstein, Halstead Real Estate; Pollena Forsman, Houlihan Lawrence; Adam Kaufman, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Tanya Dzhibrailova, Zephyr Real Estate; David Welton, Alain Pinel Realtors; Millie Perry, Stribling & Associates; Terry Naini, Brown Harris Steve; Michael Nourmand, Nourmand & Associates; Zach Trailer, Alain Pinel Realtors; Scott Dancer, Alain Pinel Realtors; Lisa Murphy, Houlihan Lawrence; Lori Joyal, Lila Delman Real Estate; Heidi Dugan, Greenwood King Properties; Laura Miller, Houlihan Lawrence; Charles Sullivan, Carriage Properties; Michael Galli, Alain Pinel Realtors; Lisa Madonia, @properties; Julie Back, Sibcy Cline  Realtors; Kim Gelman, McGuire Real Estate; and Monica Corman, Alain Pinel Realtors.

Recognized on the ranking for Team Sides are the following LeadingRE member teams: The Rob Ellerman Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; Art Herling Team In Blue Bell, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Smith Marketing Group, Allen Tate Realtors; The Maryland Group of Long & Foster,  Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Judie Crockett/The Crockett Team, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services; Keith Beatty Team, Intracoastal Realty; Debbie Doğrul Associates, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; The Amy Stockberger Team, Hegg, REALTORS; Michelle Cantrell, Murney Associates, Realtors; Mottola Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Holly Creek Homes, Howard Hanna – Rochester; The Killebrew Team, The Real Estate Group Inc.; and Team Honeycutt, Allen Tate Realtors.

Among the top teams based on volume are these LeadingRE member teams: Mary And Brent Gullixson, Alain Pinel Realtors; The Koehler Bortnick Team, ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Rob Ellerman Team,  ReeceNichols Real Estate; The Aguayo Team, Halstead Real Estate; Art Herling Team In Blue Bell, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Debbie Doğrul Associates, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Shelton Smith & Elizabeth Lorenzo, Stribling & Associates; Caskey & Caskey And Associates, Strand Hill; Al Filippone Associates, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; Kaminsky Real Estate Group, Strand Hill; David Gunderman and Andrew Raskopf, Alain Pinel Realtors; Louise Phillips Forbes Team, Halstead Real Estate; Emily Wong, @properties; Heller Coley Reed Team, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.;  Arlene Gonnella, Weichert, Realtors; Harkov Lewis Team, Halstead Real Estate; The Leslie Kopp Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; Mottola Group, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.; The Patty Dwyer Group, Alain Pinel Realtors; O’Dare Boga & French, Premier Estate Properties; The Zeder Team, EWM Realty International; Smith Marketing Group, Allen Tate Realtors; Leigh Marcus, @properties; Campbell & Prebish, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance; The O’Gorman Group, Ebby Halliday Real Estate, Inc.; D’Angelo/Liguori (Carmen D’Angelo, Gerard Liguori, Joseph Liguori), Premier Estate Properties; and Tom & Cindy And Associates Schneider, Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc.

To view the complete ranking, visit www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt1000.


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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now represented in over 70 countries following rapid network expansion in first half of 2018

– New members strengthen presence in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – 

CHICAGO, Ill., USA – (July 3, 2018) Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has welcomed 16 new members to its global network in the first half of 2018. This expansion continues growth achieved in 2017, which saw 14 market-leading residential companies joining LeadingRE’s ranks. With new members in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America, these new additions extend LeadingRE’s presence to over 70 countries, with a total of 565 firms and 130,000 sales associates.

New 2018 global members are:

  • 77 Great Estates (Sliema, Malta)
  • Abri Group (Accra, Ghana)
  • ANAROCK Property Consultants Private Limited (Gurgaon, India)
  • ANTONIN (Megève, France)
  • Caetano Property (Ponta do Sol, Portugal)
  • DWG Dennis Wee Realty Singapore (Singapore)
  • Elite Propiedades SanFernando (Santander, Spain)
  • INS Brazil (Fortaleza, Brazil)
  • International Property Agent (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Jay Miller Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage (Newmarket, Canada, Ontario)
  • KR Property (Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia)
  • Monaco Properties (Monaco, Monaco)
  • Plaza Homes (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Sanfernando Elite (Santander, Spain)
  • Sense Property Group (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • VINestate (Nha Trang, Vietnam)

“We are delighted to welcome such a geographically diverse selection of new global members,” said Paul Boomsma, president and CEO of LeadingRE. “With the addition of these market-leading brokerages, LeadingRE has already exceeded 2017’s global growth. This positive momentum is a testament to the value and exceptional client experiences our network delivers every day around the globe. Our AESEAN conference in May gave our new members in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Singapore the opportunity to share their insights and benefit from a program specifically targeted to address these fast-developing and ever-changing markets. We look forward to their contributions and continued growth in 2018.”

To learn more about LeadingRE, please visit www.LeadingRE.com.

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