Real Estate Leaders Recognized at LeadingRE Global Symposium

CHICAGO – October 10, 2018 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ® recognized top-performing members for outstanding achievements and contributions during the network’s Global Symposium, held September 27-29, at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, Spain.

This year marks the second time formal awards were presented in the event’s 11-year history. “The strength of our global network is unparalleled in the industry, and having the opportunity to recognize some of the members who have been so instrumental to our success was a highlight of the Symposium. We commend these individuals and their firms for being leaders not only in their local markets, but also on a global level,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, who presented the awards along with LeadingRE Chairman of the Board Joe Horning of Shorewest Realtors and LeadingRE Executive Vice President, Global Operations Chris Dietz.

The Global Ambassador Award was presented to the following members for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to LeadingRE, participating actively on many levels, promoting the network, serving as a role model for other members: Marco Argentieri, Cofim-Immobiliare VR, Verona Italy; Sylvia Elias Arnanz, P.V. Realty, S.A. de C.V., Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Roland Kampmeyer, KAMPMEYER Immobilien GmbH, Deutchland, Germany; Jeronymo Kontonis, JK Property & Yachting, Athens, Greece; and Frank Morrice, Servmor Realty, Panama, Panama.

Judith von Hasselbach (Allgemeiner Grund & Boden Fundus, Berlin, Germany) earned the Global Leadership Award in recognition of her generosity of time and commitment in supporting to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s global growth.

Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services, Inc. (Manila, Philippines) was presented the Rising Star Award in recognition of their enthusiastic early adoption of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® branding and programs as a new member, beginning with an elegant branding event launching their Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio membership in their city.

Cofim-Immobiliare VR (Verona, Italy) was recognized with the Luxury Trendsetter Award for leadership in the affluent real estate space and engagement with Luxury Portfolio International®, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s luxury marketing program.

Groupe Immobilier Mercure France (Toulouse, France) was presented the Referral Service Excellence Award for above-and-beyond service and professionalism in handling a challenging cross-border referral.

Strutt & Parker (London, United Kingdom) received the Referral Accelerator Award for their commitment to increasing their referral awareness and commitment to sending referrals to fellow members.

Smith & Associates Real Estate (Tampa, Florida, USA) and STONE earned the Long Distance Referral Award for collaborating on the referral that traveled the greatest distance to be transacted – nearly 14,900 kilometers, or 9,259 miles.

Ginesta Immobilien (Kusnacht, Switzerland) was presented the Global Referral Production Award for the second year in a row sending the most outgoing referrals this year among companies outside of North America.

The conference offered top-tier industry professionals affiliated with LeadingRE the opportunity to gain insights into the global marketplace, discuss the top trends affecting real estate in 2018, and enhance the experience of home buyers and sellers. The event brought together attendees from 27 countries around the globe, including the United Kingdom, Romania, Thailand, Malta, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, and South Africa.

During the event, plans were announced for LeadingRE’s 2019 Global Symposium, which will take place in Athens, Greece.