Global Real Estate Leaders Recognized by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

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– Prestigious awards presented at network’s virtual Global Symposium. –

CHICAGO – October 1, 2020 – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® presented awards of excellence at its Global Symposium September 30.

The two-day event, originally scheduled to take place in Dubai, was held virtually. It offered top real estate professionals affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) the opportunity to discuss trends in the international real estate market. Topics included technological innovation in real estate, new development marketing, branding and public relations strategies, insights on the luxury segment, and more. Participants also had the opportunity to network with one another virtually in small groups, a key component of LeadingRE events adapted to fit today’s environment.

This year marks the fourth time formal awards were presented in the event’s 13-year history.

“While we could not be together in person to celebrate our winners, the significance of these awards is as impressive as ever. It is an honor for us to recognize these companies and individuals who are leaders not only in their local markets, but also within our global real estate community,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma, who presented the awards along with LeadingRE Chairman of the Board Diane M. Ramirez, Brown Harris Stevens (New York, N.Y., U.S.).

The prestigious Global Leadership Award was presented to Jeremy Hurst, IRG International Realty Group (George Town, Cayman Islands) and Peter Thompson, Barfoot & Thompson (Auckland, New Zealand), in recognition of generosity of time and commitment in supporting LeadingRE’s global growth.

Winning the Global Ambassador Award were Olivier De Chabot, Groupe Immobilier Mercure France (Toulouse, France); Dima Lorenz, Ark Properties Shanghai (Shanghai, China); and Denise Talboy, The Keyes Company (Plantation, Fla., U.S.). These individuals were selected based on their active participation in LeadingRE on many levels, their promotion of the network worldwide and their service as role models for other members.

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

The Rising Star Award was presented to One Global Property Services Singapore & Hong Kong in recognition of its enthusiastic adoption of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® from the first day of membership.

REMEXICO Real Estate (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico) was recognized with the Luxury Trendsetter Award for leadership in the affluent real estate space and exemplary engagement with Luxury Portfolio International®, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s luxury marketing division.

Reality Realty (San Juan, Puerto Rico) was presented the Referral Service Excellence Award for above-and-beyond service and professionalism in handling a challenging cross-border referral.

CIR REALTY (Calgary, AB Canada) received the Referral Accelerator Award for its commitment to increasing referral awareness and assisting clients outside their local market by making introductions to fellow members.

Deasy Penner Podley (Pasadena, Calif., U.S.) and Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services, Inc. (Manila, Philippines) earned the Long Distance Referral Award for collaborating on the referral that traveled the greatest distance to be transacted – 7,294 miles.

The 2021 Global Symposium is scheduled for October 3-5, 2021 in Dubai.

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