Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Announces Promotion of Chris Dietz to President of Global Operations

Chris Dietz has been promoted to President of Global Operations for LeadingRE.

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the global network of top independent real estate firms, has announced the promotion of Chris Dietz to president of global operations.

Chris joined LeadingRE in March 2011 as European director and quickly progressed to executive vice president of global operations in 2016. Before joining LeadingRE, Chris held executive positions at US and European relocation-focused businesses.

In his new role, Chris will be responsible for overseeing LeadingRE’s expanding global business strategy for several of its brands. While being responsible for all regions outside the US, including Canada and Latin America/Caribbean, he will focus on continued growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) regions to increase the network’s business opportunities worldwide across all industry segments, including residential and luxury real estate, commercial real estate, international project marketing and corporate relocation.

Paul Boomsma, CEO of LeadingRE, commented: “We are delighted to announce Chris’ new role as president of global operations at LeadingRE. Since joining the business over 11 years ago, he has been integral to our global growth, in terms of service offerings and coverage, helping us expand our international footprint to over 70 countries. We are looking forward to seeing Chris continue to be an exemplary leader for our team and valued advisor to our global members on the next phase of his journey.”

Dietz said, “As part of the LeadingRE executive leadership team over five years, I’ve really enjoyed building new relationships with our fantastic network of members around the world. I understand the challenges and, more so, the opportunities in the ever-evolving property industry. Over the past decade, we have seen first-hand how connecting like-minded professionals around the globe can benefit independent agents and leaders. Especially in the current global business climate, I see a bright future for our community of the best real estate brands worldwide, which grow even stronger through our flexible business model and unique value proposition.”

LeadingRE currently represents 550 member companies with 4,700 offices and 136,000 sales associates in more than 70 countries. Network members participated in over 1.2 million global transactions last year.

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Winners of HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022 Named



– Over 1.1 million votes cast in annual online search for the most incredible real estate listings. –

 CHICAGO – August 8, 2022 – The winners of the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2022 have been named, based on over 1.1 million votes cast. The annual promotion held on HGTV.com features extraordinary real estate listings, with all 77 finalists represented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® and Luxury Portfolio International®members.

The overall winner is an elegant Florida estate on the Atlantic Ocean represented by William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance, which also earned top honors in the Beachfront Homes category. The artfully crafted Bermuda-style home stands 17 feet above sea level and features stunning panoramic ocean views; a modern swimming pool with a stone deck; and a stunning interior with vaulted ceilings, oversized windows, and a contemporary open plan.

Category winners include Brown Harris Stevens – NYC, Curb Appeal; Chase International, Countryside Retreats; Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Amazing Kitchens; Harry Norman, Realtors, Downtown Dwellings; Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, Outdoor Escapes and Waterside Homes; and john greene Realtor, Homes With a History.

In addition to these categories, a special Global Homes gallery featured exceptional homes from nine countries or territories around the world.

“This is our eleventh year collaborating with HGTV.com on the Ultimate House Hunt, and we are always delighted to see the enthusiastic response to our members’ listings. This year’s winners include a truly impressive collection of homes, representing a wide range of architectural styles. We congratulate the winners and look forward to our continued work with HGTV.com to showcase some of the most stunning real estate listings in the world,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma.

To view the Ultimate House Hunt winners, visit hgtv.com/ultimatehousehuntwinners.


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