Dean Jones to represent the Emerald City in lively “Vancouver vs. Seattle” event sponsored by AREAA
Following the highly anticipated AREAA Global Luxury Summit taking place in Seattle April 7th to 9th, Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty will head north and join AREAA’s Vancouver chapter for A Tale of Two Cities: “Vancouver vs. Seattle.” The event will take place on April 11th, with additional details including location, time, and other featured speakers to be announced soon.
Seattle Emerges as Top City in Juwai.com Search Enquiries
Juwai.com recently released their 2018 Chinese Consumer International Travel Survey, and it reveals that more Mainland Chinese consumers are looking to purchase international property than ever. Many buyers are turning to the United States, taking advantage of the extended Lunar New Year Golden Week holiday to travel to destinations where they may view properties or purchase real estate. Travel plans during the Golden Week celebration include sold out flights to Seattle, now serviced by Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Delta Airlines with direct service between Seattle and Chinese airports.
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) will cohost a session for their Corporate Executive Briefing Series at the NEXUS Sales Center on March 7th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm. The “Marketing Your Business in China” event will be presented by David Zhou, Founder of IM2China – a leading marketing agency that specializes in digital campaigns within China.
On Sunday, February 18th members of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty’s (RSIR) Asia Services Group and their guests will attend the sold out Lunar New Year celebration at the Zadart Exotic Car Club in downtown Bellevue. The 8,000 square foot showroom and club lounge building will host over 150 affluent Chinese-American guests and clients including a number of event sponsors alongside RSIR – the region’s global leader in local real estate.
On February 24th, 2018 the Hong Kong Business Association of Washington (HKBAW) will host its 11th Annual Lunar New Year Gala and Auction. Every year, the gala supports a local non-profit organization, and this year’s proceeds will benefit ArtsFund, an organization dedicated to supporting art sectors throughout King and Pierce Counties with a strong background of advocacy on local and national levels.
The Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) will be holding their 38th Annual Gala on March 28th, 2018. This coveted event will offer the opportunity to celebrate advances in relations between the U.S. and China commercially, educationally and culturally. A leading organization in strengthening Washington state’s relationship with China, the WSRC announced that speakers Admiral Samuel J. Locklear and Ambassador Gary Locke will provide insight at the upcoming event.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty offers insight into influx of visitors to Seattle during Golden Week celebration
As a recent article published by China Daily confirms, Lunar New Year has become a popular time for Chinese mainlanders to take advantage of their extended holiday and visit the United States for both recreation and house hunting. Citing a recent Juwai survey outlining travel patterns, the article says that 92-percent of respondents indicated they planned to travel in 2018, with the United States ranking first on the list of destinations. What’s more, is nearly half of those surveyed said they may view properties while on holiday for Lunar New Year during Golden Week.
The annual AREAA Global Luxury Summit is in our backyard again this year, as hundreds of international and luxury real estate professionals will gather April 7th to 9th to network and share ideas at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, was invited to speak on “Making Your Market Matter” to discuss the Seattle’s growing international interest and the firm’s successful Asia Services Group.
As an alumna of Cornish College of the Arts, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty broker Marianne Francis is passionate about supporting her alma mater and the students that grace its halls. In autumn 2017, she was proud to co-chair the school’s annual gala, which helped raise $677,000 to fund student scholarships. True to the Cornish heritage, the evening’s entertainment included performances by Lady Rizo, a Grammy-winning performance artist and alumna of the Theatre program, and Amy O’Neal, an award-winning dancer and choreographer.