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REALOGICS SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY REPRESENTS PACIFIC NORTHWEST AS MEMBERS OF THE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE

By Amanda Lybeck |

On April 21 and 22 thirteen members of the Global Partners convened at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Chicago for a two day meeting to discuss international real estate trends, compare marketing successes, share best practices and to network. While more than two dozen global partners comprise the network the Chicago conference drew the most active members that were able to collaborate:

The Global Partners are a collaborative of top-producing brokers and owner affiliates within the Sotheby’s International Realty network that routinely network to share marketing intelligence, showcase listings and refer business on a non-exclusive basis.

“We enjoy contributing to this elite group of industry leaders, which tends to meet more often than the much larger Global Networking Events,” said Stacy Jones, Owner and Vice President for Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “This is an extraordinary think tank of opinion leaders that digest countless topics affecting our business. I always leave inspired and reminded that we are very much living within a global economy and all of our markets are interlinked.”

Above and Below: The Global Partners held roundtable discussions comparing market information, sharing best practices, and listening to several vendor presentations.
Above and Below: The Global Partners held roundtable discussions comparing market information, sharing best practices, and listening to several vendor presentations.

In addition to the meeting agenda several guest speakers presented to the Global Partners including a developer of a new high-rise condominium tower in Chicago, a branding expert and a short film producer. Marketing executives of Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty showcased several creative campaigns that helped them garner greater market share in the Chicago area.

Of course all work and no play would make a Global Partner a dull group so the Jameson International Realty hosts laid up a series of lifestyle experiences, which included a tour of a multi-million penthouse atop the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and extraordinary dining escapades (proving Chicago is in fact a foodie town).

Pictured Above: (Left to Right) Robbie Briggs, Stacy Jones, and buddy Rego enjoy a conversation interrupted by a camera flash.
Pictured Above: (Left to Right) Robbie Briggs, Stacy Jones, and buddy Rego enjoy a conversation interrupted by a camera flash.
Above and Below: The Global Partners enjoy dinner and drinks along with members of International Franchise Servicing team (center below is Vice President Michael Valdes).
Above and Below: The Global Partners enjoy dinner and drinks along with members of International Franchise Servicing team (center below is Vice President Michael Valdes).

Pictured Above: Happy hour commences as David DeSantis of Washington-based TTR Sotheby’s International Realty mingles with Stacy Jones of RSIR and Penny MacIntyre of Bermuda-based Rego Sotheby’s International Realty.

 

Pictured Above and Below: The views of the Chicago skyline wrap around the impressive penthouse condominium at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences.
Pictured Above and Below: The views of the Chicago skyline wrap around the impressive penthouse condominium at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences.

Above and Below: The Global Partners compared the relative value of a Chicago penthouse compared with much more expensive markets like New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Vancouver, B.C.
Above and Below: The Global Partners compared the relative value of a Chicago penthouse compared with much more expensive markets like New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Vancouver, B.C.

“This is what being a part of an international organization is all about,” adds Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “To sit at a table with leaders in their respective markets and collaborate is so very valuable. These relationships are as inspiring as they are fruitful – the market knowledge that is collected and the referrals that are made is additive to our regional businesses.”

Pictured Above: The Last Supper - members of the Global Partnership raise their glasses over another extraordinary meal in Chicago.
Pictured Above: The Last Supper – members of the Global Partnership raise their glasses over another extraordinary meal in Chicago.
Pictured Above: The Global Partners were treated to a surprise visit by corporate executives from Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates, LLC. (From Left: Wendy Purvey, CMO; Stacy Jones; Brandon Spackman; Fran Santangelo; Dean Jones).
Pictured Above: The Global Partners were treated to a surprise visit by corporate executives from Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates, LLC. (From Left: Wendy Purvey, CMO; Stacy Jones; Brandon Spackman; Fran Santangelo; Dean Jones).

The Global Partners meeting was strategically held between the scheduled meetings of the Asian Real Estate Association of America Global & Luxury Conference and the Midwest Networking Event hosted by Chicago-based Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.