Palm Beach, Florida (February 25-26, 2020) — Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate network, hosted its annual global business meeting with Affiliate owners, featuring a mix of formal presentations, moderated panel discussions and small group breakout sessions with attendees sharing real-time experiences and best practices in the prime residential real estate sector. The invitation-only event culminated in an awards ceremony naming the network’s 2020 Affiliates of the Year at the Flagler Museum. The business meetings were held at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach on February 25 and 26 and included an evening event hosted by Premier Estate Properties, the exclusive Affiliate in Palm Beach.
The conference program included guest speakers Chris Downey, an architect who lost his sight and gained a new way of seeing the world; Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at the National Association of REALTORS®; Susan Magrino, Chairman and CEO of MAGRINO; and Michael Breed, television celebrity, professional golf instructor, and host of A New Breed of Golf on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.
Interactive panels explored such topics as managing industry evolution, establishing differentiation, and environmental phenomena. Discussion groups weighed in on managing the brokerage cost structure, agent recruiting, retention and compensation, brokerage expansion, next-generation marketing concepts, engaging clients through events, and how to leverage Christie’s International Real Estate suite of marketing services.
Dan Conn, Chief Executive Officer of Christie’s International Real Estate, said: “The conference locale in Palm Beach, Florida, proved so appropriate for this year’s global meeting. Palm Beach is known for its magnificent estates, beautiful beaches and premier boutiques, galleries and restaurants. The collaboration and exchange of ideas over the two days of meetings, through both guest speakers and networking opportunities, provided our Affiliates with strategies to strengthen and grow their luxury businesses using Christie’s International Real Estate to benefit their local buyers and sellers.”