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Global real estate often means hours in an airplane

Real Estate Connect Speaker Profile

Simon Baker knows all too well how the real estate industry is becoming more global. As CEO of realestate.com.au, Baker oversees a business that has a footprint in countries with an 11-hour time difference. Realestate.com.au is an online real estate portal for Australia. Baker joined the company in 2001. Prior to leading realestate.com.au, Baker was chief business development officer at News Interactive, chief technology officer in a U.S. start-up and spent five years with McKinsey & Co., providing strategic and organizational advice to senior management at major Australian companies. Baker will speak during Real Estate Connect in New York City, Jan. 11-13, 2006. Here are his answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News: Panel or session at Connect: The Web Lead Machine: What Consumers are doing on the Internet. What style of home do you live in today and when did you buy it? I have four homes: a town house in Sydney, a flat in Melbourne, a hotel room in London and an airline se...