Brutal exchange rates, Wall Street volatility, Brazil turned upside-down, Chinese pull-back, falling oil prices and the wacky U.S. elections. This is a perfect storm that unnerves many affluent homebuyers.

The Inman way is to confront these sorts of challenges, have no fear about discussing the elephants in the room and identify the opportunities that may be right in front of us.

So all that and more will be on the agenda at Global Connect at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on April 7, 2016. This stellar gathering represents what a highly-charged and creative executive real estate networking event should be. Cutting edge content, pedigree sponsors, a star-studded lineup of speakers, a world-class setting and unmatched networking opportunities. The attendee list represents global real estate success.

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Cutting-edge content

Global Connect is about connecting the best real estate brokers, realty executives, developers, architects and marketers to map out the outlook for high-end global real estate. Volatility, global change, election jitters and market challenges are just some of the issues that will be discussed and debated by the best and brightest of the industry.

“On stage and in the audience: The one common denominator is success, real estate people who know what they are doing, know how to seek out opportunities, and know how to overcome market adversity,” said Inman publisher Brad Inman. “Our guests do not have time to waste, so we insist on valuable takeaways, insights and market forecasts.”

The speakers and topics

On stage, attendees will hear from a diverse group of 25 real estate executives, top producers, tech stars and luminaries, including:

  • Related’s CEO Jeff T. Blau
  • Will Zeckendorf
  • Architecture critic Paul Goldberger
  • Top producer Dolly Lenz
  • SHVO CEO Michael Shvo
  • Sara Gore, NBC Open House host
  • Halstead’s Louise Phillips Forbes
  • Fortune’s Leigh Gallagher
  • Million Dollar Listing star Justin Fichelson
  • Matthew Bannister from DBOX
  • Stuart Siegal from Engel & Volkers
  • Designer Geoff Cook
  • Ryan Serhant from Nest Seekers
  • Leonard Steinberg and Robert Reffkin from Compass

We will cover the important issues facing the industry, such as bringing product to market in volatile times, changing public policies and new demands, technology that brings global buyers, sales techniques that work and product alternatives appearing in the market.

The setting

Offering a bird’s-eye view of the city, the Mandarin Oriental New York is a five-star luxury hotel that offers a stunning setting and off-the-chart views of Manhattan with the ultimate in service, comfort and style. High above the iconic New York skyline, the setting offers a celebrated restaurant and a world-renowned spa in the hotel and some of the most noted restaurants, shops, bars and clubs nearby.

The networking

Networking opportunities at Global Connect are spread throughout the event, including two three-hour networking cocktail receptions, an attendee breakfast mingle and a two-hour luncheon session with participation by the speakers and high-level executives from around the globe.

The sponsors

Support for the event comes from the top real estate firms including media sponsor The Wall Street Journal and real estate companies Engle & Volkers, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Halstead CompanyCorcoran Real Estate, Dolly Lenz Real Estate and others.

The sponsors receive premium seating and branding. For last-minute sponsor opportunities, contact

“This is the place to be on April 7,” said real estate broker Dolly Lenz.

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