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October 16 • Tuesday

Sponsored by

LENGTH: 120 MINS

October 17 • Wednesday

Pick up your badge and enjoy a light continental breakfast before the event.

Wintergarden - Lobby Level

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Want to pick the brains of real estate’s elite? Here’s your chance to dive deep into the tactics and strategies that breed success. Get one-on-one face time with the icons of the industry in an intimate round table setting. Ask them whatever you want and get guidance, advice and counsel.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Gary Gold
Speaker
Gary Gold
Executive VP, Hilton & Hyland Real Estate
Jerrod Jones
Speaker
Jerrod Jones
Managing Partner at THE H&J GROUP, Nest Seekers International
Doug Leibinger
Speaker
Doug Leibinger
Founding Member/Broker, Compass
Rochelle Maize
Speaker
Rochelle Maize
Executive Director of Luxury Estates, Nourmand & Associates
Tomer Fridman
Speaker
Tomer Fridman
Global Director International Markets, Compass
Michael Dreyfus
Speaker
Michael Dreyfus
Real Estate Professional, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Tracy McLaughlin
Speaker
Tracy McLaughlin
Luxury Property Specialist, Pacific Union International
Branden Williams
Speaker
Branden Williams
Agent, Hilton & Hyland
Rayni Williams
Speaker
Rayni Williams
Agent, Hilton & Hyland
Aaron Kirman
Speaker
Aaron Kirman
President, Pacific Union International
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan
Speaker
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan
President, Stribling and Associates
Sally Forster Jones
Speaker
Sally Forster Jones
Executive Director of Luxury Estates, Compass
Toni Haber
Speaker
Toni Haber
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Compass
Mauricio Umansky
Speaker
Mauricio Umansky
CEO, The Agency
Hans Grevenstrale
Speaker
Hans Grevenstrale
Managing Partner at THE H&J GROUP, Nest Seekers International
Chris Lim
Speaker
Chris Lim
Founder and CEO, Climb Real Estate

LENGTH: 45 MINS

“In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains. But In the future, they’ll be about heart.”  How do you develop relationship excellence?

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Brad Inman
Speaker
Brad Inman
Founder, Inman
Katie Kossev
Speaker
Katie Kossev
Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate

LENGTH: 15 MINS

Managing your business, catering to your clients every need and being “on” 24/7 can be exhausting work that allows little time for contemplating your own happiness. Get ready to be inspired and learn simple techniques for incorporating more happiness, satisfaction and balance into your day-to-day.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Valerie Alexander
Speaker
Valerie Alexander
Author, CEO, & Entrepreneur, Speak Happiness

LENGTH: 30 MINS

Agents have never had more choices, how do you sort out where to go, and what is most important about where you land?

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Brad Inman
Moderator
Brad Inman
Founder, Inman
Mauricio Umansky
Speaker
Mauricio Umansky
CEO, The Agency
Tami Pardee
Speaker
Tami Pardee
Owner, Halton Pardee and Partners
Robert Reffkin
Speaker
Robert Reffkin
Founder and CEO, Compass
Vija Williams
Speaker
Vija Williams
Director of Growth, Ben Kinney Brokerages, Keller Williams
Chris Lim
Speaker
Chris Lim
Founder and CEO, Climb Real Estate

LENGTH: 30 MINS

Get a blueprint for how to increase your credibility and influence as a thought leader through social media without having to hire social media consultant. (No cheesy memes required).

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Dustin Luther
Speaker
Dustin Luther
Online Marketing and Social Media Strategy, Creditsafe USA

LENGTH: 20 MINS

Step 1: Best Practices for Engaging the Wealthy Step 2: How Wealth Managers Do It Step 3: How to Serve as Your Client's Real Estate Wealth Advisor Step 4: Technology to Generate Wealth Reports

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Nela Richardson
Speaker
Nela Richardson
Investment Strategist, Edward Jones
David Friedman
Speaker
David Friedman
Co-Founder, WealthQuotient
Michael Dunn
Speaker
Michael Dunn
Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
Arash Nassi
Speaker
Arash Nassi
Managing Director, The Vantage Group at Morgan Stanley
Diane Ramirez
Speaker
Diane Ramirez
Chairman & CEO, Halstead Real Estate
Michael Dreyfus
Speaker
Michael Dreyfus
Real Estate Professional, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Kevin Greene
Speaker
Kevin Greene
Principal, Business Development, CoreLogic
Ashlee Miller
Speaker
Ashlee Miller
Business Development Manager, Homebot

LENGTH: 80 MINS

Social media can help launch an agent into luxury, but how do you keep the momentum, freshness and connections going from connection to close year after year. Find out from experts in the industry.  

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Katie Kossev
Moderator
Katie Kossev
Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate
Chase Nuttall
Speaker
Chase Nuttall
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Nest Seekers International
Rayni Williams
Speaker
Rayni Williams
Agent, Hilton & Hyland
Branden Williams
Speaker
Branden Williams
Agent, Hilton & Hyland

LENGTH: 20 MINS

Take part in an interactive conversation over lunch to discuss the biggest trends and challenges facing the luxury real estate industry today. Some of the topics include:

    • Navigating Bidding Wars in the Luxury Market
    • Managing and Growing Your Referral Business
    • Luxury Home Design Trends
    • Innovation for the Win: How Brokerages Can Leverage Technology to Compete
    • The Price Reduction Conversation, Navigating Negotiation with Luxury Clients
    • Daily Habits of Successful Luxury Agents
    • The Importance of Brand Continuity

Le Grand & Petite - Mezzanine Level

Lisa Fettner
Speaker
Lisa Fettner
VP of Marketing, ReferralExchange
Lesli Akers
Speaker
Lesli Akers
President, Keller Williams Luxury International
Anita Head
Speaker
Anita Head
Executive Vice President, Paragon Real Estate Group
Laura Cordovano
Speaker
Laura Cordovano
Director Marketing and Sales, Four Seasons Los Angeles
Moya Skillman
Speaker
Moya Skillman
Broker, Foster Realty at Compass
Valerie Alexander
Speaker
Valerie Alexander
Author, CEO, & Entrepreneur, Speak Happiness
David Friedman
Speaker
David Friedman
Co-Founder, WealthQuotient
Nela Richardson
Speaker
Nela Richardson
Investment Strategist, Edward Jones
Anne Colvin
Speaker
Anne Colvin
Director, Member Services, Luxury Portfolio
Sam Chapin
Speaker
Sam Chapin
Agent, Engel & Völkers
Kofi Nartey
Speaker
Kofi Nartey
National Dir. Sports & Entertainment Division, Compass
Roh Habibi
Speaker
Roh Habibi
Broker Associate, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Morgan Carey
Speaker
Morgan Carey
Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters, Inc.
Laura Brady
Speaker
Laura Brady
President & Founder, Concierge Auctions, LLC
Dustin Luther
Speaker
Dustin Luther
Online Marketing and Social Media Strategy, Creditsafe USA
Vija Williams
Speaker
Vija Williams
Director of Growth, Ben Kinney Brokerages, Keller Williams
Nicole Beauchamp
Speaker
Nicole Beauchamp
Global Real Estate Advisor, Engel & Völkers New York City
James Sanders
Speaker
James Sanders
Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Estate Properties
Chase Nuttall
Speaker
Chase Nuttall
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson, Nest Seekers International
Simeon Garratt
Speaker
Simeon Garratt
Co-Founder and CEO, Spark

LENGTH: 75 MINS

Choose your own luxury adventure during small group activities held onsite at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and out and about in Los Angeles. Follow your mood and network with top producers along the way.

LENGTH: 165 MINS

From luxury brands likes Porsche, to customized motorcycles - experience the most recognizable icons of the road during a tour of one of the world’s premier automotive museums. You’ll also hear from a special guest on how to differentiate yourself online.

Petersen Automotive Museum

Jessica Chou
Speaker
Jessica Chou
Producer, Girls' Pit Stop
Katie Kossev
Speaker
Katie Kossev
Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate

LENGTH: 165 MINS

Sit back, relax and take in an afternoon of meditation and matcha at the famed Unplug Meditation Studio in West Hollywood. After you get your zen on you’ll hear from a successful business entrepreneur who will share how you can create a better work/life balance and be more successful in your day to day.

Unplug Meditation

Suze Yalof Schwartz
Speaker
Suze Yalof Schwartz
CEO and Founder, Unplug Meditation
Nina Dosanjh
Speaker
Nina Dosanjh
Realtor, Vanguard Properties

LENGTH: 150 MINS

During this interactive session onsite at the Beverly Hills Wilshire you’ll get tips from the trenches on how to best incorporate the latest trends, where to invest and where to get the look for less.

Beverly Wilshire

Nicole Pollard
Speaker
Nicole Pollard
Founder, LaLaLuxe
Tiffany McQuaid
Speaker
Tiffany McQuaid
President, McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services

LENGTH: 135 MINS

Join in for an afternoon of Japanese whisky tasting and great conversation at The District. Deepen your knowledge of various whiskeys and pick up tips on how to use your personal passion to grow your community and network of clients.

The District

Kim Ohanneson
Speaker
Kim Ohanneson
President, Women Who Whiskey
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan
Speaker
Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan
President, Stribling and Associates

LENGTH: 135 MINS

 The Paley Center boasts one of the largest public archives of television and radio programming. Enjoy a private tour of the museum and hear from special guest Dea Lawrence, CMO of Variety on how you can up your digital marketing game.

The Paley Center for Media

Dea Lawrence
Speaker
Dea Lawrence
CMO, Variety
Laura Monroe
Speaker
Laura Monroe
Vice President of Growth and Partner Collective, Sequel

Sponsored by

LENGTH: 165 MINS

Get to know LA’s most well-known architectural home style during a tour of The Lew House in the Hollywood Hills. Built by renowned architect Richard Neutra, the home exemplifies California Mid Century Modernism. Get insights from an architectural expert on the most in demand homes for the well-heeled.

The Lew House

Ron Radziner
Speaker
Ron Radziner
Design Principal, Marmol Radziner
Jennifer Egbert
Speaker
Jennifer Egbert
Realtor, Modern Luxury Real Estate

LENGTH: 165 MINS

Join your fellow Luxury Connect guests up on the Rodeo terrace for an evening of food, drinks & conversations, all while enjoying the gorgeous sunset over Rodeo Dr.

Rodeo Terrace, Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Sponsored by

LENGTH: 120 MINS

October 18 • Thursday

Pick up your badge and enjoy a light continental breakfast before the event.

Wintergarden - Lobby Level

LENGTH: 120 MINS

Kick off the second day of Luxury Connect in mastermind-inspired group discussions where you can learn from others and get answers to some of your most challenging business problems.   

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Paul Benson
Speaker
Paul Benson
Private Office Advisor, Engel & Völkers Park City
Sara Sutachan
Speaker
Sara Sutachan
VP of Industry Relations & Strategic Initiatives, California Association of Realtors
Spyro Kemble
Speaker
Spyro Kemble
Realtor, Surterre Properties
Tiffany McQuaid
Speaker
Tiffany McQuaid
President, McQuaid & Company Real Estate Services
Craig Hogan
Speaker
Craig Hogan
Vice President of Luxury, Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Stephen Shapiro
Speaker
Stephen Shapiro
Chairman, Westside Estate Agency
Meridith Baer
Speaker
Meridith Baer
CEO, Meridith Baer Home
Anthony Marguleas
Speaker
Anthony Marguleas
Broker and Owner, Amalfi Estates
Audie Chamberlain
Speaker
Audie Chamberlain
Founder, LION & ORB
Jennifer Berman
Speaker
Jennifer Berman
Partner, Berman and Pollinger
Michael Williamson
Speaker
Michael Williamson
SVP-LA Regional Manager-Brokerage Manager, Sotheby's International Realty
Laura Monroe
Speaker
Laura Monroe
Vice President of Growth and Partner Collective, Sequel
Scott Curcio
Speaker
Scott Curcio
Broker Associate, Baird & Warner
Christophe Choo
Speaker
Christophe Choo
Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

LENGTH: 60 MINS

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Sam Chapin
Speaker
Sam Chapin
Agent, Engel & Völkers
Lisa Fettner
Speaker
Lisa Fettner
VP of Marketing, ReferralExchange
Morgan Carey
Speaker
Morgan Carey
Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters, Inc.
Anne Colvin
Speaker
Anne Colvin
Director, Member Services, Luxury Portfolio
Roh Habibi
Speaker
Roh Habibi
Broker Associate, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
Laura Brady
Speaker
Laura Brady
President & Founder, Concierge Auctions, LLC
Kofi Nartey
Speaker
Kofi Nartey
National Dir. Sports & Entertainment Division, Compass
James Sanders
Speaker
James Sanders
Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Estate Properties

LENGTH: 20 MINS

Get a front row seat as legendary real estate expert and coach Tom Ferry walks us through the most common mistakes an agent can make, what you can do to prevent them and how to catapult yourself to prosperity.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Tom Ferry
Speaker
Tom Ferry
Founder, Tom Ferry International

LENGTH: 30 MINS

This courageous leader will share her story and insights on leadership.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Sara Sutachan
Moderator
Sara Sutachan
VP of Industry Relations & Strategic Initiatives, California Association of Realtors
Louisette Geiss
Speaker
Louisette Geiss
Westside Sales VP, Former: Producer, Actress,, Writer

LENGTH: 20 MINS

It’s a different ball game when it comes to working with celebrities and athletes as clients. Hear about some of the key tactics and best practices for fostering relationships with them.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Kofi Nartey
Speaker
Kofi Nartey
National Dir. Sports & Entertainment Division, Compass

LENGTH: 15 MINS

Learn how experts in the industry have handled some of the thorniest negotiations throughout their careers and get advice on how to approach your future negotiations with confidence.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Pamela Liebman
Moderator
Pamela Liebman
President and CEO, The Corcoran Group
Peter Kim
Speaker
Peter Kim
Professor of Management and Organization, USC Marshall School of Business
Joyce Rey
Speaker
Joyce Rey
Global Luxury Property Specialist, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Sally Forster Jones
Speaker
Sally Forster Jones
Executive Director of Luxury Estates, Compass

LENGTH: 30 MINS

In a time of unprecedented contact across cultures, get insights on how to better connect and avoid culture clash in your international business dealings.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Joe Lurie
Speaker
Joe Lurie
Executive Director Emeritus, University of California Berkeley International House

LENGTH: 30 MINS

Establishing trust with clients often takes time, but there are simple things that you can do to build rapport and strengthen connections from the get-go, turning a causal connection into a lifetime client. Hear from the experts as they explain how they’ve done it.

Ballroom - Lobby Level

Katie Kossev
Moderator
Katie Kossev
Managing Broker, Intero Real Estate
Anna Riley
Speaker
Anna Riley
Broker, Windermere Real Estate
Jeffrey Gibson
Speaker
Jeffrey Gibson
Brokerage Manager, Sotheby’s International Realty
Toni Haber
Speaker
Toni Haber
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Compass

LENGTH: 20 MINS

Ballroom - Lobby Level

LENGTH: 15 MINS

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