LEADING THE DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES


Tami Pardee

Tami Halton Pardee’s expertise in Southern California real estate, entrepreneurship and philanthropy is unrivaled. As Founder and CEO of Halton Pardee + Partners Tami has built a concierge real estate company comprised of a specialized team that understands the life-changing decisions that comes with buying a home. As a result of her vision and tenacity, the company has sold over $3.7 billion worth of residential and commercial properties since inception in 2004.

Realizing the importance of giving back, Tami also founded the Life Change Warriors program, that recently surpassed $1.3 million in community donations. Via active participation and significant financial contributions to local charities that have a direct impact on the lives of those in need, the Life Change Warriors program has worked with Harvest Home, Teen Project, Homeless Task Force, Venice Community Housing Corporation, and many more to tackle the issues important to Westside residents.

In recognition of her work as both an entrepreneur as well as her focus on charity, Good Housekeeping presented Tami in the 2016 Awesome Women Award and she earned a nomination by the Los Angeles Business Journal for Philanthropist of the Year in 2016.

Other recent recognitions include:

  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Los Angeles’ 500 Most Influential People” and #50 in “Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses” for the past two years
  • The Hollywood Reporter’s list of Top Realtors from 2015-2018
  • The company is featured in the Thousand Real Trends/The Wall Street Journal and the #3 sales team in the U.S.A., the #1 brokerage on the Westside and #1 team in California
  • Over 640+ 5-star Zillow reviews from clients

Tami received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her MBA from Loyola Marymount University. She is a frequent panelist and guest speaker at life empowerment, entrepreneurship and real estate events.

Not one to let a diagnosis of MS keep her down, Tami also is an active member of the Santa Monica chapter of the YPO, and busy raising her 4 kids. She embraces peace and big love every day.

Rayni Williams

Specializing in high-end real estate, Rayni Romito Williams has established a remarkable record with more than $4 billion in career sales. Her in-depth knowledge of market trends and luxury inventory, paired with her energetic and confident disposition has made her one of the nation’s top-producing female agents.

Growing up in a family of developers, Rayni is no stranger to the world of real estate. After initially moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in journalism, Rayni landed in the lending business – both career providing her with a unique skillset to creatively market and understand the financial business behind each transaction.

In 2005, Rayni returned to her real estate roots when she joined a Beverly Hills-based brokerage and immediately began to prove herself as an honest and passionate real estate professional. Shortly thereafter, Rayni met then colleague Branden Williams and began partnering on some of the most notable deals in LA. Growly quickly, Rayni and Branden developed an impressive roster of clientele, which now includes Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez, Bruce Makowsky, Mika Kelly, Max Martin, and many more.

More than a decade later, Rayni and Branden are still setting records in the Los Angeles real estate market. With more than $1 billion in sales in Trousdale and records in Beverly Hills, the Bird Streets and Los Feliz, the power couple continues to be nationally recognized as a top-producing team. Rayni has been nationally and locally recognized for her impressive work, and has earned notable accolades including, The Wall Street Journal’s Top-Producing Agents, Variety’s Real Estate Elite, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Real Estate Agents. Additionally, she has provided real estate expert commentary for various top-tier national news outlets including Wall Street JournalLA TimesForbesCNNBusiness InsiderBloomberg TV, Fox Business, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, and more.

Rayni is an active member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been recognized by the local community for her charitable work. In 2017, Branden and Rayni were honored for their extensive work with the Zimmer’s Children Museum, and in 2015, Rayni received Angeleno’s Altruist of the Year award.

Tom Ferry

Tom Ferry is the #1 ranked Real Estate Educator by Swanepoel Power 200 and the best-selling author of “Life! By Design” and “Mindset, Model and Marketing!”

As Founder and CEO of Tom Ferry International, the real estate industry’s leading estate coaching and training company, Tom’s ever-growing influence impacts professionals through rigorous accountability coaching, the popular #TomFerryShow delivering free, fresh and relevant real estate tips weekly, highly engaging training events, two best-selling books, and as a noted keynote speaker.

Tom has more than 30,000 hours of coaching experience and works daily to help agents and brokers grow a prosperous business while simultaneously balancing — and loving — their personal lives.

He is also a highly sought-after and renowned speaker whose charisma and personality have captivated audiences around the world. Tom’s love and passion for life is fueled by a commitment to discipline and holding professionals accountable to fulfill their greatness.

Peter Kim

Peter Kim is a Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and the Chair of the Academy of Management’s Conflict Management Division. He is a widely published expert on negotiation whose research has received ten national/international awards and been featured by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio. He has taught courses on negotiation at the MBA and Executive Levels for over 20 years, not only at USC but also at Washington University in St. Louis and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (for which he won a teaching award). He is also a highly sought-after speaker who has given talks throughout the world, both at top business schools (including Harvard, Stanford, INSEAD, Chicago, and Wharton) and for a wide range of industries (including real estate, banking, journalism, private equity, technology, and health care).

Joe Lurie

Joe Lurie is Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley's International House, a dynamic multi-national residential program center serving the campus, local community, and 1,000 residents from 75 plus countries annually.  Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding for the promotion of a more peaceful world.   

He served in this role for two decades and subsequently has been an active teacher and intercultural trainer at UC Berkeley and consultant on cross-cultural communications. Clients in the U.S. and around the world include: Google, Google.org; Chevron; American Express; The Peace Corps; The Institute of International Education; Upwardly Global; Street Smart Brazil;  The World Affairs Council of Northern California; The University of Colorado; Cal Discoveries Travel; and Tsinghua University in Beijing, among others.

A former Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, Joe directed programs in France, Kenya, and Ghana for the School for International Training, and served as Vice-President for AFS Intercultural Programs in the U.S. and National Study Abroad Chair for NAFSA: Association of International Educators. His writings have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and were highlighted on National Public Radio. Author of the recently released award-winning book, Perception and Deception, A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures

He was featured in a PBS documentary broadcast across the U.S. and in China, and has been interviewed by The Travel Channel.  Joe holds an advanced degree and diploma in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an M.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal.   

Gary Gold

Gary Gold is a marquee name in Los Angeles luxury real estate and one its most successful technology marketers.  He's an internationally recognized marketing and luxury real estate expert in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood and the Sunset Strip.  Gary is further distinguished by the rare ability to secure high net worth, qualified buyers from internet leads.  This success, year after year, continues to produce a steady stream of buyers from not only the Los Angeles area, but throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Gary has sold thousands of estates and luxury properties over the course of his career.   A sought after expert, Gary has been cited for publications and broadcasts that include Access HollywoodCBS Evening NewsWall Street Journal & Barron's. Gary currently stars on HGTV's Selling Los Angeles.

Gary Gold began his career in real estate over 25 years ago and has been a top producer and the Executive Vice President with Hilton & Hyland since its inception.

Robert Reffkin

Robert Reffkin is the Founder & CEO of Compass, a technology-driven real estate platform. Prior to Compass, Robert worked at Goldman Sachs as Chief of Staff to the President & COO following five years working in the firm's private equity arm. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he worked at Lazard and McKinsey & Company. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury. He was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg to serve on the NYC Workforce Investment Board and the NYC Board of Education, known as the Panel for Educational Policy. He also founded New York Needs You (the most time intensive career mentoring program in NYC) and founded Bronx Success Academy 1 elementary school. He received a B.A. and M.B.A. from Columbia University. He recently completed 50 marathons, one in each U.S. state, to raise $1 million for youth education and enrichment programs.

Diane Ramirez

A greatly respected and passionate leader, Diane M. Ramirez is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halstead Real Estate. Under her thoughtful and careful leadership, Mrs. Ramirez has strategically grown the firm from its original goal of three storefront offices in the most important communities in Manhattan to its current size of nearly three dozen strategically located offices with 1,300 agents throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Riverdale, the Hamptons, Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Licensed in New York, Connecticut and Florida, Mrs. Ramirez has been an active real estate executive and broker for more than three decades. She started her career in Palm Beach, Florida where she worked as an agent for a number of years before returning to her hometown - New York City - where she quickly became a top real estate broker. She and Clark Halstead together founded Halstead in the Fall of 1984. Their vision for the company was a high-end firm that utilized advanced technology combined with old fashioned elegance that covered all segments of the market and was located in the communities that they serviced. Due to their vision, Halstead became the first big firm to utilize storefront offices in Manhattan as well as the first to be on the West Side and in Downtown. They worked closely together growing the firm organically and were purchased by Terra Holdings in 2001, who helped grow the firm to the size it is today.

Mrs. Ramirez was appointed by the Governor to the Department of State Real Estate Board in 2010 and is still an active member. She is also a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), where she currently serves on the Board of Governors, their Executive Advisory Board and as Co-Chairman of their Board of Directors of the Residential Division. Diane was an early supporter of REBNY and has played an integral role on many of the committees including Ethics, Education and Admissions. In addition, she is an accredited continuing education teacher for the State.

An active member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for more than 20 years, Mrs. Ramirez serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors along with other top real estate executives from all over the world. LeadingRE is a selective global community of over 550 independent real estate firms and 128,000 associates producing over one million transactions valued at $351 billion annually.

Over the course of her career, Mrs. Ramirez has been consistently recognized for her dedication, guidance, passion, commitment and enthusiasm to real estate. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® presented Mrs. Ramirez with their prestigious Leadership Award, which honors a member broker for outstanding leadership achievements. Mrs. Ramirez was also the honored recipient of the Henry Forster award, an annual REBNY award presented to a real estate professional with an outstanding record of achievement and conduct both within the industry and the community. Additionally, she was named the '2016 Real Estate Person of the Year' by the Institute of Real Estate Management, an award recognizing outstanding achievements within the real estate industry. Mrs. Ramirez is routinely ranked by the New York Observer as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in New York Real Estate.

Mrs. Ramirez is involved in philanthropy both in and out of the real estate community. REBNY recognized her community service by presenting her with the Kenneth R. Gerrety Humanitarian Award, an award that honors REBNY members' outstanding service to the community. In addition, she has been presented with the New York Moves 'Power Women' honor, the City & State 'CSR Responsible 100' and the OTTY 'Eastsider of the Year' Award, each of which acknowledge outstanding involvement in the community. Mrs. Ramirez was also honored by the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter with the Celine Marcus Community Service Award. She and her husband, Sam Ramirez, are long-standing supporters of the Valerie Fund in New Jersey (an organization which helps children with cancer), and were honored at their annual Thanksgiving Gala for their outstanding involvement and dedication to the charity.

Mrs. Ramirez resides in Manhattan with her husband, Sam Ramirez, who is the founder and CEO of the investment banking firm, Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. Their son, his wife and their three children also dwell in Manhattan; and, their daughter resides in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Joyce Rey

With more than USD 4 billion in career sales, Joyce Rey is one of the most respected names in luxury real estate worldwide. At the helm of an award-winning team, her name has consistently appeared on “best of” lists for both her real estate production and her personal and professional influence. Recent accolades include “The Los Angeles 500 Most Influential People” (L.A. Business Journal), “Top 20 Luxury Brokers in L.A. County” by (The Real Deal Los Angeles)
and “Top 10 Real Estate Power Players” (Haute Living). Additionally, Joyce remains passionately dedicated to philanthropic projects including UNICEF, Blue Ribbon, and the Public Library Foundation.

Stephen Shapiro

Stephen has been a top producing broker and a leader in the Los Angeles community for decades.  After graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1969 he moved to Los Angleles.  He entered the real estate business in 1975 specializing in high-end leasing, gradually moved to selling and became partner in the Beverly Hills agency, Stan Herman and Associates, which became Stan Herman Stephen Shapiro and Associates in the 1980's.  Stephen opened Westside Estate Agency in 1999 with partner Kurt Rappaport specializing in High Net Worth sales.  The company annually participates in a dramatically disproportionate share of the $15m+ market.  The company's average sale in 2015 was over $9m. Westside Estate Agency represents leaders of industry, entertainment and technology and do so with exemplary service and discretion. The company has offices in Beverly Hills, Malibu and Miami.

Sally Forster Jones

Sally’s professional progression over the past forty plus years has resulted in her becoming one of the top real estate brokers in Southern California and beyond. As of 2018, Sally is the Executive Director of Luxury Estates at Compass, the leading luxury real estate tech platform, at their Beverly Hills offices. Before Compass, Sally was President of Luxury Estates for Pacific Union International. In 2015 she was ranked the #9 team nationally of all brokers in all companies by WSJ Real Trends for total sales volume. Sally closed $356,000,000+ in total sales in 2017 alone and she is constantly setting the bar for Los Angeles real estate. She has closed approximately $5 billion in total sales over her entire career. Sally draws on years of real estate experience and a genuine passion for the business. Her extensive industry knowledge ranges from residential sales, luxury and architecturally significant properties, new developments, multi-family and commercial transactions.

Sally frequently sets new real estate records. In 2014 she made Beverly Hills real estate history with the sale of 1181 Hillcrest to her client Markus Persson, Swedish billionaire and creator of Minecraft, for $70 million – the most expensive sale ever in Beverly Hills. In 2015 she set a new record in Cheviot Hills, closing the highest recorded sale price ever in the neighborhood for $5,875,000. In addition, she has represented a variety of unique and trophy properties including the Spelling Manor which was, at the time, the highest priced residential property listed for sale at $150,000,000.

Sally is an expert in the luxury real estate market in Los Angeles and internationally. She has spoken on local and international panels and has been quoted in prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg, CNN, and Forbes. She has also appeared on programs for CNBC, NBCLA, and others, and was interviewed live for CNN Money.

Sally has enlisted a team of experts to assist in the entire process of getting a home sold. In addition to the entire Compass organization, she employs real estate experts, marketing professionals, interior designers and agents to facilitate in the sales, escrow and marketing of each property.

Creative and outstanding marketing is one of Sally’s hallmarks. She works with each client to create a marketing plan tailored specifically for the individual property that targets local, national, and international buyers, business and financial managers, and brokers. She utilizes innovative technology to enhance each listing in print publications, and multiple real estate websites, to reach audiences quickly across the globe.

Laura Brady

As the president of international luxury real estate auction firm Concierge Auctions, Laura Brady is responsible for leading the company and it’s aggressive growth. In only eight years, she drove the firm to a billion dollars in sales and placement on Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Laura’s knowledge of high-net-worth clientele and her insight into the luxury real estate market have led her to be profiled by CNBC Money, Bloomberg, the Today Show, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, among others. She has been named “One of the 100 most influential people in real estate” by Inman News for the past three years.

While Laura has a keen eye for branding and design, she is also a numbers wiz. These dueling traits led the Neiman Marcus Group to select her as a top corporate recruit from the University of Texas at Austin when she was only 20 years old. But inevitably, a lifelong love of real estate drew her in. After a quick stint of rising to be one of the top-selling luxury agents in the country, Laura was one of few who foresaw the pending market decline and wasn’t afraid to take action. She founded Concierge Auctions and has been revolutionizing the industry since. Other credentials include being a wife and mother to three daughters.

Jennifer Berman

Jennifer is a recognized expert in real estate technical systems and is a proven manager, coach, and national speaker.

Jennifer has earned a reputation as one of real estate’s first technology speakers and consultants. In that role, she has helped brokers, managers, and agents with a variety of business-building techniques. These include such critical factors as marketing strategies, personal branding, time management and social media effectiveness. Jennifer has had the rare privilege to personally coach and consult the top agents and teams throughout North America for 15 years.

Jennifer is E-Pro certified, and first gained notoriety as a real estate systems expert while product manager and senior system consultant at Top Producer Systems, a real estate technology firm that became a public company with Realtor.com.

Aaron Kirman

Aaron Kirman, President of the International Estates Division of Pacific Union International is one of the leading real estate agents in the USA and has repeatedly been named Top Agent in Los Angeles. He has an extensive client base featuring those who seek the luxury lifestyle including heads of industry, celebrities, royalty, major lending institutions and foreign investors.

As a prominent figure in the luxury real estate market, Aaron has received International acclaim from the Architectural and Estate communities and represents some of the most exclusive residences across the globe including: Frank Lloyd Wrights Ennis House, Richard Neutras Kaufmann Residence, Frank Gehrys Schnabel House , Lions Gate by Paul Williams and the only Oscar Niemeyer in North America.

Aaron’s vast knowledge and expertise in selling exclusive properties has helped him to procure some of the highest prices in Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, Beverly Hills PO and Malibu. His most recent price record in Hollywood set the bar at $4,722 price per sq foot, representing both the seller and buyer on Case Study 21.

Aaron attributes his success to his vast marketing and advertising strategies, partners, market knowledge, exclusive contact base and true love of luxury sales. He is sought by many developers to sell multi-unit projects including a private island in the Pacific, Turks and Caicos, and the W Hotels. Many developers, architects and designers contact Aaron prior to construction and completion of their projects to take advantage of his long track record of success to insure the design, architecture and plan would appeal to the right high end buyers.

Aaron is often featured in various media outlets including CNBC, The New York Times, CNN The Los Angeles Times, Variety, the London Times, E Entertainment and CBS. Media sources often call for information and quotes as he is a go to source for current real estate insight.

Chase Nuttall

Having been named after famed restaurant “Chasen’s” in Beverly Hills, it was only fitting that Chasen (aka Chase) focus his career here at Nest Seekers BH. Chase knew at an early age that real estate was his passion. Having a father who designs and builds luxury yachts, Chase inherited an eye for craftsmanship and architecture. Obtaining his yacht salesman’s license at the age of 18 and his real estate license at 19, only confirms that luxury sales is his niche.

Raised in Southern California, Chase acquired an intimate understanding of each distinct residential district in the area and uses his knowledge to find the perfect match for his clients. While Chase is a strong negotiator and advocate for his clients, he is just as much a compassionate, friendly and humorous partner who eases a process that can often be quite stressful. Chase’s strong suit is his ability to obtain his client’s trust and their best interests and satisfaction are his priority.

Chase is the epitome of the “Millennial” generation and uses his tech savvy, multi-tasking abilities to network around the world electronically on behalf of his clients. Having started an Instagram page of luxury real estate entitled “@ModernProperty” which gained over 20,000 followers in just the first year, is an example of his global-level marketing strategy using social media to create worldwide exposure. Showcasing properties in the best light possible comes naturally from Chase’s professional eye as a photographer/videographer and film editor. Whether you are looking for a rental, investment property, permanent family home or maximum exposure to get a property sold, Chase is the best choice.

Anna Riley

For more than 15 years, Windermere broker Anna Riley has been a recognized expert in luxury real estate in the greater Seattle area. During this time she has sold over one billion in sales volume and developed a reputation with both her clients and colleagues as a keen negotiator, mentor, marketing expert, and advocate. Anna’s in-depth market expertise and passion for real estate have made her a frequent contributor to news stories about the housing market, waterfront living, and international real estate sales. Deeply connected to her community, Anna believes nothing is more rewarding than helping her valued clients find the perfect home for the next chapter in their lives.

Dustin Luther

A growth marketer with a knack for creating high-impact campaigns, Dustin Luther first made his mark in the real estate space when he started one of the first popular real estate blogs, Rain City Guide. A natural educator, he’s been an executive and consultant for many of the top brands in real estate and spoken at hundreds of events on how to drive traffic, leads and sales through content and social media campaigns. Mixing both PR and content marketing, his recent focus has been on working with executives, startup founders and luxury brokers to create thought leadership campaigns on their behalf that will earn them speaking opportunities, industry awards, and interviews with relevant journalists.

Brad Inman

Award-winning journalist and publisher. Entrepreneur and leader of successful companies. Innovator and thought leader. Brad Inman is all of these – and more.

He is founder and sole owner of Inman, real estate’s leading name in news, information and innovation since 1983. In addition, his Inman-branded real estate business and technology conferences bring thousands of thought leaders together each year to share best practices and promote innovation. Countless new products and companies – and successful real estate professionals – have been launched as a result of their attendance at Inman conferences.

A native of Carlinville, Illinois, and graduate of Boston University, Inman began his career as a housing policy analyst and community advocate who parlayed a weekly real estate column in the San Francisco Examiner at the dawn of the Internet era into a series of entrepreneurial ventures. In 1999, Inman founded HomeGain.com, an early provider of online marketing programs that connect agents with homebuyers and sellers. HomeGain was sold to Classified Ventures, LLC, in 2005. That same year, Inman founded TurnHere, an online commercial video platform and, in 2008, founded Vook, an online e-publishing platform. He also was an early investor in Curbed.com and served as chairman of the board before it was sold to Vox Media. A compelling speaker, he is a regular at real estate events around the nation and has been a visiting lecturer in the School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Today, Brad Inman has returned to his roots, focusing his efforts on managing the daily operations of Inman, working with an all-star team of online journalists and industry thought leaders to produce award-winning content, and serving as host and majordomo of the popular series of conferences that bear his name. A grandfather, father, husband (to Yaz Inman) and brother, he enjoys travel, entertaining friends and business associates and one-of-a-kind experiences, such as playing Elton John’s million-dollar piano.

Paul Benson

Paul Benson has been consistently ranked as a top producing agent both locally and internationally since 2005. Named #1 agent by the Park City Board of REALTORS® for the last seven years. Named #1 agent world-wide for all of Engel & Völkers Network in 2017. WSJ recently ranked him as 45th of 250 agents on the Top Sales by Volume list.

Paul has established a solid reputation and track record representing luxury real estate buyers, sellers and developers from across the globe. As a seasoned sales, business development and marketing executive with 20 years of experience in the luxury market, Paul has successfully negotiated the sales of multi-million dollar properties including the 2011 purchase of 5,000 acres at The Canyons® Ski Resort and the marketing of a 1,400 acre large density Bahamian island project.

With one of the largest international marketing budgets of any broker, Paul's luxury listings have graced the cover and pages of regional and international magazines and publications such as the Robb Report, Variety, DuPont Registry, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, to name a few. Paul also hosts a number of annual events for high net worth clients, including Sundance Film Festival, American Century Golf Tournament in Lake Tahoe, and the 2016 Pebble Beach Golf Tournament, creating even more exposure for his business. Paul and his team currently have over 80 luxury home and land listings with over a half billion in dollar volume. The Benson team has successfully sold over $2,000,000,000 in volume, closing over 1000 transactions in the past ten years.

Respected as an expert in the luxury real estate market and with a global network, Paul is uniquely positioned to connect extraordinary people with extraordinary lifestyles. Paul is the license partner and owner of 21 Engel & Völkers shops located in Utah, California, and Nevada. These locations were strategically picked as a feeder market for Park City, which gives Paul a unique marketing edge.

Paul’s offices are in Park City, UT | Park City Mountain Resort, UT | Deer Valley, UT | San Francisco, CA | Newport Beach, CA | Long Beach, CA | Belmont Shore, CA | Beverly Hills, CA | Laguna Beach, CA | St George, UT | Truckee, CA | Truckee Donner, CA | Sausalito, CA | Sonoma County, CA | Santa Barbara, CA | South Beach, CA | Lake Tahoe, NV | Wasatch County, UT | Eden, UT | Incline Village, NV | Santa Ynez, CA.

Tracy McLaughlin

Tracy McLaughlin has been Marin County’s single top producing agent every single year since 2005. She was ranked the number 51 Individual Agent By Sales Volume 2018 in the country by REAL Trends /The Wall Street Journal and was ranked number 8, with $155.1 million in sales, by the Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco’s 2018 Leading 100 rankings, which honors the top-producing Bay Area real estate professionals and teams based on 2017 sales volume. She was also selected by Inman News as a 2018 Inman Innovator Finalist. A lifelong resident of Marin, Tracy’s acute understanding of the local market, coupled with her unsurpassed knowledge of the region, has made her the broker of choice for luxury home buyers and sellers in Marin County. To date, Tracy has sold over $1 billion worth of residential real estate.

Pamela Liebman

Pamela Liebman is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Corcoran Group, the country’s premier residential real estate firm.  Under Pamela’s dynamic leadership, Corcoran is the leading, most successful brokerage firm in each of the markets it serves, New York, the Hamptons and South Florida, and has achieved sales of over $21 billion annually.

Pamela began her career as a Corcoran agent.  She was quickly identified as a natural leader with an innate ability for attracting and developing talent and a sharp analytical mind with a strategic approach to growing the real estate business.  Her ability to anticipate market trends and develop strategies to swiftly capitalize on market opportunities led to her appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Corcoran Group in 2000.

Pamela accelerated the firm’s growth by expanding into key East Coast markets with acquisitions of top tier brokerage firms in the South Florida and Hamptons markets and with the purchase of Citi Habitats, New York City’s largest rental brokerage firm.  Under Pamela’s direction, she founded Corcoran Group Marketing, New York’s leading new development marketing firm which subsequently acquired The Sunshine Group, the nation's leading marketing agency for luxury condominium projects, to create Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group.  Furthering the reach of Corcoran on an international level, Pamela established a Corcoran global presence through a strategic alliance with Monaco-based international luxury real estate firm, John Taylor.

 

Pamela successfully negotiated the partnership with Related Companies and Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group to lead the marketing and sales of Related Companies Hudson Yards residential collection, part of the largest, most prestigious new real estate development project in the history of the United States.  Liebman’s significant involvement in the new development business has contributed to Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group currently having the largest pipeline of residential new development properties in the country.

The driving force in creating the firm’s leadership position, Pamela is committed to sustaining Corcoran’s continued growth through innovative marketing platforms that satisfy buyer needs as they search, sell and purchase a home and for providing Corcoran agents a comprehensive cutting-edge technology platform of advanced sales data, research, market intelligence and reporting tools to support their efforts and continued success.

Named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s New York Business for the past seven years, Pamela is recognized both nationally and internationally as a leading real estate expert and is frequently tapped by leading domestic and global news organizations for her unique perspective and market expertise.   She is a frequent speaker and panelist at various business and philanthropic conferences and events.

Born in in New York City and educated at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the European Business School in London, Pamela is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, the Partnership for New York City, Women’s Forum of New York and the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) where she serves on numerous panels and committees, including REBNY’s Executive Committee and its Board of Governors.

A long-term supporter of charitable and humanitarian organizations, Pamela is a member of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer and a founding board member of the Wipe Out Leukemia Forever Foundation.  She serves on the board of the USS Intrepid Foundation and is a supporter of the BASF Inner City Scholarship Fund.

Pamela is married to Dr. Michael Krouse and is the mother of two daughters.

Dea Lawrence

In October 2015, Variety hired Dea Lawrence as CMO. She oversees creation of sales programs, brand marketing, creative, communications & PR, events, content studio, and video. She has 20 years experience running sales & marketing teams and has lead media and ad tech software sales teams at PointRoll, AT&T, TubeMogul, and Silicon Valley start-ups. She built Variety’s digital business from 2001 – 2007. Her background includes ad serving, mobile, data, programmatic video, dynamic creative, addressable media, software platforms, custom content, and app marketing.

Craig Hogan

Real Estate Junkie. Auto Enthusiast. Animal Lover. Socializer. Oenophile.

As Vice President of Luxury for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, Craig is responsible for the development and oversight of all Luxury Marketing Plans. He has the lead role in the development of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury program, media presence, public relations, advertising, events, digital, and social media strategy as the brand continues to grow our luxury programs.

A real estate professional since 1996, Craig has extensive industry knowledge and experience. In his role, he uses his expertise to develop and enhance Coldwell Banker’s Global Luxury division and works with Coldwell Banker’s top-producing agents to provide them with the resources and connections they need to succeed in the luxury market.

Spyro Kemble

Recognized as an industry innovator and thought leader in the world of real estate, Spyro Kemble has earned a reputation for excellence. Having cultivated a network of prestigious alliances with some of the most in-demand organizations, brands, and influencers across the globe, Spyro’s tenure and insight have proven to be invaluable both personally and professionally. As a trusted advisor for both peers and clientele, Spyro’s commitment to upholding the gold standard in all he does is relentless. His unwavering dedication has allowed him to flourish throughout the ebbs and flows in real estate, having closed nearly half a billion dollars in sales in his career which has spanned more than 30 years. Today, he enjoys being able to mentor future generations and serve on distinguished advisory boards such as the Newport Beach Association of Realtors and the Orange County Sherriff Department’s Advisory Council. Additionally, Spyro shares his expertise with real estate professionals across the nation as a featured speaker at industry driven conferences like the C.A.R. Expo, and as a Contributing Writer to Inman.com.

With a passion for life and a keen eye that appreciates the finer things, his energy, quick wit and relatability have created a platform for him in the public eye, through the Bravo TV show “Real Estate Wars”. His most recent media endeavor includes the release of his first book entitled Reality Check: Lessons Learned, Candor and Consequence. Married to the love of his life Tracy, and residing in Newport Beach with their beloved Samoyeds “Apollo” and “Habibi”, Spyro enjoys living and working in beautiful, coastal Orange County, California. Together, Tracy and Spyro are active philanthropists for the W.I.N Foundation, a non-profit organization which seeks to provide assistance to abused women while fostering self-esteem recovery. Spyro currently serves as a Board Member for the W.I.N. Foundation in addition to his work with the Maryam Parman Foundation for Injured Children, Inc.

Audie Chamberlain

Audie is the CEO and Founder of Lion & Orb and manages creative public relations strategy for the firm’s various accounts across the country. In 2016, Lion & Orb clients earned three spots on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America and many other honors including four Inman Innovator Awards. Lion & Orb works with the most selective luxury brands, startups, technology companies and brokerages in the real estate industry, the company specializes in media relations and strategic partnerships.

Nicole Pollard

Nicole Pollard Bayme is Los Angeles based celebrity fashion stylist and entrepreneur. As the founder and CEO of LALALUXE, Ms. Pollard Bayme and her team of top stylists create signature looks for some of the most influential people in the world. LALALUXE shops from the front row of fashion week and offers personal styling, luxury sourcing of the unobtainable such as Hermes bags or collectible timepieces, and tailor made shopping expeditions where the sky is the limit.

Michael Dreyfus

Michael Dreyfus has had over 25 years of repeated success in residential real estate. He currently ranks as one of the leading sales agents in the Silicon Valley/Peninsula area and has regular appearances on the Wall Street Journal/Real Trend’s list of America’s Top 250 Agents as well as the Bay Area top 10 list.

His recent sales have been often and varied, including some of the highest sales recorded in Palo Alto, Woodside and Atherton. He has also sold homes in Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Portola Valley, Redwood City San Carlos, San Mateo, and Hillsborough and has established a specialty in the high end market and the neighborhoods of North Palo Alto. In addition, he has represented clients in high-end second home sales throughout California.

As well as being an active sales agent, Michael is President, Silicon Valley for Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty and one of its principals. He is an industry thought leader and has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, ABC News and Fortune/CNN/Money regarding market trends and events. Along with blogging and regular newsletter writing, he has also written a real estate column for The Palo Alto Weekly and is the founder of The Peninsula Magazine, now Gateway Magazine. He is a regular speaker on agent panels for Sotheby’s International Realty offices and luxury real estate groups.

He is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtor’s Palo Alto District Council.

Michael is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Attorney-at-law. He is a member of the National and California Association of Realtors. He is currently
serving as the Co-Chair of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtor’s Palo Alto District Council. He was among the first agents certified by Sotheby’s International Realty as a China Global Advisor. He is active in the community, having served in various school and athletic positions, on the Board of Directors for the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation, and as a director on the Save the Bay foundation board. He is a long time financial supporter of local schools and charities and is a regular sponsor of the Palo Alto Art Center’s Glass Pumpkin Festival and The Gamble Garden.

Valerie Alexander

Valerie Alexander is a renowned expert on happiness and inclusion. She is the founder and CEO of Goalkeeper, a tech company building micro-social platforms to amplify happiness, whose first product is Super Happy Couples. Valerie is the author of the Amazon #1 seller, Happiness as a Second Language and a nationally recognized speaker on the topics of personal happiness, happiness in the workplace, and the advancement of women. Prior to her current work, Valerie was a securities lawyer, an investment banker, a V.P. of Business Development for two companies, and a screenwriter and film director. She can be found at SpeakHappiness.com and invites everyone to watch her TED talk, Why We Must Train Our Brains to Expect the Unexpected.

David Friedman

Serving as the foundation and springboard for launching WealthQuotient, Mr. Friedman was most recently the co-founder and former president of Wealth-X, the world's first and only global wealth data and intelligence platform serving the top global brands in luxury, financial services and non-profit organizations. Mr. Friedman and his co-founder Mykolas Rambus successfully sold a majority share of Wealth-X to Insight Venture Partners, an $8B private equity fund based in New York City.

Mr. Friedman is also the Co-Founder of LifeChain, a technology and Multi-Family Office platform that is revolutionizing the way families of substantial wealth understand and monitor their risk across their total Life Balance Sheet.

As the Co-Founder of Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman has emerged as one of the world’s leading experts on the global ultra affluent market and his opinions on a broad range of topics involving the ultra-wealthy have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Investment News, CNBC and The Telegraph and he has had frequent appearances on various news programs including the BBC, FOX, CNN and Bloomberg.

Prior to co-founding Wealth-X, Mr. Friedman spent several years as Managing Director at CB Richard Ellis advising global Fortune 500 companies on their location strategies as well as sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America on real estate development projects related to economic growth strategies. His client portfolio included the Saudi Royal Family, Kuwait Finance House, the Government of Puerto Rico as well as the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Mr. Friedman started his career at Oxford Analytica, the world’s leading geopolitical analysis firm founded by Dr. David Young, former special assistant to Kissinger in the Nixon White House. Mr. Friedman also currently serves on their Advisory Board.

Mr. Friedman has a Masters Degree in Philosophical Theology and Ethics from Yale Divinity School where he did his thesis on the role of religious arguments in public debate and did his undergraduate work in political philosophy with a Political Science degree from Wheaton College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Suze Yalof Schwartz

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the CEO and Founder of Unplug Meditation, the author of Unplug: A Simple Guide To Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers, and the creator of the Unplug Meditation App.

In 2012 Suze learned a three minute meditation that turned her world upside-down and changed her life forever. Prior to this she was a fashion editor and "makeover guru" working at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour Magazine with regular appearances on GMA, The Today Show, CBS Early Show and more. Once she got the meditation bug she was on a mission to keep doing it but found that it was not easy to find a place to learn and pop in and out and practice. Think "Dry Bar" for meditation, walk in icky walk out great in under 30 minutes. After taking hundreds of hours of classes and courses,reading every book possible, and listening to podcasts, lectures, and more from the world’s most famous meditation teachers, Suze realized that meditation needed a makeover and she was the one to do it. Hello Unplug! Suze's mission is to make meditation simple, powerful and interesting enough so that everyone will want to practice it and experience the benefits for themselves.

Scott Curcio

Scott is among the Top 1% of Realtors in Chicago. Now with Baird & Warner Real Estate, he was among the top ranks of his former brokerage, earning International President’s Elite designation as the top 2% of brokers, and being recognized as among the top 500 brokers within NRT (47,000 agents). Well respected for his integrity, professionalism and superior attention to detail, his focus on client needs & support has won him praise year after year.

An expert in power pricing, staging & strategic marketing, Scott has experience across a wide range of property types. He’s sold homes in Chicago’s most popular neighborhoods, from the Gold Coast, Lincoln Park & Lakeview, to the West Loop, Edgewater & Lincoln Square. He’s also the #1 Agent in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Annually, 30-40% of his homes sell with multiple offers and more than 60% sell in under 3 weeks.

Simply put, Scott continues to deliver impressive results for his clients. As a result, the majority of his business comes from referrals from past clients.

A former rower, Scott was a board member and founder of Chicago Rowing Union (a non-profit rowing organization) and has participated in fundraising endurance events for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and the American Liver Foundation. He’s lived in Evanston, Roscoe Village, Avondale, Lincoln Square currently resides with his partner in Edgewater.

Scott is a proud graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Branden Williams

Born and raised in Beverly Hills, Branden holds a deep-understanding of the local real estate market and brings a “hometown advantage” to the Williams & Williams Estates Group brand.

Branden was born a salesman and began his career early by helping his father sell sheep skin car covers on the side of Fairfax Avenue. He continued working in the customer service and entertainment industry through college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles and later parlayed his passion for fashion and style into architecture, design and ultimately luxury real estate.

While working at his first brokerage firm, he met his future wife Rayni Romito and the two launched Williams & Williams Estates Group in 2006. Together, Branden and Rayni are the go-to power couple representing clients such as Markus Persson, Dr. Dre, Jennifer Lopez and Bruce Willis, along with some of the world’s most notable listings including 924 Bel Air Rd listed for $188 million.

Branden’s devotion to out-of-the-box creative marketing strategies, unwavering loyalty and relentless energy has resulted in a number of national and local accolades, including The Wall Street Journal’s Top-Producing Agents, Variety’s Real Estate Elite, and The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Real Estate Agents. Additionally, Branden has provided real estate expert commentary for various top-tier national news outlets including Wall Street JournalBloombergFox BusinessABC NewsPeopleCNNCBS Money and more.

Branden is an active member of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and serves on the Board of Directors for the Zimmer Children’s Museum.

Toni Haber

Toni Haber is the founder of The Haber Team at Compass and serves as a role model and panelist for the Women of Compass group. She is a 30+ year industry veteran who is highly respected among peers and industry leaders for her deep knowledge of the market and her unwavering integrity. A prolific producer, Toni leads a team with over $2 billion in sales and is consistently ranked among the top brokers in New York City. An early adopter of industry technology, she has been a champion for elevating the real estate profession as well as the client experience throughout her career. Well-known by the New York press community, Toni is often sought out for comment and opinion on various real estate matters.

Roh Habibi

Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Roh Habibi moved to the Bay Area of California with his parents and brother at a young age. During the war against the former USSR his mother and father gave up everything they knew and had their family smuggled out of the country in the darkness of the night. In 1985, they arrived on US soil, truly, to the land of opportunity. Roh has always valued their struggles and has made it a point to repay them with success. He received his Bachelors of Science in International Business and Economics from San Jose State University and completed Graduate School at the University of California Berkeley studying Personal Financial Planning and Wealth Management.

Roh moved to San Francisco after college working as a registered representative, managing investments for high net worth clients at JP Morgan Chase. He is a member of The Financial Planning Association’s San Francisco, East Bay and Silicon Valley Chapters, which vastly expands his network and gives him an edge one step above many agents by connecting real estate portfolios with tax and estate planning. He also sits on the Student Advisory Board for Cal Berkeley’s Personal Financial Planning Department and is an Alumni Advisor for his Fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha’s Delta Pi Chapter.

Roh earned his brokers license in March of 2010 but did not join his first brokerage, where he quickly became rookie of the year, until 2012. Roh has been awarded the chair position for the San Francisco Association of Realtors Young Professional Network for 2014 and has made it into the top 6% of Realtors in the SFAR for production!

With his extensive and ever-evolving knowledge of the real estate market and the time he takes to fully understand every client's needs, he helps coordinate the process from the very first idea through to its full execution. Roh’s most powerful talent lies in knowing how to attract and orchestrate the right people needed to make every deal happen. He motivates everyone involved with his genuine eagerness to deliver at the highest level possible, while leading in a way that emphasizes everyone's importance in the transaction. More than just satisfied, every client leaves with a long-lasting memory of what was a well-managed and exciting experience led by Roh.

In his leisure time Roh plays soccer, enjoys climbing, photography and gives surfing lessons. Roh lives by his philosophies of “embrace the moments and make them count” and that, “you have to give in order to receive.”

Nela Richardson

Nela Richardson joined Edward Jones in 2018. As a senior investment strategist, she analyzes and interprets economic trends and market conditions, identifies risks and opportunities, and recommends strategies to help clients reach their long-term financial goals.

Prior to joining Edward Jones, Richardson was the chief economist at Redfin Corp., a national real estate brokerage and technology company, where she led a team of data scientists, economists and writers to track trends in the housing market. Richardson also served as a senior economist for Bloomberg, L.P., covering housing and financial markets, and has held research positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and Freddie Mac. She also worked as an adjunct finance professor at the Carney School of Business at John Hopkins University.

Richardson earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland-College Park with concentrations in financial economics, international finance and economic development.

She obtained a master’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was a triple major in mathematics, economics and philosophy.

Richardson regularly provides insight on the market, the economy, real estate trends and public policy to policymakers, consumers and media. She is a regular contributor to Marketplace from American Public Media and has frequently appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Yahoo Finance, the Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE magazine, The New York Times and other national and local media.

Richardson serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Business Economists and is a member of the Council of Business Economists.

Sam Chapin

Sam has a passion for real estate. Since forming the Gottesman Chapin Team with Dan Gottesman in 2015, Sam & Dan have sold $80,000,000 in luxury real estate, making them one of the region’s top-producing teams. In 2017, they had the highest waterfront sale on all of Lake Washington for the prior two years ($9,950,000). They also sold the highest single lot, non-waterfront sale in Mercer Island history ($4,550,000). Since 1994, Sam has bought, sold, and managed mixed-use commercial and residential buildings in Seattle (Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, and West Seattle) and Mercer Island. Sam currently owns several buildings and has spear-headed the remodeling, redevelopment, and rebranding of these properties to great success. His experience as a commercial owner and manager is a key benefit to his services as a broker.

Sam Chapin has also practiced law for 25 years. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and his law degree from the University of North Carolina. Sam’s legal career focused entirely on litigation: first as a civil trial attorney for a Seattle law firm, then as a King County criminal prosecutor. More recently, Sam has been a law professor at the UW School of Law and has served as a pro tem judge in King County. Sam’s law practice regularly involved complex negotiations aimed at resolving high-risk disputes.

Sam and his wife, Loretta, have two girls, a boy, and a Labradoodle named Dory.

Anne Colvin

Anne Colvin is the primary account manager for US Luxury Portfolio members and handles new member onboarding and recruiting, existing account management, training, and general administration of the Luxury Portfolio program. With a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, Anne has worked as a project designer at architectural design firms in both Chicago and Boston. Notable projects included the White Elephant Resort in Nantucket, Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium, and Neiman Marcus department stores. Prior to joining the Luxury Portfolio team in 2010, Anne began her career in real estate working in leasing and property management in Chicago’s north neighborhoods.

Ron Radziner

Ron Radziner, FAIA, is the design partner of the design-build practice Marmol Radziner. The Los Angeles- and San Francisco-based firm is known for its work in architecture, construction, as well as landscape, interior, and furniture design, as well as the restoration of historic modern buildings by legendary architects, such as Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and Cliff May. Architectural projects range from residences for clients such as Tom Ford, Steven Meisel, and Trina Turk, to boutiques for James Perse, Maxfield, Oliver Peoples, and Stuart Weitzman. Ron leads the design of every project to translate each client’s personal definition of luxury into unique architectural solution that forges strong connections between interior and exterior spaces. Current projects include the Century Plaza Hotel; a 64-story luxury residential high-rise in downtown Los Angeles; and numerous luxury single-family and multi-family residences in California, New York, and Hawaii. Ron received a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Rochelle Maize

Rochelle Atlas Maize serves as the Executive Director of the Luxury Estates division at Nourmand & Associates, where over the last 12 months she has sold over $200 million, prompting The Wall Street Journal to recognize her as one of the top brokers in the country for the second year in a row. While Rochelle embraces every aspect of real estate, including the challenges, she finds the most joy in making her clients’ real estate dreams come true. She has an extensive client base comprised of those who seek the luxury lifestyle, including heads of industry, celebrities, royalty and foreign investors. In September, Maize received the distinguished honor of being named among The Hollywood Reporter’s list of “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents.” Her knowledge of local trends and high-end inventory, paired with her professionalism and unrelenting work ethic, has allowed her to quickly become an expert of the Los Angeles luxury market.

Meridith Baer

Meridith Baer is the founder and CEO of Meridith Baer Home, the premier home staging company in the nation.

Celebrating 20 years making properties more beautiful and more marketable, MBH treats every space like a unique vignette, telling its story through alluring, artful design.

Meridith's staged homes frequently sell faster and for higher prices than empty homes. The company install over 140 properties per month and many of those sell in less than 30 days. In 2017 alone, MBH helped sell over $9 billion in real estate.

Meridith has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, Bravo, and The Discovery Channel. She's been written about in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

In 2013 HGTV aired Staged To Perfection, a docuseries following Meridith and her team of designers staging multimillion-dollar homes, bringing the company to international attention.

Widely regarded as best in the industry, Houzz has named MBH Best of Design every year since 2014.

With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Hamptons, and Miami, Meridith and her company offer staging, interior design, and luxury furniture leasing nationwide.

Kim Ohanneson

Kim Ohanneson is a Certified Whisky Ambassador through the British Innkeeping Institute, Glasgow, Scotland. She is the founder and principal of Ardent Spirits LA LLC and conducts whisk(e)y tales, talks and tastings for private individuals and businesses. Clients include: Sidley Austin, Arcadia Memorial Hospital and Buzzfeed Los Angeles & San Francisco.

Kim is the President of Women Who Whiskey ~ Los Angeles, which she launched in 2016 and grew to 2400+ members: the largest Women Who Whiskey chapter in the world. Kim produces three to five coed whisk(e)y-centric events a month with an emphasis on educating guests to help them be more informed consumers.

As a Luminary, Kim hosts intimate whiskey tastings in private clubs for If Only Experiences.

Additionally, Kim curates an independent “Highlands & Islands” whisky distillery tour of Scotland, Ireland and Isle of Man in conjunction with a small, luxury cruise ship: departing June 2019 from Dublin, Ireland.

Laura Monroe

Getting an early start in real estate in 2003 with a Forbes Top 100 Broker, Laura brings over 15 years real estate experience as a brand marketing and technology strategist and executor. Currently, she is the VP of Growth and Partner Collective at Sequel, a new start-up that seeks to transform broker website solutions and the partnership experience for high end, brand-visionary, independent brokers.

Laura is also a nationally recognized industry speaker, educator, and contributor. Formerly, Laura has worked for Inman News as the Director of Industry Engagement, VP of Strategic Development for RealSatisfied, and has been voted 2017 Inman's Most Influential in Real Estate, as well as the Swanepoel Power 200 in Social Influence for 3 years. More popularly she is also known as the "Best Hair in Real Estate" or on twitter @besthairinre. :)

Doug Leibinger

Consistently a top producer in the Aspen valley market, the Wall Street Journal has recognized Doug as one of the Top 150 Brokers in the United States. Additionally, Doug has consistently been in the top 10 brokers not only in Aspen/Snowmass but the entire State of Colorado. Doug has worked with both buyers and sellers and assisted with $700 million in transactional sales. Doug's clients are from all over the globe - Hong Kong, London, Sydney and San Paulo as well as around the United States. Doug provides an astute business acumen, a great affinity for technology and level of professionalism for the sophisticated Aspen/Snowmass market. Doug was involved in the opening of the Ritz Carlton Resort in Aspen in the early 1990's. Doug learned the high standards of customer service with that Malcolm Baldridge award-winning company that he now passes along to his clients. Doug revels in the fact that he has an opportunity to serve some of the most accomplished people around the world. In the past seventeen years, Doug has focused on his clients needs, helping many find their own piece of Rocky Mountain paradise. An avid skier, fly-fisherman, cyclist (road and mountain), Doug has combined his passion for people and the mountain lifestyle and melded them together to be a true expert in his field of luxury resort real estate.

The DOUG LEIBINGER TEAM, is the #1 sales team in the Aspen Valley in 2017 with over $100 million in sales volume. The Doug Leibinger Team brings a unique and unmatched take on the Aspen real estate market. Together with Lane Johnson and Dannielle Gaines, the team provides an all-encompassing vision to fulfill your real estate need

Jerrod Jones

CEO and Managing partner of THE H&J GROUP. Jerrod was one of San Francisco's best. Now he is on his way to gaining the same title in Los Angeles.

Jerrod is a local real estate agent and a United States Marine Corps veteran in Beverly Hills. He has been trained by some of the most well-regarded agents in the industry and has a unique skillset to help serve your needs. With schooling in architectural design from Academy Of Art University San Francisco and knowledge of development, he is one of the few local agents who can accurately help you look at both raw land and value-add opportunities effectively. In addition, he is actively working with all sorts of sellers, buyers, and renters.

Jerrod was so well-regarded in central California he was recruited by a corporate housing start-up (HomeSuite Inc.) in Palo Alto. Jerrod's role wasn't just to close deals. He was hired to spearhead the company's expansion into San Francisco. After succeeding in San Francisco by growing the company's business by 500% In a very short time Jerrod was offered the chance to do the same in Los Angeles. Now Jerrod Is working with Nest Seekers taking his career to the next level.

Jerrod has come to know the current market inventory very well while Working with Ryan Serhant from BRAVO TV'S Million Dollar Listing. After two years with Ryan Jerrod started and his Partner, Hans started their own team in Beverly Hills California. The team serves all of Los Angeles County. Please call, email or send him a text at any time.

Hans Grevenstrale

Hans Grevenstrale, born in Sweden, son of two real estate brokers. From early age, Hans was a part of the family business of selling Castles and mansions in the Southwestern part of Sweden. Hans’s parents nische in real estate was to sell Castles and commercial agricultural farms. Since Sweden has a long history with monarchy and properties with historical significance, Hans has seen/sold castles built from the 13th century to 19th century. n early 2000’s Hans moved to California in pursuit of a Marketing degree from California State University Fullerton. While studying at California State University Fullerton Hans met his wife. While Hans’s wife to be, was studying, she also working for a company handling real estate owned properties. This led to the introduction of several asset managers with nationwide accounts. This created a full circle and Hans Grevenstrale rediscovered his Passion for real estate.

Hans Grevenstrale was previously with The Serhant Team Los Angeles. The Serhant Team is primarily known from the Emmy nominated Bravo Tv show ‘Million Dollar Listing New York’. After his time with The Serhant Team Hans decided to join forces with Jerrod Jones to build the The H&J Group.

Michael Dunn

Michael joined Merrill Lynch in 1991.  He is currently the Managing Director and Senior Resident Director of the Walnut Creek office in California.  He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst ® (CIMA®) designation from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) designation from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business granted by the Investments & Wealth Institute™.  Michael has also been named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Michael oversees a team of nine professionals who are dedicated to assisting high net worth families manage and preserve their wealth so that they can achieve their goals.  Michael works closely with his clients’ advisors (including attorneys, accountants, and other professionals) to provide a coordinated approach to wealth management including wealth transfer, tax minimization, and estate planning services.

Since 2001, Michael has been a Senior Resident Director of an office that currently manages over $6.6 billion dollars in assets and liabilities.  Michael is a frequent speaker to thousands of financial advisors at Merrill Lynch on topics including practice management, goals based wealth management, and fiduciary services.  He served as the Chairman of the Resident Director Advisory Council to Management at Merrill Lynch in 2014 and 2015.

Michael and his wife, Christine, live in Alamo, California and enjoy spending time with their four children.

Anthony Marguleas

Anthony Marguleas is the owner of Amalfi Estates, one of Los Angeles’ leading independent real estate companies, providing exclusive representation to both buyers and sellers. Founded in 1995, the company is headquartered in Pacific Palisades. He has individually sold close to $1 Billion dollars in properties, and is ranked in the top 60 agents nationwide by The Wall Street Journal out of over one million agents. His award-winning approach to service has been profiled on ABC News and the Fine Living Network, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, and the Los Angeles Times. He has been a Real Estate columnist for local newspapers and has published 200 real estate articles. Since 2004 Marguleas has guest lectured for UCLA’s real estate principles class, and he co-authored the book California Real Estate Client Strategies. Marguleas has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside, where he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award. He also was in the MRED program (Masters in Real Estate Development and Finance) at USC. He is an active member in several real estate organizations, including the State and National Association of Realtors, and holds several professional designations, including Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. He is also an expert negotiator, having completed the highly respected KARASS seminars negotiating course this has led to saving tens of thousands of dollars for many of his clients. Marguleas truly believes in giving back to his community. As a former vice president of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, he is also active with Meals on Wheels and is a board member of the Kitchen Community which impacts over 100,000 children a day with nearly 200 Learning Gardens in schools and community organizations across the country. In addition, Anthony is passionate about giving back 10% of his net commission from every sale to the charity of his clients' choice. Go here http://amalfiestates.com/giving-back-2/ to view the list. Anthony resides in Pacific Palisades with his wife, Sue, and their four children all of whom attended local schools.

Michael Williamson

A native Angeleno, Michael Williamson has seen the evolution of the Los Angeles real estate market over the past thirty-five years firsthand. “I got my real estate license straight out of high school, and the rest is history,” he says. Michael has worked for some of the top agencies in Los Angeles, including Jon Douglas Company, Prudential California Realty, the John Aaroe Group, and Chartwell Escrow prior to joining Sotheby’s International Realty.

Michael’s experience and innate ability to connect with his clients led him to become a top producer year after year. He realized his passion for real estate could be transformed into coaching others to have the same kind of success he had seen as an agent. His natural leadership skills lended themselves well to roles he held such as Manager, Regional Manager, Executive Vice President, and President throughout his career. After several highly successful years at the John Aaroe Group, which later became Pacific Union, he was recruited by Sotheby’s International Realty in 2018 to become Senior Vice President of the Pasadena office. Shortly thereafter, Michael was promoted to Regional Manager for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Michael’s vast understanding of the real estate industry allows him to effectively train and coach agents to anticipate changes in the market as well as how to best serve their clients. He’s eager to bring decades worth of experience to his role at Sotheby’s International Realty. When he’s not working, you can find him bowling with his team of twenty years, on the tennis court, or vacationing in Maui.

Moya Skillman

Moya Skillman grew up in a family with a pedigree of real estate experience. Moya has a wealth of knowledge in working with corporate executives and elected officials. She spent seven years on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After graduating college Moya decided to focus those capabilities on the family business and partnered with her mother, Tere Foster.

Moya is a Broker and an Accredited Staging Professional. She also leads Team Foster’s marketing vision of digital media and high definition video tours. Her attention to detail ensures that every client receives outstanding service.

Moya is a certified real estate instructor. She offers courses in working with international clients and teaches the Luxury Marketing Specialist certification course. She is also a founding member of the Breakfast Club, a networking group for the next generation of top-producing agents in the Puget Sound area.

In keeping with Team Foster’s focus on international sales, Moya is a member of the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce.

Moya is actively involved in the community. She serves on the Board of Trustees for the KidsQuest Children’s Museum.  In addition, she is involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue and Bellevue Lifespring.

Laura Cordovano

Laura Cordovano has played a very substantial role in the marketing and selling of super luxury condominium properties and private residences in New York City, Miami Beach and Los Angeles for more than 20 years, breaking many sales records along the way. Prior to joining Genton Property Group, she implemented and directed the successful sales teams for international leading developers including Nadim Ashi of Fort Capital, Steve Ross and the Related Companies, Donald J. Trump and the Trump Organization, Steve Witkoff, Guiseppe Cipriani, Donald Zucker , Alvin Dworman and Peter J. de Savary, selling well over $1 billion in high end real estate. Laura’s expertise in the industry is well noted and she has been cited in many newspaper and magazine articles such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The New York Post, Veranda Magazine, Avenue Magazine, New York Living Magazine, Quest Magazine, and LA Confidential. She has been interviewed and appeared on Extra TV, Access Hollywood, The Apprentice Seasons 1 and 2, and many local news programs. She is also noted in 2 best- selling business books by Donald J. Trump. Recently Laura’s sale of the Penthouse at The Century in excess of $35,000,000 established a new record price for a condominium sale in Los Angeles. Knowledge and great passion for real estate coupled with her strong drive to provide the ultimate in customer service with integrity and ease are her guiding principles. Collaboration with the best minds in the industry has provided her with the motivation and ability to achieve the unachievable for her clients. Originally from Los Angeles, Laura graduated from Marymount High School Los Angeles and Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She holds licenses to practice real estate in New York, Florida and California.

Mauricio Umansky

As Chief Executive Officer of The Agency, Mauricio Umansky leads a team responsible for representing buyers and sellers internationally with many of the world’s most distinguished architectural estates, new luxury developments, and design-centric homes. He prides himself on his ability to stay involved in and facilitate all aspects of The Agency’s team, from in-office collaboration to creative marketing and sales techniques. Mauricio places a premium on customer service, drawing on more than 15 years of experience and out-of-the box thinking to ensure that his team provides the best customer experience in the business. He is constantly innovating and planning new ways for The Agency to grow – not only as a real estate brokerage, but as a cutting-edge, 21st century lifestyle company with a global presence.

Mauricio is currently recognized by The Wall Street Journal as the #1 realtor in California by sales volume – and #3 in the entire United States. Mauricio specializes in selling and marketing luxury real estate worldwide. He co-founded The Agency in September 2011 with fellow agents Billy Rose and Blair Chang, and already their company has closed more than $1.5 billion in sales. Over the course of his career, Mauricio has personally orchestrated close to $2 billion in transactions.

Mauricio counts on the thousands of professional and personal contacts with whom he does business, and his network is always expanding. He travels throughout the world on a consistent basis making new contacts and securing existing relationships. As he likes to say, “Global is the new local.” Mauricio recently returned from multiple trips to Shanghai, China, where The Agency opened an office to further strengthen its presence in Asia. He is also in the process of opening offices in Las Vegas, Venice, Palm Springs, Marina del Rey, and Cabo San Lucas, with more on the way. All these contacts guarantee that maximum exposure is provided for every single listing at The Agency.

Mauricio also sits on the board of Prestige MLS, a business club exclusively dedicated to estate agencies specializing in marketing luxury properties internationally. In addition, he is a member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a highly influential and world-renowned business networking group connecting leaders and CEOs of major companies.

Mauricio regularly appears as a real estate expert on Fox Business News and CNN Money, as well as in the pages of The Wall Street JournalLA Times, and Forbes Magazine (among others). Many people also know Mauricio from his frequent appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Mauricio enjoys writing a regular column for Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine. In his personal life, he participates in philanthropic work involving the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. His hobbies include golf, heli-skiing, travel, and extreme adventure sports. Mauricio is happily married, with four wonderful daughters.

Arash Nassi

Arash Nassi is a Financial Advisor and founding member of The Vantage Group at Morgan Stanley.  Arash has earned the reputation of providing highly customized advice to high net worth individuals, multi-generational families and real estate investors in the greater Los Angeles area and across the country.

Arash learned at an early age the importance of determination, tenacity and financial independence. It was at the University of California, Berkeley where he took a number of business and history courses while studying molecular and cell biology, that he discovered his true calling for finance. Arash began his career in wealth management as a Financial Advisor at UBS in 2007. He became a member of the Morgan Stanley family in 2009 and has been a vital member of the firm’s Beverly Hills office ever since.

As a Financial Advisor and Managing Director, Arash offers a distinct portfolio management approach that sets his practice apart. Considered a fundamental investor, he targets high quality domestic and international stocks with a healthy balance sheet and strong cash flow for the core portfolio he manages. He takes pride in his ability to take complex financial concepts and effectively communicate them to his clients. He thrives on teaching his clients how the market works and how to be successful investors.

Arash’s passion for helping his clients is equaled only by his dedication to family and community. He currently lives in Brentwood with his wife, Sheila, and their three children, Sophia, Phoenix and Hendrix. A strong believer in “giving back,” Arash is a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and a strong supporter of the Weingart Center. When he’s not helping clients or the many organizations he supports, you can find Arash spending quality time with family and friends. Favorite leisure activities include working out, yoga, surfing and travel.

Katie Kossev

Katie is the Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston, Texas. Katie oversees the business and production of all three Houston offices, including a fourth office set to open in early 2014. She, along with her team, have built a brokerage described as a "Swanky, techie, innovative, boutique real estate company where the experience sells you before the agents do." By understanding the importance of hyper local content, social connectivity and agent collaboration, Intero Houston has become one of the fastest growing real estate companies in the area.

Chris Lim

Chris Lim is the founder and CEO of Climb Real Estate Group, a leading San Francisco-based real estate firm. Climb offers a comprehensive array of brokerage and marketing services for residential buyers, sellers and developers. Under Chris’s leadership, Climb has become the fastest-growing boutique brokerage representing some of the finest properties in the city.

Inspired by his father’s custom home construction company and his mother’s independent real estate practice, Chris draws from these early influences to create a highly nimble and creative agency committed to superior service and innovation. Chris began his real estate career in 2002, quickly becoming recognized as one of the top producing agents in the SOMA and South Beach areas, a distinction he maintained until stepping back from full-time sales in March of 2010 to create a new real estate brokerage. Prior to that, Chris worked in finance at both Merrill Lynch and Fuji Securities. At Grey Advertising, he built brand and digital marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies.

His clients routinely cite Chris’s unique ability to work well with all parties involved–buyer, seller, landlord, developer–and to identify with their individual needs. At Climb, he has brought together a closely integrated team of knowledgeable, experienced and reputable brokers and agents who share his vision and dedication.

Recognized by the Asian Real Estate Association, the Chinese Real Estate Association, Inman News, and the San Francisco Chronicle, Chris Lim’s combination of real estate prowess, marketing instinct, and design aesthetic brings a fresh point of view to the industry. Chris has established himself as a singularly original voice in the world of residential real estate.

Chris is a native of Northern New Jersey and graduated with honors from the University of Richmond. An avid world traveler, his passport is stamped from Africa to Australia and Europe to Asia as he searches for design inspiration and the perfect lobster roll. His future travel plans include completing the tennis Grand Slam by visiting each tournament site in the same year: Melbourne, Paris, London, and New York. When not circling the globe, Chris divides his time between San Francisco and north Lake Tahoe.

Jessica Chou

Jessica Chou, also known as Jessicann on YouTube, is a girl power enthusiast with a mission to inspire women and girls to learn more about cars.

Jessica has a diverse background as a producer. She spent her early career producing live entertainment content before moving into digital marketing. She then went on to line produce the documentary film “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story” which garnered critical acclaim and received top honors at several film festivals across the country. 

Jessica’s story and her YouTube channel ‘Jessicann’ have been featured on several female empowerment sites like Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, PopSugar, and Brit + Co along with LA Times, NBC News, AOL, and Yahoo. Jessica is also a repeat guest on The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family talk show. Jessica is a 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 list maker in the Entertainment category, and creator and host of the first-ever female-focused space in the history of the Los Angeles Auto Show called ‘Girls’ Pit Stop’.

James Sanders

  • James earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Finance

from the University of Southern California.

  • James began his real estate career in 1989 with RE/MAX Palos

Verdes Realty, selling property in the South Bay and Greater Los

Angeles. In 2001 he became a Broker/Owner along Sandra’s side.

  • James’ vision of a full service real estate company and his

unfaltering motivation and determination have contributed to the

success of RE/MAX Estate Properties.

  • James continuously looks to the future to give agents cutting edge

tools, technology, support, and training.

  •  James has been a consistent top producer for over 26 years,

earning the respect of his colleagues, and has been inducted in

RE/MAX’s Hall of Fame.

Anita Head

As a co-founding partner of Paragon Real Estate Group, Anita is responsible for creating an environment of success for experienced agents, new agents and rising stars. Anita was previously a broker associate with Hill & Co. and was vice president and sales manager for Pacific Union`s Civic Center and Marina operations. Her business planning, coaching and problem-solving expertise developed over 25 years in real estate enable agents to maximize their performance as advocates for Paragon clients. Anita and her partners also lead the development of Paragon`s community service programs.

Lesli Akers

Lesli Akers is President of KW Luxury Homes International. As the Hall of Fame Team Leader of one of the world’s largest, most profitable real estate offices for nine years, Lesli Akers understands growth and adding value. Under her leadership, the Keller Williams DFW Southlake (Texas) market center grew to nearly 700 agents and consistently ranked among the company's top performers. She is passionate about teamwork and succeeding with and through others and exemplifying the core values of Keller Williams. Now, as President of KW Luxury Homes International, Lesli is drawing on her deep understanding of the luxury market from her decades of selling luxury homes and leading a top-performing real estate team, her vast network of contacts, including corporate leaders and professional sports figures, and her 17 years of corporate sales and marketing experience.

Jeffrey Gibson

Real estate lawyer and licensed broker Jeffrey Gibson is the Brokerage Manager of the Sotheby’s International Realty - San Francisco office. Jeff has 25 years of experience practicing law, including 15 years as a partner with the San Francisco firm Goldstein Gellman Melbostad Gibson & Harris, LLP, specializing in real estate as well as construction, employment matters and family law. Since 1996, he has provided outside legal counsel for Sotheby’s International Realty’s operations and has worked closely with the San Francisco, Wine Country and Carmel offices and the company’s corporate counsel in New York on various litigation and transactional matters.

Jeff’s depth of experience, combined with his ability to foster collaboration among the agents, has transformed the brokerages he manages and has led to a series of extraordinary results, including being the number one office for sales volume within the Sotheby’s International Realty U.S. network in both 2015 and 2016. As agent Gloria Smith notes, “I joined Sotheby’s International Realty because of the strong global brand, but have come to love working at this office due to Jeff’s unique combination of honesty, fairness, approachability and intelligence.”

As a non-competing manager, Jeff’s primary focus is supporting his agents. Through his expert advice and strong leadership, he has established a professional atmosphere where top-producing agents can flourish. For many, Jeff also acts as an invaluable mentor, helping to grow their business to new levels. As agent Rob Levy notes, “Jeff runs the office with a calm demeanor, a steady hand, and with thoughtful, constructive engagement. His leadership is subtle, supportive and to the point. He’s an extraordinary managing broker who’s not only amicable, but extremely effective and time efficient. He is someone who understands how to manage the Sotheby’s International Realty brand to its best effect."

Jeff grew up with a real estate agent mother. He earned a B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a J.D. from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He served as an adjunct professor of law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He has also served for three years on the Board of Directors of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. From 1995 to 2010, he served in multiple leadership within the American Bar Association (ABA), and in 2000 was appointed by the president of the ABA to serve on its Unmet Needs of Children Committee. Jeff currently sits on the board of the California Pacific Medical Center Foundation.

Sara Sutachan

Sara oversees industry relations, membership development and strategic initiatives for the Association. In this role she helps the Association establish vision, identify new and emerging opportunities and relationships and is responsible for implementing key strategic initiatives. Sara is closely involved in the Association’s strategic planning efforts and is a well-known speaker in California’s real estate community. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Real Estate and a Master’s degree in Economics from California State University, Los Angeles.

Nina Dosanjh

Nina Dosanjh is a REALTOR® with The Nolan Group at Vanguard Properties in San Francisco. Her passion and tenacity serves her clients well as she navigates them through the San Francisco Real Estate Market. Nina began her career in the industry more than 12 years ago. Specializing in Residential Real Estate and Real Estate Owned properties, Nina's strong work ethic coupled with her enthusiastic attitude, has gained her a reputation as a REALTOR® that values the trust and confidence in the relationship she has with her clients. She is fiercely authentic and is a firm believer in giving back. Nina has a strong commitment and passion for community leadership and is a 2016 graduate of Leadership San Francisco (LSF) an organization dedicated to educating and developing community trustees who strengthen and transform the community. Nina currently serves as 2018 President-Elect and is on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the San Francisco Association of REALTORS®, she serves as a Director for the California Association of REALTORS® and is a past President of Women’s Council of REALTORS®, San Francisco. Recently she was named Inman News list of “Real Estate Influencers of 2017".

Ashlee Miller

Ashlee Miller was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona and has been in the Real Estate Industry for over a decade.  She has experienced all aspects of the industry with her entrepreneurial spirit and her passion in technology and marketing.  Ashlee joined Homebot as the Business Development Manager officially launching Homebot in the Arizona market.

Her education and experience in real estate lead generation and technology implementation extend to the real estate community through educational events, training courses and one-on-one coaching sessions. Ashlee has been a contributor to the websites, social media platforms, and lead generation strategies for some of the leading brokerages and agents in Arizona.

She believes we all possess the ability to change one person at a time and truly empower them to be the best version of themselves.

Although she is not a professional educator in life or real estate, her career is solely based on the ability to help others design a business model that fits their lifestyle and goals.

Ashlee has been featured in publications such as Scottsdale Homeowners Magazine, Arizona Foothills Magazine, Modern Luxury Magazine, Voyage Phoenix and Fabulous Arizona as a leading Valley Mom Entrepreneur.

Ashlee produces a national Real Estate podcast “ This Just Got Real Estate “ with her Co-Host Aaron Lacey whom is also a contributing author to a INMAN.

“When you raise the bar for others, you in turn are raising the bar for yourself”.

– Ashlee Miller

Kevin Greene

Kevin has been an Real Estate Industry veteran for over 16 years. He began his real estate career as a REALTOR®/Owner of a two-office brokerage in Jacksonville, Florida.

Kevin joined Fidelity National Real Estate Solutions (FNF) effort in relaunching Cyberhomes as a new national portal. Later he managed Broker and Agent products becoming VP of Sales for Black Knight (BKI).

In 2011, Real Estate Digital was spun out and he took on the role of Senior Vice-President, Business Development managing the MLS division and expanding into the Lender vertical.

In 2016, Kevin joined the CoreLogic Real Estate Solutions as part of the Executive Team: Principal, Strategic Partnerships & New Business Initiatives. Kevin served in the US Army, attended Auburn University and Jacksonville University receiving a B.S. in Business Administration.

Kofi Nartey

Kofi Nartey is the National Director of the Compass Sports & Entertainment Division. He is also a Certified Luxury Homes Marketing Specialist, guest trainer for the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, and head of the Nartey Group, his Southern California team.

His clients have included celebrities and athletes, including Kevin Durant, James Van der Beek, and Michael Jordan. He attended and played football at the University of California at Berkeley and later completed his MBA in the Presidential and Key Executive Program at Pepperdine University. Kofi has been a correspondent on celebrity and luxury real estate for over 100 national television and print media outlets including the WSJ, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, CBS, CNBC, NBC Sports Bloomberg, Fox Business News, ESPN, CNN Money, The Insider, and others.

He was also a regular featured agent on HGTV’s Selling LA, has made numerous appearances on Million Dollar Listing, and continues as a celebrity and luxury real estate correspondent on Hollywood Today Live. In 2017, he will release his book, "Sellebrity: How to Build a Successful Sports & Entertainment Based Business." 2017 also marked Kofi's launch of "The Sports & Entertainment Society," a network of agents, service providers, and vendors that cater to the sports and entertainment niche.

 

Vija Williams

Distinguishing yourself in a hot market like Seattle at one of the biggest real estate franchisors in the country is a tall order for most, but Vija Williams and her team at the Vija Group with Keller Williams have managed to do just that. Ranking in the top 1 percent of sales volume at Keller Williams Worldwide, Williams’ sales volume in 2015 ($48 million) was more than five times larger than her numbers in 2012.

Williams began selling homes in 2001 after a career in marketing and sales for builders and developers. After taking a little more than a year off to have her third child in 2009, she re-entered the industry in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. Speaking onstage with Gary Keller at multiple Keller Williams conferences and a host of a weekly radio show in Seattle, Williams now coaches agents and shares her story with real estate professionals across the country.

Nicole Beauchamp

With well over a decade of experience as a global real estate advisor, Nikki Beauchamp is trusted and respected globally by clients and peers as an expert in data and financial analysis, negotiation and marketing, and her command of the New York City real estate market and understanding its intricate intersection with the national and international real estate markets, as well as her extensive personal national and international networks. Nikki's practice provides white glove advisory service to a client base ranging from first time home buyers & sellers to savvy international investors.

In 2014 Nikki joined Engel & Völkers New York City as the first advisor when the office opened and has been acknowledged for sales accomplishments as part of the Engel & Völkers North America Elite Advisors Club since 2014. She often sought out to speak on panels at industry events and guest lecture at universities, has spoken at Inman Connect and other local,national and international conferences. She has been named to the Inman 100 List of Influential Real Estate Leaders several times,and in 2017 was named as a Top 20 Social Influencer on the Swanpoel Power 200 lists.

In addition to maintaining a thriving brokerage practice, Nikki believes in giving back to the communities in which she works, lives and plays.She actively participates in the wider industry, local,national and international. She is an active member the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) where she is currently Co-Chair of the Residential Sales Council,and serves on the Co-Chairs ,Membership, and Education Committees . Nikki is an active member of the International Real Estate Federation,serving on the board of directors of FIABCI-USA and in 2016 served as president of the FIABCI New York Northeast Council. Nikki is often quoted across a variety of print, television and online media including The New York Times ,The Real Deal, Observer and other outlets.

Tiffany McQuaid

After just five short years of opening the doors to her independent brokerage, Tiffany has continued to grow the company and has had the honor of being recognized locally and beyond as a rising top producer and innovator in the real estate world. She has a true understanding of branding and the importance of innovation and creativity to allow the company, its Realtors and in turn, every customer and their properties stand out. Tiffany credits McQuaid & Company’s continued success to her hand-picked team approach, the brokerage’s "adding value" to real estate method of caring and relationship building, and her focus of always "giving back" to the community as a top priority.

She was the recipient of the Women’s Council of Realtors Entrepreneur of the Year Award and voted by Inman News as a Real Estate Industry Influencer in 2017. Locally Tiffany has been recognized as one of Florida Weekly Newspaper’s Power Women as well as Florida Gulf Coast University’s Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2016 and Gulfshore Life Magazine's "Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction" Award. As a brokerage, Tiffany’s firm holds big agency power, being nominated for the “Most Innovative Brokerage” award by Inman News is one of the many brokerage awards she takes great pride in. Tiffany has been blessed to be mentored for several years by Barbara Corcoran, a real estate mogul as Founder of the Corcoran Group and TV personality on the hit show Shark Tank, and believes strongly in paying it forward by mentoring others.

“At McQuaid and Company we are not about just business as usual, but are a true family at our core, with community as our foundation. We take great pride in applying a unique and different angle to everything the company does, truly taking it to the Mth degree…” #TeamMcQuaid

Lisa Fettner

Lisa Fettner is VP of Marketing at ReferralExchange. Previously, Lisa was at Technology Credit Union, World Savings/Wachovia Bank, and several software and advertising companies. She has extensive experience in marketing, lead generation and brand building in the real estate, mortgage, financials services, and technology sectors. She has a B.A. in Communications from UC Berkeley. Lisa’s hobbies include volunteering and traveling the world in search of the best chocolate.

Tomer Fridman

Tomer Fridman is a consistently ranked top real estate agent with Compass. Breaking the $100,000,000 mark for closed sales in a single year, Tomer was named on of America’s Best Real Estate Agents by Real Trends/Wall Street Journal. Additionally, he was selected by Variety Magazine as part of the exclusive Showbiz Real Estate Elite and named one of Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents by The Hollywood Reporter for his achievements in facilitating numerous transactions for high profile clientele. He specializes in residential luxury estate properties and large-scale projects throughout Los Angeles, Israel, and Europe.

Tomer's clients include an impressive array of captains of industry, entertainment executives and high-profile celebrities. They value his “one client at a time” approach which provides the utmost in personal service. They also appreciate his calm demeanor, exemplary negotiation and communication skills, as well as his painstaking attention to detail. Tomer has a sterling reputation as a consummate professional who prides himself on discretion and integrity. His experience in international business development and strategic planning provided him with an in depth understanding of domestic and international commercial and residential real estate ventures. These include exclusive new developments, fractional ownership, hotel condominium projects, and city redevelopment and expansion projects in downtown Los Angeles and the Westside.

He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where he participated in the prestigious Entertainment Law Practicum at Warner Bros. Studios. He also holds a B. A. with a concentration in International Relations from UCLA. Tomer is fluent in English, Hebrew and Romanian and conversational in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan

Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan is the President of Stribling & Associates, a family-run business and New York City’s premiere boutique residential brokerage firm specializing in the sales and marketing of exceptional resale properties (coop, condo) and new developments. Elizabeth Ann manages the firm’s day-to-day operations and leads Stribling’s business expansion and development initiatives, from implementing new technologies and market data programs to global outreach and referral partnerships with affiliate firms in diverse national and international markets. Prior to her role as President, Elizabeth Ann was an executive vice president and director of marketing and business development. She joined Stribling & Associates in 2006 after working for two years in San Francisco with a top producer at Pacific Union GMAC. She was born and raised in NYC.

Elizabeth Ann is an expert on residential real estate and travels throughout the world and country to represent the company at meetings and conferences across a variety of industries, offering her expertise on topics including marketing and sales, business development, social media, technology, residential new development, emerging markets, real estate investment, among other topics.

Morgan Carey

Recently named as one of the 200 most powerful people in real estate (Swanepoel 2015) Morgan Carey , CEO of Real Estate Webmasters Incdrives billions of dollars in yearly real estate sales via his software and marketing company. This sought after speaker on internet marketing and consultant to many of North America’s top producing brokerages and teams can be contacted via morgan@realestatewebmasters.com, or through his FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn profiles.

Morgan Carey is a business savant, entrepreneur, and visionary leader. He is the charismatic passion behind numerous endeavours, including Real Estate Webmasters, and REWsters Restaurant, as well a residential/commercial property company (Carey Real Estate Holdings). Morgan’s net worth is an estimated $70 Million, making him one of the most successful individuals in Canada’s web technology industry.

Recognizing the need for superior web platforms, Morgan founded Real Estate Webmasters (REW) in 2004. The award-winning company catapulted into success and now boasts over 150 employees in three offices. REW has been repeatedly listed in the Profit 500, and was named one of “Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies”. In 2014, Morgan Carey appeared on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, securing a record breaking $40,000,000 valuation for REW which he subsequently turned down for an even larger deal with new US partners.

Morgan Carey is a resident of beautiful Nanaimo, BC, and has overcome several unique challenges, which include becoming a father at 15 and later adopting his younger brother. Morgan flourished within these extraordinary circumstances, graduating university then studying abroad and finding a unique passion in search engine marketing. It was during this era that Morgan realized his love of web technology, became the renowned “SEO Guy” and fostered his flourishing business success.

Jennifer Egbert

In Boulder, CO's luxury real estate market, Jennifer Egbert, is renowned among colleagues and clients alike for her marketing savvy, integrity and loyalty (a total Leo).  While her sales track record speaks for itself (rocking), look no further than her clients’ accolades for her ability to connect on a deeply personal level (trusted advisor).  Jennifer understands the importance of nurturing relationships and is focused on the highest level of client service and professional integrity.

A specialist in modern luxury properties since 2002 (holy shit, its been a long time), Jennifer is devoted to serving the needs of her clients. Her neighborhood and market knowledge (Brain Octane™ works) is exceptional, and her reputation for as a competitive negotiator precedes her (pit bull).  When working with Jennifer, you can also rely on her staff of seasoned professionals (angels of mercy) with leading-edge knowledge of real estate committed to serving her clients’ needs.

Jennifer’s smile and style (she didn’t write this) blend beautifully with the tenacity and stamina that earned her a reputation as one of the most esteemed real estate professionals in the Boulder, CO area.

Louisette Geiss

Louisette Geiss was one of the first silence breakers to come forward publicly against Harvey Weinstein, placing herself in an extremely vulnerable position against a movie-mogul powerhouse. Though she had just given birth six weeks prior, she felt it was her duty to stop a predator given his termination, and she stepped up in a big way. At the time, few women were willing to put a name or face to what we now know as the #MeToo movement. Louisette alongside her original attorney, Gloria Allred, came forward publicly just days after the New York Times and New Yorker articles were released, and the rest is history. Louisette Geiss is now the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, which is being prosecuted by lead class counsel Beth Fegan at Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP. Louisette is also the chair of the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in The Weinstein Company bankruptcy.

Louisette Geiss was a working producer, actress, singer, and writer for over 20 years but left the entertainment business after her experience with Harvey Weinstein. Louisette was best known for her work as an actress in shows such as Two and a Half Men, King Of Queens & Wishmaster, to name a few.  She also sang professionally in many national commercials and performed at the Grand Ol’ Opry which propelled her to owning her own award-winning, music company. She had such clients as Royal Caribbean, Motorola, Splenda, Nissan, Merck, Lexus, etc.  Louisette knew she had to leave the entertainment business though as the complicit rape culture, fear and sexual harassment continued to rage on in Hollywood at the time.

Louisette reinvented herself and moved into social media, working with Buzztone, Evite, the Oscars, and many well-known executives, whom she can’t mention as she wrote and created their content for years. She became a legal guardian to a 7-year girl whom she heard needed a home and decided to try the corporate world so she may be more accessible to her child.  She first enjoyed working in escrow but was then heavily recruited by a well-known title insurance company and now enjoys a career as a Vice President of Sales. Louisette now has 4 amazing children, a wonderful husband and is still dedicated to creating a new reality for all women and men in any industry. She strongly believes that no one should be subjected to the frightening power dynamic that existed for so many years.

Simeon Garratt

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