| Nov 05, 2013
Chairman and founder of Watson Realty Corp., William “Bill” Watson Jr., attended the International Symposium in Venice, Italy, hosted by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
and Luxury Portfolio International®
. The event was held at the Molino Stucky Hilton and attracted accomplished real estate professionals from member firms in 18 countries.
“It was wonderful to attend a symposium hosted by two of Watson Realty’s most influential affiliates; LeadingRE and Luxury Portfolio,” said Watson. “The information presented only added to the current excitement being felt by the upturn in the real estate industry both in the United States and internationally.”
The symposium focused on strengthening the network’s growing worldwide capabilities and global real estate issues.
Watson had the pleasure of meeting with fellow attendees and sponsors from the U.S. and overseas and was able to share individual property listings that he thought would be of particular interest to them.
“Events like these help us to foster and maintain relationships from all over the world and has been instrumental in Watson Realty being able to provide our legendary quality service on an international scale,” said Watson. “The networking capabilities are endless, and our customer base has grown to rely and depend on us for these types of global contacts.”
In keeping with its name, LeadingRE only recruits the best of the best to become a part of their network. LeadingRE membership is a privilege and members are expected to maintain high performance standards in order to retain their status and the loyalty of its fellow network members.
“As a truly international organization – now spanning more than 40 countries – we are committed to leadership in the global real estate arena, supporting our members with meaningful education and networking events and fostering lucrative cross-border referrals and business development opportunities,” said Leading President/CEO Pam O’Connor.
The symposium featured an array of talented speakers, including keynote speaker Jim Marks of Virtual Results, who shared insights on defining “Your Online Global Personality.” Matthew Ferrara of Matthew Ferrara & Company discussed the differences in real estate practices around the world, and Federico Prates of Pratesi Linens, Inc. offered compelling marketing strategies as he shared how this luxury Italian brand embodies everything that is special about Italy. Other sessions focused on business opportunities in growth markets and with expatriate communities and affluent consumers.
The 2013 Symposium is the latest event in series of successful global symposiums held by the network in Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Valencia and Dublin.