Paul Benson Recognized as Master Networker By Luxury Real Estate Peers
SEATTLE, WA USA – Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s Annual Fall Conference took place from Sunday, October 5th to Wednesday, October 8th in Boston, Massachusetts at The Fairmont Copley Plaza. Saul Cohen, president and co-founder of Hammond Residential Real Estate, was honored with the Luxury Real Estate Lifetime Achievement Award during the event’s Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation. Keynote speakers included Kipp Bodnar of HubSpot, who discussed inbound marketing principles and tactics, and Kermit Baker from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, who shared insight on current housing trends.
Members of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network participated in expert panel discussions on a diverse range of topics including working with international buyers, the latest technologies to win and market a listing and cultivating your network by leveraging your connections to grow your business. More targeted discussions led by Luxury Real Estate members and partners included negotiating from a number of different perspectives, technology tips to sell more real estate, current findings on Chinese real estate investment, marketing a lifestyle for resort destinations, how to find and activate the top 1%ers and tips on growing your business to the next level while keeping a healthy work/life balance.
The Luxury Real Estate Board of Regents was honored at this year’s Fall Conference, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand, and met preceding the event for further networking opportunities and a presentation from Jim Gardner of The Wall Street Journal on luxury real estate insights. Sponsors and local hosts of the conference included Hammond Residential Real Estate, Concierge Auctions, The Wall Street Journal, Unique Homes, duPont Registry, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty and Empower Consulting Group.
In addition to Saul Cohen, recipients of the Luxury Real Estate Awards include: Best App: Harry Norman, Realtors; Best Brand Integration: Towne Realty Group; Best Digital Marketing: The Invidiata Team; Best Industry Networking: Tim Savage; Best Overall Marketing Package: Concierge Auctions; Best Print Marketing: Carmel Realty Company; Best Video:Jon Wade; Best Website: Handsome Properties; Billionaires Club: Joe Babajian, Mauricio Umansky, Creig Northrop, John Klemish, Elizabeth Stribling, George Damianos and Malcolm Dingle; Extraordinary Philanthropist: Jim Walberg; Highest Average Sales Price: Stribling & Associates; Master Networker: Colleen Olson, Julia Hoagland, Lisa James Otto, Paul Benson, Denise Pruitt, Kirsten Johnson, Joseph Himali, John Stough, Scott Maizlish and Edgar Van Schaik; Most Innovative Marketing Technique: Resources Real Estate; Most Outbound Referrals: Waterfront Properties and Club Communities; Outstanding Development: The Greenbrier Sporting Club; Outstanding Rookie: Farrah Aldjufrie; Outstanding Social Media Savvy: Lila Delman Real Estate; Significant Sales: Eleanor Farnsworth, Mauricio Umansky,Nancy Pandolfi, Concierge Auctions, Faith Wilson, Stephanie Mallios and Brian Hazen.
The 19th Annual Luxury Real Estate Fall Conference is hosted by Luxury Real Estate Chairman/Publisher, John Brian Losh, and is one of four annual invitation-only events that bring together the most prominent luxury brokers from across the globe to discuss current real estate trends.