On October 14, 2016, LIV Sotheby’s International Realty hosted, LIV CONNECT 2016, a regional western networking event bringing together some of the most influential leaders and broker professionals within the Sotheby’s International Realty network, both locally, and from feeder markets across the United States. The event was held at Hyatt Regency Denver, with a goal to offer attendees the opportunity to collaborate with brokers in Colorado-area feeder markets and beyond, and to discover exciting initiatives taking place within the global Sotheby’s International Realty brand.
“It was a huge honor for LIV Sotheby’s International Realty to have nearly 500 Sotheby’s International Realty brokers from around the Western United States come together in Denver for a world class networking event,” said LIV Sotheby’s International Realty president, Scott Webber. “We were thrilled to host them. It was another important and exclusive opportunity to learn from, and strengthen, our international firm and network- ultimately to better serve our clients.”
Over 500 real estate professionals were in attendance at the event, which featured Keynote speaker, Bobby Stuckey, Master Sommelier and Owner of award-winning Frasca Food and Wine, in Boulder, CO. Stuckey shared how his full immersion into the food and wine industry shares one common denominator with those in the real estate industry – hospitality.
“Reaching individuals on a personal level is about more than cooking food and selling homes,” said Stuckey. “Ultimately, hospitality is the key factor in successfully connecting with people- no matter the industry.”
Highlights of the conference included a Sotheby’s International Realty ‘Superstar’ panel featuring some of the top brokers and leadership in the SIR network. Panelists included Nikki Field, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc., New York, NY, Neil Lyon, CRS, GRI, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc., Santa Fe, NM, Michael Lawler, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Naples, FL, and Michael Dreyfus, Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty, Palo Alto, CA.
The conference also included afternoon ‘breakthrough’ sessions with guest panelists including Rob Katz, Chairman and CEO, Vail Resorts, Jack Cotton, CRB, Sotheby’s International Realty Inc., Osterville, MA, Debbie De Grote, President, Excelleum Coaching and Consulting, CA, Jim Miller, COO, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty, Chicago, IL, and a panel on marketing to Millennials moderated by Ryan Secrist, Vice President, Managing Broker LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.
Chief Marketing Officer, Wendy S. Purvey from Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates headquarters, and Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Business Development, Francis X. Santangelo, shared insight into the brand, with topics ranging from the strength of the Sotheby’s International Realty network in today’s market place, to the latest marketing initiatives.
“The 2016 LIV CONNECT event ignited 35 companies from many feeder market locations around the US and world including Belize and the Cayman Islands connecting nearly 500 network members to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. Professionals of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand came to hear about the exciting new tools still yet to be rolled out in 4th quarter and a little glimpse into 2017 marketing. But mostly, they came to network and share best practices which is what they do best! This event is exactly what the brand is all about and the momentum was felt from the first cocktail party at our gorgeous, new Cherry Creek office until the very last speaker and breakout session. LIV Sotheby’s International Realty did an amazing job bringing the event to life right on brand point,” said Wendy Purvey Chief Marketing Officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates.
The networking event commenced with a cocktail reception in the foyer of the Hyatt Regency Denver, where sponsors including Land Title Guarantee Company, First American Title Company, Englewood Mortgage Company, Megastar Financial Corp., E-Solutions, HomeAdvisor, Excelleum Coaching and Consulting, Realtor.com, EvolveMediaGroup, Platinum Luxury Auctions, xpressdocs, Del Frisco’s Grille, Bukaty, ImageSurge, LuxuryRealEstate.com, Lifestyle Publications, and more, highlighted their products in an open Marketplace.
For more information, contact LIV Sotheby’s International Realty public relations manager, Brittanny Havard, at 303.486.3738. To service all of your real estate needs visit www.livsothebysrealty.com.