CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 9, 2012) – Four members of the Allen Tate Company senior leadership team were featured speakers at the 2012 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) Annual Conference held March 22-26, 2012, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, Fla.
The event welcomed more than 1,000 top real estate brokers, managers, relocation professionals, sponsors and guests from the U.S. and more than a dozen countries around the world. Participating LeadingRE brokerages represent a significant share of the U.S. real estate market, with annual sales production of more than $225 billion.
The week-long series of four conferences in one boasted a noteworthy line-up of speakers, who addressed topics relating to real estate management, technology, marketing and business development.
“We were delighted to provide audiences with a range of speakers that includes some of the most successful professionals in our industry,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.
Allen Tate speakers and their topics included:
- Pat Riley, president and COO, Allen Tate Company – “Leveraging Local Relationships to Capture Global Business,” panelist
- Phyllis Brookshire, senior vice-president, Allen Tate Realtors – “Rethink Referrals – Fostering Accountability Among Your Agents, Driving Incremental Income and Supporting Your Colleagues,” panelist
- Mark Bardo, vice-president of administration, Allen Tate Company – “Listing Syndication – What are your latest options?” panelist
- Susan Larkin, vice-president of marketing and public relations, Allen Tate Company – “The Importance of Engaging the Consumer with Your Brand,” facilitator
Keynote speakers included widely recognized scientific figure Dr. Michio Kaku and award-winning journalist, television legal analyst and trial attorney Lisa Bloom.
Allen Tate Company is a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of over 550 premier locally-branded firms producing almost $225 billion in annual home sales. LeadingRE provides a broad range of brokerage services to its affiliates, including lead generation, branding support, luxury marketing, Web exposure and technology systems, and state of the art learning and credentialing.
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About Allen Tate Company
Allen Tate Company is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with offices in the Charlotte, Triad, Triangle and Upstate South Carolina regions. Allen Tate offers the advantage of hometown service with international capabilities and the latest in real estate technology and maximum marketing exposure. Visit www.allentate.com for more information.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 550 firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 4,600 offices and 140,000 associates in more than 30 countries worldwide. The organization’s leadership is demonstrated by the fact that its affiliates comprise six of the top 10 real estate companies in the country. Collectively, LeadingRE affiliates produced nearly 1 million home sales valued at $225 billion in the U.S. in 2010. In addition, LeadingRE affiliates hold the Number One position in terms of sales or volume in 40 percent of the top 96 markets in the U.S.