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Leverage Global Partners at Real Estate Connect NYC 2015


Inman’s Real Estate Connect conference in New York City brought together top entrepreneurs, business innovators, and industry leaders who shared personal stories of how they built their companies. Joining the stage with representatives of global conglomerates and multinational corporations, our Leverage Global Partners shone brightly as they shared their successes as leaders of thriving independent brokerages.

Nick Segal speaks with Brad Inman on “How to Build a Brokerage from Scrappy Startup to National Stand Out”

"Part of our model is everyone has a stake, equity in our company." – Nick Segal

At the Indie Broker panel discussions, Vanessa Bergmark (Red Oak Realty), and Raj Qsar (The Boutique Real Estate Group) joined Leverage President and Partners Trust Co-Founder F. Ron Smith to discuss the freedom and entrepreneurial spirit of independent real estate brokers. Representing our New York City partner CORE, Shaun Osher described “How I Built My Business with $500 and a Saxophone” and Tony Sargent talked “How to Build a Global Referral Business.” Audie Chamberlain, VP Marketing of Partners Trust, shared his knowledge of “How to Build a Global Marketing Plan for Your Brand.”

Indie Broker Track: Vanessa Bergmark, F. Ron Smith, Susana Murphy, & Raj Qsar

“You know you believe in your brand when you’re comfortable bringing your founders, leadership or marketing team to your listing appointments.” – F. Ron Smith

Rupert Murdoch delivers the keynote address

"There's no digital substitute for the human touch." – Rupert Murdoch

Other Real Estate Connect highlights included Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Urbanspoon CEO Keela Robison, and Cola-Cola Vice President of Innovation/Entrepreneurship David Butler who shared their experiences building their brands. Media magnate Rupert Murdoch gave the conference keynote address and discussed his acquisition of Move Inc.,‘s operator.

Leverage Cocktail Event

Leverage hosted a superb cocktail event, sponsored by .LUXURY, where our partners, including Hudson Place Realty, Towne Realty Group, Ashurst & Niemeyer, Partners Trust, Barbara Cleary’s Realty Guild, The Lanier Property Group, Madison & Company Properties, The Boutique Real Estate Group, CORE, and Country Houses Real Estate enjoyed mixing and mingling with their fellow partners in our network, along with representatives from 1000watt, Ruhm Luxury Marketing, Balcony, Lone Wolf, Katie Lance Consulting, JLOOP, and Reach150. View the full event photo album here.

Photos courtesy of Brian Copeland and Real Estate Connect

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