We were inspired by new strategies and networking at the Cartus Broker Network International Conference
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Relocation Team attended the 2012 Cartus Broker Network International Conference held April 25-28 in Florida at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. The annual event, this year themed “Rising to the Challenge,” brought together nearly 600 Cartus Broker Network members from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for an intensive event that included an awards celebration as well as an agenda of interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and executive presentations.
The Conference’s hands-on sessions were designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices among the brokers who compose the Cartus Broker Network. Connie Farmer Ray, President & CEO of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners was involved in interaction and discussion on a wide variety of relocation issues, while networking with other leading brokers and the Cartus Broker Network leadership team.
Corporate speakers at the conference included Richard A. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of Cartus’ parent company Realogy, and Kevin J. Kelleher, Cartus president and CEO. Keynote speaker was Patrick Grandinetti, Real Estate Industry Director at Google, Inc.
“The last few years have been interesting ones for those of us in real estate,” said Gerald Pearce, Cartus’ executive vice president, Broker Services and Affinity Services. “But despite the economic challenges they’ve faced, the members of the Cartus Broker Network have continued to provide the highest quality service to their customers. This event has given me the opportunity to congratulate and thank them for all that they’ve done and for their ongoing professionalism.”
Christy Woiwode, VP of Relocation for Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners spoke of the value gained at the conference. “I appreciate the depth and breadth of information that was made available during the event,” Woiwode said. “This conference provided me with an opportunity to learn and grow as well as hear from our industry leaders.”
Representing 835 of the top-performing brokers across the country, the Cartus Broker Network provides real estate services to clients and customers of Cartus’ affinity, corporate, and government clients. In 2011, Cartus and the Cartus Broker Network closed sales of 71,996 properties, with an approximate value of more than $19.25 billion, on behalf of Cartus clients and Network members.
About Cartus and the Cartus Broker Network
Cartus Broker Network is the nation’s leading network of more than 835 market-leading real estate firms representing more than 3,000 offices and more than 97,000 agents. Cartus provides trusted guidance to organizations of all types and sizes that require global relocation solutions. Serving over 70% of the Fortune 50 and providing service to more than 160 countries, we apply our more than half century of experience to help our clients with their mobility, outsourcing, consulting, and language and intercultural training needs. Cartus is part of Realogy Corporation—a global provider of real estate and relocation services. To find out how our greater experience, reach, and hands-on guidance can help your company, visit www.cartus.com and www.pitchengine.com/cartus; read our blog at www.cartusblog.com; or click www.realogy.comfor more information.
About Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, established in 1995, is a full-service real estate firm with office locations spanning from Beaufort, South Carolina, through the greater Savannah area to St. Simons Island, Georgia. In addition to listing and selling residential real estate, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners’ other divisions include commercial real estate, property management, relocation services, new homes, a real estate school, mortgage lending and a publishing/media division. The company’s corporate offices are located at 6349 Abercorn St., Savannah, Georgia. For more information visit their Web site at www.MyCbpp.com.