Nine REALTORS® share their thoughts on the rich rewards of relationship-building with global commercial real estate investors and developers at the annual MIPIM conference in France. Will you be joining them in 2019?

“It’s an opportunity to build relationships I could not do geographically if I stayed in the U.S.”
George Harvey, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI, Telluride, CO

“If I am back home and I want to talk to the CEO of the largest home builder in the U.S., I’m not getting in. He’s got gatekeeper after gatekeeper after gate-keeper. I come to MIPIM and meet him personally and he says “Hey, come on our yacht so we can talk." MIPIM opens doors I could never do back home.”
Alex Ruggieri, CCIM, CIPS, CRE, GRI, Champaign, IL

“This is the future. Our world is shrinking. The people here understand that and are taking great advantage”
Vince Malta, San Francisco, CA

“In the first day, I met someone which led to a meeting – resulting in someone actually being interested in investing in Rhode Island.”
Joe Luca, SRES, Providence, RI

“I’ve gained new relationships. It’s an eye opening experience to learn how much people want to invest in the United States.”
Jennifer Ott, CCIM, Las Vegas, NV

“The world is getting smaller. This (MIPIM) is the mecca of real estate.”
Leil Koch, CCIM, CIPS, CPM, CRB, Maui, HI

“So many different ways we can share what we have to offer in our region with people from all over the world – it would be next to impossible to do this anywhere else.”
Christopher Suranna, CRES, GREEN, Washington, DC

“MIPIM is the place to reinvigorate your business.”
Maurice Hampton, ABR, CIPS, SRS, Chicago, IL

“The second and third year combined we were able to get an investor commitment of $240million to our region.”
Chris Anderson, GRI, San Diego, CA

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