SOURCE: McGuire Real Estate

McGuire Real Estate

March 10, 2011 16:17 ET

McGuire Joins Top Real Estate Professionals at Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT to Explore Changes in Luxury Market

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Top real estate professionals from around the world convened at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT, Mar. 6-8 at The Cosmopolitan resort in Las Vegas.

McGuire is a proud member of Luxury Portfolio International™, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokerages. The program helps attendees examine the latest real estate and lifestyle trends for today's luxury market.

"2010 tested the luxury market but we're a better, stronger program and network as a result," said Paul Boomsma, President of Luxury Portfolio. "Those that weathered the economic storm have begun to emerge and we're proud to see our brokers leading the way. In part, this year's event attendance increased 50 percent."

Keynote speakers included Founder of Ubercool, Michael Tchong, who reflected on recent marketing, media, and technology findings, explaining how "Ubertrends" reshape our society and present new opportunities. Todd Buchholtz, former White House Director of Economic Policy, Managing Director of $15 billion Tiger Fund, and an award-winning Harvard Economics Professor, shared his global marketplace insights.

Dr. Jim Taylor of the Harrison Group spoke about the changing attitudes and spending habits of the wealthy -- gleaning knowledge from the Annual American Express Survey of Affluence and Wealth in America, and his newly-released book, Selling to the New Elite. Matthew Ferrara of Matthew Ferrara & Co., shared his top 10 tech tools for luxury agents looking to leverage business and communicate with today's technology-savvy clientele.

Launched in 2005, Luxury Portfolio International™ annually markets 25,000 of the world's most remarkable homes, attracting over 1.3 million high-net-worth visitors a year to its award-winning website.

ABOUT MCGUIRE REAL ESTATE
McGuire Real Estate has been an integral part of the real estate scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 90 years. A mid-sized, regional boutique, McGuire specializes in luxury real estate but applies the highest standards of service to properties in every price range, to every client. Our customer first philosophy and local focus have produced a winning formula for this Bay Area real estate leader. McGuire's affiliation with Luxury Portfolio connects its clients and agents to a worldwide marketplace. McGuire operates three offices in San Francisco, two in Marin County, one in Burlingame serving the Peninsula, and two serving the East Bay.

To learn more about McGuire Real Estate, contact us at clientcare@mcguire.com, 1-800-4-RESULTS or visit www.mcguire.com.