Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced today that more than 20 speakers and panelists affiliated with the Company and its franchise brands will present at the 2014 Asian Real Estate Association of America’s (AREAA) Global & Luxury Summit at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on April 12-15.

“I personally am very pleased to act as co-chair of this year’s event, having participated in many of the organization’s conferences over the last several years,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This is an exciting time for the luxury real estate industry, as we continue to see many significant sales and listings globally, so the focus on the high-end sector is very timely. We also have seen a growth in Asian investors buying outside of their respective countries, making the work of AREAA critical at this time.”

Below is a list of Realogy-affiliated speakers who will be presenters at the AREAA Global & Luxury Summit, in addition to numerous real estate brokers and agents affiliated with Realogy’s brands who will be in attendance.

General Session: Global Focus

  • Philip White, president and CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
  • Bev Thorne, chief marketing officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC

General Session: Luxury Focus

  • Kathryn Korte, president and CEO, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.

Global Congress 

  • Budge Huskey, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Millennial Luxury Real Estate

  • Sherry Chris, president and CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC

Leading Cities for International Buyers in the U.S.

  • Brian Krueger, Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, Las Vegas
  • Dean Jones, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle
  • Gordon Hoppe, senior vice president, director of sales, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Understanding the China Opportunity

  • Dean Jones, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, Seattle

Top Luxury Specialist 

  • Arthur Hung, president, AREAA Metro New York Chapter, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., moderator
  • Nikki Field, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc., New York City Laurent Demeure, founder and CEO, Coldwell Banker France and Monaco

The Art Of Art Collecting: The Ultimate Lifestyle Experience

  • C. Hugh Hildesley, executive vice president, Sotheby’s (Auction House)

Real Estate Trends In Asia

  • Paul Boldy, managing director, Asia Pacific, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
  • Ramnik Chopra, managing director, Coldwell Banker India
  • Peter Turtzo, vice president of global operations, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Real Estate Opportunities In Europe, Canada & Latin America

  • Tanya Reu, AREAA National Board Member, Realogy human resources executive, moderator
  • C. Brian Rushton, senior vice president of operations, Century 21 Canada

Going High End – Creating Your Luxury Brand

  • Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
  • Elisa Orlanski Ours, senior vice president, planning and design, Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, “Going High End – Creating Your Luxury Brand”

Prospecting For Asian Clients and Developing International Customers

  • Tina Mak, Coldwell Banker Westburn Realty, Vancouver

Realogy’s continued involvement with AREAA and its efforts on other multicultural-related initiatives are highlighted in the recently released 2013 Realogy Diversity & Community Outreach Highlights report. 

Founded in 2003, AREAA is a nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable home ownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market. More information can be found at


About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising with company-owned residential real estate brokerage operations doing business under its franchise systems as well as relocation and title services. Realogy’s brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty®, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Collectively, Realogy’s franchise system members operate approximately 13,700 offices with 247,800 independent sales associates doing business in 103 countries around the world. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, N.J.
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