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‘Mapping the Global Future’ to feature industry strategist Stefan Swanepoel and over 20 presenters and panelists

NEW YORK — The annual Global Real Estate Summit NYC will mark its 12th anniversary Monday, Oct. 22, at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown Manhattan.

International stakeholders from the real estate, development, investment, lending, technology and legal industries attend a presentation during last year’s Global Real Estate Summit NYC. (Photo: Courtesy of SIBOR and HGAR)

Embracing the theme of “Mapping the Global Future,” the daylong conference and trade expo will feature noted real estate strategist Stefan Swanepoel, along with more than 20 other presenters and panelists.

The Staten Island Board of Realtors® (SIBOR) and Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors® (HGAR) will again co-present the event, which anticipates attendance of more than 600 international stakeholders from the real estate, development, investment, lending, technology and legal industries.


The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) and the New York State Association of Realtors® (NYSAR) are serving as the Premier Sponsors of the event.

This year’s summit will include an array of topics, featuring but not limited to:

  • Dealing with foreign nationals when doing business in different international markets and in the U.S.
  • Different rules of engagement, cultures, finances, currencies, immigration policies, politics, variable consumer requirements, and much more.
  • What will be the best strategies for building cities in this globalized world?
  • What will urban life be like in 2030 or 2050?
  • What will be the potential risks to globalization?

“The face of real estate is changing in many ways and the globalization of real estate brokerage is playing a significant role in the changing paradigm,” said Sandy Krueger, CEO of SIBOR. “This conference and others like it are key to helping real estate professionals to participate and succeed in providing service to this growing segment of the market.”

Last year was HGAR’s first time participating in this event, and Richard Haggerty, CEO of HGAR, indicated his organization was “thrilled with the turnout.”

“Since that time,” Haggerty said, “there’s been a lot of excitement as we continue to grow our Manhattan base of Realtors and we’re looking forward to again providing a wealth of valuable information for all of our members in New York City and the Hudson Valley.”

Featured speakers and panelists will include an array of industry experts, such as Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of Research for NAR; Jessica Edgerton, Executive VP, Operations and Corporate Counsel, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®; Ron Molcho, Broker/Owner, American Homes Group; Raj Rajpal, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Scott Durkin, president and COO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Michael Cobb, chairman and CEO, ECI Development; Leonard Steinberg, chief evangelist, Compass, as well as professionals from Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales; The Jills Group; Purplebricks; members of the New York City media, and many others.

Additional summit sponsors include a variety of distinguished organizations such as Wells Fargo Home Mortgage; Flexmls; GeoData Plus; Dolgetta Law, PLLC; RE/MAX; Robert DeFalco Realty; Popular Community Bank; Gillani Homes: Sari Kingsley Real Estate; American Homes Group; United National Realty; Century 21 Papp Realty; Dorothy Jensen Realty; Dynamax Realty; CUTO Closing Gifts; Houlihan Lawrence; Vismith Homes Realty; Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group; EXIT Realty Liberty Homes; Capuder Fazio Giacola, Attorneys at Law; Encore Real Estate; Empire State Realty Services; Portico Realty Group;  A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp.; National Tenant Network; Popular Mortgage; ShowingTime, and Virtual APT.


The Oct. 22 summit and industry expo will begin 7:45 a.m. and continue throughout the day, concluding with an early evening cocktail reception. The day’s activities will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, in Manhattan.

The event will include a day filled with information and networking opportunities for real estate professionals and entrepreneurs in associated fields who seek to work internationally.


For tickets, exhibitor or sponsorship registration, or to learn more about 2018 Global Real Estate Summit NYC, log onto http://www.globalrealestatenyc.com, or contact Gary Connolly, HGAR’s director of Multiple Listing Service and Information Systems, at 914- 681-0833, or via e-mail: Gary.Connolly@HGAR.com.

About the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR)

Established in 1915, the Staten Island Board of REALTORS® (SIBOR) is the largest professional and trade association in Staten Island, N.Y.

SIBOR exists to enhance the ability and opportunity of its members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and promote the preservation of the public’s right to own, transfer and use real property.

Comprised of more than 2,000 members, SIBOR serves real estate agents, brokers and affiliated professionals throughout the borough and surrounding areas.

SIBOR is the provider of the Staten Island Multiple Listing Service Inc. (SIMLS), which works as a clearinghouse through which more than 250 local real estate firms exchange information on properties they have listed for sale. Together, its members participate in over 5,000 real estate transactions every year.

All SIBOR Realtors belong to the New York State Association of REALTORS® (NYSAR) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

SIBOR may be reached at 718-928-3220 and viewed online at SIBORREALTORS.com. SIBOR may also be visited on Facebook at “Staten Island Board of Realtors” and on Twitter via @SIBOR.

About the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR)

The Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS® (HGAR), founded in 1916, is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of almost 11,000 real estate professionals doing business in Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan.  It is the second largest REALTOR® Association in New York, and one of the largest in the country.

The Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service (HGMLS), owned by HGAR, offers more than 16,000 properties in the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. It is among the top 50 largest MLSs in the country.



Barton Horowitz, Staten Island Board of Realtors®
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Mary T. Prenon, Director of Communications                        
Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®