Ken DeLeon, DeLeon Realty
Tips from the Number One Agent in the U.S. and how he closed a $100 million dollar deal!
Ken DeLeon of DeLeon Realty. DeLeon is not only the nation’s #1 Realtor with a sales volume of $275 million in 2011, he also holds the record for the most expensive property sold to-date in the U.S. – a $100 million Silicon Valley mansion sold to Russian billionaire Yuri Milner.
DeLeon will detail his dramatic rise to the top and how he became number one just nine years after starting his real estate career. He’ll also share tips for building a successful luxury business.
Tony & Barbara Young, Henley Estates International, LLC
Profiting from the International Luxury Market
Tony & Barbara Young are U.S. Brokers, each with over 30 years of experience, in both domestic and international luxury real estate in the High-Net-Worth and Ultra-High-Net-Worth sectors. After successful careers in a variety of real estate arenas, in 2007, at the request of a large international real estate corporation, Tony & Barbara moved to London to market & sell exclusive luxury properties in the French Alps and other European locations for a major international developer. They established a high-profile real estate office in the exclusive Mayfair District of Central London.
In 2009, after successfully completing the UK and European business initiatives, Tony was asked to become the Senior Director of Sales for a US $1 Billion private island development in Seychelles. He & Barbara moved there and successfully marketed luxury Villas ranging from US $5.5 million to US $25 million.
The Youngs are currently exclusively representing a new 5-star master-planned development, "Andermatt Swiss Alps," to the United States market, as well as to other markets worldwide. Their unique experience working around the world with trophy properties and the ultra-rich, gives them insights and valuable information and ideas to share.
Ted C. Jones, Stewart Title
Real Estate Market Update: What's Ahead?
Ted C. Jones is the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Stewart Title. A well respected expert with a PhD in finance and a Master’s degree in land economics and real estate, Jones is not only knowledgeable, his expertise is in demand as a consultant, expert witness and speaker. An accomplished presenter, he typically gives more than 150 presentations on real estate and the economic outlook each year.
Jones is known for his ability to interpret what’s happening in the marketplace and explain it clearly and simply. Forget dry-economic “speak,” his presentations are laced with humor and your notes will be full of relevant information you can use and share with clients.
Prior to joining Stewart Title, Jones served as chief economist at Texas A&M University’s Real Estate Center, the nation’s largest publicly funded real estate group. Before that, he authored and taught the valuation and appraisal section of the Bachelor of Commerce in Valuation and Property Management at Lincoln College, University of Canterbury near Christchurch, New Zealand. Recognized internationally, Jones has completed appraisals and property analysis in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean and the United States. He has consulted on real estate matters for organizations including the FDIC and Boeing.
Kay Green, MIRM, President
A visual look at the latest luxury home trends - From fishbowl toilets, translucent wood, and jewelry for your shower to artistic tile and more
Kay Green is the President and founder of Kay Green Design. With thirty-three years of Interior Design experience, it goes without saying that her design expertise is unmatched. Kay is a regular featured speaker at The National Home Builder’s convention, has been inducted into the Florida Housing Hall of Fame in recognition of her interior design work in the new home arena, and holds numerous national design awards.
Kay's active participation in the housing industry demonstrates both her strong interest in staying current with the latest design trends and products as well as her generous willingness to give back to the community and the industry through educating builders, architects, interior designers and the public on how to create spectacular spaces.
Under her business and design leadership, she has led Kay Green Design to be one of the most respected and well known interior design firms in the nation.