Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum

August 13-14, 2018

Forum Overview

The Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum is an exclusive event where you’ll have the opportunity to network with your peers from across the country and get access to the latest trends and information about the affluent consumer through engaging speakers, panels, case studies and more. You will leave this event empowered and better positioned to train your agents on leveraging Luxury Portfolio as they work with high-end homebuyers and sellers.

The Affluence Forum is open to all company staff involved with luxury properties, including brokers, marketing, relocation, etc. It is also valuable for sales managers with offices in affluent communities. This forum is only open to current members of Luxury Portfolio International®.

This forum is not available to sales associates. Our next sales associate events are LeadingRE’s ASEAN Immersion Conference, May 8-10. The Global Symposium in Barcelona, September 27-29, the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT and Agent SUMMIT, February 18-20, 2019 at Wynn Las Vegas.

Featured Speakers

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Cara David
Jae Joo
Chandler Mount
Peter Pennoyer
Noa Santos

Staff Speakers

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Paul Boomsma

Paul Boomsma

President/CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Paul Boomsma serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate community of 565 real estate firms spanning six continents. He created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio International® division for LeadingRE, previously serving as its president. He also headed operations and strategic marketing for LeadingRE as COO. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, before becoming national marketing director for a major franchise. Today, he is a frequent industry speaker on topics that include: consumer trends, global business practices, and working with affluent buyers and sellers. Among his many distinctions, he was named to the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, ranked on Inman’s Most Influential and received the Unique Homes’ Award for Excellence in Luxury Home Marketing.

Stephanie Anton

Stephanie Anton

President, Luxury Portfolio International®

Stephanie Anton is the President, Luxury Portfolio International®. She has been with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® since 2005 and today oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Luxury Portfolio International, the companies high-end marketing division. She frequently speaks to audiences around the world about the luxury industry at large, real estate marketing, and research and insights into the affluent consumer. She has been named to the Inman 101 list of innovative leaders driving industry change, the Swanepoel Power 200 list of most influential real estate professionals and Luxury Daily's prestigious ranking of Luxury Women to Watch 2017, a select list of 25 accomplished executives set to make a difference in luxury.

Anne Colvin

Anne Colvin

Director, Member Services, Luxury Portfolio International®

Anne Colvin is the primary account manager for US Luxury Portfolio members and handles new member onboarding and recruiting, existing account management, training, and general administration of the Luxury Portfolio program. With a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University, Anne has worked as a project designer at architectural design firms in both Chicago and Boston. Notable projects included the White Elephant Resort in Nantucket, Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium, and Neiman Marcus department stores. Prior to joining the Luxury Portfolio team in 2010, Anne began her career in real estate working in leasing and property management in Chicago’s north neighborhoods.

Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh

Senior Manager Marketing Services, Luxury Portfolio International®

As the Senior Manager, Marketing Services for Luxury Portfolio International®, Michelle Walsh oversees the luxury marketing team, leads ongoing strategic initiatives and spearheads new product developments.

Prior to joining Luxury Portfolio, Michelle worked in marketing and creative services supporting the technology industry in Illinois, as well as in publishing in the D.C. area. Michelle holds a Bachelor's degree in Advertising from Michigan State University.


In an effort to deliver the timeliest information, all session descriptions, titles and presenters are subject to change.

3:15 PM
Opening Remarks
3:45 PM
Interview with Mickey Kahn, Luxury Daily
4:15 PM
Must-Know Interior Design Trends for Remodeling
5:00 PM
Architectural Trends for the High-Net-Worth with Peter Pennoyer, Peter Pennoyer Architects
8:00 PM
Cocktail Reception and Dinner
8:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
9:15 AM
The Latest Research on the Global Affluent
9:45 AM
Digital Marketing Opportunities to Target the High-Net-Worth
10:15 AM
Networking Break
11:00 AM
Assessing the Competition
12:00 PM
Updates from Luxury Portfolio
1:00 PM
Working Lunch
1:30 PM
Ask the Experts
2:45 PM
Best Practices Group Brainstorm
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Early Bird registration ends Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Standard Rate registration begins Friday, July 13, 2018

Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum

Early Bird: $429.00 - Registration Ends: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Standard: $479.00 - Registration Begins: Friday, July 13, 2018

Luxury Portfolio Affluence Forum Dinner - Guest


Online registration closes 11:59 pm CDT on Monday, August 6. Register by Monday, August 1 to be included on the attendee list.

Please note the cost of meals for this event is estimated to be $225.00. Please consult your tax advisor.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of your registration is available through Thursday, July 12, 2018. Cancellations made between July 13, 2018 and July 30, 2018, will be charged a $100 administrative fee. No refunds for registration fees will be given beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Registered attendees may modify or cancel their registration online, using their confirmation number and email address.

Substitution Policy

A $50.00 fee will apply to any registration name substitutions made beginning Friday, July 13, 2018. All requests for substitutions must be received in writing to


Airport Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Estimated taxi cost: $62.00
Estimated time by taxi: 75 min

La Guardia Airport (LGA)
Estimated taxi cost: $45.00
Estimated time by taxi: 45 min

Newark International Airport (EWR)
Estimated taxi cost: $75.00
Estimated time by taxi: 60 min

Train charge (one way): $15.00


(open to members and approved vendors)

The Affluence Forum is an ideal time to market your company to luxury marketing specialists from throughout the country. Opportunities are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve, please contact indicating your preferred sponsorship.

Open to Luxury Portfolio member firms, as well as approved companies that provide goods or services to luxury specialists or consumers.

Pre-Dinner Cocktails


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  • Opportunity for company person to make welcome remarks (non-commercial)
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