Regional Broker Forums

June 2018

Forum Overview

The Broker Forums are designed for brokers, general managers or higher level roles that are responsible for day-to-day organizational management at their company. Relocation directors and those with responsibility in the areas of business development and relocation can attend our Relocation & Referral Forum being held Thursday-Friday August 2-3, 2018 in Nashville.


9:30 AM
Networking Breakfast
9:45 AM
Welcome and Introductions
11:00 AM
State of the Market

A discussion around the rapid acceleration of new business models within our industry, their aggressive recruiting tactics, and the hype and attention that surrounds them. We will look at the impact they are having, what they’re offering, and how to retain our agents and/or recruit away from them. It is important for you to understand these new forces and how to protect your interests.

11:15 AM
12:30 PM
Leading with Innovation

A brain-storm and presentation of new tools and programs to support the growth of your agents, your recruiting/retention efforts, and deliver a better consumer experience. LeadingRE is developing several new platforms and this is your opportunity to weigh in on the elements that are important to your business. This is the time to leverage the power of our collective network and compete using the most innovative marketing and technology tools.

1:00 PM
Working Lunch

To maximize our time together, we will also present content that is not interactive during this ‘working lunch’.

1:45 PM
Marketing Your Independence

Reformulating your ‘Brand DNA’ by responding to market changes and today’s consumer with a new ‘Brand Story’. The needs of today’s consumers require you to tell a story that highlights the benefits that are most relevant to them. It is important to understand how consumers are changing and how LeadingRE’s research can enhance your ‘Brand Story’. This interactive workshop format will help you craft your message and get you on your way to connecting and engaging with both consumers and agents in unexpected ways.

2:00 PM
3:00 PM
Showcasing Profitability

During this informative session, your fellow LeadingRE members will share ‘what’s new and working’ to drive their growth and profitability. You’ll save time by hearing how other members evaluated and implemented their ideas - from agent tools to new consumer benefits. LeadingRE is the sum of the very best brokerages and you’ll be amazed at the amount of valuable take-aways and principles that you can leverage by attending this last hour of the Broker Forum.

3:00 PM
Meeting Adjourns


Chicago - Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Five Star Amenity Center

161 N. Clark Street, 12th Floor

Chicago, IL 60601

Orlando – Monday, June 11, 2018

Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

5545 Forbes Place

Orlando, Florida 32812

Boston - Wednesday, June 13

Boston Marriott Cambridge

50 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02142

San Francisco – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Westin San Francisco Airport

1 Old Bayshore Highway

Millbrae, CA 94030

Denver – Friday, June 22, 2018

Hotel Monaco

1717 Champa Street

Denver, CO 80202


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.

Liz Nunan

Liz Nunan

Executive Vice President, Member Services, , Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Liz Nunan joined LeadingRE with nearly 30 years of industry experience, serving the last 20 years in a leadership role with member broker, Houlihan Lawrence. She brings a unique perspective that combines knowledge and experience in brokerage management and operations, with corporate relocation and the luxury real estate market. Liz is a licensed real estate broker and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors from 2006-2017 and the Board of Directors of the Hudson Gateway MLS from 2014-2017. In addition, as a member, she was the recipient of the prestigious LeadingRE Hall of Fame Award for her service to the network and its members in 2011.

VP Appearances

Erin Koops

Erin Koops

Erin Koops, CRP, is vice president, Business Solutions for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, serving as the primary liaison for member brokerages across the U.S. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President of member services, managing the client services VP team and overseeing core programs, including the industry-leading broker-to-broker referral network and unique member-only offerings such as the white-glove cross-border referral concierge program and LeadingRE’s US Military on the Move real estate program for military families. After her own family’s relocation to Austin, Texas in May 2017, Erin transitioned to her current role so she could work more closely with LeadingRE brokers. Erin started her career as a financial analyst evaluating real estate investment trusts on Wall Street and later for Marvel Entertainment and Sara Lee Corporation, where she developed a passion for hands-on corporate operations, finance and marketing.

Sue Sparks

Sue Sparks

Denver Broker Forum

Sue Sparks, VP Business Solutions has over 31 years’ experience in the Real Estate and Relocation industry. She spent over 7 years managing domestic and international Broker Networks for relocation management companies and 8 years working with residential and commercial REO assets. Sue is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and received her CRP designation in 1999.

Pam Chute

Pam Chute

Boston Broker Forum

Pam Chute is a 25+-year veteran of the real estate industry and has served in her current role of vice president, Business Solutions since 1999. She began her career in 1987 as a licensed Realtor® and partner in the firm of Chute & Payzant Real Estate in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where she also served as the director of Relocation. She holds numerous real estate and relocation certifications, including the GRI, ABR and CRP. Pam has been a member of the Women's Council of Realtors and Relocation Directors Council, as well as being a real estate educator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts Framingham.

Staci Cowell

Staci Cowell

Chicago Broker Forum

Staci Cowell is vice president of Business Solutions of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. In this role, she is the account liaison for member firms, helping them maximize the benefits of their affiliation. She has been with LeadingRE since 2005 and has held multiple positions within the company, beginning with the inception of Luxury Portfolio International® in 2005. Prior to joining the company, Staci worked as a global client services associate for Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm. There, she managed relationships with over 50 Latin America and Pacific Rim clients.

Jana Coleman

Jana Coleman

Orlando Broker Forum

As vice president, Business Solutions for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Jana Coleman is the resource and liaison for approximately 90 members of LeadingRE located in 20 states, Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America. Jana began here real estate career in 1986 managing the business development division for TAM-BAY Realty, Inc. Realtors in Tampa and has held an active real estate broker's license in Florida since 1980. Her experience extends to the relocation field, and she holds numerous designations from Worldwide ERC, including the Senior Certified Relocation Professional(SCRP), the Meritorious Service Award and the Senior Global Mobility Specialist(SGMS). She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance.

Pat Poole

Pat Poole

San Francisco Broker Forum

Pat Poole is vice president, Business Solutions for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. In this role, she is the account liaison for member firms, helping them maximize the benefits of their affiliation. Pat’s entire career has been spent in the real estate industry, including a long tenure at Cartus that encompassed positions in operations, account management and broker services. She also served as executive vice president at McMillin Realty in San Diego. A California resident since 1985, she was born and raised in New York City and attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.




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