Speakers include Top Brokers, Investors, Legal and Technology Experts, and Government Officials addressing the issues impacting the global real estate market. Developers will present updates on residential and commercial projects in the U.S. and abroad, highlighting the unique opportunities for brokers to engage sellers, buyers and investors.
Mission Statement: Building bridges, crossing borders to expand real estate markets.
“Across New York State from the tip of Long Island to the Big Apple to the Canadian border, the Empire State’s real estate market benefits from residential and commercial transactions made by buyers and sellers who hail from all points on the globe,”Dawn M. Carpenter CPM® - NYSAR President
Broker/Owner - American Homes Group
Ron Molcho was born in Israel and moved to the United States at age 4. He holds dual citizenship and returned to Israel in 1982 where he attended Tel-Aviv University as an economics and political science major. Ron is the Broker/Owner of American Homes Group which specializes in first time homeownership, neighborhood revitalization and ground up development. A 20 year veteran in the industry, Ron has expertise in real estate development, acquisitions, land brokering and rehabilitation with a core concentration on Staten Island’s North Shore.
Mortgage Consultant - Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Raj Rajpal has been a mortgage consultant with Wells Fargo for over 25 years. He has closed over 15,000 real estate transactions and has been ranked in the top 1% of mortgage originators in the country, 20 years in a row.
Raj regularly teaches homeownership and credit management classes to local minority groups, including school children, at local nonprofit organizations, churches and schools.
For over 15 years Raj has had a call-in real estate radio program where he addresses real estate questions from listeners.
Raj serves as the Secretary General of Finance for FIABCI International; he presently serves on the international committees of NYSAR, AREAA and SIBOR, he has chaired multiple international real-estate delegations and is a regular speaker and panelist at real estate and mortgage conferences in the US and abroad.
Susan Merdinger Greenfield
CIPS, CRS, FIREC CIPS - Associate Real Estate Broker, Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, LLC
Susan is one of the top tier Brokers at Brown Harris Stevens..with a wealth of experience in residential and commercial real estate. She began her career in Monmouth County NJ ranking in top 3% of a national Franchise,. In 1980 she joined MERRILL LYNCH and over the next 10 years assisted with the acquisition and intergration of 480 major real estate companies across the United States, which were wholly owned and operated under the MERRILL LYNCH REALTY brand. During these years, she developed and integrated luxury international marketing and branding materials and initiatives for the 10,000 Agents nation wide.
In 1990, after Merrill Lynch sold the company to Prudential, Susan organized her own New York City based firm, Jean Marc Levet & Partners, the Paris based Real Estate company, serving high net worth private clients with Residential, Commercial and investor needs. In 1996, She merged Jean-Marc Levet & Partners into Brown Harris Stevens and continues to be a broker there till today.
Over these many years, Susan has held many numerous NAR committee positions. 1996, as Chairman of International Operations Committee – one of the largest committees of the time, and continues to serve our industry on many levels.
To name a few in which she is currently actively engaged are:
– President FIABCI USA 2017-18
– NAR President’s Liaison The Netherlands
– Member of the CIPS Faculty for NAR CIPS Designation
– NAR (FPC) Federal Political Coordinator for NY Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
– Member International Board of Directors FIABC
Broker, Trainer & Business Doctoral Candidate
Lee Davenport has served as managing broker and mentor for one of Atlanta’s top RE/MAX franchises, RE/MAX Around Atlanta. She also servers on the advisory board at Kennesaw State University’s Center for Professional Selling. Lee is the Principal of Learn with Lee: Your Real Estate Tech Informant, a coaching, live and virtual training firm. She has had articles in the Huffington post, South Philly Review, the Detroit News, and the Atlanta Journal-Consitution. She is a contributing writer to trade publications including REALTOR® Magazine, RE Technology and Inman News.
Broker/Owner - Global Properties Realty & Investments, LLC
Larissa Ortiz is the Broker/Owner of Global Properties Realty & Investments, LLC, a Real Estate company in Ocala, Florida, with satellite offices in more than 95 countries. The company specializes in buyers, sellers and listings in Residential, Commercial & International Properties in Florida and the Dominican Republic. Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Larissa moved to Florida in 2002, and obtained her real estate license in 2004.
For over 10 years she has been Involved with Real Estate Associations at the Local, State, National and Global levels. Her service includes: NAR CIPS Advisory Board since 2008 and Vice Chair CIPS Advisory Board for 2017, President’s Liaison for The Dominican Republic, 2015/2017, member of the Global & Alliances & Committees. She serves on positions for the Florida Association of Realtors®, and Ocala Marion County Association of Realtors®. Larissa Ortiz has received numerous awards including the Worldwide, Orgullo Nuestro Latino Award.
Team Member - The Jills® Group
Hillary Hertzberg is a member of the leading residential real estate team Florida, The Jill’s. With a background in marketing and sales, she utilizes her exceptional knowledge of both traditional and digital marketing to maximize exposure for her sellers and provide comprehensive information for her buyers. She employs the latest technological advances and harnesses the power of social media to market and sell her properties on a global scale.
Hillary was named to Coldwell Banker’s 30 under 30. She was also featured on a panel at Coldwell Banker’s International Real Estate Conference and has presented at multiple industry events.
She graduated with a B.A from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently enrolled in the University of Miami’s Professional MBA program while working full time.
Team Member - The Jills® Group
Danny Hertzberg has already attained the level of success generally reached by those twice his age. He is key member of The Jills® Group, the number one residential real estate team in Florida as recognized by the Wall Street Journal. He was featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 as an industry leader, as well as on CNBC’s financial news program, Squawk on the Street.
Danny has a unique understanding of print and online advertising as well as a particular expertise in social media marketing. While studying for his master’s in business administration at University of Miami, Danny developed innovative marketing strategies, many of which he has discussed at speaking engagements, seminars and conferences nationwide.
Faith Hope Consolo
Chairman, Retail Leasing, Marketing and Sales Division, The Retail Group, Douglas Elliman Real Estate
An expert in trend-spotting, neighborhood transformations, sales and leasing and all things fashion, Faith Hope Consolo is far more than the Chairman of the Retail Leasing and Sales Division at Douglas Elliman in New York.
Consolo is a board member of the national Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network (CREW), for whose New York chapter (CREW New York) she serves as chairman emeritus. Consolo is an instructor at colleges, speaks at various conferences, as well as through her NYC real estate industry blog, The Faith report. Crain’s New York Business rates Consolo as one of New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business and she’s been profiled by Real Estate Forum as a Woman of Influence annually since 2008.
Chairman and CEO - ECI Development
After leaving the computer industry, Cobb and partners formed a resort development company with current projects in four countries: Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama including 5 miles of beachfront, 4000 acres, golf course, hotels, and homes.
Cobb speaks regularly about international real estate finance, development, and ownership. He consulted for The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes to trade publications, sits on the board of several international companies, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Director of Member Engagement - National Association of REALTORS®
An industry veteran since 1996, Nobu is a student of marketing, communications trends, social media, and technology in the real estate industry having implemented and adapted various new school techniques to multiple successful real estate businesses. Now NAR’s Director of Member Engagement, Nobu brings insight and context of agent, brokerage and association issues up the national pipeline and delivers value-added information down in-person and online.
CEO - New York Wheel
Richard A. Marin is a finance industry executive who is currently President and CEO of The New York Wheel, LLC. He was Chairman and CEO of AFI (USA), a major commercial property developer, former Chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns Asset Management, a member of the Management Committee of Bankers Trust Company, and Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Asset Management.
Marin is a Clinical Professor at the Johnson School of Cornell University, where he received an MBA in finance in 1976.
Jarrod Guy Randolph
CEO - Bespoke Global Property Group
Jarrod Guy Randolph has a diverse real estate background in residential, commercial, and investment sales. He has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List and The Real Deal 35 and Under Rising Stars. As a broker he has sold over $2B in transactions working with top developers, private investors, and ultra high net worth individuals. Jarrod owns and operates Bespoke Global and Bespoke Global Property Group focused on luxury product and real estate sales. He also runs Gotham Residential Property Fund, a private equity, real estate investment fund. In addition, Jarrod is a licensed broker at CORE Group Marketing in New York City.
CIPS, Higgins Group Christie's International Real Estate
Gabrielle began her career in Real Estate in 2002 in Fairfield County CT. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she worked in the marketing/communications and manufacturing business in NYC for 18 years, having worked with both US and International clients. She is fluent in both Italian and French and is a Certified International Property Specialist. She was the NAR President’s Liaison to Italy from 2012 through 2015. Gabrielle organized two Trade Missions to Italy with NYSAR and attended and presented on several occasions at FIAIP conferences. She is a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in Sociology.
Realtor, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR - Century 21 Affiliated
Delmy has been in the RE Industry since 1999. Become an ABR in 2002 and a TRC and a CIPS in 2006. She is the NAR President Liaison to Honduras (2014-2017) and The Consul Liaison to the Honduras for the Illinois Association of Realtors. She serves on the NAR Global Alliances Committee, the Global Committee at Main Street Organization of Realtors and at the Illinois Association Of Realtors. Past Global /International Chair, of the Woman Council of Realtors Northwest Chapter IL. She is an Honorary Member of The Confederacion Inmmobiliria de Latinoamerica (CILA),based in Brazil.
Principal and Managing Director, BLOC Residential Corporation
Angie Lee is the principal and managing director at BLOC Residential Corporation, a full service real estate agency based in New York City with a focus in delivering solutions to corporate & international clients. She is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) as its first Millennial in its history leading the interests of 16,000 members across 37 chapters in North America. Angie has successfully overseen many large marketing initiatives for growing organizations, and understands the creative overlap in art and business. She is an accomplished management professional with 13 years’ experience in banking and real estate consistently ensuring the long-term viability of the organization she serves. As a recipient of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business award, considers herself a forever student, constantly learning, experiencing and expanding. As such, she has produced healthy, enduring results for high echelon clients including financial institutions, non-profits and corporate executives.
Associate Broker, The Maria Babaev Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Maria Babaev is the elite broker representing luxury properties on the North Shore of Long Island. Maria has a MBA in International Business/Finance and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management. She has an outstanding professional record, having worked on Wall Street as a Client Account Manager at Citigroup/Emerging Markets Division, successfully managing the portfolio of 130 banks located in Central and Eastern Europe. She remains committed to building relationships based on trust and integrity and delivers exceptional results.
Named a 2017 Real Estate Influencer by Inman News, Maria helms The Maria Babaev Team, which was ranked #1 on Long Island by the WSJ/Real Trends for transaction volume and average sales price for 2016. The team has also taken home Douglas Elliman’s prestigious Pinnacle Award three years running.
Broker/Owner, CIPS, HomeSmart Connect, IL. - Sun Realty, FL.
Marsha Collins-Mroz has 43 years of successful real estate brokerage experience and expertise in Illinois and Florida, having expanded her business in the international arena. She has also been engaged by Serene Country Homes Group, a U.S. based developer, to work on their behalf as Vice president of Business Development. She is a member of several Real Estate associations including: the Northwest Board of REALTORS®; the Illinois Association of REALTORS®; the Marco Island Association of REALTORS®; the Naples Board of REALTORS®; and the National Association of REALTORS®
Marisha Collins-Mroz is also: NAR Speaker on Inbound China and Culturally Connecting; International Speaker on U.S. Opportunities and Real Estate Ownership for EB5; 2017 FIABCI Midwest President; 2017 NAR President’s Liaison to Greece; lllinois Realtors’ Liaison to the Greek Consulate; 2016 AREAA Chicago Board of Directors; 2016 – 2017 Association of South Asian Real Estate Professionals- ASARP Board of Directors; 2015 – 2017 NAR CIPS Advisory Board; 2015 – 2017 Illinois Realtors Global Working Group Committee, Business Diversity, Professional Development; Member Engagement, Professional Standards; 2016 Main Street Organization of Realtors (MORe) Professional Standards; 2015 Global Committee Chair; 2015 MORe Committee Chair of the Year; 2015 NAR Recipient Platinum Award for Global Excellence by a Committee; 2014 Global Vice Chair; 2013 Mainstreet Organization of Realtors (MORe) Professional Development Committee Chair; MORe Committee Chair of the year
Senior Global Real Estate Advisor, Associate Broker, Sotheby's International Realty
Nikki Field, Senior Global Real Estate Advisor has been a dynamic presence with Sotheby’s International Realty since 1998, consistently ranking among the top 3 producers and accomplishing over two billion dollars in sales. Ms. Field is ranked #2 at Sotheby’s International Realty and leads the #1 Sales Team. She was also ranked by The Wall Street Journal, 2016 America’s Real Estate Professionals within the top 18 Agents in NYC. Since 2008, Ms. Field has been traveling extensively to emerging markets in Asia and The Middle East, building on the growing global business with The Field Team’s designated Asia Desk and Middle East Desk. Ms. Field recently co-authored “The Chinese Definitive Guide to USA Real Estate” published in Chinese and available on Amazon.com. Visit nikkifield.com for more info.
Associate Broker, Compass
Kellee Buhler, Associate Broker, Compass has more than 20 years experience in the New York market where she is one of the foremost brokers focusing on luxury properties throughout Downtown Manhattan and select Brooklyn neighborhoods. She believes in focusing on a smaller, core group of buyers and sellers, ensuring an unparalleled level of personalized service for her clients, many of whom are foreign investors. Additionally, as a marketing consultant for several local developers and equity partners, she has worked on some of the most successful condominium projects in the city.
Kellee has earned REBNY’s – New York Residential Specialist designation. She is the co-chair of REBNY’s prestigious Residential Sales Council, the President of FIABCI’s NY/NE Council, and was recently voted onto the board of FIABCI-USA, where she serves on the Executive Committee.
Director, Business Alliances, RE/MAX
Anne Miller, an experienced and recognized luxury real estate expert and is the Director, Business Alliances for The RE/MAX Collection, for RE/MAX, LLC. Anne has an exceptionally well-rounded background in real estate. She worked in luxury development and acquisitions in Chicago, New York, Florida, North Carolina and Denver, where she was responsible for the grand opening and marketing of Spire Denver and The Four Seasons, two successful downtown area luxury projects.
The RE/MAX Collection is a unique brand identity for luxury homes, created to assist discerning home buyers and sellers as they navigate through the high-end real estate market. The program provides RE/MAX luxury agents with exclusive training and marketing tools that allow them to deliver top tier customer service to their clientele.
In her position, Anne continues to focus on building the program and developing new innovations to meet and exceed the requirements of RE/MAX luxury agents, as the needs of their clients continue to evolve.