RISMEDIA, May 2, 2007-Luxury Portfolio Fine Property CollectionTM was awarded Unique Homes magazine's second annual "Award for Excellence in Luxury Real Estate" at the 2007 Leading Real Estate Companies of the World "Shine On" Conference in Palm Desert, Calif., last month. Paul Boomsma, executive vice president of Luxury Portfolio, accepted the award on the company's behalf.
Founded in 2005 and headed by Boomsma, Luxury Portfolio is a network comprised of the world's most powerful independent luxury brokers. In its first year alone, Luxury Portfolio grew to feature more $1 million-plus homes than any other luxury real estate organization. With more than 200 members in the United States and abroad, Luxury Portfolio currently represents more than 10,000 properties with a combined sales volume of approximately $20 billion.
"In the short time since its inception, Luxury Portfolio has quickly risen to the top of the luxury real estate world, offering the highest-quality services and resources to luxury consumers," said Rick Goodwin, publisher of Unique Homes. "Its poise and presence throughout the real estate and lifestyle industries has made Luxury Portfolio one of our top go-to consultants on all things luxury."
The Unique Homes award comes at the heels of several accolades recognizing Luxury Portfolio's strong presence at the forefront of the luxury industry in 2006, including an official honoree designation from the 10th Annual Webby Awards and the "Real Estate Standard of Excellence" award from the Web Marketing Association's Web Awards. In addition, Luxury Portfolio and Leading Real Estate Companies of the WorldTM topped the Wall Street Journal's "The Real Estate Top 200," comprising 25% of the total list.
With viewers from more than 100 countries, its Internet portal, LuxuryPortfolio.com requires five photographs for all properties. In addition, LuxuryPortfolio.com is available in five languages, 22 currencies and will be expanding. Its blog, Blog.LuxuryPortfolio.com, is a forum for discussion on all things luxury.
For more information, visit www.luxuryportfolio.com.