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Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® continues to expand its footprint, with 37 firms joining the global real estate network year-to-date. New members include market-leading firms in 18 countries.

U.S. expansion includes key markets ranging from Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts to Honolulu, Hawaii. Of the 14 new U.S. firms, all are leaders in their markets, including some former franchisees that opted to go independent and align with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) for national/global connections and resources.

The top independent brokerages in the UK, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa – Strutt & Parker, Von Poll Immobilien GmbH, Barfoot & Thompson, and Chas Everitt International Property Group, respectively – lead the worldwide growth that has taken place in these countries, as well as Australia, Austria, China, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Montenegro, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turks and Caicos, the United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay, extending the network’s global membership to over 50 countries and more than 500 firms.

“We continue to grow extensively but selectively, declining nearly 80% of the companies that inquire about affiliation because they do not meet our requirements for market position, brand reputation, service excellence and more,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “By offering a truly compelling business model, we attract top companies that want to combine their local success with a global reach.”

LeadingRE member companies benefit from a full suite of business-enhancing services, including world-class conferences and networking events, web-based learning resources, global brand and marketing support, real estate industry advocacy, innovative technology solutions, robust affiliate-to-affiliate referral network, and a comprehensive luxury marketing program, Luxury Portfolio International®.

New U.S. members include: ARC Realty, Birmingham, Ala.; Benoit Mizner Simon, Wellesley, Mass.; Carriage Properties, Charleston, S.C.; Fisher Provence Realtors, Stillwater, Ok.; Freewheeler Realty Inc., Islamorada, Fla.; Greenwood Realty, Greenwood, S.C.; Locations, LLC, Honolulu, Hi.; Mike Thomas Associates, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Otis & Ahearn Real Estate, Boston, Mass.; Park Co. Realtors, Fargo, N.D.; Stumbaugh Realty Advisors, Vacaville, Calif.; The Premier Property Group, Seacrest, Fla.; Weichert, Realtors – Southern Coast, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and Wright Bros. Real Estate, Nyack, N.Y.

New members from the Caribbean and Latin American include: La Cite Real Estate, Maldonado, Uruguay; Select Caribbean Properties, Cabarete, Dominican Republic; Roguez Real Estate, Quintana Roo, Mexico; and Turks & Caicos Property, Turks and Caicos Islands.

New European members include: Adria Stone, Petrovac, Montenegro; Atlante Properties S.r.l., Venice, Italy; Atlantic Homes Portugal, Porto, Portugal; Francesco Papurello Luxury Real Estate, Stresa, Italy; Immobiliare Tamagnini, Sarteano, Italy; Leonard Properties SA, Geneve, Switzerland; Meani Real Estate and Business, Arcore, Italy; Phoenix Vauban SA, Meyrin, Switzerland; Portugal Luxury Property, Estombar, Portugal; Strutt & Parker, London, United Kingdom; Von Poll Immobilien GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany/Spain/Austria; and WARNHOLZ Immobilien GmbH, Hamburg, Germany.

From the Middle East and Africa, new members include: Chas Everitt International Property Group, Johannesburg, South Africa; Elysian Real Estate, Dubai, U.A.E.; and Novitag, Beirut, Lebanon.

New firms in the Asia Pacific region include: Ark Properties, Shanghai, China; Ken Jacobs, New South Wales, Australia; Barfoot & Thompson, Auckland, New Zealand; and Philip Webb Real Estate, VIC, Australia.

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